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“Whats to not like?” 5 of 5 stars
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Vila Rumah Manis
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3.0 of 5 Villa   |   Jalan Nakuta No. 18, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #258 of 322 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
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“Whats to not like?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2005

We spent 10 days here on our way to work in Britain and it was the best place I have stayed in Bali.We travel all over the world and thought the villas were amazing value.It takes about 15 mins to walk to the beach but its a lovely walk.The gardens are lush and the architecture traditional with modern conveniences.The upstairs bath is huge.Lovely to lie in the big 4 poster beds and laze around our own little private pool in the beautiful courtyard.No complaints.We are going back next month for another visit.

  • Stayed December 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2005

We were at the Vila Rumah Manis for 10 nights in 2004 and totally enjoyed our stay. We were travelling as a party of 3 'mature-aged' adults (1 couple + 1 single), and the ample space of the two-storey Agung villas totally suited us. With the main double bedroom with ensuite being upstairs, and two twin beds with a toilet and traditional Balinese outdoor shower being downstairs, the bedding configuration and two bathrooms was ideal for privacy, whilst we were all able to enjoy the communal space of the outdoor private garden/eating area and, of course, our own private plunge pool! The staff were exceptionally friendly, often referring to us by name, and always prompt to attend to any requests. The prices of the accommodation, meals, room-service, mini-bar and drinks from the bar were very reasonably priced by anyones standards, and all services were readily available 24 hours. The breakfast buffet that was included in the tariff was great, complete with traditional Balinese musicians playing gentle Balinese tunes to start each day. We particularly liked the fact that the property was reasonably small (40 villas) and therefore uncrowded and personal. There were very few children present during our 10 day stay (a + for us oldies!). We did find that the air-conditioning in the upstairs bedroom was somewhat inadequate (as mentioned by the previous reviewer), mainly because of the open-style of the villas. We did not find mosquitoes to be a problem however, but we did take advantage of the mosquito coils that were provided so we can only assume that they did their job! The location of the resort is directly adjacent to some of the best shopping and dining in Seminyak, yet tucked away to avoid the hustle and bustle. It's not exactly 'beachside', but this didn't bother us as it is only a 10-15 minute walk to Legian beach, and we aren't exactly beach-bunnies anymore ;-) The three of us are all planning on returning to Bali at the end of the year en-route to Europe, and are very much looking forward to staying at the Vila Rumah Manis again. No - it's not a 5 star property - but it's other features make it ideal for small groups of adults travelling on holiday together.

  • Stayed January 2004
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2005

Look, I know the hotel was not expensive, and that things in Bali just seem to not work as well as they do here in Australia... but there were a few things I would have changed.

Don't get me wrong, there were lots of great things, the outdoor shower with the sun shining on me every morning (and afternoon, and night) was beautiful, the staff were all very well mannered, and when something in the room went wrong, they were straight there to fix it...
The private courtyard and plunge pool were fantastic, and the 4 of us spent a lot of our holiday there.... just laying, reading, playing cards and relaxing.
The beds were comfortable enough and the dual level Villa was huge for the 4 of us.

HOWEVER- the air con just did not keep things cold enough, the rocks in the courtyard are not really comfortable to lay on, the mosquitos in the vila were amazingly bad and the one bad taste-in-our-mouths was when we were checking out they charged us about $4.00 for a coke that we never drank.
There are also some nasty tricks which are obviously western greed, if you take their stuff out of the fridge to put your own in, they charge you $10 a day.
The position is ok, it's a walk (or $1 taxi ride) to the beach, the walk up to the main part of Seminyak gets a bit tiring after a while. Let's put it as 'secluded but not too secluded'

All in all a nice holiday, but I might spend a little more next time and try somewhere else.

Please feel free to contact me if you want more info!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2004

My husband and I stayed at the Vila Rumah Manis for four days in June 2004 and wished it was longer. We later stayed at another Legian hotel that was not as enjoyable.
We had our own villa which was very large and had its own dipping pool, outdoor shower and courtyard. Although the villa's are beginning to look tired, we found the staff to be very extremely friendly, remembered our names and went out of their way to help us. This overcame any issues we may have had with the room. They have great deals on room so it was also excellent value for money.
There is a pool bar with happy hour and a small restaurant where we had great breakfasts. The villa's are located in Seminyak which has some of the best restaurants, bars and stores in Bali - it was a wonderful location.
If you like smaller, friendly places this is a great hotel.

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Address: Jalan Nakuta No. 18, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Hotel Style:
Ranked #258 of 322 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Vila Rumah Manis 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Vila Rumah Manis Hotel Seminyak
Vila Rumah Manis Bali/Seminyak

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