Great location, 5 minute walk to the beach & restaurants
Family friendly, with awesome pool and open living area for chilling out
Great Breakfast thanks to Kadek!
We stayed 2 nights - 4 adults and 3 older teenagers.
After a little false start due to name of villa not printed on any confirmation documents or receipts and my failure to take note of the name we missed our pick up at Denpasar. An hour dodgy taxi trip to search for villa found down lane way we finally arrived at midnight!
It was a welcome haven and Kudek was kindly awaiting our arrival.
Great place, clean, open indoor outdoor living areas with wonderfully large modern lovely bedrooms and especially lovely bathrooms with gardens and open roofs. Perfect for 2 families or even for 4 couples.
Great location and kudek and staff were on hand for hot water problem and to provide lovely cooked breakfasts each morning.
Highly recommend as a great base for your Bali holiday.
Motel Mexicola a great fun night out with dancing on tables and lots of atmosphere.
Thoroughly enjoyable stay at Seminyak Villa. Close to everything, very clean and well maintained. Owners were available 24hrs in case of any problems.
We stayed here as 4 adults and 3 kids and had a ball. Russell was away so we dealt with Kushal who was fantastic. Initially there were a couple of teething problems, (one of the beds was slightly broken and a light in the pool came loose) but these were dealt with immediately and effectively. I was a bit worried about the room with the steep steps after reading reviews but it really wasn't a big deal. My husband and I ended up in that room and we certainly didn't have any issues. The villa had all mod cons and the outdoor living/ dining area was fantastic. Kadek (the housekeeper/ chef) was so lovely and we felt totally comfortable leaving our kids with her one evening so the adults could go out. You couldn't as for a better location either. The beach and some great restaurants are 5 mins away. Easily walkable for even the kids. Nothing was too much trouble and when my daughter developed an ear infection, Kadek even drove to the pharmacist herself. Throughly recommend this place and we had a fantastic holiday. We will be back!
We were two families, with 5 children (3 - 11 years old) between us, that stayed in the villa for 11 nights. The villa had everything we needed and the space was really well used.
The kids loved the pool and it was a good enough size for us. With only 5 minutes walk from Seminyak beach, it was the perfect location! Next door is an excellent spa and shops just around the corner.
The house keeper, Kadek, and owners were always at hand if any help were needed. The owners have put together a great info booklet with recommendations for everything from yoga classes to restaurants. We would definitely recommend a stay at Villa Ora Grande!
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We were welcomed by Skye on arrival who had a cold beer for each of us on which was great after just coming from the airport. She showed us around and the use of the mobile phone was a nice touch for taxis and contacting Russell if we needed to, although later on in the week the phone died and we could not locate the charger anywhere.
The villa is very clean and has a nice indoor outdoor flow to the pool and the loungers. The loungers and pool get sun for most part of the day with shady areas also which was perfect. However, to be expected with getting this great social area; the tiles and all concrete around the pool was extremely slippery. We had to use the towel everywhere we walked and a few of us had some hard falls over on the tiles. I can add that we were drinking in the pool so maybe we weren't as careful as usual but the concrete around the pool was extremely slippery whenever it was wet. Maybe an outdoor shower with places to dry your feet would be a nice touch so you can rinse off the chlorine and dry your feet somewhere before going back inside.
There was a stovetop, bbq and all basic cooking appliances and tools, but there was no oven or microwave which hardly bothered us as we nearly always ate out. But with Bali meals being so big and having leftovers for breakfast it would have been nice to at least have a microwave to reheat leftovers when having a lazy day watching movies and swimming.
The bedrooms were nice and clean and beds extremely comfy. Although I must add that the upstairs room's stairs are extremely steep and the fourth bedroom downstairs with the two singles was not changed to a king mattress, only the two beds pushed together, so is more ideal if you have children or two single friends to leave as single beds.
The cleaners were extremely friendly and hard workers, we hardly had to lift a finger. They offer to do washing too which is cheaper and more convenient than having to use the laundry service at the end of the alley.
We had breakfast cooked for us in the villa the first three mornings which was lovely, although we weren't offered it on arrival and had to ask. Would be nice to have more options for breakfast in the villa information book and what food can be made and dinners etc as we had to ask. Would also be nice to have a few more options of things were could get in the villa if needed. But I think what we did get was good value for money.
The villa is in a great location and only 30 seconds walk to a spa at the end of the alley. It is dearer than the cheaper ones you find scattered everywhere being about $15 for an hour but we ended up using this one everyday as the service as a whole was mush more professional and the massages were great! Highly recommend a facial! The beach is only 5 minutes walk away also and the cleaner also has her own scooters which you can hire for $5 a day.
Would definitely stay again for the value, price and overall feel of the villa. Thank you Russell and Skye!
Travelling as a family, Grandma, mum, dad, 2 x 18 year olds, 2 mid 20's, this villa worked a treat for us. Lots of sun on the pool area, separated sleeping areas, well looked after. Heaps of English tv channels for when everyone (except Grandma) had hangovers. Easy access to money exchange, ATM's, supermarket, massages, laundry. Easy walk to La Plancha and other beach bars for a relaxing Bintang, or moonlite bar for an extraordinary cocktail.
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