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Ambalama

Ambalama

Sri Lanka » South Coast » Talpe

We found Ambalama to be a very flexible beach villa, suitable for families, groups of friends and even decadent couples. It is spacious enough to host larger groups and its sociable layout maximises party potential (as does the iPod docking station and Bose sound system). Each bedroom is similarly sized which saves arguments about who sleeps where (although the bedrooms to the far sides of the villa perhaps offer the most privacy and are a little more special with their tropical outdoor showers). There is plenty of space inside the villa and outside on the pool terrace for dining, and every meal is an occasion, reflecting chef Roshan’s five star hotel training in a wide range of delicious fusion cuisine. Ingredients (on guest account) are bought fresh from the market each day.     

The staff at Ambalama are proficient and present service with a smile; offering to unpack our suitcase on arrival and serving us chilled G&Ts on the pool terrace overlooking the sea at sunset. A pair of non-resident managers drop by to welcome guests and make sure they have everything they require, and are on call if advice is needed about where to eat out, or to help with any travel arrangements (Roshan doubles up as an in-house manager and can also assist with most guest queries).

Whilst there isn’t a TV or DVD player at the villa, these can be organised with prior arrangement – although it’s probably best to bring your own DVDs with you, as well as childrens’ games if needs be. Whilst the narrow beach outside Ambalama isn’t great for swimming, you only have to walk five minutes to the nearest swimming beach. That said, there are few villas on the Galle coast better located than Ambalama; beaches, restaurants, shops and attractions are all within a short walk or drive.
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Angel's Villa

Angel's Villa

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Angel’s Villa is compact both in its location and the villa itself – that said, it is bigger than most villas of this type and price range. The outside space is dominated by the pool which is lovely and refreshing – perfect to slide into from the pool-side lounge area – but there’s not much space for kids to run around. Overhead fans provide a good breeze to the open lounge and dining area which is not air-conditioned but is cool and shady. The dining area is a great setting to enjoy meals but do not try to move the table – quite frankly its one of the largest pieces of wood we have laid eyes on – and the quirky holes in the table top will no doubt capture the odd casualty.

All three bedrooms are spacious and have excellent bathrooms – clean, modern and very functional, if a little minimalist. The staff were attentive, although a little timid and their English wasn’t always great, but their desire to please is without compare. As the villa is managed independently, rather than through a specialist management company, the training levels were perhaps not quite up to the usual professional standard. The more senior staff, including the villa manager, were much better but they also work at the owner’s other villa so are not always around. That said, they were easily tracked down when needed.

All in all we liked the villa for what it was and would recommend it for a small group or family, but maybe not for very young children as the pool would be a constant concern.
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Villa Anjali Blue

Villa Anjali Blue

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

We loved staying at this handsome garden villa and really enjoyed the independence of using the good, modern kitchen or calling on the 24-hour catering service when we were too lazy to cook or dine out. But with so many good restaurants in the neighbourhood that wasn’t often. We were grateful for the daily housekeeping staff – friendly and courteous, with ever-ready big Balinese smiles and passable English – and felt well supported by the villa manager who runs this small complex. The villas are so well designed that despite their proximity, one is not aware of other guests: during our inspection the other two villas were also occupied, but we saw and heard no one.

The garden — intimate and well-landscaped with a variety of ornamental tropical plants — was a perpetual delight as the light changed over the course of the day; and well lit at night. We used it at all hours, as we did the balé (gazebo) — great for sprawling with a book during the day, or slipping away for a private conversation in the evening.  

We found the bedrooms very comfortable and quiet and applauded the sturdy timber desks that are big enough to work at, and with intelligently placed electrical outlets. We also enjoyed the sundeck off one of the upstairs bedrooms, with its big double daybed.
 
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Villa Anjali Green

Villa Anjali Green

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

We found Villa Anjali Green to be a great solution for four people with different needs: near the beach/away from the crowds; a good kitchen for self-caterers/prefer to be cooked for/prefer dining out; love air conditioning/love fresh air; don’t want to be waited on hand and foot/need a cleaning staff … and don’t forget the pool. The villa also managed to very successfully combine modern architecture with natural materials, Indonesian textiles and ethnic art.

The visual focus of Anjali Green is the garden and pool, which gives a wonderful tropical atmosphere to the living and dining areas. Comfortable rattan lounge chairs on a wooden deck at the far end of the pool allow serene sun-bathing for two, but the lawn beside the pool was big enough for all four of to play ball.

We found the two bedrooms to be very quiet and comfortable. Some of us enjoyed the gentle haze of morning light coming through the fine curtains; others liked being able to shut out the light and sleep till noon without disturbance. The outdoor shower areas were great, with rain showers and hot water that comes on instantly (unlike in many older properties in Bali!). We appreciated the sturdy timber desks that are big enough to work at, with room for a laptop and files next to the flat-screen TV, and intelligently placed electrical outlets next to the desk. We loved the Balinese touches, such as the repousée metal boxes – fashioned in the manner of Balinese offerings boxes – in the bathrooms and kitchen for odds and ends, and the fresh frangipani blossoms placed around the rooms when we first arrived.

The villa manager stayed on till late in the evening, way past his hours, just to welcome us; and the security staff were very helpful, calling us a taxi when we wanted to go out in the evening. Housekeepers were friendly and courteous, with ever-ready big Balinese smiles.
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Villa Anjali Orange

Villa Anjali Orange

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

We loved staying at this handsome garden villa and really enjoyed the independence of using the good, modern kitchen or calling on the 24-hour catering service when we were too lazy to cook or dine out. But with so many good restaurants in the neighbourhood that wasn’t often. We were grateful for the daily housekeeping staff – friendly and courteous, with ever-ready big Balinese smiles and passable English – and felt well supported by the villa manager who runs this small complex. The villas are so well designed that despite their proximity, one is not aware of other guests: during our inspection the other two villas were also occupied, but we saw and heard no one. With extra beds and the option of also renting the adjacent Villa Anjali Purple, you could sleep up to 12 people. (Note that the upstairs bedroom at Anjali Orange may not be suitable for the elderly or very young as there is no hand-rail on the stairs).

The garden — intimate and well-landscaped with a variety of ornamental tropical plants — was a perpetual delight as the light changed over the course of the day; and well lit at night. We used it at all hours, as we did the balé (gazebo) — great for sprawling with a book during the day, or slipping away for a private conversation in the evening (although we thought the cushions could be bigger).

We loved the collection of carved wooden figures half-hidden in the plants at the far end of the pool, like a cluster of guardian spirits. We found the bedrooms very comfortable and quiet and applauded the sturdy timber desks that are big enough to work at, and with intelligently placed electrical outlets. We also enjoyed the sundeck off the upstairs bedroom — starkly unfurnished, but so were we.
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Villa Anjali Purple

Villa Anjali Purple

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

Villa Anjali Purple is a gem-like hideaway; a bit of a love nest. We loved the clean, contemporary architecture, the Indonesian textiles, ethnic art and the sense of privacy and independence. It was great to be so near the Petitenget scene with its beach and restaurants, and yet go back to somewhere peaceful and quiet. The villas are so well designed that despite their proximity, one is not aware of other guests.

Villa Anjali Purple’s open-air plan fills the living and dining space with the light and colour of the small garden. We thought this villa was the prettiest of the four in the Anjali complex. The purple colour scheme is surprisingly well-handled and gives the villa an opulent feel. The rich grey marble floors deepen the feeling of luxury.

We felt at home as soon as we’d unpacked. The bedroom is comfortably furnished; the hot water in the bathroom comes on instantly (unlike in many older properties) and there was plenty of storage in the dressing area. We applaud the sturdy timber desks that are big enough to work at, with room for a laptop and files next to the flat-screen TV, and intelligently placed electrical outlets alongside.

We enjoyed being able to stock the kitchen with our favourite provisions from the up-scale Bali Deli supermarket (about 6km) and slipping over to the madly wonderful Potato Head Beach Club (2km) for lunch, a swim in the pool, and a long walk along the beach. In the evening it was easy to order a taxi and fully indulge in Seminyak’s nightlife.

A swim in the villa’s pool was fresh in the morning, a perfect way to un-wind after shopping, and deliciously private at night. There was only one sun lounger, but we just spread a beach towel on the lawn.

The housekeeping staff were friendly and courteous, with big Balinese smiles. We also felt well-looked after by the gracious and competent villa manager. But guests are mainly left to their own devices.
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Villa Aqua

Villa Aqua

Indonesia » Bali » Greater Seminyak » Seminyak

At its gala opening in 2007 Villa Aqua was at the top of its game. A new style of party villa extraordinaire commissioned by four successful professionals to be their base when visiting Bali. The theme has now been copied many times – not surprisingly, because the concept was great, and with a bit of creative inspiration, enhanced technology (and a stack of cash) has even been improved upon.

We picked up on the party vibe as soon as we arrived; the staff welcomed us with cold towels, iced drinks, a fridge full of Bintang beer, and upbeat house music playing through the speakers in the ceiling of the tropical sunken lounge. The architecture and interiors are adult and rather masculine in style; there are loads of games and facilities that adults and older kids will really enjoy, but the villa is not recommended for toddlers due to the open roof terraces, open external staircases, and a rooftop pond.  This is one of Bali’s most popular villas; it is rarely unoccupied, perhaps accounting for why it has not been maintained as well as it could have been.  

 
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Villa Asli

Villa Asli

Indonesia » Bali » Canggu area » Canggu

This is such a stunning villa! We’re suckers for character, so we really did love everything about Villa Asli. Not only do the gorgeous timber joglos exude such delicious charm in all their aging, creaking, antique-filled glory (and provide a rare [for Bali] sense of history), but the gentle natures of the staff also put us superbly at ease. Asli means ‘genuine’ and everything in this villa – from the exquisite collection of antiques to the staff themselves were certainly positive reflectors of this title.  Dressed in their traditional uniform, the staff were always a warm and efficient presence around the house. The chef was most definitely a highlight of the team as he whipped up an excellent range of dishes based upon an extensive menu and also according to our own suggestions. All the meals we had were thoroughly enjoyed, and since all food and drink was charged at cost price (and daily breakfast is included in the rate), we thought it was surprisingly good value and hardly worth eating out, despite the lure of nearby Seminyak.    

We were spoiled by the high level of comfort and the spaciousness of our bedroom, but its terrace was our favourite place of all. We loved the bathrooms too – the Sumatran gladak had a particularly jungle-like bathtub setting, which was enhanced magically by long lanterns night. The lighting throughout the villa is definitely worth a mention as it set off the chocolatey timberwork a treat.
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Auraliya

Auraliya

Sri Lanka » South Coast » Talpe

This is a fabulous villa. Standouts include the stunning sea views, gorgeous beach, expansive outside space and heartwarming team of staff, not to mention the great food. Everything about the villa is very family friendly and group orientated - the sky blue swimming pool with its shallow ledge; the huge garden with plenty of space for the kids to indulge in cricket or football; the interconnecting rooms; and the lovely beach with calm sea ideal for paddling.

We thought the staff were excellent; friendly, experienced and capable. The chef was particularly enthusiastic and his cooking was fabulous. He’ll even make snacks for kids such as jammy dodgers, an all-time favourite. He will also stock the kitchen with basic provisions prior to your arrival, and prepare your first two meals so that you can arrive relaxed and at ease. There’s a Nespresso coffee machine in the villa, but as you can’t buy the capsules in Sri Lanka, you’ll need to bring some with you. If we needed anything else, the staff shopped for us and they were able to arrange transport for us to visit attractions, restaurants and the fort at Galle.

Visiting in March 2013, three years after our original review, we were pleased to discover that the villa has the same lovely staff team and is as immaculately presented as before. Each master bedroom has its own mini fridge and the villa is also now equipped with a generator.


 
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Baan Asan

Baan Asan

Thailand » Koh Samui » Taling Ngam

Our stay at Baan Asan really felt like a retreat away from the hustle of every-day life. The pace shifted down a gear as the whole family adjusted to the natural tropical environment and our luxurious and very private surroundings. The kids adored the bunk-beds and having their own bathrooms as well as waking up early in the mornings and jumping into the pool. The efficient manageress ensured that we were well taken care of with her constant yet respectful attention and was very approachable for information or assistance. The master suite was a retreat within a retreat for us grown-ups, and having a designated office/library was helpful when we needed to check in with the outside world. Dining on the beach was unforgettable as were the sunset cocktails in the sala surrounded by comfy cushions. We found that after a few hours out exploring the island we were thrilled to return to the comfort of the villa. For us, Baan Asan struck the perfect balance between spacious and luxurious communal areas, intimate and private bedrooms and practical, well designed facilities, all located on a quiet beach renowned for its magnificent views.
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