The Layar - Villa 2B (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 (12)

Ben Callegari, Australia checked out on 09-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Our first stay at The Layar exceeded our expectations. The villa was beautifully presented and designed. The gardens and pool were amazing. We loved the breakfast every morning, great selection and quality. We also really appreciated the free buggy service.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Won Choi, South Korea checked out on 21-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Our honeymoon stay at the Layar Resort was awesome and our experience there was memorable. We liked the interior design of our villa, not to mention the atmosphere of the pool and garden decoration with colorful plants and trees. Although the villas were located at the heart of Seminyak, we felt well rested in a quiet, natural, healing environment. All of the staffs are amicable and pleasant.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:7 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Brendan Van Maanen, checked out on 16-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2016

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:7
Mohd. Zamir Bin Syed Ahmad Ghouse, Saudi Arabia checked out on 24-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
30-Jan-2016
Exceeds our expectations , we even asked for a swan float and it was ready in our pool the minute we arrive. Keep up the good work

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
ZHI YONG C, Singapore checked out on 03-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
25-Jan-2016
My wife and I stayed at the 1BR villa for 5 nights for our honeymoon and we were really glad to have chosen The Layar Villa to stay at. The villa itself was amazing, had an awesome pool, outdoor living area was great that comes with a full functional kitchen for cooking, The bedroom was really comfortable, and the outdoor toilet was awesome. The staff were really friendly and helpful in ensuring our stay was a smooth and pleasant one. The restaurant (settimo cielo) serves awesome breakfast too! Will definitely come back again when me and my wife visits Bali again. Thank you to all the great team and staff at The Layar Villa! Cheers, Zhiyong & Joey

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
Don M, Australia checked out on 03-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
19-Oct-2015
A really well thought out facility. The villa is spacious, well appointed and include nice fittings such as door handles and taps. The staff were friendly and attentive. Nothing was a problem. Having access to the buggies was a nice touch and helpful. The pool area was really pleasant with a good variety of plantings. The frangipani trees and travelling palms are spectacular

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Rebecca G, United Kingdom checked out on 02-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
16-Apr-2015
We so enjoyed our stay at Layar Villas - can't recommend it enough!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Indonesia checked out on 01-Dec-2014
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
17-Jan-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Amanda R, Australia checked out on 22-Dec-2014
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
03-Jan-2015
Loved it best holiday we have ever had in Bali staff great room was amazing.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:7 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
John L, Singapore checked out on 08-Dec-2014
Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
22-Dec-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:7
Jeemin Lee, Indonesia checked out on 25-Jul-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014

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
Tibor G, Slovakia checked out on 25-Nov-2013
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
07-Jan-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
The Layar - Villa 2B (1BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-2b-1br.aspx Price starts at $294 - $452 per night
8.44 out of 10
based on 13 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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