We had high expectations for One Eleven, partly driven by the price and partly driven by the stays at the other Bali and Lombok luxury resorts we had already stayed in as part of our honeymoon in Indonesia.
The service was outstanding, as it was everywhere we stayed and came to expect in Bali and Lombok.
The villas are beautifully designed but in some aspects it felt like style over substance. Bedside lights were only accessible on one side of the bed for example and the sofas and dining chairs looked great but felt uncomfortable to relax in. When it comes to the breakfast, there are only two Western choices and one Indonesian main choice, which seems a little restricted particularly when we stayed at a 5 star boutique hotel resort in Ubud with unlimited cooked to order breakfasts with 10 choices and the quality of the food there was as good as any we have had in London. Little things perhaps but when charging luxury prices, the villas need to be luxurious in every way.
The worst thing about the resort however is that whilst it is marketed as a 'get away from it all' place where you can hide away from the world in a retreat with private spa treatments in your villa, the noise from other residents can be a problem. We were unable to enjoy our massages in our villa or relax by our pool due to residents who played loud dance music from 8.30am in the morning from the ipod dock and speakers provided. The staff were quick to ask them to turn it down when asked but we could still hear the music and hear them shouting in the pool. Either this is a resort for rest and relaxation or it is a party place, it can't really be both.
As I said, service and staff were excellent and perhaps we were unlucky on our stay but there is work to be done to clarify the issues that would really make this property excel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One Eleven A new luxury abode in the middle of Bali’s bustling Seminyak. Secluded yet convenient. Private but unpretentious.Blending an ‘in-villa’ and ‘resort’ experience, each of the nine exclusive 350 sq meter villas boast a 14 meter long private pool. Enjoy our world class treatments in the privacy of your own in-villa spa gazebo.Villa design is minimalist with the use of natural wood and stone, while floor to ceiling glass walls in the bedrooms and bathrooms overlook the nature of the villa surrounds. Offering a fully equipped kitchen, Maxi Bar, Nesspresso coffee machine, free Wi-Fi, flat screen cable TV in living room and bedroom, DVD player and iPod dock and extensive amenities traditionally and exclusively developed for One Eleven.The One Eleven experience begins at the airport, where guests are greeted by their assigned driver and butler. Once settled in, the One Eleven team ensures that all your needs are taken care of.Whilst relaxing is the goal, balance is the key. Meditate and embrace solitude, Perhaps a yoga class after a few laps or enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by your own private chef. Whilst you’re at it, discuss the menu for your in villa lunch and dinner. During your stay, you may wish to take a stroll to Shiro,reservation only sushi and sake bar design by ShigemasaNoi, where Chef Shiro san prepares the fresh authentic tastes of his hometown in Japan.Step inside and you will discover what we think is the most private sanctuary on this side of Bali.One Eleven is set in the centre of Seminyak's entertainment district, just behind the Bali famous eatery street Jl.Laksmana and a 25-minute drive from NgurahRai International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- One Eleven Bali/Seminyak