My husband, 13 year old daughter and I have just returned from 10 days at Ellora Villas. We stayed in a 2 bedroom Villa with private pool - just beautiful. The outdoor area was lovely with huge canopied day bed overlooking the pool and spacious outdoor living/kitchen/dining area to relax in. We were able to order breakfast cooked in our Villa every morning at a time suitable to us - a hint, if you need breakfast at a specific time make sure you let them know (ie. tour booked for a certain pick up time) as if there is more than one villa requesting breakfast at the same time they may be late getting to you. The breakfasts were beautiful - we had fresh pineapple crepes every morning along with cereal, toast, bread, spreads, fresh fruit, ham, cheese, tomato, juice and tea or coffee. If this wasn't enough there was bacon and eggs too!
All of the staff were wonderful, very discreet and friendly. They happily arranged tour and dinner bookings for us.
Access to the beach is available via the 'beach gate' at their sister villas Ajanta. This made it an easy 5 minute walk - only downside was it brought you to the rear of the markets which meant running the gauntlet every time you wanted to go to the beach. To avoid this we would take the road - left as you exit Ellora then follow the road around, turn right at the next road then right again to take you down to the beach. Still plenty of markets here but not so 'in your face'. Saying this we did spend time in the beach gate markets but there were times when you wanted a hassle free walk down for a massage.
We hired bikes one afternoon - then found out that the Villas have 6 available for use of guests. Had a fun afternoon riding down to the beach and along the path which extends for miles in both directions.
Bedrooms and bathrooms were huge and very clean and well maintained, beds very firm which suited us very well. Free wi-fi in the Villas was an added bonus.
Would highly recommend Ellora Villas and definitely stay there again when back in Sanur, it is only a small complex so was very peaceful and private. Felt that the pricing was also very reasonable for the facilities offered.
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