The Layar - Villa 16 (3BR) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
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 (11)

Ashwini V, Singapore checked out on 05-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
We had a great time at your villa. Almost everything in the villa is near to perfect.Your staff services are commendable.The promptness with which your house keeping or for that matter any other services are available is worth praising.The staff is very well trained and courteous. Wish to come back again .And of course your buggy service to town, its a very thoughtful gesture from you. Thanks for your services. We recommend this for a great stay in Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Courtney C, Qatar checked out on 08-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
We rent villas all the time in Bali and this one was fantastic. They helped us arrange anything needed and were great in dropping our group off at locations with the golf cart. There were also no mosquitoes at this place which was great. I would absolutely recommend this place, you can't beat the location.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:7
Anne L, Australia checked out on 04-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Great villas, lovely staff, have stayed many times. Close to all our favourite restaurants and shops. Pool is amazing!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Kathleen N, checked out on 10-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
25-Jan-2016
The Layar villa was really lovely, and the service from the staff was very good. The villa is set up as an open living area - meaning that the area was unable to be closed off to the weather - and the bedrooms were separate and air conditioned. The bathrooms were all outdoors. The setup has advantages of easy access to and from the pool to the living areas. The downside is that it is unable to be cooled down - you are reliant on a cool breeze or an overhead fan which is so high it is merely decorative and not functional. We found that the kids were regularly disappearing off to bedrooms for some relief from the heat once the day was in full swing and they'd had enough of being in the pool. The location is excellent. It was literally two doors down from Peppers, which is where we stayed last time. The staff were very helpful, with the butlers being particularly so and would drive us around to places on the little buggies if they were not too far away. They also arranged trips for us when we asked, which was useful. We only tried the onsite restaurant once but the food quality was excellent. Breakfast was either delivered to the villa or had in the restaurant, and either was okay for us. All in all, we had a great trip and would only caution about the open living area as something that may not work for everyone when the temperature is an unrelenting 33 degrees.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Ameen K, Saudi Arabia checked out on 18-Dec-2015
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
01-Jan-2016
fantastic staff , fantastic villas , this was my fifth trip to bali and my best trip . i stayed previosly in the fallowing hotels : royal sentrain nusa dua , w hotel , c151 villas , the dusun , the layar i consider the layar as the best

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Julie K, Australia checked out on 15-May-2015
Overall Rating:
8.6
Reviewed:
06-Jun-2015
We had a fabulous 12 nights at the Layar. Perfect for my husband and I and our adult children. Plenty of privacy ,like our own private resort. Wonderful staff. Nothing was too much trouble.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:6 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Wentian W checked out on 13-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
26-Feb-2015

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
Jaime Whyte /, Australia checked out on 14-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
22-Nov-2014
The villas are absolutely stunning and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend staying here - we certainly will again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Rodney Howard ., Australia checked out on 07-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Awesome villa and staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Kim M, Australia checked out on 20-Sep-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Amazing! Loved everything about this gorgeous stylish Villa. Once you close the gate it is so quiet and peaceful you may as well be the only people on earth. Absolutely loved my stay just wish I could have afforded to stay longer. Will definately be back though I have started saving already. Thankyou to all the staff who where all very accommodating and friendly.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:6
Brian Alfred Bartrop, Australia checked out on 08-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Quality Villas

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
The Layar - Villa 16 (3BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-16-3br.aspx Price starts at $491 - $803 per night
8.41 out of 10
based on 12 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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