Kalimaya I Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
30-Aug-2013

Wow! Villa Kalimaya I was a surprise from the moment we opened the gilded Balinese doors and stepped into its garden. Yes, garden!  Not a handkerchief-sized patch eaten up by a pool, as is the case in so many villas in densely built Seminyak, but a huge expanse of lawn edged with travellers palms, hibiscus and frangipani trees – big enough to lose three guest bedroom pavilions which were completely camouflaged from view!  

While there are two huge living rooms and an indoor dining room within the main house, we spent most of our time idling on over-sized cushions in the large poolside pavilion, and chose to take our meals alfresco. Speaking of meals, the cook whipped up a delicious Singapore laksa for us – apparently a doddle for him as he regularly prepares gourmet dinner parties for 20; no wonder most guests forego the pleasures of the many fine restaurants within an easy walk of the villa in favour of his home cooking.

The cook, butlers and housekeepers – all charming and helpful – divide their time between all four Kalimaya villas set along the same quiet lane. We considered this a bonus as it means guests benefit from a professional team, but privacy is not compromised by their continued presence.

We appreciated that Kalimaya has been designed as a home – originally for entertaining her royal friends, the owner told us. Comfortable, well equipped and full of personal art and furniture collections, the place feels larger-than-life. This is the perfect villa for an extended family or groups of friends who want to be sociable and yet still be able to get away from each other; the bedrooms are large and designed for privacy, there are lots of different seating and dining areas, and we were still discovering discreet get-away-from-the-crowd hideaways right up to our departure.
 

Individual Scores:

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

Considering Kalimaya is a stone’s throw from Seminyak Square, we couldn’t believe the sheer amount of space – and it was so quiet too. We loved the huge pool, and all the surprising extras such as jacuzzi, infra-red sauna, steam shower, and master ensuite spa bath.
 

Surprises

Though not marketed as a sixth bedroom, the study room on the second level can be used as an overflow bedroom for kids (or one adult) making a useful family suite; occupants would need to share the master bathroom though.
 

Guest Reviews (54)

Amy M, Australia checked out on 05-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Dec-2018
Our favorite place to holiday. 7 times we have come to Bali. We love the people, weather and warm hospitality. Thank you so much to Lena, Alit and team. We have loved our 12 nights with you all. 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
Steve S, Australia checked out on 07-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Nov-2018
Thankyou for another amazing stay at this beautifull oasis. Our families have had a wonderful 10 days enjoying all that this spectacular island has to offer and looked after by Kalimaya staff. The location couldn't be better, the grounds spectacular and the staff simply divine. Nothing is ever too much trouble, and the care and attention offered is just perfect. Special thanks to Lina and Alit. We cannot thank you enough for a truly perfect break. Hope to be back again in the near 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
Nimisha P, United Kingdom checked out on 28-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Nov-2018
Thank you very much for the wonderful stay. Staff were very friendly and helpful with everything we wanted. Breakfast was lovely. What a great location, close to everything. Big thank you to Lina and Alit who helped us lot to make our stay here memorable. We will miss you 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
Renee H, Australia checked out on 18-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Nov-2018
Thank you for a wonderful stay at Kalimaya. The villa and staff have greatly exceeded our expectation. No request has been too great and we have all loved using the pool and Finns membership with the kids. Lina, Alit and all the staffs have been so welcoming and helpful. Breakfast by the pool each morning has been a real treat, as has having all the children meals prepared. Despite the fact there is little reason to leave villa, its located perfectly to enjoy all Seminyak has to offer. We will be very sad to leave a little slice of paradise tomorrow.

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
Kenneth C, Australia checked out on 23-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Nov-2018
Thank you for an amazing 5 nights. Beautiful villa, friendly staff, delicious food, great location and a mini earthquake too. The massage, dance troupe, driver to Tanah Lot, pedicure service were all very good and made an enjoyable visit. Thanks Lina, Alit and all 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
Sam U, New Zealand checked out on 04-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Oct-2018
Thank you very much to the team at Villa Kalimaya 1 and Kalimaya 4. We have spent 5 amazing nights here and it has been an incredible experience. Nothing has been too hard for the staff here and they have been so lovely and helpful with our tribe of small children, thank you very much.

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
Gary K, Hong Kong checked out on 24-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-Sep-2018
Great place, great service and great food. Keep up the good work.

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
Lesley B, Australia checked out on 09-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Sep-2018
What a perfect sport to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. The villa was even more beautiful plus spacious than we expected. Staff took such good care of us. We were simply spoiled. All of the extra touches we requested were here as well, which truly made our holiday feel custom, luxurious plus private. Like our own five star hotel. I can't forget to mention the Chef. Delicious food. We loved the Indonesian BBQ plus daily Nasi Goreng. Can't wait to come back one day. Thank you for everything.

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
Biviano family, Singapore checked out on 26-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Aug-2018
Its our 11th visit to Bali and our second in Kalimaya Villa. This visit involved friends and family. Lina, Alit and staff has been wonderful and caring, Ketut the Chef has been amazing. We love you guys. See you again 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
Samantha E, Australia checked out on 04-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jul-2018
Our families have spent 11 wonderful days at Villa Kalimaya. Such a beautiful setting to relax and enjoy our holiday. Thank you to all the staff for looking after us so well and helping to make our stay in Bali so wonderful. Hoping we can come back to Villa Kalimaya very 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
Tina S, Singapore checked out on 20-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Jun-2018
Kalimaya is well designed, beautifully maintained and has thoughtful staff. The location in Seminyak is perfect - a very short walk to shopping and dining while having an Indonesian oasis waiting for you to relax in. The pool is gorgeous, the bedroom and bathrooms are huge. A lovely place to have as a home base while visiting Bali. If you feel like breakfast at home, the staff will cook for you. 5 STARS. 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
Diane G, Australia checked out on 03-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Jun-2018
Thank you for making our stay very relaxed, stress free and enjoyable. The accommodation was great and met all our needs. The staff were attentive and friendly. We made memories that will last forever. 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
Kelly T, Singapore checked out on 24-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
When I walked into the villa for the first time, I was wowed by the size of the villa and decor. I found the location of this villa to be central. Staff were friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. I am so grateful that your staff managed to retrieve my router which i had left in the taxi - well done! The villa was clean, breakfast was good, service was fast. I liked the concept of the 24 hour butler service and response was good. We will be back. 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
Dannielle R, Australia checked out on 04-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2018
Fantastic holiday, loved everything. Villa was amazing. Staff were great, friendly and helpful at all times. Food excellent. Thank you Lina for your hospitality and kindness. See you 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
Keita S, Hong Kong checked out on 05-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-May-2018
Great experience staying with this villa. Wonderful stay for families with children who can enjoy a swimming pool. Excellent access to the shopping street, restaurants, bars and the beach - which we love to hang around at evening time. Lastly, incredible staff and hospitality as well as they make the stay for us. Super recommended.

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
Tony S, Australia checked out on 12-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2018
To the Kalimaya team, thank you for an incredible stay and experience. You have all exceeded our expectations. Amazing service and attention to detail. We hope to see you all again in 2019. 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
David M, New Zealand checked out on 18-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Apr-2018
Absolutely paradise here. What an amazing place, location & atmosphere. The pool is very nice to hang out and play in. Love the bathrooms. Thanks to the staff especially Lina & Alit. We're sad to be leaving. Very sad. Very sad indeed. Thank you 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
Michel D, Singapore checked out on 06-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Jan-2018
Wonderful place! We have enjoyed our holiday at the pool. Great service during the whole stay and special note to the barbecue, where the food was amazing. Many thanks to everybody and see you 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
John P, Australia checked out on 28-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Dec-2017
A wonderful oasis in the hussle and bussle. Fantastic location and magnificent staff. The Xmas lunch was wonderful. Will have no hesitation in recommending to friends.

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
Brett B, New Zealand checked out on 27-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
24-Dec-2017
To the fabulous team @ Villa Kalimaya - we've had an exceptional time and the care, attention we've all received has been outstanding. The attentiveness, luxurious atmosphere that has been provided is rating 10 out of 10!! The Villa itself is kept beautifully clean and the special occasion evenings were so wonderfully executed to achieve a fabulous festive feeling. Thank you all for a memorable and glorious holiday for us all. Hope to see you again sometime.

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
Christine D, Indonesia checked out on 21-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Dec-2017
Thank you to the staff for making Sarah's 50th birthday special. We enjoyed our stay and staff were very friendly. Great location.

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
Frank D, Australia checked out on 11-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Dec-2017
Thanks for looking after all of us and making our holiday very memorable. Wonderful villa, staff & hospitality. Thank you with love and best wishes.

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 04-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Dec-2017
Thanks to all the staff. We had a wonderful time. A great place to stay and very attentive staff made for a wonderful holiday for our families. Thank you for an amazing stay in Bali. Gorgeous villa. Best place for a relaxing holiday!! We will be back as soon as possible.

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 M, Australia checked out on 24-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2017
Beautiful holiday shared with friends and family. Thank you Fysh and all the staff for being so accommodating and attentive. We could not recommend staying here any higher. We look forward to staying here again in the future. We will be back again. Love the staff. Love the villa. Will miss you Fysh.

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
Jothi M, Singapore checked out on 10-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2017
It a memorable vacation and awesome stay at Kalimaya. Thanks to all, for the 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
Arun ., Singapore checked out on 03-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
Thank you Fysh and team for making our stay a wonderful experience .Thank you for also making my dad's 70th birthday celebrations a memorable occasion. Everyone is sad to leave the villa and we are already making plans to come back. The staff were exceptional and attentive and everyone agrees that it has been the best villa experience in Bali.

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
GREG H, Australia checked out on 31-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
What an amazing 4 days we have spent at villa Kalimaya for my 60th .Fysh and the wonderful staff went above and beyond our expectations. Catering for 40 people can be quite daunting, however no ask was too big. Thank you for making our stay so pleasurable. We will definitely 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
Mark P, Australia checked out on 27-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
Thank you to all the wonderful staff. We had a fantastic stay. Looking forward to coming back. Thank you Fysh.

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
Alison S, New Zealand checked out on 16-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
Wow! the 4 villas have accommodated all 28 of our family. Wonderful staff, comfortable beds and all our needs have been met way past any of our expectations .We will be recommending to all our friends and we hope to be back, we would not even consider anywhere else. Thank you Fysh and 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
William A, United States checked out on 31-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Our time at Kalimaya was amazing. Special thanks to Fysh and her team for making this experience of a lifetime.The food and overall service was awesome, and we truly appreciate everything you guys did for us. Bali is a wonderful place with amazing people and places to visit, and if not for Fysh and the wonderful staff, we wouldn't have the same experience. So we truly thank you and hope to come back to this side of the world 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
Jessica A, New Zealand checked out on 14-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Thank you so much to the whole team at Kalimaya, this has been a wonderful relaxed family holiday made all the better by the friendly staff. We will definitely 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
Natalie F, Australia checked out on 07-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Wow ,what a week. Kalimaya Villa is a stunning place to stay but what made it so special, was the wonderful staff. To Fysh and the entire team, thank you! We chose Kalimaya as the destination to celebrate our 40th birthdays and it was nothing less than perfect. 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
Alan R, Hong Kong checked out on 15-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
We stayed for 5 nights and had a lovely time. The highlight was my brother's birthday, we had a very relaxing time basically doing nothing, chilling around the pool! The staff were all very helpful and nothing was too much trouble!

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
Amy B, Indonesia checked out on 09-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2017
Thank you for the lovely time at the villa. Our party of 15 really benefited from all the space available here. Great location but wonderfully quiet at the same time. Relaxed and happy!

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
Mr. David W, Australia checked out on 05-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2017
Thank you Fysh and the wonderful team for making our time at Villa Kalimaya so much better. The facilities were outstanding with the location even better. We appreciate everything you guys have done. Cheers.

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
Mario R, Indonesia checked out on 13-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-May-2017
Thank you very much Fysh and team for helping me out my birthday celebrations. Very nice villa. Kalimaya rocks!

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
Petrina H, Australia checked out on 18-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Mar-2017
Thank you for an amazing stay in your villa. We will highly recommend to friends and family. We have had the best time. Staff have been very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely 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
Stefan Z, Australia checked out on 12-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Mar-2017
Thank you Fysh and team for an absolutely amazing stay at Villa Kalimaya. All the staff were so incredibly welcoming kind and helpful. We are already looking forward to our next holiday here. Thanks 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
Ben H, Australia checked out on 08-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Jan-2017
We had a Fabulous time at Villa Kalimaya. It was a very relaxing reunion between Australian and English family. Thank you to all the staff for your kind, friendly and efficient care.

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
Keck-Choong H, United States checked out on 04-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jan-2017
Thank you Fysh and her team for a wonderful stay and great food. I will have fond memories of this villa.The elegant food & service are unique. Smiling faces and warmth, was deeply appreciated. Hope to 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
Joel J, Australia checked out on 11-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jan-2017
Thank you so much Fysh, Gede and all the amazing staffs at Kalimaya for making this trip to Bali so awesome! We cannot wait to come back next year an do it all over again. I have had a lot of trips to Bali but this has been one of the best! Thank you so much 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
Kate B, Australia checked out on 13-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jan-2017
Thank you Villa Kalimaya staffs for a wonderful stay. The villa is huge and stunning. The location is perfect. The staff went out of the way to make us feel welcome and made sure we didn't lift a finger. The kids had a wonderful time and the adults were able to relax. 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
Lauren Neilen, Australia checked out on 15-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
17-Apr-2016
Kalimaya was beyond beautiful. We've been to Bali many times and states in a variety of hotels, resorts and villas and this is by far the most breathtaking. Rarely does the real thing surpass photos on the net, and it did! Our jaws dropped when we walked through the main doors. Yani, Gede, Ari and staff were a pleasure and always willing to help. Pool is huge! Grounds are massive! There were 13 of us there including kids and still plenty of room to escape. Thanks to staff help for making my sisters 40th birthday bash a hit! We loved it! The chef is amazing and makes anything taste amazing! Nothing was too much trouble for him! Thank you! Xoxo

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Gill W, New Zealand checked out on 10-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
21-Oct-2015
My second time back and the Villa and Staff were equally amazing the as the first time.

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
Lachlan C, Indonesia checked out on 26-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
05-Oct-2015
The staff at Villa Kalimaya were fantastic. Always willing to help without being obtrusive. I cannot recommend Yani highly enough. She was so helpful in recommending restaurants, tours, etc

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
GIANLUCA LICCIARDI, Italy checked out on 18-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2015
nice villa and nice place!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Nicola Wainwright, Hong Kong checked out on 04-May-2015
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
18-May-2015
Amazing - thoroughly recommend!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
robyn moore, Australia checked out on 21-Jul-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
01-Aug-2014
Without doubt we would give it ten out of ten. Everything was perfect, it is very well run, the staff were wonderful, the chef is unbelievable. We have been traveling to Bali for over twenty years. This was a family of ten adults. We could not have wished for more. The villa is scrupulously clean and well maintained. We held my husband's birthday dinner there and the staff went to so much trouble with decorations, candles, beautiful table setting, and of course amazing food and surprised him with a fab birthday cake Would highly recommend this villa, we would always stay there from now on, we were reluctant to leave.

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
Nidhi K, India checked out on 15-Jun-2014
Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
29-Jul-2014
We had a great time at the Villa, Yani and the staff were all so amazing and helpful.. would definitely recommend this villa and hopefully will be back soon :)

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
Meagan S, Australia checked out on 21-Nov-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
07-Jan-2014
We stayed at Kalimaya I in November as an extended family of 10 people. Ages ranged from 2 years to 64 and all of us had the most amazing stay. Everything was simply perfect and relaxing. The property is so large and well equipped that it was easy to find a quiet nook if we wanted to get away from our own crowd. The children also had many places to play and explore. A short stroll to bustling Seminyak shopping was also very convenient. A highlight were the staff. They were so kind and very keen to assist in making our stay as wonderful as possible. We are already talking about a return trip. Thank you Yanni and the team for an absolutely superb stay. We would recommend this villa to any large group looking for the perfect Seminyak holiday.

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
David martin, Australia checked out on 20-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
16-Oct-2013
Been to Bali 12 times and without a doubt this is the most outstanding villa that i have stayed at so far. Service from all concerned was excellent. This villa is six stars.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Jennifer Herbert, Australia checked out on 02-Oct-2013
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
16-Oct-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Doug G, Australia checked out on 06-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
10-Sep-2013
The staff were excellent! Service excellent! Pool was great! We had a great Family holiday - 8 adults and four children. Highly recommended, no complaints.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Laura H, Singapore checked out on 05-May-2013
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
10-May-2013
We had the most fantastic time at the villa as a group of girls for my friends hen party. The villa was so spacious giving us time to chill out in peace between activities- the grounds were so fantastic we only left once during the weekend. The highlight (apart from the amazing pool) was the super friendly and efficient staff- there was nothing they could not orgnaise- 3 course meals by the pool, pampering treatments by the pool or help decorate for a surprise party without the bride knowing- your wish is their command! We are already in the process of organising our second getaway!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Kalimaya I /villa/villa-kalimaya.aspx Price starts at $920 - $1,800 per night
8.85 out of 10
based on 57 user reviews. Wow! Villa Kalimaya I was a surprise from the moment we opened the gilded Balinese doors and stepped into its garden. Yes, garden!  Not a handkerchief-sized patch eaten up by a pool, as is the case in so many villas in densely built Seminyak, but a huge expanse of lawn edged with travellers palms, hibiscus and frangipani trees – big enough to lose three guest bedroom pavilions which were completely camouflaged from view!  

While there are two huge living rooms and an indoor dining room within the main house, we spent most of our time idling on over-sized cushions in the large poolside pavilion, and chose to take our meals alfresco. Speaking of meals, the cook whipped up a delicious Singapore laksa for us – apparently a doddle for him as he regularly prepares gourmet dinner parties for 20; no wonder most guests forego the pleasures of the many fine restaurants within an easy walk of the villa in favour of his home cooking.

The cook, butlers and housekeepers – all charming and helpful – divide their time between all four Kalimaya villas set along the same quiet lane. We considered this a bonus as it means guests benefit from a professional team, but privacy is not compromised by their continued presence.

We appreciated that Kalimaya has been designed as a home – originally for entertaining her royal friends, the owner told us. Comfortable, well equipped and full of personal art and furniture collections, the place feels larger-than-life. This is the perfect villa for an extended family or groups of friends who want to be sociable and yet still be able to get away from each other; the bedrooms are large and designed for privacy, there are lots of different seating and dining areas, and we were still discovering discreet get-away-from-the-crowd hideaways right up to our departure.
 

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