Des Indes I Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
03-Apr-2017

Our 2017 re-inspection of Villa Des Indes I revealed an immaculate, eclectic home that has been lovingly furnished by its owners to celebrate the rich heritage of Indonesia through a fine collection of antiques, artefacts, curios, local artwork, colonial prints and classic sculptures. The villa is a true delight, enhanced by its central location but very quiet and private feel. Once inside you are truly in your own world and, given the very gracious staff, a wonderfully enjoyable one at that. The chef prepared an excellent and beautifully presented meal during our stay – the Dory dish and ikan lilit (fish satay) were delicious; so it’s easy to imagine a full-blown dinner party in this gorgeous setting, illuminated by scores of flickering candles. Des Indes I will delight families and groups who appreciate being surrounded by a sense of history alongside the villa’s many contemporary luxuries.

In our opinion, it is still one of the most unique East-meets-West, old-meets-new villas in Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
Highlights

Staying at Villa Des Indes I provides a rare opportunity to live amongst such interesting and diverse collectibles. There are many exceptional villas in Seminyak but, in this particular respect, Villa Des Indes I is outstanding. We were also impressed by the chef’s skills.

Surprises

Each bedroom is equipped with a satellite channel TV, but some guests may be disappointed that the villa lacks a communal air-conditioned TV room – others no doubt will be delighted to leave the ‘white’ noise of today’s world behind. The mosquitos were rather active during our stay, as elsewhere in Seminyak, but there was a generous supply of repellent, and the staff was diligent in lighting coils.

Guest Reviews (25)

Andrey K, United Kingdom checked out on 29-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
Had a wonderful time at Des Indes. The staff are incredibly helpful and attentive to all details. Thank you for making our stay so brilliant.

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
Gracanin Q, Australia checked out on 19-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
You were all so wonderful. Thank you for a wonderful and amazing stay. Your hospitality, kindest and attentiveness to all of us was really appreciated. Will definitely recommend this villa.

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
Tim S, Australia checked out on 01-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
What an amazing experience, loved every minute of our stay. Most comfortable bed I have ever slept in, most accommodating staff. Such a fabulous place, so comfortable, so clean and couldn't have asked for more. Thank you to all of the wonderful staff for looking after us.

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
Khushboo J, Singapore checked out on 26-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2019
We had an amazing time in this villa. Villa is absolutely beautiful, very tastefully decorated. Thank you for the wonderful service and for making our stay comfortable.

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
Betty C, Australia checked out on 12-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Mar-2019
Thanks for your hospitality and great service that all the staff have provided to our family holiday. We will endeavor to spread the word about Des Indes I. We have really enjoyed the professional service and we will 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
Anthony H, Hong Kong checked out on 03-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
We just had a wonderful stay and a magical trip here. The villa is utterly breathtaking and beautiful, staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and homey. Personal and heart felt service. Thanks to all the staff for making our stay so fabulous and memorable.

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
Jen L, Hong Kong checked out on 03-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2019
Thank you so much to all of the Des Indes staff. You have been amazing and made our stay such a pleasure. The service and friendliness has been incredible. Your attention to details and warm friendliness have made our stay so pleasant.

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
Nitin B, Indonesia checked out on 22-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2019
We were a group of 5 people and the villa is one of the best places we have ever stayed at. Spotlessly clean, the most hospitable staff, spacious, beautiful. All of your staff kept up with our needs and requirements even at late hours with a smile. Thank you for making our short stay a memorable one. Looking forward to visiting again 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
Kirsten B, Australia checked out on 08-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2018
Had enjoyable stay in these beautiful villas. We were very well looked after by the fabulous staff. Thank you for everything.

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
Ben H, Hong Kong checked out on 09-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Sep-2018
Thank you for looking after us so well during our stay, we love Des Indes Villas and your hospitality was amazing.

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
Lee M, Australia checked out on 27-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Aug-2018
Many thanks to the wonderful staff at villa Des Indes who were always happy to please a chat. We have loved our stay here and will recommend to family and friends. Cannot wait to visit again 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
Cordell K, Australia checked out on 21-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Aug-2018
Facilities first class, staff very very good and excellent service. Our family have stayed at villa Des Indes three times and all are excellent.

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
Belinda S, Australia checked out on 05-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Jul-2018
Des Indes I and II you are amazing. Your attention to detail and your kindness to us all has been awesome. We had a fabulous trip, no request was too much and we can not wait to return. What an amazing place.

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
Graham C, New Zealand checked out on 24-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
Words can not explain, what a wonderful time we have had. I thoroughly enjoyed Villa Des Indes - clean, beautiful decor and plenty of space to relax. The wonderful staff were kind, attentive and thoughtful. They made us feel like family, always checking on our needs and all done with a smile. Thanks for the experience of a life 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
Manal S, Indonesia checked out on 16-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
Thank you for a great time. Beautiful villa and excellent staff. We will be back.

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
Yvonne C, Singapore checked out on 30-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2018
What a magical name for a magical place. Palm trees, sun, water and yoga. We had a taste of paradise for 4 days. Can't wait to come back here again. We experienced the wonderful Bali and the hospitality of the Balinese 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
Ketaki N, Singapore checked out on 17-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2018
Fantastic villa! Superb service. We had a great time and look forward to come back again. All facilities are good and very well maintained. Lovely interiors, great for kids and nice location. Special mention to the staff who took great care of us.

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
Chris G, United Arab Emirates checked out on 08-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Dec-2017
I loved the pool and the room and the food was awesome. I loved my stay, thank you for having us.

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
Mark R, Singapore checked out on 09-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
You have made my 70th birthday holiday the most memorable experience of my 70 years. You have met all our requests with a smile, and your hospitality is second to none. This is my seventh heaven here on earth. I will be back

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
Chung M, Malaysia checked out on 03-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
Thanks for a great few days. The service and food was excellent. Breakfast was also good, the few dinners we had at home were exceptional.

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
Gautam V, United Arab Emirates checked out on 30-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
Thank you for amazing stay. You make sure that we all were comfortable and managed to keep all of us happy which is quite a task. Thank you so much for an amazing 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
Mark L, China checked out on 17-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
We had such a great time in Des Indes. It's A beautiful villa filled with lovely staff who took care of us so well. Thank you so much for everything.

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
Peter A, Singapore checked out on 01-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
Fantastic villa and awesome staff took good care of us through our stay. Service was great and our stay was absolutely relaxing. Thank you all and we will back 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
Julian B, Zambia checked out on 17-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
We love this villa so much. Thanks for having us here. The staff are so lovely too.

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
Bruce A, Australia checked out on 01-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
What a Beautiful Place! Thanks to the wonderful staff for their kindness and friendliness. Such amazingly appointed villas, it was a delight to stay here.

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
Des Indes I /villa/des-indes-i.aspx Price starts at $890 - $1,600 per night
8.8 out of 10
based on 26 user reviews. Our 2017 re-inspection of Villa Des Indes I revealed an immaculate, eclectic home that has been lovingly furnished by its owners to celebrate the rich heritage of Indonesia through a fine collection of antiques, artefacts, curios, local artwork, colonial prints and classic sculptures. The villa is a true delight, enhanced by its central location but very quiet and private feel. Once inside you are truly in your own world and, given the very gracious staff, a wonderfully enjoyable one at that. The chef prepared an excellent and beautifully presented meal during our stay – the Dory dish and ikan lilit (fish satay) were delicious; so it’s easy to imagine a full-blown dinner party in this gorgeous setting, illuminated by scores of flickering candles. Des Indes I will delight families and groups who appreciate being surrounded by a sense of history alongside the villa’s many contemporary luxuries.

In our opinion, it is still one of the most unique East-meets-West, old-meets-new villas in Bali.

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