Villa Batujimbar Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.6
Reviewed:
27-Jan-2015
With so many ‘ultra villas’ in Bali nowadays boasting all the bells, whistles and 80-plus-inch televisions, it’s always nice to stay in a grand old villa like Batujimbar, a classic example of the original Bali style, where the sizzle is in the foundations and the history, and not the marketing. Batujimbar comes from a time when wealth and grandeur was wrapped up in simplicity and we revelled in it. Knowing that this was the place of choice for the likes of Mick Jagger, and chums, makes it somehow just a little more special, too.

Celebrity hype aside, the physicality of the villa is magnificent in its own right. It ticked all the boxes for us and it was a real pleasure to stay here and take a trip back in time. The grounds are huge, the bedrooms super-comfortable and the gardens are overflowing with trees and flowers under a tropical sun, with the beach just beyond the front gate making for a most relaxing stay.  Oh, and the food served from the villa’s kitchen is something else!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:9
Highlights

For those who still hanker for the romantic past of Bali’s grand villas and glamorous lifestyle, this is the place, and being right on a great swimming beach and so close to the main shopping street of Sanur, the villa’s location couldn’t be better.

Surprises

While there are TVs in all bedrooms, a communal TV lounge room would be a nice addition to the villa’s social amenities.

Guest Reviews (15)

Alice G, Indonesia checked out on 25-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2019
We had our wonderful wedding here during our stay which was made even more magical in this beautiful villa setting. Thank you to all the villa staff for their brilliant support throughout. We have loved the food, the pool, the rooms, the beautiful spot throughout. We would definitely love to visit again at some time in the future.

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
Adam A, Australia checked out on 21-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2019
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Villa Batujimbar. I am happy I had my most important moment of my life in here with a wonderful experience. My family and my self had unforgettable time here. Thanks Ari and all the friendly staff 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
Jane L, Australia checked out on 19-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2019
Thank you for a wonderful stay in Villa Batujimbar. The villa is stunning, location amazing and staff very lovely. Food was a highlight too. Would love to stay longer next 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
Steve S, Australia checked out on 09-Mar-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-May-2019
Thank you to you and your amazing team. Our stay was special and you gave us memories forever that will never be forgotten.

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
Thomas S, Sweden checked out on 04-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Mar-2019
Thank you for a truly amazing stay. We couldn't have asked for a better place for our first experience in Bali. The staff was endlessly helpful and the facilities were always extremely well kept. We are incredibly grateful for the kindness and helpfulness we were always treated with. We all agree that this was one of the best holidays we have ever been on.

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
Susanna L, Sweden checked out on 09-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
From the dark and cold north we come, 19 swedes of all ages. The gentle smile of Ari and his wonderful staff made us feel like home. After 12 days and 12 nights we return to Sweden, thankful, relaxed, tanned and inspired. Villa Batujimbar is hard to describe in words. It is so rich in emotions that need to be experienced. One has to walk in the garden and discover all the art work while listening to the ocean and the birds. We all agree that this was a perfect vacation. We cannot thank Ari and his staff enough. Every day and at even moment they have given us generous attention and precious care. We are already planing 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
Anna L, Australia checked out on 26-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2018
Wow.. what a stay! My partner David and I were told about this villa from a friend who lived here. We booked to stay at the villa and have our wedding here before seeing it. The photos look amazing, but they were nothing for in comparison to seeing it in person. From the moment we stepped foot in Batujimbar we were completely mesmerized. Never in our wildest dream could we have imagined such an incredible, magical and spiritual place. The ground, the room, the views, the architecture were stunning but the things that impressed us the most were the staff - their kindness, professionalism and incredible way of making us all feel very comfortable. This is a moment are will treasure for the rest of our lives. Words cannot describe the feeling my partner and I and all our party guest experienced throughout our time here. A huge thank you to Villa Batujimbar for making our special day the experience of a lifetime.

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
Clare M, Australia checked out on 23-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2018
What a slice of paradise! The location, garden, beautiful buildings, history and the wonderful staff made this holiday one of the best ever. Our every need was attended by Ari and the marvelous staff, food was amazing! The earthquakes added a little excitement and comradely thank you for your reassurance.

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
Rosario F, Chile checked out on 12-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Oct-2018
We stayed at this wonderful property for a family reunion between the Kavanagh family, Deodor family, Alsap family, Fergusan family and Boor family, we have had a wonderfull time seeing an Aussie relations and will remembered forever. The Villa staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome and well looked after. Everyone has been so friendly and helpful. Thank you for helping us and making our stay so very special 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
Joanne F, Australia checked out on 22-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Aug-2018
We are stayed at this wonderful property for a family reunion between the Kavanagh family, Ferguser family and Boor Family. We have had a wonderful time seeing our Aussie relations and will remember it forever. The villa staff were fantastic and made us feel very welcome well look after. Every one has been so friendly and helpful. Thank you for having us and making our stay so very special. 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
Stephen T, Australia checked out on 30-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
This is a special place and special people . If we are lucky enough, we will visit again on future. Thank you to Ari and his wonderfull staff . We have had a great experience.

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
Marissa ., Canada checked out on 05-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Jul-2016
Thanks to all of the staff for making our special day go so smoothly and making our stay so enjoyable.

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
David N, Indonesia checked out on 17-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Very good villa for big family with children and I will come back again in the future. Thank you for all staff for the good service.

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
Ali A, Iran checked out on 31-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Unique experience, we realy appreciate the property with stunning garden. Nice and good beach in front.

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 04-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
12-Oct-2015
Our close family stayed here with us for 6 days, and we also held our wedding ceremony and reception on the villa grounds. The ambiance, location and quality of Batu Jimbar was more than we could have ever dreamed for, and we would highly recommend this fabulous venue to anyone looking to have an experience of a life time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Villa Batujimbar /villa/villa-batujimbar.aspx Price starts at $1,390 - $2,670 per night
8.67 out of 10
based on 16 user reviews. With so many ‘ultra villas’ in Bali nowadays boasting all the bells, whistles and 80-plus-inch televisions, it’s always nice to stay in a grand old villa like Batujimbar, a classic example of the original Bali style, where the sizzle is in the foundations and the history, and not the marketing. Batujimbar comes from a time when wealth and grandeur was wrapped up in simplicity and we revelled in it. Knowing that this was the place of choice for the likes of Mick Jagger, and chums, makes it somehow just a little more special, too.

Celebrity hype aside, the physicality of the villa is magnificent in its own right. It ticked all the boxes for us and it was a real pleasure to stay here and take a trip back in time. The grounds are huge, the bedrooms super-comfortable and the gardens are overflowing with trees and flowers under a tropical sun, with the beach just beyond the front gate making for a most relaxing stay.  Oh, and the food served from the villa’s kitchen is something else!
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