Villa Zelie Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
27-Feb-2013

We are no strangers to beautiful villas, but Villa Zelie is definitely one of our favourites, and we were happy to forget the real world as we immersed ourselves in this enchanted cocoon of sumptuous comfort and superlative service.

In these days of modern minimalism we relished the chance to bask in pure, unabashed old-world glory. Every glance and every turn was greeted with a slice of Indonesian history; from the delicate floral motifs hand-carved on wood, to tribal shell-encrusted neck pieces fastening back drapes, nightstands adorned with feather headdresses and corners filled with stone statues. And it wasn’t just the quality of the antiques, but also their thoughtful placement and display, which made it abundantly clear that the owner has impeccable taste and style.

The use of natural woods and stone accentuated by richly hued textiles in the bedrooms creates warmth and cosiness – despite the generous size of the property, and our bedroom gladak felt like something straight out of a fairy tale. Ensuite bathrooms were wonderfully atmospheric with vanities carved into stone and petrified wood, and pretty courtyard gardens. Fabulous lighting throughout the property added an enchanting allure to evenings, when all was blissfully quiet but for the faint hum of cicadas and the distant sound of the waves,

The pool was absolutely stunning, long enough for swimming lengths, and perfectly situated in the middle of the property to soak up 360-degree panoramas of the ornate buildings framed by elegant travellers palms and a deep blue sky.

Zelie is more than just a villa; it’s an experience – and one that we never wanted to end!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
Highlights

Villa Zelie provides a true feast for the senses; the wonderful feeling of solid teak under foot, soaking in a stone bathtub surrounded by candles, dining like royalty at the banquet table (not to mention being treated like royalty by the staff). Being surrounded by so much beauty was a privilege.

Surprises

We are clutching at straws here as we absolutely loved this villa, but we did note that only the master bedroom has TV, although with the cinema screen in the lounge and so much natural beauty around us, watching TV in bed was the last thing on our minds.

Guest Reviews (22)

Leo M, New Zealand checked out on 06-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
16-Jun-2019
What a delight. The environment, superb. The staff, even better. We've had a great time. We'll 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
Thilo G, Germany checked out on 26-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
What can we say, we had perfect 2 weeks here. All we can say is thank you for a fantastic villa, a fantastic team and stay like in heaven. Please keep this special spirit.

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
Arseniy R, Indonesia checked out on 04-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Thank you so much for great hospitality. Amazing place, fabulous space, we are so happy. Dream come true.

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
MJ C, Indonesia checked out on 03-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
All of us had a great time. We would like to say thank you to the staff for the helpful welcome and kindness. We hope to meet again, with our whole family. Great family reunion at Villa Zelie and 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
Francisco A, Spain checked out on 08-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jan-2019
Gracias! That is big thank you in Spain. A wonderful house with amazing staff. 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
Kao S, United States checked out on 30-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jan-2019
Incredible time at one of the most beautiful villa in Bali. Thanks to all the amazing staff that help made our vacation so memorable. Such an amazing time at one of the most beautiful villas. Wonderful staff with excellent hospitality. Thanks so much for all your hospitality and incredible service. This place is truly amazing. This oasis will be forever in our hearts.

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
Rinus B, Netherlands checked out on 12-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Dec-2018
Thank you all for the lovely time we spent in Villa Zelie. The staff are great and we enjoyed the food. In time, we will look at the many photo's we took and relive days over here, 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
Colin P, United Kingdom checked out on 25-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2018
We came to Villa Zelie to celebrate my 60th birthday, our 30th wedding anniversary and my recovery from cancer. We flew all of our children here and joined together for a week of fun relaxation and family time. It has been wonderful. Everyone here has been so kind and hospitable and made our week so special.

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
Senta H, Australia checked out on 16-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2018
Sincere thanks for making our 17 days stay here so welcoming and enjoyable. With our three children it was important to have a villa where the kids would roam, swim, play and chill out. Our two sets of family friends had just as much fun as we did. However, they only got half the time. We were absolutely blown away by the constant service, attentiveness and genuine care from Putu and Tapa. The food cooked by Made was consistently good. Our favorites were the steamed banana leaf fish and prawn curry. We are very appreciative of the efforts by the entire 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
Sylvain R, Australia checked out on 20-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Villa Zelie is Amazing. Each side of the villa is well decorated, clean, and well maintained. The bed is super comfortable and each rooms are spacious. The garden is well maintained. You will really feel the serenity at this villa. It's just so beautiful. The whole team is so welcoming, they are very attentive to all our needs and always give us big smiles. Thank you too to our Chef who made us a delicious omelette this morning. Thank you team for taking good care of us, we have enjoyed our stay so much. Villa Zelie, this place is haven made in 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
Christophe B, France checked out on 24-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
We spent six days at Villa Zelie. We had big expectations before coming here and I must admit that it was even better. The unique charm of the property, the staff well prepared and always attentive. Next to the beach and perfectly situated. We are able to do everything we planned. Thank you for making our stay delightful - from service, the food, the appetizers and the constant care.

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
Ted W, United States checked out on 15-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Oct-2018
Thank you for making our 10 year wedding anniversary so exceptionally magical. We all had such a wonderful time with you. Our beds were so comfortable and we loved soaking in the bathtubs. All the children loved swimming in the pool, with all different levels to jump off. Your family and entrance room became the perfect areas to play games, cards, draw and fill our world cup stickers balls. Movie night was also always a family favorite. Thank you to the exceptional warm, friendly and very responsive 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
Tim K, United Kingdom checked out on 15-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Sep-2018
Amazing staff! Amazing villa!

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
Jade V, Canada checked out on 10-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Sep-2018
We loved our stay at Villa Zelie. A very peaceful home for 2 weeks. Everything is possible here. A place where your dreams come true. Best staff in the whole world. Thank you for making this possible. We are forever grateful!

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
Aditya M, United Kingdom checked out on 06-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Aug-2018
Knew Bali really well but this has been the most comportable, beautiful house that we have stayed in. Chef excellent, staff could not do more to help. Hope to return very 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
Isabelle G, Belgium checked out on 22-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Jul-2018
We had a wonderful time at Villa Zelie with friends and family. Beautiful decoration, very nice and friendly staff. We'll recommend for sure in Belgium, 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
Clare B, Singapore checked out on 28-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
A wonderful stay with very attentive and kind 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
Jeanette Z, Singapore checked out on 25-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2018
We had a fantastic stay. The service staff are all very good and made our stay truly awesome. Thank you very much. Best chef and butlers ever !

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
David G, Philippines checked out on 13-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-May-2018
Six fabulous days in this beautiful villa! A big thank you to Putu and Tapa for their effective presence while remaining discreet and thank you to the rest of the staff. A wonderful experience, see you 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
Rebecca S, Australia checked out on 25-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-May-2018
Thank you for wonderful stay. Staff are fabulous, we hope to return.

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
Idriss B, China checked out on 01-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-May-2018
Thank you guys for this wonderful stay. That lemon tart was amazing. Please keep up the good vibe. Big shout out to Putu, Tapa and all the staff for making our stay just fantastic. Great atmosphere, great hospitality, we couldn't ask for more. Thank you, terima kasih.

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
Abdulrahaman A, United Arab Emirates checked out on 07-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Apr-2018
Thank you all for the perfect service from all staff, the villa is amazing sure it will not be my last time.

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
Villa Zelie /villa/villa-zelie.aspx Price starts at $1,280 - $2,270 per night
8.7 out of 10
based on 23 user reviews. We are no strangers to beautiful villas, but Villa Zelie is definitely one of our favourites, and we were happy to forget the real world as we immersed ourselves in this enchanted cocoon of sumptuous comfort and superlative service.

In these days of modern minimalism we relished the chance to bask in pure, unabashed old-world glory. Every glance and every turn was greeted with a slice of Indonesian history; from the delicate floral motifs hand-carved on wood, to tribal shell-encrusted neck pieces fastening back drapes, nightstands adorned with feather headdresses and corners filled with stone statues. And it wasn’t just the quality of the antiques, but also their thoughtful placement and display, which made it abundantly clear that the owner has impeccable taste and style.

The use of natural woods and stone accentuated by richly hued textiles in the bedrooms creates warmth and cosiness – despite the generous size of the property, and our bedroom gladak felt like something straight out of a fairy tale. Ensuite bathrooms were wonderfully atmospheric with vanities carved into stone and petrified wood, and pretty courtyard gardens. Fabulous lighting throughout the property added an enchanting allure to evenings, when all was blissfully quiet but for the faint hum of cicadas and the distant sound of the waves,

The pool was absolutely stunning, long enough for swimming lengths, and perfectly situated in the middle of the property to soak up 360-degree panoramas of the ornate buildings framed by elegant travellers palms and a deep blue sky.

Zelie is more than just a villa; it’s an experience – and one that we never wanted to end!

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