“Spectacular Garden and Pool, Exquisitely Designed Home, Open to the Garden in Perfect Bali Style”
We spent four nights at Villa Ani Ani and wish it could have been longer. Each room was perfectly designed and decorated in tasteful Bali style. The gardens and outdoor surroundings ensured a thoroughly relaxing atmosphere encouraging us to just lounge around the house and not venture out into the traffic and other challenges of Bali. The pool was big enough to accommodate the whole family and get some exercise; overlooking rice paddies and thus allowing us to escape from the relative chaos and crowds of Bali. The bathrooms were beautiful, spacious. The dining area magnificent, open to pool and garden. While we loved this place, we had a few issues. The household staff did not show up until after 9am, thus for us not in time to prepare our breakfast. (For those who are late risers, I guess it would be fine.) The meals were fine, but not excellent, the menu selection is rather limited. It is also difficult to walk from the house and easily access other restaurants as the road is narrow and there is a lot of traffic. The house is also not close to the beach, and there is nowhere that you can easily walk to from the house, thus no chance for early morning walks, which was disappointing. The household staff was also not that informed about where to go for restaurants or how to get places. We relied on hiring cars/drivers. It would be helpful if there was more practical info available in the house about a range of day trips and how to get to closest beaches by foot etc.
The style/decor and design of the house and gardens, and lovely pool.
Household staff, cooking and late arrival of staff for breakfast.
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Aug 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our villa. We are delighted that you appreciated the Bali style and design of the villa and overall enjoyed your stay. We feel that so many of the newer villas have lost the open tropical garden spaces which we love so much about Bali.
Our manager Mary is onsite to deal with any issues and questions as our Balinese staff is there at your service but not equipped as a concierge as it is our holiday home. There should be at least one staff there for breakfast so we will look into that. The menu selection of over a dozen Italian dishes and Indonesian dishes we felt was just right as many guests do dine out. There are not many areas in our neighbourhood for walks, if that is a criteria than Ubud would be a better destination or areas further out of the main center where there is less traffic. The closest beach to us is at Kudeta which is a 5 minute taxi ride or 10 minutes to Canggu, we are not listed as beach villa.
There is a guest info kit in the villa with a list of all our favourite restaurant recommendations, shops and suggestion for day trips. We normally check with guests prior to arrival whether they wish to hire a car and for days trips we would recommend hiring with a driver. It is also easy to call for a taxi from the villa.
Please feel free to email us with any further feedback and we hope you get your wish to stay longer and we will welcome you back with early croissants!
Best regards from all of us at Villa Ani Ani
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