Villa Bunga Wangi Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
14-Aug-2012

To quote Sadi, "A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul." Here at Bunga Wangi there is inspiration and beauty at every turn; the early morning sunlight glinting on the golden birds of paradise, the fallen frangipani scattered along the stone paths, the late afternoon shadows dancing across palm fronds. The garden is an endless source of wonder, and makes me yearn to do something creative - actually I take hundreds of close-up photos of flowers. We loved the meandering pathways, the constant trickle of running water, the pool fringed with tropical foliage and the intricate detail in everything, from the stone statues to the elaborate floral carvings in the furniture and doors.

We happily made allowances for the dated design, faded furnishings and occasional hints of must – this was part of the rustic charm and authenticated the Balinese experience. But this villa won’t be everyone’s cup of tea: there is nothing sleek or sophisticated here, no contemporary edges or gadgets (apart from iPod docks and satellite TV), this villa is like your favourite old jumper, perhaps a little tatty around the edges but warm, cosy and a perfect fit.

Individual Scores:

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

The perfume of flowers carried by the breeze, the wonderful courtyard bathrooms filled with statues and flourishing plants, the gentle trickle of the river, the deliciously tropical pool setting. There is no charge for the four extra beds which makes this villa excellent value.

Surprises

The facilities are a little dated, you certainly won’t find a plasma screen, but everything works, which is the main thing. Equally some of the décor is a little worn, but this is hardly a surprise, the villa is fifteen years old and the worst thing the owners could do is ‘modernise’.

Guest Reviews (2)

BU checked out on 05-Jul-2012
Overall Rating:
5.4
Reviewed:
13-Aug-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:5 Bedrooms:3 Bathrooms:5
Kitchen:3 Facilities:4 Staff:5
Value:6
Johannes Hartfuss, Australia checked out on 30-Apr-2011
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2011

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:7
Villa Bunga Wangi /villa/villa-bunga-wangi.aspx Price starts at $375 - $425 per night
7.49 out of 10
based on 3 user reviews. To quote Sadi, "A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul." Here at Bunga Wangi there is inspiration and beauty at every turn; the early morning sunlight glinting on the golden birds of paradise, the fallen frangipani scattered along the stone paths, the late afternoon shadows dancing across palm fronds. The garden is an endless source of wonder, and makes me yearn to do something creative - actually I take hundreds of close-up photos of flowers. We loved the meandering pathways, the constant trickle of running water, the pool fringed with tropical foliage and the intricate detail in everything, from the stone statues to the elaborate floral carvings in the furniture and doors.

We happily made allowances for the dated design, faded furnishings and occasional hints of must – this was part of the rustic charm and authenticated the Balinese experience. But this villa won’t be everyone’s cup of tea: there is nothing sleek or sophisticated here, no contemporary edges or gadgets (apart from iPod docks and satellite TV), this villa is like your favourite old jumper, perhaps a little tatty around the edges but warm, cosy and a perfect fit.

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