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“Lovely staff just poor ownership”
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Hotel Vila Lumbung
Ranked #39 of 143 Hotels in Seminyak
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Bondi, Australia
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7 reviews
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“Lovely staff just poor ownership”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Just spent 15nights here including Christmas,would like to start with the positives,lovely staff couldn't do enough for you,very nice clean pool and well kept gardens typical Balinese style bungalows very spacious we accommodated two teenagers on the day bed upper bungalow over looking the pool,the downsides were rooms were very dark,and definatley need updating I would only rate this a 2 star,the towels & sheets were very old and grey and although changed every day were very stained,I think this is an ownership issue as these complaints were mentioned 3 years ago,even staff uniforms were very worn,breakfast very basic & room service food not the best,again cannot praise the warmth & grace of the staff & Mr Dodde for trying to help,but as I say for top dollar prices the place has been left to deteriorate such a shame!!!!!

Room Tip: 8A or 9A very nice balcony overlooking pool
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

Went there in a family holiday. Nice hotel, nice big rooms and good pools for relaxing.

Downside is very dim night lighting especially if you have any degree of night blindness. Also there are no lifts so make sure you request a ground floor room if you're not game to tackle stairs.

Good spa section with good packages being offered. Very convenient and easy to book with late night openings available.

Stayed January 2013
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for our honeymoon recently and had a great time. We were greeted with a drink upon arrival and our room was beautifully decorated with swans made from our towels and love heart rose petals - it was a lovely touch and great first impression. The pool area was terrific - two levels plus a waterfall, jacuzzi and pool bar! :) a great spot to stay and terrific value for money! Suitable for both couples and families.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

I will start with the positives- Great staff very friendly with a smile.
Fantastic entry and pool grounds.
Check in excellent greeted with a cold drink and a fragrant chilled towel.
If you are looking for authentic Bali and a place to laze around the pool Hotel Vila Lumbung is for you.
But if you want the beach and shopping with restaurants. You need to walk which can be hazardous as walkways are non-existent. To get around you need to catch a taxi . To get to the beach for us was too far to walk the same as the shopping district.
On arrival we were shown our room a superior room. We had to be moved as it is not what we requested and there was a problem with mould. Eventually we were upgraded to a deluxe room which was fantastic with a view over the fabulous pool complete with daybed.
The king size bed is the most comfortable bed i have slept in being away. The lighting is a bit dim. When we eventually settled in our room we requested 2 plug in powered mosquito repellents.
The breakfast selection is very limited and definitely needs an overhaul, the same as the rest of the menus. Chippy is a character and adds to the stay as well as all the other staff. We did go out to a couple of restaurants Ultimo ,Nirvana, and if you want a dining experience Laluciola on the beach and the Breeze at the Samaya. All fantastic meals.
Have sent an email to the management of hotel explaining the above.

Room Tip: Ask for a upstairs deluxe bungalow great views with indoor & outdoor bale
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We stayed at Vila Lumbung this week and I have nothing but excellent things to say about it. The resort is beautiful, stunning ornate Balinese designs everywhere and lush tropical gardens give a real feel of an exotic escape. The staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Special mention must go to Cipta, Yusa and Wayan who went above and beyond our expectations, their service was outstanding and all three of them are a credit to Vila Lumbung. I will definitely be returning in the future. Some people on this site have complained that the hotel is not modern enough or is too old, I completely disagree, I would much rather stay in this warm and inviting exotic Bali style hotel, than a souless, antiseptic chain style motel with no character. The hotel is excellent value for money and it seems that the inevitable hoardes of whingers forget this when nit picking over the most ridiculous things. We were treated well at vila lumbung, our rooms were clean, our air conditioner was fine, the pool was beautiful and the service was outstanding. The only thing that slightly marred the experience was just whiny tourists with their heads so far up their backside they didn’t have time to enjoy their lovely surroundings. Thank you for an excellent stay Vila Lumbung!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Tasmania
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

The best thing about Seminyak was Vila Lumbung. We have holidayed in Bali several times and am so glad this classic hotel has survived with so many new 'could be anywhere' hotels in Seminyak. You get the real Bali vibe here with all the wonderful service and warmth of the Balinese. The room was spotless and there was absolutely no sign of mosquitos as I saw in some reviews before we left. The pool area is delightful, plenty of choice for breakfast and hotel size is just right. Situated down a laneway, it is peaceful and belies the mayhem in the streets.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Australia
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband and two children stayed at Villa Lumbung in an upstairs deluxe bungalow. The room was fantastic, staff were soo friendly and helpful and the property was spotless and gorgeous. It was our son's 10th birthday while we were there and the staff organised a special dinner in the gazebo overlooking the pool and a special birthday cake. Loved it so much are planning to go back next year. Can't wait.

Room Tip: Upstairs deluxe is more than ample for family of four and cheaper then the downstairs bungalows. A...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Vila Lumbung
Address: Jl. Raya Petitenget no. 1000x, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Seminyak
#29 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#35 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#37 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#42 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vila Lumbung 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vila Lumbung is located in Seminyak area, just 15 minutes drive by car from Kuta or Legian and 10 minutes walk to Seminyak Square shopping centre. Set on 15.000 square meters of lush tropical gardens and just 800 meters away from Petitenget Beach, this hotel also close to several famous restaurant and beach club in Seminyak. The hotel features with 36 Superior Rooms and 34 Deluxe Bungalow and this is the perfect place for those who seek a fresh tropical atmosphere. All villas are in the Lumbung style with typical Balinese wooden roofs (sirap) in spacious Balinese rooms. Flooded with natural light, the well-designed rooms with a balcony and DVD player prepared in each room. All of them are fully equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room safe, minibar, coffee or tea maker facility, bath-up and shower, and free complimentary Wi-Fi access.In addition, an open air restaurant with an adjacent pool bar and 2 level swimming pool with waterfall and cave, tropical island, whirl pool, gazebo and day spa, kids playground, tour desk and recreation room. Luxury and style within a true Balinese atmosphere awaits you at this Bali resort hotel. ... more   less 
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Resort Vila Lumbung
Vila Lumbung Hotel
Hotel Vila Lumbung Bali/Seminyak

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