Villa Bougainvillea Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
13-Apr-2011

Villa Bougainvillea truly is an escape from the world at large. From the discreet driveway to the lush river banks surrounding the villa, we had a sense of being hidden away in a very private home, and this feeling continued once we were settled in, with each bedroom being screened from the rest of the villa by the tropical gardens. Whilst we appreciated this sense of escape we also quickly realised that the villa’s spacious living pavilion overlooking the pool was a great social hub and enjoyed lazing on the daybeds or sitting for leisurely meals at the solid wood dining table, being looked after by the friendly villa staff. The pool was definitely the focal point of our stay: its setting, between the steep stairs to the living pavilion and the river below the pool’s own infinity edge, under a canopy of colourful local trees, gave a wonderful sense of drama. It was easy to spend hours literally soaking in the calm tranquillity of Bougainvillea.

Any feeling of isolation is, however, only a clever illusion as the villa is a mere two to three kilometres from the increasingly popular beaches of Berawa and Pererenan where there is also a growing number of restaurants. Bougainvillea is also one of eight private villas which make up the Pangi River Village complex so multi-villa rentals would make this an ideal location for larger groups (see location section for links to the other villas). The Staff were very efficient and helpful and happy to arrange anything from shopping for groceries to massages or tours. If you require a car and driver, however, this is charged extra and you need to plan ahead.

Individual Scores:

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

For us the sense of being cocooned away from the world was wonderful and the gardens of the villa, which were created by renowned landscape designer, Made Wijaya, were truly magnificent – especially viewed from the swimming pool. We also liked the bedroom terraces, complete with daybeds, where we enjoyed relaxing massages.

Surprises

The stairs from the main living pavilion to the pool – although architecturally dramatic and appealing – we felt could have been slightly wider and would be hard going for older guests and toddlers. Whilst we loved the grand bathrooms, the outdoor showers were sometimes hiding places for a few too many mosquitoes, but we were there during a particularly rainy week which may have contributed to this.

Guest Reviews (1)

BU checked out on 07-Jul-2012
Overall Rating:
6.4
Reviewed:
08-Aug-2012
If you stay at the Bougainvilla make sure you ask the chef Mr. Made to prepare a Japanese dinner for you one night! He is amazing.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:5
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:4
Kitchen:2 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:6
Villa Bougainvillea /villa/villa-bougainvillea.aspx Price starts at $375 - $425 per night
7.31 out of 10
based on 2 user reviews. Villa Bougainvillea truly is an escape from the world at large. From the discreet driveway to the lush river banks surrounding the villa, we had a sense of being hidden away in a very private home, and this feeling continued once we were settled in, with each bedroom being screened from the rest of the villa by the tropical gardens. Whilst we appreciated this sense of escape we also quickly realised that the villa’s spacious living pavilion overlooking the pool was a great social hub and enjoyed lazing on the daybeds or sitting for leisurely meals at the solid wood dining table, being looked after by the friendly villa staff. The pool was definitely the focal point of our stay: its setting, between the steep stairs to the living pavilion and the river below the pool’s own infinity edge, under a canopy of colourful local trees, gave a wonderful sense of drama. It was easy to spend hours literally soaking in the calm tranquillity of Bougainvillea.

Any feeling of isolation is, however, only a clever illusion as the villa is a mere two to three kilometres from the increasingly popular beaches of Berawa and Pererenan where there is also a growing number of restaurants. Bougainvillea is also one of eight private villas which make up the Pangi River Village complex so multi-villa rentals would make this an ideal location for larger groups (see location section for links to the other villas). The Staff were very efficient and helpful and happy to arrange anything from shopping for groceries to massages or tours. If you require a car and driver, however, this is charged extra and you need to plan ahead.

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