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“Perfect (private) place in Seminyak but no nice beach” 5 of 5 stars
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The Kayana Bali
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Raya Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod | Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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“Perfect (private) place in Seminyak but no nice beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Kayana is really a nice place with very comfortable villas (with private dipping pool) in good condition and extremely friendly and professional staff. Any of our requests was handled with top priority and to our full satisfaction. The villas are very well designed with enough space and a large bathroom. It will soon be necessary to renew electrical appliances (TV and iPod loudspeaker were cracking so that we did not use them) and the air condition in one villa (we stayed there twice in two villas) was making noise beyond normal functioning.

The small garden and walls around the villa makes the Kayana a very nice 'private' place - with only one issue: the construction work around the Kayana creates a lot of noise without interruption. The entire Kayana structure is beautifully designed (Garden, walls, lightning) and maintained.

We also liked the restaurant and the food (delicious) and again the flexibility and professionalism of the staff. What's also great is that very next (left side after exiting the lobby) is a great Deli with a very delicious food and a mini mart (7-11 style) on the other side. Opposite the Kayana is a good place for massages and plenty of restaurants around (the W ; Ku De Ta ; Luciola).

If you are looking for a beach, then the Seminyak is not the right place. It used to be a nice beach here (10-20 years ago) but now the beach is extremely dirty (plastic and other waste as far as you can see) and there is so much construction that there is simply no quiet place. We love to walk on beaches but as you really have to watch every step on the Seminyak beach to avoid stepping on some waste its simply no fun.

The Kayana has parking for 4 cars (we had a car) and there was never a problem to park there. Driving can be a bit stressful but I would still recommend a car (good experience with balicarfinder.com) to get around and travel to other more quiet places if you are in Bali.

One final point: stay away from the villas next to the W entrance road (on the right side from entrance) as there is considerable traffic to/from W that adds to the construction noise level.

  • Stayed February 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bondi, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed at Kayana for 4 nights with my 4 year old daughter and it was a lovely experience. The service is friendly and efficient and the location was fantastic. Right next to the W Hotel and close to Potato Head, Jalan Petitenget is my preferred location after staying in various other parts of Seminyak several times in the past year.

While definitely more of a couples resort, I wasn't uncomfortable with being there with my daughter and the staff were great with her. The villas are lovely and private and it's nice having your own plunge pool (but they are really small, so don't expect to do laps). The main pool near the restaurant is a great size though, so you have options.

The inclusive breakfast menu was really great and there are plenty of options to cater for all tastes - all freshly prepared and cooked (no buffet set up).

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and while it was a little bit on the pricey side for Bali, it was a really good experience and we would definitely stay there again. Thank you Kayana!

Room Tip: We stayed in a Delux room on the side of the W Hotel and got a little bit of noise (as it backs on t...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Good price, great private pool villas, quiet and peaceful near the beach. The breakfast a la carte served at any time at your villa was wonderful! We were going to book at the W next door for double the price for a non-villa room, but extremely glad we chose the Kayana instead with our own private pool villa. The beach at Seminyak is not nice to swim and other than directly in front of the W is quite dirty, so dont waste money just to have that beach view. If we wanted to visit the beach it was easily accessible through the W (hah!). The Kayana hotel staff provided us with an excellent recommendation for a dinner venue, Merah Putih, within 5 minutes walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed at The Kayana for our honeymoon, and it was our virgin trip to Bali. Susan Farael responded to my email booking enquiry and I am very pleased with her kind and patient assistance to ensure my special request and booking went smoothly.

I am very pleased throughout the stay. Airport transfer arrangements were efficiently made upon request with the villa. We were amazed when we reached the villa. Courteous and polite receptionists, informed us of our itinerary during our 4d3n stay. We booked the one bedroom deluxe villa which comes with a 1.2metre plunge pool. Wifi accessible in villa, restaurant and lobby area. Clean room, unique and classy room layout which made it a perfect honeymoon for husband and I. The villa has a small pantry for the butler to prepare and serve our breakfast in the comfort of our villa. The breakfast menu offers a wide range of choices; from Western to Indonesian, American etc.

I am honoured to meet up with the GM of The Kayana, Mr Arief Ali. He provided very good hospitality to his guests, who then became part of The Kayana family. I will definitely make a return stay with The Kayana.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

My daughter (16) and I stayed at The Kayana for our second time in two years in January this year.
Just like our first stay, it was wonderful. Quiet, relaxing, super accomodation and super friendly.
We stayed in a Delux Villa with small plunge pool, which was perfect for chilling away the heat and sweat after a day out and perfect for lounging by on the days we stayed in.
Day spa and treatments were great. We did have other treatments outside the hotel, but truly, you get what you pay for. The treatments at the Kayana were so much better and worth the extra spend.
Great location just outside the really busy part of Seminyak and yet close to everything.
We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Bali.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I stayed in the deluxe pool villa, the location is perfect, next door to the W and a few doors down from potatohead.
Definitely ask for an odd number room as mine was an even and was right on the W hotels driveway so was very noisy with traffic.
Hotel staff were helpful and accommodating to all requests.
Room service was good, breakfast was al a carte and you can order to your room if you do not feel like going to the restaurant.
The spa was a little expensive for Bali standards, try bodyworks as an alternative or AMO across the road.

Room Tip: Ask for a odd number room not near the W driveway
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bali, Indonesia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

If you wanna know, how the villa and facility, is great. We have a private small pool/jacuzzi, children can play, but not for swim. Housekeeping doing great with their services, but not the frontliner, front office and bell boy or greeter not doing their best, even they didnt helped us with luggage to our villa.
Very limited parking space, only fit 3 cars.

Room Tip: Any villas are ok actually, but we like ours, in the middle.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Raya Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod | Kuta Utara, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#13 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#17 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#19 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kayana Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kayana is the one of the preferred villas in Seminyak, boasting a reputation for quality accommodation at agreeable rates. The 24 separate villas are positioned just off a winding pathway, flanked with frangipani trees and tropical foliage. Surrounded by pristine gardens and rich in the rewards that fresh open air brings, a stay at The Kayana offers guests total privacy and tranquility. The Deluxe Villas is featuring a plunge pool as well as an outdoor dining and lounge area. Pristine gardens run throughout the pathways offering seclusion and tranquility. Moving further, each unit of their Pool Villas is featuring a spacious 28sqm pool with outdoor dining and lounge area with pristine gardens. All of the 24 private villas is stocked with double canopy king size bed, air condition, wireless connection, safe deposit box, a plasma TV and more. The Kayana is situated close to Potato Head, Huu Bar, Kudeta and surrounded by good restaurants and boutiques. Just 15 minutes by walking to public beach and 20 minutes by walking to Seminyak center. ... more   less 
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