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“Always Impressed”
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Bali Yarravillas
Ranked #32 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
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“Always Impressed”
Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

This is the third time I have stayed at Bali Yarravillas and I am always impressed. The rooms are lovely and modern, cleaned thoroughly daily, spacious and in a superb location.

The staff speak good english, are very friendly, always smiling and happy to assist you with anything you need.

We also had the pleasure of meeting John and Gloria this time who were also able to provide us with good restaurants and shopping spots yo try.

Thanks for having us again Bali Yarravillas and hope to see you again on my next trip!!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank sistashazza
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thanks Shannon for choosing Bali Yarravillas again. As you know and acknowledge our staff work very hard to make our place as perfect as possible. Thanks for taking the time to post your review and also for recommending Bali Yarravillas to your friends and family, we really appreciate it.
We look forward to your return.
Kind regards John and Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed here in October and had a wonderful stay. I don't have much to say other than what others have already said. It was quiet, clean and had a great pool.

It was excellent value and I would definitely stay again.

The staff were fantastic. Just genuinely nice, friendly, helpful people and they are the reason we will look back at our time at Bali Yarravillas so fondly. In particular, thank you Putu. Cal and I enjoyed chatting with you and wish you all the best until we next see you.

Putu was kind enough to book us on an atv tour, despite the atv company making the booking difficult for him! But once we got there, it was fantastic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank suze518
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Hi Susan and Cal, thanks for your visit and of course for posting your Trip Advisor review. We all appreciate it and your feed back. We look forward to your speedy return.
kind regards John and Team
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were so looking forward to returning to Bali Yarravillas, and we were not disappointed. It was so good to be back from the minute we were greeted at the airport by a smiling Ketut. The introduction of airport pick ups was an inspired idea. Some new additions to the team were evident when we arrived, but the service was of the same high standard that we had experienced in May. The team at Bali Yarravillas are committed to making you feel welcome.
Most of all the fabulous location is a large part of why we chose a second visit. Convenients for shoppers, eaters, night clubbers and a comfortably close to the ocean.
I would also recommend a massage from the spa advertised in the rooms. Close to the best hour I have spent in Bali!
Was great to meet John and Gloria - fantastic job guys. Well done

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul P
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
Thanks heaps Pip, it was fantastic to finally meet you guys. Thanks for your praise and of course your repeat business. Bali Spa is great and Gloria loves it as well.
We look forward to your next visit.
kind regards John and Team
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Excellent service and attention to detail along with the fantastic location has found us saving again for our next trip. We could not speak highly enough about every aspect of our Bali Yarra villas experience. Thanks guys!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Thank Joandcam
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Thanks for staying with us and posting your Trip Advisor review Jo and Cam. Save up quick and come back to your Bali home soon as we are all waiting for you.
Kind regards John and Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

I went to book this place last week after good reviews on TA. All I can say is watch out when you make the booking on the website. For a start they charge a whopping 5% surcharge on credit card usage. This is more than double the average fee charged for Visa which, if charged at all, is usually around 2%. In my opinion, this is just greedy and it would be all right if the money was going to Balinese but this is owned by a Melbourne businessman.
Secondly the website where you are required to give your credit card details online is NOT SECURE. As most travellers would be aware, the most important thing you need to look for when you're giving your card details over the Web is a small closed padlock or key symbol, usually at the bottom of the screen (sometimes the top, where the URL is). If you see this, it means your details are being encoded and travelling safely down the wire. If you don't see it, don't give your card details. It is not present on the Bali Yarravillas web site despite a vague reference to a security company.
I contacted John, the owner of the Villas, by email to respectfully provide some feedback about my experience and to try and negotiate a more reasonable surcharge fee of 2%. He was not interested and cancelled my booking. So, no I haven’t stayed at these Villas, but if that’s their attitude then I wouldn't want to.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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5 Thank hula-girl2011
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, October 24, 2012
Boy I must have stood in something cause it stuck to my boot and can't shake it off. Our website is very clear on the Tariff page that we charge 5% for card transactions. Glad I cancelled and didn't penalise this person as imagine what would have been posted if she had stayed with us. Sorry to all reading my response but blackmail and threats of reigniting false newspaper reports to get a discount just doesn't cut it with me. All that know us know what we do for our communities both in Bali and in Australia.
Hope you enjoy Bali for the beautiful place it is and I'm glad it won't be with us as the milk might curdle.
Enjoy your life and as always, love my staff, my fantastic guests, my family and my job. John
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I recently walked upon the Bali Yarravillas while visiting some friends nearby. I had 3 days left in Bali by myself after a big group trip so just wanted somewhere quiet to stay. The apartment was great as I could relax in the lounge or use my computer on the table rather than being in a cramped hotel style room like I had been previously in legian. The location was great as it was a short walking distance to the shops and cafes & I could jump in a cab easily from the bintang supermarket when I wanted to go meet friends in central seminyak.
All the staff were really friendly and helpful and that really added to my stay.
Just wish I had of found this place earlier and booked it for entire trip instead of the awfully loud & busy hotel we ended up staying at in legian!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank Sophie Q
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thanks for finding us Sophie it was great to meet you. Thanks also for posting your Trip Advisor review we appreciate it so much when our guests take the time to write and post. We look forward to your next visit.
kind regards John
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Brisbane, Australia
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79 reviews
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed at Bali Yarravillas for only 1 night as we had to alter our travel plans due to an injury which meant an additional night in Seminyak. The only room available was a 2 bedroom apartment which John, the owner, kindly gave us a special rate on as we only required 1 bedroom. The apartment was very large with a separate bedroom and a lounge/dining/kitchen area which would suit most facilities. There was excellent storage and the pool, room/s and grounds were spotlessly clean.

The room was not ready when we arrived but the staff allowed me to sit in the lounge as I needed to elevate my broken foot. The staff & management were lovely and always smiling & ensured that we had everythng we needed. The Balinese manager fielded emails between us & our insurance company deliverying correspondence as soon as it arrived. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of the srvice we received.

The location is good, just a couple of minutes walk to the Bintang supermarket, and the staff organised our transfer to the airport in the villa's vehicle with the driver ensuring that we were delivered as close as possible to the departure area.

Our heart felt thanks to John & all the staff for their help & service during our very short stay at Bali Yarravillas.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Gemma789
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarravillas, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Hope your foot is healing well Julie!! It was our pleasure to assist you and Brian in your hour of need. Thanks so much for posting your Trip Advisor review and your wonderful praise of our business. We look forward to your speedy return which will be limp free.
kind regards John and Team
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Property: Bali Yarravillas
Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak | Gang Keraton 189, Seminyak 80033, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bali Yarravillas 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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