We had the most wonderful experience staying at these villas for 10 nights. The location is ideal as shopping, dining, beach and nightlife can be a walk or a very short taxi ride away,depending on how you feel. These villas are tucked away down a narrow laneway off the main drag so not only do you have excellent location, but also the choice to escape the noise and relax by your salt water pool surrounded in the peace and tranquility of your "zen" environment.
The staff are so welcoming, unintrisive and happy to assist with anything you require. This is not surprising once you meet the owner Shariff, a lovely man with a smile to light up a room and a
personality to make you feel like close family.
You open your door to your villa and walk into an open air lounge and kitchen area. This area
has a ceiling fan to help you deal with the heat and humidity. The kitchen area is more than
adequate but only equipped for basic cooking eg. 1 smal frying pan , a couple of pots etc (why
cook when you can eat for $5)? Your bedroom and bathroom area is airconditioned, which was
a wonderful relief from the heat allowing you to always get a good nights sleep.The bathroom is
enclosed in glass and beautifully landscaped,giving the visual impression of open air bathing, but
providing the privacy that is require.Each villa has a large flat screen tv in the bedroom, but in the 10 days that we were there we turned it on once for an hour, preferring to relax in our private garden or by the pool.
I would recomend you either organize your own driver to meet you on arrival or ask Shariff if
he can organize one for you prior to arriving in Balias the airport can be stressful. When catching
a taxi use Cafe Moka as your villa landmark as the little laneway that the cafe is located next to
is the lanway to the Villas, and yes a car does fit down there, although I would not like to be driving.
I would not hesitate to recommend these villas, and will definately be returning again, as our
experience was so happily positive, so was surprised to read the last review of the booking issue.
I think it is important not to confuse errors made by the booking agency with the hospitality and
professionalism of the owner and staff of these villas. I am sorry for that person who had that
misfortune as they unfortunately missed out on a lovely experience in staying at Arvina and getting to know the people who run them.
Had the best time. Thank you to Shariff and staff.
- Also Known As:
- Arvina Villas Bali/Seminyak