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Deciding bw Cicada, Uma Sapna, Pradha, Semara

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Deciding bw Cicada, Uma Sapna, Pradha, Semara

i've checked out the reviews and websites for the above four properties and can't seem to decide on one. is there anything anyone else can add as to why i should or should not book one of the above? how about convenience of getting to/from any of these? will cabs have difficulty finding any of these? please help!!! and as always, thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Deciding bw Cicada, Uma Sapna, Pradha, Semara

I have stayed at all four and can recommend all of them. Semara however is a hotel whilst the others are villas. Personally I prefer the villas. Pradha and Cicada are closer to the beach end of Seminyak whilst Uma Sapna is up near the main street - Raya Seminyak. All the villas offered airport transfers so once you arrive at the villa grab a business card so you can show the cab drivers where to go. None are too hard to find. The service at all 3 villas was fantastic. If you choose Semara Resort make sure you choose a deluxe or superior room as the poolside rooms are very small.

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2. Re: Deciding bw Cicada, Uma Sapna, Pradha, Semara

Are you looking to stay in a 1 or 2 bedroom villa? I've stayed at Cicada and Pradha. Pradha is probably in a more convenient position, but I prefer Cicada. Having said that, the 1 bedders at Pradha, which are newer than the 2, are very nice. The staff are lovely at Cicada, and i think breakfasts are nicer too. Cicada also has a beautiful big pool as well as a plunge pool in the villa.

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3. Re: Deciding bw Cicada, Uma Sapna, Pradha, Semara

I've stayed at Pradha Villas and although the location is good, I feel that the service was very lack lustre and the maintenance of the property was poor. In Bali, maintenance is very important as properties seem to "age" very quickly. I would look at another option.

Hope this helps,


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