Villa Iskandar Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
30-Apr-2012

Ahhh the serenity...we enjoy coming to places out in the countryside like Villa Iskandar where you have to make your own fun. No shops, no water parks, no restaurants, no bars, certainly no other tourists, just good old fashioned self sufficiency. We walked in the rice fields, did some bird and butterfly watching, swam in the pool, explored the river bank, had massages and lay for long periods of time in the sun reading books and magazines. There were no distractions whatsoever and we loved every second. We stayed at Villa Iskandar early in the rainy season (December) and, although the sun shone most of the time, even in a torrential downpour it was magical. By around 3pm, after a morning outside by the pool working on our tans, the rain arrived with an almighty crash and a bang, like only a tropical monsoon can. And so we sat sipping cocktails, warm and dry under the cover of the dining room and watched it bucket down. We lazed about watching a couple of blockbusters on the big TV upstairs after dinner (delicious) with the volume up loud on the home cinema system. Easy peasy and lots of low energy fun. For a blockbuster of the natural variety, head down to the local beach (car and driver included) for a late afternoon walk on the deserted black sands. Sunsets and serenity never felt so good.

Individual Scores:

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

The peace and quiet here is truly inspirational – perfect for holiday makers who really need to get away from it all. The staff are highly trained and know how to respond to any guest request with aplomb.

Surprises

While you may expect that the entire valley is yours and yours alone, there is another villa directly opposite. It is, however, hidden behind so much foliage that only parts of it are visible. The river travels a long way before passing by the villa and consequently can attract a bit of plastic waste which washes up on its banks. In dry season (April to November) the staff clean it regularly but in the wet season it’s a thankless task so just be prepared for a few discarded plastic bags.

Guest Reviews (13)

Luke H, Australia checked out on 19-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Thank you Suka for all your support with our stay and thank you to all the staff who provided the excellent service. Food was also delicious. What an incredible location and beautiful villa to enjoy our business retreat. Congratulations to all the staff for making my visit so welcoming comfortable and memorable.

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
Patrice D, Singapore checked out on 03-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-Mar-2019
lovely and friendly staff, thank you to all.

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
Camille de V, France checked out on 21-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Thanks to the perfect team, our vacation was perfect. We recommend strongly this team and especially our wonderful cook - Ngurah, we love the food. The staff took care of us. Thank you also to Made - our driver. Many many thanks for the stay in this great village! Perfect team, perfect place, perfect food. Thank you for the fantastic service and care from your wonderful team.

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
Kelvin L, Singapore checked out on 15-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Good job! We enjoyed our time over here. Hope to be back really soon.

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
Tania B, Australia checked out on 30-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you for a fabulous time, 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
Juliana G, Spain checked out on 08-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
I love the house. Best people, best food in town! Open the restaurant! The place and the service is 100% incredible. The staff is amazing. World class Chef. Thank you for this incredible holidays.

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
Sitara F, Australia checked out on 08-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Thank you for a fantastic experience here in Bali. Your friendliness and warmth have made a beautiful villa even more wonderful! Thank you for your kind service and lovely meals - LOVE the nasi goreng! We're had a wonderful holiday.

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
Chris H, Australia checked out on 18-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2017
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to the entire Villa Iskandar team for making our stay here in Bali such a memorable and enjoyable experience. The level of service has been exemplary. The meals have been delicious and generous. Your genuine warmth and hospitality have made our holiday truly wonderful and memorable. Thank you all for an Amazing 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
Heeg, Indonesia checked out on 27-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2017
A big thank you from the our family for making our holiday a memorable one!

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
Ray Micallef, Malta checked out on 28-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
20-Jun-2016
The villa is exactly as advertised on website. I would certainly stay here again. I would have no hesitation in recommending Villa Iskandar to other guests.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
Jordan S, checked out on 07-Sep-2014
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
20-Jun-2016
We very much enjoyed our stay at Villa Iskandar, we rented both Iskandar and Atacaya which were right next to each other and great for group bookings. It was very peaceful, relaxing and great to get out of the busy areas of Seminyak for a few days and see the real Bali. The service was outstanding as staff were always willing to help and create the most enjoyable experience possible. We would love to visit the villa again!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:7
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Raymond B, Singapore checked out on 02-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Jun-2016
We would like to express our heartfelt thank you to everyone throughout our stay. The villa is so beautiful and all your staff are so friendly. Thank you for arranging every details especially during that night we celebrated our mother's 62 birthday. It was wonderful and memorable. Well done Iskandar Bali for your 5 star services.

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
Djohan L, Indonesia checked out on 21-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Jun-2016
Many thanks for the warm hospitality throughout our stay.

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
Villa Iskandar /villa/villa-iskandar.aspx Price starts at $390 - $550 per night
8.62 out of 10
based on 14 user reviews. Ahhh the serenity...we enjoy coming to places out in the countryside like Villa Iskandar where you have to make your own fun. No shops, no water parks, no restaurants, no bars, certainly no other tourists, just good old fashioned self sufficiency. We walked in the rice fields, did some bird and butterfly watching, swam in the pool, explored the river bank, had massages and lay for long periods of time in the sun reading books and magazines. There were no distractions whatsoever and we loved every second. We stayed at Villa Iskandar early in the rainy season (December) and, although the sun shone most of the time, even in a torrential downpour it was magical. By around 3pm, after a morning outside by the pool working on our tans, the rain arrived with an almighty crash and a bang, like only a tropical monsoon can. And so we sat sipping cocktails, warm and dry under the cover of the dining room and watched it bucket down. We lazed about watching a couple of blockbusters on the big TV upstairs after dinner (delicious) with the volume up loud on the home cinema system. Easy peasy and lots of low energy fun. For a blockbuster of the natural variety, head down to the local beach (car and driver included) for a late afternoon walk on the deserted black sands. Sunsets and serenity never felt so good.

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