We stayed at Arvina Villas for 3 nights and had a very wonderful experience.
It's at a prime location, right in the middle of town and within a short walking distance to restaurants and shops. It is a little hard to find at first, located in a quiet side street off of the main Jalan Seminyak, but it is just around the corner from the well known the Cafe Moka.
We stayed at one of the 4 villas flanking a beautiful rectangular pool. Each villa has its own walled space which provided complete privacy. There is an outside living area with a functional kitchen and comfortable lounge and arm chairs. It has a ceiling fan which kept it comfortably cool and breezy during the day. We were a little concerned about the mosquitoes after reading other reviews, but the mosquito coils + the ceiling fan easily solved the problem.The air conditioned bedroom next to an open bathroom/toilet is separated from the outside area sitting area by a sliding door, which can be locked. There was always someone at the reception area as you enter the main compound so safety was never a concern.
-Free WiFi with strong reception in the room
-Flat screen TV with DVD player
Perhaps the best feature of the place is the great hospitality of the owner/manager, Shayrif. He really went out of his way to make his guests feel welcomed. He spoke excellent English and was quite prompt in responding to my emails when I was booking the reservation and transport arrangements. He also gave us excellent dining and sightseeing recommendations in town and surrounding areas.
Shayrif arranged our transport pick up from the airport and I highly recommend our driver, Eka. He is quite helpful, friendly and most important- an excellent driver. I've driven in different cities all over the world, but driving around Seminyak, especially during the rush hour, is strictly for the local pros. We liked Eka so much we decided to hire him a full day to tour and drive us to our next stop - Ubud. Eka's email is: Eka.taxi@ gmail.com.
For the price, location,facilities available and the warm hospitality of the host and his staff, Arvina Villas is on top of my list.
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- Arvina Villas Bali/Seminyak
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