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“Peaceful private villa” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Buah Bali Villas

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The Buah Bali Villas
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England, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Peaceful private villa”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

The Buah Bali is a small 6 villa hotel. It is located about a 10 minute walk to the beach and has very easy access to a number of restaurants and bars. The centre of the town is 15 to 20 minutes away.

Bali is a generally friendly place. The staff at the Buah Bali were exceptionally friendly and very helpful throughout our stay. We spent 3 nights here on a long weekend away from Singapore. The place is very peaceful and we had the sense that no one else was anywhere near us. The villa itself is comfortable enough. The pool is nice and very welcome when you just need to cool down. There is a small kitchenette with fridge, microwave and two gas rings. What lets the villa down is that it feels a bit dated. The bedroom is relatively small and the bathroom somewhat basic.

One thing you must take with you is mosquito spray (both personal and for the room). It was critical to keep the doors and windows closed at all times otherwise the place would be invaded by these insects.

Breakfast was always nice. Though it was a shame that the food was only just about warm enough. The juice and coffee were always great.

We borrowed the bikes for a day's outing. Our recommendation to management is that they need to pay some attention to ensure that the bikes are in good condition to ride. Mine had a loose seat and my wife's only had one functioning gear. Shame really because it was great fun to cycle to Kuta.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Abdul L
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

A very big thank you to all the staffs from Buah Villa during my recent stay! We were speechless the moment we stepped into our villa and totally fell in love with this little gem! Garden was beautiful, big dining and rest area, spacious bedroom with pool view right in front of you and a lovely large shower area. What more can you ask for?!

Staffs were friendly, patient, accommodating and helpful to go through all the little details about the place and area of interest. Located in the heart of Seminyak makes it accessible to lots of interesting hang out joints for visitors which is all within walking distance! Will definitely return for a stay if possible in future!

Thanks guys! :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank VictorChan
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Auckland
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

We have just returned from a week staying at the Buah Bali Villas and can't speak highly enough of the care and attention we received from Heru and his team. The villas themselves are beautiful, private and extremely well located in the heart of Seminyak. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Prue N
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Fantastic. From the moment we arrived until we left, we loved the Buah Private Villas. The staff were wonderful and friendly and explained everything about the Villa, they were so proud of their Villas and the features and it showed. The Villas are tastefully furnished and the bathroom is huge with an indoor/outdoor shower which has a mini garden area. The bedroom was large and air-conditioned and overlooked the pool and private garden. The gardens of the Villas are the largest I have encountered when staying in a private Villa in Bali, Buah means Fruit in Bahasa Indonesian and each of the Villas gardens has a selection of Bananas, Star Fruit, Guava, etc whch gives a really nice feel to the place, it is truly relaxing. The pool is well located in the yard and has steps leading in to it. Breakfast was cooked outside of the Villa dn brought in daily, only complaint here was that it may arrive not so hot but the plus side is that you don't have the staff cooking and cleaning for ages before and after you eat. The shuttle service was great and the staff were more than happy to take us to different local places when they asked where we were going. The Villas are located about 200 metres from the main Seminyak street, about a 10 minute walk to Petitenget Temple and Beach along the road. When we stayed which was July/August a nightclub had opened up the road (about 400 metres) and the music was going Wednesday to Saturday from 9pm to 3am, and loud, this was a bit of a downer to our stay and the staff were full of apologies (not their fault) and said that all the local Villas had lodged complaints. SO hopefully this will be a thing of the past when we do stay again, yes we will stay at the Buah Private Villas again. Thank you to Heru and the management and staff you are all wonderful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jeff191962
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

Thank you Heru & your team for another very enjoyable stay at Buah Villa! We stayed here in January this year & loved it so much we had to come back in July :)! Very comfortable, clean rooms & helpful friendly staff. The hospitality is exceptional & villas are all very well equipped with everything you could need to make for a relaxing holiday! We will definately be back :)!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CassieW1234
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

We stayed here with our 4 month old baby for a week and we can't be more then extremely satisfied with the service, cleanliness, privacy and central but quite location.

Every need we had was catered for, restaurant reservations that matched our wishes, a good babysitter, massages in our villa, a complimentary indonesian lunch, a sweet little cod etc etc.

We have been to Bali before and stayed the week prior in Ubud in a 5 star resort, and we came to the conclusion that the service here exceeds expectations because it's genuine. Also it's everything you need if you like privacy, own pool, romantic clean villa and lots of great restaurants around the corner.

Well done buah bali, we will be back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne J
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melbourne
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

Staff here were friendly and nice. We enjoyed the private pool, and the garden area inside the villa was Enjoyable. We didn't find that there were too many Mosquitos at all. Late check out was very helpful!
We were surprised to find owe er, that the villas were a Little bit overrated? Cupboards in kitchen was very moldy smelling, and bathroom was smelly too. Fixtures in the bathroom were cheap and the toilet broke while we were there. The power went off 7 times in 2 days.
The tv wasn't very good - bad sound. The kettle here took 15-20 minutes to boil! Seriously annoying!
On the first morning breakfast didn't arrive. After half an hour late with no communication from staff, We went and enquired about it. The guy at the desk was just very blaze about it- just laughed and said wait 5 minutes. Breakfast came 15 minutes later, just as we were about to give up and leave to find breakfast elsewhere! Nthe breakfast itself is ok, not much variety But filling. The also offer a free afternoon tea, which really isn't that great...
The pool was good but it's not very deep.
Overall the villas here are acceptable, but overpriced for the lack of quality.
Wouldn't stay there again, there's a lot of room for improvement, We wouldn't say don't stay there, but if you are expecting a luxury villa, You will be quite disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank plantcows
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Additional Information about The Buah Bali Villas

Property: The Buah Bali Villas
Address: Jl. Petitenget, Gg. Cempaka, Kerobokan 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kerobokan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 115 Specialty Lodging in Kerobokan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Buah Bali Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Buah Bali Villas is located within a 5-minute walk from Petitenget Beach. It features villas with private pools and kitchenettes. A free mobile phone per villa per stay is provided. Free WiFi available at all villas area. The Buah Bali Villas provides a free shuttle service to Kuta and Seminyak area, and from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The property is 3 minute drive from central Seminyak, 20-minute drive from Kuta area and a 30-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Balinese Modern villas are entered through a private entrance and are fitted with a microwave oven and free minibar. Guests can enjoy free DVD and CD rentals from the front desk, and watch these in the comfort of their villas. Free mountain bike rentals are available for those who want to explore the area. The resort provides pampering massage services and lush tropical gardens in the area. A daily American or traditional Indonesian breakfast is available. Afternoon tea accompanied by Balinese sweets is also included. All meals are served in the privacy of guests' villas. ... more   less 
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