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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sanur, Denpasar, Bali

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Melbourne...
Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing”
Reviewed July 4, 2010 for a stay in June 2010
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We travelled with 2 teenage boys and all had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. Ketut and Gede were great hosts and nothing was too difficult. Ketut cooked some amazing meals for us when we were keen to eat in. Gede managed to find the best spots for touring and adventure. The banana pancakes at breakfast were delicious. It was our first time to Bali and we will definitely be returning.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
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Melbourne...
Melbourne
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Incredible! Perfect! Paradise!”
Reviewed June 10, 2010 for a stay in May 2010
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Villa Bretani is incredible. The pool is perfectly clean and so inviting after wandering the streets and markets of Sanur. The interior of the villa is absolutely delightful with attention having been given to every room - beautiful cushions, bright wall paper, gorgeous linen, comfy beds. Overall, an amazing living space for a stay in Sanur. Ketut and Gede are most helpful as the managers.
The location is ideal - only about 10-15 minutes pleasant stroll to the beach and even closer to restaurants and shopping.
Perfect for a romantic getaway or a whole family to fill the 3 perfect rooms with 3 perfect bathrooms!!
There is of street parking, great gardens and security is optimum.
Can't wait o go again!!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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kclee123
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome experience, friendly warm people, great overall!”
Reviewed May 11, 2010 for a stay in January 2010
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Our stay at villa bretani was over the christmas/new years break. We had an absolutely wonderful stay. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to when we were dropped off to our second destination. Gede and his family were the most lovely, friendly warm and accommodating people. We were picked up from the airport by Gede and by the time we had made it back to the villa he had organised for a for carton of Bintang to greet us on arrival. He took us where ever we pleased and when ever we pleased, always with a smile on his face. He took us to see some cultural shows and to the local night markets, which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was great being able to walk to the night markets, where we enjoyed several fantastic meals for around the $1 - $2 mark. We even started to pick up some of the local language. It was these little touches which made our stay all the more special. The villa was immaculate the whole time we were there. We spent our New Years Eve at the villa and had a big party/BBQ with Gede's family and friends from the local community. We topped off the night by putting on a huge fireworks display which drew out the locals in droves. Overall we had a fantastic experience with the people from villa bretani.

If you like a very modern, high-class, club-style place to have a few drinks, you must check out Ku De Ta at Seminyak.

Also for a romantic dinner , make sure you get along to a restaurant at Jimbaran Bay, where the tables are actually on the beach, so you sit there and eat your dinner in the candle light with your feet in the sand.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Friends
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markjek
Canberra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Close to faultless”
Reviewed April 25, 2010 for a stay in April 2010
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We would have to agree with what the other reviewers have said. Not surprised that everything so far has been positive. The attention to detail is amazing.

Communication from Annie prior to us leaving for Bali left us feeling reassured that all would go smoothly. Transfers were included even though we were coming from Ubud and Gede also helped us greatly on our final day although our departing flight wasn't until midnight. We departed the Villa at 5pm and were driven to JImbaran Bay for a final seafood dinner on the beach. Gede waited for us and then drove us on to the airport.

In between there was plenty to keep us occupied around Sanur and comfortable in the Villa.

We had read the reviews of the restaurant Kayu Manis (up the end of the road and turn left) and tried that. Delicious modern food with an Indonesian influence. I would have been happy with my stuffed squid if I had paid top prices for it in an Australian restaurant. Just across the road from this was the 4X4 cafe'. This became our 'regular'. Delicious Indonesian fare with some house specialties at a real budget price. Some of the most delicious yet cheapest food we ate while in Bali. We fed our family of 5 including drinks for about $AU15.

The included breakfast in the Villa was enjoyed and looked forward to by the kids. We also had Ketut cook dinner for us one night: 300,000 Rupiah which was reasonable considering we had leftovers. It is also worth trying some of the foods at the night market - you may not know what they are but be adventurous! Our kids loved the fried chicken: about 5,000 Rp per piece. Look for the man who cooks the Indonesian version of Dutch pancakes down the lane a bit. You have to check out the markets both early in the morning about 6am (including the undercover section) and at night.

Gede organised bicycles for us. This is a great way of getting about Sanur. If you need to go to the shops to grab a few things it is easy to ride rather than get a taxi. Hardy's is only a few minutes ride - make sure you go upstairs, a good place to stock up on souvenirs and the prices are comparable to the local stalls, depending on how good you are at bartering.

A special thanks and mention should be made about Gede: a friend of his passed away early in the morning of the day we had arranged for him to take us for a drive. He still showed up at the Villa to let us know what was happening and had organised for his brother to take us for the drive instead - which turned out to be a very enjoyable day.

This was the first time we have taken our children overseas so wanted this to be a special experience for them. We couldn't have chosen better than Villa Bretani

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ausgirl60
alice springs
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic relaxing time”
Reviewed March 24, 2010 for a stay in March 2010
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Were greeted at the airport by Gede (said G-day) and that was so comforting when you land in an unfamiliar place. Then home to the villa and were greeted by his wife, she is the cook and cleaner (women can do more than one thing ! ) Called Katut. She is lovely but cant speak a great deal of english (yet). Then in the mornings you get breakfast and it was fasinating to watch her prepare their food for the day too in the kitchen. Gede would sit with us and talk for ages in the mornings, a real friendly family. Loved the area, real suburbs and nice and quiet neighbours even though you did hear lots of motorbikes zoom by, but that is Bali ! There are thousands of motorbikes.
We walked to the main street nearly every day and that is only a 5 min walk, i was very wary of the dogs though. Found the neighbours dogs really scarry and at one time they surrounded me. So that made it hard to walk down the tiny street.
Shops are perfect, area is great, service was good, pool was nice, the photoes really dont do the villa justice. It is more beautiful in person.
Annie and Grace are just so gracious and lovely. Would love to stay there again, hopefully the dogs are gone by then.
Found the information booklet that is on the table really helpful and the massages, well what can i say, they were the best.
Went with Gede's brother on a day tour and that was really good. Would do that again too. Taxi to the main area of Kuta was around 60,000 and took about 20min and to near the airport it was only 85,000. So very cheap.
hope to be back ....

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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gilabalig...
melbourne australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a hidden oasis,everything you could want in a private villa...”
Reviewed March 11, 2010 for a stay in February 2010
1
person found this review helpful

Thankyou to the wonderful staff at villa bretani for their excellent service.Grace was a wonderful host and along with the other staff we couldnt have asked for more to make the wedding reception perfect.
They went out of their way to accomodate us and decorate the villa in a perfect way,Annie couldnt have been more helpful via email in communicating with us regarding the requirements for the wedding day,even organising wedding cars for us to get to the ceremony venue and back to the villa.
The villa itself is gorgeous,well set out and such a pleasant atomosphere.We have already recommended the villa to others.
Thanks again Annie,Grace and staff.

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Other
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ms_db
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed March 11, 2010 for a stay in February 2010
1
person found this review helpful

The decor, interior design and furnishings of the villa are visually stunning. Made us feel like we were in a luxe boutique hotel. The villa is compact but spacious. Through clever design and landscaping the villa has a light and airy feel but without losing any intimacy. It has plenty of room for our family of 6 (3 adult + 3 child). The villa has 3 air cond roomy bedrooms each with its own ensuite and the 3rd brm is not attached to the main house. The villa has bi-fold doors to fully enclose and can be locked, we used it primarily as a barrier from the pool for our kids in the early morning or when we napped in the afternoon and from the mosquitoes.
The villa is located in what we felt like was the "suburbs" of Sanur, away from the main streets, tourist and shopping area. Your neighbours are the local Balinese who are so quiet! Its a 5-10 min walk to "main street" of Sanur, 15 min walk to the beach, very cheap fare to Hardy's the nearest supermarket/department store (it was too far to walk with 4 kids).
I dealt with Annie by email prior to our stay. She is gracious, patient and full information. Lovely to do business with. We were met by Gede (driver and "go to man" of Villa Bretani) at the airport and his wife Ketut greeted us at the villa with welcome drinks. Through out our 8 day stay both Gede and Ketut greeted us each morning with a yummy cooked breakfast and they were both very happy to help us find anything we were looking for from coconuts to vacant land! We also met Grace, Annie's daughter, who offered to babysit and show us around. I wish we did use her services but we never got around to being organised enough.
Two whinges we had was the lounge area in front of TV was a little too cosy for 6 people... but then again its a holiday... youre not meant to be holed up in front of the telly all day! 2nd whinge would be that the pool was heavily chlorinated, bleached and stretched all our bathers... it was a great excuse to get new bathers though!!!
Overall the villa achieved its desired effect of being a relaxing and ultimately comfortable holiday destination with the added bonus of plushness!

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Visit was for: Leisure
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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