I spent six nights in Villino 1, a one-bedroom mini villa, towards the end of October. One of the owners, Brenda, texted directions to my driver to help us find the location. Upon arrival, a staff member, Ilu, met us at the front door with keys and to show us around the villino. I found the villino to be extremely comfortable - two burners to cook on, a mini refrigerator, dishes & other kitchen supplies, a water cooler, a ceiling fan in the living room, A/C and a standing floor fan in the bedroom, a semi-outdoor bathroom with towels and extra toilet paper, as well as a TV and DVD player in the bedroom. There is also a shared swimming pool. I was also surprised to find a note on the kitchen table from the owners welcoming me and loaning me a local cell phone (as they knew that my Blackberry didn't work in Bali). Shortly thereafter, the other owner, Luigi, came to tell me about the location (i.e. direct me towards the main streets & let me know which were accessible by car and which were accessible by motorbike). Throughout my stay, the owners and staff went out of their way to help me with everything. Ilu offered to get a SIM card for the cell phone, and the owners suggested restaurants, bars and spas, and they arranged a driver to take me to the airport upon my departure. In addition, they helped me to pack my MANY purchases, mainly paintings and a Venetian mirror. I also had dinner with them one evening. The villa was in a great location within walking distance or a short cab ride of many popular restaurants and venues such as Anantara, Gado Gado, Chandi, Ultimo, Trattoria, etc. More importantly, I slept like a baby and felt as though I were at home. I found the value to be exceptional and hope to stay here whenever I'm in Bali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 Mini villas (shared pool) in the heart of Seminyak...the most trendy area of of Bali. Walk to the beach (approx. 400 meters), just 3 minutes to Jalan Oberoi, eat street, where the islands most chic restaurants and boutiques reside. just 100 meters to numerous restaurants, sports bars , 24 hour medical clinic, lux spas, mini markets, and boutique. One of the most convenient locations! a luxury villa experience, without the high price! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balivillini Bali/Seminyak