The Ylang Ylang Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
15-Nov-2013

Initially, The Ylang Ylang can come across as quite daunting, especially the atrium, but it doesn't take long to settle in and feel comfortably at home. The staff are incredibly welcoming and gracious; some of them have been working here for nine years. The black and gold theme will not be to everyone’s taste – it is a bit glitzy – and we never did figure out what the blue lighting under the beds was all about!

Given its seafront location and the salt water environment maintenance is a continual battle and, in places, the villa is definitely showing its age. Some fittings may not work and some of the huge doors maybe stiff – it shouldn’t affect your enjoyment of Villa Ylang Ylang though, and staff are on hand if you need help with anything. Some of the bathrooms feel a little dated but they function just fine.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:8
Highlights

The villa at night is enchanting. The living pavilion is beautifully lit and with some great music playing (we found opera worked best for us) the whole place is absolutely magical. The Ylang Ylang would be great for a party that’s for sure. Not a bad pool either!

Surprises

The Ylang Ylang is not actually absolute beachfront: between the villa lawns and the beach is a river, the Petanu, which constantly changes its course and is too deep to walk through, but the staff will take you across in a boat. If it rains in the mountains, the river can get quite feisty.

Guest Reviews (38)

Sharon F, Singapore checked out on 05-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Thank you for everyone. The staff are all amazing and the location superb.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mr. J, Indonesia checked out on 05-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Apr-2019
We would like to thank you and the staff for giving us such a lovely time here at the Ylang Ylang villa. We hope to see you again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ming W, Australia checked out on 20-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Thank you so much for your hospitality and amazing service during our stay. We will definitely miss seeing everyone. Zack will miss the attention for sure. Hopeful we will be back soon and Zack will be busy running around by then. Take care and see you all again soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Gregory M, France checked out on 01-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
We want to say many thanks for your hospitality and your kindness. We spent an awesome holiday in Bali because of you, in this villa which is fantastic. We will remember it forever. Thank you for sharing a bit of you culture such as the little flowers and the Balinese dance. Further more, many thanks for the daily smiles - we appreciate it a lot. You cook very well too..excellence! Thank you for organizing both 30th birthdays. Terima kasih from all the french team.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Amanda A, Australia checked out on 12-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Our stay was first class,we had a wonderful experience.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Danielle V, United Kingdom checked out on 20-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Nice staff, especially Kadek - very professional.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Danielle V, United Kingdom checked out on 26-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Everything was amazing .Thank you very much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Adjeng A, Indonesia checked out on 20-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Amazing stay, thank you to all staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Reginald C, Singapore checked out on 15-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jul-2018
Thank you to all the staff, very good food and we will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Luke G, Singapore checked out on 20-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Dec-2017
Fantastic stay, Thank you to all staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Danielle V, United Kingdom checked out on 08-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
We love our stay at Ylang Ylang, and the people especially the staff, Dewa and Kadek. I enjoyed so much the swimming pool and the beach was amazing. Thank you very much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ashok P, Singapore checked out on 02-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
Dewa and the team did an excellent job in servicing us every day. Excellence facilities and service.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ndumiso M, Australia checked out on 27-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Absolutely fantastic.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Manish G, Indonesia checked out on 22-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Everything is great, fabulous stay. Surely come again. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kevin P, China checked out on 08-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
A magical place on the beach in Bali. Our fourth trip to Bali was the best simply because we stayed at this fabulous vacation villa. Arriving with two other couples we found ourselves in a magical spot with a staff that responded quickly to every request. Manager Dewa made every effort to make our stay memorable and he succeeded in every way. The guys planned a surprise ceremony to renew everyone's vows. Dewa made the planning and execution of the surprise flawless and very easy despite the long distance. From flowers to officiant, food to dancers, he and the staff did an amazing job. The chef was top notch creating any kind of cultural dish with ease. No meal was less than perfect. The butler and house staff were excellent and made sure we always had a drink in hand... We are returning ....soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Paul H, Singapore checked out on 24-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Tempat yang menakjubkan! Villa yang indah, dengan kamar yang bagus, kolam renang yang bagus dan layanan yang sangat baik. Berharap untuk pergi kembali ke sana lagi, setidaknya sekali dalam hidup saya! Tenang, damai, indah dan sangat bersih. Saya merekomendasikan tempat ini. Cocok untuk keluarga, pasangan dan single, bahkan untuk orang yang mencari tempat spiritual di bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mr. Xingquan Y, China checked out on 15-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2016
Everything was excellent ! The food, the staff, and the service. Thank you very much !! We will come back...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Joy M, Singapore checked out on 12-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
24-Jul-2016
We have returned from Bali and had a wonderful time. Dewa and the staff did a fantastic job. The food was excellent too. Thank you so much!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tria S, Indonesia checked out on 23-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Everything is excellent thank you very much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Amanda F, Australia checked out on 15-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
We had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was AMAZING and the staff were so friendly, happy and caring. We can't not recommend The Ylang Ylang enough. What a wonderful, relaxing holiday escape.Thank you to all the lovely staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Milda R, Philippines checked out on 28-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jul-2016
Great food! Staff very friendly and helpful.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tina P, Austria checked out on 20-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jul-2016
Great stay, excellent staff. Tip Top!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Yenny L, Indonesia checked out on 14-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Jul-2016
All EXCELLENT. Thanks for everything!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Rose R, Australia checked out on 07-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Jul-2016
Fantastic experience and superb service, thank you so much for a wonderful stay. We all loved it here and felt every detail was well looked after.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Irma L, Indonesia checked out on 12-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2015
We all enjoyed a relaxing stay at The Ylang Ylang. The staff were excellent. especially Kadek, she cooks like we were at home.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:5
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
Kate A, Australia checked out on 30-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
01-Jul-2015
We enjoyed a relaxing stay at Ylang-Ylang. The staff were fantastic; nothing was too much trouble. The East Coast area offers an authentic Bali experience, with stunning scenery, away from the crowds. Highly recommended.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Ravindran Krishnan, Singapore checked out on 12-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
29-Jul-2014
The Villa and most of all the staff running the place, ...I.e everyone of them were simply magnificent. I'm already planning global corporate events along with many other trip back. Fantastic Staff and the food was simply excellent..!!!! I'll recommend ylang ylang to all my friends and family....Cheers.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:8
Luisa McCluskey, Australia checked out on 07-May-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2014
In all the years I have been coming and staying in Bali. This has to be the best.The staff very always helpful and nothing was a bother. I had my daughters wedding there and all i can say is amazing.

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
Philippe L, checked out on 05-Jan-2014
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
22-Jan-2014
We went on christmas holidays with 7 young chidren...it was almost perfect...the villa provide many diferent spaces to isolate and take some rest.the view and the beach ( very local and natural environment) are a daily entertainment... The staff is abolutely great...profesional, warm and flexible...nice people. Great holidays in a great place. Too much sculpture in the garden but it´s a question of style!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Kailey Furniss, United States checked out on 12-May-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2013
The Ylang Ylang was absolutely amazing. We stayed there with all of our immediate family for our wedding and we were all over joyed with our stay. We became a bit spoiled where now I don't know if I can ever stay anywhere else! It was perfect. The grounds were breathtaking, the staff was more than attentive and kind, the rooms were so comfortable and the food was incredible! The pictures can not do this villa justice. From the moment you turn on the road leading up you feel like you are going to a royal palace, and the feeling continues throughout your stay.

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
Michiko K, Singapore checked out on 01-May-2013
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
06-May-2013
Everything is perfect except the cleanness of pool. When we arrived, the pool was dirty. It took few days to clear the water by their automatic filtering system so that we could not swim for the first day. However, all staffs were so nice and they tried to do their best for making us comfortable. The whole villa is definitely beautiful and luxury better than the website images. All meals by the chef were delicious. All of us enjoyed so much and our vacation was perfect more than we expected! We like to go back to the villa again. Thank you so much for all staffs to make us happy!!

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
Helen Chalmers, Australia checked out on 25-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
31-Oct-2012
I did send an email to Adya to compliment on the sensational staff at the villa , not forgetting Harry the driver we had who showed and told us so much about Bali. Our stay was memorable beacuse of these wonderful people, caring and kind. The villa I would go back tomorrow to stay in . We all loved our time there and would recommend to all. It really was FANTASTIC in EVERY way.The food was delicious and I truly could not fault the service provision in any way.We WILL return !!! Peaceful, calm, tranquil and a paradise. Many Thanks to all

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Michelle Law, United States checked out on 19-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
24-Oct-2012
Our family loved staying at Villa Ylang Ylang. The food was outstanding, the staff was amazing (this was our second villa we stayed while in Bali so we could tell the difference) and the villa itself was gorgeous.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
AH, Japan checked out on 17-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
24-Sep-2012
The villa was just perfect!! Its beautiful, clean, tidy, and very private. The staffs are nice and friendly also. I would love to stay there again for holiday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:4 Outside Area:4
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
David Broughton, Australia checked out on 30-Jun-2012
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2012
Ylang Ylang has it all. Great facilities, great staff and great location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa and could not have asked for a more ideal setting for our wedding.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
YJ, Singapore checked out on 03-Oct-2011
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
22-May-2012
The staff at the villa, especially Wayan and the kitchen staff, were very lovely and helpful. Service from them was excellent - they were always on standby and always took the initiative to ask if we needed anything.

The chef's cooking was EXCELLENT! We asked for traditional balinese/ Indonesian food, and for it to be extra spicy, and we weren't disappointed! Absolutely fantastic, and the homemade sambals were to die for!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
YJ, Malaysia checked out on 24-Jan-2012
Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
06-Feb-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:7
RM, Switzerland checked out on 30-Oct-2011
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
07-Nov-2011
We loved our stay at the Ylang Ylang villa: contemporary design, beautiful swimming pool and amazing view. It was just great. Not to forget the very friendly and professional staff (including an amazing cook !! )

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:5 Outside Area:4
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
The Ylang Ylang /villa/the-ylang-ylang.aspx Price starts at $580 - $1,240 per night
8.33 out of 10
based on 40 user reviews. Initially, The Ylang Ylang can come across as quite daunting, especially the atrium, but it doesn't take long to settle in and feel comfortably at home. The staff are incredibly welcoming and gracious; some of them have been working here for nine years. The black and gold theme will not be to everyone’s taste – it is a bit glitzy – and we never did figure out what the blue lighting under the beds was all about!

Given its seafront location and the salt water environment maintenance is a continual battle and, in places, the villa is definitely showing its age. Some fittings may not work and some of the huge doors maybe stiff – it shouldn’t affect your enjoyment of Villa Ylang Ylang though, and staff are on hand if you need help with anything. Some of the bathrooms feel a little dated but they function just fine.

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