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“Access and Relaxing” 3 of 5 stars
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Batu Karas | Batukaras Beach, Cijulang 46394, Indonesia   |  
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Bandung, Indonesia
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“Access and Relaxing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

The hotel may be very suitable for younger people who seek surfing and relaxing in a homely atmosphere. For elderlies who are used to more comfort may be not so convinient. However the staff is friendly and assist you in any way.

On the other hand travelling with a car to reach the place is as 200 years ago travelling through the country by horse carriage. The road from Pangandaran to Batu Karas with a distance of 30km is like you driving with a tractor on an uneven paddock and for this distance you need 2 hours. So, more convinient access is by helicopter or hoovercraft or sea access by boat from Pngandaran to Batu Karas

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Peter

Thank you very much for choosing Villa Monyet for your holiday destination. It was great to have you at our hotel. Thank you for the review that says we are friendly, that is a nice compliment. And basically the people here in the village are also friendly to every visitor, so it is our culture for being friendly. they are happy to say hello to guests without disturbing them. We are happy to have you here

We've been trying to help our guests with the informations about Batu Karas and around . Yes most of our guests are young people who come to Batu Karas for surfing, but actually we have other things to do for the guests who come here with their families. They visit the places around us which are not far from Villa Monyet such as body rafting in Green Canyon, walking and swimming to Green valley, country side tour (rice fields, home industry such as sugar cane home industry, making roofs from alang along that locals use for their houses, sunset trip to the lagoon , watching the sunset/beach/mountains/river/ricefields from up the hills or swimming at the beautiful secret beach). We are sorry if we did not give you enough information about everything. Now the guests can get informations what to do while they are at Villa Monyet, they can do the trips by themself or guided by us or other local guides.

About the road from Pangandaran to Batu Karas, it's been 2 months being fixed, the government said it will be totally finish by the end of 2013. This time the road is fixed by profesional contractors that guarantee the quality of the road is as good as high way and smooth. So next time You'll come to batu Karas You will not feel like hiring a helicopter to travel around.

We hope you had good time after holiday in Batu Karas.

Sincerelly yours
Nano
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My first husband and I have stayed at Villa Monyet three times now. We love it there because 1) it has a really comfortable bed and a nice bathroom, 2) a good vibe - we've always end up having a great social time there, and 3) handy to sea shops etc. The owners have done an amazing job with the garden - they've been able to develop it so all the bungalows are quite private from the others which I think is important. They organised body rafting trips and a sunset cruise and day trips. No negatives. Well priced. Highly recommend.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Hello ManPanDili

Thank you for choosing Villa Monyet for your stay everytime you have holiday in Batukaras. I do not know ho many times you have been staying with us, perhaps 6-7 times !. It's always greaaaaat time !.

Thank you very much that you like our gardens and bungalows, yes we design every room to have privacy, private bathrooms, private balcony or terrace. We provide the daybeds and hammocks for every room, so you can enjoy your lazy time while reading your books.

Body rafting and sunset trips that we have done were always amazing. Green Canyon, Green Valley, sunset in the lagoon and picnic At The Clouds (the hills up around Batu Karas great place to watch sunset and sunrise with the beautiful view of the ocean, mountains, rice fields, river and jungles).

See you again in 4 months

Nano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We stayed in Riversider the first day and moved to Villa Monyet after. Both places are set to be natural but Villa Monyet is way ahead! The room is spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. No need aircon because the room does catch the sea breeze. They also equip with LCD TV with some international channels although you may not need it because you'll be too busy surfing in the beach :) they also add personal touch by putting flower in some spots inside the room. Love it!
Bath room is clean, strong shower, towels and bath amenities are also provided.
Free flow of drinking water, coffee or tea that you can take in the kitchen. And the famous monkey feast in the night (advance order) for those who like fresh seafood BBQ and chat with all new friends all night long.
Homemade bread or pancake, and local fruits available for breakfast.
I heart the beach infront of the villa, it's in the quiet side of Batukaras but you can enjoy surfing as well as playing in the sand, even better than the public beach. But if you like the crowd, you can head to the public beach by bike or just 10 minutes walking.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
hi Aryani

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmoshpere at Villa Monyet Batukaras, we set our place to be natural, green and flowery. Flowers in your bathroom, bedroom and on doorsteps are picked from our large flowery garden to make you feel that you are in nature even in the bedroom.

Free flow drinking water, coffe and tea that you took in the kitchen to make you feel like home.

It's a pity that you missed the BBQ night, it was fun night meeting new people from different countries while enjoying fresh seafood. Maybe next time.

Terima Kasih Banyak
Nano
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Dili
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Villa Monyet in Batu Karas is a fantastic place to go with kids and to relax in general, if you get time! There are heaps of things to do and see, and the hosts Nana, Marianne and their family are more than willing to organise anything for you. We went body rafting down a gorgeous green river canyon (kids too!), swimming in beautiful light turquoise waters of another local river, bike riding around the rice fields, and surfing at the local beach with good sized learner waves....and it was all organised by our lovely and generous hosts. The village is small, very friendly and felt totally safe. We went walking along beaches, up hills, and feasted on fish and local fare in the evenings in true Batu Karas style. Had a fabulous time and would go back in a flash..... just loved it, we all did.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, October 12, 2012
Hi Anita and family

We are happy that you and your family enjoyed staying at Villa Monyet. It's nice to see kids had so much fun and loved playing hide and seek, swinging on the hammocks in our flowery tropical garden. So you can have your time relaxing on the the hammock on the balcony while reading your favourite books and have cups of tea or coffee.

Trips to Green Canyon, Green Valley, see the turtle conservation with the kids, cycling around the village and the Green River were refreshing. We hope that you have recharged batteries after your holiday in Batu Karas.

We are glad that you and your family enjoyed Monkeys Feast (BBQ night), Seafood, vegetables, and rice cooked with our special herbs from our garden are served on the table cloth made of big banana leafs. So you sit together fight over the foods.

Obrigado Barak

Nano and Family
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Dili
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Villa Monyet was the perfect place to stay. The bungalows are very nicely built and they are very charming. The hospitality of the staff is just amazing and always ready to help. The Money feast is an experience that shouldn’t be missed! If you want to relax this is the place to be. I went with my kid and some friends and we all had a great time. The surroundings are wonderful. You can enjoy some surfing, or do some body rafting in two amazing rivers or just enjoy cycling everywhere. I truly recommend Villa Monyet to everyone!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, November 16, 2012
Hi Ines

We are happy to hear that you and your kid had nice time at villa monyet. Thank you very much for joining the barbeque night, it was so great night, and we are happy to see kids also enjoy the barbeque.

Surfing with you was so fun, big laugh and smile while we were in the water was so great. While surfing we can see your kid and other kids playing-making sand casstles.

Cheers

Nano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Awesome place to just hang out, relax and refill your batteries. For surf lovers that don't have Kelly Slater skills it's probably one of the coolest places to surf too. Great food, great family place lovely people. Only downside was that we had to eave after 5 days.....

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hi there

It was great having time together surfing with you as well as enjoying the BBQ at our jungle kitchen. I hope you have fully refilled batteries after relaxing at Villa Monyet. And I hope your family also enjoyed the holiday

See you next year
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Lovely place, friendly people like your own family..... Nice bungalow with unique atmosphere. Have your simple and home made breakfast. Don't said you are a sea food lover before try monkey feast, it's all about fresh seafood. Need a big...biggg....biiiiiiiggg effort to go home even holiday time is up.... Love ya all my crazy monkey family....

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villamonyetbatukaras, Owner at Villa Monyet Java, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Hello Rika

Thank you very much for staying with us, welcome to family of monkeys!!!, It's always fun and great time when you come to Villa Monyet, our jungle kitchen become the centre of laugh production (chatting and jokes). Especially when we have BBQ night is even more special when we have ati maung (jengki or jengkol) plus seafood and spicy sambal.

Obay+I'in+Nana are waiting to make you BBQ again and again.
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Address: Batu Karas | Batukaras Beach, Cijulang 46394, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Java > West Java > Cijulang
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Cijulang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For a taste of local culture try Villa Monyet's famous barbeque night. The way we eat is unique; nasi liwet or rice cooked in a traditional wok with special spices, is served up with the freshest, most succulent local barbequed fish, crabs and prawns on huge banana leaves at one long, single table. Everyone eats together, without spoons or forks, only hands, often fighting over the best part of the fish, or the last bit of sambal, just as monkeys do. That's why our place is called Villa Monyet. ... more   less 
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Villa Monyet Java Cijulang

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