"“Value for money... we had a wonderful vacation!!”"
After reading a lot of reviews on the Jayakarta I was pleasantly surprised from the get go. Reception were friendly and helpful, our bags were taken immediately to our room where we were shown around and had all queries answered. The rooms are old and don't have open windows, door fly-wire or ceiling fans, however the air-con works efficiently as does the fridge. The queen bed was super comfy, pillows the best I've ever had and the sheets were crisp and clean, with plenty of bathroom towels and complimentary water.
Our room seemed quite safe and secure, however as there are no room safes I took my own personal safe (google "Pacsafe" anti-theft travel bags & security products) to store my laptop, iPad, passports, cash etc, and strapped it to the bathroom sink!
Our first afternoon was memorable with the setup of a beautiful wedding, so my first impression was awesome. The pools are clean, the gardens are gorgeous, and the massages are to die for (thank you Krisna). The breakfasts were wonderful and the choice was amazing. We were there for two weeks over the school holidays, and it wasn't half as crowded as I was expecting... although, for some reason we seemed to wake early and left our rooms at 7am most days.
My daughter had her hair braided the moment we arrived (AUD$20), had her finger/toe nails painted with flowers (AUD$5) and loved the massages (AUD$15 1hr & AUD$7.50 half hour). We'll definitely return in 2015.
Jo from Hurstbridge, Vic
Located directly opposite Legian Beach, this hotel is 7 km (4.5 miles) from the Kuta market and 25 km (16 miles) from Tanah …More
Grand Avenue was a fantastic find. I spent many hours researching for a one bedroom pool villa where I could relax and be away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak and Legian. Grand Avenue ticked all the boxes. I had originally booked a room for 3 days and then a villa for 4 days. On arrival I was upgraded to the one bedroom pool villa for the whole of my stay. The staff were friendly and welcoming and always ready to help. The outdoor bathrooms are very spacious and the bedrooms are all air conditioned where you can lock yourselves away.
I checked out most of the villas and they are all great. There is also a pool for use for all the people who just book a room and not a villa. The 2BR villa is very spacious if there a few of you. I will be booking in for next year. I have been to Bali five times and wanted a different location and Grand Avenue is just perfect for a relaxing holiday. I made use of the shuttle everyday to Seminyak and the staff were very accommodating as to where I could be dropped off. To top off my stay I was given a late checkout at no extra charge and was able to relax in my room until 8:30pm before my 11:00pm flight. This kind gesture was a perfect ending to a great holiday. Thank you to all the staff who made my holiday so fantastic. See you next year. Loved the breakfast too. I recommend the nasi goreng and papaya juice.
Julianne from Elwood Victoria
Strategically situated at the newly fast developing Kerobokan tourist resort. The Banjar Villas And Spa is present to offer …More
We arrived late were shattered &hungry, the staff on finding out we wanted to eat quickly got the essential info and took us to the to the dinning area as it was closing soon then while we were relaxing with a drink brought the last registration stuff for me to sign. The staff were great, on the second day we asked to change rooms to the second floor and the staff where super helpfull and we were made to feel like it was no trouble even though they were having a busy week. you feel like they treat it like a home they are proud to have you stay at. Each morning they chat and genuinely want to hear what you've been doing and if your enjoying your whole trip the pool is great your biggest concern is securing your lounger in your fav spot. It's quiet and we swam ate and drank at the pool bar for a good couple of day of our stay because it was so relaxed and fun
Though we weren't placed the room with an ocean view that we have booked on the first night, the next day, we were promptly placed in such a room after we informed staff at the reception the stuff-up. They apologised to us. Other than that, the hotel was clean, the food was cheap and delicious and the staff were all friendly and helpful.
The villa was exquisite. We were welcomed with a drink the moment we entered as we were checking in. Hotel staff was super friendly and helpful with any questions we had. Loved the fact that breakfast was served every morning. Would definitely recommend mayaloka to couples or friends!
Second time here after a number of years and am very glad we stayed here again
Wonderful staff, lovely pool and the rooms are huge (and the a/c cools quickly)
Breakfast is nice by the pool and the gardens are well kempt
Quick walk to a lot of bars, restaurants and the beach
Had a very pleasant stay at Desamuda Village in a 3 bedroom pool villa. Villa was lovely, property is very nice and staff very friendly, courteous and efficient. Nice pool-side areas and in-house restaurant. One of the best parts is its location in the heart of the Seminyak shopping and restaurant area plus they provide shuttle service to areas close by including up to Kuta. Villa itself was very nice with all the amenities, clean pool and beautiful bathrooms. Ideal stay for all travelers.