This was my first trip to Bali and my recent stay at this villa was disappointing.
Luxury it is not!!!
Much that is advertised is not accurate, therefore misleading. I booked this villa based on the owner's word and the glowing reviews. I'm astounded that people write these remarks with a clear conscience.
The villa is located in a grubby undesirable area. The walk to the beach 15 minutes(advertised as 5 min) is a trying unsafe venture due to the narrow street with active scooter, taxi and construction vehicles, along with deep gutters, crumbling sidewalks with gaping holes in many places.
No working channels on TV (for DVD's only), No stereo, No water or water dispenser (only 2 bottles in the fridge on the day of arrival). We lugged water for several days before Putu (Driver/Manager) kindly brought us a 10gal jug on his scooter! Without a water dispenser it was laborious filling bottles from this heavy jug. The cutlery and housewares were a shoddy mismatch. I camp with better utensils.
Widi (housekeeper) did arrive the day before we checked out with new plates.
The bamboo furniture is most uncomfortable with worn flat pillows, making it unpleasant to sit and relax. The heat was exhausting as there was no movement of air or as advertised "Sea Breeze"
We had asked Sandy (owner) for a fan but her response was the villa was "bare bones" and she was tired of people breaking and stealing things. 4 days later Putu arrived with a stand up fan, we were most grateful.
No written information for guests is irresponsible, shameful and unbelievable. Especially for folks who have never visited Bali. We had no idea where the nearest grocery outlet or credible money changers or ATM's were located. Most importantly.......what to do in case of an emergency. The absence of a phone & security and a string of barbed wire along the "secure wall" is extremely unnerving! Thank goodness for my Lonely Planet Book and for Putu supplying a local cell phone several days later.
The staff are great!
The pool is lovely and clean and the gardener keeps the gardens in good order. However, having a snake on the villa veranda and lodged under my bedroom door we had no desire to spend any time in the very small garden area. We were very thankful for Putu being at the villa next door and able to come to our aid and caught the snake.
We should have checked out as did the couple from Villa B.
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