We had 8 days including Christmas at Villa Bretani and it was great. Enjoyed having daily dips in the pool which is just big enough for a splash. The villa is in a good location, only a short (and beautiful) walk to the main street where it was easy to flag down a taxi or a bemo. The quickest and most attractive way to walk was down the treed street that runs parallel to Jalan Pasar called Jalan Pungutan (from the villa turn left, first right then first left at the little shop). We found a shorter way to walk to the main street if we were going further south, passing Warung Lilla and arriving at the main street near the Uluwatu lace shop. The villa itself is pretty good, not pristine, but comfortable with two generous bedrooms each with a large attached bathroom and walk-in wardrobe and a third, separate smaller bedroom also with ensuite. Some of the sliding doors into the bedrooms and bathrooms were quite difficult to open and close, especially for the children.
Lis and Ketut cooked us great nasi goreng and mie goreng everyday. Lis was very helpful and kind and really added to the Villa Bretani experience. We liked the fact that the villa is amongst local houses and we found Sanur very easy, friendly and relaxed with some great restaurants (3 Monkeys, Kayu Manis, Lilla Warung, The Porch, Mona Lisa, Komilfo), good shopping (Hardys is our favourite) and some good spas (Glo and Cosmo Spa) - all within walking distance.
Other reviewers have commented on the villa being large. Two of the bedrooms are large but the living/dining area is relatively small, being quite narrow. The lounge room area wasn't comfortable for a family of 5 to watch a movie.
There are a few maintenance issues which could easily be fixed - some of the decking near the pool equipment shed was quite rotten. Also, when it rains (we visited in rainy season), a lot of water comes into the villa from the deck under the smaller glass door. This is OK if you know about it, but take care because the wet tiles are extremely slippery.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Affordable luxury located in quaint Sindhu area in Sanur, Bali. Contemporary style with gorgeous garden and pool, air conditioned, king size beds, all bedrooms with en-suites. Wonderful, caring staff who are committed to making our guests stay in Villa Bretani a delightful experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Bretani Sanur, Bali