Villa Sesapi Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
25-Apr-2012

Upon arrival at Villa Sesapi, we were each offered a very welcome ice cold beer and ushered up to the open-sided living area where we could see the ocean and get a good sense of our surroundings. The journey out here is quite a long one (90 minutes from the airport) and it’s off the beaten tourist track, so the villa’s complimentary airport transfer is a definite advantage. As the sun lowered into the sea, freshly roasted peanuts and sautéed corn fritters with sweet chilli dipping sauce were brought to our table. These ‘on the house’ cocktail snacks became a much-anticipated nightly routine. In the early morning we set out to walk the black sand beach that has the consistency of fine powder, and watched the brightly painted fishing canoes come in from their overnight adventures. As it was still lobster season, the villa manager was able to track down two generous lobsters from a fisherman in front of the villa. The staff boiled and chilled the lobster meat, and prepared a delicious Thai-style salad for dinner that night. Villa Sesapi is more of a relaxing than action-packed holiday base, yet it’s easy enough to fill your time. By the second day our routine morphed into a nice rhythm, with a morning jog along the beach followed by a hard-earned breakfast of bacon and eggs while catching up on the news in front of the TV; then swimming in the pool and reading or napping on one of the day beds, a walk to the Alila for lunch and a spa treatment, and back to the villa in time for our sunset cocktail ritual. The layout here works well for families travelling with grandparents and young children who will enjoy the ground floor rooms, leaving mom and dad with the master suite upstairs – or for families with teenagers, who will want to take over the upstairs bedroom-media room combination. Villa Sesapi is the perfect entry villa for families who want to experience a less visited Bali yet one that provides all the comforts of home.

Individual Scores:

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

The real deal: one hour from the hullabaloo of Seminyak where you can still find working rice paddies and stretches of isolated beachfront and catch a glimpse of traditional Balinese culture.

Surprises

Once you reach the villa, you will not want to drive back into town to shop. Ask the staff to pre-purchase groceries before your arrival; they are used to doing the shopping at western grocery stores such as Carrefour.

Guest Reviews (1)

KC, United States checked out on 10-Nov-2012
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2012
Overall this villa was amazing on every level. The staff was so great, the food was great, everything was clean and worked. This villa was as advertised and actually exceeded our expectations. Nice big pool. The only comment was the smoke that filled the yard when they were burning in the mornings, not much to do about that, wish someone would have given us a heads up though. I would recommend this place to anyone. It is in the middle of nowhere and you have to drive to get anything, but the staff made day trips for us, so it never felt like an issue.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:6 Outside Area:6
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:6 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
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7.5 out of 10
based on 2 user reviews. Upon arrival at Villa Sesapi, we were each offered a very welcome ice cold beer and ushered up to the open-sided living area where we could see the ocean and get a good sense of our surroundings. The journey out here is quite a long one (90 minutes from the airport) and it’s off the beaten tourist track, so the villa’s complimentary airport transfer is a definite advantage. As the sun lowered into the sea, freshly roasted peanuts and sautéed corn fritters with sweet chilli dipping sauce were brought to our table. These ‘on the house’ cocktail snacks became a much-anticipated nightly routine. In the early morning we set out to walk the black sand beach that has the consistency of fine powder, and watched the brightly painted fishing canoes come in from their overnight adventures. As it was still lobster season, the villa manager was able to track down two generous lobsters from a fisherman in front of the villa. The staff boiled and chilled the lobster meat, and prepared a delicious Thai-style salad for dinner that night. Villa Sesapi is more of a relaxing than action-packed holiday base, yet it’s easy enough to fill your time. By the second day our routine morphed into a nice rhythm, with a morning jog along the beach followed by a hard-earned breakfast of bacon and eggs while catching up on the news in front of the TV; then swimming in the pool and reading or napping on one of the day beds, a walk to the Alila for lunch and a spa treatment, and back to the villa in time for our sunset cocktail ritual. The layout here works well for families travelling with grandparents and young children who will enjoy the ground floor rooms, leaving mom and dad with the master suite upstairs – or for families with teenagers, who will want to take over the upstairs bedroom-media room combination. Villa Sesapi is the perfect entry villa for families who want to experience a less visited Bali yet one that provides all the comforts of home.

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