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!
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Poppy Hotel Seminyak
- Villa Poppy Bali/Seminyak