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Paya Paya Villa
Ranked #267 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Adelaide, SA
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The Pro's & Con's”
Reviewed October 18, 2011

Stayed at Paya Paya 1-12th Oct, 2011. We were a group of 6 friends. After reading a recent review of the Villa regarding construction work across the road (and other issues) I wrote to our booking agent expressing our concerns. I actually received a return email from the owner stating that construction was due to finish in September. NOT. Every morning we were awoken at 8am by their 'start' siren; occasionally they would finish at the stated time of 10.30pm but on a couple of evenings when we we arrived back at the Villa late, building work could still be heard at 1 - 1.30am!!!! We also felt slightly intimidated each time we stepped out of the Villa with what seemed like every worker on site downing tools & just staring at us!

As stated in a previous review, yes, a lot of the workers live next door to the Villa (high side). We had an unpleasant experience with holes in the side wall which gave perfect visual access to the open air bathroom & pool area for the workers. However, once we alerted the staff to this, they very promptly put some plaster boards over the damaged wall!

The Villa itself is lovely, plenty of room to spread out, comfy beds, awesome pool & garden. However it is looking very tired and could do with a good dose of TLC & maintenance. Such a shame to see it not looked after properly as I can just imagine how stunning it would've been brand new. A few of the ponds surrounding the building were green (pumps not working?) and a few of the planks on the deck were split &/or broken which caused a couple of 'trip ups'.

The staff cooked us breakfast daily, (the nasi goreng was delicious) and even though the kitchen area wasn't as clean as we would've personally liked we figured since our brekkies were always cooked it would be ok, and it was. No Bali belly etc! The boys were wonderful though, always happy & smiling and prompt with any requests we had. They live onsite but we found them discreet and never encroaching on our privacy.

Location wise it wasn't bad, although taxi drivers OFTEN had a problem finding the street. In the end we would ask to be dropped at Villa Lumbung, a huge Villa complex at the end of the street which they all seemed to know! It's a leisurely 10 minute walk to "Eat" Street and another 10 minutes in the opposite direction to some great restaurants & clubs such as Potato Head & W.

So, would I stay there again? Probably not, and not because of the issues I've stated. Had thought, according to a map sent by the agent & Google, the Villa was located closer to the beach, shopping etc. However, this is purely a personal choice for accommodation.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

Booked Villa Paya Paya for 8 nights July 2011. We are a family of 2 x adults and 2 teen aged kids. Was expecting a peaceful oasis in Seminyak - sadly mistaken. There is a MAJOR construction site of apartments directly across the road. Work begins at 8 am (with a loud siren to alert the workers to start time) and continues through the day until 10.30pm at night. It is VERY noisy and no privacy as many constructions workers across the road watch you come and go from the villa. They all live and sleep in the building right next door to the villa, they have a window in their little house where they can watch over into the villa and see down to the pool - NOT NICE!
The villa itself is nice, needs a little updating and the kitchen area appears unclean.
We had arranged breakfast to be included in our price, the friendly staff did provide this on the first morning, but to be honest, after seeing the state of the kitchen - I was not keen to eat much that came from it... We ate out for the remaining 5 breakfasts.
The staff were good, polite and friendly, helpful to organise taxis, scooter hire, massage and the like, sometimes they did not seem to understand our requests though ...
Another note to Aussie travellers, although they do had some satelite TV, NO Australia Network for some reason.
To cut a long story short, we did not feel comfortable, trying to relax or spend any extended time at the villa, so we spent much of our time out at other places, and visitng other friends. We did not even want to invite our friends to visit.
If planning to stay here, ensure construction is complete (in my estimation at least one more year, as construction has only just begun)

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Paya Paya Villa

Property: Paya Paya Villa
Address: Jl. Lebak Sari No. 18 | Petitenget, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #267 of 417 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Paya Paya Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Created to accommodate up to six adult guests, Paya-Paya Villa is an exotic haven of infinite comfort that does not compromise personal space or privacy. Alternatively, it is the perfect base for a family with teenage children seeking to explore the island of Bali at a relaxed pace. ... more   less 
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