If you’re after luxurious privacy amongst the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, you needn’t look further than Villa Savvoya (note they were originally called Villa Pitu so this name is still visible in some of the photos below).
It’s hard to imagine while travelling down a pot hole filled road that looks ever so slightly dodgy that such a gem could be hidden. Despite the exterior appearance, once you venture past the front desk and down the forest pathway you know you’re likely to be in for a treat…
But then you open your front gate and realise you’ve stumbled upon more than just a gem, you’ve found luxury!
Situated behind the gate is a 2 storey private villa accompanied by a private plunge pool all for your pleasure. Of course on this occasion it was unnecessary for 2 people to need a 3 bedroom villa, especially since we had only paid for a 1 bedroom villa.
The villa itself comes with 3 bedrooms accommodating for a maximum of 6 adults and 3 children (there is also a couple of 4 bedroom villas available if you need the extra space). If, like us, you opt for a 1 bedroom villa, you are given the entire place but only access to one room.
The bedroom itself comes equip with a king size bed, air conditioning, TV, wardrobe and shelves, a safe, and an ensuite.
The villa also comes with a fully stocked kitchen – with a fridge and freezer, microwave, kettle, and dinnerware -, dinning table, open living area with TV, and a small courtyard garden featuring a plunge pool.
I bet you’re thinking, “This place must leave a pretty hefty dent in the wallet.” Well folks, the beauty of Bali is that with a little bit of research you can find countless places like this that come in under AU$100 a night!
This little slice of heaven cost us a combined total of AU$499 for 5 nights accomodation (that works out to be AU$49.90 per person, per night); including airport transfers, daily breakfast (which I will discuss a little bit more later on), a 30 minute couples massage (if you stay 5 nights, if you stayed 7 nights you would get an hour couples massage), and free WiFi. If you ask me, that is a bloody bargain!
The next thing you’re probably wondering is “How on Earth did you find such a place?” That’s where a beautiful little website I found comes into play; Seminyak.com.au (you can read more about finding accomodation in Bali here).
I found Seminyak.com.au while scrolling through Facebook as it popped up as a sponsored link in my newsfeed. After having a quick glance through their site and reading the reviews, I thought what they offered looked pretty good. So with some research for our desired areas we found one that suited us perfectly, which just so happened to be Villa Savvoya.
My overall review of Villa Savvoya
Without a doubt I would be happy to stay here again, and recommend it to family and friends heading to Seminyak.
It’s located within walking distance to Seminyak Square (approximately 25mins walk), the beach (10-15 mins walk), and amazing restaurants (I will be doing a separate post about where to eat in Seminyak so stay tuned!). Despite being only a short walk to the beach, perhaps on my next visit to Seminyak I would probably look at staying slightly closer to the beach just for the accessibility and convenience.
If you’re like me and thoroughly dislike eggs then the daily breakfast will be the most disappointing part of your stay. Each morning – unless you request no breakfast – breakfast is brought to your villa. Unfortunately breakfast consists of eggs (each morning they varied between scrambled, fried, and omelettes), toast with butter and jam, a mini croissant, and a plate of fresh pineapple and papaya, as well a glass of fruit juice (which is actually cordial and water).
The only reason I wouldn’t rate the villa lower because of the breakfasts comes merely down to the fact we didn’t pay extra for it. I’m sure had I said that I didn’t eat eggs they probably would have brought me something different (at the end, with the amount of other food we ate it was probably good to have almost nothing for breakfast!).
Having access to our own private pool was just the cherry on top!
The pool was particularly great to keep me occupied whilst Jordan recovered from his bout of Bali belly.
The cleanliness of the room and villa in general was pretty pristine. Each morning your room will be made up (unless requested otherwise) and fresh towels as well as new water bottles will be provided.
Overall the experience at Villa Savvoya was wonderful; the staff were incredibly friendly and polite – even when I woke them up at 1am for more supplies to help treat Jordan’s Bali belly).
Above all, it’s hard to fault this place.
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