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Bonsai Villas
Ranked #101 of 143 Hotels in Seminyak
Des Moines, Iowa
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“Amazing”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

This ones a true gem amazing villas and great staff also e owner is always on site to help with anything we felt very safe there and no need to use the safe the staff is very professional and tidy the clean rooms to a western standard daily and the rooms are nice and clean. You get your own villa which is like 1,300 sqft with full aminties just show up with your bag everything else is here you can cook with the stove with full pots and pans get order in every night from 100s of restraunts and services direct to room my girlfriend had waxing and pedicure and short massage for 45usd they came to the room and she really enjoyed it. Outside of the rooms the market is close and a must is tours with Bennie the owners younger brother speaks good English and has great recommendations we went 3 days of tours with him and it was amazing he took us everywhere from shopping to ubud to the rice fields the zoo is a must to you can feed everything up close but 8hours is 45usd it's a deal !

Thanks again bonsai for a amazing stay and thank you staff for helping make it awesome !

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Recklinghausen, Germany
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

What ever has been written here about Bonsai Villas is not only true, it is much better. This place is a real "home from home". We had the privilege to stay at Bonsai during the whole month of September 2012. It was a wonderful time. Rudi and the boys and Merv did everything to make us feel in paradise. Yes, we know Bali and come here since 1976 and they still had a suggestion for things we did not know yet. Phantastic. The villa was better than expected and the service was 5 star at any time. If you hink there is a problem, just ask Rudi and he solves it. The boys are always nice to talk to in Bahasa as well as in English. This place reflects everything you think what Bali should be. Rudi and team thank you very much for a wonderful time. We certainly will come back.

Room Tip: We have been in villa #2, but I think they are all the same
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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bonsaiseminyakbali, Owner at Bonsai Villas, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Well what can we say.You have really put a chip on our shoulders .A wonderful review from wonderful guests who were a real delight to attend to.I must say all our guests receive the same attention but unfortunately many are short stays,or on business which denies us the opportunity really get to know them.However our excellent staff give their best to all who stay at Bonsai.
we all look forward to your next visit.
Hope you both have a great new year.

Rudi & Staff
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

Bonsai Villas is a hidden gem and provided my family with the most delightful stay throughout our 5 days in Bali.

SPACIOUS YET COSY: Despite adding 2 extra beds, there is still lots of space in the bedroom. The bathroom, kitchen and living rooms are also very spacious and that provided comfortable space for 2 adults and 2 growing kids. The clever design in the villas brings the outdoor into the indoor, letting in lots of natural light and air.

PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL: Clean and private. My kids, aged 9 and 11, absolutely loved the swimming pool and played in it everyday. The pool is just a step outside of the villa, so my husband and I could keep an eye on the kids without really stepping away from the villa.

PLEASANT SURPRISES: We looked forward to daily supply of fresh animal shaped towels. After I told Widi that my daughter loved the mouse shaped towel, we went back to the villa everyday greeted by mouse towels in different shapes and sizes, and in surprising places! The staff were always available to attend to any request, great service.

CONVENIENT LOCATION: Bintang supermarket is just a short walk away and taxi is easily available. There was no traffic jam in Seminyak, going out for meals was easy and there are lots of local and international restaurants within walking distance. Just one downside - the lane leading out to the main road is dark at night. Nevertheless, we felt safe walking there, a torch is helpful.

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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bonsaiseminyakbali, Owner at Bonsai Villas, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
A wonderful review from a great family.We normally don`t take children under a certain age but yours were a delight to have.The staff loved giving your daughter little surprises and watching the glee on her face.We are so glad you had a memorable stay and hope to see you back another time.
As for the entrance lane it will shortly be repaved with new lighting.

Kind regards

Rudi
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This little asian inspired gem is positioned down a lane way about 100 metres off the main road. It's close to the large Bintang supermarket so if you like to self cater it's perfect. The living/kitchen area is open as is the bathroom and the large comfortable bedroom is air conditioned. The kitchen is stocked with minimal crockery and basic cooking equipment and a decent sized fridge. It is stocked with complimentary tea coffee and sugar but not salt an pepper or some simple items we use all the time like egg cups or egg rings and tongs. Staff are super helpful and friendly. The pool area is lush and beautifully decorated an we were often in the pool on our own as there are only 4 villas in the complex. Despite the openness you can't hear neighbours. Seminyak is a great area not as full on as Kuta and street vendors are not so assertive this end of town. The beach can be accessed via Jalan double six (aka Arjuna ) and there are some great shops along this street too. Thank you to Rudi and his delightful team for making this our most relaxing stay in Bali and keeping up with our changing itinerary via email - so prompt an assuring.

Room Tip: All rooms lovely
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

we stayed at bonsai villa for a weekend. it was wonderful. we arrived at night and everything had been prepared for us - an extra bed that we requested for, and a pack of ice, which we needed for drinks. the villa is lush with greenery, the furnishing is still new (well-maintained), it gives a sense of peace and calm. the living room and kitchen are open areas, but we felt very safe as there was a locked gate and a lock on the bedroom door. the bathroom was through the bedroom, and in the open. it was really nice to be showering under the open sky...really refreshing! the pool was shared, but only among 4 villas so it was almost private! the staff were always friendly. really really reasonable price for the experience.

downside: wifi signal was very poor.

overall, loved the experience. my only worry with writing such a good review is that more people will find out about this place and the prices will go up.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Moranbah, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband and I had a 10 day stay at Bonsai Villas in October 2012. We come to Bali quite regularly but this was our first stay at Bonsai. We loved the location - right behind Bintang Supermarket. It is also not too far of a walk down the gang to get to the villas. Once out on the street you have everything at your fingertips - yet at the villa it is extremely peaceful.

The villas themselves are gorgeous! They are Japanese themed and each a little different. We found sharing the pool not a problem at all. There is plenty of room in the villas with a lounge and kitchen area, a large bedroom and a gorgeous indoor/outdoor bathroom. The villas are kept beautifully clean each day and we loved coming home to our towels displayed in different shaped animals each day!

The staff are fabulous and nothing is too much trouble. We loved that on dusk the boys would come around and light coils in our villa and spray for any mosquitos.

These villas are fabulous value and perfect for a romantic getaway! They represent great value - the price of a hotel with the luxury of a villa. I have no hesitations recommending Bonsai Villas. Thank you to the staff for a fabulous stay!!

Room Tip: There are only four villas - we stayed in Villa 1 and loved it. I think any of the villas there woul...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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bonsaiseminyakbali, Owner at Bonsai Villas, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Thank you for taking time to write and share your experience with future guests at Bonsai.You were a delightful couple who appreciated our effort to make your stay memorable .You also made an impression on us. The staff and i look forward to greeting you again at Bonsai.

Kind regards

Rudi
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The villas are really lovely and excellent value for money considering that you are in a private villa (of only four) with swimming pool. The villas are comfortably furnished and the bed was very comfortable. We liked the open lounge, kitchen and bathroom - the villa has been very well designed to allow good air flow and sunlight, yet maintaining privacy.

It is only a short stroll to the supermarket and main street of Seminyak. Even though these are close, once in the villa you feel very secluded and removed from the hectic pace outside. Rudi and his staff are very nice and make you feel welcome throughout your whole stay. The rooms are very clean and the whole villa surrounds are very well maintained with lovely gardens and water features.

The were only a couple of drawbacks for us: 1. the pool water was lukewarm most of the time so we could not have a refreshing swim and 2. we could not find any good places close by to eat breakfast. So it was good to have a small kitchen with fridge so that we could self cater for breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bonsai Villas
Address: Jl. Raya seminyak gang keraton 188 | seminyak, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#40 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#73 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bonsai Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bonsai Villas offers spacious uniquely designed Asian and Japanese style fusion accommodation.Built with natural teak timber and tasteful antique furniture gives a serene relaxing atmosphere.In this quiet haven you will feel a sense of special friendliness free from everyday pressures.Situated in the centre of Seminyak,within walking distance to shops,restaurants, night life and all the excitement of this area.You will arrive as guests and leave as friends. ... more   less 
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