Max and Suzanne Taylor's

Jayakarta Apartments



Guests testimonials

We have many guests return every year and we think "word of mouth" is the best advertising one can receive.


Yvonne and Brett - Australia (Sept 2008)

I would like to pass comment on the Apartments we stayed in 2 weeks ago. Suzanne you were wonderful in supplying us with accommodation even if it meant swapping rooms and working around us and we could not be more grateful for that.


I have stayed with  you several times now but my new partner had never been to Bali, we absolutely loved the accommodation and being able to relax and watch movie of an evening if we wanted. As you know we were married on the beach in Seminyak and the staff at the Jayakarta were wonderful taking photos with our camera in the glorious gardens.


Suandi as usual was ever so helpful and easily contactable. The rooms are spotless and maintained daily. Brett couldnít believe after I made the bed each day and then we would go out and come back and the bed would be remade beautifully, he says I needed lessons from the staff.


The most important thing for us travellers to Bali whom shop ourselves stupid is the security of keeping items in your accommodation. We left out t shirts, handbags, movies etc and nothing is ever touched or stolen by the staff which is a great credit to you as we all know our beautiful BALI can be corrupt.


Once again fantastic accommodation, fantastic location, beautiful staff.


Looking forward to returning next year.


Kind regards,


Yvonne and Brett


Shauna and Steve (Australia) 2008

> Hi Suzanne thought I'd give you some feedback from our recent stay in room
> 6532. All good we had a wonderful stay and couldn't fault the room nice and
> clean and recently refurbished as you said with a great outlook over the
> garden and water views from the balcony. Great idea having the water
> dispenser in the room saves a real hassle having to lug water back each
> day. Nice comfy king size bed in the room and plenty of wardrobe space to
> store our bargains after a grueling day's shopping. The fridge was
> perfect fitted all food and plenty of Bintang just what we needed. The
> 'Guide To Bali' on your website was invaluable Steve kept sharing with
> everyone he meet! You'd think he was on commission.
> Have to say the resort itself too is really good what a great way to spend a
> day in those pools and even a swim up pool bar magic. May be in contact
> again next year as haven't come back from a holiday so relaxed in years I
> think we'll do it all again. Talk to you then.
> Rgds Shauna and Steve


Tess Turner (Australia) 2008

For any travellers,
I and 15 of my friends and family stayed in the Taylor's Jayakata apartments we had 6 all up this time. I can only say that this was my 4th trip to Bali and I have always stayed in hotels, this time i was going to be there for 3 weeks so I decided I needed more room, It was the best decision I could have made, The Taylor Apartments are simply lovely. They are well decked out, the pictures do not do them justice, they are roomy and comfortable, the staff are completely accommodating and even though I only arrived home a week ago I have already booked A Taylor unit for next trip. If you are thinking of booking but a little skeptical I have no problem with Suzanne giving you my email. I do not know Suzanne nor her husband however all the dealings I have had with her have been both friendly and helpful. You would not be sorry if you book with these people, to the point that my friends who I booked for bought me flowers for getting it so right.
Thank you for making our holiday the best it could be.


Roger and Ronnie - Australia

Hi Max & Suzanne,
As we have stayed in your Jayakarta Apartments on several occasions I wanted to let you know how much we really enjoy staying there.
 I have travelled extensively in my working life (37 years with QANTAS Airways) and have stayed in many hotels around the world. In comparison your apartments have more facilities to offer than most of the hotels that I have ever stayed in.
Your apartments have everything in them that anyone could possibly want.
It's all the extras that really make the difference. Having a full size fridge instead of those stupid little Bar Fridges is a major plus in my opinion.
Not only is there the extra room the apartment has to offer but the fact that you have a Television set and  a DVD player in both the Lounge room and the Bedroom is really great. As the TV sets are also hooked up to Satellite TV we enjoy being able to lay in bed in the morning after making a cup of tea in the Kitchen and watch the Australian News, BBC News, finance, Sport and weather reports from around the world.
It keeps us up to date with what is happening whilst we are away enjoying a relaxing time in Bali.
In the heat of the day or if it is raining sometimes it is nice to come back to the air conditioned apartment  and watch a DVD, Cable TV or just read a magazine. Sometimes we bring a Snack back and heat it up in the Microwave to have with our cup of Tea or Coffee.
The units are tastefully furnished and have a nice homely feel about them.
The huge container of fresh drinking water provided free is also an added bonus as it means you don't have to lug heavy bottles of water back from the shops.
In our last stay I noticed you now have the facility for WiFi internet. Next time I will bring my Laptop for e-mail and internet connection and I won't have to suffer the usually crowded, noisy (and often smoke filled) Internet cafe's anymore.
Your Apartments are well maintained and your Manager Suandi could not be more helpful. He leaves his contact phone number with every guest and is available to attend to any issues that may arise. Having the apartment serviced everyday is also more than what most rental apartments offer. The lady who cleans the rooms also provides access to a Laundry service which is very convenient and cheap.
We love the location of The Jayakarta as it is central to everything. Within the resort not only do you have 3 swimming pools to choose from but you have the Beach right outside. We often go for a swim in the surf, have a fresh water shower as we come back into the hotel grounds and then laze around the pool and enjoy the odd cold drink.
The restaurants along the Beachfront are some of the best in Bali and there is a wide choice and variety of food on offer. We often go down to one of the Bars or Restaurants, enjoy a Cocktail watching the Sun set into the Sea and then have Dinner. It is just a short stroll back to our Apartment and you don't have to contend with the noise and traffic normally associated with Bali.
Your Website is extremely helpful to people who have never been to Bali before and your reservations system (dealing directly with the Owners or Manager) is very efficient. I know you are getting a lot of return business from people like us and a considerable amount of your business is coming from people referring friends and family. They say "word of mouth is the best advertising you can get".
In closing I would like to add that I feel your Apartments offer good value for money and cater for the needs of holiday makers extremely well.
We are looking forward to our next stay.
Kind regards,
Roger Johnson & Veronica Baker

Albert & Diane Fawcett - 2008

Dear Suzanne & Max,

Our first trip to Bali staying at the Jayakarta apartments was a pleasure. The complex offered excellent facilities and the apartment was good value for money. Your manager Suandi could not be more helpful and arranged for a van and driver to take 7 of us on a tour of the island. The driver Nyoman was extremely knowledgeable, courteous and went out of his way to make the day one to remember. Thanks to your informative web site we were able to take advantage of many of your recommendations. For future guests intending to stay at the Jayakarta apartments I would strongly suggest that they have a beer at sunset at Franks Bar right on the beach outside the hotel. Wayan & Ketut are a delight and the reggae music creates a great atmosphere. The entire Bali experience fulfilled all our expectations. My wife and I will definitely return to Bali at a later date to revisit this beautiful island and its people.
Kind Regards,
Albert & Diane Fawcett


Yasmin Khan  - January 2007 (2 brm apartment)

>Dear Suzanne,
>Happy to make transfer tomorrow, pls forward bank details again.
>As for my comments, yes pls use them and also add that I believe the photos
>on the site do no 'true' justice of the apartment. You have to see it to
>believe how beautiful, practical and clean it is. The apartment has  
>alovely ambience, with a mix of modern and balinese decor. Truly a gorgeous
>place to stay for couples and the whole family. We used the blender to make
>fresh smoothies, the grill for cheese and tomato toasties. There's
>everything you need to cook up a storm, even a wok!
>Everything was in working order, the cooling in every room was great. We
>stayed with 3 children, very comfortably. We even got a cot for our baby,
>for free! The grounds of the apartment including the landscape, the
>restaurant and the numerous pools, are spectacular. Close to Kuta beach
>around 15,000 rupiah taxi, but hold there's more. You can take the Jayakarta
>residence & hotel FREE shuttle bus to central Kuta every 2 hours, beginning
>at 9.30 am. However Legian shops are great too! We would stay at Suzanne's
>place again, without a doubt.
>Hope you like what I have added, and I truly mean it too!
>Thanks again.


Sheryl Wright -NZ

Our family of five (2 adults & 3 children aged 11, 8 & 6yrs) traveled to Bali in July / August 2005 and stayed in a private 2 bedroom apartment at the 'A' Residence of the Hotel Jayakarta. This was organised for us by Andrew of and it was FANTASTIC! The apartment included a well equipped kitchen, dining area (with lovely teak table & 6 chairs), lounge (with TV / DVD), 2 bedrooms (with TV / DVD in the Master and a TV in the second) and 2 bathrooms. The apartment was beautifully decorated and being a private apartment had nicer than average furniture / dťcor and included all those little Ďextrasí you donít get in a hotel room like a kids night light in the bathroom and NZ adaptor plugs in the power sockets! Also the water cooler in our room was kept full all the time so we didnít need to buy water. A private cleaner came in daily and the apartment was kept absolutely spotless. The apartments are located a short walk from the pool area however we didnít find this to be a problem (actually this meant we were closer to the shops !!!) All in all we really enjoyed the location and facilities of the Hotel Jayakarta and would definitely stay there again. The only negative we can come up with is the sheer size of the property did mean it felt quite impersonal compared to smaller hotels we'd stayed at in the past however for a family we'd give it A+. PS Skip the breakfasts at the Jayakarta - we choose not to pay extra for these and this was a good decision as the local restaurants have much better selections at much more reasonable prices!


Kathy Williams  -Aust  (Reference as sent to Bali Travel forum)

Stayed in one of Suzanne's apartments last year. Three new, wonderful quiet air/conditioners in our two bedroom apartment.
Everything was new and in good condition. (plumbing was...Bali plumbing, ie. a bit slow) good DVD player, new sheets, bedding, etc.
I believe she has a few apartments, one and two-bedroom, some with interconnecting rooms.A bit further away from the pool than the hotel rooms, 
but for the extra space, and great rates, as compared to what Flight Centre offered us for an apartment, was well worth it.Her manager/assistant in Bali 
was also more than helpful with any advice we required. He also organised a great driver with a good car and so forth.Suzanne has the integrity 
not to use this forum for advertising but if you need any help searching the archives for her details please contact me. She has her own 
web-site, blog you call it.For newcomers to Bali, as to ensuring you have a nice stay, Suzanne and co.(in Bali)
 from our experience, are worth their weight in gold.
M Szabo -Aust
Had a great time in Bali and really enjoyed staying at your apartment. 
Hopefully I may have generated some business for you as a number of people we met at the Jayakarta were impressed by our 
description of your apartment so I gave them your website and they said they would try and book through you. Hopefully they will
 not book the same dates as we may want next year !!!Suandi and his sister were most helpful during our stay.
Mr & Mrs Van Driel - Aust
>Hi Suzanne,>>This is to let you know that I greatly enjoyed staying in your apartment(s) >in Bali. 
I enjoyed the extra space an apartment provides compared to a >hotel room. 
The location of the Jayakarta was also perfect. Walking >distance to everything needed and on the beach.
>>Your food advise for Warung Murah was very helpful, although I found next >door Warung Melati just as good. 
Together they provided 90% of my meals >during my one month stay. (I love Indonesian foods).
>>Suandi was very helpful and managed to get me in another apartment for the >5 days I could not book through you.
>>Ketut is really the best housekeeper I ever met in Bali. Very precise and >methodically. Great.
>>I have no negatives to report and I will certainly advise my friends  to >book through you when going to Bali.
>>Regards,>>Johan & Irene van Driel
Hurley (Bali Travel Forum  member recommendation Nov 2006)
I just returned from & spent a few days at Jayakarta in a privately
owned one bedroom apartment which should sleep four. It was $65 per night
and has everything that opens & closes including fully equipped kitchen,
DVD player, beach towels & safe drinking water. Highly recommended.

The three pools & beach are a five minute walk from the apartments.

A big advantage of the apartments location is that you are near the main entrance & its so close & easy to duck out

to eat, shop etc. I think the sleeping arrangement other than the bedroom was a double sofa bed in the loungeroom

so if the teenagers are happy with that all well & good. The bathroom was accessible from both the bedroom and the

hallway so no-one gets disturbed should someone need a twinkle in the night. Alternately I believe they have a bigger apartment

which has an another bedroom but is a bit dearer.
I asked them many questions before making my decision and they are very pleasant to deal with & most helpful. Hope you find the right place.




Corolyn (Bali Travel Forum  member recommendation Dec 2006)

My 3 children (aged 18, 17, and 10) and myself have just returned from a stay at Jayakarta residences- It will be a perfect option for your childs ages.
We took a 2 bedroom apartment, though they do have one bedroom apts too!
Very large accomodation in a great location.
*2 bedrooms/ both carpeted and with adjoining balcony)
*2 bathrooms
*lounge with leather couches/
*lovely kitchen- granite benches/ SS cooktop, micro, large fridge
*dining with large six seater table
* room service and full housekeeping daily
* approx 9 or 10 sq so very ample in space
I have stayed in many hotels in Bali- and found this a great haven with children, as I normally travel alone.
there is 2 lifts to the room that actually work!

When we stayed at Dynasty, this was not the case .
Will post JBR today regarding all the accommodation and experiences (Good and Bad)regarding our stay.
I have no negative comments regarding this accommodation as I find my children to be an excellent judge when it comes to crossing off our wish list- and they liked the privacy,space and comfort afforded to them here.
Here is the link- you will find very reasonable daily rates $ with them, and this has to be a bonus when travelling with children.
When I started pricing accommodation for us we found the eldest children to be classed as adults - therefore most hotels suggested 2 rooms as alot will not put 3 adults in one room - if that makes sense.
PS: we have a very good, extremely honest, inexpensive driver
that I have been using for 3 years-
His name is 'little Jonny' speaks excellent English
charges around 30$AUS a day and that is including anywhere on the island, and he also took us up to Lovina, stayed the night , then on to Amed, lowest price deal around, considering he knows all the shortcuts and the best routes so you can include many sites IE: monkey forest, volcano, snorkelling all in one day!
The children much prefer him, as the tour buses waste so much time driving around picking up everyone from their hotels.

His contact number is 081 79770737 (in Bali)
- or from Aust mobile( +62 81 79770737) you just drop the '0'
and add +62
"Have a great trip!"


Graninmere (Ebay customer)

Great value for 2 bed. accomm. Excellent service from seller


Booster1758 (Ebay customer)

Best apartment best holiday best value we just have to go again thanks


Maree (Ebay customer)

Very happy with transaction thks Maree3749




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