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Bali Yarra Villas
Ranked #32 of 426 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
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Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed for a few days in a 1 bedroom villa which was very spacious and spotlessly clean, we couldn't have asked for anything nicer.
The staff were very courteous and always had a smile on their face.
The fridge was restocked every day and prices cheaper than the nearby supermarket which was a bonus.
Overall we couldn't find anything to complain about and wouldn't hesitate to stay again and recommend Yarravillas to our friends
Many thanks to you all for a really delightful stay

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2012

Sue it was our pleasure to have you guys stay with us. Our staff are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. Gloria and I are always happy and very proud of our hard working staff, it is fantastic when their efforts are recognised by our guests.
See you soon.
kind regards John

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Reviewed December 4, 2011

We stayed for 6 nights in a 2 bedroom villa - it was really spacious and the staff were super helpful. We didn't think much of the beaches so the pool was great - esp as it got the sun throughout the day but there were umbrellas with loungers if needed.
Good location in Seminyak although take a torch as the back streets are a bit dark late at night.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2012

Thanks for posting your Trip Advisor review Helen, all at Bali Yarravillas really appreciate it. Very happy you loved our oasis, we are working on the Street lighting but Bali can be a bit like that but it is safe.
kind regards John

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Reviewed November 30, 2011

We stayed for 4 nights and found the villas very modern and spacious. The staff were exceptional and very helpfull and friendly. They kept the villas spotless. As for location it is a short walk to shops and restaurants so it is very convientant.

Room Tip: The one bedroom unit had plenty of space.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to post your review and also for noticing how clean Bali Yarravillas are. We appreciate it.
kind regards John

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Reviewed November 24, 2011

The villa complex, of only 6, is as beautiful as the pictures reflect on the website. They are very well appointed with all that you require and more. The outside area was inviting, comfortable and people friendly. The staff were helpful and always smiling. A definate bonus was the bar stock of beer, water and soft drinks that were cheaper than the Bintang Supermarket. All we had to do was ask and hey presto it was topped up.
We perused a booklet called HALLO which is a wealth of info. Try the CASA massage...OMG awesome.
John also sent us information, beforehand, which was extememly handy.
This is a must stay place in Bali....BEAUTIFUL....Regards Owen and Linnet, Perth W.A.

Room Tip: If you dont like stairs choose either a bedsit/motel room or one of the 2 bedroom villa's.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Linnet J
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2011

Linnet and Owen thanks for staying with us and posting your Trip Advisor review. Our info pack that we email all our guests when they book is very handy. After travelling to Bali many times we think that it is important that we are able to check, review and recommend the local restaurants, cafes and also the odd day trip.
We look forward to your next stay at Bali Yarravillas.
kind regards John

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Reviewed November 17, 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 10 nights in November and thoroughly enjoyed it. Even though it is a strictly adult only property we were able to bring our two children (Aged 3 and 9) as John had previously met them and we had the understanding they were not to disturb other guests (Which we made sure they didn’t).

John and Gloria really show they have done this sort of thing before, the property is totally professionally run and fitted out.

As there is so much to cover I will break this down to sections

Location: Located in the heart of Seminyak right behind Bintang Supermarket it is within walking distance to shopping, a great money changer over the road, bluebird taxi’s are easy to get from the main road and it is a 12,000rp fare to “Eat Street” in Seminyak so is absolutely ideal as the basis to your trip. If the beach is your scene, it is only 700 meters to the beach.


Property: The property itself comprises of two x 2 bedroom units (One on each end), two x 1 bedroom units in the middle and two x hotel style rooms at the main entry. We stayed in Unit 1 which is at the furthest end of the complex. Each unit has it’s own pro’s and cons

Unit 1 has the least traffic walking past as it is at the end, unfortunately though it buts up against a privately owned villa which depending on the guests can be a little noisy, plus for whatever reason, nobody ever used their own pool lounges and always used ours, a little petty but got a little annoying not being able to base ourselves directly outside our room because of other guests. On the positive though, it has a massive gazebo about 2 meters from this room which is lovely to sit at. Also, the only other drawback is the WiFi signal is weak at this end of the complex, though you cant complain about free internet and I always found a spot where it worked ☺

Unit 2 and 3 are essentially the same, next to each other with the same features.

Unit 4 is closest to the entry, it also has a separate pathway for access to the front door of the complex, unfortunately this would probably be the noisiest for passers by but I doubt this would bother anybody.

All the units are exceptionally modern and even the smallest details have been thought about, even to the point of little LED lights in the tables of the pool lounges and little LED lights in your bedhead for reading at night. They are built to the highest quality with stone bench tops, a fantastic fridge with dirt cheap mini bar, fantastically comfortable beds, an outdoor bathroom with a bath tub big enough to fit a small army in, heaps of hanging space and a safe in each room. The property is the cleanest of any in Bali I’ve ever stayed in, everything works and there is absolutely zero reason why you wouldn’t be completely comfortable.


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It is truly the staff that make this place so good, Putu (Manager) is an absolute gentleman, he has been here since the day the foundations were put down and knows absolutely everything there is to know about the complex. Him and his staff were always happy to make restaurant reservations, they were so good at keeping an eye on the CCTV and had our room key waiting for us when we got in of an evening, every time we went out they would do a quick whip around our room and tidy up, fold the toilet paper and would turn down our bed every night. Absolutely nothing was ever too much trouble and it was so clear they understood what we wanted and did everything they possibly could to make sure we were as comfortable and as secure as possible.

The staff always screened anybody coming to visit us so you'll never be harassed by time share cons etc, we had a regular babysitter who they always made wait outside until we gave permission for her to come in, when we did go out without the kids they were happy to ensure the babysitter was monitored so it really made my wife and I feel 100% confident.

I spent many hours lounging in the pool chatting with Putu and he is absolutely genuine, I have no doubt his service levels and intuition are up to par of the best hotels in the world

Also, Gede (John’s Driver friend) is an absolute star, in 9 trips to Bali we had never found a driver we liked until we met Gede, he is young and enthusiastic and speaks fantastic English, knows the back streets well and was always happy to stop whever we wanted to.

Criticisms:

I’m seriously picking here, this property is SO good I wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. But if I were to pick, these would be it:
• It was a pain having other guests use our pool lounge, maybe suggest in the property introduction file for guests to use their own?
• At night between 8 and 11 you’ll often have a jet plane fly over every 20 or so minutes, I never noticed this at other properties, it’s not disturbing though
• If the villa next door (Interlude) had noisy guests, it may be an issue.
• Taxi drivers would sometimes struggle making the tight turn into Gang Keraton and took some convincing sometimes to drive to the door
• Outdoor bathroom – you either love them or hate them, in the 2 bedroom maybe their should be one of each, ladies may struggle putting on makeup in the humidity though there is a massive mirror in the wardrobe so probably not an issue
• Really petty but we could probably have done with a few more coat hangers in each wardrobe
• There was one time that the pool was out of order though they were very active in letting us know that the issue was there and apologised, they were quick to act on it and it was working again the next day.

This property is absolutely fantastic at the price they are asking, great location, great staff, beautifully clean and modern facilities and the benefits of a complex with the privacy of a villa make this an absolute must stay.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2011

Thanks James for taking the time to post your very extensive review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay at Bali Yarravillas. I am sure you were happy but I would like to respond to some of the items. About the lounges, after going to Bali for over 30 years most properties lack lounges with many guests at those properties rushing to reserve lounges then not using them during the day. We deliberately supplied 8 lounges and it would be extremely rare to see all lounges occupied as we only accommodate 16 guests. Our lounges aren't assigned or allocated to any apartment and is purely first in best dressed. We are one of the few properties that have our own electronic pool testing equipment so we are able to maintain our pool to the highest standards scientifically. When there is high rainfall occasionally we must spend a little extra time maintaining the pool but that is because we have very high hygiene standards as you have noticed throughout Bali Yarravillas. Extra hangars have already been installed but you know they sometimes grow legs and go traveling throughout the World. One of our guests reported seeing one of our hangers hanging out in a 5 star hotel in Monte Carlo. Haha just kidding it was New York.
Hope that has helped, and once again thanks so much.
Kind regards John and Staff

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Reviewed November 15, 2011

We stayed for 7 nights with our 10 month old little boy. Sebastien loved it! -We loved it!
Thank you John, your accommodation and staff are truely fasntiastic...I cannot fault the place!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2011

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, well behaved and of course well disciplined children are always welcome. Please return soon.
kind regards John

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

We spent 8 fantastic nights at Bali Yarravillas in November. The apartments are fantastic - large, modern, clean and with all the amenities you need. The outdoor bathrooms are absolutely great and again, kept meticulously clean by the crew. Service was fantastic with all th boys happy to help out with bookings, information and even helping us track down a lost handbag! An absolute pleasure and we hope to be back. Highly recommended all round and fantastic value. Worth every cent.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2011

Our aim is to be the cleanest, best maintained and of course to have fantastic staff that love to work at Bali Yarravillas. Of course we are always thrilled when our guests recognise the fantastic job our staff perform everyday. Thanks for your review and for staying with us.
kind regards John

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Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak | Gang Keraton 189, Seminyak 80033, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Seminyak
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #32 of 426 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range: $31 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bali Yarra Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Affordable Luxury in Bali. Situated in Fashionable Seminyak we are located within an easy stroll to the beach and the many wonderful restaurants near by. Sun filled and contemporary designed we offer 2 two bedroom and 2 one bedroom self contained apartments and 2 Hotel style rooms with ensuites. A 14 metre pool is the centre piece of the oasis Ours is a Boutique Resort that is ideal for couples or groups up to 17 people. ... more   less 
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