Me and hubby had a really marvellous time at the Elysian!! We spent 4 splendid days over there and we don't regret it a single bit.
We want to THANK all staff for their friendliness and professionalism. Our plane got delayed from Singapore and the driver has to wait for us for around freaking 2 hours. There was no way we could contact the hotel about the delay so yeah, Indra (driver's name), had no choice but to wait. When we finally reached the airport, we welcomed us with a big smile and escorted us to the hotel car. Along the way, we asked a lot of things about Bali and he responded with ease and we were pleased by that.
After a more or less short drive through serpenting alleys through no-man's land, we finally reached the hotel. We were greeted by this very friendly lady (Assist. Manager) and the receptionists. We were well-taken care of. After some paperwork, a staff presented me with a beautiful bouquet and we were served 2 wonderful, chilled lemongrass drinks with lemon which by the way we strongly needed to refresh our dry throats despite the drizzling weather.
The tour guide / private chauffeur (Ahmad I think) knows his English well and did his best to show us Bali at her best. We enjoyed being toured around.
The villa was jaw-dropping beautiful with the private pool and sunny ambiance (drizzling stopped). The interior was very nicely decorated. We felt that we were the only 2 people on the planet!! Very intimate and peaceful! We loved the huge bathtub which was filled with jasmine and rose petals !!!!!!! The layout of the villa is very convenient.
The bedroom was great and the bed very comfortable.
Service was impeccable and prompt. We had a romantic dinner at night at the villa and we cannot stop complimenting the chef about the gorgeous food and our personal waitress was very helpful. The food served was a delicious surprise after the other. Appetizers, main course, drinks and desserts. Everything!!!! The staff made it truly unforgettable for us.
Speaking of food, OMG!!!! It was WOW!!! The restaurant provided really tasty and exotically tantalizing food. Presentation was perfect and we were savoring every ingredient so much we were really enjoying our food.
The spa people were professional and welcoming. We were treated like king and queen and felt relaxed and welcome,
Security guards were friendly too as they waved at us with a smile.
Besides all the good things, the access to the hotel is not really convenient. We thought we are entering a maze. If you want to go out, specially at night, always have a group of trustworthy people accompanying you.
We were sad to leave Elysian and back to reality. We won't mind going there again!!! It was really worth it!!