We were at Villa Kubu for 4 days (April 2014) and I must say it was fabulous! Right from the word go, we were treated extremely well. The gesture to offer chilled water in the hot Balinese sun, when they pick you up from the airport set the tone and we couldn't have made a better choice. The location is excellent with easy access to pretty much everything -- shopping and a myriad eating options. However, the beach is definitely not a short stroll away as they mention on their website; it is a good 30 minute walk/ 10 minute bicycle ride, if you can brave the Bali sun and heat.
The villa itself is very private -- excellent amenities, hygienic and beautiful, very thoughtful staff taking care of all your needs, their earnestness shows. What we liked was their guest relations officer following up with us even before we landed in Bali with our needs, anticipating that we might need a pool fence as we had a three year old and providing fish food for the private koi pond, which our daughter loved.
Some things that need improvement -- the Cafe Oasis really needs an overhaul. The food doesn't score at all, even though the service and ambiance is good. Some of their "international" delicacies are just plain inedible! Although, breakfast included and served at the villa was standard fare.
Our daughter fell sick on our last day in Bali and we had the hotel call in a doctor, a GP. She charged us the earth, IDR690,000 (70 USD/ 90 SGD) and didn't do us any good. Her diagnosis and medication was totally useless with our daughter throwing up every hour in spite of medication. She didn't have disposable swabs or other basic instruments for throat and ear checks which, in these days is a given. She didn't even return us IDR 10,000 change, which we thought was unethical and unacceptable, especially for a doctor!! Villa Kubu should seriously reconsider recommending her to guests, is all we can say.
Barring these minor blips, we had a very pleasant stay in a lovely property with extremely kind and thoughtful staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Kubu is a stunning estate right in the centre of Bali's hip Seminyak, combining the privacy and luxury of one, two and three bedroom private pool villas, with the convenience of full hotel services, including Spa Venus, The Oasis Restaurant & Bar and our renowned Kubu concierge, who start tailoring your Bali holiday experience from the moment you book. A brand new website now allows individual villas to be browsed and booked, showing specials, new image galleries, floor plans and even Virtual Reality walk-throughs for each property. Honeymooners and couples love the tropical romance of our one-bedroom villas, while two-bedroom and three-bedroom villas provide ample space for families and larger groups. The estate is just minutes from Seminyak's very best stretch of beach, swept pristinely clean each morning and home to the renowned KuDeTa & Cocoon Beach Clubs, and within walking distance to some of Bali's most fashionable restaurants, bars and boutiques. Owned and managed by Australian designer, Dee Mytton, together with her 106 Balinese staff, these beautifully-appointed villas blend traditional Bali design with contemporary elegance, each with a large private swimming pool set in vibrant, tropical gardens. Each of the spacious and elegant villas also offer kitchens and maxi-bars, air-conditioned rooms, complimentary high speed wifi, made-to-order breakfast, full room service, free airport transfers, complimentary shuttle, 24-hour concierge and security, plus in-house spa treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Kubu - Seminyak Hotel Seminyak
- Villa Kubu Seminyak Bali