Hotels

Hotel Review: Chandra Villas, Seminyak, Bali

Dan Uglow

Chandra Villas lay in the heart of Seminyak, a mere 5 minute walk from the beach, Seminyak Square and the chic boutique strip of shops that represents the region’s cool urban setting. Star ratings don’t really apply to villas but if they did Chandra is five star all the way.

 

Rooms 9/10

Chandra doesn’t do ‘rooms’ it’s villas only. In total there are 9 in the complex ranging from 3.5 bedrooms (the 0.5 is for live in nannies if you’re clients are travelling with them) to 2 bedroom villas. All residences have their own sizeable private pool, secluded gardens, kitchen and living areas.

 

Service 10/10

This is where Chandra excels over many other villas in the area and in Bali generally. There is an army of ever-present staff that are discreet in their every move but maintain your villa to the highest degree. Evening cocktails, sumptuous cooked breakfast and Indonesian barbecues are all delivered freshly from the kitchen in the home by personal butlers. Other must haves like airport pick ups, morning cleans, evening turn downs and grocery shopping are all part of daily the rigour.

 

Facilities 8/10

This isn’t a resort, so while there’s no all-you-can-eat buffet across that doesn’t mean Chandra is lacking on facilities. Each villa comes with its own 11m pool. TVs are in each room so they’re perfect for kids to retreat to, while spa treatments can be arranged on location. In villa dining for lunch and dinner can be arranged from a comprehensive menu and Seminyak’s bevy of top eateries are just a short walk away. While a classic resort may have more facilities Chandra has private seclusion by the bucket load.

 

Value for money 9/10

Bookable via www.ministryofvillas.com/villas/chandra-villas/ with a three-bedroom villa in Chandra costing from approximately $730AUD ($550 USD) a night during February. That kind of pricing given the level of quality offered by Chandra cannot be matched by a resort. For instance, the cost of three bedrooms at the W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak during the same dates is more than double.

 

Overall  9/10

Chandra fuses the service levels of an excellent hotel with the freedom and space of a villa stay, other than the necessity for a kids club – which is somewhat negated by the nanny and babysitter service – it is hard to think of a reason why your clients should be recommended to stay anywhere else during their stay in Seminyak.

 

For more information visit www.chandrabalivillas.com

Travel agents can book and earn commission via www.ministryofvillas.com

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