Katana Villa in a single word? AMAZING. As a travel industry employee I have the privilege of traveling extensively. Nowhere have I ever stayed with as much character as Katana nor have I ever had such a unique vacation experience. From my initial contact with the owner Leslie to the moment we grudgingly departed the property all was perfect. The villa is comprised of 3 separate bungalows surrounding a beautifully landscaped pool and the open-air living/dining/kitchen area is at the pool's edge. I had watched the videos on youtube and had an impression as to the property's layout but it did not prepare me for the character that is Katana. All week I would notice another detail that I had previously missed. The villa is located up a steep drive from the road so the only noise you hear is the cascading water from the pool and the fountains dotting the property. The staff is unobtrusive yet all of your needs are met. They are wonderful! The villa comes replete with a resident dog, monkey and kitten who provided hours of entertainment. The staff takes complete care of the animals and you may spend as little or as much time as you'd like with them. We chose the latter and that is definitely what made the Katana experience such an extraordinary one for me. I miss them already! There are scooters available for your use and the local restaurants will also pick you up. After our mornings dives it was such a pleasure to return to the Katana oasis. We would watch the animals play, take a dip in the pool, have dinner, (sometimes catered in by Bali Waenis which is a great option after a long day of diving or exploring) and then have a massage which was also arranged for us on site. Absolute paradise. I cannot recommend Katana highly enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself and make Katana Villa your home away from home! It is the perfect hot spot for couples, families, or groups. This dream Villa has spectacular ocean and mountain views. Our custom-designed two level swimming pool is the star of Katana Villa. It has a fun water slide, a white sand beach, and a romantic hidden grotto. This magical and one of a kind Villa is considered by many as the most beautiful in East Bali. It is hand crafted with solid teak beams, alang alang roofs, animal spout faucets, koi ponds throughout, and an artistic International design that is a dazzling delight. Katana Villa has 3 air-conditioned bungalow suites, a gym, massage gazebo, full kitchen, and a main living room. Our pricing changes with the seasons and always includes 24 hour security, 2-3 automatic scooters, free wifi, laundry service, and a friendly staff that will cater to your every need. This stunning Villa is centrally located in the village of Bunutan Amed, only steps from the beach and walking distance to restaurants and dive shops. Please try to reserve a spot as far in advance as possible! We at Katana Villa look forward to your stay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Katana Villa Amed, Bali