We recently stayed in Villa Japun at Sekar Teman 1. 3 people for a cost of $250 a night which we thought was good value. However there were many things wrong with this villa that I wouldn't return again.
Pros - great location. Walking distance to everything. The pool was beautiful and the villa was reasonably private.
Cons - Staff were friendly, but didn't really do anything to go out of their way to assist you.
On arrival there was no iron or ironing board and they were very hesitant to give us an iron. Everything in this villa was set up for 2 people, therefore anymore than 2 people and it is not comfortable. ie - 2 chairs, 2 deck chairs etc
The Villa is a good size, however it is in major need of a renovation. Everything was old, the airconditioner in the bedrooms didn't work, the power continually failed due to circuits breaking, the lamps are falling apart, the bathrooms were questionably clean, the ceiling in one room leaked, when the local restaurants start music it goes until about 1am in the morning and it seems super loud in the balinese style bedrooms (due to the bale ceilings), breakfast was appalling (we only had it one morning and chose to eat out instead), when the power goes off you have NO water at all, the living area was unusable as their was 1 3 seater wooden bench and 2 chairs to 'laze' on which were completely uncomfortable, the linen was changed and cleaned daily, however it still seemed slightly grubby, we dropped our key to security each time we left however anyone could access the key as the security were often asleep on a sofa therefore anyone could grab the key from the front desk.
I am not normally a huge complainer for accommodation but after being to friends of ours that had a huge beautiful and well looked after 3 bedroom villa just minutes away @ $280 a night I really started to doubt the value for money. Do yourself a favour and go a little further out of Seminyak/Petingenet as a taxi back is about $1-$2. You will get a bigger, more beautiful villa for maybe cheaper. If you are going away to party with some friends then this villa is close to everything you need and not bad value. But I would recommend trying to get the price down to about $200 a night. Bali has such a huge variety of Villas available now and its just trial and error unfortunately. Good luck. :-)
- Also Known As:
- Sekar Taman I Villas Bali/Seminyak