First & foremost - Cathy, one of the owner, was very helpful in answering our questions before we finalise our booking. She provided good direction and tips before our arrival – thank you Cathy!!
Stayed at Villa Padi in Canggu from June 5 to 12, 2013 with my extended family (sister & parents – 6 adults and 3 kids). Loved it! Vast space for the kids to run around!
Ground floor – 2 x executive rooms facing the pool; each room comes with separate ensuite bathrooms & outdoor shower plus daybed for young child.
Second floor –1 x Master Suite with a huge ensuite bathroom, with another small separate room with no facilities just opposite the master suite room (2 single beds but no bathroom).
All rooms comes with TV and DVD player and the staff even provided DVDs to choose from!
Separate pavilion for dining and as common area for watching tv. Pool was huge & deep – warning : no fencing thus young children cannot be without adult supervision.
There's cooler and small refrigerator on the ground floor and even a bookcase of books to read (if you have the time!).
Staff – excellent service, especially Ayu, Ketut, Kadek and the cook (sorry I can't remember your name but cooking is excellent). The Villa Manager, Mia is absolutely helpful & dropped by a couple of times to ask for feedback & ensured that we had a great time. She's a charming character & kept us entertained with her tales.
Although the villa is secluded and can get very quiet at night, there's a police post at the entrance of the village and another security right outside our villa (they will ask for photocopy of passport for police record & RP20,000/pax – abt US$2). They make their presence felt, so you know you're not all alone.
The staff are always at hand to offer you their service. Breakfast menu is limited, but you can buy groceries and get the staff to cook them – just be generous with tips although the service is complimentary, but we feel they deserve more as they're always at hand to assist you (like sending clothes to laundry (your own cost), buy groceries, etc).
The staff are around from morning till about 9 pm, which is when the security officer arrives.
The villa provides a complimentary transport with driver for 8 hours and our driver, Nyoman was very helpful. We didn't use him all the time, but when we do, he actually went out of the way to get us to where we want to go - e.g., my sister was looking for fried banana with cheese & he went from one stall to another looking out for it. He brought us to the best local food stall when we got sick of eating at expensive tourist restaurants.
Location-wise – Canggu is about an hour to Kuta (add another half hour if bad traffic) but very near Tanah Lot and more serene than Seminyak & Kuta. Although far from main street and town, it wasn't a problem for us as we just had to tell the staff to call Nyoman half an hour before our outing. He usually arrives in 15 minutes anyway.
And as it is in the middle of padi field, crickets, frogs & insects are expected (only at night) but nothing that insect repellent can't get rid of. The staff are also around to remove the bugs frequently. Anyways, the kids quite enjoy the crickets & frogs sound at night… and on two nights, we actually witnessed fireworks!
I go Bali frequently, and this is by far one of the best villa I've stayed in. Definitely my choice for big family travel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Padi is a fully serviced three bedroom villa that can sleep up to 8 people comfortably and affordably. A private car and personal driver service is available for 8 consecutive hours daily with all bookings. The villa is decorated throughout with beautiful Balinese teak furniture, art work and fabrics. Each of the bedrooms has its own daybed and the spacious master bedroom has its own parent's retreat. Located just a short drive from Batu Bolong, Echo beach, Canggu or Tanah Lot. Villa Padi offers the perfect opportunity for that 'special' family holiday yet it is also ideal for those wanting a 'romantic getaway'. Holiday in your own private villa, relax by the pool and enjoy the beautiful surroundings- Come and Indulge Yourselves ! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Padi Hotel Canggu
- Villa Padi Bali/Canggu