My family & I visited Seminyak Bali in 2011 and this time we were looking for a nearby villa get-away so I sourced on Tripadvisor and decided on The Kunja.
Below are my personal opinion and feedback after my recent 5D 4N stay at the villa in November 2013.
1. Location of villa
We had airport transfer provided by the villa and it took us approx.an hour due to the bad traffic jam in the late afternoon. Usually it takes only about 30mins. The villa is located pretty exclusively on its own, there are some small cafes and burger stalls nearby but would take about 15 mins by foot. There were minimarts nearby too so you could get the buggy service to bring u there. We didn't go to the beach nor to Ubud or anywhere else. But I heard that it would take about 2hrs or so by car.
2. Comfort & quality of stay
I would give it a 8.5 out of 10. Now bear in mind that I am a fussy person, particularly in terms of hygiene and cleanliness, especially with regards to hotel stays and such. Stale smells, pillows, clean sheets etc..I am quite anal about such things. The villa was generally pretty new and well-maintained. Greenery at the pool neatly groomed and trimmed. Every late afternoon or so, the staff would visit to spray the insect repellant and switch on the electric repellant as well. There are mosquitoes around but not overwhelming, like the time when I was in Bali at the end of Dec. Just ensure you smack on some repellant lotion and they prob wont bug you much. Pillows, sheets and bed was comfy, no odours whatsoever. The bathroom was huge with the bath tub, shower and toilet all in one. The water dispenser was great too, as we could drink however much we wanted.
3. Room service
They had quite a few restaurant menus on the Room service list. Each from different restaurants so you might have to wait a little if you order from different places. The wait was about max 40mins or so. The staff would ring the bell, come in and set the table each time, laying out plates, glasses and cutlery neatly. Every morning, we had breakfast cooked in-villa by the staff and also tea-time snack which was either banana & strawberry pancakes or choc cookies. Unfortunately, the food quality was a disappointment. Noodles, fried rice and fish & chips were nothing to shout about. I'd say the best were the pancakes and prob orange juice. They also lacked a variety of breakfast choices so hopefully they would offer more in time to come.
4. Spa & massage
My husband & I did in-villa Body Bliss massage, which was 60mins each. I felt it was good, just the right amount of pressure. However he felt that it was normal and could be a lot stronger. We tried it again a day later and this time I also asked for a scrub done. The scrub was not fantastic as it was just spread over my body. The massage was thorough and I actually dozed off. They then prepared a flower bubble bath for me, which was lovely.
5. Service of staff & villa
Greeted with smiles and most of them speak pretty good English so it wasn’t a problem. We also asked for a short buggy ride treat for the kids (aged 6 and 8 yrs) just around the villa. Each time they finished preparation of your meals, they would inform u to say they are done, which was nice of them.
6. Weather conditions
We were there 22-26 Nov and this time, the weather was awesome. Sunny most of the times, with occasional drizzle. We managed to laze by the pool most of the time and the pool was "abused" by us.
Pool was clean but take note that its 1.1m on one end and 2.2m on the end which is pretty deep if you have young kids. So gotta keep an eye on them.
I'd say only the food needed improvement and also perhaps the choices of complimentary coffee and tea sachets. Apart from that, the stay was fabulous, comfortable and a great villa to cosy up in with your family and kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in breathtakingly expansive surroundings. The Kunja Villa Hotel boasts 18 exquisite one and three bedroom villas providing traditional yet sophisticated ambiance with standards to please the most discerning guests. Add to this complete privacy (except for private chef and in-villa dining staff at your service), a 24 hour vehicle totally dedicated to your every whim and you have an experience that exceeds all expectations ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Kunja Villas & Spa Bali/Seminyak