My mate and I have just returned (november 2013) from a 5 day visit at Villa Seminyak. We both desperately needed a getaway..... I had just been made redundant at my company after 16 years, and my mate's wonderful wife of 30+ years had recently passed away. Villa Seminyak and it's wonderful staff were obviously God sent....way beyond our expectations. I just searched the internet, read one or 2 reviews and thought this place looks right for my mate and I. We stayed in one of their 2 bedroom villas with private pool and gardens. The 2 bedrooms are completely separated by an outdoor alfresco and sitting area overlooking the private pool. Both bedrooms are large....both rooms have generous walk through robe areas leading to massive bathrooms featuring roman spa baths. The alfresco dining area has a reasonable sized fridge and cooking facilities should you want to prepare your own meals......perfect for a couple and 2 children or 2 couples. The villa pool was pristine clean and the gardens immaculate. Each villa was completely private from adjacent villas. I noted Jules681 and another reviewer stated that breakfast wasn't that good on their visits. All I can say is that the management has lifted it's game in this area, because we thought the breakfast options and quality were outstanding. We enjoyed fresh poached eggs and tasty omelettes made on request, fresh snapper fillets, sweet and sour fish and all the normal western expectations like bacon, sausages, hash browns, grilled tomatoes and baked beans. Even the bread (white or brown) was similar to bread we get at home (Perth).....Bali bread seems to be very sweet normally....not here. I believe the Villa Seminyak management are clearly listening and acting on reviewer comments. As other reviewers have said, the location is brilliant....you can walk, ride or "taksi" to all the great Seminyak venues - Legian Beach, brilliant restaurants, bars, and shopping. The Cost of a taksi from villa to Legian Beach was AUD $3 !! An absolute dining must do is Ultimo's.....incredible Italian menu and food offering small and large entree's and mains at seriously ridiculous prices. The only problem with Bali is the cost of wine which is so highly taxed for some reason and therefore unbelievably expensive. Conversely spirits are cheap. Try a Balinese lemon squash because the sugar syrup comes in a separate small glass...you can drink them with or without sugar...would like to see this introduced in Australia. VS may not suit everyone....teenage groups looking for multiple pools, multiple restaurants and bus loads of like minded teenagers on a single estate might be disappointed. It is perfect for honeymooners, a couple wanting a private getaway, families, or a getaway for friends who have reached the stage where privacy and quiet time have taken priority over full time yahooing. Having said that, the adjacent villa had 4 female "leavers" who sounded like they were really enjoying their villa....they could get out amongst it when they wanted to but come home to a safe, private villa when they'd had enough ! My mate has been to Bali on 10 previous occasions and asked me to say that Villa Seminyak stands head and shoulders above other places he has stayed at.....it is great value for money ! The VS massage staff need special mention. We just couldn't get enough of the 3 hour full body massages ($69 US) by highly trained gracious Balinese ladies. The massage rooms are brilliant. The beautiful fragrance, soft music and the skilled hands of the masseur have you completely relaxed and trouble free in minutes. You won't believe how quickly 3 hours can expire ! My mate had 3 x 3 hr massages in 4 days ! Finally...the staff are just sensational ! Such gracious, kind people. Every staff member wanted our stay to be perfect and that's exactly what we had ! You must visit this wonderful Bali accommodation if Seminyak is your destination !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villas Bali: Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa awaits you with a combination of traditional and Luxury private pool villas with private swimming pools, is the perfect group or family villa, Honeymoon, Holidays, and vacation choice for a memorable get together with friends or for your family holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Seminyak Estate Hotel Seminyak
- Villa Seminyak Estate And Spa
- Villa Seminyak Estate & Spa Bali