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The Wolas Villas & Spa
5.0 of 5 Villa   |   Jl. Yudistira 18, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361 , Indonesia   |  
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“Wonderful Relaxing Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2010

We stayed in Wollas for one week at the end of August - The Wolas Villas is all is says on it's webste - charming, relaxing friendly place. The villas are well appointed - the private swimming pool is a good size and completely secluded - it is ideal to cool off in during the day or at night after returning from dinner! The staff are welcoming and charming - the accomodation is first class - kept spotlessly clean and maintained. You can have breakfast in your villa but we found it better to go to the restaurant - the service there is faultless and you can learn so much about the surrounding area and what's on through conversation with the staff. Try the banana pancakes - there are great - but if you ask for a boiled egg make sure you say 10 mins - that way it will be about right rather than undercooked!! We also recommend the BBQ in your villa in the evening. The staff set up your table complete with tablecloth and chair covers and cook and serve your food right beside you - an unforgetable experience. The lounge is a good size and comes complete with kitchen - the bedroom is very roomy - it has to be to accommodate the bed - which is massive. The bathroom is well equipped - bath, shower , wc well spaced out. It also has an outside shower. Mosquitos are kept well under control - one of the nice features is that the night turn down services also sets up the "burner" that keeps the mossies away from the lounge area. A spray is also provided but we were rarely troubled.
We found no fault with the Wolas - they have a beach club which is only 10 mins away (free shuttle bus to the beach) with towels etc provided - the food is excellent and the staff go out of thier way to help. The Spa treatments - although more pricey than you find outside - are much better and in a clean, private dedicated area - the staff are very professional and "know thier stuff" - it is well worth the little extra
There are great restaurants near by in Seminyak (10 mins) - about 15000 rps in a taxi - or you can head off into Kuta (20 mins dependant on traffic) - don't let the location of the Wolas put you off - Wolas is not on the beach nor in a "bar / restaurant area - but is away from the noise and hassle of beach areas or "downtown" so you can retreat and re-energise in a quiet haven after a day of negociating prices or dealing with hawkers.
If you meet Leow - he will keep you right - ask him to make you a Singapore Sling - it's fantastic.
Without doubt one of the best holidays we have had in Asia
Robert & Rae

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

My wife and I booked 3 nights and ended up staying for an extra night as it was so nice and reasonably priced. Villas are large, modern and very private with a large bathroom, bedroom and outdoor lounge, kitchen and huge private pool. Location is not perfect but option to walk to Seminyak shopping district if you wish, about 15 min walk or short taxi ride to shopping, restaurants in Seminyak. Food is average but apart from breakfast we ate out. Staff are very friendly and rooms were cleaned well each day. Padlock on villa entrance is a bit fiddly. Flatscreen Tv in bedroom and outdoor lounge with DVD player in bedroom as well, can move DVD to outdoor area if desired, we did. Overall highly recommend this Villa for couples or small family.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

The Wolas Villas & Spa is a fantastic place. The villas are beautiful, the design is excellent, a great mix of balinese traditional elements and modern-minimal. The rooms are spacious and the bathroom is great (I really liked the shampoo, showergel and conditioner)! The staff is very friendly. The breakfast is also very good and it's so relaxing to be served at the villa. There are mosquitos, particularly very early in the morning, however, they spray the villas twice a week and there is also a repellent device in the room. The villas are not located very close to the centre of Seminyak and the beach: you need to cross a very big and busy road (Sunset road), and then walk about 10 min to get to the central strees and another 5-10 min to get to the beach. If you don't mind walking, it's walking distance. The area where the Wolas villas are located, is not central and it has just started developing. I's very easy and cheap to get around by taxi. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Wollas Villas and I recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2010

Me and my wife stayed for 3 days. The villa is very nice, staff is very friendly. We have an overall a pleasant experience and will come back for sure. One thing for sure, the villa is nice and the price is very very competitive !

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

In March this year, I went with my mum on a girls trip to Bali - we last visited 14 yrs ago so I couldn't really remember much apart from being chased up the street, harrassed to buy and average accommodation. This time was different and we owe that hugely to The Wolas.

I chose The Wolas because it was managed by the same property group as another villa I was looking to stay in but that was too expensive. There were no reviews at this stage on Trip Advisor so we were hoping it would be as good as the photos on the website. It was better.

We arrived at the airport after a delayed flight and a long queue for the visa and poor Ari, our driver, had waited for us for over 2 hours. His big smile was a great welcome for us and he addressed us like royalty pointing out every attraction along the way to the hotel.

Once we arrived, we were shown by Angie every feature of our secluded villa and given welcome drinks.

The villa is just DIVINE - large open space living area with comfy furniture, a huge 2 x 2m bed, airconditioning, relaxing garden area, pool with waterfall you can request on and off, fully equipped kitchen and huge relaxing bathroom with big tub. Everything was so well thought out and there was lots of "little touches" that added to it being a 5 star place. I am a really picky guest and there is really nothing I can complain about except that we staryed for 5 nights and needed at least 10!

The grounds at the Wolas were impeccable and their maintenance staff (pool engineers, gardeners, cleaners, turn down staff) were like fairies - all their work quietly done when we were out. The restaurant was still in construction when we were there so we had breakfast daily in our villa, they delivered it spot on at the time we requested but could have done with some more choices.

The reception and spa staff and security were incredibly friendly and professional - we had problems accessing our funds for the first two days and it wasn't a problem to pay later. They also arranged a cooking class for us and ordered the safe blue bird taxis.

The shuttle service was just fantastic. They stipulate that they will only drop you off around the Seminyak and Legian areas with no pickup but we were taken to Kuta and Ari even took us to Legian, waited while we did our banking and dropped us back. I think we were only refused the shuttle service once and that was because they were collecting other guests from the airport. Taxi's to the heart of Seminyak cost AUD $2 so no qualms there.

As for location, The Wolas is on a quiet street just off Sunset Rd. You can walk to Bali Deli and there is a good money changer right next to the Deli which is really convenient and safe. It is not in the heart of Seminyak (ie. near Ku De Ta) but just outside and only a small cab far away - I honestly preferred this and it was quiet and secluded without any loud Aussie tourists nearby :)

My only suggestions to The Wolas would be:
- An ipod dock / sound system with outdoor speakers
- An iron with ironing board is a necessity
- A clock (maybe this was deliberate but there wasn't even the time on the microwave)
- Perhaps some more breakfast options

This was the first holiday I had where I just TRULY RELAXED. I know there is other cheaper accommodation to stay at in Bali but it really is worth splurging on a luxury Wolas villa as everything else is relatively cheap –day spas, shopping, food.

Thank you for our stay at The Wolas - we haven't stopped talking about it since we came back and have already planned to return again next March!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

Though still relatively new, the Wolas Villas have seemingly worked out the kinks associated with new facilities. Staff are as courteous and helpful as can be. Bedrooms and Bathrooms are at least twice the size of most other Villas we have stayed at, with fixtures and furnishings all "top shelf." Shuttle service is great and at least for us, they were able to accommodate our requests to go wherever whenever we asked. The only suggestion we would make is to have a phone outlet outside near pool and living/kitchen area. It is difficult to hear the phone when the doors to the bed and bathrooms are shut.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

We stayed at the Wolas Villas on the first four nights of our honeymoon in June 2010 and it was exactly what we were looking for while staying in Seminyak. The villas are amazing, with a private pool and outdoor shower, kitchen area and open living room. We arrived absolutely exhausted after our wedding and two flights and couldn't have found anywhere more relaxing if we tried. To our shame we barely left the villa except from in the evenings to eat dinner as it was just so tempting to lay by the pool and relax with a book. We felt at home immediately. The staff left us alone completely unless we called or went to reception and were incredibly friendly and helpful when needed, even bringing me a cake and singing to me on my birthday.
When I saw the pictures of this place I thought there was probably some clever camera work going on with the perspective and that the rooms and hotel wouldn't be as big as they seem. They are!
The only slight issue I would have with this hotel is the location. You can't really walk anywhere which would have been nice, but the hotel have a car that will drive you into town or to the beach. Also, taxis are very cheap so it was no real problem.
Seminyak itself has some lovely restaurants but was very busy and not as nice as we had hoped. We much preferred Lovina and Ubud as places to visit, however I would go back to the Wolas Villas again and practise my laps, get some drinks in and relax!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Also Known As:
The Wolas Villas Hotel Seminyak
The Wolas Villas And Spa
The Wolas Villas Hotel
The Wolas Villas & Spa Bali/Seminyak
Address: Jl. Yudistira 18, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali 80361 , Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 282 Specialty lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Wolas Villas & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Haven of Timeless EquanimityOffering superb ambience and peacefulness, The Wolas Villas & Spa stands amidst the dazzling Seminyak tourist resort, premier shopping destinations and entertainment venues. Designed in minimalist modern and private luxury resort, it reflects the style and elegance of Balinese culture. This emanates from the glamorous entrance gate inspired by ancient temple and Balinese miniscule garden marked with frangipani and other verdant shrubs. Here is the haven of equanimity in Bali. Hence, look no further.Simply for your convenience, the villas have been equipped with supporting facilities like fine restaurant, spa and spacious parking lot.Besides, our villas are indeed perched at a strategic location. It is only 15-minute drive from the airport and less than 30-minute drive to destinations like Denpasar City, Golf Course and Sanur tourist resort. Even, the legendary paradise of sand at Kuta Beach is only 10-minute drive.The frenzy of Seminyak means nothing to us. As soon as walking into The Wolas Villas & Spa, it has been conjured up into tranquility without doubt. Our villa compounds are appropriate with travelers enjoying vacation in couple or with family. In harmony with these needs, we have provided you with 16 one-bedroom villas and 2 two-bedroom villas. Each villa is designed in stylish interior and equipped with first-rate quality furnishings. Meanwhile, its standard feature embraces a private swimming pool, kitchen, dining area and living area. Other facilities equipping them consist of 42-inch plasma TV, cable TV channel, in-house entertainment, and WIFI Internet access.Indeed, we offer you a true hospitality since you first make a reservation until you say goodbye. So, enjoy our Balinese affability in daily interaction, spacious walkway with rich greenery environment to villa, and genuinely homey living. In short, it is entirely dedicated for shrewd travelers wishing to immerse themselves in a splendid resort experience. ... more   less 
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