Sayang d'Amour Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
02-Jul-2013

Sayang d’Amour is a veritable palace, and can’t fail to please. If you like opulence and grandeur, the colour purple, intricate detailing, Moorish arches, palatial bedrooms, indulgent bathing facilities, an astounding collection of objets d’art, a stellar kitchen, discreet staff, and plenty of activities and games for the kids, all just a short walk from the beach and Bali’s best restaurants, then perhaps you should stop your villa search and push “book Villa Sayang d’Amour” right now.

It took us ages to tour the villa simply because there is so much visual distraction (in the best possible way). Curiosity forced us to take the long and lingering roundabout route through the main house via the kitchen, living and dining room, and office/TV room, taking in all the detailing, the furnishings and décor (including hundreds of Moroccan-styled floor tiles) before we even reached the garden. Eighty percent of the materials, furnishings and artefacts have been imported from Morocco by the French owners to recreate a private fantasy surrounded by high walls, so while it may be true that the villa doesn’t have much of a connection with Bali, it’s fun to fantasise!  

And although there is a chef on hand to work magic in that gourmet kitchen, being positioned in Petitenget means that some of the best restaurants in (dare we say) Asia are literally within easy walking distance. Having the super stylish W Retreat and Potato Head Beachclub as neighbours gives you the (again walking distance) choice to hang out with the movers and shakers and catch the beachclub vibe – should the privacy of your palace prove too much.

At the time of our visit (June 2013) the villa was still very new and the staff not quite up to the slick standard that you might expect from a property of this calibre. But it is early days, and from what we saw we expect they will achieve service of the highest level before too long.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:9
Highlights

There’s just so much space at this villa you could get lost trying to find your friends or family members. Loads of sunbeds, tables, sofas, and a kitchen that wannabe Masterchefs would definitely have trouble tearing themselves away from. The TV room is also superbly comfortable with overstuffed handmade leather couches in front of a 56-inch screen. There’s even a little table for kids with all sorts of pool and land toys to keep them busy. The villa is gorgeously lit at night.

Surprises

The villa has a much-sought-after location in the middle of Petitenget, but this also means that everyone else wants in on the prime real estate; by this we refer to the big hotel that is going up about 100m away. As of June 2013 the heavy machinery was in full swing and the sounds of hammering and earth moving equipment filled the day. Expect this to continue for at least 12 months. On the other side of the villa is the driveway to the W Retreat (hotel) so cars and bikes are constantly driving by. This will be a beautiful retreat once all the surrounding land is developed.

Guest Reviews (47)

Anna M, Australia checked out on 30-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
21-Oct-2019
Beautiful villa, good service and fantastic cooking, great location.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tom L, Australia checked out on 23-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
12-Sep-2019
all excellent, thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Matthew I, Hong Kong checked out on 01-Jul-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
07-Sep-2019
Everything was good - good food, friendly staff, good villa.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Vikas B, India checked out on 22-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
05-Sep-2019
Everything was very satisfactory. All the staff was very co-operative, helping with good hospitality. We would like to suggest my friends and family for Sayang D'amour villa. Chef helped us a lot.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Prasun K, India checked out on 19-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
05-Sep-2019
Excellent service by staff - very courteous and smiling always. Villa was very clean and well maintained. Thank you for taking good care of us.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Samantha C, Australia checked out on 12-Jun-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
05-Sep-2019
GREAT service, friendly staff....a beautiful large villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Allan P, Indonesia checked out on 13-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Jun-2019
nice villa with friendly staff. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Umesh A, India checked out on 06-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Jun-2019
Good food, friendly staff, the best experience so far in villa service.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lori L, Australia checked out on 28-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
all excellent, thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Katrin P, Singapore checked out on 02-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2019
Super friendly staff. Love the villa manager Iwan, very attentive. The staff took care all our wishes and food was very good.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Moira R, Australia checked out on 22-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2019
The villa experience was excellent. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Sayang D'amour to anyone looking for a perfect, relaxing visit.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Aly J, Vietnam checked out on 13-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2019
Irwan was a brilliant, staff friendly and helpful. Lovely stay at Sayang D'amour. We will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Trent K, Australia checked out on 07-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2019
We had an amazing time. All the staff were fantastic and couldn't have been more helpful, the villa was fantastic and perfect for our kids. It was our most relaxing group trip yet.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Roslyn S, Australia checked out on 17-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Dec-2018
Our stay was made more memorable by level of service we received as soon as we arrived at the villa. we were made to feel so welcome by every member of staff and nothing was a problem with any of our requests. We have traveled to many destinations throughout the world and we all agree this has been the best accommodation and service we have had. We will miss you all very much and will tell everyone about you "our friends" from Sayang D'amour Villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ravi K, Mauritius checked out on 04-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Dec-2018
The kitchen staff have been excellent, ready to serve and with a smile. Keep it up we will surely come visit again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kate A, Australia checked out on 12-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Dec-2018
The staff were amazing. They were very helpful and went above and beyond, making sure we were always happy. We cannot thank them enough for their help, they made this a very special trip and we can't wait to come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Bernice L, Singapore checked out on 18-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
The staff were amazing they were very helpful and went above and beyond. Making sure we were always happy. We cannot thank them enough for their help. They made this a very special trip and we cannot wait to come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tamara B, Australia checked out on 05-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Dec-2017
Our stay was fabulous and very relaxing. The staffs were all very helpful. We have really enjoy coming back and will leave with fond memories. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Wendy R, Australia checked out on 21-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
22-Nov-2017
Wonderful villa, excellent staff, fabulous food, we love the chef.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Gisella M, Australia checked out on 09-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Nov-2017
Very happy with everything, staff were amazing, very efficient. Thank you to all and we will back.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Roanne P, New Zealand checked out on 23-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
Excellent!!!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Matthew L, Australia checked out on 13-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
A beautiful villa and the staffs were exceptional !

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Khalid A, United Kingdom checked out on 06-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
Everything was excellent.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Natasha J, United Arab Emirates checked out on 20-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
All the staffs were excellent and very professional. We truly appreciate the excellent service and would love to come back to stay again. Thank you !!!...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Baron F, Australia checked out on 10-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
Excellent chef. Great staffs !!!...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jill E, Australia checked out on 01-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
All were excellent !!!..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Paul C, Singapore checked out on 18-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
All good......

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Dianne K, Malaysia checked out on 09-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
We have had the best holiday ever. The villa is amazing and the staffs are fabulous. They have made our time here very special. We hope to stay again - Thank you ;)

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Gregory I, Australia checked out on 21-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
We canot find faults nor suggest any improvements. From arrival to departure the entire team were outstanding. Everyone was quietly efficient. Friendly and willing to assist with every needs. 10 Adults who enjoy food and socialising can be difficult to please, but you managed us so well. We don't want to leave. We will be back. Thank you very much for everything !!!..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kate D, United Kingdom checked out on 13-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
The staffs were generally helpful and lovely. Everything were excellent.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hugh Y, Singapore checked out on 12-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
Excellent food & service. Thank you !!!...

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Moya M, Singapore checked out on 02-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
Everything was excellent. Thank you..

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Rodney L, Australia checked out on 10-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
No complaints. Very happy with our stay...

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Andrew F, Australia checked out on 27-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
EXCELLENT !!!...

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Matthew B, Australia checked out on 11-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
Iwan & Jony were excellent !!!...

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Andrew G, Indonesia checked out on 20-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Aug-2017
It would have been absolutely great if we could have watched the Olympics on the TV. Everything else was excellent...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Megan M, Australia checked out on 18-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Perfect !!!...We will be definitely returning again next year...

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sandra M, Spain checked out on 27-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Our stay was better than a dream. The staff is so warm and helpful. We had a really wonderful vacation which we hope to repeat. Couldn't have done this without the helpful staff. Cannot think of anyway to make it better. It was more than perfect !!!...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Vanessa S, Australia checked out on 07-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Everyone had a fantastic time and the staffs and food was "ENAK SEKALI" everytime. Thank you!!! Terima kasih banyak...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jennifer Keel, Australia checked out on 13-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
23-Jun-2015
The staff make this villa the best accommodation hands down. The villa has perfect areas for socialising, or if you want to be alone your beautiful big bedroom/sitting rooms are the perfect place. The chef was a wonder with his tasty suggestions for our meals. We ate out once but it didn't compare with the delicious meals prepared by Michael. Ivan the villa manager was sent from heaven. He knew what we wanted before we did and a godsend to the parents of a eighteen month old at meal time. Nothing was a problem to the staff - transport, drinks, snacks, just ask. This villa is beautiful but it's the staff that really excel. Thank you for a terrific holiday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Russia checked out on 13-May-2015
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
26-May-2015
Fantastic villa with charming interiors, great chef who can cook any meal and does it outstandingly. All members of the staff were supportive, the managers are kind and client oriented. Nice swimming pool and the territory is large enough for a big company. Thanks to all the staff, you made our holiday unforgettable.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Celeste Blount-Greene, Singapore checked out on 20-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
21-Jul-2014
We absolutely loved Villa Sayang d'Amour! We stayed with family members from Australia and France and found the design and size of the villa gave us all both privacy and great social entertaining space. The interior decoration is stunning and the grounds are gorgeous. It was just so perfect for our large group of adults and children - we all found something special! The location is great too. Close to the beach and designer shops such as Lulu Yasmine and Magali Pascal. Another point that made our stay so great was the staff, in particular the chef and the manager. The other staff were all so attentive when need but gave us our privacy when we didn't need them. The food thanks to the lovely chef was delicious, we looked forward to every meal. We will definitely stay here again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Lindsay E, Australia checked out on 10-Oct-2013
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
15-Dec-2013
We had the best time at Sayang. The villa is amazing, the outside area perfect for our big family and the staff UNBELIEVABLE. We would be back in a flash.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Jodie D, Australia checked out on 04-Nov-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
15-Nov-2013
We were blown away from start to finish. The Villa was so neat and very clean. The staff were exceptional and were more than happy to do anything, anytime. The Chef was first class and everything we ate was amazing. We went and ate out at some beautiful restaurants, but cancelled some reservations because we wanted to stay in to take advantage of the Chefs beautiful creations. Will definitely be back ASAP.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Karen R, New Zealand checked out on 02-Oct-2013
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2013
Sumptuous and fabulous this villa delivers beyond the photographs. Perfectly located and beautifully furnished. We were delighted and would particularly compliment chef Mike for his delciious food and the charming & helpful Johnnie whom we all wanted to take home!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:8
Jennifer A, Australia checked out on 15-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
18-Sep-2013
A group of 8 of us stayed at the villa in Sept 2013 and from the moment we walked into the doors, we were gobsmacked. Sometimes the website photos are a bit misleading but not at Villa Sayang d'Amour - it looks even better in real life! The villa is stunning and every detail is immaculate. The outside areas are amazing and all the staff were so attentive. Most of our time was spent in the pool (the inflatable toys are a nice touch) but the TV room and numerous lounge chairs were great for relaxing. The villa is located right next to W Hotel and only a short walk to Potatohead. Make sure you try Taco Local which is a few steps away! Thank you so much for a wonderful time - we'll be back as soon as possible!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
BK, Australia checked out on 12-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
22-Jan-2013
Our stay at this villa was great. We shared with family friends - total of 12. The villa was so large & comfortable. The staff at this villa were great with us and our children. As we have a son with Special Needs we sometimes find it hard to find the right holiday accommodation but everyone at this villa was fabulous with his needs and wants-nothing was too hard for them. I must make a special mention of Anik. She was very friendly and organised - not to mention a great cook as well! We hope to come back and stay again.

The villa was furnished beautifully and the kids even got pool toys supplied for the stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Sayang d'Amour /villa/sayang-d-amour.aspx Price starts at $790 - $1,690 per night
9.17 out of 10
based on 48 user reviews. Sayang d’Amour is a veritable palace, and can’t fail to please. If you like opulence and grandeur, the colour purple, intricate detailing, Moorish arches, palatial bedrooms, indulgent bathing facilities, an astounding collection of objets d’art, a stellar kitchen, discreet staff, and plenty of activities and games for the kids, all just a short walk from the beach and Bali’s best restaurants, then perhaps you should stop your villa search and push “book Villa Sayang d’Amour” right now.

It took us ages to tour the villa simply because there is so much visual distraction (in the best possible way). Curiosity forced us to take the long and lingering roundabout route through the main house via the kitchen, living and dining room, and office/TV room, taking in all the detailing, the furnishings and décor (including hundreds of Moroccan-styled floor tiles) before we even reached the garden. Eighty percent of the materials, furnishings and artefacts have been imported from Morocco by the French owners to recreate a private fantasy surrounded by high walls, so while it may be true that the villa doesn’t have much of a connection with Bali, it’s fun to fantasise!  

And although there is a chef on hand to work magic in that gourmet kitchen, being positioned in Petitenget means that some of the best restaurants in (dare we say) Asia are literally within easy walking distance. Having the super stylish W Retreat and Potato Head Beachclub as neighbours gives you the (again walking distance) choice to hang out with the movers and shakers and catch the beachclub vibe – should the privacy of your palace prove too much.

At the time of our visit (June 2013) the villa was still very new and the staff not quite up to the slick standard that you might expect from a property of this calibre. But it is early days, and from what we saw we expect they will achieve service of the highest level before too long.

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