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“An oasis in busy Seminyak” 4 of 5 stars
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Heliconia Villas
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl Laksmana 56, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #58 of 113 Hotels in Seminyak
Singapore, Singapore
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15 hotel reviews
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“An oasis in busy Seminyak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Booked my stay directly with Heliconia Villas. We were a total of 2 adults and one child (11 years old). I rang them to ask if extra bed is necessary as the villa comes with a kingsize bed anyway. The staff said no problem I could decide if I needed one when I get there. 

We got a taxi at the new international airport which was a little unfamiliar. Once you exit customs, turn left and you will see a taxi counter near the entrance of duty free shopping. We paid 100,000 rupiah to Seminyak. Since the opening of the new airport, exit tax has gone up from 150,000 to 200,000 rupiah each person so set aside this amount so that you won't fall short when leaving Bali. 

For easy directions to Heliconia Villas, you may inform taxi drivers that Heliconia is practically next door to Amadea Villas on Jalan Oberoi. Only Bamboo Blonde boutique separates them. Opposite the villas are Guardian pharmacy and Earth Cafe.

When we arrived sometime after 9pm, the staff expressed surprise at seeing us, one of them mentioned that their colleague had gone to the airport to fetch us. Excuse me, we didn't arrange airport pick up in the first place so why would they presume such ? There were no complimentary transfers included in our room rate anyway so arranging pick up without our knowledge was rather annoying. The reception area was not air-conditioned and I was sweating buckets in the humidity while going through the check in formalities and choosing next day's breakfast from a menu. When we checked into the villa, an extra bed was already set up - what happened to making my own decision if an extra bed is required? My friend didn't want to make a fuss over it so I let it be. The extra bed costs USD35 per night and includes breakfast. By the way, if you are settling your bill by credit card, they will surcharge 3 percent and all amounts will be converted from USD to rupiah according to their exchange rate (1 USD = 11500 rupiah at the time of our payment). First night room rate will be charged to your credit card at time of booking.

There are fewer than 10 villas in total in Heliconia.  We got villa 2, a one-bedroom villa located somewhere at the back of the complex. The beautifully well-kept gardens surrounding the area lent a feeling of quiet tranquility despite the madness of Seminyak beyond Heliconia's gates. Our private pool was bigger than I thought, I could even do short laps in it. The bathroom had a semi open concept so we lit mosquito coils when taking showers in the evening to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Mineral water was topped up daily and tv had lots of channels for entertainment. Wifi was free but quite weak at times. There is no restaurant on site. Breakfast is served in the villas and at your preferred time. I consider breakfast average at best. The breakfast menu changes every few days, I had nasi goreng on Monday our last day as it was not offered on the Friday to Sunday menu.  Daily choices include omelets, scrambled eggs, French toast or pancakes however food quality was inconsistent - well-seasoned today, salty the next. Big omelet one day, small the next. One vegetarian and one normal nasi goreng were requested, however both came as vegetarian. When the staff came to deliver breakfast one morning, I asked how many chefs they had. The answer was none as each staff multitasks and would take turns cooking breakfast ! Now the mystery is solved. For those who enjoy relaxing in the villas in the afternoon, you may partake of the complimentary afternoon tea and sweet treats like grilled bananas, ice cream, cookies or cake. Advance order is required though.

Despite the hiccups we encountered and the staff's lack of spoken English (I had to resort to Bahasa Indonesia at times), we found them to be incredibly friendly, patient, helpful and always bending over backwards to accommodate our sometimes unusual requests. They were so kind to extend complimentary late check out till 2pm as we had a night flight to catch and also offered to call a taxi to the airport. When we came back from late lunch, the taxi was already waiting for us at reception area, how wonderful! Taxi fare by meter was 85,000 rupiah but we gave the taxi driver 100,000 rupiah including tip. We used Blue Bird taxis for all our trips to restaurants, spas and supermarkets as they use meter and are more reliable. You stand to be ripped off by other taxi companies who don't use the meter and overcharging unsuspecting tourists.

Being well-located smack in the middle of shops, minimarts, boutiques and restaurants (Ultimo, Warung Murah, Cafe Bali, Rumours a 5-minute walk and Seminyak Square a 10-minute walk away) and served by a team of wonderful staff, we would be more than happy to return to Heliconia Villas in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed with our 3 year old son in April and found Heliconia fantastic.
our 1 bedroom deluxe villa was perfect for us with breakfast served in the villa every morning. Staff were very friendly which really made a difference to our stay, also helps if you make the effort to say hello and stop for a chat as well.
Dewi the villa manager was very professional and answered our enquiries promptly.
Villa was well stocked with kitchen utensils if you wanted to whip up a meal and the pool was a good size for a villa and always a pleasure to come back to after a long day out.
We've stayed in may places in Bali but Heliconia was by far the best place we've stayed in.
Room was spotless, air con efficient, and the space outside the bedroom was really useful for having friends visit.
Located centrally down a private driveway, the whole place was very quiet and peaceful.
Obbie the resident Labrador retriever was always on hand and keen to be patted which we did regularly.
Attention to detail was evident here as all the small things that make a difference were attended to such as mozzie coils lit in the villa during the evening, pool cleaned everyday and kitchen cleaned and tidied.
Door locks, bathroom fittings, lights, cleanliness of linen and room and other minor details that can be overlooked at other places of the same price were all ok here and we did not find a single thing that wasn't attended to.
All in all we will be staying here again next time and can recommend it to couples and families as they have 2 x 2 bedroom villas of the same standard.

Room Tip: Villa 3 is fantastic, but we checked out all the others too and they were fine, with different layou...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Clean, friendly. So close to all the action, under 100 metres to restaurants and yet peaceful and almost silent. Expertly cared for by head of security Obie the Dog, and the lovely staff. Can't recommend it enough.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Along with my wife (whose review is below ) this was my 2nd stay here. It is a great location, and one of the quietest Villas we have stayed in, despite it's central location. The staff are friendly, and although the villas are a little old now, this did not bother me. The breakfast was a little ordinary- like last time, although they have made an effort to improve the menu and variety. This did not bother us, and it is only a short walk anyway to other restaurants. The location could not be better, with restaurants, Taxis, Spas, the Coco Supermarket, Seminyak Square, even the beach, all within 5 to 10 minutes walks. We would definitely recommend this villa for those wanting a quiet ( and I do mean quiet ) , central location. Our only small minor complaint was that the air-conditioning seemed to struggle a little, and probably needs a good service! Thank you for the stay.

Room Tip: The huge two room villa at the end is awesome!!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kalgoorlie, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We just returned from staying 7 nights at the villa. As we went in March it was not a very busy time, but the way the villa is located I believe it would be quiet in the main season as well. What I loved about the villa was that it was set back from the main street and noticed no traffic noise at all. We did not have a lot of request for the staff, but they were always friendly and happy to see us. The villas are in good location with only around 10 min walk to Seminyak Square and lots of restaurant near by.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We spent 7 nights in Seninyak and loved our stay in a pool villa at the Heliconia Villas. The staff were incredibly helpful and the rooms were kept beautifully. The location was so handy and we felt very safe and happy during our stay. It is set about 30 metres off the main road of Seminyak so it is very quiet and you get a lot of privacy in your own private villa. We just loved it!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairns, Australia
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

We picked Heliconia Villas for a 2 bedroom private villa close to things in Seminyak, and it didn't disappoint. The check in staff and reception were very friendly and helpful. The villas were very casual, quiet and private. Our villa was pretty good. We had our own lovely pool and garden area. The rooms were big, beds ok (a little hard), and each had a large part indoor part outdoor ensuite with bath and open shower area (in a little garden, nice touch, but still very private). Shower was a bit hot and cold, aircon could also do with a good service, but otherwise all was very good. Villa was always very clean, with a kitchen set up for BBQs and a dining area overlooking the pool. Villa was moderately priced (better than any other in the area, good value but not cheap). Breakfast and transfers were included. The hotel helped arrange well priced driver and car as we needed. We were happy with the space and privacy, and would gladly recommend it as a good option right in the heart of Seminyak.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Address: Jl Laksmana 56, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#47 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Heliconia Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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