The Layar - Villa 12 (3BR) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
24-Oct-2014
We’d done our research and thought we had realistic notions about where we were going, but The Layar surpassed all our expectations.  The villas’ design works on so many levels:  it’s intriguingly different and totally tropical, but what we hadn’t anticipated was just how ‘at home’ we would feel as soon as we crossed the stepping stones into the gorgeous garden and saw the sweep of roof, from under which the living and dining areas beckoned.

The villas are well equipped with satellite channel TVs, sound systems and a good range of kitchen utensils (in the unlikely event that you might chose to self-cater), while bedrooms and bathrooms – all of which are generously sized – are fitted with quality furnishings and adorned with interesting Indonesian art and artefacts.

And there’s plenty to keep all ages and interests entertained.  The gardens, furnished decks, pools and (in all but the one-bed villas) jacuzzis, coupled with TV areas, lounge and dining spaces will be enough for some, but lazy days can be punctuated with in-villa spa treatments carried out by The Layar’s professional therapists and delicious barbecue dinners cooked in the gardens of your own private oasis.  When we did finally tear ourselves away from our new ‘home’ we enjoyed venturing out to explore the shops, restaurants and cafes of Seminyak, all of which were easy to reach on foot.  Cocktails on the beach at La Lucciola, followed by an excellent dinner at ‘The Junction’ made a great end to the day.

Individual Scores:

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

The colourful and very private gardens at The Layar are a big highlight, as is the unique and tropical design of the villas.  Having all this space and peace so close to the many delights of Seminyak was a treat.

Surprises

Admittedly, it was wet season during our visit, but the mosquitoes were a pest and we were thankful for the repellents and sprays provided at the villa.  We thought that some of the living areas would benefit from more ceiling fans, but the roof design did keep the space well ventilated on the whole and the pool and jacuzzi were only a step away when we needed to cool down.

Guest Reviews (10)

Mr. Kazuta W, Indonesia checked out on 04-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
25-Jan-2016

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
Delta R, Australia checked out on 05-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
19-Oct-2015
Outstanding in every way! The facilities were amazing and the service and staff attitude, along with the meals and the general cleanliness was far above expectation. The privacy, although amongst a group of villas was incredible. We didn't want to leave. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, when asked. They happily organised taxis for us, or took us themselves in the buggy, arranged bookings for restaurants and tours. Perfect for the kids. They would have been happy, as would the adults, to simply stay in the villa for the duration of the holiday. The pool was awesome, and the size just perfect for laps or just lolling about. Thank you so much! We will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Elizabeth O, Australia checked out on 10-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
15-Aug-2015
I would highly recommend The Layar!!! The villas are absolutely beautiful with huge rooms and a great outdoor area. We had a three bedroom villa with three couples, there was enough space for us to either all sit together or spread out. The pool is amazing and a decent size! We had private massages in our rooms and i would have to say mine was the best i have ever had! The staff were very helpful and super friendly. We felt very comfortable and at home at The Layar. I would most definitely stay there again. Thank you for making our stay such a great one!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:7 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Nicole D, Australia checked out on 13-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2015
Our 3 bedroom Villa was beautiful & spacious, with a great size pool. The staff were very helpful, prompt & happy to see us all the time. The buggy transport to Seminyak centre was very handy however we also like to walk the short distance to Seminyak Centre too. Thank you for a wonderful stay & I would definitely recommend The Layar to anyone looking for a great time away!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Sam S, Hong Kong checked out on 20-Jan-2015
Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
31-Jan-2015
The villa is good. I want to have longer stay. The breakfast is also excellent, no matter English or Indonesian. I would definitely recommend this villa to my friends who plan to go Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:7
Mei Mei Lim, Sri Lanka checked out on 07-Dec-2014
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
22-Dec-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:8
Value:8
Chun Keat Then, Singapore checked out on 23-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
06-Dec-2014
Excellent service! great environment! Very nice villa. The best that I have been to! thanks for the birthday cake for my son! Very thoughtful service.:)My family thoroughly enjoyed the stay! Well done and keep up the good work! I'll be back!:)

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:7
Josi L, Singapore checked out on 28-Jul-2014
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Sharon T, Australia checked out on 28-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Wow, where to start. From the moment you walked into the Villa it was amazing and looked just like the photos do on the website. The gardens are beautiful, the pool was is awesome and was huge and as for the bedrooms you couldn't tell which was the master as all the bedrooms and bathrooms were enormous. The airconditioning worked very well in all bedrooms. The staff were fantastic, very attentive and nothing was ever too much trouble. The 3 bedrooms villas were huge and spaced well apart from each other. We holidayed with our 2 teenage boys who loved every minute of the villa. We have travelled to many places but this will definetly be one of our favourites and will be back for sure. The villas are perfect for everyone, whether its a family, couples or a group of friends.

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
Shalini Advani, Singapore checked out on 25-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
The layar villas are beautiful. The staff is outstanding. Definitely a come back. Will recommend to all. Fabulous experience.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
The Layar - Villa 12 (3BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-12-3br.aspx Price starts at $491 - $803 per night
8.38 out of 10
based on 11 user reviews. We’d done our research and thought we had realistic notions about where we were going, but The Layar surpassed all our expectations.  The villas’ design works on so many levels:  it’s intriguingly different and totally tropical, but what we hadn’t anticipated was just how ‘at home’ we would feel as soon as we crossed the stepping stones into the gorgeous garden and saw the sweep of roof, from under which the living and dining areas beckoned.

The villas are well equipped with satellite channel TVs, sound systems and a good range of kitchen utensils (in the unlikely event that you might chose to self-cater), while bedrooms and bathrooms – all of which are generously sized – are fitted with quality furnishings and adorned with interesting Indonesian art and artefacts.

And there’s plenty to keep all ages and interests entertained.  The gardens, furnished decks, pools and (in all but the one-bed villas) jacuzzis, coupled with TV areas, lounge and dining spaces will be enough for some, but lazy days can be punctuated with in-villa spa treatments carried out by The Layar’s professional therapists and delicious barbecue dinners cooked in the gardens of your own private oasis.  When we did finally tear ourselves away from our new ‘home’ we enjoyed venturing out to explore the shops, restaurants and cafes of Seminyak, all of which were easy to reach on foot.  Cocktails on the beach at La Lucciola, followed by an excellent dinner at ‘The Junction’ made a great end to the day.
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