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“Kayana's Journey of Love” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Kayana Bali
Ranked #24 of 138 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
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1 review
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“Kayana's Journey of Love”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

We stayed at the Kayana from the 15-18th February 2014 (4D3N Journey of Love Package). Our first wedding anniversary was on the 17th February and hence we thought the package was something that suited what we were looking for, which had a complimentary full day tour of our choice, romantic candle-light dinner and a 2.5 hours spa for 2.

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Our flight was nearly cancelled due to the volcanic eruption in Java. And then, delayed by slightly over than an hour due to technical issues of the plane. It dampened our spirits a bit.

However, upon landing at the Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport, we were greeted with a smile by our friendly Kayana driver Ketut Sumadana. He offered us some mineral water, before taking us to our hotel. Along the way, he shared with us some background on Bali, places to visit, cultures etc.

When we arrived at the hotel, we were pleasantly surprised with a complimentary upgrade to a pool villa and was pleased that the hotel remembered my request to have a villa away from the W driveway (which is also the odd numbered rooms). Really glad to have my request granted and my expectations exceeded!!

The pool villa was just lovely and spacious! We had our breakfast in the pavilion next to our own pool most of the time and even opted for our complimentary romantic dinner to be in our villa. Only thing to take note is that there are quite a few mosquitoes dining in the villa's pavilion. You may need to get your butler to bring in some mosquito coils, which we did. The rooms are cleaned and the bathrooms had ample of toiletries and bath towels (3 big ones, 3 medium ones and 3 small ones).

The spa was incredible! We had a foot scrub before the massage and then followed by a full body scrub and jacuzzi. 2.5 hours of pure relaxation! The masseuse were polite and professional, making sure we were comfortable with the room temperatures, background music and massage pressure.

The complimentary full day tour we chose to visit a Batik factory, Batuan temple and rice padi terraces in Ubud. Our driver Ketut Sumadana who was also the one who picked us from the airport, was also a very good tour guide. He took the initiative to park his car quickly wherever we visited and took pictures of us which was great (no need to look for other tourist or locals to get them to take your photo)! He also explained to us the history, culture and interesting facts (like the Ubud rice terrace was actually the place they shot Julia Roberts movie "Eat Pray Love")! After visiting the rice padi terraces, we had about half an hour to spare which was not a lot, considering how traveling from one place to another takes time. So our driver took the initiative again and asked us if we would like to visit the plantation nearby which grows Vanilla, Cocoa, Ginger, and even have Civet Cats!! Of course, we agreed! At the plantation, we saw many interesting crops and the Civet Cats. There we learnt how the Civet Cat coffee was being made and got to try a cup at only $5 (10 times less than what we have in Singapore)!!! The day trip was tiring but very fulfilling!!

All in all, the Kayana's Journey of Love package is a very good deal. I definitely recommend all who are traveling as a couple to go for it! The whole experience was just incredible!

If you are reading this and can't decide where to stay, you should definitely consider Kayana. The service provided was impeccable and prompt. The complimentary shuttle service provided was definitely a plus point, which made our whole trip hassle-free and efficient. And also, the location is just perfect! Easily accessible to Potato Head, Ku De Ta, Sarong, Mama San (all the famed bars and restaurants), as well as shopping districts.

Already missing Kayana and looking forward to my next re-visit!!

Room Tip: Definitely the odd number rooms and away from the W drive-way.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

my husband and I had a great stay at the Kayana for my 30th birthday. the villa with private pool was beautiful and very private, despite being part of a hotel. breakfast each morning was delicious, and it was very fun to have it delivered to the room. we found it a little difficult to communciate with the staff when we were looking for directions or reservations, but we were able to figure it out. just make sure you dont take the car service if you are going outside of seminyak -- taxis are much cheaper!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you're looking to stay at a villa that will seamlessly combine both the tranquil Balinese Villa experience and modern, trendy rooms - look no further.

The Kayana, is quite the gem in Seminyak. Service is warm and impeccable. Rooms were clean, cosy and tastefully designed - love how they managed to infuse a modern, sexy vibe to it while maintaining the Balinese touch making it very romantic for couples. Bed is comfy - not too hard, not too soft. Perfect!

As for the location, you just can't beat it! It is literally next door to the W and Potato Head. Stone's throw away from lots of good bars and restaurants too. Inevitably, weeekend nights will mean more noise as it's close parties.

Breakfast comes with a lovely spread, food is good although the staff at the restaurant don't speak fluent English. You can have breakfast by the main hotel pool or they will serve it up to your room and you may have it at your cabana. I found the latter slightly less appealing as you'd have to combat your breakfast with a somewhat small grist of fruit flies and mosquitoes.

Overall, I'd recommend this place if you fancy staying somewhere nice in Seminyak. Brilliant villa!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

The Kayana is really a nice place with very comfortable villas (with private dipping pool) in good condition and extremely friendly and professional staff. Any of our requests was handled with top priority and to our full satisfaction. The villas are very well designed with enough space and a large bathroom. It will soon be necessary to renew electrical appliances (TV and iPod loudspeaker were cracking so that we did not use them) and the air condition in one villa (we stayed there twice in two villas) was making noise beyond normal functioning.

The small garden and walls around the villa makes the Kayana a very nice 'private' place - with only one issue: the construction work around the Kayana creates a lot of noise without interruption. The entire Kayana structure is beautifully designed (Garden, walls, lightning) and maintained.

We also liked the restaurant and the food (delicious) and again the flexibility and professionalism of the staff. What's also great is that very next (left side after exiting the lobby) is a great Deli with a very delicious food and a mini mart (7-11 style) on the other side. Opposite the Kayana is a good place for massages and plenty of restaurants around (the W ; Ku De Ta ; Luciola).

If you are looking for a beach, then the Seminyak is not the right place. It used to be a nice beach here (10-20 years ago) but now the beach is extremely dirty (plastic and other waste as far as you can see) and there is so much construction that there is simply no quiet place. We love to walk on beaches but as you really have to watch every step on the Seminyak beach to avoid stepping on some waste its simply no fun.

The Kayana has parking for 4 cars (we had a car) and there was never a problem to park there. Driving can be a bit stressful but I would still recommend a car (good experience with balicarfinder.com) to get around and travel to other more quiet places if you are in Bali.

One final point: stay away from the villas next to the W entrance road (on the right side from entrance) as there is considerable traffic to/from W that adds to the construction noise level.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bondi, Australia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed at Kayana for 4 nights with my 4 year old daughter and it was a lovely experience. The service is friendly and efficient and the location was fantastic. Right next to the W Hotel and close to Potato Head, Jalan Petitenget is my preferred location after staying in various other parts of Seminyak several times in the past year.

While definitely more of a couples resort, I wasn't uncomfortable with being there with my daughter and the staff were great with her. The villas are lovely and private and it's nice having your own plunge pool (but they are really small, so don't expect to do laps). The main pool near the restaurant is a great size though, so you have options.

The inclusive breakfast menu was really great and there are plenty of options to cater for all tastes - all freshly prepared and cooked (no buffet set up).

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and while it was a little bit on the pricey side for Bali, it was a really good experience and we would definitely stay there again. Thank you Kayana!

Room Tip: We stayed in a Delux room on the side of the W Hotel and got a little bit of noise (as it backs on t...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Good price, great private pool villas, quiet and peaceful near the beach. The breakfast a la carte served at any time at your villa was wonderful! We were going to book at the W next door for double the price for a non-villa room, but extremely glad we chose the Kayana instead with our own private pool villa. The beach at Seminyak is not nice to swim and other than directly in front of the W is quite dirty, so dont waste money just to have that beach view. If we wanted to visit the beach it was easily accessible through the W (hah!). The Kayana hotel staff provided us with an excellent recommendation for a dinner venue, Merah Putih, within 5 minutes walking distance.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Samtimmydation
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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

We stayed at The Kayana for our honeymoon, and it was our virgin trip to Bali. Susan Farael responded to my email booking enquiry and I am very pleased with her kind and patient assistance to ensure my special request and booking went smoothly.

I am very pleased throughout the stay. Airport transfer arrangements were efficiently made upon request with the villa. We were amazed when we reached the villa. Courteous and polite receptionists, informed us of our itinerary during our 4d3n stay. We booked the one bedroom deluxe villa which comes with a 1.2metre plunge pool. Wifi accessible in villa, restaurant and lobby area. Clean room, unique and classy room layout which made it a perfect honeymoon for husband and I. The villa has a small pantry for the butler to prepare and serve our breakfast in the comfort of our villa. The breakfast menu offers a wide range of choices; from Western to Indonesian, American etc.

I am honoured to meet up with the GM of The Kayana, Mr Arief Ali. He provided very good hospitality to his guests, who then became part of The Kayana family. I will definitely make a return stay with The Kayana.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsJina
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Property: The Kayana Bali
Address: Jalan Raya Petitenget, Kerobokan Kelod | Kuta Utara, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#18 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#23 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#23 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Kayana Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Kayana is the one of the preferred villas in Seminyak, boasting a reputation for quality accommodation at agreeable rates. The 24 separate villas are positioned just off a winding pathway, flanked with Frangipani trees and tropical foliage. Surrounded by pristine gardens and rich in the rewards that fresh open air brings, a stay at The Kayana offers guests total privacy and tranquility. The Deluxe Villas is featuring a plunge pool as well as an outdoor dining and lounge area. Moving further, each unit of their Pool Villas is featuring a spacious 28sqm pool with outdoor dining and lounge area with pristine gardens. All of the 24 private villas is stocked with double canopy king size bed, air condition, wireless connection, safe deposit box, a plasma TV, buggy car and many more The Kayana is situated close to Potato Head, Huu Bar, Kudeta and surrounded by good restaurants and boutiques. Just 15 minutes by walking to public beach and 20 minutes by walking to Seminyak center. ... more   less 
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