We recently stayed at Villa Echo Beach and all (6 adults 2 children) had a great time. The villa was clean, spacious and safe. The pool was great and made even better with the addition of the pool fence which Caroline arranged despite our last minute request.
What made the trip most memorable for us though was the fantastic staff, warm, welcoming, hard-working, caring and friendly. They were by far the highlight of out trip (Ketut the cook, our wonderful driver Ari, friendly Jimmy, caring, smiling Dodik to name a few) and they would be the reason we would return.
However, I am sad to say we are all still undecided if we can bring ourselves to return, we loved the staff, the spot and the sites. But we were deeply saddened by the glaringly obvious tyrant like order boss ketut runs over the beautiful staff. It is clear the staff are fearful of him and not always treated well by him despite their tireless efforts and through it all they wear a smile. We felt hesitant to give our large tip to ketut as do not trust he would share it. (This we suspect is why he as he states is so "rich and could retire now" and the staff are so poor) we recommend if you stay you give individual tips to the staff incase our
suspicions are correct.
We are sad to say that because we cannot support such treatment of staff we may not return. We hope we are wrong and all the staff are soon recognised for their hard work and no longer living in fear of their rich boss. It's a great Villa with great people so it's a shame the experience was ruined for us by what we witnessed towards the end of our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only 250 meters from Canggu Beach (aka Echo Beach) this complex of private pool villas comprising 2, 3 and 4 bedroom villas. Book direct and receive great rates with full service inclusions - such as daily car with driver, cook for lunch and dinner, breakfasts, 50 Mbps wifi, satellite TV, welcome drink, unlimited drinking water + more. Built in 2008-2010, each building is approximately 330-250m2 on land approximately 350m2. If you are looking for value for money we have the perfect villa for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Echo Beach Hotel Canggu
- Villa Echo Beach Bali/Canggu