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Annora Villas Seminyak
Ranked #48 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lacking few Basics”
Reviewed September 13, 2009

Me and my wife stayed in a One Bedroom Pool Villa for two nights.
The villa is located just 5 mins away from the Seminyak Beach. Perfect location for people who would spend most of their time on the beach. There are quite a few Pubs and Restaurants in the vicinity. A taxi ride to the upscale Seminyak Square is approx 10 mins, to the Kuta/Legian street is 15-20 mins and to the famous Double Six Street is 5-10 mins. Although the Hotel claims to have shuttle service to the city, they may have an excuse to avoid it. The main pool is very small so are the private pools inside the villa. There is a recreational area next to the main pool with cozy cushions layed on the floor to enjoy Carrom and Chess games in a quiet setting. It was nice to get complementary Pickup from Kuta on the first day when we checked in. The furnishing and the interiors were top class and seem to have been recently renovated. The King size bed was very comfortable. There was a Flat screen 40" television with DVD Player. The open concept Bathroom was good. The Bath tub was decorated with Rose Petals when we checked in, which was lovely. The staff was quick to respond to any call for help but at the same time discreet to allow complete privacy.
However, it was not flawless. Let me list them starting with the most Annoying ones.
1- Inadequate hot water supply in the bathroom. Could fill only 1/3rd of the Bath tub in one go and required another 30 mins wait before the next flow of supply could start. But by then previous stock would go cold.
2 - There seemed to be houses belonging to the locals on the other side of the Boundary walls of our Villa. Their Domestic Hen's clucking all night long denied me a sound sleep.
3 - Breakfast was substandard. Since they have a set menu for breakfast (One Omlette with some Bacon, 1 Muffin, 2 pieces Bread, 1 Crossaint , 1 Glass Juice, Small Plate of Fruits), you may run out of options if the Fruits taste bad which happened in my case. The other Choice is Fried Rice/Noodle Breakfast. We did not try those. So cannot comment.
4 - The private pool was too small.
5 - The Villas are not standalone. there are other Rooms (Perhaps Deluxe rooms) that are docked on top of every villa. Not much of a hassle, but still there is always a feeling of not so Private.
6 - The Living room (Open concept) should atleast have a Fan.

I would definitely give this a pass in my next visit.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2009

stay in seminyak for a more relaxing atmosphere as compared to kuta.

the hotel is walking distance from the beach... less than 5 minutes. internet cafes are also nearby (also less than 5 minutes by foot to the other direction). you can take a cab from the area of the hotel to oberoi st (which has many good restaurants) for around INR20,000 to INR 25,000.

we stayed in one of the hotel's deluxe suite. the room was spacious... very spacious actually. it had a living area, a bedroom and a bathroom. all three areas were spacious. their pool is also good.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
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london
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18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2009

Hotel is located a few mins walk from main area of seminyak with all bars/restaurants/shops. Also 5 min walk to the beach. Room was large with seperate bedroom and living room area, with nice bathroom. Room had tv with satellite also and good view of pool area. Breakfast was nice if not limited. Lots of good restaurants close by, must go to ku de ta.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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malaysia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2009

This was a girls' trip away and we have been to bali more than 5 times together so we are very familiar with standard of hotels in Bali. The pool in this place was so small, it felt like a bath tub. Because of the structure of the villa, the pool got no sun at all. Thankfully the main pool was just outside the villa and we swam there instead.

The bathroom had these concrete tiles with texture. One of them was not done properly and it was spiky to the touch. So spikey that you could not stand on . So we had to place a towel over it and tried to avoid it. Mind you, the tile was 20 by 20 inches so avoiding it was a chore.

The cleaning staff was not very attentive, we had to call up to remind them about toilet paper and tissue.

There were 3 of us sharing the villa and so we had an extra bed. This was the best bit of the villa, the main bed was massive and very very comfortable so we could if we wanted to, to all sleep in the same bed.

Breakfast was disappointing. The eggs and coffee turned up cold and tasteless. We went out for breakfast after that.

The food from the restaurant was also not very interesting.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2009

One of the best hotels I have stayed ever! We had our own villas with a private pool it's amazing. The good thing about Annora is that it's not a huge hotel - I think it has about 5 to 6 villas and less than 10 deluxe rooms - therefore it's a great place to be if you prefer a little bit of privacy. It's in an awesome location: 5 mins to the beach, there is a store nearby so you can get water and snacks, and a small but cozy Indonesia restaurant just around the corner.

The villas is huge and clean, the bed is super comfortable, and the bathroom is nice but the water pressure of the shower is not that powerful. The bath tub is awesome - it's big enough for 2 people.

The service was superb. They prepared breakfast for us at 5 in the morning because we had a flight to catch at 7 am! We were very grateful that we picked this hotel to end our journey in Bali. Will definitely recommend friends to stay in this sweet hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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99 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2009

We stayed in the Annora Villas for 5 nights following a 22day trip around Indonesia - this was the perfect ending to a great trip! The hotel is located in an ideal spot in town - near the beach but not too near the party life to interfer in our relaxation. We stayed in a delux villas and it was absolutely perfect - large, clean, airy with a big bathroom and a really comfortable bed. The staff were excellent and really helpful. The food was delicious and the pool was a great spot to relax. I would highly recommend this spot!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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71 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2009

I went with 3 other friends and we stayed in a 2-bedroom villa (think it was villa 6). Firstly, reception staff try hard and are very friendly. Overall service was commendable and requests were promptly answered e.g. when our air-conditioning wasn't working well - they came in while we were out and serviced it. The villa itself is very nice - well looked after and spacious. Wireless internet was also very welcome. Only bugbear (small one) is that unlike some of the other Bali hotels I've been in, the selection of cable tv channels isn't as extensive but not so important.
Secondly, the location is a subjective one - I like to be near the beach as I walk for an hour every morning and Annora is literally a 4-min walk to the beach through small paths which even took me through a horse stable where you can arrange to ride horses on the beach. If you prefer being near Jalan Legian, the main street, then it is a 15-min stroll - not recommended if it's a very hot day. However, many cabs can be found outside Anantara Hotel which is about 100m away from Annora on Jalan Abimanyu.
Lastly, the common areas in Annora are very nice - the common pool and resting area was perfect for one of our friends who isn't a shopper nor a massage addict like the rest of us - he just enjoyed lying by the pool or when it got too hot, moved into the covered area to nap or read.
Recommend this villa-hotel to those who want a peaceful location and plan to spend a lot of time in the villa.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Property: Annora Villas Seminyak
Address: Jl. Abimanyu 999X, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #48 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Annora Villas Seminyak 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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