This was our third Bali villa stay in three years, and unfortunately the least enjoyable one.
Firstly, the booking experience was not very assuring to start with. We booked and paid a deposit for the villa 6 months ahead. Prior to us paying the deposit, the villa (or its marketing agent) agreed on a number of things (such as the extra person charges, villa benefits, transport agreement and charges). They subsequently tried to change these agreements just before our arrival. It was only after numerous emails with reminders of earlier agreement that they agreed to revert back to earlier promises. In fact, there were still some email exchanges on the issue of extra person charge even when we were there. The fact that they tried to unilaterally change the agreement made us very wary. The feeling of "what's next ?" kept popping up.
Secondly, there were so unbearably many mosquitoes in the villa that everyone got at least a few mosquito bites each day. Children suffered the most bites with some of them getting close to 30 bites from the stay. And this was despite the mosquito repellent, mosquito coils and mosquito net (for sleeping). During our stay we took a few excursions out of the villa and that's when we were happy that we didn't have to deal with the mosquitoes in the villa.
For a villa that cost us about usd2200 a night, it's only reasonable that we hoped we could spend some peaceful times in the villa and its compound. But instead many of us felt we were better off out of villa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taman Ahimsa means 'Garden of Peace' which, apart from the rhythmic waves breaking just beyond the boundary of this magical seven-bedroomed villa on Bali's south-west coast, describes the setting perfectly. Traditional materials of thatch, coconut husks, bamboo, rattan and recycled wood enhance a stunning natural environment, while Indonesian artefacts and ornate handmade fabrics lend unique character to interiors. After a day of relaxation or an invigorating massage by the pool, let your taste buds be dazzled by the villa's skilled chef and his team before heading back to your dreamy bedroom pavilion with its starlit ocean views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Taman Ahimsa Bali/Canggu