Stayed in a one-bedroom villa on 17-20 November 2010. This was my second stay at this property. A friend recommended this villa to me in 2009 when we were there to attend the wedding of our best friend. While most of the wedding party were staying at The Elysian, my friend selected this property because it is close to the wedding venue at Kudeta and cost a fraction of the price that the rest paid for their accommodation at The Elysian. Though there is a great difference in terms of style and sophisication as compared to the high-end resort, there is no lack of comfort, privacy, amenities and courtesies from the staff in this property. The property is well located to get to many good restaurants along Jalan Laksamana. Our favourites are Mykonos (Greek) and Kuni's (Japanese).
There are plenty of taxis that you can hail along the main road, which is 2 minutes walk from the main gate. Taxis run by the meter and are very cheap way of commuting to the beaches and some of the best restaurants in Seminyak/Oberoi area. Our taxi fare to Oberoi beach which is about 2.5km away cost only USD1!!!
The driveway leading to the entrance of the villa has plants and palm trees on both sides that makes you feel like you are entering an oasis the moment you step off the dusty and sometimes congested Jalan Laksamana. There is a resident dog by the name of Obi who greets you everytime you enter or leave the villa compound. To those who are afraid of dog, not to worry, Obi, a golden retreiver, is very tame and obedient and is always on restrain.
We had a one-bedroom villa for this visit, comprising a nice private pool, a foyer with comfortable sitting area, dining area and a kitchen, a very comfortable bedroom covered with high quality bed linen and an ensuite bathroom with 2 wash basins, a huge tub that 2 adults can fit in comfortably and a standing shower area.
When I stayed in the 2 bedroom villa during my visit in 2009, I found that the water from the tap had a funny smell of the sewage. However, this time round in a different villa, I did't have that problem with the water from the tap. They must have either fix the problem with a filter or the problem is isolated only to the particluar villa.
The only minor grouse I have is that there aren't enough hangers to hang clothes in the closet.
In any case, this has become my favourite place to stay in Bali and I am booking for a return visit in March 2011!!!
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- Heliconia Hotel Seminyak
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