Located in the heart of Seminyak, we picked Astera Villa Seminyak so that we can get food easily. We can walk, or even if we order take away via Go Food/Grab Food, the food will come within reasonable time. Little that I know that Astera Villa Seminyak is marketed as “Villa for Honeymoon”, until Grace told me before we checked in.
For me and Grace, it is definitely a stay for honeymoon. We have 9 years old boy tagging along. Thankfully, with 150 sqm, Astera Villa Seminyak provides sufficient space for three of us. Ethan also enjoyed the private swimming pool, large and deep enough for him to have a good time.
But first, lets hop on to the room.
Our villa come with single large bedroom that occupy half of the 120 sqm space. The bedroom has single king size bed, and with 2 sofa on each side of the bed. Each side of the bed also has its own power plug, which is also equipped with 2 USB plug. This is convenient to charge our phone.
I was also impressed with the entertainment provided in the room. The Harman Kardon Onyx 4 provide enjoyable music, with the portability to be placed outdoor. Across the bed, there are 50″ TV equipped with XTrans Streaming Service. For the paid service like Disney Hotstar or Netflix, you got to log in with your own account (Don’t forget to log out before checking out from the villa). Nevertheless, the included service have HBO, Fox and other channel to keep you entertained.
Finally, adding the modern touch to the whole room is Amazon Echo Show. It is quite fun to just ask Alexa to play music, check the weather, or news. Unfortunately that is almost all that Alexa can do, since the other room’s function is not really connected to Alexa.
Attached to our bedroom is the mini pantry. The Unakaffe coffee machine goes well with the modern feeling of the room. There are 2 capsules provided when we check-in, which doesn’t seems to get replenished. Thankfully, Bintang Supermarket within walking distance sells Unakaffe capsules.
There are no stove provided in the pantry, so cooking is definitely out of question. For reheating food, there is an oven that can function as grill or microwave. We use this a lot to reheat food ordered from Go Food/Grab Food.
Stepping outside of the bedroom/pantry, there are small swimming pool to cool down under the hot Bali sun. The pool is not large enough for serious lap, but big enough for 3 of us to cool off.
Around the Villa
Despite being managed villa compound, with reception and concierge, there are no room service available. This is not necessary though. Astera Villa Seminyak is strategically located near the heart of Seminyak. There are many food and drinking place within walking distance. Or, if you feel lazy like us, Go Food/Grab Food is just few minutes away. The reception also for most the time will deliver your food right to your door.
Some interesting area, within walking distance or short drive away:
- Double Six Beach, 1.6 km. I did good morning run from Astera Villa Seminyak to the beach
- Bintang Supermarket around few hundred meters. Complete supplies of daily needs
- Starbucks reserve, a short drive away. In case you need place to work, or just simply miss the coffee place
We love our stay very much in Astera Villa Seminyak. The villa feels modern with USB plug, Alexa, Harman Kardon speaker and Unakaffe coffee machine. The pantry with microwave oven also ensure that we always have warm food.
The location of the villa is also fantastic. Not to noisy from the clubs around Seminyak, yet within walking distance for food and other needs
The housekeeping and maintenance, however, need a lot of improvement. There are few leaves at the bottom of our pool. Some even feel like already stuck for so long in the filter. Our main door is also stuck halfway that make it difficult to get in with big luggage.
And if you plan for honeymoon, do give Astera Villa Seminyak a look.