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All reviews shiva room loved the french toast balinese touches crazy seminyak great spot in seminyak beautiful oasis lounging by the pool boutique hotel lovely pool walking distance deluxe room american breakfast short walk to the beach a lovely stay reception area tucked away we loved our stay
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Reviewed August 23, 2012 via mobile

This place is enourmously charming! Very spacious and nice decorated rooms. It was the end of our holiday in Bali and Lombok and we were very happy to spend it at the villa.
The food is very lovely, although it takes a while, but what else is new in Bali :-)
This place knows what hospitality means, wish we should have stayed longer!
Melanie and tijmen

  • Stayed: August 2012
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balidiva, Owner at Villa Karisa, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Dear value Customer
We thank you for your kind review.We strive to make this place better every day to serve you better the next time around.
Isabelle

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Villa Karisa has an excellent proximity to both the beach and Seminyak shopping areas. It is a short 10 minute walk to both and yet is far enough away to get some peace and quiet!
The property is beautifully decorated by the owner Isobel who has an excellent eye for interior design. The decor is modern and sophisticated yet with a quirky Balinese touches that set it apart from other mainstream accommodations. The staff were very agreeable, the food was good - compared to other places we stayed this was really great value for money.

In addition we can't thank Villa Karisa enough for moving us to their second property Villa Casa Bianca when Karisa became fully booked. What a treat! We had to extend our time in Seminyak because Casa Bianca was just so beautiful.

I would recommend both accommodations unreservedly.

Thank you Isobel and all at Villa Karisa,

Amy and Gail (mother and daughter).

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The receptionist at Villa Karisa was lovely and very helpful. She would get 5 stars! Unfortunately I dont think the other support staff were doing their job. The first afternoon once we checked in - they did not provide clean towells or handsoap. There are no phones in the room. When we asked for these items it took a couple of hours to provide the soap. The second afternoon, they left the entire set of master keys in our front door! In the evening they also did not shut the door properly so our villa was not secure. There is also no security guard out the front like the other places.
In the common area, the toilet area and hand basin was not kept clean. The staff were often lounging around chatting and laughing, which was annoying as there was plenty of work for them to do which they went doing!

Room Tip: Do not choose a basic room. No fridge. Small rooms. Very little privacy. Bring earplugs!!!
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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balidiva, Owner at Villa Karisa, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Dear Value customer
We appreciate your comments ,Wer are sorry about the keys.
I already told the staff about the guest bathroom and we are making an effort to have it checked and cleaned 3 times a day.
We do not have phones in the room by choice.We are not that type of establishment as we try to keep the old Bali alive.
It is true that some time the staff is loud and noisy, it is part of the Balinese culture as they are smiley, loving, very curious and funny people.
We try to manage the western culture with the asian culture the best we can and try to train them the best we can.
We value your comments.
Again thank you.

Isabelle

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Whilst nothing is really wrong with Villa Karisa, there's nothing to really write home about, either. It's quite charming, in a rustic way, and pleasant to come back to, however, amenities were very basic. For $90 odd per night, I would expect a little more - the 'free' breakfast consisted of 2 eggs and fruit, no complimentary bottles of water in the rooms (although I did discover a water dispenser in the kitchen), chipped tableware, noise from a nearby nightclub and dogs barking which woke me up around 2.30am every morning (Now, I know that is not the fault of villa Karisa but I have stayed in other places in Seminyak where that did not happen - it all adds to the experience). So, would I stay there again? Certainly not for $90 per night - and this was supposed to be with a significant discount.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

This place is beautiful and the 2 rooms we had were huge. The photos don't do it justice and the entrance to the villa neither. It was very clean, the pool was beautiful and there were very few people around (during high season) and we had it almost to ourselves.
The staff was very kind though the service was quite slow like basically everywhere in Bali, to our experience. It is not a 5 star resort but a small more of a guesthouse with a family and quiet feel.
We have had better breakfasts in Bali.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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