Villa Jamalu Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2012

This villa rocks! We loved our stay here – one night wasn’t enough time to sample all the facilities. There really is something for everyone: a gym; yoga space; massage room; pool lounge; PlayStation and great stereo systems and cinemas throughout. There are also plenty of spots to relax and sunbathe by the fabulously deep saltwater pool (I had to equalize when diving to the bottom of the deep end!), or snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the ocean view.

The owners of this villa obviously have kids – we know that from the name but also because this is one of the best-equipped villas for children we have seen. Apart from the PlayStation 3 there are numerous games and toys to keep them entertained – even children-sized pool cues! And a safety fence can be erected around the pool to give parents peace of mind and save them from having to double as lifeguards. And with three home cinemas, plus three more TV’s there’s never any fights for the remote!

Jamalu works for all ages, and as well as making a great family holiday villa it’s a wicked party pad; the Bose stereo system links to speakers in all the living areas and outdoor speakers by the pool and on the first floor terrace. The villa manager has been with the villa since the start, and the chef is very accomplished.

This contemporary property may not be suit those looking for a traditional Balinese experience. However all the interiors are furnished very tastefully in the best quality materials and fabrics creating a very comfortable environment.

Individual Scores:

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

The pool lounge rivals any swanky city bar and the sound system throughout the villa is superb, while the tasteful interior design deserves a mention as do the ocean view and the restaurant-standard chef.

Surprises

The swimming pool area takes up most of the garden space, so there isn’t a lot of greenery. We visited during the monsoon season and found that the walkways get very wet, although all the living areas close off well to the rain. Access is via a busy road, however there is a path that leads down to the beach.

Guest Reviews (38)

Jiandong W, Indonesia checked out on 09-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Thank you to all the staff here. We have a very great time here. Hope to come here again.

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
Delia W, Canada checked out on 22-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
Thank you for taking care of us so well - for all the super yummy food that made our holiday a luxury stay. The villa wouldn't be the same without the staff.

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
Maria V, Singapore checked out on 03-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Thank you for taking care of us so well. Thank you for all the super yummy food and for making our holiday a luxury stay. This villa wouldn't be the same without you.

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
Jennifer D, United States checked out on 05-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
We have such an amazing time during our stay. Milani, Henny , Wayan and Anton you are so sweet and made our stay even more amazing. We will all definitely return and love Bali. Thanks for making this feel like home.

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
Arno R, Indonesia checked out on 27-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2019
Thank you for giving each of us the ultimate guest experience possible. You have each contributed greatly to this very special experience at the villa. The warmth and genuine friendship that you have shown us is very appreciated. The level of service - over the top. Thank you again and all the best to each of you 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
Angelia T, Singapore checked out on 17-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
Beautiful villa, great help, special thanks to Milani for helping us with everything. We had an awesome 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
Dimitris B, Indonesia checked out on 10-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2018
Our first time in Bali, we impressed from Balinese people. Villa Jamalu is a great place to spend for vacation in Bali with very polite stuff. The views are amazing and we had also excellent food each time we dine in villa. The kids loved the pool and the billiard room. Hope we can come 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
Peter S, Malaysia checked out on 02-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2018
Thank you for making our new years eve 2018 a memorable one. We had such a fantastic stay and hope to come back. Beautiful spreads of food. Smiling faces and stunning accommodation. Thank you for being so helpful with the kids and helping us plan our days.

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
Ernest C, Australia checked out on 27-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jul-2018
Thank you very much for the use of your amazing villa. You have given us some great memories and for that we could not be more grateful. Your staff are so good, they have become part of our extended family. We appreciate all their hard work and welcoming smiles every day. We can not wait to come back next year.

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
Roger C, Taiwan checked out on 09-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
Thank you so much for your kindness, your warmth, the extra special touch of assistance and service you provided to us. You all made this feel like a very special home away from home. Both my belly and my heart are full. We will enjoy the recipe from you when we get home and back to cooking.

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
Julie M, New Zealand checked out on 16-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2018
To our wonderful villa staff, thank you so much for making our family holiday perfect. Thank you all, we wish you all the best.

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
Justin S, Australia checked out on 30-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2018
We enjoyed our time here so much. A big thanks, we will miss Villa Jamalu. Must introduce our family and friends coming next time. Thank you so much for taking care of us.

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
Nicolas T, France checked out on 03-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2018
What a wonderful stay for our 50 year birthday. You are so adorable, fantastic and great landscape - living dream. Thank you so much to all staff.

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
Renaud P, France checked out on 29-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
Many thanks for your very kind attention and care, you make us spend a great time again here in Bali in this very special Villa Jamalu.

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
Mohammed A, Saudi Arabia checked out on 24-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
It was great experience, the villa is very beautiful since it has most likely everything - swimming pool, kids play area, billiard, gym, balcony, the ocean view, barbecue place and the best is where the villa is located on cliff. May be there are other villas same, but the real excellence is the great staff, nice reception, excellent cook, good treatment and hospitality.

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
Jing L, Indonesia checked out on 22-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
We love to be here. We will come back again. Thanks.

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
Michelle Y, Japan checked out on 17-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
Thanks for amazing staff who are very caring and hospitable. The layout of the villa is interesting. The pool is centerpiece. We spend heaps of time around the pool. It was fantastic that the music surround sound to be heard everywhere. Overall - we had unforgettable vacation at Villa Jamalu.

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
Kar Wai H, Indonesia checked out on 10-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2018
Thank you, terima kasih to the amazing staff.

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
Wen L, United States checked out on 29-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
30-May-2018
Wonderful, nice staff, and good 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
Leslie L, United States checked out on 26-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2018
Milani and Henny are amazing, what a wonderful time, loved our stay. Thank you.

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
Liz B, New Zealand checked out on 30-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Oct-2017
Thank you so much for a wonderful week. This place is magical and would not be the same without the wonderful staff Komang, Milani, Hennie and Anton taking care of us. We will miss the amazing food, refreshing pool and beautiful surroundings. Hope to come again.

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
Mira S, Australia checked out on 01-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-May-2017
We love our stay @ Villa Jamalu. Nice view, good amenities. Delicious food from Ibu Komang. Superb service from Ibu Milani, Ibu Henny, Bapak Anton, we'll be back 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
Susee T, Singapore checked out on 16-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Apr-2017
Had a blast, staff were great, be back 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
Andrew L, United Kingdom checked out on 02-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Jan-2017
A wonderful six days stay in the villa. Perfect sunny weather to make an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Thank you to all wonderful staff, words cannot describe how lovely you made our stay. The service was outstanding, and we got to experience some incredible foods made by the lovely Komang.

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
Philip M, Australia checked out on 10-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
The villa set up is awesome. We used every part of it and enjoyed it immensely. Thank you to the team for looking after us so well.

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
Rod M, United Kingdom checked out on 13-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Sep-2016
We arrived at this fabulous villa and immediately fell in love with it. The staff Milani, Komang, Anton and Henny were fabulous. And the food, cleanness and general upkeep of the villa rooms was EXCELLENT!!! Also we thank Ketut who drove us every where at all hours. His friendliness, information & general humour was enjoyed by a very rowdy crowd, which he warmly enveloped. The gym and great sound system was also the big plus for us and used frequently. All and all, Villa Jamalu was Excellent. Thank you to all for making our stay a memorable occasion.

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
Dewi L, Australia checked out on 27-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Sep-2016
What a stunning adventure we had at Villa Jamalu. Love every second - how quick does a week fly by when you are having such a grand time. Thank you to the amazing team who cared of us - you have a special place in each of our hearts.

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
Edwin C, Indonesia checked out on 03-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Sep-2016
You have a great staff. We enjoy the hospitality extended to the family. It is a fabulous villa. The lay out extremely friendly. The family had a great relaxing time and we will dream of coming back over and over again.

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
Chrisma Agung P, Indonesia checked out on 20-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
THANKS FOR GREAT SERVICE. NEXT TIME WHEN WE GO TO BALI AGAIN, WE'LL COME 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
Tibor K, Germany checked out on 10-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
03-Jul-2016
We had a great time with the family and friends. Villa is very good for small kids.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:7
Wani L, Indonesia checked out on 29-May-2015
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
09-Jun-2015
Amazing villa for a group of friends, the villa manager and chef were very kind and helpful!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Christopher Lim, Singapore checked out on 23-Aug-2014
Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
28-Aug-2014

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Roman A, Switzerland checked out on 29-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2014
Great location with professional staff! The rooms are very clean and big. Also the view is stunning. Only a few minutes walk to the beach. We almost tried everything from the menu and it was all tasty!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Soon Hwee N, Singapore checked out on 04-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
29-May-2014
The villa is really great and spacious, and the staff is outstanding. Food prepared by the chef is so good we had no desire to go elsewhere for meals.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Sherly I, Indonesia checked out on 19-Nov-2013
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
03-Mar-2014
Lack of usual hotel amenities such as toothbrush, cotton buds and etc. The flooring on the rooms could use some maintenance, some of the parquet were falling apart and they were only clear-taped as to cover the damage. On the bright side, great breakfast. The french toast is super Good!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:6
Value:8
Megan Saul, Australia checked out on 27-Apr-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
29-Apr-2013
We had a fabulous time at Villa Jamalu. The Villa, location and staff were perfect. Our four children ranging from 4 to 11 were entertained by PS3, toy room and pool. The staff ensured they were comfortable and happy. My husband and I loved the house with numerous living areas to relax in. We have stayed at a number of high end villas in Bali and this one rates as the best in terms of staff, position and architecture/villa design.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
KM, Sweden checked out on 30-Oct-2011
Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
07-Nov-2011
Fantastic chef!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:5 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
SS, Australia checked out on 02-Oct-2011
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
12-Oct-2011
I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.
nothing will ever compare!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Villa Jamalu /villa/villa-jamalu.aspx Price starts at $650 - $1,170 per night
8.45 out of 10
based on 40 user reviews. This villa rocks! We loved our stay here – one night wasn’t enough time to sample all the facilities. There really is something for everyone: a gym; yoga space; massage room; pool lounge; PlayStation and great stereo systems and cinemas throughout. There are also plenty of spots to relax and sunbathe by the fabulously deep saltwater pool (I had to equalize when diving to the bottom of the deep end!), or snuggle up with a good book and enjoy the ocean view.

The owners of this villa obviously have kids – we know that from the name but also because this is one of the best-equipped villas for children we have seen. Apart from the PlayStation 3 there are numerous games and toys to keep them entertained – even children-sized pool cues! And a safety fence can be erected around the pool to give parents peace of mind and save them from having to double as lifeguards. And with three home cinemas, plus three more TV’s there’s never any fights for the remote!

Jamalu works for all ages, and as well as making a great family holiday villa it’s a wicked party pad; the Bose stereo system links to speakers in all the living areas and outdoor speakers by the pool and on the first floor terrace. The villa manager has been with the villa since the start, and the chef is very accomplished.

This contemporary property may not be suit those looking for a traditional Balinese experience. However all the interiors are furnished very tastefully in the best quality materials and fabrics creating a very comfortable environment.

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