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36 reviews
Big balcony adjoining bedrooms upstairs
Entrance to Villa Kora.
Have a swim in privacy day or night!
The large balcony is perfect for your morning coffee.
Bedrooms off the balcony. Upstairs.
An oasis of calm right in the centre of Seminyak!
Brand new 4 poster beds with new pillow top mattress
Cable TV and DVD in bedrooms and lounge. Ipod docking stations and free wifi
Your own private pool and garden
The bedrooms have air conditioning, a fan, and are insulated.
Come and stay at Villa Kora - it is a wonderful place to be.
Come and stay at Villa Kora - Read or enjoy a drink in the gazebo and a swim in the pool!
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Seminyak, Kuta District, Bali

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Yahya Al...
1 review
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“Understanding Owner”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

It was unfortunate due circumstances beyond control that I was not able to check in as my flight was canceled due to volcanic smoke in the area. However, the owner was understanding by suggesting I reschedule or get a refund. I opted for a refund which she fully paid back without any deductions though the policy states so.

I will definitely go back if all goes well.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Sep 2015
Thank you for your kind words.
I felt so sorry for you - but hope that one day you will have that holiday.
Take care,
Nic Made and the Girls
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Sparkslov...
Melbourne
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Close to everything you need and good for small children”
Reviewed 5 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
2
people found this review helpful

We stayed with our 3yr old daughter for a week and were very happy with our choice.

We hadn't realised we get breakfast cooked for us each morning so that was a nice surprise. (Ludhe and Putu were just lovely)

The kitchen was reasonably well fitted out - stove top, toaster and microwave (no oven) and we didn't have much trouble finding enough pots, pans and utensils to cook for ourselves several nights for dinner. By the way, when you come onto the main road, turn left and you will find the Coco supermarket only 100m or so. They will have everything you need to turn out a decent meal (and their sirloin steak prices were very very reasonable). Filtered water on tap, both cold drinking and boiling water is also provided and what I liked about the water unit is that you could turn the boiling water off (as our 3yr old quickly discovered she could help herself to refilling her water cup)

The bedrooms were tastefully decorated and as I like a harder bed, I slept like a rock every night. Each bedroom has it's own ensuite so the property would be suitable for two couples staying together as well. The shower head was nice and large and the water pressure was good, the only negative was that the base of the shower is pebbles with paving stones so you are a bit stuck in one place, but the hot water doesn't last for very long so you aren't going to be standing there soaking for 20 mins anyway. That said, the hot water tank does reheat/refill reasonably quickly and the cold water isn't really cold anyway so if you run out of hot water you aren't going to be dashing out for your towel.

The balcony upstairs is great for sitting quietly reading or playing cards - which we did particularly the first night or two to make sure our daughter was asleep and not running around.

The pool was absolutely brilliant for us and we spent a lot of time in it. It is around 2.5m wide by 6m long and was great for getting our daughter more familiar with the water. There are two wide steps at the shallow end (the shallow end would be around 1.4m, so not very shallow!) which meant our daughter could easily stand up in the pool. We also found several water toys including some buoyancy aids and a child's inflatable ring that our daughter very much enjoyed and boosted her confidence enormously. By the end of our stay she was able to do a lap of the 6m pool using only her arm floaties (ours, not the property's) so we were very happy with that result. The pool was a fresh water pool and not overly chlorinated so that made it very enjoyable. The pool and garden area is quite shady but this provides a lot of welcome relief from the heat.

We noticed the bamboo pool fence but didn't use it in the end as we didn't need to, but one of the reasons we chose Villa Kora was the fact that there were folding doors that could be closed i.e. we could easily control our daughter's access to the pool. We noticed that many villas are more open air and hence pool safety is a concern (as well as mosquito control). The other reason was that the stairs going upstairs are enclosed, so we didn't have to worry about her trying to squeeze through railings and there is a door at the top of the stairs, so again more control for us.

The beach is quite a bit of a hike (as the big hotels have blocked out a lot of the beach access) but we weren't over-awed with the beach anyway - we know that if we want white sandy beaches then we holiday at home. Besides, why swim in the ocean when you have your own private pool :)

We went in mid May, so the mosquitoes were still pretty vicious (and mostly the very small, very quiet ones). Highly recommend using the plug-in deterrents they provide overnight and giving each bedroom a good spray before you retire. We didn't use the mosquito nets but they would help too. One of the neighbours fogged one day we were there which help cull them for a couple of days but they don't stay away for long. Use personal spray as well.

Excellent privacy from the neighbours too - you have to be up on the balcony to even glimpse anything of them.

The only real negative for our whole trip was the original pick up from the airport. Our driver found us very easily but then allowed a couple of touts to help with our luggage - which we weren't prepared for (we have been aware of this in other countries, but wrongly presumed that having a driver pick us up that they would shoo these people away). The driver was provided by the management company though, not the villa owner Made, so just something to be aware of.

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Liked best: Teaching our daughter to swim in the pool
Liked least: Mosquitoes
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Jun 2015
Thanks for your kind words. We have brand new beds and mattresses, so they should be softer. It is wonderful your little one learnt to swim while she was there. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Please come again sometime.
Many Thanks.
Villa Kora
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Dianne555...
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Pool & Position”
Reviewed 16 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

My husband and I spent three relaxing weeks at Villa Kora and were happy with our choice. We selected the villa for its location and were not disappointed. It is situated a few minutes walk from Eat Street where you have a huge variety of restaurants and shops available. However, I would suggest you turn left at the top of the street and try Belle restaurant, attached to Ulin Villas. We ate there five times and were never disappointed with the service, price or food.
The other excellent feature of Villa Kora is the pool. While not huge, its temperature is perfect, I spent hours in there reading a book or swimming. The surrounding garden and bale are a bonus.
The villa is quite spacious and had all the facilities we required. However I think some of the furniture could be updated. We found the lounge and dining table uncomfortable and the bed too hard for our liking.
Made was most helpful and we were happy with communication and the service provided.

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Liked best: The pool and location.
Liked least: The hard lounge and bed.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
21 Jun 2015
Thank you for staying at Villa Kora.
We are happy you enjoyed your holiday.
We have brand new beds and mattresses, so the beds will be softer.
Many Thanks
Villa Kora
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Cazzvant
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 14 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We travelled from the UK to Bali for two weeks over Easter 2015 and stayed at Villa Kora after carefully researching a villa for our needs - our requirements were an enclosed villa (as we had concerns over contracting dengue) with private pool and a convenient location to restaurants. Villa Kora turned out to be perfect for our needs. There was plenty of space for the 3 of us and the layout worked well for us and the air con was really efficient. Great to have two bathrooms when travelling with a teenager! The pool was gorgeous - very clean and very private, not overlooked at all.

Villa Kora is just a 5 minute stroll to Jalan Laksamana (Eat Street) for a great choice of shopping, cafes and restaurants. The beach was an easy walk and taxis are in abundance so it is easy to travel anywhere. We didn't bother with the included breakfast after the first couple of days as we preferred to try different cafes and enjoy watching the world go by while we lazed over coffees and croissants, and the prices for eating out were so cheap compared to the UK.

We did a couple of trips round the island with the driver Made, who drove really well and was informative and really knew the best places to take us.

Glad we went to Bali, it's a beautiful country, and we are pleased we chose Villa Kora. We probably wouldn't go back to Bali as our bucket list is still long and there's so many other countries we want to visit. Overall, a great stay. Only negative we could find was that some of the towels could do with replacing!

Highly recommend this villa.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Jun 2015
Thank you very much for staying at Villa Kora.
We are happy you enjoyed your holiday.
I will ensure any towels that need replacing are renewed.
Thank you for your feedback.
We hope you visit all the places on your bucket list.
Many Thanks,
Villa Kora.
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Michael S
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Yes”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

If you need to be in Seminyak you should stay here. It's close to anything you may want and the staff cannot be faulted. When we come back it will be to Villa Kora.
Also don't forget to wander up the road to Sambal Shrimp restaurant.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Dec 2014
Thanks so much for coming to stay at Kora. We are really glad you enjoyed your stay - we enjoyed having you. Please come back anytime you like. Take care..............
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Rosy C
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in June 2014
3
people found this review helpful

We stumbled across Villa Kora and have stayed there three years in a row and we love it. Made (the manager) is so kind and accommodating, as are the girls who work there. While I have never met Nicholee (the owner), she has sent the loveliest emails and made us feel so welcome. We feel like we are family. The location is the best - 50m from Eat St and 7 min walk from the beach. This location has totally spoilt us!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Shade over the pool
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
11 Nov 2014
Wow Rosy - Thank you so much - we love having you and your family to stay - and I feels as though I know you as well - you are such a lovely person.
We welcome you back anytime you would like.
Thank you also with your support of YKPA Orphanage - it is so lovely that you do this.
Perhaps one day we will meet - and watch the sun setting in Bali together.
Nicholee, Made, Putu and Lu deh...........
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Suzanne F
Tweed Heads, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overwhelmingly friendly and helpful staff and extremely comfortable stay”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
5
people found this review helpful

Daughter and mother had their separate and very comfortable bedrooms....with a very pleasant lounge downstairs. The manager tried to contact us by ringing Australia to arrange a pick up time at the airport, not knowing that we were already in Bali. We found their helpfulness overwhelming. We were given as much water as we needed and a free phone to use. It is very close to all the shops and restaurants, so walking is an easy option as well as the fact that they have a security guard on watch at night. We felt very safe and the stay quite affordable. Thank you to Luhde, Putu and Made. We had a lovely time, thanks to you.

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Liked best: The friendliness of staff
Liked least: A little noise at night from the Main Street but did not stop our sleeping with air conditioner turned on
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 Jun 2014
Wow - thank you so much!
We try our very best to make sure everyone feels safe, happy and welcome at Villa Kora.
Our staff are just beautiful.
Please come and stay again sometime.
We would love to see you.
Kind Regards,
Villa Kora Seminyak.
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