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The Dusun
Ranked #9 of 148 Hotels in Seminyak
Reviewed 17 February 2010

Well the title to my review should sum up our honeymoon experience at the Dusun...

To be honest when we first got here from Ubud - we were not going crazy over the place...but once we settled in and started lazing around on our lovely sun deck chairs & huge private plunge pool... our opinion of the Dusun completely changed...peaceful, clean and contemporary villas.

The bedroom was nice & cozy - not too big - functional with a small walk in closet. The bathroom was huge (with pebbles all over the floor), a lovely bath tub filled with rose petals. The direct sunlight added a nice touch.

The best part of the Villa was the outdoor area - the kitchen, living room and the poola nd the sun deck chairs (where we spent most of our days at the Dusun). They made breakfast each morning in our villa - which was quite nice and unintrusive.

Nice shuttle service to Seminyak & Kuta.

Another plus point of Dusun was that although there are other guests staying there, we never really bumped into anyone else... felt like we owned the entire property.

The Dusun is less than 5 minutes (walking) from Jalan Laksmanya (also known as EAT STREET) (need I say more!) & also 5 minutes (walking) from The Semaya (Breeze), La Luccolia, just 10 minutes (walking) from KU DE TA (on one side) & Sarong (on the other).

Definitely recommended for someone looking for a non-intrusive holiday experience.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2009

I have been to Bali many times over the years but always stayed in traditional hotels. After much research my sister and I selected a villa over a hotel for the privacy factor at the same price level. What a great decision. I would certainly recommend the Dusun for singles, couples, friends or larger families. I caught a peek in a larger villa with a big pool and it looked ideal for a family or couples/friends traveling together.
Now for the Dusun itself: breakfast is included each day - the staff come at your requested time and cook whatever type of breakfast you want in the outdoor kitchen - the food was always delicious. The outdoor kitchen had a couple of really good features: a full size fridge (so you could fill with your own drinks, snacks etc), coffee maker, full size water cooler - this was great to refill our water bottles and keep up the fluids in the humidity. Our pool was cleaned every day (along with everything else of course) and the staff were just delightful.
There is a shuttle van that picked us up and took us to the airport. We found that if the drivers were free, they were always more than happy to drop us off up the road if we didn't feel like walking.
The villas are about a 5 minute walk to the beach where La Lucciola is and about 6-7 minutes the other way to the main shopping area in Seminyak.
We took a taxi to Kuta one night (I used to stay there a bit when I was in my 20's) and we swore we would never ever go back, it was just awful - unless you like fake everything and being hassled non stop! None of that in Seminyak whatsoever. We really think we stayed at the most wonderful place, just take a look at my photos.

  • Stayed: October 2009
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Reviewed 13 December 2009

We came back from our first trip to Bali this morning. Although we are both seasoned travellers were both absolutely blown away by The Dusun Villas. We had a one bedroomed villa which was VERY spacious and had a beautiful large bathroom ensuite. The pool was amazing, and I wish we had their two pool attendants to clean our pool at home, as it was immaculate. The staff at The Dusun were fabulous, and even baked me a cake for my birthday last week, which was totally unexpected and a lovely surprize. The staff came in and cooked breakfast and we had 3 choices : American, Continental and Indonesian. The Dusun Villas are on a quiet laneway which is 5 mins walk to the heart of Seminyak. They offer free travel to places like Kuta which was handy. The villa we had was so beautiful, that we could have stayed there all day and not gone out ... the room service menu is extensive, although we chose to eat at a different place each night. Our favourite was The Junction Restaurant - great food, great prices, unpretentious. We celebrated my birthday and anniversary at Breeze at Samaya - an absolute must for that special occasion. Went to Ku de ta - over-rated, full of posers and drunk Aussies!! We also went to Hu'u which was great. All in all - HIGHLY recommended.

Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2009

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled with family
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1  Thank Robson1608
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Robin
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Reviewed 14 September 2009

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank OzTraveller2010
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Reviewed 21 August 2009

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ajcph
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Additional Information about The Dusun

Address: Jl. Kayu Jati No. 8, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Seminyak
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#9 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range: £186 - £419 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dusun 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dusun Hotel is located in the Petitenget area of Seminyak just a minute stroll from Bali’s famous sunset beach and Seminyak’s restaurants. The Dusun is a blissfully quiet property with 14 exclusively private villas. The Dusun takes a professional and friendly approach to hospitality. The service and ambience are natural and never intrusive, with all requests handled pragmatically, without any fuss. The hotel is laden with luxury; the villas, pools and gardens are spacious, set in a bright and tasteful decor. Pamper yourself at The Dusun with its charming atmosphere offering the perfect setting for romantic honeymoons, friends’ getaways or family holidays. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dusun Villas Bali Hotel Seminyak
Dusun Hotel Bali
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The Dusun Bali/Seminyak

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