CHANDRA BALI VILLAS SEMINYAK IS A PEACEFUL RETREAT NEAR SEMINYAKS VIBRANT AREA
Chandra Bali Villas is the place to be for a private holiday-home experience in Seminyak, Bali. This modern hotel offers guests luxury, tranquility, and privacy, a perfect combination that made me instantly fall in love with it. Our arrival at the hotel is also worth mentioning. After we checked in, tasty drinks and traditional snacks were given to welcome us. There was also a basket full of tropical fruits, which you can savor throughout your stay. And I really appreciate the part where hotel staff members were there to greet us with warm smiles.
The property’s location is also something that made me excited. Being in the heart of Bali’s most cosmopolitan area, the hotel is in close proximity to almost everything the area offers. Just a 10-minute walk away is the beach, where you can find a surf school. So, if you’re interested in learning to surf, the hotel makes a convenient base.
Seminyak Eat Street — one of Bali’s most frequented and exciting streets — is only within walking reach. Going to cafes, bars, restaurants, and shopping wasn’t a hassle for us. What’s more, reaching the hotel from the airport or vice versa won’t take up too much of your time because the nearest airport, Bali International Airport, is only 30 minutes away by car.
Although Chandra Bali Villas sits in a vibrant area, you’ll still find the place peaceful owing to the property’s exclusive and tranquil location. It surely is an ideal place to disconnect from your stressful daily life in the city.
Chandra Bali Villas as a Peaceful Retreat near Seminyak’s Vibrant Area
On the property, there are nine luxury villas that are divided into three types: Pool Villa, Family Villa, and Premium Villa. Each accommodation was designed for couples, families, and groups of friends to stay, relax, and play all day long.
Walls are built around every villa to give guests complete privacy just like a typical house. If you’re staying with two big families or groups of friends, I recommend you book the villas with three or 3.5 bedrooms. For two small families or couples, the two-bedroom villas are the best choice. Suite Retreats have negotiated an unbeatable package price for its loyal clientele.
In every villa, you will find everything you need for a comfortable, relaxing, and enjoyable stay. All I can say is that the villas are perfect homes away from home.
There’s a private swimming pool in each one, so you need not worry about sharing the pool with other guests. They have steps and shelves with different water depths, which means teens and kids can also have fun swimming. The pools at the hotel differ in size. If you prefer long pools, Family and Premium villas are your top options.
Beside each pool, you will find sun loungers that are ideal for soaking up the sun or taking a breather. If you prefer not to get a tan, there are huge umbrellas to give you shade.
Each villa also features open-air living and dining areas, allowing guests to enjoy natural light during the day as they relax on the couch or indulge in their meals. In particular, Family Villas have open open-air living pavilions with tables that can seat 10 people.
It was also nice to see the villas having a manicured tropical garden with lush trees and plants. It’s such a refreshing sight and you get to breathe in some fresh air.
Inside the villas, you will find a kitchen equipped with utensils you need for making snacks, preparing daily meals, and even cooking something special. At the Premium Villas, the kitchen is in an open-air living pavilion and has a Nespresso machine for making a cup of espresso coffee.
If you are in the mood for some smoked food, you’re free to use the BBQ grill. Moreover, you will never run out of drinking water because the property provides an unlimited supply. There’s no need to go outside to purchase bottles of water.
In the spacious bedrooms, expect to see king-sized beds and pillows. There are en-suite indoor/outdoor bathrooms suitable for taking a shower or bath. If you want to watch your favorite movie or series while lying on the bed, there’s a smart LCD TV and DVD player that you can use. An apple TV with 60 satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, and air conditioning are other modern comforts onsite.
Aside from the common amenities, the Family and Premium villas have unique features. Each Family Villa has a nanny room adjacent to the open-air living pavilion. The nanny room is where hotel staff can watch over the kids while adults spend time with themselves. If you need baby equipment, including strollers, highchairs, bed rails, and more, don’t hesitate to ask.
Meanwhile, the Premium Villas have an air-conditioned media room. It’s perfect for watching a movie or your favorite game with your family or friends
A Variety of Services That Are Second to None
To go with the luxurious accommodations, Chandra Bali Villas provides a wide range of services to make guests’ stay more pleasant and convenient. Housekeeping, laundry, and dry cleaning are among them, and your villa attendant will be happy to perform them for you.
Whenever you fancy going out to try local hot spots or to do grocery shopping, your villa attendant can go get it for you and deliver it to your villa. And when you want to get some sleep, the staff can get your room ready for the night. Guests will feel like royalty here — and that’s what we felt throughout our stay.
In case you would like to discover Bali’s natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, the hotel offers concierge services at the front desk. The staff will be happy to give suggestions when it comes to activities, day trips, cruises, surf lessons, or dinner reservations, and organize them for you. You can also ask for assistance with booking a taxi or arranging private transportation with a driver.
Should you opt to stay all day at the villa, Chandra Bila Villas’ butlers will be delighted to make your day more special. They can arrange a flower-filled bath, BBQ with Balinese dancers, and anything that pleases you.
Massage and spa treatments are also available at the hotel. Availing of these services can save you time from having to travel to a spa outside the property. An expert massage therapist can give you a relaxing massage in your villa on your own time.
If you prefer yoga, you can have a session with an experienced yoga instructor in your villa as well. Joining pilates and martial arts sessions in the garden is also a great way to enhance your physical and mental wellness.
Personalized Pool Services at Chandra Bali Villas
Another thing that I love about Chandra Bali Villas is their personalized service at the pool of every guest’s villa. You have a pool attendant who can provide anything you need and do everything you request throughout the day.
Need some drinks and snacks at the pool? The staff can bring it to you. Want some floaties to swim with? The attendant can rent some from We Float Bali; just let them know what designs you like.
In case you’re a little worried about the kids, your pool attendant can make the pool safe by installing a fence. They can also provide mermaid tails, in addition to the floaties.
That’s not all. If you plan on having a pool party, you can also ask for help from the staff to make it happen. Celebrations like birthdays, engagements, intimate dinner parties and anniversaries can also be done at the villa.
Food Prepared by Experienced Chef & Wine Tasting
At Chandra Bali Villas, cooking meals for guests is also a possibility, and guests get to choose what time every day. The hotel’s chef will personally prepare dishes in your villa’s kitchen, and you can witness it yourself. You can discuss your preferences with the chef to come up with a personalized menu. The chef can also make a kid-friendly menu based on the children’s dietary preferences.
For breakfast, you can choose from a wide selection of Western and Indonesian favorites including eggs of any style, fruit pancakes, and nasi gorang. You can ask your villa attendant to
bring you fresh juice or coffee to go with your meal. If a floating breakfast is what you like, you can also have it requested. The breakfast we had was a 10 out of 10!
During your stay, you shouldn’t miss tasting wines locally produced in Bali — the hotel highly recommends the Sababay Winery. If you’d like to taste something else, select from their extensive list of wines and the hotel can have it ready for you.
The Staff at Chandra Bali Villas Are First-Rate
A hotel will not be complete without its staff, and Chandra Bali Villas has a group of amazing personnel. Besides villa and pool attendants, there are villa managers and garden attendants as well who will go above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction. All you need to do is ask. I’d like to give a big shout-out to the General Manager, Minnie. Her management of the villas is extremely on the ball. Thanks to her, our stay was something worth remembering.
I would also like to express my gratitude to all butlers, reception staff, and housekeeping staff. They were incredibly accommodating. Nothing is ever too much trouble when they perform tasks, so you are sure to have a stress-free stay. Furthermore, thanks to the hotel’s security guards who are on duty 24 hours a day, our security and safety throughout our stay were guaranteed.
Overall Impression of Chandra Bali Villas
Being able to stay at Chandra Bali Villas for the first time, my overall impression was that the hotel took the concept of hospitality to the next level. The property makes a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big cities. My stay was totally incredible and I want to give this hotel an excellent rating. I highly recommend staying here! So, the next time that you plan on visiting Seminyak, Bali make sure to consider Chandra Bali Villas as one of your accommodation options if you seek luxurious comfort and top-notch service. You surely won’t regret staying there.
Rating is 5.5/6 stars
About The Author
Jamie Mansfield is a corporate travel professional and travel packaging specialist with experience in supervising and training staff in global 5-star resorts and hotels. With a decade of experience working and visiting some of the finest establishments around the world, particularly in Asia, Jamie has become an expert in all aspects of luxury accommodation and an expert in quality improvement initiatives.
Owner and operator of Suite Retreats, a luxury accommodation package specialist based in Western Australia, Jamie travels to Indonesia regularly to provide packaging specialist services to 5-star resorts and accommodation venues and is regularly engaged to assist hotels and services enhance their client experience.