The Layar - Villa 8 (3BR) 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, 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 (9)

Helen N, Australia checked out on 28-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Had an amazing time and would highly recommend these villas to friends, absolute luxury!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Dedi Irawan, Indonesia checked out on 03-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Nice Place..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:6
Olivia L, Australia checked out on 25-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
The villa was fantastic. It's was spacious and comfortable. With the addition of the pool safety gates we were able to enjoy our stay with 2 young children (although still supervised at all times when outside). The staff were so helpful and accommodating. The babysitting service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Ranji D, Singapore checked out on 05-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
25-Jul-2015
The Layar was a delight from the time we got to the reception for check in - chilled welcome drinks in champagne flutes, spiffy buggies to take us to the room, beautifully landscaped avenues and a chic, modern design scheme that was an elevation from the typical 'Balinese Villa' experience. The development is rather cosy, but the villas are well spaced and once you get past your door you can't see your neighbours. The pool was a little smaller than the pictures suggested, and we would have liked to have had a bigger pool, but it was well designed, clean and well maintained. Breakfast is provided daily from a generous menu and served in villa and the complimentary buggy service to most parts of Seminyak is hugely convenient and makes getting around so so easy, especially because of the central location. The staff were very helpful in arranging all types of activities and making reservations and had solid recommendations too. The in-villa massages definitely also added to the luxury! Would be back in a heartbeat!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:9
Craig S, Australia checked out on 21-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
02-May-2015
Well maintained and comfortable villa that had all the facilities to ensure an enjoyable stay. Great staff and all our needs were catered for, very professional in all aspects.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Brad F, Singapore checked out on 03-Jan-2015
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
17-Jan-2015

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Matthew B, Australia checked out on 20-Dec-2014
Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
25-Dec-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Kathryn D, Indonesia checked out on 14-Sep-2014
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
01-Nov-2014
Excellent facilities, staff extremely helpful and efficient. All our needs and requirements were met and nothing was impossible. Overall our stay in Bali was very pleasant and relaxing.

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
Peter Jones, Indonesia checked out on 18-Jul-2014
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014
We stayed at villa 11 with the rest of the family at villa 8. I can't find anything to fault about our stay at the layar! the staff were wonderful and the villa beautiful! loads of room and beautifully clean and well kept. We felt so secluded and "at home".there. The beds were very comfortable and bathrooms gorgeous. We have stayed at a lot of different hotels and villas in Bali but this must be the best in terms of service and design. Thanks for our very relaxing stay.

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
The Layar - Villa 8 (3BR) /villa/the-layar-villa-8-3br.aspx Price starts at $491 - $803 per night
8.19 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, 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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