Villa Anucara Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
23-Feb-2012

Villa Anucara’s stark, modernist design may not suit everyone — stripped of its Indonesian artefacts, it could be at home in Miami, Monaco or any number of expensive beachside playgrounds. But this reviewer swooned over the purity of the design, pleasing symmetry, and sense of space and light. The white and ivory colours splashed with aqua create a restful and restorative palette to counter the rectilinear strictness of the architecture. We liked the counterbalance of avant garde with antique, the textural play with Palimanan stone, teakwood planks, polished concrete, fossilized wood, gnarled tree roots and granite. And we loved the artistic flourishes and deliciously thought out details.

One overlooked detail, however, was the choice of cut flowers in every room: the garishly coloured marigolds seemed out of place in such sophisticated surroundings (even the flowers in the garden are all pure white). But this small ‘peeve’ will easily dissipate when the owner’s impeccable taste directs the staff’s flower arranging skills. (And let’s face it, how uptight do you have to be to even notice!)

Unusually, those who don’t draw straws for the master suites will not feel short-changed. (Magnificent though our master suite was, we would have been delighted to stay in guestroom 3 with its shaded grove of palms and its stunning outdoor bathroom with monsoon shower arch and lava-stone wall of water cascading down to a sunken hamam-style bath.) In this respect the villa is highly suited to groups of friends and families — who will also appreciate the many private spaces that allow for quiet as well as social holiday time. We would perhaps be nervous of bringing very young children here because of the stretches of unfenced water, unguarded stairs and upper deck, but note that baby cots and high chairs can be provided; indeed the party before us included several toddlers — and they stayed for a month!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

We loved the ‘brand new’ feel of villa, its spaciousness, and the sheer number of places to hang out. The pool’s length will delight serious swimmers as much as those content to wallow in the shallows. And witnessing a glorious ocean sunset from your bath or star-gazing from the rooftop deck wasn’t too shabby either!

Surprises

Given the brand spanking newness of the villa, the absence of TVs in the bedrooms was a surprise (a pleasant one to us but perhaps not to others). We also noted the absence of DVDs or books but no doubt these will come in time. Some of the non-air-conditioned spaces could benefit from overhead fans when the sea breeze forgets to switch on. The slightly ‘high’ smell in a few of the bathrooms may well have been a seasonal issue. And though the wild seas of this rugged coastline preclude swimming, who minds when you have your own 30m pool to splash around in!

Guest Reviews (28)

Zhang L, Philippines checked out on 24-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Aug-2018
Very beautiful villa with an awesome staff. We want to say thank you to all the staff, especially to the Manager - always ready to help us with everything. All the staff was very nice and always with smile. We had a fantastic journey here and hope to 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
Anna Koronkiewicz, Poland checked out on 13-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Aug-2018
Thank you very much for your efforts. Every morning started in a good, special and extremely nice way. The whole day you were ready to help, to serve what we want, to service, to ask us for our current problems/possibilities of help. Due to the above, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts that we could rest (after a hard work year) in such comfortable conditions. Nyoman 5-star service! Hope to see you 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
Dawn and friends, Australia checked out on 10-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
13-Jul-2018
Thank you so much for the best holiday experience I have ever had. Villa Anucara is the most beautiful place I had stayed at. I want to say a special thank you to all the staff, the service was amazing and the meals were perfect. Thank you again and thank you Nyoman. You have been the perfect host and I will be telling all my friends about Villa Anucara.

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
Kevin S, Indonesia checked out on 29-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jul-2018
Beautiful villa with great staff. Would recommend to a friend, had a great stay.

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
Denim M, Australia checked out on 18-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
Beautiful villa with fantastic staff. I highly 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
Daven L, Indonesia checked out on 07-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
Excellent service! Comfortable accommodation. Would definitely recommend this beautiful spacious villa to everyone. Had awesome and amazing moments during my stay here. Thank you to all the 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
Shamik B, Indonesia checked out on 07-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
We stayed here for 3 nights. Our stay was memorable. The highlight of the stay was the excellent service of the staff. The Villa Manager - Nyoman very helpful and always gave the right advice. They never gave ‘No’ for an answer. The food quality was also very good.

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
Ryan and Megan, Australia checked out on 31-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay here at Villa Anucara. The setting was spectacular which was made even more enjoyable by the remarkable service. It has been a great few days celebrating our friends wedding at the villa down the road.

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
Carina T, Philippines checked out on 30-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
Our impression of the villa - beautiful and well maintained landscape and surroundings, spectacular infinity pool, breath taking views, architecturally spacious and modern main house, food delicious and well presented. Great, helpful, kind, accommodating and courteous staff who made our stay comfortable, convenient, pleasant, relaxing and easy. Our special thanks to Nyoman and Made. We will definitely come back to Bali and recommend the villa to our family and friends in the Philippines and all the world.

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
Keith O, Singapore checked out on 14-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2018
Awesome stay with all our needs being looked after. Every need and attention to details are looked after by the very efficient staff which are so well trained and service oriented. Keep up the good work. The Villa Manager and his team are very good and give a very Balinese way of service. 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
Angelika O, Switzerland checked out on 28-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
Wonderful holiday vacation. We enjoyed every minute at this wonderful place! Many thanks to the whole staff who provided great service. Very grateful to have experienced this villa! With pleasure 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
Yan L, Malaysia checked out on 06-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
Good service, beautiful place, the staff are lovely and friendly. Food delicious and the swimming pool is great for the children. Thank you so much! We love Bali and the 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
Alanna S, Indonesia checked out on 08-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
We stayed here for three nights for our wedding and it was AMAZING! The staff were all so lovely and very accommodating to our needs. Thank you so much for your hard work, we would love to come 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
Rebecca S, Australia checked out on 22-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
23-Jun-2018
Thank you for a fantastic stay. We loved the food, the snacks but mostly the smiles from the staff. What a beautiful villa in a beautiful and peaceful area. We hope 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
Bernadette K, Australia checked out on 22-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2018
Fantastic staff, fantastic time. Friendly and helpful staff and beautiful villa. We had an amazing time. You guys are the best. Thanks for everything, a wonderful stay. We will definitely be back next year!

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
Nicole J, United States checked out on 12-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
13-May-2017
Thank you for all your amazing hospitality, it was such a memorable experience, once in 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
Patrick N, United States checked out on 29-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
30-Apr-2017
It was so great to stay here. Food was perfect and staff was awesome. Everything worked so smoothly and pool was nice. Definitely one of the coolest and nicest place ever visited.

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
Pierre D, France checked out on 10-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Aug-2016
What a fantastic week! The villa is gorgeous and the service is excellent. We particularly appreciated the kindness of the staff. Thank you for making us feel at home and fulfilling all the wishes. Food is very yummy! We will not easily forget the taste of Ayam Bumbu Bali. Thank you for your hard work.

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
Yuan Y, China checked out on 11-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Jun-2016
Excellent service! Room are clean and the food is tasty. Children enjoyed the swimming pool a lot. We like the design of this villa very much. We took a lot of photos and would like to show to our friends. What a wonderful vacation. We will definitely come back here for our 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
Reza A, Indonesia checked out on 27-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-May-2016
We were confused by the pictures we saw on the website and decided to try staying here for two nights and it was amazing, so peaceful and quiet, the staff was really make you feel at home. We enjoy it very much. Usually you get Butlers at other villa, who pretty much is a standard hotel service but in here the service makes our stay very comfortable. What I would like to recommend is a lot of villas have a great view and facilities but not this kind of service, so I definitely will come back here for another annual 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
Indonesia checked out on 07-Aug-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
12-Aug-2014
wonderful place, our clients are very pleased and satisfied with this villa and highly recommend!

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
April P, Indonesia checked out on 11-Oct-2013
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
15-Dec-2013
Great villa, great staff! Loved our stay and will definitely be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
Christin J, Indonesia checked out on 03-Jun-2013
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
19-Jun-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:6 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
AL, Australia checked out on 20-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
24-Oct-2012
This is a brilliant villa, with terrific staff in lovely grounds. There's lots to do around the villa including beach walks and visits to temples. The staff are only too happy to organise visits by spa therapists and yoga professionals. The food is authentic and delicious. We could not have asked for more.

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
Glenn Gunara-Chen, Indonesia checked out on 20-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
24-Sep-2012
This villa is highly recommended for groups. Staff are perfect and the freshly cooked food awesome! Facilities are first class and well maintained.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:4 Outside Area:6
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:6 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
AA checked out on 30-Jan-2012
Overall Rating:
7.0
Reviewed:
22-May-2012
Please convoy the message to Villa Ombak Putih TEAM, Thanks you for your great service and sense of anticipating guest needs. Our client are happy and enjoy the villa very much but a bit far away from shopping and restaurants and traffic jam make them frustration.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:4 Outside Area:3
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:6 Staff:7
Value:9
LJ, United States checked out on 05-Apr-2012
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
16-Apr-2012
Love the staff, can't wait to go back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:5 Outside Area:5
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:9
TL, Singapore checked out on 19-Feb-2012
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
24-Feb-2012
I had great time during my stay in Villa ombak putih. The villa is beautiful, clean, staff great, friendly and pleasant. Cheff is excellent. The rooms are crisp clean and bed are comfy, i had a good sleep and relaxing time!
Would be perfect if sound system and wifi work, and also addition warm water enough for whole rooms.
But besides that i had amazing time staying in this villa!
Would definately come back for next time! And recommend to my friends.
Thank you for having us!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
Villa Anucara /villa/villa-anucara.aspx Price starts at $770 - $1,490 per night
8.19 out of 10
based on 29 user reviews. Villa Anucara’s stark, modernist design may not suit everyone — stripped of its Indonesian artefacts, it could be at home in Miami, Monaco or any number of expensive beachside playgrounds. But this reviewer swooned over the purity of the design, pleasing symmetry, and sense of space and light. The white and ivory colours splashed with aqua create a restful and restorative palette to counter the rectilinear strictness of the architecture. We liked the counterbalance of avant garde with antique, the textural play with Palimanan stone, teakwood planks, polished concrete, fossilized wood, gnarled tree roots and granite. And we loved the artistic flourishes and deliciously thought out details.

One overlooked detail, however, was the choice of cut flowers in every room: the garishly coloured marigolds seemed out of place in such sophisticated surroundings (even the flowers in the garden are all pure white). But this small ‘peeve’ will easily dissipate when the owner’s impeccable taste directs the staff’s flower arranging skills. (And let’s face it, how uptight do you have to be to even notice!)

Unusually, those who don’t draw straws for the master suites will not feel short-changed. (Magnificent though our master suite was, we would have been delighted to stay in guestroom 3 with its shaded grove of palms and its stunning outdoor bathroom with monsoon shower arch and lava-stone wall of water cascading down to a sunken hamam-style bath.) In this respect the villa is highly suited to groups of friends and families — who will also appreciate the many private spaces that allow for quiet as well as social holiday time. We would perhaps be nervous of bringing very young children here because of the stretches of unfenced water, unguarded stairs and upper deck, but note that baby cots and high chairs can be provided; indeed the party before us included several toddlers — and they stayed for a month!

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