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“Not so great anymore”
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Villa Kharista
Ranked #173 of 259 Speciality Lodging in Canggu
Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Not so great anymore”
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We stayed in the 3 bedroom villa a year ago and we were very satisfied. However, we were really disappointed with our recent stay in the same 3-bedroom villa. For starters, the mosquito netting above the bed was full of gecko feces. The water in the pool was murky and there were lots of algae on the tiles. The walking path was also covered with algae which makes walking very dangerous and slippery. The air conditioner in one of the rooms was not cold and the fridge was not working properly either. Overall, the maintenance and cleanliness was very lacking. When we complained to the management company where we had booked the villa, she only sent the cleaning crew to do a more thorough job. nothing was done about the air conditioner and the fridge.

At least the breakfast there is good and the ladies that prepared the breakfast was very polite. Unfortunately, we probably won't be back at this villa.

Oh, and the location is quite remote so a rental car is a must.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

We stayed in the 'orchid' villa for 11 nights from February 15-26. We knew before going to Bali that it was towards the end of the monsoon season, which was the reason why we went the last part of February. We enjoyed the 10-20 minute bursts of rain in the morning or evening, as it cooled us down.

We chose Villa kharista because of its rural location. However, there were eminent signs of the tourist population of Canggu growing in the future with many new villas in the midst of being built taking the place of the scenic rice paddies. In 5-10 years we fear that Canggu may be just as crowded as its more well known neighbors.

The entire Villa Kharista compound was kept up very well by the staff. The service was exceptional. The breakfast was top quality. We regret not doing the Bali cooking class with the awesome chef. Our private pool was incredible. Our privacy and safety at the villa was excellent. As the staff cleaned our villa daily, the cleanliness of the shower, bathtub, and toilette was only good, and could have been cleaned better. The villa staff and residents surrounding the villa were very friendly.

However, there are many dogs along the narrow villa driveway and main street that are not used to your presence, so make sure you know how to deal with them. The presence of street dogs is all over Bali, but probably more so in the rural areas, and the Villa Kharista is for the time being considered to be in a rural area.

Echo Beach located 20 minutes by foot down the main road has great restaurants. I would recommend renting a motorbike to have the ability to explore more freely.

Overall, the Villa Kharista surpassed our expectations, and was exactly what 'WE' wanted. We look forward to seeing the amazing staff again, and hope that Canggu does not get too crowded in the future.

I recommend doing your research, but I believe you will be hard pressed to find a better value for your money as the Villa Kharista was excellent.


  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

We had a few beautiful relaxing days at villa kharista. The villa is amazing for the price we paid. The only downside is location - it's a bit far from the city and also good 20 minute wall to the beach. Staff and services were fabulous. Echo beach has fantastic BBQs and the place is known for great surfing. I would stat here again for a romantic get away.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Villa Kharista
Address: Jalan Pura Batu Mejan 21 D | Br. Padang Linjong, Canggu 80361, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Canggu
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Ranked #173 of 259 Speciality Lodging in Canggu
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Kharista 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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