O Villas

Sunday, May 01, 2016 Sharon Halim 0 Comments

O Villas is began with three well travelled British-Australian businessman who loves Bali and have visited Bali for numerous time with their family for the past 25 years. They created an oasis in a prime locations to be able to accommodate the needs of privacy, relaxation as well as the convenience to visit various cafe's and beach club around Seminyak. Mr Putu with his team managed O Villa on daily basis to maintain the quality of service and the tranquility of the customers. O villa has won "Certificate of Excellence" by TripAdvisor in 2014 & 2015.

I pre book O Villas via booking.com months before my trip. It's a family trip with my husband family. We needed a spacious place with a living room where we can all meet and hang out together for one night in Bali before we travel to Gili Islands the next morning. O Villas has two varieties of villas; one bedroom villas and four bedroom villas but there are an options from one bedroom villas to 4 bedroom villas. If you rent two-three bedroom villas, they'll just provide you with four bedroom villas but lock some of the bedroom.  All villas have their own private swimming pools as well as all the rooms have king size bed (twin bed available upon request), en-suite shower and toilet, LCD TV, AC, room telephone and in room safe.

Our villa has one living room, bedroom, spacious lounging outdoor area by the private pool on the ground level and the rest of three bedroom upstairs. We rented 3 bedroom on arrival they ask us to choose which bedroom we want and we decided to lock one of the bedroom upstairs but I managed to take the pictures of all the room prior locking. Upon the arriving they served us a welcome drink while explaining to all of us the details regarding their villas and facilities.

Swimming Pool & Outdoor Lounging Area. The swimming pool size is 14mx5m which was spacious enough for the seven of us to play around and take turns swimming. It was the perfect weather to swim and we all jumped into the pool right away after settling in. Their swimming pool water was clean and the chlorine level was not too high which was great. One of the let down was some of their swimming pool has broken edges and some of us got some scratches afterwards. I recon they need to do some maintenance on the tiles soon. 

They also provided one day bed with shades fit for 2-3pp lounging around as well as three other sun lounger. I personally love the day bed, just simply to lounge around enjoy the swimming pool view while reading a book or do some maintenance on my blog.

On the ground floor they have an additional outdoor private showers and bath to be used after swimming, especially for the people who stays on lvl1.

Living room & Kitchen. Their living room plus an open kitchen was the perfect area for families or group of friends to hang out, eat or watch a movie together. The area is 11mx7m which leave a lot of space for children to run and play around. Their living room was filled with 130inch LCD TV, DVD, Bose surround system, iPod dock, spacious sofas, comfortable pillows and coffee table. 

Kitchen area was filled with tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerators, stove, complete utensils and table settings. This kind of kitchen is perfect for family with kids or a long vacationers because it allows you to cook, heat up and refrigerate food with all convenience.

Bedroom 1 - Ground lvl. This bedroom is the main bedroom in the Villa, it has the biggest area and the most refine bath up made of stone.

Bedroom 2 - Lvl 1. Bedroom 2 & 3 are almost identical in size and located side by side. Both of the rooms does not have a bath up area in their en suite restroom.

Bedroom 3 - Lvl 1. All the bedrooms are decorated with dark wood colours and complete with toiletries, hair dryer, hotel robe, hotel sandals and complimentary water.

Bedroom 4 - Lvl 1. Size wise bedroom 4 is slightly bigger than bedroom 2 & 3 and it has a bath up area in their ensuite restroom. All the bedroom has plenty of wardrobe spaces since this kind of villa is also created for a long vacationer.

Service. In Bali, they will try to provide you with the best service available to ensure your relaxation and needs are met.
- Private butler
- Complimentary return airport transfers
- Complimentary daily breakfast
- Complimentary ironing & pressing service available
- Porter service
- Free shuttle service in and around the Seminyak & Legian area
- Free mineral water cooler
- Baby cots can be provided free of charge on request
- Selected board games and kids toys are available upon request
- Fine dining bookings, tour bookings and delivery service available
- Scooter hire facilities
- Chef's services
- 24/7 main gate security

Breakfast. Upon arrival we are also given the menu for the next day breakfast, they have several options from Indonesian breakfast as well as Continental breakfast. The majority of us order Indonesian Chicken porridge. Most of us are pretty disappointed with the porridge. The texture was okay but the taste was pretty average and blend.

The rest of us order pancakes with fresh strawberries. It was well made, fluffy but still filling with sweetness from the maple syrup and fresh sourness from the strawberry, it was pretty enjoyable.

On top of that, they also served us fruit platter, assorted pastries, fresh fruit juices and tea or coffee. Regarding the coffee, they used a machine similar to Nespresso. My tongue are familiar with Melbourne's well refined coffee so to me the coffee was thin, bitter and disappointing even though I don't expect much from the very beginning. The most amazing part is there were 3-4 pp in the living room preparing the breakfast for you and ready for any request you may have.

Prices may vary from time to time and sometime they have a promotions of the longer you stay, the higher discount you'll get. I was there on December, it's peak season and they charge us $400/night +15.5% local tax and service charge and another +$25/night for an extra bed on room 2. They have their complete rates on their website.

At the end of our stay we are pretty much satisfied with the quality of the rooms. We did some fun playing in the pool and relaxing around the villa's. The let down was the food as well as the wi-fi was really really slow and most of us opted not to use them at all. But their service was very attentive, friendly and helpful. 

That's O Villas for you, next up my adventure in Gili Island's!

Score: đŸ’‹đŸ’‹đŸ’‹

O Villas
Jl. Petitenget
Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
Bali 80361