As mentioned in other reviews, this villa is stunning, and even better than the photos. The staff is extremely helpful, friendly, and responsive to any guest issues. The attention to detail, the small touches, the beauty, and serenity - it's off the beaten track so you won't be bothered by hawkers and you don't notice other guests.
The only (small) issue is something the hotel can't control, which is that there is a bar nearby that played music quite loudly until well past midnight. It was not so loud that we couldn't sleep, but it was too loud to be drowned out even by a white noise player on my phone.
We happened to arrive the same day a honeymooning couple were arriving and had a chance to see how they had decorated the suite - it was stunning, really too beautiful for words, with a heart of fresh red flower petals on the bed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Private, luxury 1 bedroom suite, completely different from anything else in Bali. Romantic, unique and very very sexy.The Shikumen Suite is romantic and spacious featuring an antique hip bath in the huge stunning bedroom, as well as a private en suite and courtyard. It is a great option for a honeymoon or anniversary, or any other romantic interlude you have planned. The structure is antique, but contemporary luxury is a key feature of the Shikumen Suite. The bed is big and comfortable, and dressed with bamboo linen for that extra special feel on your skin. Blending an antique wooden Chinese house with contemporary design, Shikumen Suite is unique, elegant, beautiful and very very romantic.GENERAL INFORMATIONShikumen Suite is nestled in the heart of Seminyak. Indulge yourself in the pleasures of Seminyak's fabulous restaurants, boutique shops, vibrant night life and the popular beach only a short walk away. Guests also have free use of the 14 metre Ginger SwImmIng Pool and it's double day beds.The location is ideal for guests who want to be close to the beach as well as looking to experience inner city living, dInIng and shoppIng Bali style.Hidden down a secluded lane, but within Bali's premiere tourist district, Shikumen Suite is located in fine company; fine dining, fine shopping and fine night-life. It is walking distance to many great restaurants and venues, and a 5 minute taxi-ride to places such as KuDeTa, "Eat Street", Potato Head and just around the corner from Jalan Seminyak with great restaurants such as Queens Tandoor and Made's Warung.Only 500 metres from the beach and our favourite Spa around the corner, it is the perfect location for a relaxing and sensuous holiday with numerous options for you to explore, including the option to stay right where you are.DIRECTIONSTurn on to Jalan Drupadi from either Jalan Camplung Tanduk (known locally as Jalan Dyana Pura) or Jalan Kayu Aya (known locally as "Eat Street"). Then turn into Jalan Drupadi II (La Sal Restaurant is on the corner) then go straight until you reach the end of this short road and then turn left into the driveway lined with umbrellas which light up the driveway at night.Access by motorbike can also be made from Jalan Dyana Pura. Look out for Cosa Nostra Pizza Restaurant and turn right into Gang Cempaka. Follow this small gang (lane) around a bend which will then lead you into the driveway of Shikumen Villa and Suite. This is also the driveway to Bali Ginger Suites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bali Ginger Suites Seminyak