If we talk about lush green area in Bali, people usually will right away think of Ubud with its rainforest and terraced rice paddies which are among Bali’s most iconic landscapes. But maybe not too many people know that we can also find lush green tropical surroundings place to stay not too far from Ngurah Rai International Airport and Hotel Vila Lumbung is what I am talking about.
Hotel Vila Lumbung is located in Seminyak area and just about 800 meters away from Petitenget, Seminyak – beach and within walking distance, we can already found cafes, restaurants and bars. It is a good choice for us who prefer to stay surrounded by lush tropical environment while still want to have an easy access to the entertainment around.
If we prefer to stay in, this Balinese boutique resort with its unique shape of wooden roof from the typical Balinese “Lumbung”, has facilities that could still make our stay comfortable without having to make a single step out from the villa. There are 2 level swimming pool, whirl pool and also swim-up bar; restaurant and bar that serves good asian and western food; spa and sport facilities and also kids playground. At night, sitting by the pool grabbing some bites with drinks and enjoying live music is one kind of enjoyment, too.
There are a few type of rooms available at Hotel Vila Lumbung; from Superior room, deluxe Bungalows Up-stair or Down-stair, Deluxe Family Bungalows to the 3 bedroom Deluxe villa which is impressive and definitely will make a family feel like home.
I stayed at Deluxe Family Bungalows and I just love it. It is comfortably spacious, means not too big to make me feel empty, yet it is not small either. I have my own kitchen and also a day bedroom that also uses as the second bedroom if there is more than two guests stay in the villa.
One of my favourite features of the villa is the work desk corner where I could have a proper desk to place my laptop, camera and some writing materials and do my work if I need to. Then another feature that I also like is the open concept bathroom with the vanity and the outdoor bathtub. Not everyone likes this concept, neither do I, until I tried it. Soaking into bathtub filled with warm water and enjoying the greens at the same time was just terrific.
Come to the foods, Lumbung Restaurant serves western and international cuisine, including local Indonesian food, too. If we want to get more privacy, there are two cozy private dining in pavilions surrounded by lotus pond that we can reserve. There is happy hour and pool bar snack everyday and also live acoustic music performance at scheduled time at night.
Their Signature Appetizer, Crab Cake, was interesting and pretty. I like the combination of corns, crab meat patty and the egg pouch plus the salad dressing. Various tastes and textures of food in one spoon! For the main course, I tried both Indonesian cuisine and the western cuisine.
After that three days staying at Hotel Vila Lumbung, I think I will come back again next time with my family. It is gonna be fun. What do you think? :)
Hotel Vila Lumbung
Jalan Raya Petitenget No. 1000x
Seminyak, Bali 80361
Tel.: +62 361 4730 204