As we had decided to cancel our pre-booked stay on our last nite in Kuta, we wanted to stay out of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. After checking online and failing to get a decent place with good review, we decided to check out our driver's recommendation. It turned out to be a sister property of Abian Residence, the place where we stayed during our first nite during our trip. After viewing one of the villas, we decided to take it instead of wasting more time scouting around. After all, it was only for 1 nite.
The villas were not ready as we were there before noon; we had to pay a 50% deposit for the 2 villas. We checked in late that evening after our Jimbaran seafood dinner.
It was upon closer look that we discovered several things: The bedroom was the only air-cond room; going into the bathroom is like the sauna, right after shower you'd start sweating already as the bathroom's design is a half-covered roof while the other half near the shower area is open. The toilet door could not be closed shut as the wooden door had expanded.HOwever even if it can be closed shut the lock was onthe other side; didn't do anything for security wise as thebathroom is an "open concept".It was the same thing with one of the windows in the bedroom; try as we might to push it from the outside we could not get it to shut and bolt it down. However since it was already late night we did not call the management as the wall next to the windows is the one bordering the next door unit pool villa which our friends were staying in.We did not use the bathtub as it was crawling with black ants.
The bedroom was small; with a queen size bed, a tv cabinet and 2 bedside table; just enough room to for moving around and 2 luggages. It wasn't an issue until we discovered they installed an auto air-freshener spray right on the wall across the bed. In such small room it was really overpowering and the scent was not our favourite.
The outside kitchen was sparsely furnished; it didn't even have a water boiler. To have a hot drink, we had to boil water in one of the old cooking pans on a small burner stove.
Woke up early once the sun rose (6.30am) as the rooms were only covered by thin blinds and it was too bright to continue my sleep. Decided to use the (tiny) plunk pool - ours was even smaller than next door's. Didn't stay long in it as the water was covered by dropping from the frangipani tree overhanging it. By the time my roommate woke up at 10am, the sun was shining in brightly through the open area and we joked she has to use the umbrella to avoid sunburn while sitting over the toilet bowl!
Breakfast was tasteless; both the fried rice and the fried noodles. We had to eat it in our bedroom as the velvet sofa outside the room was dusty looking and the small pavilion with the glass table by the pool was dusty as well.
Would not recommend it as there are plenty of other choices for that price range.
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