We initially booked at Mimpi Manis but were sent to Fare Ti'i instead as discussed on the Mimpi Manis review page. We assume they are both owned by the same company.
We stayed at Fare Ti'i from the 19th-25th of September.
Fare Ti'i is a beautiful quiet oasis to hide and relax from the busy traffic of Bali. It is situated in the Canggu area approximately 45 min west of Denpasar. Therefore you will need to organise transport if you want to get anywhere other than Echo beach, we used a private driver. The villa is in easy walking distance to Canggu beach and Echo beach. Both have good places to eat, drink and watch the sunset. There is no restaurant at the villa, however you can order in from several places that deliver from Echo beach. We really enjoyed walking to Ombak café or Echo beach café for dinner and a few drinks while the sun went down. We also liked the convenience of ordering in when we wanted to. There is a small basic shop opposite the villa for emergency supplies like water and limited snacks, although we preferred to shop at the larger mini marts in town which our driver would take us to.
We experienced three of the villas at Fare Ti'i, the first was a little basic with no fridge, kettle or working tv. However the other two were fully equipped, truly excellent villas, although lacking tea and coffee, we bought our own.
Breakfast was cooked each morning by the pool. We were served a plate of fresh fruit and provided fresh tea and coffee. Breakfast was usually eggs with toast and then some mornings we were cooked pancakes or french toast. The cook was very friendly as were all the staff.
At times we felt a little too secluded as the villa complex was at times deserted. There is no reception and no real contact point to book tours or get advice. This was daunting for us as it was our first trip to Bali, luckily our driver which we booked before we came was really helpful we really would have been lost without him. A big thank you to Yoyok from Balimadetours.
The staff although extremely friendly spoke little English and at times this proved to be problematic.
If you have been to Bali before and you are totally self sufficient and after a beautiful relaxing quiet villa then Fare Ti'i would suit you.
However if it is your first time and you need more guidance and tour ideas etc. maybe choose somewhere that has a manned reception or a concierge of some sort readily available.
For improvement Fare Ti'i could have their Mimpi Manis manger Julia come down once a day at breakfast for example to liaise with the guests as she speaks very good English. Also a selection of up to date activity brochures would be great. A place to make tea and coffee would be fantastic either in each room or in the communal area. Lastly the basic villa we were in to start could easily have a fridge and kettle put in there as well as fixing the tv.
Overall Fare Ti'i with a few small tweaks could be one of the best in Canggu.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Truly exotic ethnic villas in Canggu, Bali - Indonesia. It takes only 1 minute by car to the famous surfing beach of Canggu (Pererenan Beach), 45 minutes to Ngurah Rai International Airport, 25 minutes to Seminyak, 10 minutes to Canggu Club, 15 minutes to the catching sunset temple of Tanah Lot and also Bali Nirwana Golf. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fare Ti'i (Villa Ti'i Bali) Canggu