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Kembali Villas
Ranked #16 of 415 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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“Not as amazing as reviews would have you believe”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

We were really looking forward to our stay here. The reviews looked amazing and we were definitely swayed to booking Kembali based on the stellar reviews.

I have to honestly say we were disappointed with Kembali. So disappointed that we checked out after one night and booked ourselves somewhere else.

Firstly Kembali is not kid friendly. We have a 1 year old and a 4 year old and there was no way we would have had a relaxing stay based on the set up of the villa.

Also Kembali feels old and in need of a touch up. The underwater tiles (in the non-pool areas) looked grotty and in need of a clean.

The water out of the taps had a salty aftertaste. I wasn't sure if I felt cleaner before or after my shower! Not sure if this is a Bali thing or just a Kembali thing (though we have stayed in Bali many times before and this was never something we noticed in other hotels/villas)

Overall I would say buyer beware. Kembali looks great from the web but the actual experience certainly didn't match up to our expectations. There are much nicer places to stay for the same money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Kembali, General Manager at Kembali Villas, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate your review comments

All our villas have been extensively rented by families with children of all ages , and to date after many years of operation we have not had any problems with children staying in any of our villas. As part of our villa service we offer complimentary daytime babysitting.

We noted that for comfortable safety reasons rather than move to another villa, you did arrange to move to a hotel away from swimming pool, which would be more suitable to your children

We regularly upgrade our villas and because of continuous bookings all villas cannot be upgraded at the same time. The villa you stayed in is scheduled for an upgrade shortly which will spend 1 week, including to re grouting all ponds.

Salty water has only recently become a problem for commercial accommodation facilities like us, located near the ocean. As all such accommodation rely on filtered ground water Kembali have taken measures to correct our own salty water situation.

However, Thank you for submitting your review to us, we look forward to a chance of welcoming you back at Kembali next time, with a great experience likes other Kembali guests who have stayed with us.


Regards,


MaDe - Ice Carlianti
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Possibly one of the best villas I've ever stayed in. What makes these villas stand out is the high quality level of service from each staff member. They are incredibly helpful and friendly. The villa is located within 5 mins walk to the beach and perfect sunset location at Ku De Ta sunset bar, 10min walk to seminyak square and the heart of the shopping and dining district.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is the third time we have stayed at Kembali villas in the last 2 years and the quality and service has always been of the highest level. The villas have a beautiful outdoor lounge, kitchen area with fans and our private pool was always clean and inviting. Our maid this visit was Puji who was wonderful and cooked us a lovely breakfast each morning. The bedroom and bathroom are luxurious and spacious and the aircon extremely efficient.
Kompi and the other office staff were always very proffessional, friendly and willing to help with any request. Security at the villa is excellent and the security men always had a smile and a hello every time you came and went.The location is great as it is a short walk both to the beach and main shopping/ restaurant street of Seminyak.
Kembali Villas really is the best place to stay in Bali!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Kembali, General Manager at Kembali Villas, responded to this review, September 26, 2013
Dear Caroline,

Many many thanks for your kind words. Your comments about your recent stay at Kembali Villas and your praise of our valued staff are greatly appreciated.

We love having returning guests, firstly because we value the friendships initiated during their stay and in your case repeat stay with us and secondly because we want our guests to feel that our villas are their home away from home and with that added "Bali feeling".

Thank you once again for taking the time to write this review and we look forward to your early return.

Regards,


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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The location is great, 5 min walk to the beach, to the restaurants & to the shops.
The villa is beautiful and appointed with every conceivable luxury, great private pool, 24 hour security.
The staff are truly amazing, satisfying every single of our needs.
We loved visiting all the various spots Bali offers but we never felt as happy as when we got back to the villa.
The day before we left we all agreed we just wanted to stay at the villa all day long...

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stayed at Kembali Villas in June and had a great time. The accommodation was first class and in a great area but in particular the staff at the Villas were exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble. Kompiang from the Office and Anna who was our helper in the villa were so helpful and friendly. Security was also very good. We would recommend these villas to anyone and we will return.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kembali, General Manager at Kembali Villas, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor after your visit to Kembali Villas.

At this time I should point out that more than 60% of our guests are “return guests”, those who have stayed with us before and appreciate the personal service, location and excellent value of the accommodation at Kembali.


We have 24 hours security and well trained personal room maid in order that our guests enjoy during their time with us and to ensure your absolute privacy, secure and comfort.

"The staff and Management here at Kembali Villas are very happy that you had a great time whilst staying here in June. We try our best to make everyone feel special and nothing we do is too much trouble if that is the end result !"


"Again thank you for taking the time to write this review and we look forward to welcoming you when you return to Bali"

Warmest Regards,


MaDe - Ice Carlianti
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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We arrived with friends who were heading back home later that night and needed a place to hang prior to their flight. The staff greeted them as if they were staying which was great. Really lovely welcome by Ika and the team, all smiles. They didn't want to leave after experiencing that afternoon. I sure they'll be back. We're staying in Villa 7, 3 bedrooms at the front of the group with 4 adults & 2 kids(9&6) who love the villa more than the 5 star resort we stayed in Nusa Dua. Good judges children, no pretense. Personal treatment. Puji would come & make breakfast each morning. Lovely pool, suprisingly big from what I assumed and garden with spacious living/dining area. Great to be able see the kids swimming all the time. Attention to detail was everywhere and spotless cleanliness. Always helpful with restaurant bookings and anything else we require. 5-10 minute walk into Seminyak sqaure so no big issue there so would walk out for dinner and if kids were tired (all the time) catch a cab back. Felt very safe with 24 hour security.
We'll be back I'm sure.
Terima kasih to all at Kembali

  • Stayed June 2013
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Kembali, General Manager at Kembali Villas, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
Warmest greeting from Kembali Villas,
Thank you for taking time to write this review of Kembali Villas and Thank you from all the staff here for your kind words.
At Kembali we treat all of our guests as part of our family , whether they are staying for half a day, like your friends, or for a week or two.
We hope to be able to welcome your friends for a longer time in the future. We are pleased that your children gave Kembali Villas the " tick "of approval that you were able to see them enjoying themselves without worrying where they were all the time!

Your personal maid at Kembali villa is well trained to cook your breakfast each morning in your own villa, I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your breakfasts as well and also to feel comfortable during your stay. We do try the villas spotless and maintain them continuously.
Once again many thanks for writing and we look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Kembali some time in the near future

Warmest Regards,

MaDe - Ice Carlianti
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We have just returned from the most amazing holiday at Kembali Villa's! Having never been to Bali my family and I were a little reluctant to book online however these villa's and especially the staff made our holiday the best we have ever had. We travelled with a close friend and between us we have 4 children between the ages of 9 and 16 which can make it a bit difficult to find entertainment to keep everyone happy. Fortunately for us the spacious 3 bedroom villa catered to all of us whether it was lounging on the comfy couch reading that "i'll get to it one day" novel, watching a DVD (reception has a great selection) or enjoying our very own cool and beautifully maintained pool. The rooms and pool were cleaned thoroughly every morning by the lovely staff and nothing was too much trouble like extra beach towels or organizing a yummy BBQ cooked in our own Villa by a very talented chef. Kembali Villa's is also in a great location. We walked to Seminyak every day (about a 5-10 minute walk), for lunch, and dinner and of course to shop! We would like to thank all of the staff at Kembali, in particular Kompi for being so fantastic and helpful and Yudi for her awesome breakfasts. Nothing was too much trouble whether it was organising massages, taxi's, and even a gift of flowers for my 40th Birthday, this was truly the most beautiful and relaxing holiday we have ever had. Can't wait to visit our friends at Kembali Villa's again very soon!

Thought I would include some helpful food & shopping suggestions for those first timers to Seminyak (especially those travelling with Kids):
For food:
Potato Head (Lunch)
Ku De Ta (Dinner)
Khaima (Dinner)
La Lucciola (Dinner)
Café Bali (Lunch)
Bali Bakery – Seminyak Square (Lunch)

For Shopping:
Seminyak Square Markets
Oberoi Markets
Palma
Uma & Leopold
Lulu Yasmine
Scandi (jewellery)
There are also some great kids shops and heaps of surf shops like Quicksilver & Rip Curl.

Oh and if you have kids don't forget to go to Waterbomb Park (like Wet'n'wild on the Gold Coast but our kids reckon this was "heaps better"!)

Enjoy ☺

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Kembali, General Manager at Kembali Villas, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear Valued guest.
Warmest greeting from Kembali Villas ,
Thank you very much from all the staff here at Kembali Villas for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your recent stay with us. We are very pleased to read that our staff and the villas combined to make this your best ever holiday. We do try to ensure that every guest has a stress free holiday and we do out best to help in any way possible to achieve this goal. We are pleased that you chose Kembali Villas to celebrate your 40th birthday and that you enjoyed the birthday flowers! Many thanks also for your recommendations of eating and shopping places for other guests. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends to Kembali again sometime soon.

Warm Regards,


MaDe - Ice Carlianti
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Property: Kembali Villas
Address: Jl. Sari Dewi 14D - Seminyak Bali | Bali, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 415 Specialty Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kembali Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kembali Villas luxury accommodation includes 2 and 3 bedroom villas. Each villa has it's own private pool, kitchen, personal maid, lush garden, air conditioned bedrooms, private bathrooms, IDD TV, Broadband Internet access. Quiet central location near all tops restaurants. "Why in the world, would you stay anywhere else?" ... more   less 
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