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All reviews swim up bar deluxe bungalow upstairs villa day bed pool area potato head seminyak square great pool balinese style standard room some great restaurants buffet breakfast ground floor stayed here for nights money changer an oasis relaxing holiday
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

Hello! I am writing this from the hotel lobby at Vila Lumbung. I was just showing the reviews to the girls from the hotel spa before they left for the evening...their names are Bonnie (nickname) and Eluh. They really enjoyed seeing the reviews and knowing that their hard work means alot to their clients. Please tell them "Cecilia" sent you! Absolutely lovely, helpful, professional and know the true art of massage, hair conditioning spa/massage and all of the amazing spa treatments on offer. I went for the package of $65USD for a choice of 6 treatments with one complimentary Traditional Balinese Massage as well. I have been to Bali a few times, and I am the fussiest person and love everything that is first class...I have high expectations, and VL delivered, and more! Firstly, I read reviews before coming and would have read reviews from approximately 40 hotels at least. I never thought I would write one becuase it is just not my "thing". However, I felt moved to write one because of how helpful everyone else's reviews were that really was my deciding factor to stay here...so thank you everyone who took the time to write a review! My important wants were to have a restful place, clean, beautiful, and hopefully a little paradise with a good breakfast included too. ;) I am staying in the upstairs bungalow (room 9A...views of pool on one side, gardens on the other, perfect!). It is huge, clean, marble floors but also wood inlaid on the floor so it is very luxurious feeling. Big windows and curtains, a day bed, huge bed, open lovely bathroom. It is not "brand new" but it really is well looked after and although has a luxurious feel and ambience and romantic too it is also quite earthy because it has natural beautiful wood and bungalow architecture with massive high ceilings...it is just so beautiful. A beautiful balcony, a huge day bed, the pool is immaculate, they come every morning to make up your room, provide glass water bottles (sealed) for the bathroom, there is a minibar, huge flat screen tv and dvd, and the food is very good! Breakast is buffet with a fresh made to order omlette station and mini pancake station, fresh tropical fruits (dragon, papaya, watermelon, melon, pineapple, plain yoghurt, a huge selection of danishes and pastries, a hot food section that changes daily (sausages, rice with nasi goreng, bacon, stir fried veg, potato dauphinoise, fish curry...6 different hot dishes each day) and of course toast and jams and juices, coffee, tea etc. It is an open restaurant overlooking the pools and you can choose one of the gazebo's to eat which is sits on its own and is very beautiful. The staff are really lovely and friendly. I know everyone says that, but really, they are more than willing to do anything for you. So helpful in posting my postcard, calling Matahari's for me for a specific item and giving me a late lunch today (at 4pm) because I wanted to use my free set menu (2 course) lunch voucher that was free. They have a pay for 5 nights and stay 6 night deal that comes with the free lunch for 2 persons per room. It is so peaceful here and is also close to fabulous cafes and shops in walking distance including a euro style cafe with the best coffee ever and french desserts...and I mean great desserts that top any Perth french patisserie...oui! It is called, Bali Catering Company...it is a cafe though. They also do fabulous raw smoothies and juices all fresh and incredible salads and real foods...good food....tasty, fresh, handmade. I feel at home at VL. They also have a huge staff to take care of the gardens and have the service and professionalism that beats any 5 star hotel I have ever stayed at and I have stayed at many in my travels abroad to over 10 countries and staying in 5 star hotels. The main thing I love about VL is that is not "clincial" and "hotel-like" and "rigid" etc. It is bali...it resonates bali...natural, beautiful, paradise, relaxing, quiet, friendly...a true tropical holiday to help you really get away from it all. I did not bring my laptop so I think wifi is only avail in lobby....but it is so HUGE that you would feel it is all your own lobby anyway. Well...back to my room to enjoy room service and a good book. Oh, and lastly, I am a solo traveller, so this is perfect. The right balance of privacy and also things to do. Happy holidays!

Date of stay: February 2012
  • Trip type: Traveled solo
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11  Thank C O
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We loved our stay at VL. We stayed in the 3 bed villa with 3 adults and 2 kids. It was spacious, extremely clean and very comfortable. The 'balinese-style' is lovely and it really feels like a seculded paradise. OUr kids aged 5 and 3 loved the pool - it was a better pool for playing and exploring than any of the other pools we saw at the more expensive newer hotels. There's also lots of garden for the kids to explore safely. The staff were lovely, helpful and very friendly. It was walking distance to a few terrific little kids friendly restaurants as well as some of the more 'special' restaurants.

Date of stay: December 2011
  • Trip type: Traveled with family
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7  Thank Penny S
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

We have stayed at VL quite a few times and will keep coming back! We love the bungalows with their spacious accommodation and natural Bali style. These rooms comfortably accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. We adore the location because its out of the hustle and bustle, but walking distance to the best restaurants (Sarong, La Lucciola, Potato Head, Hu'u Bar etc) The staff are very friendly, the gardens are gorgeous, and the pool area is well designed, the kids are never bored.Breakfast is great, food (ok) and drinks at hotel prices. I would recommend this hotel for people who love a Balinese experience with character, charm and warmth.

Room tip: The superior rooms are in a 3 storey hotel block but are very spacious. If you can afford it, go for the bungalow rooms, downstairs have open air bathrooms and upstairs have amazing roof structure with a beautiful balcony. Just wish they could guarantee interconnecting bungalows at time of booking.
Date of stay: December 2011
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4  Thank Natalie C
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

First time here.was very impressed. Staff so professional. Gardens tropical perfection. Stayed bungalow. Massive room traditional architecture famtastic. Cleanliness top notch. Breakfast great buffet very nice. Pool clean beautiful perfect temp. Only negative is no wifi in our room but do have it at pool area, restaurant and lobby.For such reasonable price u can't have everything. will be back for sure was wonderful stay

Date of stay: January 2012
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2  Thank Allison1111
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

First time here.was very impressed. Staff so professional. Gardens tropical perfection. Stayed bungalow. Massive room traditional architecture famtastic. Cleanliness top notch. Breakfast great buffet very nice. Pool clean beautiful perfect temp. Only negative is no wifi in our room but do have it at pool area, restaurant and lobby.For such reasonable price u can't have everything. will be back for sure was wonderful stay

Date of stay: January 2012
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1  Thank Allison1111
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