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“Nice hotel with a familiar atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Arjuna

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Villa Arjuna
Seraya Barat, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia   |  
Hotel amenities
Vilters, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice hotel with a familiar atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Villa Arjuna is a small hotel away from the city and close to the seaside. It is not recomended to swim in the sea because of the sea current but the pool area and the garden are very nice. We took a Balinese cooking lesson with a local family and a Mountain Tour to a Temple with the Dutch Hotel owner. I can really recomend both activities I had also a 1,5h massage (for 150 000Rp.) which was one of the best I have ever had. If you look for a hotel with almost no tourist, relaxing atmosphere and close to the local people - Villa Arjuna is the best place.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I liked Arjuna a lot. Beautiful garden and room, nice swimmingpool where you can overlook the sea and a very warm welcome from the owner. The fixed menu in the evening is quite expensive when you compare it to restaurants but very tasteful.
I also liked that you can get your own drinks and just write down what you had. This means that they trust their guests and in the evening you can stay as long on the terrace as you want. Which is nice when you meet other people and stay up till late like we did. Els and Hans also have a foundation to make it possible for girls from poor families to go to school. Just loved it there and certainly will go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We had 2 nice rooms near the noisy beach. And yes you hear the ocean at night, but it wasn't that bad for us. The rooms where very nice, one of the best we experienced in almost 5 weeks Java and Bali.

Tip: rent a scooter for app. 60.000 rupiah! We enjoyed that very much. We also did a Balinese cooking morning. This was nice, but a little bid to expensive.

Overall: a very nice, clean and pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

Our room had a large balcony overlooking the attractive garden and swimming pool. No aircon, but a fan over the bed kept us cool. Small restaurant in the garden, good food. The owner, Hans, took us up a nearby mountain in his 4x4, with some of his adopted children. When not in the pool we lay in a shaded bower, just a step away from the rocky seashore.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

Our travelling agency announced this hotel as a quiet and welcoming residence. Our experience was different. At first, we were supposed to stay in a room next to the kitchen, known as the "family room". The room was big, but was old and uncomfortable. There were hairs laying on the floor and the bathroom was small and dirty. After we complained, the owners moved us to another room, that seemed to be in the guest house of the neighbours property. That room was clean and had a nice view. The water heater was broken though, so there was no warm water. The owners mentioned that they had tried to fix the heater (which clearly didn't work out) and they were not planning on replacing it.

Dinner is served at a couple of tables centrally on the property. At 7pm you get a plate of food and the owners tell you can take as much as you want. After having finished our first portion we went for a second plate, to find out that most of the food was gone and the rest was quite cold. You can take your own drinks from a refrigerator. Strange enough, although there's practically no service, the prices for the food were higher than in any full service restaurant we have eaten during our holiday.

We did not like the "mountain tour" offered by the hotel. It more seemed to be the "one man show" of the hotel owner than entertainment of the participants. The cooking course was really nice. It was organised in the home of some locals, who were extremely nice and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Villa Arjuna

Address: Seraya Barat, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 48 Specialty lodging in Karangasem
Also Known As:
Villa Arjuna Bali/Karangasem

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