I have just returned from a 5 night stay at Phil's Place and really cannot complain about a single thing. My entire stay there was wonderful. The villa itself is beautiful and nestled into a nice section of Seminyak away from all the busy noise of traffic and general business you may find in other locations around Bali.
The rooms were all beautifully decorated and very clean and peaceful. I had the fortune of staying in three different rooms during my stay and they were all delightful. Each one allowing you to spend what you can afford, and even a very affordable room upstairs for the budget traveler.
The staff at Phil's Place were just wonderful also. There was no end to them making sure that all of your wants and needs were taken care of. Breakfast everyday was delicious and very filling beginning with your choice of mix or sliced fruit with musli topped with yogurt, honey and some delicious dried sweet banana crackers. (I found out where they sold these and have brought 2 packs home with me). This was then followed by your choice of poached/scrambled/omelette eggs with sausage, bacon, tomato OR a lovely serving of pancakes with banana and ice cream. All this of course with a freshly made glass of fruit juice, watermelon was my favourite, and tea or coffee. The staff ask you each night what you would like for the following mornings breakfast and then go out and get the ingredients right there and then as to make sure only the freshest or used to produce your food.
I especially liked the layout of the villa which provided a very warm and friendly/sociable feel allowing guests to chat in the lounge area, which had some very comfy couches, or during breakfast on the lovely dining table. The pool is located right in the centre of the villa making it very easily accessible to all.
The backyard if a beautiful place if you would like to sunbake, or meditate near the little temple there. It was so peaceful and relaxing. They also have a wonderful hut out in the back where massages are provided if you would like to arrange one.
All in all I could not fault this villa if I tried. From it's wonderful location, extremely sweet and helpful staff, beautiful clean rooms and facilities, affordable prices, I know that I will not be looking for anywhere else to stay but here on my next trip to Bali.
To Phil, Adi and all the staff at Phil's Place, a big thank you for making my trip there a very special one indeed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gay guest house in Seminyak, Bali - 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Close to gay bars (10 minutes by foot), restaurants, shops and beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Phil`s Place Hotel Seminyak
- Phil's Place Bali/Seminyak