Rumi Villas - Villa Yuyu (2BR) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
6.8
Reviewed:
14-Oct-2013

A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Yuyu (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a decent-sized pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The air conditioned master bedroom proved to be a welcome retreat – the bed was extremely comfortable and we were treated to a stunning sunset from our ring-side seats on the private terrace. The multi-tasking housekeeper worked well behind the scenes, and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Yuyu may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:6 Location:9 Outside Area:6
Living Area:6 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:5 Facilities:6 Staff:8
Value:9
Highlights

An amazing location for those who thrive on being close to the coolest shops, restaurants and bars! And an amazing price for such a well located villa. We were surprised just how quiet it is considering, and thoroughly enjoyed the privacy, space, and having a housekeeper discreetly on hand to look after us.

Surprises

Most of the surprises were the good ‘wow-the-villa-includes-this-too’ kind! The stairs to the master bedroom are unguarded, but a child gate can be provided on request. The lack of lighting on the lane from the villa to Jalan Laksmana makes late night worse-for-wear wobbling back to the villa a challenge, but at the time of this review (Feb 2012) steps were being made to remedy this as the road was being surfaced and solar lighting installed.

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6.8 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. A lot of care has gone into creating in Villa Yuyu (and its sisters in Rumi Villas) a well-designed, value-for-money family retreat. Although the garden is small, we were happy to have a decent-sized pool in place of lawn and, with the quick-dry Sunbrella-covered cushions on the sofa, we didn’t have to worry about wet swimsuits in the living area when stirring from the pool loungers to get out of the sun. The air conditioned master bedroom proved to be a welcome retreat – the bed was extremely comfortable and we were treated to a stunning sunset from our ring-side seats on the private terrace. The multi-tasking housekeeper worked well behind the scenes, and the villa manager Nyoman was charming and efficient. The owner, who likens his team to a family, makes a point of meeting his guests when he’s in Bali, and his ebullience helps explain the glowing testimonials and high number of families who choose to return. Villa Yuyu may not suit those looking for a swanky Seminyak pad and the level of pandering only a phalanx of full-time staff can provide, but it is perfect for parents who want their kids to be safe and cared for without running themselves ragged, and who want their own retreat while being only steps away from shops and restaurants – and all this for less than the price of a modestly-starred hotel. Holiday budgets go further too when the first 19-litre water bottle and all personal laundry is free. And, unusually, there’s no mark-up on the grocery shopping the housekeeper is happy to do for guests.

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