5 Bedrooms – accommodates 10 people (4 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds, 1 with twins); 2 extra folding beds.
Located within the elite Laksmana Villas estate an easy stroll from the beach and Bali’s best restaurants, bars and boutiques, Villa Batavia also accords families and groups of friends a privileged ringside seat for Seminyak’s sophisticated day-into-night scene.
About Villa Batavia
Two words – Raffles Hotel – conjure the romance of luxury travel in the ‘fabled east’ of the 1930s. Eighty years on, two new words – Villa Batavia – enter the lexicon of luxury travel. This stunning twenty-first century Seminyak villa– named after the pre-independence title for Jakarta – pays homage to Asia’s legendary heritage hotels such as Raffles in Singapore, Majupahat in Java, E&O in Penang and the Hotel le Royal in Cambodia.
Designed by acclaimed Balinese architect Putu Edi Semara to the exacting standards of its Swiss owners, Villa Batavia’s colonial architecture is evident in the whitewashed exteriors, chequerboard marble vestibules, colonnades, shaded verandas, high ceilings and tall shuttered windows. Throughout the villa, art deco furniture and prized antique pieces stand on polished teakwood floors burnished with oriental carpets. Copper bathtubs, brass fans, Tiffany lamps, rattan pieces and bevelled or stained glass panels deepen the heritage feel. And every surface is a canvas for the owner’s eclectic collection of objets trouvés– framed postcards, maps, letters, engravings and ceramics – that celebrate Indonesia’s rich heritage.
There’s an abundance of more contemporary luxuries too: Sonos music system with a comprehensive music library, Bose speakers, home theatre system, iPod docks and HD TVs in every room plus WiFi in every corner.
Smartly uniformed staff – unobtrusive yet at-the-ready provide the most refined, round-the-clock butler service: no need to lift a finger (other than perhaps to ring the brass bell provided). An espresso with your morning paper in the bale? Afternoon tea on the veranda served in an heirloom tea service? Sundown cocktails stretched out on an old plantation chair? A gourmet dinner with silver-plated cutlery and the finest white bone china? A post-dinner cognac and cigar at the sea-breeze-cooled bar before retiring to four-poster comfort in your air-conditioned suite?
Day-long, Villa Batavia delivers all the privileges of five-star living yet with the level of attention and privacy you simply can’t experience in a hotel. But while there may be little call to leave, it’s reassuring to know that just beyond the villa walls are Seminyak’s famed surfers beaches and a sublime choice of world-renowned bars, restaurants, boutiques and spas.
Villa Batavia’s generous expanse of living space and elegant bedroom suites are spread over three interconnected pavilions oriented round the pool and garden. Huge teakwood entrance doors open onto the villa’s heart – a large reception room and, above, an open-sided pavilion bar and lounge. A two-level colonnade leads to a guest wing with large living and dining room on the second level and a kitchen and staff service area behind. Downstairs, two guest bedrooms open onto the pool terrace. Across the pool and linked to the reception pavilion by a covered teakwood walkway is the master pavilion with large master bedroom suite on the top level and a second master bedroom and twin guestroom opening onto the garden below.
Villa Batavia offers five large bedrooms – four with handsome four-poster king-size beds and walk-through wardrobes, a fifth with twin beds. They feature oriental carpets scattered on polished teakwood floors, walls lined with fascinating colonial-era prints and artefacts, and shaded verandas looking over the pool and garden. Balancing the heritage-style interiors are more contemporary touches – mini-bar fridge, safe deposit box, cable TV and DVD player, and Bose iPod dock. There’s air-conditioning throughout and among other comfort-inducing features are top-range mattresses, crisp cotton bed linen, kimonos and slippers.
All the ensuite bathrooms are air-conditioned, with teakwood and non-slip acid-etched marble floors, double basins and separate privacy cubicles for shower and toilet.
The master bedroom suite occupies the entire second level of the master wing, and encompasses a large bedroom, adjoining study room, walk-through wardrobe and dressing area, and palatial ensuite bathroom with statement copper bathtub. A teakwood veranda runs the full length of the suite, with private breakfast and relaxation areas.
Downstairs is a second master suite with veranda opening onto the garden, and a twin bedroom with ensuite – perfect for the kids.
Two more guest bedroom suites in the guest wing offer cool, comfortable interiors enriched with handsome furniture and heritage accents (including a hand-crafted stained glass window) and a shared veranda spilling onto the poolside sun terrace.
Villa Batavia’s main living areas are on the second level, positioned for Bali’s famed sunsets, cooling sea breeze and peaceful garden vistas – with clear-day glimpses through the treetops of the island’s distant volcanoes. The principal open-plan living and dining room with the option of air-conditioning or ceiling fans, strikes the perfect balance between formal and informal entertaining space. A grand dining table beneath original Javanese chandeliers is the focus for dinner parties of up to ten guests, prepared in the fully equipped, state-of-the-art kitchen close by. Elsewhere, burnished leather sofas and chairs cluster round an antique cabinet hiding a huge flat-screen TV and surround-sound home theatre system.
A favourite area is the colonial-inspired open-sided bar and lounge on the second level of the reception pavilion – the perfect spot to retreat with a good book, enjoy an afternoon siesta or linger over sunset cocktails.
Below is the formal reception hall – an elegant space opening straight onto the swimming pool where guests are greeted with a fresh juice and frangipani garland. From here, the striking chequerboard floor of black granite and white marble tiles sweeps through the grand colonnaded corridors, according additional intimate seating areas.
By the 18-metre river-inspired swimming pool (with soft-on-skin saltwater system) are several sunbathing terraces with loungers and parasols, and a traditional bale well placed for blissful massages and romantic candle-lit dinners.
Villa Batavia rests within Seminyak’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in the Laksmana enclave – a prestigious residential boulevard moments from Petitenget Beach. A short stroll away are some of Bali’s most iconic bars and restaurants, including Ku Dé Ta, Potato Head, La Lucciola and Breeze at The Samaya. Also within easy walking distance are designer boutiques, glamorous spas, lifestyle shops and gourmet delis. Nearby places of interest include Pura Petitenget, one of Bali’s most sacred Hindu temples and the site of some spectacular Balinese ceremonies.
Villa Batavia offers easy access to the mountains and rice terraces on Bali’s western slopes; it is one hour from the famous cultural and artistic town of Ubud, and just five minutes from the start of the Sunset Route, gateway to the eastern side of the island. The nearby Nirwana Bali Golf Course’ designed by Greg Norman was voted the number one golf course in Asia and lies beside the dramatic, waved-lashed sea temple of Tanah Lot.
Petitenget Beach 0.2km | Seminyak Square 1km | Kuta 7km
Echo Beach 8km | Airport 12km | Tanah Lot 16km | Nirwana Bali Golf Club 17km | Ubud 32km
Seminyak, south-west Bali
10 people (4 ensuite bedrooms with king-size beds, 1 with twins); 2 extra folding beds.
Reception room; bar and lounge; living and dining room; bedroom terraces; indoor dining for 10; garden bale with dining for 6.
18.3 x 5.8m with children’s paddling area
Villa staff team includes manager, chef, cook, butlers and gardener. Security provided for the estate. Additional staff (eg babysitter, driver, masseuse, yoga teacher) available on request.
An extensive individually priced menu of Indonesian, Asian and western cuisines; cocktails, spirits, wines, champagne and cigars; off-menu requests (including special diets) accommodated.
Communication WiFi broadband internet access; telephone for charged local and IDD calls; printer, fax.
Satellite TVs (42-inch or 47-inch in the bedrooms); 52-inch TV home theatre in living room; DVD players; 5 iPod docks; Sonos music system with Bose speakers.
Villa Batavia is well equipped for families.
On request, treatments selected from a comprehensive spa menu can be carried out by professional beauty therapists in the privacy of the villa (extra costs apply).
Villa Batavia’s central location means that many attractions are within easy walking distance. If additional transport is required, the villa manager will happily call one of the island’s safe and reasonably priced metered taxis, or organise day or half-day car-and-driver hire for sightseeing (additional cost).
Barbecue; in-room safes; full back-up generator, six yoga mats; two massage tables.
Events for up to 20 seated guests, or 40 for cocktails, can be held at the villa with prior notice.
|2015 Rates | 5 Bedrooms|
|Low Season: USD 1,080 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 1,380 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 1,780 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 2 nights in low, 5 nights in high, and 7 nights in peak seasons||Stay 14+ Nights | 5 Bedrooms 2015|
|Low Season: USD 918 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 1,242 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 1,691 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 14 nights||2015 Rates | 4 Bedrooms|
|Low Season: USD 880 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 1,125 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 1,780 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 2 nights in low, 5 nights in high, and 7 nights in peak seasons||Stay 14+ Nights | 4 Bedrooms 2015|
|Low Season: USD 792 ++ (Rest of the year, excl. Easter Week)|
|High Season: USD 1,013 ++ (Easter Week (Apr.03 – 10), 16Jun – 31 Aug)|
|Peak Season: USD 1,691 ++ (19Dec – 08Jan)|
|Minimum stay: 14 nights||Last Minute Booking – Enjoy a 10% discount, checking in 10 days prior to the arrival date.|
|Rates are subject to change without prior notice|
|The rates are quoted in US Dollar, per night and subject to 15.5% tax and service charge|
|Rates are including :
All villa facilities including manager, staff, and security guard.
Airport transfers (1 in and 1 out), fresh fruits – refreshing towels and welcome drink upon arrival.
|Check-in time: 14.00|
|Check-out time: 11.00|
|Early check-in is FOC based on villa availability|
|Late check-out until 18.00 will be charged at 50% of the rate|
|Late check-out after 18.00 will be charged at 100% of the rate|
|Food and beverage and other extras are on guests account|