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The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa
Ranked #60 of 144 Hotels in Seminyak
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Dunsborough, Australia
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62 reviews
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“Great Pool”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Just had a three day conference with business partners , we had Villa 5 with 4 bedrooms. Very upmarket , the location is "OK" , a little bit off the track. My room was quite warm , the AC was not up to spec. They did degas it , but the rooms need fans , not that well designed , great outdoor bathrooms. The pool runs quite cool , very refreshing , a lot better than other Bali pools , alway feel like bathwater , this one is way better. Breakfasts were excellent as well..

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Spent 6 days and nights in these Villa units in Seminyak, Staff could not be more helpful,Villas perfect for older families ,Open plan design excellent .Huge pool adjoins the undercover canopies.Serviced everyday.Units were well maintained,Gardens setting excellent,What the brochures show is exactly what you get!!
Staff were excellent,Could not be more helpful.We had the breakfast packaged included which arrived on time every day,Wide range of choices,American,english ,what ever you wanted.
They are i believe building a restaurant at front of building.Taxi go past ever 2 minutes so no need to walk,

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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The-Layar-Manager, Manager at The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 7 November 2014
Dear Gazzz1 ,

Thank you for taking time reviewing The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa on Tripadvisor.

We are pleased to hear that you like our villa design, pool and gardens. Also for our helpful staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back at The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa.

Kind regards,
Anton Budiono
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Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Fabulous service received right from booking enquiry through to our check out. Villa is beautifully designed with lovely spacious living areas, bedrooms, bathrooms and fabulous pool . Gardens are nicely kept and no outside noise can be heard making this a gorgeous ,peaceful escape.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank travelling10151
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The-Layar-Manager, Manager at The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa, responded to this review, 7 November 2014
Dear Travelling10151 ,

Thank you for taking time reviewing The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa on Tripadvisor.

We are happy to hear that you received fabulous service right from booking enquiry. Also for beautifully designed villa and spacious livingroom.

We look forward to welcoming you back at The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa.

Kind regards,
Anton Budiono
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

We stayed in a three bedroom pool villa. The design of the villas are very modern and have a great flow from indoors to the outside ,maximising the benefit of the huge flower filled gardens and massive private pool.
I wasn't as keen on the half indoor/outdoor bathrooms mainly because trying to put on makeup and style your hair in stifling humidity and whilst fighting off the mosquitoes in there isn't the most fun I've ever had.
That aside though, the villas are very spacious, well equipt and overall very comfortable, we had some amazing massages in the comfort of our villa from the layer staff.
i also tried a healing therapy from an outside therapist which sounded great but in reality is very pricey , and all you do is lie in the dark in silence with the therapist who just holds his hand under the small of your back and over your tummy for 45 mins! maybe i am more together than i thought as i can't say i felt any different after it and couldn't help feel a little ripped off after the experience ( or rather non experience)
The in house massages however were very reasonably priced and extremely relaxing so id suggest the layer ditches the more outlandish , alternative therapies and offers more variation from their own masseurs where the treatments do exactly what it says on the tin.
The staff were courteous and helpful , the only bad part of the stay was that a pair of my lounge pants , vanished from the villa which was a bit disappointing but didn't detract from the overall enjoyment of the stay.
the main area i think needs some work is the food. The breakfasts, in theory is good as the food is prepared and then brought to your own villa each morning from your personal order placed the day before, but in reality we were often brought something different from that which we had put on our order and the food was at best lukewarm, thought the selection of daily pastries etc were nice. it wasn't too terrible but by the end of the stay we were all a bit over it and wishing for a better variety and better quality.
If you are planning a holiday as couples , say three couples in a three bed villa this would be a very cost effective way to enjoy some quite fancy living and everything is just a cheap taxi ride away with some nice restaurants nearby!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2014

From the moment you arrive at the lobby you can tell this property is all class. After a quick check in you are transported to your villa by electric car which is silent, I was however disappointed when I was told I couldn't take it for a drunken joy ride through Seminyak.

The presentation of the villas are excellent. Breakfast was served each morning by the pool which was lovely. The staff where only a short call to reception away when ever we wanted/needed anything. The sound system in the lounge room area is much better for waking up the people in the villas either side of you then the one in the kitchen.

The lights around the pool area did not work and the lights around the outside area, well only half of those worked. The air conditioner in the rooms is terrible but apart from that everything else was good.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Micah C
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Hi , We stayed here during 2013 new years eve week. Rooms and service is great. In room dining food is horrible and always served cold. In house spa is nice. Nice amenities. location is excellent as well. Heart of seminyak.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We came here for our honeymoon and chose to stay at a 1 bedroom villa. Upon arrival got an upgrade to a 2 bedroom villa. Although unnecessary for a honeymoon couple it was a very thoughtful gesture. The villas are very nicely furnished and well maintained. Staff are very friendly and room service is not too bad either. My only complaint would be the resident lizard in the kitchen that would never leave but that would be expected from the open setting of the villa. Apart from that the stay was perfect. An entire silent day was spent inside the villa with ease. Would definitely recommend

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa
Address: Jalan Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#51 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Layar - Designer Villas and Spa is a spectacular design-led villa resort in the heart of chic Seminyak, moments from Bali's best restaurants, boutiques and sunset beach bars. Cutting-edge contemporary architecture and ultrachic interiors characterise the 23 villas, which offer stunning living spaces sculpted by the planes of the architects signature sloping roofs. Each individual 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom villa is set within a private landscaped tropical garden with large swimming pool, and from one to four spacious bedroom suites oriented for privacy. With its cool design, hot location, and five-star service provided by 150 staff, The Layar is designed for those with strong aesthetic principles seeking original experiences. ... more   less 
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