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 (6)

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
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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