Just recently got back from Bali, we had three villas next to each other for 8 nights in Villa Besar. It was a bit confusing at first as there is Rumah Besar and Villa Besar which is a bit further down the road, still the same though. For the first couple of days make sure you take a card to show the driver, after that we were just directing them to the villa. We were in the two storey villa each had our own room which was great, the rooms were spacious and the pool was quite large. The villas have bemos up the front if you don’t want to take a bluebird taxi, which was great for us as we had a few going into town. We hired Ketut for one day and had to cut it short and he only charged us for how long we were gone for, he was really friendly and informative. The two rooms downstairs were good, one of them had the bunk beds, safe deposit box and TV, and the other without. I’ve never stayed in a villa before and didn’t realise there wouldn’t be a TV in each. I don’t go to Bali to watch TV but I did miss the background noise of it and if you cant sleep. Would have been good to have a TV in the communal areas but I can see why not as its so open. Beds were really comfy. The two rooms upstairs the walls are paper thin and could hear everything, you can easily have a normal conversation between the two rooms. Also there's a mosque or something nearby which they start chanting at 5am which you can hear quite clearly as well.
In the bathrooms there were two baths and two big showers one on each floor and are semi outdoor, my bathroom had a big square hole in it which was open with a bath and hand held shower over it.
We were there for a party, staff cooked our food (including pig) for the party which was really good and made us cocktails. Food was yummy and we had the leftovers for breakfast the next day :). All of the staff were friendly and would help with anything we needed. The security guards made us feel safe and secure and checked the taxis to make sure we didn’t leave anything behind. We made friends with a coffee shop a bit down the road and they delivered coffee to us a few mornings which was really nice. Plenty of Warungs that deliver too which was good.
There was some construction going on a bit further up the driveway but since we were at the back didn’t really hear it, and they were working til quite late at night. We did have a quick peek in one and it was huge. Looked nice.
Overall it was lovely to relax in your own villa, not having to worry about locking up your room every time you want to swim as you do in a hotel and jump into the pool whenever you wanted.
It was a bit further out than I thought so if I stay again I would break it up with accommodation more central to Legian/Seminyak and maybe chill out at the villa for the last few nights, as I like walking around and being more in the middle of everything.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 10 luxury villas in the Umalas/ Seminyak area that are fully staffed. We supply breakfast/security/transfers/babysitting/bottled water/bbq/laundry and much more. We have set all villas up with all that you need to keep yourself and your children feeling like a home away from home. All having air cond bedrooms with large en-suites/TV/DVD/Playstations and pool fences. All villas have large lounging areas overlooking our beautiful Bali designed pool areas. Fully equipped kitchen for those lazy days you choose to stay in the villa. Once staying in one of our villas you will be back for more as the service and staff are some of the finest in bali. We have villas that sleep 2 - 15 guests accommodating 80 people in one location. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rumah Besar Bali Villas Hotel Kerobokan
- Villa Besar Bali/Kerobokan