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“Relax, eat, enjoy” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Villa Gading
Tom Price, Australia
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“Relax, eat, enjoy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2012

Wow. Great value for money, unbeleivable food, terrific setting, great snorkelling, no hassles. We only stayed for 2 nights and wish we stayed much longer. We booked both Villas for our family of 6. After our fist meal we decided we were going to have all our meals at the Villa because it was so good. After the hectic Kuta area, we loved the relative quiet slow pace with no one hassling you to buy, buy, buy the minute you step off the property. Accommodation is traditional Balinese - basic but comfortable. A highlight is the service from the staff. All the staff are family and live at the back of the property. The interaction with them is a highlight. The staff organised a boat to take us 15 minutes to some of the best snorkelling we have done - a must do and a fifth of the price from in Kuta. About an hour and half from the airport but worth the drive. If you are looking for spa baths and silver service this is not for you. If you are looking for great freindly service, terrific location and an insight into the real Bali, this is the spot. Great spot for couples, young families or adult groups. I could see that our teenage children may get bored after a three or four days. Cannot speak highly enough of Villa Gading.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Loved the relaxing family feel of villa gading. It was great getting to know the family and would to come back soon.The meals were really great and you could tell home made specilally for us ....we really missed everyone after our 4 days and left for lombock. We will always remember villa gading

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

My wife and I were amoungst the very first guests at Villa Gading back in Oct 2000 for our honeymoon. We both came home from that trip knowing a return visit was always on the cards. It did take us 12 long years but to have finally returned and be accompanied by our two daughters was a long held ambition fullfilled. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts Kay and Gading. The moment we arrived the great memories returned and the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas is quickily forgotten. What makes a stay at Villa Gading so special in my opinion is it's excluesivity. The staff are all there to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
Of course the food is fantastic, as well as being very affordable. The sea veiws are stunning and there is great snorkling to be done right out front of the property.
If your looking for something different for your next trip to Bali and want a change from the usual resorts or hotels I can highly recomend a visit to Villa Gading. As expected our visit ended all to soon and again we left concluding that future trips to Bali will always have a stay at Villa Gading included on our itinery. Karen and Damian , Adelaide, Australia

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Damian F
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Albany, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2012

We recently stayed at Villa Gading for 5 nights with our 2 sons,and found the atmosphere and surrounds of Villa Gading very relaxing.Our hosts Gading and Kay,could not have been more accomadating,to the point of having an air conditioner installed in the villa after the first night.The girls Diah and Komang whom were wonderful,spent time with our boys teaching them how to play pool,on the villa's pool table, the food was the best we experinced in Bali,including the coconuts which were collected from the trees near by, by the driver Nonok.
Overall Villa Gading is a very relaxing and hospitable place to stay,and we look forward to returning on our next trip to Bali.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

We have stayed at Villa Gading many times now since our first visit in 2003 and it still continues to charm and relax us. We love the peacefulness and authentic family/village feel about the property and surrounds, not to mention the friendly and gracious hospitality of the staff.

Our friends Kaye and Gading who own the property always go out of their way to make us feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Their connections with other business folk in the Candi Dasa area also mean that we receive special service, including masseurs coming to the villa rather than us having to go to them. Our last visit was just last week and we wish we could have stayed longer. Judi and David, Australia

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2012

I have stayed at Villa Gading two years in a row, once with a mate & the next with my partner & another couple, I had to bring them here. If you want relaxation away from the hustle & bustle of the city this is it. Always helpful, take you anywhere you want to go, give good advice on anything you want to do. The accommodation is in the traditional bali style & as i said so relaxing. The food is great with several menus, ranging from traditional to modern. Nothing is ever too much trouble. These people are family & so friendly, i cant say enough & whenever i return to Bali this is the only place i will stay. I love it.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Having been to Bali on numerous occasions before, staying at Villa at Gading has proven yet again to be the most memorable and rejuvenating. If relaxing away from quiet tourist areas is your thing and if being immersed in authentic Balinese culture appeals to you then Villa Gading will surely not disappoint. The family run Villas are quaintly furnished and decorated with authentic Balinese fittings- this alongside the delicious and diverse menu, luxurious pool and attentive service made for a stay to remember. From the moment my partner and I arrived until we left we were given the best combination of privacy and genuine service. It didn't take long for us to turn off our phones, forget about the time and delve into our books. The privacy, beautiful Balinese climate and of course the treat of having the sea at your doorstep relaxed us so that by the end of our stay we had lot track of what day it was. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone who wants to escape and really have a "holiday'.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Arthur W
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Property: Villa Gading
Address: Jalan Raya Buitan | Manggis, Karangasem 888888, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 79 Speciality Lodging in Karangasem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Gading is located right on beautiful Balina Beach, within 5 minutes of Candi Dasa and Padang Bai. We have only two villas, or “lumbungs” based on the style of a Balinese rice barn. However the fittings are of the highest standard, with essential extras such as a mini bar, CD/radio, hair dryer, etc. Each villa consist of a bedroom with king size bed upstairs, and downstairs there are two day beds that can convert to single beds at night. The bathroom is partially indoors, partially outdoors, a blend of sparkling white tiles and traditional Balinese carving and ferns.Villa Gading is ideally set up for 1 or 2 couples or families and is a place where our guests can relax and treat our place as their home in Bali. There is no need to fight to get the best lounge by the pool, or be just one of a hundred guests. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Villa Gading Bali/Karangasem

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