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Kanishka Villas
Ranked #49 of 424 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed here for 8 nights and didn't want to leave! Highly recommended. the villa was kept spotlessly clean at all times and the staff were super friendly. super relaxing and near to everything you could possibly need! Only negative thing was that the pool was freeeeezing, however, I would definitely stay here again. great value. mozzies not a problem as staff sprayed each day and lit coils for us - but hey, its Bali so we expect a few bitey insects!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your positive review following your recent stay with us at Kanishka Villas, Seminyak. Thank you for your recommendation. Sorry to hear that your pool was rather on the cold side during your stay, since then the weather has warmed up considerably!
We hope you will choose a GK Resorts property for your next Bali break, and all best wishes from me and all our staff. Kind regards, Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 1 October 2011

I too booked Kanishka after seeing the positive reviews on TripAdvisor, but agree that I was a little disappointed with it in particular in comparing it to other villas Ive stayed in.

The location is fantastic with the villa being within easy walking distance to central Seminyak and in particular "eat street" and the Bintang supermarket. The villa had a nice tropical feel to it, however, when that includes lots of mozzies that the staff are too slow to provide coils for (sometimes after 7pm) it lessened the enjoyment - I appreciate it is Bali and mozzies are a expected but usually coils are lit around 5 or 6pm.

It was quiet from street noise, but our neighbours often woke us up or disturbed our enjoyment of the villa.

My biggest gripe would be the shower, and I too had to shower by sitting in the bathtub and using the handheld shower - which isnt reflective of 4 or 5 star accommodation.

If you can get this accommodation on a reduced rate then it is fine - I paid AUS$200 a night and would not pay that again and would much prefer several other villas around the same area.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thanks very much for your objective review which certainly helps us. Thank you for mentioning the excellent location of Kanishka Villas. Your remarks regarding the mosquitoes and the shower have been noted and we are doing whatever is necessary to improve these aspects of facilities and service.
Thank you again for helping us with your opinions which are most valuable, and we do hope to have the chance to welcome you again, alternatively at our Jimbaran property, Gending Kedis. With kindest regards, Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 24 September 2011

When the 1st day arrived, the villa was so beautiful as i expected.i love the service and ambience inside thr villa.it is suitable for honeymooners and thr location is great as many boutique and supermarket nearby.. I would love to come again..!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
We are all very pleased to read your 'Romantic' review and thank you for your enthusiastic comments. It is great to have the appreciation such as yours. We certainly hope that you can come back to The Island of the Gods and our team will ensure you a warm Balinese welcome. Thank you again for choosing Kanishka Villas for your holidays, With kindest regards,
Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 23 September 2011

We had a 2 bedroom villa. Wonderful. 2nd room upstairs had a lovely small patio. Villa private BBQ in room was great. Helpful staff. Water fountain in room. Pool beautiful. All breakfasts lovely - served in our room at a time we selected.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
We are delighted to read your review and thank you for your time to write your experience following your stay with us. Thanks very much for your appreciation of your in-villa barbeque and the breakfast service; it is always great to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay.
Should you return to Bali we hope you will consider staying once again at a GK Resorts property; we shall do all we can to welcome you back. With warm wishes from The Island of the Gods! Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 21 September 2011

I cannot express in words the beauty and serenity of this hotel. My husband and i stayed here for our honeymoon for a week in November 2010. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel like royalty! The staff were so professional and extra helpful. The villa had it's own private pool and everything was open, apart from the bedroom which could be locked up to keep your luggage safe. Although there is not a need in the world to worry about protecting your belongings in this hotel, the staff are just so respectful and bow at you to greet you. The room service is great and our free daily breakfast was delicious!

The villas are in close proximity to some of the most amazing shops and boutique clothing stores i have ever been to. You can walk to some of the most wonderful restaurants that Bali has to offer and if you like the night life it's also just a 2 minute taxi ride to the centre of Kuta.

I seriously cannot fault this hotel, it has such an authentic spiritual feeling to it. I was a little worried about mosquitoes because of the open plan living but the staff come and spray and put up mosquito coils every day for you and turn down the bed. It's just incredible service and my huband and i cannot wait to stay here again!

Good work guys!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Many thanks from all of us for sending your review and sharing your very positive experience at Kanishka Villas. It is our great pleasure to read that your honeymoon was memorable and that you found our location convenient for your shopping and dining adventures.
On behalf of all our team may I wish you a speedy return to Bali where we guarantee you both a warm welcome back! With kindest regards, Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Booked Kanishka after reading all the great reviews, but was a little disappointed.

The good points are a great location within easy walking distance to restaurants and Bintang supermarket etc. The staff are very friendly and helpful and even rang us to let us know we were going to miss out on breakfast! Overall a nice looking villa and a comfy bed that was chaged daily.

The negatives were all the water was turned off for several hours due to pipe maintenance, poor internet connection, the rain shower couldnt rinse your hair so I had to shower by sitting in the bathtub using the handheld shower, no dvd player in the bedroom, and very little sun in the courtyard/pool area (but the flowering frangapani tree was worth it!), no place to hang your pool entered you had to let them out and snib your door otherwise they would just leave it to bang in the breeze - which our neighbours doors did on several occassions which woke us up ...

Overall I have found better value for money in a Seminyak villa.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you very much for your review and candid assessment of our services. It is kind of you to make mention of our friendly staff. Most regrettably, during your stay we experienced a burst water pipe which did affect the water supply for a few hours; for that we apologise! Sorry that our bedrooms do not have DVD players as all our villas have DVD players in the main living room with a 42" TV. We are pleased to advise that we now offer iPods in all our villas as an added value service.
Thank you again for taking your time to write your informative review. Warm wishes from me and our GK Resorts team. Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 14 September 2011

Gasp. Lovely place and villa ruined by really terrible bugs! bed bugs have eaten my baby boy alive so much so that he doesn't want to sleep in the cot provided by the villa. have asked to change the cot but full occupancy means no such luck. sleeping in bed is a bit tricky still for my 18mth old. mossies are regular bed friends. if you can't sleep with them buzzing around your ear, don't think of coming here. and of course, there's the noise. neighbours blast TV and music all night; planes fly over (i think on their way to Denpasar airport) so close i can see the undercarriage.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Scotonthebeach, Owner at Kanishka Villas, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Thank you for taking your time to write your review. We have taken your remarks seriously and have made direct communication with you with a personal invitation. We regret that you felt unable to accept our offer on this occasion.
With kind regards from me and our team. Douglas Wallace

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Address: Jalan Kunti 8Y, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #49 of 424 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range: £64 - £215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kanishka Villas 4.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kanishka Villas comprises 27 private luxury villas located in the heart of Seminyak, Bali's most popular tourism enclave. With 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom villas with their own private swimming pools, and 1-bedroom Jacuzzi Suites, honeymooners, couples and families are all welcome at Kanishka. Located down a quiet lane off Jalan Kunti, the villas and suites have immediate access to a wide range of restaurants, bars, boutique shops, spas, and the beach is within easy reach. ... more   less 
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