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Bhavana Private Villas
Ranked #109 of 148 Hotels in Seminyak
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Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed at Bhavana Villas for 10 days and loved it. We have been to Bali many times before but this time wanted to try a different type of accommodation. We would normally have stayed in a large 4 or 5 star hotel in Kuta or Legian but chose Bhavana private villas and were very impressed with the service and facilities. Everything was exactly as portrayed on the website. I was sceptical when I booked it but it truly was exactly as the website stated.

The villas are on a small side road (pot holed and bumpy) in Seminyak, walking distance to some very nice restaurants and shops. A taxi into the heart of Kuta only cost about 25,000 Rupiah which is less than $5 AUD. So for just a few dollars you can enjoy the peace and tranquility of Seminyak but still be close to the hectic hustle and bustle of Kuta. If you want to be in amongst the action, then maybe Seminyak is not the place for you. If you want to relax in the privacy of a walled compound with a sparkling pool and luxurious gardens then Bhavana Villas is the right place.

The villas are not new but are well kept. I have read other travellers' reviews and some have mentioned worn or old linens but our towels etc were fluffy and smelled beautifully clean and fresh every morning. The staff were efficient, friendly and always smiling. Breakfast was cooked for us in our villa every morning at the pre-arranged time. The pool was more than large enough for our needs and so convenient. In the larger hotels using the pool is often quite stressful as other people's children are running about, screaming or jumping on you, when all you really want to do is relax and enjoy a nice swim. At Bhavana Villas, the pool is your own and we enjoyed ours at all times of the day from 8 am until 11pm. There was no time restrictions. The villas do not have a bar or a restaurant on site but the room service menu is quite extensive and very competitively priced. The local convenience stores all sell alcohol and soft drinks which can be kept in your refrigerator.

While in Bali, I celebrated my birthday. My partner arranged with the hotel staff to fill the pool with beautiful flowers while we were out at the Safari Park. What a surprise when we returned to our villa, then we had a wonderful candlelit dinner by the poolside. The next morning, the pool boys returned to clear all the flowers from the pool and within 20 minutes it was all back to normal again. A fantastic memory of a beautiful relaxing holiday at the Bhavana villas.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2010

These were great rooms pool fantastic. Make sure you take mozzie spray and a little balinese language aswell. The staff tried to help but were poorly trained, couldn't speak english well which made it hard to communicate needs, which was dissapointing also the car was never available unlike what it says in the brochures. Food was average so we ate out most the time, I think this would be great for return travellers to Bali who like there own space and confident in the area as there is no real service or help.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2010

Just returned from a couple of fantastic weeks in Bali, one of which was spent at the Beautiful Aston Bhavana Villas in Seminyak. These villas are in an excellent location, just off "Eat Street" their in the street where the famous Ultimo restauraunt is on the corner, a copule of minutes walk from all the shops and restauraunts (disregard all the maps you see because none of them are accurate). Having stayed at Elysium Villas last time and paid approx $350 per night, Aston Bhavana is exceptional value at approx $200 per night (Great Value). we had a one bedroom villa with private pool, outdoor kitchen and dining area, lovely bathroom with outdoor shower. the villas are nice and quiet unlike some other locations where villas back onto side roads etc... these are all well located off the roads. Service is excellent, loads of staff to attend to any and all your requests. Breakfast is fantastic, they actually come to your villa at the time you request and cook your breakfast in your outdoor kitchen for you. I would not hesitate in staying at these wonderful Villas again, very hard to beat for Value and location. We hired a motor bike for the week we were there, the staff organised it for us for approx $6 a day. the beach is approx 2 minutes on the bike, you could walk, but after long days at the beach, we prefered to just jump on the bike to get back to our beautiful Villa.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

We stayed 3 nights in Seminyak at the Aston after 3 nights in Jimbaran - two very different resorts but both enjoyable. The one bed villa was comfortable, the setting clean and well kept and the pool refreshing. OK there are were few small things to be sorted in maintenance (trims not fitting, a broken deck board) but these did not distract at all from our stay.
Good things about the Aston Bhavana:
1)To wake up to breakfast served in your room, cooked to your liking was a real treat.
2) The bathroom - a real novelty to be in and out side.
3) The courtesy car which took us to the restaurants in the immediate neighbourhood, to our next hotel and the airport at the end of the trip. (Also the pickup from our reort prior was competitively priced - not the usual high price, hotel transfer).
4) The area - right in amongsth the old Seminyak with padi fields and traditional houses but just up the road from some great restaurants on Jalan Oberoi.
5) The peace and quiet. Even though the hotel was full there was no noise from adjacent villas. Great for lounging around and doing nothing!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2010

We booked the Aston Bhavana (formerly Sesari Bali) for the last week of our honeymoon and it was the perfect end to a busy trip around Bali.

We ordered breakfast every morning and requested some items that weren't on the menu and it was such a treat to have it cooked for us in our villa kitchen. Our villa was spotless and every night at dusk there was a turn down service which included the mozzie control team. The resort is fairly new and is in a great location - quiet but close enough to nightlife if you fancy going out. Our stay included a free massage and a luxury candlelit meal by our private pool which we had on our last night. Amazing service!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2010

Giving their guest privacy is the only good thing about this hotel/villas but the rest I must agreed with some of the review. Floor was filthy, in the dining room and in the bed room, bathroom wall full of water mark, etc.No management presence from the day we arrived till the day we checked out. One of the most uncomfortable bed that we've ever encounter. I think Aston should do some changes, as one of the leading brand in Indonesia in terms of building & service. Do not let this type of service ruin the quality of hospitality in Bali, especially with the rate that they offer to public.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

My husband and I had 6 nights booked. We were in Villa 16, which is right at the back of the complex. Villas are clean and very private. Staff were friendly and offered a shuttle service to Kuta for us. This could be a one off - not really sure as they were going to the airport to pick up other guests.
While we were there it rained and the water seemed to splash into the living area- the living area and bathroom are outdoors and undercover. The bedroom was air conditioned and had a flat screen TV to watch from your bed. Breakfast was good but did become a bit boring towards the end of our stay- restaurants are close and meals are reasonably cheap if you wanted to eat something different elsewhere. I would recommend this hotel to friends and family.
The only problem we found with this hotel is that the road out front was very potholed and dark of a night.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bhavana Private Villas

Address: Jalan Pangkung Sari, Banjar Taman, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia (Formerly Aston Bhavana Villas)
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Seminyak
#75 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#79 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range: $127 - $263 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bhavana Private Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The delightful Bhavana Bali offers sixteen delightful private villas set in immaculate walled gardens each with a private pool, a semi outdoor lounge area with a functional kitchenette, dining area and air-conditioned bedrooms.Modeled after traditional houses found in Bali and Java, the villas are built, furnished and decorated using local timber, tiles, fabrics and artifacts - blended with a modern-minimalist edge.Each has its own private pool, semi outdoor lounge with a kitchen and dining area. In the midst of fashionable Seminyak, the Bhavana - Private Villas are only minutes away from Seminyak beach offering daily spectacular sunsets which can be viewed from delightful beachside cafes and bars.Seminyak is also a world class shopping, dine out and nightlife destination with several of Asia’s best restaurants, bars and discotheques offering something for everyone. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bhavana Private Villas Hotel Seminyak
Aston Bhavana Hotel
Aston Bhavana Resort
Sesari Bali
Bhavana Private Villas Bali/Seminyak

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