When you look for accommodation in Bali first bare in mind that location is crucial since there is no public transport. Make sure you check where you are on map before you book a room or villa so that you won’t have bad surprises. You could double check if there are golf courses or private clubs near your new accommodation. Make sure to know about best surf spots or even the nicest restaurants for a beautiful dinner out. Never forget the beach, the spas or the yoga centre which will enrich your holiday in this beautiful paradise. There are many things to consider before renting a private villa or going to a hotel. We give you a few pros and cons so you can decide easier and enjoy more.

Pro Luxury Villa

  • Privacy: Typically, villas are private homes where your neighbors are not on the other side of the wall, as in a hotel. Your pool, beachfront, dock and parking space are not shared.
  • Quiet: Villas are usually in quiet parts of town away from main streets, with no hotel or street noise.
  • Design: Luxury villas on Bali are often impressive, one-of-a-kind properties with breathtaking views over beaches, cliffs or rice paddies.
  • Live-in: Luxury villas are usually comfortable homes equipped with kitchen, deck, pool, hot tub, laundry room, and other amenities.
  • Space: Luxury villas are bigger than all but the largest hotel suites.
  • Group suitability: With multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, Villas can provide a better “friends and family” experience than a block of hotel rooms.
  • Value: Luxury villa rates compare well with hotels, especially for stays of a week or more. And having a kitchen (and sometimes a chef on call) moderates restaurant expenses.
  • Pet-friendly: As private homes, villas tend to be more welcoming to your little furry friends than all but the most pet-friendly hotels.

Pro Luxury Hotels

  • 24-hour room service: If you crave to order burgers and rum-and-cokes or some cakes from room service at 2 A.M. you will have it right there.
  • Information at hand: Hotels have desk attendants, concierges, plumbers, kids’ clubs, and other conveniences on call.
  • Restaurant, bar, spa: In a hotel, your dining and entertainment are all at your hand.
  • Handicap access: Hotels have to meet public standards for handicap access.
  • More information: When you research a hotel, you have many media resources, reviews, and images to inform you.
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