My family and I (all 14 of us) just returned from a lovely 5 days in Seminyak a couple of weeks ago where we stayed at the Cicada Townhouses' Grand Residence and Executive Residence villas. And we had the best time ever! From the moment we arrived it was first class service all the way. We were checked in speedily by the most helpful Febri (who had also been a source of excellent communication and reassurance during the course of booking the holiday over email). We were then whisked away to the 2 villas. These 2 villas are located about 0.5km from the main townhouses but it was just behind Seminyak Square which was so convinient to walk about and be in the middle of it all. The house were directly opposite each other so it was perfect for the big group of 14 of us to 'stay together'.
The houses are nothing short of amazing! Large living areas, huge modern kitchens decked out with everything you need. The Grand Residence had massive rooms with equally massive bathrooms. Each with their own pool and dining area. Pool towels are refreshed everyday and breakfast provisions for you to cook (eggs, bacon, croissant and sausages and full coffee machine). You can also order room service if you wish. I was constantly amazed at all the modern amenities and the abundance of space in each villa. Even with 7 people occupying each villa, we never felt 'on top of each other'. Every room has it's own TV and also a large flatcreen in the lounge room. Every room is fully air con or ceiling fan. It was heaven. The villas are fully serviced like you were part of the main hotel, and the service was spectacular. It's 5 star all the way and super clean. Unlike many other places in Bali, the villas didn't seem worn or too dated and I attribute that to the upkeep of the staff. A special thank you to Suar and Yoaman who looked after us over the 5 days. Nothing was ever to hard, and they were so helpful with general info everyday. Their patience and constant smiles made our holidays so pleasurable.... and let me tell you we were are a hard bunch to please. Free wifi all day. Amazing showers and some indoor/outdoor bathrooms. Mozzies were never an issue.
There were only a couple of minor cons, and for this reason I have still given both places a 5 star rating.
- it can be hard for cabs to find the villas at night as they are tucked away in a small alley way. But after a day or two you are navigating around with no drama so it becomes easy. In the daytime we walked out to the main street with no hassle. Very safe and quiet. If you want to book a car through Cicada it's pretty cheap and their drivers are excellent.
- There is not a lot of 'lounging' space around the pools. Executive had only 2 deck chairs and Grand had none. It's fine if you are just in the pool, but I like to sunbake. Once again, a minor flaw.
- Executive Residence is a little bit older, and a few things are starting to show some age like wonky doors. Easily fixed
Without a doubt if you are a large family, or traveling in a group, these 2 residence are the way to go for complete luxury and no fuss holiday. And I feel for the service and large clean space that we got, the price is awesome!
Bali needs more villas like this!
I can't speak more highly!
Thanks again to Febri, Ria, Yoaman and Suar for making our stay so fabulous!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A new concept in beachside contemporary accommodation, Cicada Luxury Townhouses is where Bali holiday dreams come true. Just a short drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and you'll be at our location in trendy Seminyak, right in the heart of where it's all happening on this magical tropical island. With the glorious golden sands of Bali's world-famous beaches only a short walk away, and surrounded by some of the island's best bars, restaurants and clubs, you'll enjoy a paradise getaway like no other. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cicada Luxury Townhouses Hotel Seminyak
- Cicada Luxury Townhouses Bali/Seminyak