The Layar - Villa 2A (1BR) 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 and pools, 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)

Jenni O, Australia checked out on 10-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Loved the villa - everything was superb Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Kate F, Australia checked out on 16-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Absolutely stunning villa. Felt like a newly developed villa complex. Lots of privacy and short stroll to the main Seminyak shops. Also was very impressed with the buggy service into town.

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
Mr. Naresh S, checked out on 12-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
30-Jan-2016
It's a gorgeous villa in great location of Seminyak eventhough it's not on the beachfront. The design is so unique. We had a wonderful stay here.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:7
Yuxuan Si, China checked out on 20-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
09-Nov-2015
Lovely staff lovely villas, surely will come again

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
Vanessa Laherty ., Australia checked out on 19-May-2015
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
06-Jun-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
Mark W, Australia checked out on 08-May-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
17-May-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Peter W, Netherlands checked out on 19-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2014
I stayed in the Layar for 4 nights and had an absolute fabulous time. The service and quality of the villa I stayed in was unmatched with any other hotel or villa I stayed in.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:6 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:7
Jess D, Australia checked out on 31-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
7.3
Reviewed:
08-Nov-2014
Great Location - nice big spacious villa for a couple

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:6
Brooke / Michael and Erica Wedding, Australia checked out on 14-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
01-Nov-2014
Staff were incredible! for the second part of my trip I booked another villa and ended up cancelling and coming back as the Layar was so great!Highly recommend.

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
Wolfgang K, China checked out on 07-Apr-2014
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Perfect place to relax. Very friendly and service oriented stuff. Recommendable!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
The Layar - Villa 2A (1BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-2a-1br.aspx Price starts at $294 - $452 per night
8.37 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 and pools, 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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