Villa Anjali Orange Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.2
Reviewed:
05-May-2011

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.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:6 Staff:6
Value:8
Highlights

Villa Anjali Orange is very good value for a family or a small group of couples looking for quiet comfort and privacy on this very lively part of the Balinese coast. The villa had been open only two months when we stayed (March 2011) and was absolutely pristine, yet warmed by a light, sure décor that made it feel like a home.

Surprises

On our first evening there was a storm and we had to scramble to lower the bamboo blinds before the beautiful marble floors became too slippery. Although there is satellite (and local) television, there is only one cable account for house (naturally enough) so the same channel appears on all TVs tuned to cable. The carport is a broad space and handsome enough for an entrance, but the narrow road leading into the complex made it a bit tricky for turning when we took the car out.

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7.2 out of 10
based on 1 user reviews. 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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