The Layar - Villa 3A (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 (9)

Steven R, Australia checked out on 03-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
25-Jan-2016
Villa very comfortable and clean- staff responded quickly to any needs when contacted, enjoyed that when do not disturb sign was on door this was respected by all staff, used in house spa service and found that to be relaxing and professional, Settimo Cielo - highly recommended and convenient to have on site.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Maurice T, checked out on 24-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
01-Jan-2016
Marvellous and quiet one bedroom villa with a large pool and open bathroom! Really beautiful to unwind! Also, the food at the Italian restaurant Settimo Cielo was just mouth-watering. Overall, a perfect place to stay in Seminyak!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
Lisa A, Australia checked out on 06-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
19-Oct-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:9
Alex Cooper ., Australia checked out on 09-May-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
23-May-2015
Absolutely stunning villa, beautiful gardens and well equiped kitchen. The staff were wonderful and very attentive, they really made our holiday so easy. I would recommend to everyone, it was paradise!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Katie Hornery, Australia checked out on 20-Mar-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2015
We absolutely loved it & we cannot wait to come back to show it off to our 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
Vanessa O, Australia checked out on 13-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
22-Nov-2014
One of the most beautiful comfortable villas I have ever stayed in, with everything to make a perfect holiday..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Tamim Ataya, Australia checked out on 20-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Lovely villa, Perfect for couple . Good privacy.Great architecture, spacious . Loved that the pool is expose to the sun and not in the shade. The tropical trees , waking up to the scent of the frangipani was magic.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Kate S, Australia checked out on 01-Jan-2014
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:7
JiYoung Oh , South Korea checked out on 13-Dec-2013
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
07-Jan-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
The Layar - Villa 3A (1BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-3a-1br.aspx Price starts at $294 - $452 per night
8.4 out of 10
based on 10 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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