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“Lovely traditional villa that won't burn your pockets”
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Villa Poppy
Ranked #117 of 149 Hotels in Seminyak
Reviewed 30 March 2010

It was our first visit to Bali and one of my girlfriends suggested to have a relaxing stay at a villa for our last few nights. We scouted many villas but they are all above our budget or are located at remote locations. We were ecstatic to find Villa Poppy which is within our budget and have a good location. It was just 5 mins walk from the local supermarket and restaurants, and 10 mins walk to a clean & not very crowded beach.

We were wowed immediately upon entering the villa. The villa was perfect for our group of 6. With our private pool we can do all the crazy stuff that we wouldn't do in a regular hotel pool. And there are plenty of space & lounging area for us to spend quiet time away from the group, if we choose to do so.

The villa comes with our personal cook, housekeeper and security guard, all of whom are very friendly and willing to help to make any arrangements we need. We feel so pampered during our stay.

We are so glad that we chose to stay in a villa and not in a hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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7  Thank WSiewH
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Reviewed 19 September 2009

This Villa was perfect for our two families with 3 small children. Absolutely beautiful large grounds with lovely shaded pool. The shallow end was perfect for the younger children. The staff were great with the kids and the villa itself really lovely in a balinese style. Plenty of room. An oasis in a good position, close to restaurants and a 10 minute, nice walk to the beach.

Wish it were mine, dreaming of returning...

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled with family
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Thank Paramau
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Reviewed 19 March 2007

I stayed at Villa Poppy from 11 - 16 March 2007. My wife and 2 children (3 and 1), and my parents and wife's parents, were with us, so it was a three-generation family vacation.

Villa Poppy has many things going for it. Here are the pluses:

(1) Location, location, location. It's a three minute walk through a quiet side lane to Jalan Raya Seminyak, where there are all sorts of great shops, cafes, restaurants, and the supermarkets. It was really useful being close to Bintang Supermarket. And I liked that after dinner, we could stroll over to do shop and just look at clothes and other stuff at the great shops. And more importantly (when you have 2 small children who often want to be carried), the taxis are nearby. One of my friends stayed at another villa that played up its quiet, remote location -- but the downside was that she had to walk 20 minutes to get a cab.

(2) The shops that are within a 10 - 15 minute walk of Villa Poppy are lovely - much, much nicer than those at Kuta. The quality of the clothes, the styling, the atmosphere of the shops -- these were great. Some of the shops, my wife noted, looked like they belonged to the best malls in Singapore, or in LA.

(3) There are at least 3 or 4 spas within a 10 min walking distance of Villa Poppy, one of which, Espace, is really nice.

(4) The staff, Ayu and Ilu, are great. They are good cooks, completely obliging, and make killer avocado milkshakes. Great mie goreng and gado gado too. They were great with our kids too. Made and Gede were friendly and obliging too.

(5) The grounds are lovely -- not too big, just nice enough, and the pool, just steps from the living and dining areas, was nice for cooling off in the heat.

Here are the downsides:

(1) Noise at night. Villa Poppy was also just a 2 minute walk to Jalan Dyana Pura, the club street. So we could hear the throb of the clubs up till 2 or 3 at night. The first night we were there, it was a bit of a problem. But we got used to it and it didn't bother us the subsequent nights.

(2) Mosquitoes. I think this is a problem faced by virtually all Bali villas, since I think nearly all Bali villas have open-concept living and dining areas. The good thing is that the staff are pretty obsessive about burning the mosquito incense. And we just had to be pretty obsessive about putting insect repellent. So after the first day, we wisened up and the mosquitoes didn't bother us quite as much. One night, while watching TV, my wife and I saw a frog hopping across the floor in front of us, taking refuge from the rain.

(3) For villa newbies, don't expect five-star hotel service. This means that sheets and towels don't necessarily get changed and washed every day. And no Molton Brown toiletries in the bathrooms. And if the sun doesn't come out and if it rains, your laundy doesn't get dried. And the open concept bathrooms mean that when it rains, the bathrooms get wet too. So one shouldn't stay at a villa and expect five-star, Ritz Carlton-style service.

(4) My main complaint -- again a minor and tolerable one -- was with the water pressure of the shower attached to the master bathroom. It was very weak and I had to stand right under the shower head to get wet and get washed off.

(5) Those who want easy access to the beach will be disappointed. This wasn't a priority for us so it wasn't a problem. The beach was a good 10 minute walk away, not just a few minutes. It was a nice, easy stroll, but still a fair distance, and you can't take the kids and bring all the beach stuff easily.

But all told, these are minor compared to the pluses of Villa Poppy. I would certainly stay there again if I were to return to Bali.

  • Stayed: March 2007, travelled with family
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3  Thank singaporeboy
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Reviewed 14 March 2006

OK - this place is a gem! We've been there twice now and want to tell everyone about it - despite the fact that we wanted to keep the secret location to ourselves!
This gorgeous traditional private villa is located just off the main street in Seminyak, Bali, 5 min walk to the beach and 5 min walk to a supermarket. It's surrounded by some of the best shopping on the island - not to mention magnificant restaurants. All within walking distance.
The villa is a traditional design opening out to the gardens, has the alang alang roof, 3 a/c bedrooms, 3 atmospheric indoor/outdoor bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, DVD player, cable TV, and - best of all - a lounge area and hammock overlooking the beautiful lush gardens and pool. That was one of our favourite places to relax and daydream - another was the traditional 'bale' under the huge mango tree beside the sparkling pool,if we weren't actually floating IN the pool!
At night, specific palms and frangipani trees are highlighted with spotlights - it's just like a fairyland believe me. So relaxing and quiet.
We also love interacting with the staff, they are so friendly and can help organise virtually anything. They cooked our meals and did our laundry - better than a hotel, but much much more intimate. The Balinese are beautiful people and this is a wonderful way to experience something different and interact with the locals.
Sure, there may be many villas available, but we'd highly recommend Villa Poppy to anyone mainly because of its atmosphere and its location. Both times we've stayed there, we've felt like it really was our own home and settled into the lifestyle in no time at all.
We've paid US$200/night both times for a week, but I think they'll discount depending on the length of stay. It works out to be about $35 per person per night, if you have 6 people staying there which is excellent value.
The villa came highly recommended to us, and we made a booking over the internet on -------. Easy. Perhaps others can enjoy this special find....

3  Thank Baliphile1
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Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Bima no. 4X | Jl. Raya Seminyak Gang Bima no. 4X, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Seminyak
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#85 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range: £230 - £374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Poppy 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Poppy is a two-storey, traditional Balinese, open-plan home with a thatched roof on a 950 square metre block of land in the heart of Seminyak. A maximum of six guests can be accommodated in the three bedrooms, which are all with airconditioning and mosquito-nets. On the ground level, the main bedroom has a king-size bed and an indoor-outdoor ensuite. Also on the ground level, the second bedroom has two king-single beds and access to the large indoor-outdoor main bathroom next door. Upstairs, the third bedroom has a four-poster queen-size bed and an ensuite which overlooks the garden and pool. The main living area is completely open to the beautiful garden and pool which is the perfect place in which to relax away from the hustle and bustle outside. The garden is our treasure - with frangipanis, orchids, a comfortable gazebo (bale) and sun-lounges. Our dedicated staff have been with us for many years and they will do everything they can to ensure your stay is enjoyable, safe and stress-free. Facilities: -Overnight security staff and 1 housemaid -Sleeps 6 - 3 air-conditioned bedrooms -L-type private swimming pool (10 x 4m) -Free Wi-Fi Broadband Internet access (guest's laptop required) -Free local telephone calls -32" HD LCD TV, with satellite channels -DVD player and stereo sound system -Free drinking water -Fully-equipped kitchen with marble benchtops -Two safety deposit boxes (one upstairs, one downstairs) -Car hire and day trips can be arranged. ... more   less 
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