We booked a one bedroom villa (all villas have 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, 1 by the pool & 1 upstairs - both are very private & would be a great set up for 2 couples) for a week in October 2011 & were given Villa 14 which is at the end of the lane that the villas occupy. I had read numerous reports that started that noise was a concern due to their open air nature but we heard nothing at all (all 15 villas were fully booked & occupied when we stayed) & we came to think of our villa as an oasis, close to everything but so relaxing & private. I am sure that if you did hear people or any noise you could flick the switch that turns on the waterfall over the pool & problem would be solved, as the waterfall drowns out all other noises and adds to the relaxing feel or lazing by the pool. There were mosquitoes but they were nowhere near as bad as I had read & really were no problem at all, neither of us were bitten, the staff sprayed the villas (all rooms) each night & set out coils to burn in the living and bathroom areas.
The villas are a short stroll to loads of fantastic restaurants, spas & shopping, we walked to the beach one morning and in took about 15 minutes at a leisurely stopping to browse kind of pace. On numerous occasions we used the villas transport and driver to drop us off at restaurants or to go shopping, which is included in the price. The villas also organised free transport to Jimbaran for a sunset seafood dinner and we booked a driver for a day trip to Ubud though our butler and the price was very reasonable.
The villa was private, well equipped and had everything we could have possibly needed. The open air living/dining and kitchen area is very large and well laid out. There is a fan in this areas that kept it amazingly cool & we spent a lot of time lazing around on the sofa which is huge, as was the flat screen TV with surround sound. We didn't do any cooking in the kitchen, but certainly could have done as everything is right there ready, with a full-size fridge & a hot/cold filtered water fountain. The bedroom and bathroom were fantastic - a large 4 poster bed sits in the middle of a large, high wooden ceiling room that is air-conditioned & has another flat screen TV. The bath and shower were perfect, great pressure and we loved the indoor outdoor feel plus the garden that surrounded it. The pool and deck were lovely - shaded for most of the afternoon due to the frangipani trees that surrounded the pool, but there was enough sun to lay in for a few hours in the morning & a terrace upstairs if you wanted afternoon sun, but due to heat of the afternoon we found the sun/shade ratio to be great. The food was incredible and we enjoyed the cooked breakfast plus pancakes and cereal every morning, it had everything we could have wanted and more. Nothing disappointed! Our butler, Sudi, was fantastic as were all the staff, Nothing was too much trouble and everything happened within minutes. I would definitely stay at the Kanishka Villa again & would definitely recommend the villas to any couple that wants to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax whilst in Bali, but still be close to the action.
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Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to write your very detailed and informative review. Reading your comments has been very rewarding for us, to know that you appreciate our service and facilities - Thank You!
We are so happy to learn that you enjoyed all aspects of your villa, and that you decided to make the day trip to Ubud, always a great and interesting destination for the day. From me and all our GK Resorts team, a big thank you again for choosing our property and for showing your very kind appreciation. Warm wishes from The Island of the Gods! Douglas Wallace
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