We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“A dream come true at Villa Empat, Bali”
other traveler has booked this property
Villa Empat
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Villa Empat
Villa Empat
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Inquiry
Excellent
20 reviews
Villa Empat
Villa Empat
Villa Empat Terrace
Villa Empat Living/Dining area
Master bedroom
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Pererenan, Canggu, North Kuta, Bali

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 20 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
ARyski
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A dream come true at Villa Empat, Bali”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Canti Astri is a small compound of luxury villas in Bali, about 500 meters north of Echo Beach, which is about an hour drive towards the west from Kuta. We came here for a week, and it was the only place during our entire year off that we had a set date for. This was to be our final relaxation before our hesitant return to real life.

We had arranged a car to pick us up at the airport, as suggested by the owner of the villa, because a taxi would most likely not know where it is. We were picked up by the most friendly driver who, during the hour trip, told us everything we wanted to know about Bali and Indonesia, from what the main religions are to how rice is grown and harvested (driving is his part time job, he is usually a rice farmer). It was during this ride that we began to realize how unwaveringly friendly and kind the Balinese people are.

We arrived at the villa to find the 3 permanent staff waiting for us at the front door with huge smiles and little flowers in their hair. They warmly greeted us with a cold towel and a refreshing juice decorated with flowers, telling us their names and welcoming us to this paradise. We stepped into the door and stood there motionless, taking in the sight of the place we would be living for the next week.

A partially covered courtyard stretched lengthwise along the property, with the main house to one end containing a spacious living/dining area with a 15′ high ceiling and a separate master bedroom with a big en-suite (more on that later :)). On the other end of the courtyard sits the 2nd bedroom also with an en-suite, which is separated from the main house by a covered outdoor living room area.

On the side of the courtyard there is a swimming pool with a forest of tall fens and tropical greens along the side, a raised gazebo at the far end, and a couple of deck chairs on the other.

The whole area is filled with greenery, little statues, sculptures, and fountains, making it an absolutely beautiful and peaceful place. We spent most of our time sitting in the covered outdoor living area, with the pool to our left and a ledge overlooking a narrow rice paddy to our right, gazing at the countless colorful kites fluttering away in the afternoon sun.

We were given the official tour of the property by our friendly hosts, who smartly left the master bedroom to the end of the rounds, as they had prepared a flower covered bath for us in the large bathtub. This was the perfect way to unwind after the journey from Kuala Lumpur.

As breakfast preparations were included in our stay here, the staff asked us what we would like to eat in the following morning. They offered to buy whatever groceries were needed for the meal as well, which was very helpful given we had not yet had a chance to exchange any money. In the morning we awoke to the smell of a local Balinese breakfast. The breakfast was delicious and the staff made sure that we had everything to our liking. Only about an hour after we ate did the staff discretely approach and hand me a fully itemized receipt for the groceries with the correct change. I was impressed with their correctness and gave them a good tip to cover their time and petrol, which was very graciously received.

The staff were really great during our entire stay, the food they prepared for us in the mornings was fantastic, they always managed to clean our room without us noticing, they were present and attentive to us when we needed them and invisible when we didn’t, which was a perfect balance that enabled us to completely relax.

Because the area is filled mostly with villas, and there is the rice paddy directly adjacent to Empat, it was very quiet the entire time we were here. We would only occasionally hear neighbors as they were leaving their villas to go to the beach or out to eat.

The manager of the compound came to visit us at the beginning of our stay to introduce himself to us, go over any special requests, and offer any advice or suggestions for things to do in the area. He was very helpful and responsive to us when we occasionally asked him for places to eat or beaches to visit. He really took the time to make sure his guests were properly taken care of.

The Echo Beach area turned out to be a great location to stay, it is far enough away from the buzz of Seminyak and Kuta that you don’t get hoards of tourists everywhere, and it is a favorite spot for surfers thanks to the consistent waves along the long black sandy beach. This gives the area a very chilled out lazy surfer vibe that is very contagious! There are some fantastic restaurants in the area as well, notably the Echo Beach Cafe where BBQ local seafood is on the menu and will leave your wallet feeling pleasantly unmolested. Another great spot is Betelnut, where they serve up large portions of healthy food.

I’m sitting on the sofa today writing this, on our last day in this paradise, with the sound of doves calling in the rice field to the right and a light rain creating a little waterfall off of a banana leaf into the swimming pool on the left. We are already dreaming of our next chance to come back here, maybe next time with some friends.

A huge thank you to the Villa Empat staff, Made the manager, and the wonderful owners of this gorgeous gem in a tropical paradise. We hope to see you again soon!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 6, 2014
Thank you Alex for taking the time to write such a detailed review on Villa Empat. This gives a real feel to of what to expect if other enquirers choose this beautiful villa in paradise for their holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future

Alannah
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
yass
Reviewed February 27, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Beijing, China
Reviewed October 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: the pool garden
Liked least: wifi does not work well sometimes
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 1, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Value Location
Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Famudiva2...
Singapore, Singapore
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Officially changed our view of how vacation SHOULD be”
Reviewed April 25, 2013 for a stay in April 2013

We have NEVER had a vacation this relaxing and was exactly what we needed to get away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. The chef's food was amazing - we literally tried everything on the menu and were never disappointed. It was so easy and nice to come back to the Villa with a meal already prepared. The days out with the driver wer Awesome! He was so willing to answer any and all of our questions and let us stop and random places on the side of the road to pick up coconuts...corn on the cob...or just look around a street vendor. We are sooo glad we didnt stay at the tourist area in Kuta which was just loud,busy and expensive. And lastly...but not least....everything about the Villa was beautiful and clean! I wish we could have brought back lots of the beautiful vases and artwork! We will be back and Will be staying at Villa Empat! Thanks so much for an awesome vacation!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: Thenchef and driver option.
Liked least: That we didn't stay longer :-)
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 14, 2013 for a stay in February 2013
1
person found this review helpful

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Hawaii
Reviewed October 10, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Value Rooms
Location Cleanliness
Check in / front desk Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
Luxury-minded travelers
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing