Laurent & Aprilita are delightful hosts. They run the villas as a family business, with his French influence and her Balinese background, they make a lovely combination. Laurent is enthusiastic about Bali and a mine of information, and always willing to help. We met their children on the first and last days, and they complete a lovely family.
The villa (we had #2) is very new, well kept, nicely furnished, and has an equipped kitchen with a cooker (we didn't use it), blender and coffee maker (a filter type - we gave it a good workout!). Nice touches are a decent flat screen TV in each room with satellite TV (unfortunately limited English language channels) and a whole lot of DVDs. The open plan living area has a good sound system and you can hook up your iPod.
The pool isn't huge, but the whole outdoor setup is well thought out. We loved the gazebo.
Laurent got us a scooter at +/-$3.50 a day! And petrol right next door is about 50c a litre! We only used the scooter locally, and mostly during the day. At night we used taxis - they are cheap as chips!
A previous reviewer lamented the distance to the beach. To put it into perspective, yes, the beach is not a quick walk away. Belharra is situated behind the Seminyak Villas and close the The Villas, both very good and expensive places. By comparison, Belharra is almost free! To get a villa near the beach, or on the beach, would cost 3 or 4 times more. BUT, to get to the beach, get a scooter if you're a couple, or get a cab if you're a family. If you spend more than $10 a day on commuting, you're not relaxing enough!
Belharra is fantastic value for money. It is a family run setup. It is totally self catering, but there are many eateries within a short distance. If you want a villa with butler service, then this is not for you, but if you want a lovely clean, new, well kept place with good accommodation and you're an independent type, I recommend Villa Belharra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located, close to the tourist area of Seminyak, BELHARRA Villas welcome you in a calm and soothing environment with authentic " Balinese " architecture, yet still containing all the western conforts, our Villas are designed and built with quality materials from the Island such as local wood, marble and stone.Upon entering, you can immediately feel the Balinese atmosphere. BELHARRA Villas are two separate Villas, each containing two and three air conditioned bedrooms with King sized beds and en-suite bathrooms. A tropical garden awakens your senses. The fully equipped kitchen, lounge and dining room open onto a flower garden, with its beautiful swimming-pool and terrace.This living space will allow you to truly relax. BELHARRA Villas offer the benefits of a luxury hotel: LCD TV, DVD player, international satellite, Hi-fi, high speed wireless internet, hot water, double fans, private parking and more. Our friendly Villas ideally suit those who want a relaxing holiday on the Island of the Gods. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Belharra Bali/Seminyak