My partner and I recently returned from a trip to Bali where, after spending several nights in a more rural part of the island, we decided to treat ourselves by staying at Karma Jimbaran for our last two nights. We had booked through Expedia and packaged our flights in as well, so when I booked a standard room I wasn't expecting too much.
When we arrived, we had been upgraded to a four bedroom villa with so many facilities we didn't know what to do with ourselves. We told the staff this was far more than we needed and that we were happy to drop down to a smaller room in case other guests needed the upgraded villa, but the staff were wonderful and generously insisted that we were also their guests and we should enjoy ourselves. Reception staff were incredibly helpful, always happy to have a chat, recommend activities, call cabs and always made sure we knew to call on them for any help.
Our villa was luxurious, clean and very comfortable and definitely matched the photos on the website. While there are other reviewers stating that some aspects of the room could be cleaner and looked like they hadn't been used in a while, I think it must be taken into consideration that these are massive properties. With spacious bedrooms and a private pool in every villa, I feel as if staff have provided cleaning to a high standard. If things such as outdoor bathrooms required more cleaning, this would be nigh impossible to provide given the size and scale of the villas.
The location of the resort is out of the way in a quiet area, but for a cheap cab ride ($5) you can end up in Kuta or any other tourist-filled location. We found that walking suited us and were happy to experience local food etc. We didn't find the restaurant to be particularly great, quite standard food and relatively expensive for the quality. We had in-room dining with two main meals and two (non-alchoholic) drinks and it came to a total of around $AU50. Considering we could get a larger, higher standard meal at the local seafood joints about 100m down the road, we found this somewhat disappointing. The restaurant was always particularly quite so the atmosphere wasn't something that lured us their either.
A special mention to that reception staff who looked after us even after we had checked out. My partner and I had a very late flight (11pm) on the day we checked out and after spending all day sightseeing and sweating in the Bali humidity, the staff were kind enough to lend us the Spa facilities to shower prior to picking up our bags later that night and heading to the airport. We were extremely grateful for this!
Great experience and would definitely come back and bring family/friends so we could make use of such great facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful spacious villa product with genuine and friendly Balinese service, Karma Jimbaran offers 3 and 4 bedroom villas all with their own private plunge pool and fully self contained features including full kitchen, dining and living areas, satellite TV, Flat Screen TV and Home Entertainment Systems in each villa. Also inclusive complimentary in each villa is high performance wi-fi access and our famous kids club... as happy kids are happy parents. All bedrooms have en-suites so whether a couple, friends travelling together or families (large or small) there is enough space and privacy so you can all enjoy your time together. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Karma Jimbaran Hotel Jimbaran
- Karma Hotel Jimbaran
- Karma Jimbaran Bali