Bendega Nui Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
17-May-2010

Staying at Bendega Nui is a wonderful way to experience Bali. The neighbouring paddy fields scattered with colourful flags and tinkling bells to scare the birds away from the ripening rice; the crowing cockerels; clear blue skies and amazing sunsets were a delight in themselves, but to enjoy all of this from the luxurious surroundings of this stunning new villa (completed end 2009) was a real privilege. 

The super-comfortable beds (I felt like Alice in Wonderland climbing up onto the deep mattress of the canopied four-poster in our bedroom!), bold colourful fabrics, tasteful pieces of art, impressive sound system and blissful swimming pool were just some of the features that made a very clear statement about how much care and thought Bendega Nui's owners (who regularly stay there themselves) have put into the design and finish of their tropical holiday home. 

In recent years, the Canggu area has sprouted some exciting new venues for drinks and/or dinner – several of which you can walk to from the villa. That said, we felt no desire to eat out after sampling the chef's culinary creations: From roasted vegetable salads, to steak and chips, to chicken curry, cheesecakes and crème brulée – everything was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and served with a smile.

Bendega Nui is a peaceful retreat; breezes from the nearby coast kept things cool wherever we chose to relax – and there was no shortage of options, from the hidden deck beyond the pool, to the shady reading pavilion next to one of the pretty ponds, to the bedroom balconies with their lovely views. And what better way to round off the day than with a glass of wine and a good movie on the big-screen plasma TV, or a social game of pool over a couple of beers – listening to whatever takes your fancy from the vast selection on the Sonos sound system (or bring your own – iPod docks in every bedroom). We felt that Bendega has something to please everyone in the family and would also make a great place for a group of friends to get together for a holiday, as well as (especially if you rent the one-bedroom suite and three-bedroom Bendega Rato next door) an exceptional and truly memorable wedding venue.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
Highlights

The fantastic food; the spacious, comfortable pool pavilion (you could easily spend the whole day here!); the peaceful location among the rice fields – so Bali; the quality and attention to detail of everything around you. Bendega isn’t somewhere that does things by halves!

Surprises

The unfenced ponds could well be a hazard for curious toddlers, and the pool pavilion can get wet unless the blinds are lowered at the first sign of rain (but hopefully the attentive staff will deal with that for you). The only bedroom with a TV is the twin – although all are cabled for television, so should you be desperate, the villa manager can have one brought in.

Guest Reviews (33)

Kimberly I, Indonesia checked out on 09-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jun-2018
What a wonderful time we have had at Bendega Villa. The food is amazing, we were always full and satisfied. The staff is really what made our stay exceptional - they made it feel even nicer than home. What a wonderful way to celebrate family and friends. Thank you very much, we can't wait to come again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kyu Young S, South Korea checked out on 14-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2018
Thank you so much for everything . I really enjoyed everything in here. All staff are very nice. Food is amazing. I will really miss this place. Thank you for giving me an amazing time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Matthew L, Australia checked out on 24-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
30-Apr-2018
There are not enough thank you's to say how grateful we have been for the wonderful service from all the staff here. Our holiday has been perfect in every way just what we needed and can't wait to come back as soon as possible. Thank you so much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Roxana P, Singapore checked out on 30-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2018
What an amazing stay we had. Thank you so much, it was absolute perfection.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jemma C, Australia checked out on 13-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Dec-2017
Thank you to all the staff at Bendega for making our holiday so great. The venue was amazing and the staff were fantastic. You greet everything with smile and made our time with our families and friends very relaxed. We will definitely recommend this place to others and hope to be back one day.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Katie H, Australia checked out on 23-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2017
Thank you so much for all that you did for us over the past 10 days. You were all so attentive and went out of your way to ensure we had an enjoyable holiday. The villa is beautiful and the meals were all delicious. We couldn't think of a better place to holiday with our friend and celebrate Chris's 40th birthday. You did well to accommodate such a large and unruly bunch of the people. We'd definitely recommend Bendega to any one traveling to Bali. Thanks again, we appreciate all of your hard work and attention.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Deepak N, Hong Kong checked out on 17-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Thank you so so much to Harsana and entire team at Bendega Nui. We have had the most wonderful time over the last 10 days. You have been so friendly, warm and accommodating. We will never forget our amazing stay here. Hopefully we will be back soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jane R, Australia checked out on 06-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
A wonderful week at a beautiful villa with excellent staff and service. The food was also excellent for every meal. Would highly recommend.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lucy F, Australia checked out on 21-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Many thanks to the team at Bendega Nui Villa for making this one of the best stays we've experienced in Bali. We all loved it, especially the kids!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Karinda C, Australia checked out on 14-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
We have had the most amazing time in your beautiful villas. Nothing was ever too much trouble, the staff were always fabulous. We will be back. Thank you all for amazing time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Emma L, Singapore checked out on 25-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Thank you so much for welcoming us all to your beautiful villa. After many years coming to Bali for family holidays, we can honestly say we have never had a more beautiful, well equipped and professional villa. A special mention to Yuni and Gagus for exceptional service but all the staff have been fabulous. Also the new Chef is amazing, sorry we didn't eat in more! We will be back soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Richard H, Australia checked out on 18-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
On the day of Richard's 50th birthday we say goodbye to the stunning Bendega Villa. Its wonderful and attentive staff. We could not have ask for a more perfect setting to celebrate with family and friends from all over the world! Until next time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Emma C, Australia checked out on 10-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Thanks so much for such an amazing start to our holiday! We have been spoilt and looked after beyond our wildest dreams. Gagus is absolutely amazing, always his pleasure to look after us! Amazing villa, amazing place. Love, Love, Love.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anne & Declan M, Indonesia checked out on 26-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
We can not thank you enough for looking after us during our beautiful week here in paradise. It was so special to return here for Anne's 60th birthday. Hope it won't be long before we return again. Everything was spectacular and we can not thank you enough for the wonderful hospitality.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Philip J, Singapore checked out on 05-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Thank you, Harsana and team for the excellent sincere service. Would definitely recommend Bendega to friends. Can't wait to return again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
James & Fion, United Kingdom checked out on 30-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Thank you so much Harsana and team for giving us such a pleasant stay. All of us had enjoyed the stay thoroughly and our bridal shower and stag do have been AMAZING became of all of you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Patricia N, Canada checked out on 21-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Amazing property, amazing food and most of all amazing staff. Thank you for taking care of us and making this a wonderful holiday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jessica A, Hong Kong checked out on 18-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Overall our stay in Bendega Villa was awesome, all the staff were very friendly and helpful and the kitchen staff and the chef Dewa handled the food really well The food they have cooked during our stay were so delicious. The rooms and living area are always tidy and clean. I would recommend your villa to my friends and families.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Mrs. B, Italy checked out on 14-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Aug-2016
Overall an excellent stay, thanks for making this unforgettable memory.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Steven K, Australia checked out on 07-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2016
Everything was perfect, Harsana and his team were there waiting for every single thing we need. Always with smile, nothing is too much problem. Thank you, we can't wait to return.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Adrian M, Australia checked out on 05-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Jul-2016
As a group of families it was a perfect set-up over an expansive villa set up and surrounding grounds. Very close to surf beaches and the now many great local cafe, shops and restaurants of Canggu beach side. Staff were absolutely amazing, you really don't have to lift a finger while staying there and they were particularly attentive and careful with children running around. A pleasure to stay with some many nice local people. Our food was consistently fantastic, we had long breakfasts, amazing seafood every day and long dinners with cocktails and wine. Big thanks to all the lovely ladies and gents who looked after us, the kids won't know what to do when they get home and have only their parents to look after them!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Loretta De Dood And J, Australia checked out on 27-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
We had amazing stay, thank you very much...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Nick M, Australia checked out on 24-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Thanks for the lovely stay, very relaxing.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Marie C, Australia checked out on 29-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
24-May-2016
To all the staff at Bendega Villa, Thank you so much for your fantastic hospitality we loved every minute of our stay. Looking forward to returning.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Michael And Marie W, Indonesia checked out on 23-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
24-May-2016
This is a short note to say thank you to you and all your staff for making our stay such a wonderful experience. Everyone was so kind, helpful and made it clear that nothing was too much trouble which made our stay a total pleasure. You should be proud of the whole team.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sofia W, Hong Kong checked out on 04-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
24-May-2016
The house was perfect for families with children. The pool was at the centre of the action. All activities - yoga on the lawn, swimming in the pool, lounging or eating meals - were all in stone's throw of each other. That created a wonderful feeling in the villa. The staff were very professional. The food was delicious. I would highly recommend this villa and the staff!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tara C, Singapore checked out on 27-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
24-May-2016
The staff are friendly and helpful. Facilities are wonderful. Would recommend and return. Will miss being pampered and looked after by fabulous villa staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Moray S, Singapore checked out on 02-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
11-Jan-2016
Great villa for large parties and two or three families. Efficient friendly, helpful staff. Had a fab time there and would go back

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Alan Alpass, Australia checked out on 19-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
01-Oct-2015
The best for a very large family.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:5 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:5
Ms. Leah checked out on 12-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
29-Jun-2015
We are so glad that we chose Bendega Nui for our wedding. It is so beautiful and everything was perfect. The staff were very friendly and professional. The manager Nyoman was very professional, helpful and gave me his number in case I needed anything. One of our friends who was staying with us left her wedding rings which were worth thousands on the bed in their room when we went out, but she didn't need to worry as the staff had left them on the bed after coming in to make the room. Would definitely stay here again!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Karen Wong Yi Theng, Singapore checked out on 25-Aug-2014
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
08-Sep-2014
As a large group of friends, we have been holidaying in Bali every year, for the last 10 years. Every year we look forward to discovering new, large luxury villas. Bendega is the first we are open to and willing to stay in again. The property and its staff has been unparalleled. So clean, the staff not just helpful, but exceedingly proactive without any degree of prodding. So fabulous, please say hi to all of them, koi fishes included! :)

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:6 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:6 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Shaun and E, Australia checked out on 27-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
7.7
Reviewed:
29-Jul-2014
What a fabulous time we had at Bendega Nui. The staff are what make this place truly an unbelievable experience. The property is beautiful, the rooms are lovely and cleaned well. Many days were spent lounging around the pool in the villa. We had our two year old with us and what a fantastic time she had. Feeding the fish was definitely the highlight of the day. The only negative was that time flew too fast! More sun beds would be beneficial however. We had a wonderful time and will be returning again soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:8
Maite S, United States checked out on 13-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
23-Jul-2014
The house was amazing and the staff was wonderful. We really enjoyed our stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Bendega Nui /villa/bendega-villas.aspx Price starts at $780 - $1,510 per night
8.79 out of 10
based on 35 user reviews. Staying at Bendega Nui is a wonderful way to experience Bali. The neighbouring paddy fields scattered with colourful flags and tinkling bells to scare the birds away from the ripening rice; the crowing cockerels; clear blue skies and amazing sunsets were a delight in themselves, but to enjoy all of this from the luxurious surroundings of this stunning new villa (completed end 2009) was a real privilege. 

The super-comfortable beds (I felt like Alice in Wonderland climbing up onto the deep mattress of the canopied four-poster in our bedroom!), bold colourful fabrics, tasteful pieces of art, impressive sound system and blissful swimming pool were just some of the features that made a very clear statement about how much care and thought Bendega Nui's owners (who regularly stay there themselves) have put into the design and finish of their tropical holiday home. 

In recent years, the Canggu area has sprouted some exciting new venues for drinks and/or dinner – several of which you can walk to from the villa. That said, we felt no desire to eat out after sampling the chef's culinary creations: From roasted vegetable salads, to steak and chips, to chicken curry, cheesecakes and crème brulée – everything was beautifully presented, absolutely delicious, and served with a smile.

Bendega Nui is a peaceful retreat; breezes from the nearby coast kept things cool wherever we chose to relax – and there was no shortage of options, from the hidden deck beyond the pool, to the shady reading pavilion next to one of the pretty ponds, to the bedroom balconies with their lovely views. And what better way to round off the day than with a glass of wine and a good movie on the big-screen plasma TV, or a social game of pool over a couple of beers – listening to whatever takes your fancy from the vast selection on the Sonos sound system (or bring your own – iPod docks in every bedroom). We felt that Bendega has something to please everyone in the family and would also make a great place for a group of friends to get together for a holiday, as well as (especially if you rent the one-bedroom suite and three-bedroom Bendega Rato next door) an exceptional and truly memorable wedding venue.

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