We spent 8 days in 'Villa Suoni' with friends in June, our first 'child free' break in many years. The stay was everything and more than we had hoped for!
Firstly we were overwhelmed by our beautiful villa – the decor was utterly gorgeous, so classy and simple and elegant. From the artwork to the little decorative touches, it was the ideal marriage of traditional Bali and modern luxury. The separated bedrooms and spacious, shared living zone made Suoni ideal for two couples to share without being in each others’ pockets, and we were so impressed with all of the little touches that made everything so comfortable. From the blockout curtains and mosquito nets over the beds to the sunscreen, fresh fruit and flowers and the mosquito coils lit every night, we couldn’t have asked for more. Not to mention how perfectly, immaculately clean it all was, all of the time.
We have stayed in a lot of villas, but none had the thoughtful and comfortable sense of ‘home’ that has been created at Suoni.
And our 'helper' (villa girl) Made – what a wonderful person! She took such great care of us and seemed to genuinely love both the villa and her role. She was subtle and gentle, yet always efficient. Some days we hardly noticed her as she went about making our villa even more gorgeous with little flowers tucked into statues, freshly folded towels and tiny touches. Her food was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. Her willingness to help with booking scooters, tours, restaurants and even sourcing our wooden elephants made our trip even more relaxing. If only we could all have a Made in our lives every day!
And finally, the location in the heart of Legian but tucked away from the busy roads was just what we had hoped for. Close enough to wander down to the markets to shop or for a massage, or to the beach for a meal – but far enough back that there wasn’t a single noise at night. We could have stayed for months!
The only down sid was that there is a new hotel being built directly behind the main bedroom, which was annoying and noisy fom 8am-5pm every day. It was definitely frustrating that we couldn’t sleep in (or indulge in an afternoon nap). However themanagment were so sorry and provided complimentary massages as an apology - and there is literally nothing they can do. Hopefully the building will be fiished soon.
Having said that, we thoroughly lved our time and can’t wait to plan our next trip back. Let's hope the hotel next door will be completed (and quiet!) by the time we return.
- Also Known As:
- Andari Bali Villas Hotel
- Andari Bali Villas Hotel Legian
- Andari Bali Villas Legian
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ANDARI BALI VILLAS is a small boutique complex of six luxurious 2 or 3 bedroom villas tucked away down a quiet lane, but only 200 mtres to the popular Blue Ocean Beach area of Legian/Seminyak,Bali.Each villa has been individually designed with a theme of tropical contemporary luxury. Behind carved Balinese doors is an oasis of calm, with lush gardens, private swimming pool, relaxing bale & your own private 2 or 3 bedroom villa. All bedrooms are airconditioned and have ensuites and are finished to the highest standards with a mixture of modern and traditional Balinese style furniture and accessories.Each villas has a full time housekeeper to cater to all your needs, our manager Made is on site to help with any queries. Gardeners/Pool boy and Security complete the team at Andari plus our friendly drivers who are available for airport transfers, tours etc. ... more less