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The first day we walked everywhere. But Gwynn's foot was not up for the wear and tear. The next day we rode bicycles, but my ass was hurting by the end of the day. So today we decided to try the mode of transportation every one in Bali uses. We asked our man at the front desk to set us up with a nice motorbike. …
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We then adjourned to our various rooms to start the packing task. I had already done a fair bit of mine so it didn't take too much effort to finish it off, then cart all my stuff downstairs and once Sharon ...
Rechecked itinerary a million times, definately got the correct date time, passport still in date but may not be, if I get delayed any longer. Off to the airport again, no problems this time, except flight delayed due to storm. Finally boarded flight, full of schoolies but uneventful, ...
Alright blog, it's just you and me. Two days have slipped by without an update so let's do this. One day held an inpromptu tour; I wandered downstairs from the room of 13-chaotic but lovely-for breakfast to have Heidi say 'some girls are going on a tour, to Tanah Lot and then South, would you like to I?'. Time for breakfast and a shower then we went. Tanah Lot is a spectacular small temple on a rock out to sea. The idea is not to go to it-even ...
... the past couple of weeks. We enjoyed an especially interesting time at a Luwak coffee plantation which produces some of the most expensive coffee in the world. Luwak coffee is produced slightly differently to normal coffee. Instead of the coffee berries being picked from the trees and roasted like normal, an extra refinement is added to give Luwak coffee its distinctive er.. earthy taste. The berries must first pass through the digestive system of a type of wild ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Elysian Seminyak
We were after a short, totally relaxing break and our travel agent suggested the Elysian. It lived up to all our expectations with typical Balinese warmth and friendliness from every member of staff. The accommodation was classy and everything had been thought of - from iPods on Bose speakers preloaded with music for every taste and also with maps of the area, to adaptor plugs. A hearty breakfast set us up for the day, with excellent restaurants for other meals a shortish walk or cheap taxi ride away. One memorable meal was in the Living Room restaurant's garden under the full moon. The service and food were of international standard - far better than many Australian restaurants. With our own swimming pool and villa service we needn't have stepped outside our own piece of paradise if we didn't want to, but Seminyak offers good food and shopping and is only a short distance from Kuta and Legian. Bali badly needs its tourism industry to pick up, and the Elysian epitomises the excellence that is available. We will definitely be back.
Secluded and modern
We arrived at the Elysian and from the moment we were greeted we were made to feel welcome and had a fantastic stay.
The rooms were clean and very modern with comfortable beds.
We looked forward to Breakfast everyday and the room service menu was diverse and reasonable.
The resorts are close to all of the great eating places in Seminyak.
We hired a scooter to get us around but taxis were easy to get.
We loved it all
On the excellent recommendation from my travel agent BFirst Travel in Sydney, my partner and I booked a short stay over Christmas at the Elysian. From the moment we arrived at Denpasar airport, we were made feel welcome. The plane arrived late at night and someone from the hotel was waiting to drive us to the resort. The villas are well equipped in a modern version of the legendary Balinese sense of serenity. Each villa has its own 6 m pool which we used a fair bit. We were also able to listen to our own music and podcast collection by simply connecting our iPods to the Bose sound dock in our living room.
Know it was going to take 2 days to get to our honeymoon hotel from New York, we wanted a special experience. This is exactly what we got.
The Elysian is something special. My husband and I took a week out from the kids and spent a week in luxury. We have been to Bali many times always trying something new, The Elysian was our choice for this trip and we weren't disappointed. Our villa was very private, gorgeously appointed with contemporary furniture (including an ipod nano downloaded with 'chill out music') and was spotlessly clean. Our very own 8 x 3 metre pool was too die for with the living room and bedroom windows folding right back onto the pool. The bathroom was open, clean and very modern. Towels, including pool towels were sometimes changed twice a day. When returning from dinner at night you would be welcomed with the lights on, bed turned down, a note with the next days' temperature and the highlights of the next nights' local entertainment and best of all a chocolate truffle at the side of the bed. Although down a laneway (5 mins from the best resturants) we never felt unsafe. There is also a shuttle service that you can book with reception and is usually free. Another important point is that the two day beds in the villa can be made up as beds for the kids free of charge! Service, spa and dining are all very high in standard. If you want something which delivers just that little bit extra The Elysian is it!
This is a gem of a hotel at a pretty reasonable price situated in Seminyak, which is a quieter and more upscale alternative to staying in the boisterous Kuta area.
We stayed at The Elysian over last weekend and we booked a SPA package through the hotel website. Surprisingly, it was cheaper than what other websites are offering. So do shop around and compare the package.
We spent a few days at the Elysian Villas after roughing it elsewhere in Indonesia, and it was a wonderful treat. The villa is simply lovely- modern, luxurious, well thought-out details throughout. It's a place you could easily stay for a long time (but that would get expensive!)
We just spent 7 days at the Elysian in Seminyak and enjoyed every minute of it. The villa was great, and of course, the service was excellent. For our holiday we were looking for a week of relaxation and not doing much but lounging by the pool.