Location: in the quieter northern end of Seminyak around 45 minutes away from the airport in typical traffic; it's not on the beach but is five minutes or so away by car. Plenty of amenities around - shops, local warungs as well as higher-end establishments such as Metis and Potatohead.
Check-in: quick and simple and expected in a private villa.
Rooms: bear in mind that although it is a four-room villa, this actually consists of one gigantic room and three modestly sized ones, which may be an issue depending on the configuration of your group. The rooms are tastefully decorated in "Bali-style", though bring eyeshades as the curtains are not very thick.
Bathrooms: the gigantic room has an appropriately massive (indoor) bathroom, while the two rooms in the outhouse have nice outdoor showers. A full range of bathroom amenities are provided (though strangely not bedroom slippers); the shampoo and shower gel etc are in large non-takeaway dispensers.
Service: excellent - the staff were at hand throughout the day and night, clearing up any glasses immediately after one's midnight dip in the swimming pool. We would willingly return to Villa Sakti just for the level of service.
Local surroundings: in a quiet lane within the Villa Lumbung hotel security enclosure. The closest convenience store (an Alfamart) is a five minute walk away, just outside the Villa Lumbung hotel security enclosure.
Other: one should bear in mind that there is some construction work presently going on immediately next door, so if you are the type of traveller who likes to sleep in and hang around the villa all day, you will be affected by this.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sakti is the Balinese word for supernatural, magical or having divine power. Villa Sakti immediately brings these words to life as a place for rejuvenation, relaxation and escape from the day-to-day. Built to the exacting specifications of renowned Dutch Architect Joost van Grieken, and decorated with extraordinary modern and ancient artifacts and antiques collected from Indonesia and across Asia over a period of some 40 years, Villa Sakti is a peaceful oasis set within the confines of a secure private estate in the heart of the Petitenget-Kerobokan-Seminyak area on Bali's southwest coast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Sakti Bali/Seminyak