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4 reasons to choose to stay in a Bali villa instead of a hotel

Bali holiday villa or hotel room? The choice is obvious.

For newbies who have never sampled the delights of staying in a holiday villa, you are in for a treat; here are 4 reasons why!

Staying in your private Bali villa is much better than staying in a hotel, even if we say so ourselves. In fact, statistics show that villa holiday accommodation is on the increase by 27% per year. This is an amazing statistic considering how popular hotels have been in the past and all the investment that has gone into building so many hotels around the island, especially in the southern parts such as Seminyak, Legian and Kuta.

Sure, there is still a huge demand for package-style hotel holidays where everything is bundled together, but this trend is changing as tastes and holiday preferences shift to staying in a private luxurious villa.

This has been a slow and natural change, and it does not look like it is slowing down. If you need proof, look at the explosion of villa development in areas like Canggu, Umalas, Oberoi, Uluwatu and Ubud.

Also read: What to Expect With Your Holiday Villa Accommodation in Bali

1) Space is the obvious reason

As we all know, a hotel room is limited to 1 or 2 bedrooms. Your villa is generally 2, 3, 4, 5, or even 6 bedrooms with a lounge room and TV area. Some villas will have private outdoor gazebos and BBQ areas as well, and the pricier ones will have media rooms, gyms, and perhaps a second swimming pool.

So space is the big factor. You can add to this the factor of having children on your holiday. Most families in hotels will have to add another separate room for the kids, which adds to the cost and hassle. With a villa, the whole family is together. A lot of the family-friendly villas will have rooms next to each other so parents can hear the kids next door for peace of mind. With your own private holiday villa, you can also have a nanny or babysitting service organised easily while the adults go out for dinner or a few drinks.

If you want a villa with interconnecting rooms, read this: 6 Gorgeous Bali villas with adjoining rooms – great for families with kids

2) Privacy (without noisy kids)

Who wants to be in a hotel with a bunch of strangers splashing around the pool area when you can spend quality time with your family or group of close friends in your own space and private pool? Noisy and ‘in your face’ fellow travellers can really add to the stress of your holiday time, so you really want to avoid this.

A villa is private and extremely quiet, and you will notice yourself completely unwinding when you step foot in the place. Having said that, if you are coming to Bali on a family holiday, a villa is the perfect environment for you to hang out with the whole family and enjoy all the amenities and facilities that a villa offers.

Imagine your very own private pool villa in Bali.

3)  Let’s face it: the price works out a lot cheaper than a hotel

What can I say? A week in a hotel can ruin your holiday once you add all the mini-bar splurges and snacks by the pool. Prices with taxes can put a dent in your credit card and can give you a nasty shock when you check out.

When you book your  Bali villa, all prices are given to you upfront, so there are absolutely no extra fees or shocks at the end of your stay.

Everything is paid in advance; if you need anything extra ( spa treatments, massages, nannies, pool fences, car hire, food, alcohol, dinner parties etc), it’s quoted upfront.

This is an important thing to note when budgeting for your holiday.  All our prices include local taxes, so there are no big surprises on your last day. Also, because our villas all have a kitchen, you can stock up for those snacks by the pool, watching TV, BBQ nights or beers with your mates around the pool. This will save you heaps over the length of your holiday.

Most villas are close to well-known supermarket chains like Pepito, Popular, Canggu Station or Bintang Supermarket in Seminyak.

Related post: Best Supermarkets in Seminyak & Canggu

Hotels are out there to take as much money from you as they have you staying there. Everything you do adds up and is charged to your room. Turn your back on the kids for a minute; they are racking up huge tabs at the restaurant. This does not happen in a Villa, and you will notice a huge difference in costs at the end of your stay. Villa accommodation ends up becoming so much cheaper and better value for your holiday dollar. This means you’ll have some change left over to do some extra shopping or take the kids on a tour.

4) Hotels are impersonal & can be very artificial

They are mostly all the same, cookie-cutter style, and nothing really stands out at the end of your stay. All I can say is try out a villa and see a huge difference. You will really feel and notice a massive shift in your holiday experience. Each villa has its unique personality and team of dedicated villa staff who all want one thing: to make sure you have the best time possible, which is why so many Aussies are renting villas over hotels.

Check out a typical 4-bedroom Seminyak villa with staff, a private pool, breakfast, security, and a chef. It’s the very popular Villa Banyu, which is exactly what you can expect.

For more information on how to rent your Private Villa in Bali, contact our reservation team.

If you have always stayed in a hotel in the past and are looking for a new holiday experience, a villa is absolutely amazing. You will never ever go back to a hotel again.

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About the author

Steven is a die-hard Bali island addict and committed surfie. When he's not writing or taking videos of the latest restaurants or cool places, he's at Echo Beach surfing or riding his scooter around Seminyak, Berawa or Canggu. Steve is part of the Bali Villa Escapes marketing team and has been living in and out of Bali for the last 15 years.