Villa Azzalea Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.0
Reviewed:
23-Mar-2012

The unique interior décor of Villa Azzalea definitely gives it lots of character: we felt as if we’d been transported onto the set of a sultry Moorish movie, or perhaps a Bollywood blockbuster. Despite this exoticism however, the villa still felt very homely and was just the right size for families and small groups looking to be close to Jimbaran Beach. Although it does have three bedrooms, Azzalea is also a romantic hideaway for couples with its evocative dusky colour scheme and tumbling tropical garden – azaleas (after which the villa is named) are exotic signifiers of passion after all. The master bedroom is a huge boudoir set in the main house and since the two twins are set back in a separate building it wouldn’t feel as if you were drowning in space if they weren’t used.

A small staff team looked after the house, and friendly Made made us a lovely tropical breakfast each morning. He struggled a little with his English but since we only made simple requests this wasn’t a problem. Sister-property Villa Balquisse is up the road and this ten-bedroom hotel is the headquarters of all villa management operations so staff will come down to meet you and can easily be called upon if you have any specific requests – they are very helpful. There’s also the Mediterranean Asam Garam restaurant here (a driver can come and pick you up from the villa or deliver dishes to you) and, for a full pampering, the Henna Spa. Both are decorated in Zohra Boukhari’s iconic Moorish–Oriental style. If you’d like your taste buds pampering too, you can arrange for a private chef for just US$20 a day.

Individual Scores:

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

There is a decent kitchen at the villa and since the staff will do all your shopping for you for free we felt that the villa represented good value. Also, since there are only one or two staff members during the day, we were left very much on our own which gave us the privacy we were looking for – couples will love it. Villa Azzalea is just a two-minute stroll to beautiful Jimbaran Bay and we enjoyed getting up early to watch the action unfolding on the beach. Sunsets from here are superb, and the best way to enjoy them is by feasting on seafood from one of the aromatic barbecue stalls lining the Kedonganan end of the beach.

Surprises

The villa is located in a residential area and therefore a certain degree of ambient noise is to be expected. The road outside the villa is a little busy and we could hear the sound of passing traffic quite clearly. The shower in the master bedrooms was great, but we had to run it for quite a long time before the hot water came. Perseverance is key!

Guest Reviews (1)

Noergaard Pia, Denmark checked out on 06-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
6.2
Reviewed:
11-Jan-2013
The villa was great, nice big swimming pool, great staff very helpful. We were there when it was new year, we had some 16 year old boys at neighbours having party for 2 days, with very loud music sometimes heavy metal. The music did not stop before 4:30 in the morning :-(
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Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:6 Outside Area:4
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:4
Kitchen:4 Facilities:4 Staff:10
Value:7
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based on 2 user reviews. The unique interior décor of Villa Azzalea definitely gives it lots of character: we felt as if we’d been transported onto the set of a sultry Moorish movie, or perhaps a Bollywood blockbuster. Despite this exoticism however, the villa still felt very homely and was just the right size for families and small groups looking to be close to Jimbaran Beach. Although it does have three bedrooms, Azzalea is also a romantic hideaway for couples with its evocative dusky colour scheme and tumbling tropical garden – azaleas (after which the villa is named) are exotic signifiers of passion after all. The master bedroom is a huge boudoir set in the main house and since the two twins are set back in a separate building it wouldn’t feel as if you were drowning in space if they weren’t used.

A small staff team looked after the house, and friendly Made made us a lovely tropical breakfast each morning. He struggled a little with his English but since we only made simple requests this wasn’t a problem. Sister-property Villa Balquisse is up the road and this ten-bedroom hotel is the headquarters of all villa management operations so staff will come down to meet you and can easily be called upon if you have any specific requests – they are very helpful. There’s also the Mediterranean Asam Garam restaurant here (a driver can come and pick you up from the villa or deliver dishes to you) and, for a full pampering, the Henna Spa. Both are decorated in Zohra Boukhari’s iconic Moorish–Oriental style. If you’d like your taste buds pampering too, you can arrange for a private chef for just US$20 a day.

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