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“The most fantastic staff”
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Bali Yarra Villas
Ranked #33 of 417 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
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Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The most fantastic staff”
Reviewed 1 June 2012

Just came back from staying 8 nights at Bali Yarravillas and really cannot even describe what a wonderful place this is to stay. Although the villas at Bali Yarravillas are absolutely fantastic, super clean, modern and well eqipped, it is the staff that make this such a top place to stay. John, the owner, who unfortunately we didn't get to meet, was very helpful and prompt at replying to emails etc when we were trying to book our holiday. Rudi, Putu, Ketut, Benni and all the guys who look after the villas are the friendliest, most helpful staff of anywhere we have ever stayed. My husband dropped our camera on our first day there and Rudi and Putu went to a lot of trouble to find somewhere to try to get it fixed etc and really went out of their way to help us. The villas are in a great spot, in easy walking distance to all the great restaurants and shops in the area. We also used the driver that the villas recommend, Gede Pastiasa, and would highly recommend him. He is a happy, friendly guy who speaks English and can show you the real Bali, not just the touristy things. Overall, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bali Yarravillas and look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this review, 4 June 2012
Hi there Nic thanks for your glowing review. You are 100% correct our staff are very special people Gloria and I really appreciate them. Glad you enjoyed Gede he is a classic driver/guide always a laugh. We look forward to seeing you in Bali again soon.
kind regards John
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Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

We recently stayed at this hotel in their "Hotel" rooms. They property itself is well maintained and pretty much in the heart of downtown Seminyuck, we call it Seminyuck as the place is truly that. More on that later. The hotel rooms themselves are spotlessly clean, however very very tiny. There is almost no room for your suitcases, we had to place them at the foot of our bed and often found ourselves tripping over them during our stay. The bed was not overly comfortable, bit on the hard side. The bathroom was lovely although again, very tiny. For $70 a night, you get what you pay for, I would highly recommend you stay in one of their apartments instead. These are chalk and cheese to what we stayed in. The property itself is located down a fairly dodgy dark dirt road/laneway. We past several stray dogs which were starving, this almost broke our spirit while staying in Bali as this is a regular sight. We often saved our food from dinner and took it back to leave out for the dogs to eat. The main drag of Seminyuck is just that, full of mad mad loud traffic noise, it felt like we needed ear muffs while walking along the street. If we were ever to return, our personal preference would be stay to beach side, away from the mad hussle and bussle of downtown Seminyuck. If you like that sort of thing, then the Bali Yarravillas is the place for you. Being an older couple, we now realise we prefer the quiter places of Bali such as Ubud, Nusa Dua or Jimbaran Bay. All that aside, the staff at the Yarravillas were delightful. They work hard, they are extremely helpful and almost nothing was too much trouble for them. Make sure you take your own i-pad or other tablet with you, there is virtually no internet cafes in Seminyak and the hotel does not allow any access to their personal computers which is fair enough. The hotel does have free wi-fi which is fantastic if you do have a tablet or i-phone to use.
Overall a pleasant stay, I would not recommend the hotel rooms but rather the apartments instead.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this review, 4 June 2012
Thanks for posting your review we appreciate it. Sorry you didn't enjoy Seminyak, like Bali I guess you either love it or hate it. Luckily most people enjoy it. Really disappointed you didn't enjoy our beds as they are probably the best quality and most expensive in Bali. When building Bali Yarravillas we made a deliberate decision to include a couple of Hotel style rooms at very reasonable rates. They are not large but as you say you make your decision based on your needs and budget. Note to all people visiting Bali, there are many dogs all naturally want food. Past experience has shown that if Bule (foreigners) feed them they expect everyone to feed them and when you don't there can be very nasty outcomes so please let the locals feed them because you are not helping them unless you want to take them home and care for them permanently.
Bali is a mad place and we love it!!! but understand it when people don't.
kind regards John
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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I was invited to a friends wedding in Bali and without hesitation I booked the Bali Yarra Villa's (we was there last November) but this time we stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment. Again my stay was amazing. I just love the place. The hussle and bussle of Bali life is completely left outside the walls of this complex and tranquility is what this place is all about. I was pleasantly surprised to see the same staff who remembered me and welcomed us with huge smiles. :-) We again enjoyed a massage/scrub/facial with CASA who came to the complex and us 3 ladies all enjoyed 2 1/2 hours of pampering next to the pool.
When you next visit Bali make this a must stay place..........you will not be disappointed.
Linnet J...........Rockingham WestAust

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this review, 4 June 2012
Thanks Linnet both for staying with us again and also for taking the time out of your busy schedule to post a review of Bali Yarravillas on Trip Advisor. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon.
kind regards John
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Wollongong, Australia
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

My friend and I shared the two bedroom apartment, had seperate outdoor bathrooms and a very cheap mini bar. The staff were very helpful, with great service on arrival and when we left. The pool is right out side your door and its a quiet area to escape the busy streets of Seminyak. Facilities in the room are all of a very high standard.
Also recommended a great private driver Gede, he was fantastic and very reasonable prices.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Lisa M
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this review, 4 June 2012
We just love it when our guests post their reviews so thanks for posting yours Lisa. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our service. Please return soon.
kind regards John
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Auckland NZ
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

Stayed for three nights when I first got to Bali and it was a great base for moving around Seminyak, Legian and Kuta. Very clean, modern and with great on site service. Reservations and checkout etc were all handled really well and the lads on site helped with transport requirements. Apartment was lovely with a great outdoor bathroom and kitchenette. Only small issue I had was that you had to go down the narrow dirt alleys to access the apartments and as a solo woman traveller it was a bit daunting at night walking back after I'd had an evening meal as these arent lit at all and there were often stray dogs. Having said this if you aren't travelling solo it prob wouldnt be a concern. It was a lovely stay in lovely apartments and the shared pool and cabana were well used also.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

We stayed in the hotel style room for a few days on our honeymoon and found Bali Yarravillas to be very good value, pristine and with very helpful staff. The location is great, right in the centre of Seminyak but you cannot hear the tooting of the mopeds or the bustle of the street as you are a bit hidden away. The hotel style room was the only room available at the time. It is a small room but the rates were very competitive and the room is nicely laid out with good storage and a good sized bathroom. The only issues we had were with the temperature of the air con which seemed too high or too low but the staff we always on hand (24 hours) to help with a welcoming smile. If there was any improvement to be made is to make the hotel style room brighter. It is very dark at the moment, and needs more lighting. Stay at Bali Yarravillas, it is a small hotel with a lovely pool and wonderful staff.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Just spent a glorious 6 nights at Bali Yarravillas. Beautifully serviced accomodation, fairly mid range, but close to the best of that level of accomodation I have ever used. Don't be put off by the lack of breakfast, it is so close to cafe Seminyak, that you can almost roll out of bed into bacon and eggs. Really convenient for shopping, the beach and the nightclub stretch (mixwell etc). Wonderfully friendly staff that were plentiful, and always ready to help. We can't wait to visit again!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul P
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JDUBLYA, Owner at Bali Yarra Villas, responded to this review, 13 May 2012
Hi Paul thanks for your review we really appreciate it. I guess the best compliment our guests can give is when they rebook and of course tell their family and friends. I was very please to hear you will be staying with us 2 more times this year. Fantastic. We look forward to your return.
kind regards John
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Property: Bali Yarra Villas
Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak | Gang Keraton 189, Seminyak 80033, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 417 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bali Yarra Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern Affordable Luxury in Bali. Situated in Fashionable Seminyak we are located within an easy stroll to the beach and the many wonderful restaurants near by. Sun filled and contemporary designed we offer 2 two bedroom and 2 one bedroom self contained apartments and 2 Hotel style rooms with ensuites. A 14 metre pool is the centre piece of the oasis Ours is a Boutique Resort that is ideal for couples or groups up to 17 people. ... more   less 
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