If you are visiting Seminyak, this villa is in a great location, opposite W hotel, walking distance to Sarong restaurant and Merah Putiih restaurant.
Unfortunately I had an awkward fall on day one, so hampered holiday a bit.
Ahmed the manager was extremely helpful, ensuring I got the treatment at Aussie hospital as needed, he accompanied us to the emergency section and made sure all was ok with X-rays etc.
Ida our housekeeper was very attentive and cooks a great breakfast as well as cleaning very thoroughly.
The villa is wonderful. Small problems I encountered, bedside light switch is about a metre down from light, hard to get at with one arm in a sling.
My friend found missies a problem, I didn’t get bitten at all.
Very light in morning as the glass do or to bathroom has no curtain, so one is woken as soon as it is light.
Amenities are excellent, well equipped kitchen, along with water cooler, coffee and a big fridge. Deli across the road has great croissants, pastries, bread etc
Pool could do with a clean around the edges, not done while we were there for 12 nights.
Overall a great stay, hampered with my arm in a sling, but we made the most of it
We were so impressed upon our arrival at Villa Can Barca. The rooms were beautiful. The staff, especially Ida our fantastic housekeeper and breakfast cook, were so wonderful, polite and very respectful. Love love loved it.
This villa is in a fabulous position, directly opposite the W hotel, so many coffee shops, spas and shops in this area. The villa is very well kept with a fabulous housekeeper, the good size pool is in the shade. I would highly recommend it. But my only issues with this property is I booked on bookings.com, I booked in AUS dollars and then they wanted me to pay in US dollar ( this was over $100 increase extra for the week) so I paid most in rupiah when I arrived.
The location is perfect- couldn't be better. Walking distance from Cafe Organic, Fat Turtle, Merah Putih, Saigon Street and many other enjoyable restaurants and cafes. The villa is clean and the staff are friendly. Drinking water (hot or cold) is available at all times.
There are a few downsides though. The pool doesn't get any sun. At all. Therefore it is almost always too cold in the pool. It is refreshing, but it would be nice to be in the sun in the pool from time to time. As with every TripAdvisor and other website; don't believe everything you see in the pictures... The bedroom doors are a pain to open, and loudly scrape along the tiles every time you open them.
Ida comes and cleans the room every day and she is lovely. However if you say 'come at 9am' and try to synchronise that with your breakfast outings, don't be surprised if she comes an hour late, and stays for 2-3 hours. There are quite a few mosquitoes, but coils and mosquito spray are provided.
Nice outdoor bathrooms, air con works well in the rooms. Bluetooth speakers are a nice touch, big fridge and freezer.
Pool isn't cleaned very often (or at all for the week we've been here) and can get quite dirty.
The door to the back bedroom doesn't lock into the ground/ door frame properly, so even if you lock the door, you can just push both the doors open if you want to.
Overall a positive experience, but if the greenery/ trees weren't cut away from the pool to allow the sun to hit the pool, we wouldn't rush back- as this is quite a deal breaker.
Such an amazing villa in a prime location, walking distance to amazing shops and restaurants, the villa is equipped with everything you need for a long or short stay. Will be coming back to this villa next time I visit Bali. lovely and friendly staff highly reccommend!!
Our 10 night stay at Villa Can Barca was just perfect for our family of 4 (2 adults, 24 month old, 4 month old) and mostly because of how accommodating the staff were. From my original booking, I was provided so much assistance in ensuring we had all the facilities we needed for our babies (cots, pool fence, microwave, etc). When we arrived we were greeted by Ahmed and Ida both of who went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. Being the wet season and only having outdoor showers, Ahmed kindly arranged a cover be installed over one of the showers and delivered a baby bath for us. When we had an issue with the water cooler on the fridge Ahmed immediately arranged a new water cooler for installation.
Most of all, I can thank Ida enough, she made our stay so pleasant and our children absolutely loved her. She is thorough in taking care of the villa and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable. And her mi goreng for breakfast is awesome!!!
Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, we can't wait to come back