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“Amazing! Going back next year!” 5 of 5 stars
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Jalan Pura Telaga Waja, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 306 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Melbourne, Australia
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“Amazing! Going back next year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

My boyfriend and I just returned home from a 9 night stay in the Junior Suite at Cicada. The suite was amazing. It has its very own lap pool, sun beds, and outdoor bathroom (so you dont have to trample wet feet through the suite). The suite is fully equipped if you would like to cook your own meals. The mini bar is great! We utilized this a fair bit as my boyfriend got "Bali Belly" so we ordered room service a bit and it was delicious! I recommned the chicken laksa soup. Breakfast was delivered to our room by our very friendly butler every morning and it was also yummy (I recommend the pineapple pancakes). It has a king size bed which is extremely comfortable and we didnt want to get out of bed! The place was cleaned every day, replacing new towels and bed sheets. It was lovely to come home from the beach and have a fresh suite!

I also have to make a mention to the very friendly staff and a special mention to Febri who was very helpful and friendly the whole time we were there, always greeted by a friendly smile. The service is wonderful and everyone is more than happy to help with anything from room service to booking a tour or even just some advice about how much you should pay for watches from the guys on the beach! :)

I can not recommend this place highly enough. Our holiday in Bali was made extra special by staying at Cicada. We plan on bringing our friends back next year for another great holiday!

Thank you to all at Cicada who made our holiday extra special. We will be back!

Room Tip: Junior Suite is great for a couple. It is very spacious with its very own lap pool.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CicadaManagement, General Manager at Cicada Luxury Townhouses, responded to this review, August 2, 2011
Thank you for your review and recent stay with us.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and clearly had a very memorable experience.
Your review is heartfelt and appreciated by our team.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Cicada

Executive Management
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

We're not used to having to pay sizable deposits...normally a credit card to secure the booking is all that's usually requested, even for places with few rooms. However we bit the bullet based on reports here and glad we did. Although we prefer places that have an Indonesian/Bali "feel", the room was very Western modern, well appointed, very spacious and well designed. (Don't know about the fake leopard skin armchair though!). The staff were excellent...nothing was too much trouble, always seemed sincere in their readiness to smile and please. Two minor faults though; the sitting area in room no. 5 had a distinct damp/musty odour (rising damp?) and, during our stay, there were a few days (not all) when we noticed a septic smell just outside reception on the way to the pool area. Breakfasts were great and plenty of restaurants nearby. 5 min stroll to the beach.

Room Tip: Book well in advnce, this place has a small number of rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CicadaManagement, General Manager at Cicada Luxury Townhouses, responded to this review, July 20, 2011
We wish to thank you for taking the time to write your recent review irrespective of the fact that we are not sure whether or not it is our property you had intended writing the review for hence with.

Our owner is the current architect and interior designer from Australia and to date we do not recall any interiors of a nature of animal print. Nonetheless we acknowledge your input for future decor to bypass.

In addition, to date we have been unaware of open sewers or lack of ventilation at the property however we thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will certainly ask Engineering to look into this apparent concession.

Regarding our pre payment policy, as you have justly pointed out, we have so few rooms and are a boutique establishment hence last minute bookings such as it would seem this was requires confirmation. This protects the Resort from No Shows which may disable another guests from staying with us and allows us to aptly prepare for confirmed arrivals.

Once again, we thank you for your time and willingness to post your experience with us and we are delighted that it was remembered to us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011 via mobile

Have just spent 10 nights in a two bedroom townhouse with my husband and a 12 yr and 16 yr old. We normaly stay at resorts, so this was a first for us in a townhouse. We Choose this accommodation by trip advisor recomendation. It lived up to the reviews. The townhouses are great, spacious and clean. Excellent for a family. The free Internet was great for my teenager son and my daughter loved the swimming pool. The staff were very friendly and service was exceptional. We loved the location, close to restaurants and the beach. The only worry i had was the street the townhouses are on is not very well lite at night, I did not feel comfortable walking this alone. Was fine with my husband. We did not use the plunge pool in our townhouse as it didn't get much sun, but we made good use of the communal pool. We couldn't get a late check out as it was fully booked being school holidays, but the staff did let us use their bathroom to freshen up before our midnight flight home, we did feel we were intruding a bit, but they were very obliging. The food was great. The kids lived the spring rolls and samosas, and they were very reasonably priced. My family all loved it here and we would definitely return.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 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 July 15, 2011

We are a family from Queensland Australia with teenage and adult children. Every detail to make this a home away from home was thought of, we stayed at villa 9K, luxurious, spacious, 5 minutes walk to Seminyak Square, 15 minute walk to the beach and La Lucciola to watch the sunset with a drink from the Frangipani Bar... The 'kids' zipped' around Seminyak on scooters. KuDeTa is a must for one of the best dinning experiences I've ever had... great service, awesome food and night view over the beach. Then when we just wanted to do nothing we lounged by our private pool. On leaving the villa we were given a complimentary ride to the airport.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CicadaManagement, General Manager at Cicada Luxury Townhouses, responded to this review, July 17, 2011
Thank you for your recent review and taking the time to share your experience regarding our Executive Residence offsite.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Cicada.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

Our 14 day holiday began at Cicada and we couldn't have been happier. The villas are beautifully appointed, the food (we had both breakfast and room service) outstanding (although slightly bigger lunch portions would be good) and the location is close enough to the main action and the beach to walk to yet enough away to be quiet and relaxed.

For those with small kids, this is our pick of the villas we stayed in. Everything is inside (unlike many villas with an outside dining or lounge area) so mosquitos were at a minimum and rooms were connected by a hallway rather than being outside. So with a 2 year old and a 4 year old we slept comfortably knowing that they were just across the hall and not roaming outside by a pool.

The only thing I would criticise is that there is a gap at the top of the staircase (we were in a two bedroom townhouse) that a toddler could easily squeeze through but this was easily fixed by outting something heavy in front of it.

Otherwise, we have recommended Cicada to all our friends and we will be staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2011

This was our third stay at Cicada, and we loved it just as much as our previous trips. The staff are just lovely and so happy and helpful always, which really makes a big difference. The townhouses are spacious and well appointed, and the grounds well kept. Unfortunately there is constuction work going on beside the complex, but this didn't disturb us at all; it really is an ongoing sight in Bali, as there is development everywhere. The location of Cicada is fantastic, and all the places we love are within walking distance. Cicada offers excellent value for money, especially when compared to properties of the same standard. We actually visited Bali unexpectedly, and being high season we were a bit concerned about finding accommodation; thankfully Cicada were able to accommodate us. Thanks Ria and all the fantastic staff for another great stay; we will be back!

Room Tip: Any townhouse is good!
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CicadaManagement, General Manager at Cicada Luxury Townhouses, responded to this review, July 14, 2011
Thank you for your recent review and subsequent return to Cicada.
We acknowledge and are appreciative of your return custom and we thank you accordingly.

We also wish to take the time to write about our property and share with others.

Regarding the construction next door, as with all projects, it will go through phases, some silent and others noisy depending on the stage of that project. As you have justly pointed out, there is not one street in Central Bali yet alone Seminyak that is not undergoing transformation as the property boom has hit the island due to the strength and weaknesses of differing currencies.

In short, it's everywhere. Before booking anywhere in Bali guests should pose the question as not all will openly display this pertinent information and inform the public in advance as we have chosen to do. We have subsequently reduced prices on the properties affected which is not all.

We have taken the liberty of posting up to date information on all our sites and advise our readers to check for updates, even though we are not necessarily privy to their schedules given these developments do not belong to the Resort.

In essence only 2 onsite Townhouses are currently affected by the work and next to those 2 are worker"s evening camp facilities and accommodation for sleeping which we were able to negotiate with the owner's of the project and we have an amiable relationship with them outlining hours of conduct to lessen the impact on our guests. They have 24 hour security to monitor everything on their own site as we do. We do not anticipate the project taking very long to complete.

Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back for not only a 3rd stay but many to come.

Best regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

We stayed here for 9 nights and after feeling a bit aprehensive about having to pay up front before we left Australia, we found it to be just right for our needs. It is in a good area, close to beach and restaurants and has absolutely everything you could possibly want.
It was comfortable and extra clean and the staff were delightful and helpful in every way.
Nothing was overlooked and our holiday went way to quickly.
Nearly forgot to mention the beds, sooooo comfortable!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CicadaManagement, Owner at Cicada Luxury Townhouses, responded to this review, July 2, 2011
Thank you so much for your review.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.
Your kind words and encouragement will be passed on to our staff with thanks.

We wish to apoligise for the inconvenience of upfront payment however being a Boutique Hotel with less rooms than our larger counterparts, it protects the Resort from guests possibly not turning up when we may have turned away another guest wishing to stay or return. It also guarantees a booking in advance for our guests by means of confirmation thus the hotel can organise itself to best serve the incoming guests regarding restaurant bookings, transfers, express customs, housekeeping, special requirements for children such as nannys and car seats and tours. These things all take time to properly arrange and we wish to deliver the 5 star service we promise to avoid disappointment.

I wish to point out that the upfront payment only applies to Last minute bookings up to 6 weeks ahead of arrival.

We trust this meets with our guests approval and understand our policy is to best serve everyone concerned.

The team at Cicada look forward to your return
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Additional Information about Cicada Luxury Townhouses

Address: Jalan Pura Telaga Waja, Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 306 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discerning luxury, located minutes walk to Petitenget beach, neighboring iconic restaurants in Seminyak, just 25 minutes from Ngurah Rai International airport. Cicada features 10 large townhouses in a unique serene complex. All townhouses are configured differently and have individual attention to detail. Each townhouse features the cutting edge in designer interiors and modern finishes. All have private pools but one. The complex has a 25 metre lap pool with outdoor jacuzzi as a centrepiece of the Resort ... more   less 
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Cicada Luxury Townhouses Hotel Seminyak
Cicada Luxury Townhouses Bali/Seminyak

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