Villa Aqua Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
13-Nov-2013

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.  

 

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:9 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:7
Highlights

The playroom will keep you locked up and going for days if you like (we got hooked on Nintendo Wii) and the jacuzzi and steam room will help sweat out all the impurities that partying creates. The villa location is second to none and the staff service and the chef's cooking is fantastic. The outdoor surfaces are all non-slip which is always a bonus.

Surprises

Returning to the villa recently, we felt that Aqua was not the chic and fashionable pad that we remembered from the glory days of its opening party. Some maintenance work has been done, but the furniture and fittings, both indoors and out are looking a tad shabby. We don’t mean to knock the place though; it is still a great party villa and perfectly located. A word of warning: the pool has shallow broad steps extending three-quarters of the way down one side, so just be sure to check what lies beneath the surface when diving in: a step in the face might just spoil your day!

Guest Reviews (1)

Peixi Wu, Hong Kong checked out on 12-Mar-2011
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
08-Jul-2011

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:6
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:9
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7.55 out of 10
based on 2 user reviews. 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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