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“My son and his girlfriend were amazed” 4 of 5 stars
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Grania Bali Villas
Jalan Dewi Saraswati III | Kunti Utara, Seminyak, Bali 80117, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #121 of 306 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Jakarta, Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“My son and his girlfriend were amazed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

The bathroom in the 2 bedroom villa blew them away, they had the master suite. They loved every minute they spent here and in fact anywhere in Bali. Poor old dad went upstairs into the lesser quarters but still had a lovely time. Bit far from Seminyak beach and shopping (45 mins walk minimum) but ok in a car, bike or taxi. Looked at the other properties along the same street and this was by far the best value. Some small negatives were:
1. Access road - it is potholed as Mr Grumpy Aussie pointed out. But this is Indonesia and it's no worse than the street outside my central Jakarta apartment. I'd like both to be better, and one day they will be, but it all takes time.
2. Air conditioning. Comfortable enough but only if you don't mind 24-25 degrees. Getting it any lower was hard
3. Mosquitoes. Almost all villas suffer this as the living quarters are open to the atmosphere. Not every night though.
4. Breakfast. Understaffed or late if you choose a popular time. Slow and clearly prepared by people unused to eating a western style breakfast. A pity, Asian options not on the menu. My advice, eat breakfast out.
5. A little enclosed feeling, but maybe I'm fussy

All in all a very enjoyable holiday and I'd certainly come back.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

Stayed at Grania Bali Villas for 2 nights in June 2011. The Villa is new and comes with a decent sized private pool as well as a super spacious bathroom with open air bath tub on one side and open shower on the other. Beds and pillows were extremely comfortable which made for a very good night's rest.

Breakfast is prepared in the morning at your Villa (they have 2 staff come in to cook for you in your kitchen) and is a good american breakfast spread. Staff are very friendly (greeted us warmly every time we returned to the Villa for the day) and also helpful with taxi bookings and food recommendations.

Facilities in the Villa are good - large LCD TV with loads of international channels, and free WIFI access anywhere in the Villa.

The only downside to this place is probably the lack of signboards along the roads leading to the Villa - almost all the cab drivers had difficulty finding the place so do make sure you note down the phone number of the Villa if you're making your way there for the first time.

Overall, loved the experience - very comfortable stay and at around 200+usd a night, is definitely value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

We were searching for a place to spend our second honeymoon in Bali and we were fortunate to find this beautiful villa. Starting when we sent a message requesting for the price and availability, Mr Komang always replies us professionally and promptly. He and his team helped us to make our stay memorable from the time we arrived at the airport, during our 3 nights stay until the driver sent us back to the airport.
With a small swimming pool and exotic yet minimalist architecture, it was an extra point to spice up and reignite the sparks between me and my spouse in a private and sensual environment.

Since we rented a motorcycle (with the help from Mr Komang), it was very easy for us to move around to find lots of restaurants, cafes and beautiful shops around Seminyak. For vegetarian like me, there is a small old style restaurant nearby where you can buy organic vegetables as well. Carrefour supermarket is only located about 3 km from the villa if you wish to do grocery and to cook by yourself back in the villa. Simple cooking utensils are available.
Murano Spa where we enjoyed different spa treatments is also within walking distance (about 100 m).

Only a minor point for improvement concerning the aircon, a bit noisy (at the last day) and not really cold.

Furthermore, the location is off the main road, not easy to find for the first time. However, since we stay 3 nights, Mr Komang arranged complimentary airport transfers for free.

Again, thank you and we will certainly come back to Grania.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2011

Where to start?
Upon arrival everything seemed very nice and we started to unpack, when i went into the downstrairs ensuite bathroom (we were staying in a 2 bed villa) i noticed the floor was very wet but put it down to the rain. Turns out the toilet had a bad leak, when i went to go back into the bedroom i couldn,t, the door handle on the inside didn,t work, had to get the wife to open it from the other side.
When i closed the sliding doors to the mian bedroom they scraped on the floor and when together left a 50mm gap at the top (nice access for the mozzies).
The upstairs fan when on rattled loudly.
Now when i reported this to the staff they were very apologetic and said everthing would be fixed, which it was, but when i asked why no none of the staff had checked everthing prior to check in they said
" sorry Mr Danny we don,t have time to check these things, we are too busy"
Yes they actually said that to me.
Not a great start.
Then the electrics, every day our electrics went off, not in any of the other villas just ours. sometimes for 5 minutes sometimes for hours and when it went off at night, no air con, it was very humid and our daughter struggled to sleep without the aircon.
The manager Komang kept on saying thet would fix it but never sent an electrician round (cost too much?) in stead they selotaped a black bag over the meter box. Hi tech eh!
That didn,t work.
Came back from a day out to find that someone had taken the meter box covers off and had left them on the floor with all the live wires exposed. A tad dangerous? yes it was, especially when i used to get up at night when the power went off to check the trip switches, by the way IN THE DARK, so if i hadn,t noticed the cover was off i could have been fried literally.
When i told komang he didn,t want to know, just looked at me and said nothing. never saw him again after that.
All smiles when the going was good different attitude when it wasn,t.
I have been to Bali before and had great service but not this time.
The access road ( i mean track) to the villas was terrible and i do mean Terrible, huge pot holes all the taxi,s struggled to get through.
I was looking forward to a very relaxing Xmas and New Year but it didn,t happen.
Considering it was a new villa complex Very poor.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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dagangjaja, General Manager at Grania Bali Villas, responded to this review, January 24, 2011
Thanks for your comment, of course everybody can comment in this media, the thing is when ever the people staying in an expensive villa with not a lot of money they have, sometimes people creating a nice story for them, and negative influence to our side.

1. In our staff Log Book, clearly recorded, that this people did not pay some cans of soft drinks, till we decided all those soft drinks became complimentary soft drinks for them, which is so dodgy . ( ITS ONLY SOFT DRINKS )
2. They didn't pay rest payment US$ 25 ( Only US$ 25 ) and we decided to made it as complimentary AGAIN.
3. In fact, it was a force major, storm and and really hard rain during the night, when we were not allowed to enter the occupied villa at early morning at 3-4 AM, whiling the guest are sleeping well, to fix the electricity.
4. Our night staff tried to do something on that time, but this people AGAIN Complaining.
5. Its not true there was an exposure wire in the villa.
6. Yes its true, there were wet floor, because it was a hard rain and storm in Bali, when they check in the midnight.
7. Its only this people complaining about their bed luck, in fact we have compliment them many things, in the front of said " Yes, that is fine, that is ok, no problem..etc etc "
8. Does not make any sense, as they said " Sorry, we have no time bla bla bla...we are very busy" no point for us to say that, unless we are a stupid manager.."
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Zhuhai
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2011

I was a bit apprehensive booking my stay at the Grania since I couldn't read many reviews - for good reason - the villa is new. I think it is less than a year old and you can definitely tell from the furnishings. The outdoor bath is a nice touch - always a must when we book a villa. Everything else about the villa is pretty much what you see in the pictures. I don't think there is much photoshop editing in most of their pictures but you do have to make a special request for petals in the pool if that is your kind of thing. Breakfast is pretty standard - eggs with bacon, sausages etc though you can make a special request for fried rice or noodles. One drawback is the aircon - the weather was extremely humid and the aircon takes quite a while to cool down the room. The living area, since it is open air, is pretty hot as well but I guess that really can't be helped. Another thing is that the area is a bit secluded but it's easy to call a taxi as one usually turns up within 5 min of a phonecall. The staff gave excellent service and I would recommend this nice villa strongly to anyone looking for a decent, comfortable stay without too much swank that is reasonably light on the wallet.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2010

My stay here has been a wonderful experience. The staff here were great and very accomodating. They are very willing to assist in anyway. Check in was very fast with the staff clarifying any kind of questions that one might have.

The villa is wonderfully designed. The bedroom was nicely designed with a big cupboard to store ur clothes. The bedroom also opens directly to your own private pool. The toilet is very big and spacious. There are 2 showers; an indoor one and an outdoor one.

Breakfast was cooked and served daily in your own villa. The food choices though is quite limited.

Despite all the postives of the villa, there are certain things that they might want to look into. The ligthing in the villa can be quite dim at night. It creates a wonderful ambience when you are going to sleep but not so good if you are packing your luggage. Also the living room in my villa was leaking water when it rained heavily. Pretty surprising for a newly opened villa.

All in all a great place to stay. Away from the hustle and bustle of Kuta but still within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2010

Stayed here for 4 days after we had to leave our other villa which I reviewed also. I hated to leave the other villa but they were booked up so came here. The price is much cheaper on these villas but they are nice as well but not quite the same feel as the other one. These are newer and more closed inside so not quite as airy and breezy. Got quite hot during the day inside the living room but since we were not there most of the time, did not matter much. The furnishings are new and modern and bed quite comfortable. Pool is large and cool so if you get too hot, just jump in pool. Very quite area of Seminyak but alot of construction leading to villa so don't get spooked by the condition of the road going in. Breakfast was good and prepared by staff every morning like most villas. Overall, a very nice villa with a great price for a one bedroom. Would stay again for sure.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Dewi Saraswati III | Kunti Utara, Seminyak, Bali 80117, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 306 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grania Bali Villas are located only a few minutes away from unique Bali gift shops along Seminyak Street and famous Sunset Road. The villas feature an open-space design with plenty of natural light, surrounded by tropical gardens and stone fixtures bringing a tranquil ambiance.There are four private villas in Grania Bali Villas:• Two bigger units with two bedrooms each are suitable for a family with children or a group of three or four people. ... more   less 
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