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“Superb in all respects.”
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The Dusun
Ranked #11 of 146 Hotels in Seminyak
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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“Superb in all respects.”
Reviewed November 19, 2011

We loved The Dusun. Every aspect of our stay was brilliant; the service and the staff led by Mr Gede, the 3 bedroom villa, the pool and excellent pool fence installed on request, the celebratory dinner for 23 people on site and the general level of excellence. We would recommend The Dusun and will return.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

Our family of four (2 adults, 2 small kids) just returned from a 6 night stay at the Dusun in a 3 bedroom villa. We had a fantastic time and really couldn't fault the place. The villas are huge and spotlessly clean, the pool is similarly massive, sparkling and clean. Yes, it's been around for ten years now and the decor is a bit dated compared to photos of newer villas we saw on the Internet. But what makes this place is the service and management- everything runs smoothly, nothing is too much trouble, everything is done with a smile. The reception staff, cooks, drivers, pool cleaners, gardeners are consistently pleasant, helpful and efficient. Location is good too, although we found that, particularly with kids, walking isnt really that enjoyable in Seminyak so it's not crucial to be "walking distance" to the shops, restaurants etc. We did walk to the beach however and it was an easy 10 minute walk with a toddler.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

I recently celebrated my 60th birthday with my husband and another couple at The Dusun. We were greeted at the airport with transport and the luxuries started then! My husband and friends surprised me on the first night with a BBQ dinner cooked at our villa which included, decorations, a Birthday cake, musicians and it was magical. Gede and the team at The Dusun couldn't have been more helpful, friendly, and welcoming. Having breakfast cooked for you every morning really spoils you and afternoon tea if you wish is a real plus. We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa (#4) and loved it. Having a pool at your doorstep is a major plus and if you have children they will put up a temporary fence to keep the kiddies safe! I would highly recommend The Dusun to anyone wanting a magical holiday whether it's a few days or longer. I can't wait to return!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

We really enjoyed our 4 nights spent at The Dusun. Everything from ease of checkin, breakfast and email contact was always to a high quality. When we arrived at the airport we did not realise that our transport was through a supplier & just looked for the Dusun sign, we found Buddy and he located the driver for us!! We were in Villa 15 which was right at the back and perfect - quiet and peaceful. Loved the pool as it is half deep and half waist deep (great for the vertically challenged!!). No restaurant on site but ordered twice from the menu and had our food not only delivered but also plated up for us. Was unable to see a larger villa but did notice that one had a pool fence round the pool.
I-pod was able to be connected and we got a tv put outside for us as well. Bed was comfy and villa was clean and neat.
The only thing we did not like is the streets around the area as it is extremely hard to walk as there are no footpaths but this is not the fault of the Dusun.
For a total villa holiday if you do not want to move or just venture out for dinner we found it perfect.
Would come back again, beyond expectations is correct!!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Western Australia
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Reviewed November 3, 2011

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary with four nights at The Dusun Villas. Although regular visitors to Bali (with our kids), we had never stayed in Petitenget (where the villas are actually located) before so we booked the Dusun purely on the basis of good Trip Advisor recommendations. We were not disappointed.

The villas are very well located, set back from the road in a quiet lane-way near the Grocer and Grind Deli and the Bodyworks spa. We payed for a Spa Package which included an excellent in-room massage for two (provided by spa staff at the nearby Kunja villas) and a four course dinner cooked in-room. The seafood dinner was pleasant enough but ... when you're in the middle of culinary heaven we would in retrospect not have bothered with it - there are such excellent dining choices on your doorstep.

The villa itself was well equipped with WiFi, TV, stereo, DVD and a selection of good books. The pool was, for a one bedroom villa, a surprisingly good size (you could do laps in it). Bed was comfy with good quality linen and the shower had excellent water pressure. Staff were universally fantastic - nothing was too much trouble. They even organized for an Anniversary cake to be delivered to our room. Breakfast was cooked in-room daily at a time specified by us - good quality and variety (although for a decent coffee you'll need to head down to the Grocer and Grind).

We ended up paying around $350 per night for the package which I think was a bit on the expensive side - the villas, although lovely, are a little dated (or perhaps just more 'traditional'?) - there are certainly much funkier/contemporary places to choose from in Petitenget and possibly better value ones if you shop around - there are, after all, hundreds to choose from!

The 3 bedroom villas looked good for a larger group, and I loved that the staff were able to erect a 'pool fence' around the very large swimming pool for families with young children, something we hadn't seen before on our previous villa stays.

We would recommend the Dusun for families and couples wanting a quiet retreat.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Whilst planning our Bali holiday 6 months ago, I found it diffucult to decide where to stay for the week. We had been to Bali before but never thought of staying in a private villa. It was the perfect choice!
Staying at The Dusun in Seminyak made our trip very enjoyable and memorable. We travelled with 2 adults and 2 children (1 being a toddler), and stayed in a 1 bedroom villa. The bed was massive and comfy, especially the pillows. We requested an extra bed/matress, and we brought a fold out slumber/ready bed for our toddler - and there was still plenty of space in our room!
We loved the outdoor living area (much better than being couped up in a hotel room), with plenty of room for our toddler to wander around. Our private pool was just the right size and beckoned us morning, noon and night.
The staff were an absolute delight, always there to welcome us back from an outing with a smile and chat. Our girls loved being fussed over. The Dusun also organised a complimentary birthday cake for the birthday girl!
We loved having breakfast cooked for us at a time that suited us. We loved having a driver take us wherever we needed to go - whether it was just down the road or a trip into Kuta (and if a driver was not available, a taxi was called and paid for). We loved our complimentary afternoon tea. We loved the cleanliness. We loved staying at The Dusun.
Location was perfect, only a short stroll to restaurants and shopping strips (although in the heat of the day we still needed a ride to and from villa). Also short stroll to beach. Across the road is Body Works Day Spay! Fantastic!
Thank you to Putra, Dewi, Johnny and all staff who looked after us for the week.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

This is our third stay at The Dusun. We keep going back as in our opinion there is no better villa option in Seminyak (and we have stayed with a few other competitors). We stay in a 3 bedroom villa with another family. So there are four adults and three children all under 8. The villa accommodates us all easily.

We enjoy The Dusun for the attentive and personalised service. No request is too much and everything is accomplished in a timely fashion with a wonderful warm smile. The villas are close to great restaurants, day spas, the beach and shopping opportunities. If you want to head a bit further afield the drivers from The Dusan will drop you off. After a busy day out an about it is lovely to get home to a spotless villa with afternoon tea waiting.

The generously sized pool and surrounding grounds are fabulous for children. We take some pool toys with us and this keeps the kids entertained for hours. The villa style also means that at night you can pop the kids to bed and then share a drink, swim and conversation with other adults in your party without having to worry about where the children are or organising baby sitting. This does suit us.

As a part of the turn down service the villas are sprayed (and mozzie coils used) every afternoon to help keep the mozzies at bay. The dine-in menu allows you to order and then The Dusan staff will collect, serve and even clean-up afterwards. Bliss!

For us The Dusun continues to exceed all of our expectations.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Dusun
Address: Jl. Kayu Jati No. 8, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#11 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dusun 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dusun Hotel is located in the Petitenget area of Seminyak just a minute stroll from Bali’s famous sunset beach and Seminyak’s restaurants. The Dusun is a blissfully quiet property with 14 exclusively private villas. The Dusun takes a professional and friendly approach to hospitality. The service and ambience are natural and never intrusive, with all requests handled pragmatically, without any fuss. The hotel is laden with luxury; the villas, pools and gardens are spacious, set in a bright and tasteful decor. Pamper yourself at The Dusun with its charming atmosphere offering the perfect setting for romantic honeymoons, friends’ getaways or family holidays. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dusun Villas Bali Hotel Seminyak
Dusun Hotel Bali
Dusun Hotel Seminyak
The Dusun Bali/Seminyak

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