The Layar - Villa 7 (3BR) Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
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 (11)

Jeff C, United States checked out on 04-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
Great villa in a great location. Fewer than 10 minutes of walking from the entrance of villa is a busy main street with lots of restaurants & convenience stores. Villa itself has probably one of the biggest swim pools among all villas. Rooms & bathroom are very nice, modern, & spacious. All staff from reservation, front desk to room service staff were extremely friendly, nice, courteous, & helpful!!! They are just EXCELLENT!!!!

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
Ratnawati ., Indonesia checked out on 29-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
14-Jun-2016
Pefecto!!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:8 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:6 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Renee Brown, Australia checked out on 15-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
25-Jul-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:10
Annie R, Australia checked out on 01-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
25-Jul-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:6
Jason Jason, Indonesia checked out on 15-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
16-Jun-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Vishesh S, India checked out on 18-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
26-Feb-2015
Excellent Villas. Overall it was an extremely comfortable stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Kiril Ilkov, Indonesia checked out on 23-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
06-Dec-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Leanne W, Australia checked out on 03-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
15-Nov-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Claire T, Australia checked out on 13-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Wolfgang K, China checked out on 14-Apr-2014
Overall Rating:
9.5
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:8 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Ashni Mrs S, checked out on 02-Jan-2014
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
it's lovely villa in good location. Good facilities and staffs. Easy access to get restaurants, shopping and supermarket.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:7
Value:8
The Layar - Villa 7 (3BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-7-3br.aspx Price starts at $491 - $803 per night
8.34 out of 10
based on 12 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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