The Layar - Villa 5 (4BR) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
27-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, 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 (13)

Hamish M, Australia checked out on 08-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2016
Gorgeous villa and grounds, ideal place to relax in the centre of town.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Krystal L, Taiwan checked out on 07-May-2016
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Awesome!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Devyn D, Australia checked out on 26-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Great stay - location was a little further out than we were expecting however the buggy down to Seminyak Square was a great way to travel. Villas were super quiet - with only staff coming in to clean or deliver food. Breakfasts were absolutely fabulous.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:6 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:7
Value:6
Metteline P, Singapore checked out on 23-Feb-2016
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2016
Lovely villa suitable for group of friends or family. We enjoyed the large space and had a wonderful and relaxing holiday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Krystal A, checked out on 18-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
30-Jan-2016
We enjoyed a relaxing and tranquil stay in the 4 bedroom villa. Beautifully appointed with stylish indoor and outdoor living areas - the Villa was well equipped and afforded our family fun times to enjoy around the private pool. The location is ideal and central to some terrific restaurants and bars and boutique shops. We would definitely recommend the Layar to our friends and family.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Eliza B, Australia checked out on 19-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
09-Nov-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:6
Steven S, Singapore checked out on 09-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
15-Aug-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:10
Paul H, Indonesia checked out on 09-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
16-Jun-2015
WOW We booked a 3 and 4 bedroom villa, staying with 14 family and friends, the villas met all expectations and then some, villas were beautifully presented, cleaned everyday, the pool was stunning and thankfully refreshing, and the staff at the Layar were great, location was perfect, you are far away from the madness out on the street, but only a short walk to all the bars and restaurants, would certainly recommend the Layar to anyone. Paul hogarth.

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
Linda W, Australia checked out on 21-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
02-May-2015
I felt like I was in heaven from the minute I stepped into Villa 5 (4 Bed Villa) at The Layer. My husband & I were in the Master Bedroom, that is seperate to the Main Villa, which meant we had our own little private hideaway.Apart from the 3 bedrooms & ensuites in the Main Villa, there was a magnificent TV room, with wrap around lounge. The kitchen was well equiped, the dining table very comfortably accommodated our large family. Also has it's own massage room with shower & toilet, that was handy for when we were out by the pool. Most of our entertaining was out by the Pool & Spa.The Garden/ Pool area set in a lush garden setting, can only be described as Paradise. The staff were absolutely amazing, if ever we needed anything, they were at the Villa within seconds to accomodate our request.They serviced the Villa, Pool & Gardens daily & all staff were always happy & friendly. The breakfast provided was amazing with the staff coming in at the requested time & setting everything up & then coming back to clear away. Also would like to mention we utilised room service for lunch & sometimes afternoon snacks, prices were very reasonable & again meals magnificent. I thoroughly recommend staying at The Layar especially at Villa 5.A very memorable experience.

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
Kris H, Australia checked out on 22-Mar-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
02-May-2015
Given the relatively higher price of these villas, we had very high expectations of the accommodations, amenities and staff. Pleasingly, these expectations were not only met, but significantly exceeded. I am not prone to exaggeration either!! Outstanding villas, with truly helpful staff. There are a multitude of villas in Bali and it is often difficult to discern which offers the best value. We have stayed at some others, and researched many more. Let me save you the time and risk. Layar Villas are the only way to go (on the proviso you are pitching in that upper price range) Kris

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Luke C, Australia checked out on 12-Mar-2015
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2015
Absolute 5 star facilities. Great location in Seminyak, and very friendly staff. Our villa handled two families and five children with ease.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:6 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:6
Luisa Yustina Halim, Malaysia checked out on 06-Mar-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2015
Me and bunch of friends went there for a short break and The Layar has it all. The rooms are perfect and let me not start with the bathroom. It was so spacious that you can dance around and have your bath with peace. The swimming pool itself is also a big temptation for everyone to jump in right after check in. We couldn't handle the aqua color pool. As for the butler service is very helpful since we were travelling with little kid,so there are some menu that needs to be adjusted to suit little kid taste bud. I can't say anymore but perfection.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:9
Value:9
Anne Suttie , Indonesia checked out on 22-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
06-Dec-2014
Fantastic architecture - modern but classic Balinese style. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful gardens. Can't wait to return!

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
The Layar - Villa 5 (4BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-5-4br.aspx Price starts at $714 - $1,418 per night
8.54 out of 10
based on 14 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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