I wanted to love Villa Belharra (especially after paying $175.00 per night for 4 nights over New Years), but only found it average for the price. The positives were; It was very spacious, beautiful and had the most comfortable beds I slept in during my 3.5 week in Indonesia. It was also handy having a kitchen to whip up breakfast or snacks.
The negatives: It may have been worth the money for a family of 6, but wasn't good value for the 3 of us. Its quite a walk to the beach (probably 25 mins) so we found ourselves taking cabs or motorbikes. Towel and bedding changes were supposed to happen every 2 days, but it didn't happen until day 3 for us (maybe because of New Years?). The water cooler was pretty much empty when we arrived so we had to leave a note for the owner to refill it as they weren't home.
Booking our room was also a huge hassle. They do not accept credit cards and a deposit is required in advance (Euros only). We live in Canada and paying our deposit in Euros and via an international money transfer cost us $40 at our bank. We then had to order additional Euros through our bank so we could pay our balance in cash when we arrived. Pain in the butt!
The owner was also fairly insistent that we should rent our own motorbikes to get around. He brought it up on several occasions and was quite persistent about it (he knew some guy that would rent them to us). He knew we didn't have international drivers licenses and advised us to just pay off the police if we got pulled over. He even advised us on how much we should pay the police! We would have killed ourselves (none of us 3 girls had ever driven a motorbike before) and all guide books and travel advisories warn not to do this (unless you're experienced, have an international drivers license and are comfortable in crazy traffic).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located, close to the tourist area of Seminyak, BELHARRA Villas welcome you in a calm and soothing environment with authentic " Balinese " architecture, yet still containing all the western conforts, our Villas are designed and built with quality materials from the Island such as local wood, marble and stone.Upon entering, you can immediately feel the Balinese atmosphere. BELHARRA Villas are two separate Villas, each containing two and three air conditioned bedrooms with King sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. A tropical garden awakens your senses. The fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room open onto a flower garden, with its beautiful swimming-pool and terrace.This living space will allow you to truly relax. BELHARRA Villas offer the benefits of a luxury hotel: LCD TV, DVD player, international satellite, Hi-fi, high speed wireless internet, hot water, double fans, private parking and more. Our friendly Villas ideally suit those who want a relaxing holiday on the Island of the Gods. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Belharra Bali/Seminyak