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“Quiet and very peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Karisa

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Villa Karisa
Ranked #76 of 143 Hotels in Seminyak
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Quiet and very peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nice quiet and peaceful oasis in the heart of Seminyak. Beautiful pool and patio. We had the Shiva room, located in it's own private courtyard with a very large outside bathroom . The bed and room are very nice, the place is clean and well appointed. The beach is approximately 15 minute walk, restaurants and bars are approximately 5 minutes away.

Room Tip: Good Value for the money
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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villakarisa, Manager at Villa Karisa, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Allan,
Thank you very much for sharing your experience while staying with us recently,and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed your room and time while staying with us. We are delighted to hear your nice feedback and will share this with our team.
On behalf Villa Karisa Management I would like to thank you for choosing to stay with us and looking forward to see you again.

T. Esha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

The epitome of the Boutique Hotel! Except that it's like a Haven of Calm in the hustle and bustle of the dynamic Seminyak Area ( which is WHERE YOU WILL WANT TO BE when in Bali).
The owner Isabel is a woman of the world- speaking more languages than a UN translator and more informed about the goings on of the coolest things to do in Bali, you can either do nothing and relax by the lovely pool and garden areas or follow Isabel's brilliant recommendations for going out, shopping, bar hopping, clubbing, beaching…
You can even walk to beach from this hotel.. Walk to all the cool shops and restaurants or the hotel can arrange for you to have your own scooters or car and driver.
they were more than helpful in the organization of trips for us to the Gillis islands, Lembongan and Ubud.. where we went for a couple of days before returning to Villa Karisa.

Villa Karisa is the PLACE to be. I met THE most interesting people when I stayed from Fashion designers to photographers, savvy business people to famous singers..Sweet couples and happy families.. it's just a lovely place to stay! The antique Joglos ( or traditional Balinese / Javanese houses have been restored to modern comforts with ample spacious western style bathrooms and Stylishly adorned bedrooms… I heard that soon they are opening their own spa which will be amazing as one would like nothing more than to never leave the heavenly - chic - cosy - lush enclave that is Villa Karisa!

The only thing that's not super amazing was the breakfast.. it's very good in quality but things are served a bit out of order..like your coffee first but then the rest much much later.. but we were told that was temporary and new staff was being trained ;-)

On a subsequent trip I rented one of the Villas owned by Villa Karisa I'm not sure if it's appropriate to mention it here. but it is all part of the same group and boast the same great service and prime location except with the luxury of being your very own luxury villa in Bali complete with staff and gloriously sexy swimming pool.

Room Tip: I'd recommend a room further back from the lobby if possible - and the big suites at the bottom...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2013

Sadly it was not a good expirence, First - the local staff are wonderful BUT - we stayed 4 nights and returned for 1 night - all booked some weeks earlier. 1) they forgot to pick us up from the airport on arrival 2) the room/villa was fine but the water cut out every night , meaning no loo or shower - the staff fixed it each morning ! 3) when we returned for the last night at 7 pm before flying out early the next morning, they had over booked and shoved us out to a Villa at the back of beyond some 20 minutes away - thus arriving late down a dark, uninhabited lane, no restaurants, beds not ready- what a lasting memory.

Villa Karisa, your Balinese style offering is unique but the service needs to be improved dramatically. I am sorry I could not be more positive about our expirence.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Hope Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

Villa karisa was a peaceful location. We were only minutes walk from central Seminyak. Staff at Villa Karisa were lovely, no request was any bother. The rooms were very quaint, Balinese style, with a nice pool. It isn't 5 star, but the accommodation was still amazing and relaxing.

Room Tip: Take a deluxe room, standard room has the ensuite with only a short wall dividing ensuite and bedroo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bruxelles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Hard to describe....lovely, stylish and very friendly hotel in semyniak. Staff is super helpful and kind and the rooms are superb!!! Breakfast very good...afternoon lounge music, great garden and swimming pool! As the maximum rate we can give is 5 we have it otherwise we would give 10!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed here for three nights at the beginning of our holiday and for two nights again at the end. It is truly a small oasis of peacefulness and tranquility - an especially welcome haven in the busy towm of Seminyak. The rooms are well appointed with aircon, wifi, tv, and clean and lovely bathrooms. All of Villa Karisa is decorated in a pleasing Balinese style enhancing your experience here as opposed to at an international resort. The pool is beautiful, clean and peaceful. The famous Seminyak Surfer's paradise beach is about a 7-10 minute walk.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

This was our first stop when we arrived in Bali. Villa Karisa had a drivers waiting for us at the airport(20$ us) No stress no problem to get to the hotel. We had reserved a standard room for the 2 first night and the Shiva Deluxe for the 2 last. We were wowed but this hotel. It is so peaceful, so quiet. We loved the pool were we always were the only one. Being in Bali end of April begging of May, it is still the of season and hotel are very quiet. I enjoyed it. Fruit juice and fresh towels were waiting for us when we arrived.

The rooms: We LOVED the standard room. It was big, bright, with a high ceiling, nice shower. We really liked it, we almost wished we could stay there for the whole stay. But we had reserved the Shiva Deluxe for 2 nights. The Shiva was a rustic Balinese style room. It was Beautiful, all in wood the floor were cracking a lot, impossible to be quiet when visiting the bathroom during the night!! The outside bathroom with the big bath was really beautiful. It was a bit dark due to all that wood. Don’t get me wrong it is a beautiful room, but for a reason, we really enjoyed the standard for ½ the price.

Breakfast: It was a good breakfast, the same as in all Balinese hotel with breakfast included: Eggs with toast and fresh fruits, fresh fruit juice and coffee. It was good. The woman that served us all 4 morning was nice but maybe a bit more smile would be good.

Staff: The staff were really helpful, 2 of the receptionist the girl and man, wish I remembered their names they have been so nice and planning our drivers to go visit Uluwatu and to drive us to Ubud. The Driver was Jerry, I think. He was the best. Knew some much stuff, always gave us interesting information.

The pool is great the common spaces a beautiful, wish I had more time to use the reading area of the “lobby” to chill and have a beer. The Location is great close to everything. Really this is a GREAT hotel

We loved the Turned down service in the evening, untighten the net around the bed, open the bed, turn the AC on. It was really thoughtful.

I would go back to this place on a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone that like the peace and quiet.

Thank you to all the staff that make the beginning of our trip unforgettable.

Pierre and Karine

Room Tip: I loved the Standard room big bright with a high ceiling.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Karisa

Property: Villa Karisa
Address: Drupadi Street no. 100X | Kuta, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Karisa 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CHARM,CHARM CHARM. Newly renovated in March of 2016! Dubbed the most charming boutique hotel in Seminyak by a lot of our guests, The Villa Karisa Boutique Hotel( 10 to 14 bedroom complex) makes every guest feel like they have their own private residence in Bali, while enjoying the services and amenities of a hotel. The decor is a fusion between minimalist clean tropical lines & Antique Javanese beauty including a museum quality Limasan, beautiful antiques, custom made comfortable and visually stunning furniture as well as original whimsical handicrafts made specially for the hotel. ABOUT THE PROPERTY Comprised of lush tropical and fresh gardens and sexy pool, the grounds are sprinkled with various charmingly decorated outdoor and indoor lounging areas where you can chill out or play with your loved ones. Around the clock our lovely caring staff can make you at home with reading materials, plenty of towels, fresh healthy snacks made to order and fresh juices and smoothies 24h a day. Everyone will tell you this: Location is everything In Bali!!!! The Villa KARISA Boutique Hotel,10 to 14 bedroom private villa complex is proud of being situated in the HEART of Seminyak, the upscale and most coveted part of Bali! Within walking distance of favorite Hotspots, lively restaurants, fun bars, all the trendy shops, and best local artisans and handicrafts, yet, when you turn the corner of a charming quiet side street, you will discover Karisa, a sprawling 25 000 square feet property of unparalleled seclusion and privacy. Quiet Exclusive Paradise, hidden right in the heart of it all! (And let's not forget that we boast close proximity to the lovely Seminyak beach and all the great surfing the Indian Ocean has to offer). We offer a fantastic layout for those who are looking to rent the facility for weddings, bachelor parties,yoga retreats,birthdays,detox week ends or corporate events. ... more   less 
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