7 friends and I travelled to Bali for the first time for a wedding with mixed reservations given how we had heard how highly tourist populated it is. However, not only did we have an amazing time in Bali, we are going to book to return next year to stay again at this unbelievable villa.
To say this villa is amazing would be an understatement. It is located in a quiet but very safe alley, just up the road from Legian beach. The neighbouring houses and villas are all well taken care of, with their tenants not noisy at all. The downstairs open plan living area leads onto a deck where the pool is located. The large pool is perfect – half shaded with a daybed at the end of it. The other end of the pool opens onto one of the main bedrooms which gives it a great feel.
All bedrooms in the villa are fitted out well; with everything you could possible need.
3 other large master bedrooms are located upstairs, with all of them surrounding a great deck that overlooks the pool. The deck has a number of sun-chairs/beds that you can lay upon to soak up those much needed rays. There is a downstairs surround sound system with karaoke, DVD player and large L-shaped couch which could fit 5-7 people. Whilst the facilities here are amazing and would meet all of your needs, it is the staff that really made us love this villa.
I booked the Villa online through a villa marketing website and was very impressed from the beginning with the staff that were very attentive and understanding.
Irena, John (villa managers) and Iluh (chef) who run this villa really made our stay as enjoyable as it could possibly be. They are all very caring, thoughtful and really went out their own way in every way possible to take care of us.
They provided us maps, local tourist information and even a local mobile phone with credit in case of an emergency – which included their phone numbers loaded into it. There is a security guard that works at the villa during the evening/overnight, so you always feel comfortable leaving things unlocked and lying around. The housekeeping staff there not only clean your room and change your sheets daily, they even took it a step further and washed our clothes for us at no charge! The chef Iluh prepared us breakfast everyday – and nothing was ever too much trouble for her or her team.
There were two occurrences when the staff at the villa really went above and beyond to help us which I thought I would share with you – which truly indicate how wonderful the people running this villa are:
On one particular night, a friend of mine who had hired a local scooter/bike actually had a small accident and broke the bike. Upon returning to the villa, Irena was fantastic and called the scooted company to organise a replacement, whilst ensuring that he was not ripped off by the owner of the scooter. The next morning when my friend awoke – a new scooter was there! And he only had to pay a small charge to fix the other bike.
Upon leaving the villa on our final day in Bali and being at the airport, I realised that I myself had left a very valuable gold necklace in the villa. It was too late to go back otherwise I would miss my flight. I contacted Irena and John who located the necklace and were going to post it back to me via registered post to Australia. A couple of days later John contacted me and advised that there are no courier companies that would insure the necklace in case it was lost. So Irena actually arranged to drop off the necklace to a friend of mine who was located in a hotel a short ride away, so they could bring it back to Australia for me.
To summarise, if you are looking for an amazing villa with the ability to escape from the standard resort experience and hustle and bustle of Bali – this is the villa for you.
However, do not book in July next year – as I will be booking the villa out at this time! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Amira is surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden and a spacious 17 meter swimming pool. The villa is beautifully designed and furnished to the highest quality.The vast living with open kitchen and dining in the back is situated alongside the pool. The kitchen is fully equipped to the highest standards with an espresso machine, oven, microwave and double door fridge. Behind the kitchen are the staff quarters with their own private entrance. The living is semi-open and is completely air conditioned. For entertainment the living room features a large HD-TV with international channels, home cinema center and in-house karaoke.4 Large bedrooms are located on 2 levels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Amira Bali/Legian