Where do I start. Upon arrival and a late one at that we were warmly greeted by Mr Bagus and his staff and made to feel at home right away. Conveniently located to the shopping and restaurants of Seminyak our villa was ideally situated for all of our retail therapy and foodie needs. The villa itself was sensational and we made use of our days lounging by the beautiful pool and well kept gardens. An oasis tucked away amongst the lanes of Seminyak.
We can't write this review without recognising the fantastic efforts of all the villa staff who tirelessly work behind the scenes to make our stay truly memorable. In pasrticular my partner and I wanted to sing the praises of Dian our remarkable housekeeper whilst we were there. She was fantastic with helping us organise our daily trips to Ubud, Tanah Lot amongst other daily activities. All in all we had a great time made the more memorable by the little bit of luxury and service that was provided.
What a great little spot. Close to everything. The staff are amaizing especially dian... Very happy would certainly cone back.
Also try Grain Cafe for your breaki ..best ever.
We stayed as a family of 4 for 2 weeks in August.
We had had a very long journey and arrived late, Nyoman met us and was instantly friendly and made us more than welcome. Throughout the stay, Nyoman was at the end of the phone, we had to phone him twice with important requests, which he dealt with immediately. He took us on two day trips which the whole family will say were the highlight of our stay. He was informative and we feel like we have made a new friend. We found the villa to be pristine, and it was beautifully looked after for the fortnight by Dianne. She was there every day, cooked us breakfast on our first morning and was efficient, friendly and discreet for the whole time. The pool and garden were also looked after daily to a high standard.
The villa is situated on a lane just 2 minutes away from the bustle of the shops and restaurants, it was quiet apart from a cockerel and dog some nights, nothing a good pair of ear plugs couldn't sort out. Once inside the gates of the villa, you could be anywhere, in your own little world.
Overall a beautiful place, with very friendly people, in particular Nyoman who we are very grateful for, for all his help and friendship. I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Istana to other visitors to Seminyak.
Great location with an easy walk to local restaurants and warungs. This Villa was immaculately presented and we were very well catered for by our Housekeeper. Beautiful pool for relaxing and unwinding. Would recommend this Villa
The service was fantastic. Dian was lovely and cooked us breakfast as well as keeping the villa immaculate during our stay.the grounds were always beautiful and the pool sparkling thanks to junaedi. Wonderful job!
We have just come back from this beautiful villa located in the heart of Seminyak. My partner and I stayed for a week but I wish we stayed longer. The villa looks exactly the same as the pictures we saw online but we were still blown away when we first laid our eyes on it. The manager 'Nyoman' was amazing and so helpful, he booked all of our dinner reservations, organised our drivers and helped us with all the activities we were interested in. Dian the housekeeper was so lovely, she would offer to make us breakfast, was very quiet, happy and the villa was always spotless. One of the key assets to this villa is that it is so close and centre to the best restaurants and shops. We will be booking this villa again and we have already recommended it to all of our friends and family.
We stayed here for only 3 nights but i wish we could stay here forever. This isnt even an overexaggeration. From Dian, the lovely house keeper, Alit, the gardener, the private pool that we took advantage of (swim at night, it is the perfect way to end a nighy exploring the markets and getting food from nearby restaurants) ah yes it is a perfect location as well.. everything you need is a small taxi trip away or alternatively you could just walk.
I have literally nothing negative to say about this place. We were welcomed graciously, even though we arrived into Bali very late. It was a truly amazing experience and def recommend it to anyone searching for a private villa with a pool.. i really loved the pool and amazing staff!! We basically didnt even lift a finger.. they came in the morning and did everything.. including making a wonderful breakfast for us.
Hope you enjoy your stay here as much as my family and i did.