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“Nice villa at good location with hearty breakfast”
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Kanishka Villas
Ranked #52 of 429 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Though a bit run down but well maintained. Service was excellent throughout my stay. The strategic location is a plus point, with good restaurants and shopping street within walking distance. My favorite spot is the open space pavillion which was fully equipped with LCD TV, DVD player, iPod player and Home Theatre system with large comfortable sofa. The bathroom is spacious and the bed itself is very comfortable. Pool was cleaned daily and the cold/hot drinking water dispenser is a nice touch. The only issue is the presence of mosquitoes, though they did their best to tackle this by supplying mosquito coils and spray. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
We are all delighted that you found our Kanishka Villas' location convenient for visiting nearby restaurants and for the variety of shopping available.
Thank you very much for your informative review, and we hope you will return again as our valued guest. From me and all our GK Resorts team, best wishes from The Island of the Gods! Kind regards, Douglas Wallace

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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Well what an incredible set-up at Kanishka Villas!
We booked a one bedroom villa for the last 5d/4n of our honeymoon and wished we'd spent the entire time there!
The villa was private, well equipped and had everything we could have possibly needed.
The open air living/dining and kitchen area is very large and well laid out.
We didn't do any cooking in the kitchen, but certainly could have done as everything is right there ready. The full size fridge/freezer easily fit all our snacks and drinks in and the black granite bench-tops and stainless steel appliances add to that high-end feeling.

The sofa in the lounge area is HUGE and spent many an hour lazing on it while reading books or watching the flat screen TV with surround sound.
As people have mentioned, yes - the villas are all open-air so you can hear the people from the other villas occasionally. But by flicking the switch that turns on the waterfall over the pool = problem fixed! Drowns out all other noise and adds to the relaxing feel.

The bedroom and bathroom is fantastic - large king sized 4 poster bed sits in the middle of a large, high ceiling room. The bed was covered in rose petals and had a lovely arrangement of roses on the bedside table also - was certainly a nice touch for our honeymoon :)
The bath and shower are perfect - hot water, pressure and plenty of it!

The pool and deck are lovely - shady for most of the morning and afternoon due to the overhead courtyard effect, but there is enough sun to lay in for a few hours, which we found was plenty.

The FOOD is incredible and we ate MANY meals in the villa instead of going out. The prices are reasonable (comparable if not less than many restaurants!) and the quality was superb.
We had the full cooked and continental breakfast every morning which had everything we could have wanted and more. The rest of the day we had everything from goats cheese tortellini on salad through to pizzas and mie goreng. Nothing disappointed!

Many thanks to our butler, Sudi, he was there whenever we needed him. Our wi-fi went down and he had someone there within 2 minutes to fix it!
Nothing was too much trouble and everything happened within minutes.

Will would definitely recommend Kanishka villas to any couple (or family) that wants to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax whilst in Bali.

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

Dear Tripadvisor Member,
Very many thanks for writing your detailed review and thank you for choosing Kanishka Villas for the latter part of your Honeymoon. We are delighted that you enjoyed the spacious villa and found it relaxing for this important occasion.
Thank you for your appreciation of our Butler service, we have already passed on your remarks to all our staff. Pleased also to hear that you enjoyed the food service in your villa.
Thank you again for staying with us and we certainly look forward to the chance to welcome you back some time in the future.
With kind regards from all of us at Kanishka Villas. Douglas Wallace

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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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Address: Jalan Kunti 8Y, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > 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 #52 of 429 Speciality Lodging in Seminyak
Price Range: £65 - £184 (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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