Such a beautiful villa and pretty setting. Pool and gardens are amazing!
The main thing that stood out for us was the staff, the most friendly and helpful people you could meet! The staff are an absolute credit to the Gajah Villas.
The Villa is clean, modern and well equipped with everything you need. We would definitely stay here again, can’t wait to return to Bali!
we stayed in these beautiful villas for 9 nights, putu the manager was very accommodating and helpful and anything we asked for was always looked after. Made and putu were just amazing, the breakfast was just 10 out of 10 every day. We have three year old twins and they just loved them all. Villa was clean and very well maintained and I'm a perfect location 15 minute walk to eat street or to Jalan Seminyak so very central. The villa itself is very quite down the end of a gang. The bedrooms were nice and big with very well designed bathroooms, and both had ceiling fans and airconditioning with block out curtains so you can sleep in or for us our boys to bed early.
Thank you putu, putu and made you made our stay very enjoyable will definitely try and stay here again next time
The highlight of our stay in the villa was the welcome and the attention of the staff, Made, and the two Putu. Fantastic people, always happy to help and very attentive to details.
The villa itself is very well located, right in the city center, near the sea, the shops, the restaurants. What amazed us is how quiet the place is even though it is so central. We felt like we stayed in a bubble, with a lot of green around us (rice fields and a great vegetation in the small garden).
The house is modern, with beautiful spaces and decorations. You will certainly feel very comfortable here and we recommend you stay in this villa highly.
This villa ticked all the boxes. It was bright and clean. The staff were incredible and the breakfasts superb. Nothing was ever too much for any of them and they were always so happy to help.
Being at the end of the gang, we were able to get that extra exercise by walking up and down to Drupadi Road.
The pool was magical and water extremely warm. The rooms were well positioned and the air conditioning worked well.
The process of booking and the transfers were communicated professionally and we would like to thank all the staff for making our trip to Bali a truly wonderful experience, we will be back.
We stayed 9 nights in this gorgeous villa and absolutely loved every minute staying there. The staff and management take care of every need possible, making it a complete stress free and easy stay! The staff cooked our breakfast every morning, provided a daily cleaning service and took care of all day trips and bookings so the only thing we needed to think about was what to do that day.
The villa itself was very modern and well equipped, the pool was gorgeous and the location was perfect for us. Just a short stroll 5 minutes until you reach the restaurants and bars of seminyak.
Definitely recommended to everyone!!!
After the exhaustive process of trying to pick the ideal villa to stay in for 5 days, we finally settled on the Gajah Villa (which is owned by an Australian couple). In the end, it had all the right features, at the right price, and seemingly good location (more on that later).
While researching the villa I was surprised to see hardly any reviews and videos, which is the main reason for this review.
Firstly, about the property itself. There are just 2 villas side by side, plus a small office area out the front where the staff reside. I’d done enough research to know the villas aren’t identical, and since we were travelling as two couples, I made a special request for the villa with 4 sun chairs (the other villa only has 2 chairs). Other than that, the villas appear to be the same in every other way.
Upon check-in the friendly staff gave us a full tour, explaining where everything is, and how things work. Then sat us down to discuss our daily breakfast orders. It was at this point, we were informed the room rate only came with continental breakfast, and if we wanted ‘hot’ meals, that would be extra. (I later checked my travel documents and it did say ‘continental’, so it pays to check the fine detail). In any case, adding a freshly cook breakfast was only a few dollar extra each per day, so we got them to add it to our bill. And we’re really glad we opted in, as the hot breakfasts were excellent, plus we still got the toast and fruit that was with the continental breaky.
The villa is only a few years old so everything is in great order, and the style is a modern twist on traditional Bali. It features the typical open plan living area with the main lounge and kitchen area, and two full size separate bedrooms. Unlike previous ‘outdoor style’ villas we’ve stayed in, this one has floor to ceiling glass sliding doors on two main walls, that offer the option of the outdoorsie style living, or closing them up at night, to control the temperature, and keep the bugs out.
There is one main air conditioner (plus ceiling fans), which I felt struggled to keep this large area cool enough on some of the 30+ degree days, but it wasn’t unbearable. The living area features an L-shaped lounge, a decent size TV, and a nice touch was the Bluetooth speaker which we made lots of use of, both indoors and out.
The outdoor area features an excellent pool, that was always clean. There is also a small garden area where the sun deckchairs are. The villa backs onto a huge rice paddock, which I’m sure looks great in certain seasons, but during our stay is was nothing more than a paddock of mud.
The kitchen is well kitted out, with full cooking facilities, plus a chilled/hot water dispenser, microwave, toaster and full size fridge. There was everything you’d need to cook and serve up any sort of meal.
The bedrooms are very spacious, with huge wardrobes and other storage spaces. The bed was firm but comfortable. And not only is it made every day as part of the thorough cleaning of the villa by staff, but they offer a nightly turn down service too. Each bedroom also features an air conditioner and ceiling fan, another TV and another Bluetooth speaker too. Both bedrooms feature an ensuite, which again, is spacious and well kitted out with all the amenities you’d expect in a hotel bathroom. The only down side was the notable lack of water pressure in the shower.
WiFi is complimentary, though it struggled with streaming video content most days, and there were even times when it didn’t work. Though it worked fine for basic emailing, etc.
Fresh bottled water is replaced daily in the bathrooms and on the bedsides.
The actual location of the Villa is at the end of a fairly long laneway which sees you pass half a dozen or so other villas. One benefit of this is the tranquil setting of being not wedged in between other villas which means peace and quiet but also a bit of a trek to get to the main action on the main road. I know this isn’t anything the villa staff can do anything about, but there are a few stray dogs constantly out on the street and on the laneway, which bark at you, but none of them appeared dangerous. There is also poor lighting in the laneway, which isn’t great at night. Again it's not something the villa can do much about.
At the top of the laneway there is a handy Circle K mini market, and then it’s another 10-15 minute walk either left or right once on the main street to where the closest decent shopping and restaurants are located. And as taxis are so cheap, getting to places such as Potato Head or Ku De Ta, or even into Kuta/Legian doesn’t cost much.
The staff are one of the best features of the villas. From their morning welcoming smiles, and freshly cooked breakfast, to checking in everyday to see if we needed anything, such as booking tours for us. Even on the first day, I’d left a bag in the transport we caught from the airport, and they helped me get it back! Obviously English is not their first language, so communication was sometimes tricky, but they made every effort to assist however they could. You are even given a mobile phone to use during your stay, for making local calls or contacting staff if you happen to be out and about.
A luxury retreat in a great spot of Seminyak with rice paddy views. Amazing!! Wonderful, warm staff. The breakfasts are delicious. Location is fantastic, close to great restaurants and shopping. The pool is perfect. The living space is open and spacious and luxurious. I would stay here again and again and again!!!
This is not really a con, just a family preference.
The second bedroom is quite separate to the main living space and master bedroom. My youngest child was a bit nervous so we ended up sharing with a kid each.
Mosquito nets would be a nice addition over the beds.
You would be hard pressed to find any fault with these Villas
Great decor, pools ,beds ,bathrooms and attention to detail!Every comfort taken care of !
The Villa is very centrally located to the main areas Seminyak , short walk.
The staff at the Villas are so helpful ,nothing is a problem.They will book massage,restaurants ,drivers etc , ....All done for you.
Everyday a beautiful breakfast is provided in the tariff.
Wen were very happy with our stay here,was perfect!
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