We have stayed in Bali at least 9 times but this was our first time at the Vila Lumbung, where we stayed for 18 nights. We loved this hotel, we booked an upstairs bungalow (10A) which was huge. The bathroom is huge with a free standing shower (no climbing over the bath). Some on this site have complained about the poor quality towels, but our were lovely and fresh every day. The lighting in the room was poor but having read about this before I left, I took my book light and had no problem reading in the evening. The buffet breakfast was very good (some people on trip advisor complained about it but we thought it was good) The grounds were lovely but make sure that you don't get booked into 1A as it is very noisy as it is near the reception and the car park. We requested not to be in that area (after reading advice on this website) but they still put us in that room, after spending 1 night there and not getting any sleep, we requested a move and were put in 10A. I would recommend 10A or 11A out of the upstairs bungalows. The pool was lovely but deep and being only 5ft I could only stand on my toes, but that didn't really bother me. There is a big step area for children to play on and a slippery slide into the deep section. The staff were wonderful and friendly especially at breakfast. They were always happy to talk to us and meet out needs. We booked into the Friday night restaurant meal and wouldn't do that again, too expensive and the entertainment was terrible. Walking out around the streets is a bit of a challenge because there are no footpaths and there are open drains but we managed and found some back lanes that took us to the money changer on Kerobokan road and also straight to Seminyak village. The restaurants around the hotel were good and we managed to eat almost somewhere different every night although we found favorites to go back to a few times. A restaurant called Neno was really nice, vegetarian (we are not vegetarians) but the food was excellent and very cheap. We got a huge round bread scooped out with a creamy mushroom soup inside for 19000 RP on special, normally 24000RP which was delicious. We went there 3 times, everything on the menu was freshly made and tasted great. It is located up near the internet shop (which only charged 13000 RP for an hour) The Lumbung had a DVD player in the room and so we went 2 doors down and bought cheap DVDs and watched a movie every night. The advice I received on this site was correct, as the hotel fills up there is not enough beds around the pool, our first week there we had no problems but eventually the people who like to put their towels on the beds and then go out for a few hours arrived. These people are so annoying, if only the staff were a bit more pushy and told them they had to remove their towels when they leave the hotel for the day but the staff seem intimidated by them. Their pool lounges were quite comfortable not the wooden kind.Some of the issues mentioned in the reviews are just typical Bali problems in hotels. They are a very relaxed people and don't worry if there is some mold or peeling paint. In such a hot climate these things are a challenge to them. Apart from that issue we loved this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Resort Vila Lumbung
- Vila Lumbung Hotel
- Hotel Vila Lumbung Bali/Seminyak