Being a mature, but active and well travelled couple we always research the location of our accommodation before booking.
We live in Australia by the beach so a close proximity to a beach was not a priority.
A basic research will soon tell you that the Ahimsa is not close to the beach and therefore is not a beach hotel.
However if you are looking for a good villa complex close to good shops and very good medium price restaurants this is the place.
Turn left out of the complex and the first restaurant is 'Le Spot' part of the excellent Bali Deli ( for those from Perth this is on a similar level to the Boatshed and the Herdsman).
Le Spot also has great live Jazz on Friday nights.
Spend a second night at the Jerami ( bit further up the road ) which offers a good BBQ or spit roasted pig. If you travel to Bali and still crave European food and Pizzas join those a bit further up.
Much better to move up to the end of JL Kunti to the Bale Bali. Fantastic local food and great service with a unique interior and well priced.
At the junction with JL Raya Seminyak turn left and 100 metres down find another great eatery - the Mannekepis and don't miss some pretty good Indian food at Queens.
Please don't listen to all the doom & gloom, we found everything about this villa complex very secure including walking at night. Perhaps the entrance doors to your villa could be beefed up a bit, but the rooms are secure and the whole complex has security at the only entrance.
Talking of Security guards we took a stroll to Ku De Ta. Well one would have thought Obama was paying a visit ! Anywhere that needs that many security guards puts us off from the word go.
Yes there are plenty of mozzies, but you are in the tropics and have a large pond in your grounds.The villa is sprayed once a week and every night the staff light coils.
There is no other way to say this - the pavements are dangerous so don`t go shopping in six inch heels. The best way to deal with the touts is to pretend you are German and they soon go away.
The location is close to busy intersection but the security guards make the crossing of the road very easy. The villa that we had was back from the road and essentially free of noise.
Really can`t comment about the Telly, who comes to exotic Bali to turn a television on. WIFI worked just fine.
The real strength of the Villas are the well trained and very obliging staff.
We will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The AHIMSA group redefines luxury accommodation by providing discerning guests with the ultimate boutique villa experience. Contemporary design and traditional Asian architecture coupled with impeccable five-star service ensures your stay will be an unforgettable one. Our philosophy is embodied in the Sanskrit word 'AHIMSA' - meaning 'to abstain from harm or violence to all earth's creatures'. Followers of the Hindu faith believe embracing this ideal will lead to a better way of life. Our hotel stands as a reminder to our valued guests and the people of the world that Bali is a gentle island with caring inhabitants. The Ahimsa is situated in the heart of vibrant cosmopolitan Seminyak. Choose from sixteen private villas, ranging from one to three bedroom. Our villas are strongly influenced by ideals of tropical, outdoor living. The Ahimsa Estate features five luxury villas comprising 2 one bedroom pool villa, 2 two bedroom pool villa and 1 three bedroom pool villa. Our villas have all the superior appointments of the Seminyak Villas but incorporate a more contemporary architectural treatment. Located 5 minutes walking from Seminyak Beach-just off Bali's most fashionable street for dining and entertainment. Jalan Oberoi - next to famous restaurant Kudeta, Ahimsa Estate affords guests all the pleasures they seek for the ultimate Bali experience. The Ahimsa Beach boasts eleven luxury villas situated 150 meters from one of Bali's best swimming beaches and only a stones throw from the Four Seasons resort and spa. The Ahimsa Beach consists of seven one-bedroom, two two-bedroom and two three-bedroom exquisitely appointed villas fitted with the air and essence that have made Ahimsa hotels one of the most popular boutique style hotels on the island. En-suite bathrooms, full-service kitchen, state -of-the art entertainment systems, open plan lounge and dining areas, ensure your every need is catered for. Our villas are strongly influenced by ideals of tropical, outdoor living. The use of local materials in the choice of interior fitments ensures the indelible spirit of Bali is captured in all its grace and beauty. Dining is a pleasure at The Ahimsa where a team of culinary experts will prepare a la carte breakfast every morning for guests as well as any special meal requests for nights spent relaxing in your own villa. Experience a better way of life The villas are constructed in a style that combines the very best of traditional Balinese architecture with luxurious Western amenities. This combination places the Ahimsa hotels the forefront of this beautiful island's boutique -style accommodation. Honeymooners, discerning travelers or families can look forward to the guest services the Ahimsa has become famous for, including secure private accommodation, in villa spa, beauty treatments, the famous Ahimsa Barbecue, a well-equipped business centre, personal tour guides and sight seeing packages plus much more. Travel arrangements, tours and cruises can all be organized by the resort's staff for guests. Popular activities include scuba diving, snorkeling and rafting. Whether you stay at THE AHIMSA, THE AHIMSA ESTATE or THE AHIMSA BEACH, you will enjoy the best this magical island has to offer and as a result - discover a better way of life. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ahimsa Hotel Seminyak
- Ahimsa Hotel Seminyak
- The Ahimsa Bali/Seminyak