Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 21, 2013
Absolutely loved this villa. Bed fantastic, bathroom awesome and private pool pristine. Whole villa inside and out extremely clean and very well maintained. Yummy breakfast and lunch/dinner delivered to the villa. Fabulous massage on private sunbed in villa. Staff lovely and very helpful. Short road to villas a little rough but don't be put off. Excellent value for money. Will definately be back.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 10, 2013
The hotel itself was really lovely but most of all the staff were fantastic, all staff members greeted you constantly most could speak very good english and were a pleasure to have a chat with. Keep up the good work.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Nov 17, 2012
The Elysian is convenient located. Restaurants and beach are just a stroll away. The villas are great! We loved the privacy and the peaceful atmosphere. If there was one thing to "complain" about, it was that we expected a buffet style breakfast. However you can order several items from the menu and several drinks and all is delivered to your villa (if you want) so its not like you are left hungry. Great is that bottled water is free and will be topped up at request. Staff is very helpful with every request - booking all restaurants and spa treatments for us. we are definitly planning to return.
"In the heard of Seminyak"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 9, 2012
My stay at Semara was short but excellent. I left wishing I had booked to stay there longer rather than moving onto another place that I had previously booked. The resort is new and very clean and located on on one the main streets in Seminyak - close to shopping, restaurants, clubs and the beach. The staff are very attentive and friendly and extra touches like a refreshing fruit juice mocktail on arrival was the icing on the cake. The room was a good size and very clean. They provide two bottles of water as complimentary each day which was great given it is not recommended to use Bali water even for teeth cleaning! The pool and bar area is fantastic. There were lots of families ther which meant there were children in the pool sometimes as early as 7am but this didnt bother me and added to the atmosphere. My room was adjacent to the pool so if you are after a quiet break it would be possible to book a room away from the pool. It has a small but excellent gym complete with cold filtered water, towels, new gym equipment, treadmills and TV/music all overlooking the pool. The food is fresh and breakfast buffet and other options very good. I would definitely recommend Semara to other friends and family and would return in a heartbeat.
"Fantastic Holiday at the amazing Kanishka Villas!"
Reviewed by Karen G of "Sydney, Australia" on
Oct 24, 2011
We booked a one bedroom villa (all villas have 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, 1 by the pool & 1 upstairs - both are very private & would be a great set up for 2 couples) for a week in October 2011 & were given Villa 14 which is at the end of the lane that the villas occupy. I had read numerous reports that started that noise was a concern due to their open air nature but we heard nothing at all (all 15 villas were fully booked & occupied when we stayed) & we came to think of our villa as an oasis, close to everything but so relaxing & private. I am sure that if you did hear people or any noise you could flick the switch that turns on the waterfall over the pool & problem would be solved, as the waterfall drowns out all other noises and adds to the relaxing feel or lazing by the pool. There were mosquitoes but they were nowhere near as bad as I had read & really were no problem at all, neither of us were bitten, the staff sprayed the villas (all rooms) each night & set out coils to burn in the living and bathroom areas.
The villas are a short stroll to loads of fantastic restaurants, spas & shopping, we walked to the beach one morning and in took about 15 minutes at a leisurely stopping to browse kind of pace. On numerous occasions we used the villas transport and driver to drop us off at restaurants or to go shopping, which is included in the price. The villas also organised free transport to Jimbaran for a sunset seafood dinner and we booked a driver for a day trip to Ubud though our butler and the price was very reasonable.
The villa was private, well equipped and had everything we could have possibly needed. The open air living/dining and kitchen area is very large and well laid out. There is a fan in this areas that kept it amazingly cool & we spent a lot of time lazing around on the sofa which is huge, as was the flat screen TV with surround sound. We didn't do any cooking in the kitchen, but certainly could have done as everything is right there ready, with a full-si