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Kubu Pesisi Villas at Oberoi
7A. Kayu Cendana Street, Oberoi, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #224 of 304 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
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“Don't go to villa Kubu Pesisi at Oberoi”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Now I understand that there are two villas named kubu pesisi in Seminyak. One is at Oberoi and the other is at Dhyana Pura. These two might be totally different because they are owned and operated by different people. but I have been told that they are brothers.
The villa where I had stayed was Kubu pesisi at Oberoi and it was the exact same villa with the professional photo above.
But the agoda.com linked with tripadvisor led me to book the villa at oberoi.

Following my review is about the Kubu Pesisi villa at Oberoi.


It was terrible!

1. too old
2. too dirty (molding everywhere in bathroom and dirty kitchen. I really didn't want to touch anything and there was a villa directory but it was also covered with mold)
3. bad breakfast
4. too noisy (we should wake up every morning hearing the motorbike sounds from outside)
5. smelly towels and rooms
6. too many mosquitos, ants, cockroaches and geckos (We should be careful not to step geckos' poo in the floor)
7. Staffs were kind but not professionally trained.
8. There was a renovation construction in right next villa during our stay

There was a house called front desk but it was a real house two kids and a family were living. So, it means there was no front desk and any facilities in villa complex. There were a few extension numbers but every extension calls were transferred to someone's mobile even they were off on that day. The location was quite convenient to go to restaurants and shops around there and it was only pro for the villas.

I had really wanted to come back home from the moment I just arrived the villas.
It was a really really wrong choice and I really regret to choose it. It broke my every expectation about Bali.

It was a terrible moment!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Villa Kubu Pesisi in Oberoi has been a dream ending to our wonderful holiday. On the recommendation of a friend we booked this villa, and the rooms, pool, gardens and location is the best you can get for the price - Why would you stay in a hotel when you can have all this and your own pool! They have 2 villas in the Oberoi area exactly the same next door to each other so it would be perfect for two families traveling together or a larger group. The downstairs room has a queen bed, dressing table, full mirror, clothes cupboard and a single lounge that folds out to a day bed. The upstairs room is practically the same except it has a double lounge that folds out to a double bed. They also have a villa on the other side of Seminyak which is just off Jalan Dyana Pura - we didn't see that one but you can guarantee that the service would be great and that no expense was spared decking the place out as the owners have fabulous taste!

Location: the location is a short walk to Jalan Laksmana and all the fabulous shops and restaurants like Ultimo and Rumours. Around the corner is Grocer & Grind which is a fabulous place for breakfast and serves really good coffee. A little further - but still walking distance - is La Lucciola, Sarong and Living Room which are all favorites of ours.

The Garden & Pool: Awesome! Not just a plunge pool but a decent size pool and one end has a nice little ledge in a C shape that made it great for when friends dropped by as we would just sit and drink in the pool when it was too hot. There is a bale and deck chairs and plenty of grass. The walls are high and feels very private.

The Villa: 2 x huge bedrooms. We chose the downstairs room because we couldn't be bothered running up and down the stairs every time that we needed something, but I think both the rooms were pretty even. The downstairs room has a queen bed, dressing table, full mirror, clothes cupboard and a single lounge that folds out to a day bed. The upstairs room is practically the same except it has a double lounge that folds out to a double bed and a canopy bed with a mosquito net. The kitchen is lovely and clean with fresh bottles water and all mod-cons that you could want. The open lounge room & dining area overlooked the pool and garden. Downstairs bathroom is massive with a semi outdoor bath that looked into the garden. They have shampoo, conditioner, soap and a hair dryer.

Services: The staff stay at the front villa and are available all day if you need anything. Maria would come in each morning with her big smile to make our breakfast and tidy the villa. The owner Nyomen and his manager Argus were both able to organise anything we needed. There is an in-room menu that looks fabulous but we didn't try it though - options include having a personal chef come in and cook for you and your guests for under $40 each!!! They also have a masseuse that can come to the villa and offer spa packages for cheaper than if you go to the spa.

I would not think twice about booking one of Kubu Pesisi's villas for my next trip to Bali. Best of luck to Nyomen, Argus, Putu and Maria!

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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ToetNada, Marketing Agency at Kubu Pesisi Villas at Oberoi, responded to this review, November 23, 2011
Dear our valued clients,

Thanks for your review.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our Kubu Pesisi Villas in Oberoi.
Yes, you are true that we have another villas located in Dhyanapura closed to Seminyak beach.

Meanwhile, we look forward to serve you again in the future.


Best regards,
Toet Nada
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Address: 7A. Kayu Cendana Street, Oberoi, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #224 of 304 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Are you looking for a better place to indulge yourself in Bali? Kubu Pesisi Villas at Oberoi is an incredibly ideal choice offering you an approachable luxury, serenity and soothing ambience.Four spacious two-bedroom villas with elegant tropical garden will provide a total comfort and privacy for your entire family.Coming with post modernism style along with tasteful and inviting interiors, these villas are perfect for ultimate relaxation as equipped with luxury facilities like private pool, living area, dining area, and kitchen with complete facilities as well as bar counter. Therefore, this holiday retreat will be able to cater your needs as your second home. King-size bed along with sofa bed that can be rolled out to make extra bed is available on the first and second floor.Moreover, the adjacent villa units have connecting door enabling you to always get in touch with families or friends. Other facilities are baby bed and complete facilities to prepare baby food in the kitchen. If required, baby sitter can be provided on request with charge. So, you are still convenient when travelling with baby or toddlers. While upon check-in, every villa is provided with fresh seasonal fruit basket.The location of the villa is in eating area but there is a restaurant with private bar in the villa where you can order your food and drink if you don't want to walk out for lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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