Booked Villa Paya Paya for 8 nights July 2011. We are a family of 2 x adults and 2 teen aged kids. Was expecting a peaceful oasis in Seminyak - sadly mistaken. There is a MAJOR construction site of apartments directly across the road. Work begins at 8 am (with a loud siren to alert the workers to start time) and continues through the day until 10.30pm at night. It is VERY noisy and no privacy as many constructions workers across the road watch you come and go from the villa. They all live and sleep in the building right next door to the villa, they have a window in their little house where they can watch over into the villa and see down to the pool - NOT NICE!
The villa itself is nice, needs a little updating and the kitchen area appears unclean.
We had arranged breakfast to be included in our price, the friendly staff did provide this on the first morning, but to be honest, after seeing the state of the kitchen - I was not keen to eat much that came from it... We ate out for the remaining 5 breakfasts.
The staff were good, polite and friendly, helpful to organise taxis, scooter hire, massage and the like, sometimes they did not seem to understand our requests though ...
Another note to Aussie travellers, although they do had some satelite TV, NO Australia Network for some reason.
To cut a long story short, we did not feel comfortable, trying to relax or spend any extended time at the villa, so we spent much of our time out at other places, and visitng other friends. We did not even want to invite our friends to visit.
If planning to stay here, ensure construction is complete (in my estimation at least one more year, as construction has only just begun)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created to accommodate up to six adult guests, Paya-Paya Villa is an exotic haven of infinite comfort that does not compromise personal space or privacy. Alternatively, it is the perfect base for a family with teenage children seeking to explore the island of Bali at a relaxed pace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paya Paya Villa Bali/Seminyak