The Layar - Villa 3B (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)

Inez Felicia, Indonesia checked out on 21-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Decoration villa is unique yet comfortable. Its like living on the deck of a ship. And the privacy is good. We able to used accommodation transport from villa to Seminyak area in a day (drop off only) . Sometimes the tropical animals/insect usually come up in the night at the bathroom area. Overall the villa is very very comfortable, we can enjoyed our stay there. Hope we can back again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:5
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:6
Deborah and Tony Wilson, New Zealand checked out on 27-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Lovely friendly staff. Great location. We had an amazing time and would recommend the layer to everyone. Very romantic getaway.great large sized villa and beautifully designed.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
Matthew M, Australia checked out on 15-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
19-Oct-2015
The villa was not only beautiful, but pristinely maintained. All the staff at the Layar were so friendly and lovely, and went out of their way to enhance your stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Dirk H, Australia checked out on 22-Jan-2015
Overall Rating:
8.6
Reviewed:
31-Jan-2015
Great location and great villa. The staff was very friendly and helpful even with arranging a doctor for some stitches... :-) we would definitely come back .... We had an amazing 8 days.... !!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:9
George G, Australia checked out on 06-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
15-Nov-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
Ivana Koller, Singapore checked out on 18-Aug-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
I have Great Time and will is perfekt

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
July Wardana, Indonesia checked out on 29-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Everything is great. We have a wonderful stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Ronak Sethi, India checked out on 16-May-2014
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
Perfect setting for our honeymoon! Couldn't have asked for anything better!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:6 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:7
Marie C, United Arab Emirates checked out on 23-Apr-2014
Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
A wonderful stay at The Layar Villa. The location is perfect if you want to enjoy the Seminiak lifestyle and be close to all the entertainment area while staying in a quiet place and lovely house. The staff is very professional and helpful and does everything with a smile! Overall a great stay in a very nice environment.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
The Layar - Villa 3B (1BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-3b-1br.aspx Price starts at $294 - $452 per night
8.01 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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