Definitely not how it looks in the pictures. The place was probably a nice place 5-10 years ago when it was built but it has not been maintained. Lots of strange smells where is running water and lots of grime around the property. I think "binskeep" accurately describes how everything is, my only difference is that there is NO water pressure and NO cold water. I think what "binskeep" thinks is rat feces is really gecko feces. Those things are all over Bali.
Where it's located on google maps is also incorrect. We were expecting it to be a lot closer to Sunset rd but it's a 5 min drive from it. It's also in a residential area so cab drivers have no idea how to get back to the place, you'll have to direct them. This property is basically someone's house that they decided to rent out to tourists and is NOT managed professionally. There's also NO local phone for you to use (calling cabs, friends in other villas etc). Compared to where my brother was staying (Seminyak Icon), this place is a dump.
I'll end off with this. The caretaker Mr. Gusti is fantastic. Drove us outside of his driving times, introduced us to different places to eat and really educated us on Bali and how to tell if food is safe or not to eat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Artistic, beautiful 3(three) bedrooms Balinese villa with private swimming pool and manage by individual management, situated on secure, quiet residential Seminyak area with local and expat neighbor. If you need a private villa service with more than any Bed&Breakfast to offer, this is a right choice, with complimentary free car rental facility include private driver make your trip become more convenience. This private villa is suitable for up to 6 persons stay with optional extra beds. Each ensuite bedroom has King size bed with private bathroom, air conditioner, mosquitos net, tea-coffee facility, safe deposit, hair dryer, table lamp and LCD TV with international TV channel. The medium size bedroom with queen bed has private shower, air conditioner, mosquito net, tea-coffee facility, safe deposit, hair dryer and international TV cable channel on share LCD TV in living room. Villa facility include: airport pick up-transfer/hotel transfer, daily breakfast, free wifi internet connection, international TV cable channel, daily cleaning, private butler, pool maintenance, tea-coffee facility, refill mineral water on water dispenser and security. Villa also offer a baby cot, a baby high chair,a baby car seat for free of charge for one baby by request. Villa complimentary; van car rental facility (7 seated) include English spoken driver as your local guide, welcome drink, welcome fresh fruits, fresh towel and 1(one) hour Bali body massage treatment for one person treatment. Exclude: car patrol, tipping and overtime driver (after 07.00 Pm) From villa location, you can go to Seminyak square/Seminyak city centre or nearest Seminyak beach within around 8-15 minutes by drive or just 25 minutes by drive to Denpasar international airport and to nearest local food tent and mini market within 8 minutes by foot. For additional cost, by surcharge= pool fence, VIP arrival, extra bed, baby sitting and chef/cook. A great retreat for friend or family waits for you, happy holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Cantik Tresna Bali/Seminyak