There was a group of 11 of us who booked out villas 2,3 and 4 from 13 - 16 July. We had a late check out in villa 2 only so the rest of the group checked out of villa 3 and 4 before 12 noon and we all utilised villa 2 until departure. There was an adjoining gate between villa 3 and 4 which meant the main gates could remain locked and those staying in those villas could go between the villas with ease. I stayed in the main room in villa 2 and what can I say. As I said in the title, this was the first time I have stayed in a private villa (have always stayed in budget hotels) after 11 trips to Bali and it will be very hard, if not impossible to go back. From the initial contact with Cindy, through to booking and finally checking in was very easy. I had to make several changes over the period between booking and arriving and Cindy was always accommodating, easy to deal with and quick to respond. We were met by Mohammed upon arrival to the villas and shown around. He was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay, not that we had any issues while there. All 3 villas were identical in layout with only a few differences between decor. On entering through the front gate there is a spacious kitchen/dining/lounge room which is well appointed with a full size fridge, microwave, stove top, granite bench top kitchen, 6 seater dining table, 6 person, comfortable lounge, water dispenser with hot and cold water and ipod dock. This area is equipped with an air conditioner which works very well. There are 2 sets of glass sliding doors opening out onto the pool area so you can open the room up as well. At the end of the pool there are two separate bedrooms. One room has a queen bed while the other has 2 single beds however these can be put together to make a double bed. Both rooms had a good size ensuite with wardrobe space enabling you to unpack and feel more at home. To the left of the pool is the master suite which is extremely spacious and very well appointed. The king size bed is extremely comfortable. There are bedside tables on either side of the bed with bed lamps which allows you to read while in bed without having the main light on. There is a dressing table with a chair which gives you an area to set up a laptop or just put your handbag etc. The bedroom has double glass sliding doors that open out onto the pool area. Off the bedroom is a large and well equipped dressing room with ample hanging space and shelving for all your clothing, shopping and suitcases etc. The is also a desk under the window which looks out to the pool area which acts as extra bench space for placing belongings. There is a lockable doorway between the bedroom and dressing room with frosted glass which allows you to close of the extra space when the air conditioner is on in the bedroom if you want. There is a safe in the wardrobe to lock your passports, extra cash and valuables away. A full size ironing board and iron are also supplied and can be found behind the door in the dressing room. The dressing room opens into a large and luxurious bathroom with a full size bath, double shower, toilet and good size vanity with sink. There are cupboards and shelves available to store all your toiletries requirements. There is a good size mirror above the sink which is good for doing your hair and/or makeup etc. My only small gripe which was not a major issue was that it would benefit with maybe a little extra lighting above the mirror however the lighting in the bathroom is sufficient. Good quality, clean bath towels, hand towel and face washer were all supplied each day in the bathroom and good quality, clean pool towels were supplied on the stool at the foot of the bed. The pool is small but sufficient and very clean and well maintained. There are a couple of sun lounges to relax on next to the pool and a comfortable bale at one end of the pool which is a great spot to relax, read or even have a bit of a nap. The location of these villas is fantastic. They are in the driveway to the Griya Santrian just meters away from Jalan Danau Tamblingan. There is The Wicked Parrot and Starbucks on the corners where you come out onto the main street with Mona Lisa across the road to the right and Warung Pregina across the road to the left. It is an easy 5-10 minute walk to Hardys and there are many fantastic restaurants very close by. It is a quick 5 minute walk through to the beach which gives you a further selection of good restaurants nearby. If you don't feel like going out there are also options for delivery supplied in their information booklet which is located in the lounge room. There is everything you will need basically on your doorstep as far as shopping, currency exchange, laundry etc. I would highly recommend these villas to anyone looking for something a little bit special. They are very reasonably priced for what they offer and their location. The only things that I could recommend to improve these villas would be supplying tea towels in the kitchen area in case you wish to cook for yourself and perhaps having a key for the kitchen/lounge room on the key rings for each of the rooms so that if people wish to go off in their own direction during their stay and then return to the villa at different times you can access this area. Neither of these is a major issue and can be worked around to a certain extent but would make life a little easier. I would not hesitate to recommend these villas to anyone and if fact most of the group are looking to stay here again in July 2014 if they in deed travel to Bali.
- Also Known As:
- Bali Sanur Beach Villas