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Villa Poppy
Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Bima no. 4X | Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Bima no. 4X, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #92 of 133 Hotels in Seminyak
Monty - Melbourne - Australia
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“Absolutely perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We just spent a week in Bali and stayed at the beautiful Villa Poppy. I loved it was a traditional Balinese Villa - thatched roof, open plan layout, indoor/outdoor bathrooms - rather than a modern contemporary style place. The LARGE lush tropical garden really makes it. The pool was fantastic and kept very clean. 3 air-conditioned bedrooms with very comfy beds! Not that we watched much TV, but the satellite TV was perfect to watch 5 mins here and there of the Australian Open Tennis. Sound system is great and there was a connector plug for our ipad/iphone to play our favourite tunes! Other posts mention the music at night - yes you can hear it from the upstairs bedroom, but pretty muffled and I certainly didn't lose any sleep. I had ear plugs with me, but didn't need them. The villa is down a quiet lane, so no traffic noise.

The staff were amazing. Thanks to Elu and Ayu for the wonderful breakfasts including fresh fruit, nasi goreng and delicious omelets. Also for keeping the place spotless and doing our laundry. The gardener/security guys Made and Gede were great - good to know there's someone outside the gate all night. Elu's husband can also drive you for day trips at a very reasonable price - we went to Rock bar for afternoon cocktails and the sunset and also a whole day at Ubud.

The location is fantastic - couple of mins to shops - 5 mins to supermarket - 10 mins to beach. Great shopping so close and short walk or taxi to all the great restaurants and bars Seminyak has to offer.

I would have no hesitation of booking Villa Poppy again for our next trip. We visited a couple of friends in nearby villas that were more contemporary, but I preferred Villa Poppy. Also the 950sqm garden was 3 or 4 times the size of all the other villas we visited and the pool is a decent size too - double the size of some of the others we saw. The day bed at the end of the pool was also great for lounging around.

I took plenty of photos, but there's no point uploading them as the ones on the website are a true representation!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My first thought on entering the gate of Villa Poppy was "what an Oasis", after the hustle and bustle of Kuta (where we had just left) it was lovely to walk into such peace and calm.
Although it is getting old and a bit tired Villa Poppy has the personality and charm that I expected to find on my first trip to Bali. Ayu and Ely cared for my family beautifully from cooking, cleaning, washing and shopping to running out to get some oil to rub on my vomiting son's stomach. Ayu (who spoke the better English of the 2 housemaids) was also very handy in dealing with a persistent driver and the McDonalds delivery man who tried to overcharge my daughter.
The pool and garden were kept well maintained by the security man and we always felt safe knowing that there was someone outside the gate all night.
A few reviewers mention the noise from the nightclub which I could hear every night but I never found it a problem as once my head hit the pillow I was asleep and my family the same so I wouldn't let that stop you staying here. Maybe if you are a light sleeper ear plugs might help?
The only downside for us was the 10 -15 minute walk to the beach, if beaches are your thing and you have small kids and a bit of stuff to carry then the distance could be annoying. But with the beautiful pool and gardens of Poppy all to yourself the beach isn't really needed.
Our family of 5 loved Villa Poppy, our group of friends staying in the next 2 villas nicknamed it "The Palace" and you really feel special staying there.

Room Tip: 3 bedrooms - King size bed, 2 king singles and a double upstairs
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous location, back from the road so no traffic noise. Elu and Ayu, aka magic fairies, were simply the best. The pool was always cleaned, the grounds tended to in detail and there are lots of different seating areas to utilise. Extensive shopping is at your feet. The ideal place to holiday with your friends as it has everything you need.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Hope Island, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This was the best experience we have had in Bali. Villa Poppy was amazing, the staff Elu and Ayu were absolutely amazing, and attended to all our whims. Villa Poppy is about 15 years old but it was so relaxing. The grounds were kept beautifully and we had a security guard nightly to make us feel very safe. I would highly recommend this villa to all my friends. Cheryl and George, Gold Coast, Queensland

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A group of 6 of us checked into Villa Poppy earlier this month for a 2 night stay. Conveniently located in the heart of Seminyak, this beautiful villa is walking distance to surf shops, cafes and restaurants. The two housekeepers made us felt very much at home. On the day we arrived, we arranged for masseurs to come into the villa for massage by the beautiful swimming pool. We've also got the housekeepers to whip up an authentic balinese dinner for us. Their culinary skills are really awesome i must say!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I had organised a holiday in Bali and was meeting up with friends that had flown from New Zealand and myself from Malaysia. After searching many villas in Bali we decided to choose Villa Poppy as it was a perfect match to sleep 6. Upon arriving we drove down a small quiet lane to a big brick fence and a quaint wooden door saying Villa Poppy which opens into a secret Balinese garden. A beautiful typically styled balinese house in a lush large garden. A gorgeous pool in the centre with a magic small balinese day bed at the end. The staff, 2 ladies and one guard were always so pleasant and helpful. Our breakfast each morning was a feast cooked up by the staff. They were always attentive and taking care of our needs. Our laundry was done everyday and the house spotlessly cleaned everyday. The villa is situated in a very handy area with only short walk to great shopping, restaurants and the beach. Whether it is just a couple or a group of people, this villa is ideal for a perfect holiday in amazing Bali.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Where to start! I've stayed at Villa Poppy both times I've visited Bali. It is such a great place as it allows you to step off the busy roads in Seminyak and experience your own, private slice of paradise. I love the fact that you're not sharing the space with other guests, so it feels like your very own home away from home. (Plus you get the added benefits of having great staff who go out of their way to look after you.)

Location is great. Just a short walk to great spas, shops and restaurants. If you need anything from the supermarket, the girls working there are happy to head on down and grab everything for you.

My favourite part about the Villa is the living space. The kitchen, dining and living areas are all open which really lets you enjoy the great Bali weather! We never had a problem with mosquitos as the staff are pedantic about putting insect coils around the place at night.

Like a few other people have mentioned on here, music from clubs can be heard on some nights from the upstairs bedroom. I'm a heavy sleeper though, so this never bothered me and it shouldn't stop you from staying here.

Overall, I don't think there's anything in the world that beats lying around the pool at Villa Poppy. What an amazing place.

I have recommended Villa Poppy to all my friends and family and will definitely be staying there again next time I'm in Bali!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Bima no. 4X | Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Bima no. 4X, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #92 of 133 Hotels in Seminyak
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Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Poppy is a two-storey, traditional Balinese, open-plan home with a thatched roof on a 950 square metre block of land in the heart of Seminyak. A maximum of six guests can be accommodated in the three bedrooms, which are all with airconditioning and mosquito-nets. On the ground level, the main bedroom has a king-size bed and an indoor-outdoor ensuite. Also on the ground level, the second bedroom has two king-single beds and access to the large indoor-outdoor main bathroom next door. Upstairs, the third bedroom has a four-poster queen-size bed and an ensuite which overlooks the garden and pool. The main living area is completely open to the beautiful garden and pool which is the perfect place in which to relax away from the hustle and bustle outside. The garden is our treasure - with frangipanis, orchids, a comfortable gazebo (bale) and sun-lounges. Our dedicated staff have been with us for many years and they will do everything they can to ensure your stay is enjoyable, safe and stress-free. Facilities: -Overnight security staff and 1 housemaid -Sleeps 6 - 3 air-conditioned bedrooms -L-type private swimming pool (10 x 4m) -Free Wi-Fi Broadband Internet access (guest's laptop required) -Free local telephone calls -32" HD LCD TV, with satellite channels -DVD player and stereo sound system -Free drinking water -Fully-equipped kitchen with marble benchtops -Two safety deposit boxes (one upstairs, one downstairs) -Car hire and day trips can be arranged. ... more   less 
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