My boyfriend and I just returned from staying 8 nights at the Maca Villas in Seminyak. They were recommended to us and we were very happy!
We stayed in a one bedroom deluxe villa and we were so impressed with the space, style and design of the villa. We absolutely loved the private pool, which also had an undercover day bed and a day bed in the sun. The bed was the best bed we have ever slept in and had the best sleeps! Especially because the room is so dark with the great curtains. It was so wonderful to be able to open up the doors in the bedroom and living rooms to have a huge open plan living space.
The staff were outstanding, so friendly and welcoming. We loved the option of having breakfast brought to our villa or just go and eat at the restaurant. Plenty of meals to choose from and always so well presented and delicious. Everything was reasonably priced so we took full advantage of room service! Waiters loved having a chat with us and sharing stories about their families. Anyone was more than willing to help us. The restaurant was always so quiet - even though the villas were fully booked. There would only be one or two other tables sitting at the same time. It was nice and relaxing.
The villas are situated within walking distance of shops and restaurants, although I didn't really feel comfortable walking along the streets with busy traffic and no footpaths. The Maca Villas have a free shuttle so they would always drop us off to restaurants and the beach. You could walk to Seminyak beach, but it was just easy to get the shuttle, which was about a 3 minute drive.
My boyfriend went to Daily gym which was about 10 minutes walk down the road.
We would recommend staying at the Maca Villas, due to the outstanding service and facilities at the villa. There is also a main pool, so if you lose sun in your villa, you can head over to the main pool area.
A couple of restaurants we would definitely recommend is Potato Head and Ku De Ta - amazing meals and atmosphere. The villa shuttle dropped us off to these restaurants and we paid for taxis to take us home ($1-$5)
We would also recommend booking tours with Jans Tours. They picked us up from the airport, gave us VIP service through customs - so we didn't wait in any lines. Greeted us with a cool towel and bottle of water and drove us to the villas while recommending lots of things to do while in Bali. Madi the tour guide, came to our villa the next day and helped us plan our week. He booked the restaurants and activities for us, drove us around for a day (no charge) and was extremely helpful.
As Seminyak is away from Kuta, it's not as busy, which we liked. However, whenever we went to Kuta or Nusa Dua, it took us so long to get back due to the heavy traffic. I would really think about where you would like to go and choose early mornings because the traffic just becomes ridiculous. I didn't like wasting time stuck in a taxi. I absolutely loved staying in our villa!
Definitely choose the deluxe villa to have the undercover day bed.
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Many thanks for taking your time to write very long review about your stay with us through Trip Advisor. We are agreed with your comment about an easy access to everywhere our location is just minutes away from the beach and the myriad of fine dining restaurants, local boutique shop and nightlife venues that has made Seminyak world famous. All of us here hope that you bring great memory back home and not too long for another privilege to welcome you again. Best wishes from Maca Villa’s team.
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