The Layar - Villa 9 (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 (6)

Mei Yun C, Singapore checked out on 19-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:7
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:9
Rebecca K, Australia checked out on 06-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
7.1
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2016
Lovely staff and a good central location.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:5 Facilities:6 Staff:8
Value:7
Szu Fen L, Malaysia checked out on 02-May-2016
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
27-Jun-2016
We were a party of 6 adults and 4 children. The 3 bedroom villa was perfect for our needs. Well spaced and designed so that each family had their privacy while in their rooms but also being able to converge in the open plan living areas and keep an eye on the kids while they swam and played. It was the service however that was above and beyond my expectations. From the time of booking, everything proceeded with such ease. Nothing was too much trouble and every complain from a faulty toilet to noisy neighbours was dealt with in mere minutes. We loved having fantastic breakfasts in our villa which were always served on time and still hot from the kitchen! We have already recommended it to all our friends and would love to return in the future.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Donella Yelavich, New Zealand checked out on 22-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
06-Dec-2014
Absolute heaven, the staff were so lovely, the breakfasts are devine, the villas are huge and very stylish, and the location is close to Seminyak but still peaceful and private.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Ashleigh D, Indonesia checked out on 15-Nov-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
06-Dec-2014

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
Rebecca W, Australia checked out on 09-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
22-Oct-2014

Individual Scores:

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