Simplicity and enjoying the pleasures of time with family and friends is key when it comes to the understated Villa Alore. We walked into the property and immediately were pleased by the homely nature it exuded. As we were a small group, we stayed in the three-bedroom option; however, if you’re travelling with a big group the property can be converted into a six-bedroom option.
Welcome to Alore
The check in process was entirely stress-free – when you arrive the staff greet you with a drink at hand. We sat down on the bright green couches, which added a splash of colour to the room, to relish the drink and escape the Balinese sun.
The living area is large and spacious with kitchen, a guest toilet, a dining table that sits six as well as the TV lounge area. This space could be the centre of the action if families and friends were to have a dinner or BBQ party, where the kids could run around the pool and yard while the adults would gather for a chat about the day’s events.
The pool and gardens were ideal – there were two sunbeds on the pool deck which complemented the private pool. There was also an outdoor bar which was a cool touch for party-lovers wanting to up the energy and man the bar!
Sleep comes easy
The three rooms and bathrooms were extremely spacious. Two of the three rooms were equipped with double beds, and one other with twin beds. The beds had drapes to keep mosquitos away and encouraged a peaceful slumber.
The rooms also had a lovely day bed, where I spent time laying down to read my books before sleep. They also had ample storage space with the cabinets that sat behind the beds.
The bathrooms were spacious and clean and came with an outdoor shower and bathtub. I loved the shampoo and conditioner which were added for guests.
Shopping and dining
Vila Alore may seem hidden away at first, but when you’ve got your bearings right, you’ll find that it is very well-placed with walking distance from all the important areas. You are right in the middle of the Seminyak action: walking out to the main road allowed you to hop into a cab and go right down towards Legian or Kuta. Bintang supermarket was a five to ten-minute walk away and I spent most of my time at the boutiques shopping for clothes!
In terms of dining, there is a multitude of restaurants and eateries that are available on the main street. We had our daily breakfast at Villa Alore which included eggs, bacon, toast and coffee or tea.