Villa Mako Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2013

Villa Mako has a beautiful energy, probably because so much love has gone into the authentic Dutch Colonial design and antique furnishings. Unlike other villas that are monikered ‘colonial style’, we almost felt the need to don safari suits and complain loudly in Dutch about the damned heat! Conversely, the 21st century has a strong showing in the kitchen, bathrooms, TV room and dining areas. Comfort is by no means excluded in the desire for authenticity. The garden is shaded by a large grove of coconut trees providing tropical poolside relaxation you won’t want to leave. The villa’s rural village location allows you to interact with the friendly local people simply by ducking out the gate at the bottom of the garden.

The seafood dinner, prepared for six of us at short notice by the cook was fantastic, beautifully presented with faultless service. The 36 cushions on the huge antique plantation sofa in the hall had us swimming in softness, while the kitchen just cries out to be cooked in. There are see-through cupboards, acres of bench space and a collection of tableware and glasses for every occasion and tipple. The lay-z boy chair in the media room may cause a few fights to break out, so play nice.
 

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:10
Highlights

We were totally blown away by the exceptional service provided by the staff. Somehow, this small team of friendly young men and women were able to anticipate our every need from replenishing the ice in our cocktails to dashing out to buy more beer or jumping to help operate the sound system.

Surprises

While kids will adore the twin-bedded Bamboo Room, it probably won’t hold quite the same appeal for adults. Terrazzo floors and wet areas never mix, so do be careful in the bathrooms when getting in and out of the bath or shower.

Guest Reviews (66)

Ralph V, Netherlands checked out on 18-May-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
17-Jun-2019
We have had a great holiday in Villa Mako. Many thanks to all the staff for their kindness and smiles. Our one and half years old daughter loved the swimming pool, the fishes and the toys here. We will definitely come back to your beautiful villa.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Chiara S, Australia checked out on 29-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
30-Apr-2019
Thank you for the wonderful, peaceful stay. We hope to be back.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Elisabeth T, Singapore checked out on 07-Feb-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2019
We had another wonderful stay at this villa 4th or 5th time now. It was very relaxing and the perfect place for our holidays - thanks to the team for looking after us so well. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this villa, it is my favorite villa in the world! See you next time.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Simon P, Hong Kong checked out on 23-Apr-2019
Overall Rating:
0.0
Reviewed:
24-Apr-2019
Thank you everyone at Villa Mako for a wonderful Easter break. We have 2 girls who have enjoyed the pool, feeding the fish and all the delicious food. The staff have been amazing, thank you for all your hard work. The villa is so charming and we love "Canggu" town. We hope to be back soon.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tara W, Australia checked out on 13-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Apr-2019
We have had an amazing week at villa Mako. Very relaxing with an amazing pool and fantastic staff to take care of us. Special thanks to Ani for the fabulous food and helping out with the children. We also enjoyed the massages from the ladies organized through the villa. We will be back.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Grant B, Australia checked out on 07-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Apr-2019
Thank you so much for a great time. Staying with you in Villa Mako was a great experience. This would only be possible with the amazing staff who helped us during our stay. We really hope to come back here again to experience it all over again. Thanks again and hope to see you soon.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Xavier D, Hong Kong checked out on 29-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
We had a very good time in the villa. The pool and garden are amazing. Very friendly and helpful staff. Christmas in the villa was great. Thank you.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alex B, Netherlands checked out on 21-Dec-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
This was over our 8th visit to Bali but the first time we did not leave our villa for a whole week - simply because there was no need to leave it. The perfect service, the prefect food, the perfect pool and the perfect living room with the perfect view. The loving care for us and our children was simply heartwarming. Sincerely hope to stay here again in the near future.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alistair S, Australia checked out on 25-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Mar-2019
Thank you so very much Adi, Ani, Gde and Nyoman for making our stay at Villa Mako so fantastic. The villa is a calm serene environment to relax in and the pool is just the PERFECT temperature - we spent oodles of time swimming and playing games. But for us it was the staff that could not be faulted. They were professional, caring and always soo helpful. Ani your cooking was out of this world. The best food we ate during our stay was at the villa. If only we could take you home with us. It was a great fun hiking Mount Batur, cycling to the beach and exploring rice terrraces and temples. It has been an unforgettable trip. Many thanks again.

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sabina K, Indonesia checked out on 04-Nov-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Dec-2018
Thank you so much for our amazing holiday. It has been a home to us away from home. Ani's food was divine and all lovely. Gede and Nyoman were amazing, we felt very much cared for during our stay. Caring for our 4 month old son Sam during meals was wonderful for him and us. Adi, thank for all your help in organizing, all was super smooth. We hope to be back.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Virginia T, China checked out on 08-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2018
Dear future visitor, we loved this place, paradise on earth. The staff were amazing, food was great and the energy was amazing, thank you.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Raymond P, Australia checked out on 06-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2018
Wow, the villa speaks for itself, so beautiful. Adi, Annie, Gede and Nyoman were amazing. They made every effort to make our stay a wonderful experience. Annie's Indonesian fare was better than anything we had outside, thank you Annie. It is difficult to put into words just how friendly, helpful, and caring the staff are. We stayed for my son's wedding and had many guests over the time, nothing was too difficult for any of the staff. I have never had more obliging service. Just wonderful, would stay again anytime. Terima kasih.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Andrew M, Australia checked out on 06-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
We had an amazing stay here for 10 nights at Villa Mako. Our 3 children loved everything about the villa. The staff have been fantastic, Ani especially looking after me when I was sick. Thank you Ani, hoping we can come back soon. Thank you so much for being really kind and caring to us. We appreciate all the help that you have given us, we LOVED our rooms too. We hope can stay again soon. The food you provided us with tasted AMAZING and it was well cooked.

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Tracey G, Australia checked out on 27-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
A fantastic weekend at Villa Mako, celebrating our beautiful friends 50th birthday! So much special effort by the villa staff to make it the most amazing holiday. We will always remember our magical Bali escape and hope that one day we will return. Thank you.

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Value:1
Rosemary M, Hong Kong checked out on 21-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
22-Jul-2018
What an amazing villa and what a wonderful stay. We didn’t think it could get better than our first visit but we were delighted to be proven wrong. The staff were attentive, warm and marvelous with our four little children. The food delicious and the pool the ideal place to relax and soak in the sunshine. Thank you for creating such a superb haven and allowing us to share it. We will be back (again)!

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ben C, Australia checked out on 11-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2018
Suksma! As a family of six, four teenage daughters, mum and dad, we have a greatly enjoyed our stay at Villa Mako. Adi and the staff are superb - always smiling, courteous and responsive. The villa itself has become our destination with an awesome pool, cool breezes, cultural ambience and smiling staff. Forget the "MACET", hang out at the pool or make the quick easy trip to the "PANTAI" (beach). Food is "ENAK SEKALI" and I am more than a little heavier now.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Marie W, Australia checked out on 13-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2018
We're very sad to be leaving this paradise. We've had the most relaxing and wonderful time. We have felt very welcome and looked after. Our food has been delicious and the service has been outstanding. We'll be back.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Segolene K, Hong Kong checked out on 23-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
Villa Mako is the best! Our time here has been awesome and we really enjoyed it, thank you! It was a fantastic discovery to come to Bali and especially to find Villa Mako - a hidden spot for peace, rest and to enjoy the beautiful nature.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Desmond F, Singapore checked out on 08-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
We had a fantastic time in this beautiful villa. The staff were excellent, in particular the food. Adi from Elite Havens was very helpful. Thanks for the lovely time.

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
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Rebecca S, Australia checked out on 09-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2018
We had a beautiful stay at Villa Mako. The staff and service excellent. We loved the villa and ambiance. Hope to return.

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Alistair S, Australia checked out on 02-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-May-2018
Spent a very restful 3 nights here at Villa Mako, we have absolutely loved every minute of our stay, from the outstanding staff to the excellent pool area, the comfy beds and the star dining. It made our honeymoon trip to Bali incredibly special and we can’t wait to come back one day (perhaps on anniversary). Thank you to everyone who looked after us so well like we were family. Very sad to be leaving today, hope to see you again soon.

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Value:1
Andrea F, Indonesia checked out on 02-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-May-2018
Our stay at Villa Mako was beautiful! Thanks so much to all the staff for their help and availability but mostly for their smile. Hoping to come back soon!

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Deja K, Indonesia checked out on 21-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
22-Apr-2018
Sincerest thanks to the Scotts and the staff, we appreciate your hospitality and will always remember our stay at Villa Mako! The beautiful terrazzo bathrooms and the sapphire swimming pool were our favorite parts. Experience wise, we enjoyed all your books about Indonesian arts and kid's stories. A welcome surprise. May this home be a treasure to you for a long time. Thanks again for sharing it.

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Albert L, Canada checked out on 10-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Dec-2017
Thank you we had such a wonderful stay at Villa Mako, the facilities made us feel at home and very much enjoyed the architecture and design. Coming back to the villa after a day out felt like coming home. Gede, you manage a great property and hospitable staff, Kadek, your warm smile & wonderful service made us all feel like family, Ketut, your food is outstanding, you know how to cook everything! Wiwik, you sunny and warm service was a welcome addition to our stay. Thank you for making our family vacation so memorable. We will return soon.

Individual Scores:

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Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Andrea L, Australia checked out on 01-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Dec-2017
Thank you Villa Mako staff for everything!! We have really enjoyed here and are really sad to leave. Thank you for Ketut for the AMAZING food, we felt we were in a 5 star restaurant. Kadek thank you for being so welcoming to us, we enjoyed your company and we will miss you lots. Thank you Wiwik we love your smile and how happy you are, we are all going to miss you. Keep smiling!!!! Nyoman the garden looks relay amazing, the pool is always clean. Thank you for keeping everything clean and tidy. Gede and Nyoman security thank you for keeping us safe during the night and letting us in when are late home! Thank you Gede (VM), the villa is amazing everything you do make means a lot, eg make milkshakes, organizing taxi etc). Thank you again to all for making it such an incredible experience here. It was sangat bagus! see you again from ( chris,Andrea,Grace,Taj and Ashes)

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jo T, Indonesia checked out on 09-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
My stay at Villa Mako was nothing short of amazing! I celebrated my 40th birthday here with friends and the staff decorated my room and bed with rose petal and made me a cake! Ketut is an amazing chef and the meals were to die for! Gede and Kadek were always around to help with anything, always smiling they were an absolute treasure to have around! I will miss this place so much! Thank you Villa Mako for my amazing experience in Bali.

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Charlotte A, Australia checked out on 13-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Sep-2017
Gede and all of the staff at Villa Mako - thank you all so much for our wonderful stay. We have had a wonderful holiday. Each of you has made us feel special and we have loved the food, the service and the care you have shown us. We hope to see you again.

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Andy S, Indonesia checked out on 02-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
Wonderful stay at the villa. Loved the hospitality and the villa's cleanliness is top notch. Keep up the wonderful condition of the villa. Thank you.

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Jeanne B, France checked out on 26-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
We had a wonderful stay at Villa Mako! Everything was perfect and the staff was great and very helpful. The kids had very enjoy in the pool and we realy enjoyed the quiet evenings in this lovely villa. The food was delicious and thank you to the great chef. Definitely a place we would be happy to recommend and visit again. Very pleasant and relaxing holiday. Thank you to all the staff at Villa Mako.

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Oliver M, Hong Kong checked out on 17-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
Thank you so much to all of the staff at villa mako! We Have had such a lovely time. It exceed all of our expectations! Only complaint is that our stay wasn't long enough. We do hope come back again soon.

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Value:1
Iain S, Indonesia checked out on 04-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-May-2017
We had a lovely stay at Villa Mako. The staff were wonderful and attentive, the grounds are so peaceful and led to a very relaxing holiday.

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Tanya R, Indonesia checked out on 15-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
We are in love with Villa Mako. Very cosy comfortable sunny and airily place. 8 days in one moment. Thank you very much for making our first stay in Bali so nice. We very much appreciate the help of the villa staff. They were always open for assistance. They are great. We will definitely recommend this to our friends.

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Rahul B, Singapore checked out on 05-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Mar-2017
Thank you to Pak Gede and the wonderful manager of Villa Mako who made our stay super comfortable. We literally didn't have to lift a finger and the whole family had time to bond. Along with Pak Made (their recommended driver) our stay in Bali was one of the best we have had. We will be back as soon as we can. Pls make sure you try their ayam betutu!

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David F, Australia checked out on 03-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Thank you for you great stay for 6 night our new year! Superb food and staff very helpful especially with with our active son Roy 2.5 years old. The pool was great fun and we really enjoyed our stay.

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Hannah M, Australia checked out on 20-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Thank you so much for making our stay truly unforgettable. We had an amazing and relaxing time. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Meagan H, Australia checked out on 03-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Thank you very much for making our week at Villa Mako such a pleasurable and memorably stay . While the villa, pool and grounds are absolutely beautiful, the most special part at our holiday was the friendly and warm and attentive service from the staff. We have eaten like royalty and been treated like friends. We could never ask for more. Thank you again.

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Elisabeth T, Singapore checked out on 15-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Comport and cleanliness is good. Staff groomed, service, experience is good. Food is outstanding. The in-house service and facility is good.

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Jodie B, Australia checked out on 08-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Two wonderful weeks at Villa Mako. Thank you for the wonderful service especially for Indonesian food - better then restaurant. An excellent pool and service and supremely good nasi goreng. Thank you for a wonderful holiday the service was excellent and every meal a masterpiece. We would love to come back.

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Olga B, Indonesia checked out on 19-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
During our 4 days stay in Villa Mako we were so impressed by the amazing house and surroundings but most of all by the fantastic staff. Gede, Kadek & ketut really made us feel welcome and at home. They went to great length to pamper us and made sure we had a beautiful stay in Bali. Definitely recommend Villa Mako for a relaxing holiday. Thank you so much.

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Charlotte C, United Kingdom checked out on 15-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
We have had a fantastic stay here in Villa Mako. Made particularly special by the wonderful staff who have been so attentive through our stay (Ketut's cooking is also incredible and our best meals during our stay have been cooked by her). We love Bali, the people, surrounding, food and weather. We will try stay here in Villa Mako again.

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Li Chen L, Taiwan checked out on 12-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
13-Aug-2016
Comfort and cleanliness, homely atmosphere are outstanding. Staff groomed and service prompt. Overall staff experience and communication are outstanding, Food quality, presentation are outstanding. The team members have exceeded above and beyond expectation. We will happily recommend.

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Neil H, Singapore checked out on 11-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Aug-2016
Comport and cleanliness were good, staff were good, food were good, in house service and facility pool is good, internet accessibility is satisfactory, all staff made us feel welcome and comfortable.

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Elisabeth T, Singapore checked out on 27-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Aug-2016
Villa comfortable and cleanliness are good, staff are outstanding. Food are outstanding, in-house service and facility are good.

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Alexis D, Australia checked out on 08-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2016
Comfort and cleanliness is outstanding, staff are outstanding, food quality is good, kadek and gede have exceeded above and beyond expectation.

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Kerry H, Hong Kong checked out on 29-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
We had a fantastic time. The staff were amazing and the villa outstanding. Thank you. We will definitely return in the future. Please don't ever lose your chef. she is great.

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Sarah H, Australia checked out on 17-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
We have loved our stay at Villa Mako! Everything about it is better than we could have imagined. The food and staff are amazing and view spectacular. We will be recommending to all our friends and coming back!

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Ms A, United Kingdom checked out on 23-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Staff was amazing! Very attentive and caring. Love all the team.

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Lucia K, United Kingdom checked out on 02-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Keep up the good work and hospitality - Ketut, Kadek and Made. Happy New Year!

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Victoria G, Singapore checked out on 23-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
03-Dec-2015
It was a lovely villa and we could not have been looked after better. Amazing, polite, helpful and sweet natured staff. Every one at Villa Mako was delightful. The food was great and they were so gentle with our children. Nothing was too much trouble. Great pool setting too. Enormous rooms and the kids twin room was lovely too. If anything, it would benefit from having a driver to allow for more spntaneity.

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Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Susan P, Australia checked out on 02-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
06-Aug-2015
Staff were lovely and very helpful. The food was delicious. The villa beautifully decorated and very comfortable.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:7
Claire R, Indonesia checked out on 04-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
23-Jul-2015
What a gorgeous villa. The website photos do not do it justice! Beautifully decorated with a collection of Indonesian antique and new works, all the mod-cons and so spacious. It was beyond our expectations. Views from back patio to rice fields were added bonus. Staff were lovely, speak very good English and did their best to make us comfortable. So much better than the most stylish of hotels in Bali. Was such a treat. I hope we will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Xiao Qing Guo, China checked out on 17-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
08-May-2015
Very nice villa, and good staff.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:5
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
April P, Indonesia checked out on 20-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
24-Feb-2015
Beautiful villa with old world character and charm. Very large swimming pool great for the kids with jungle and rice field views. We took the villa bikes out for a ride which was a great way to explore the neighborhood.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:9
Rupert L, Singapore checked out on 16-Oct-2013
Overall Rating:
7.7
Reviewed:
01-Nov-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Kate H, Australia checked out on 26-Apr-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
29-Apr-2013
Such a fantastic Villa! The staff made our stay better than we could imagine. Ketut (our chef) made such delicious meals and the non-stop snacks and drinks were such a luxury. Wayan (housekeeping) is such a valuable asset - on top of all his many duties he still found time to take our son for garden walks and feed the fish, etc. All the staff were just beyond wonderful! The villa itself is beautiful and we spent endless hours relaxing in the pool and watching the gorgeous butterflies, squirrels and birds in the garden. We look forward to visiting again.

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
Jennifer Ting, Hong Kong checked out on 03-Apr-2013
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
09-Apr-2013
This is our 2nd stay at Villa Mako and we love it even more than the 1st time. Made, Ketut, Kadek and Wayan welcomed us like family and my 2 young children (ages 4 and 2) were very attached to them, calling them "Uncle" and "Auntie" within the first day. Ketut is an amazing cook and we wish we stayed longer so we could enjoy her food! Made is extremely helpful with any arrangements. Kadek and Wayan ensured that all our needs were attended to while at the Villa. The swimming pool is our favourite because it has a large shallow area perfect for the kids. They also love feeding the koi every morning.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
-F, Hong Kong checked out on 30-Mar-2013
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
09-Apr-2013
Villa Mako is a lovely charming villa with a great pool. The staff are super friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I loved sitting on the balcony of the master bedroom and looking out over the paddyfields.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:8
BJ, Australia checked out on 31-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2013
Villa Mako is a relaxed 3 bedroom home with a delightful pool and garden in a small village away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. The increased Bali traffic can be a problem if you just want to "pop" into the shops or restaurants of the more built up areas. Consequently, it is better to eat locally and chill out at the house for a more restful holiday. The staff are lovely ...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:9
LJ, Hong Kong checked out on 29-Dec-2012
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
21-Jan-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
CS, Australia checked out on 08-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
11-Jan-2013
Really lovely to be pampered by the caring staff, had a really wonderful few days in Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:5 Outside Area:7
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
MS, Singapore checked out on 30-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Mal Jago, Australia checked out on 02-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
06-Sep-2012
We loved our stay at Villa Mako, this is someone's home not a Villa for rent and it shows. We have two small children aged 3 & 5 and this was the only Villa that had a pool area that had a fence for safety. The house is large and has many areas to sit and relax. There is a separate TV room with books and DVD's which my girls loved. The staff are friendly but give you space and privacy. The Chef is amazing and the food we ate was as good as any top restaurant. We loved the location away from the distraction of shopping and people. The grounds are surrounded by lush gardens and trees with rice paddies in the distant.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:5
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
KB, Japan checked out on 26-Mar-2012
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
12-Apr-2012
We loved our stay at Villa Mako. The food was wonderful and the staff was very attentive. Our kids loved the pool and wandering down to the river. All of the children's toys and DVDs were a nice bonus.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:6
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
Thomas Booth, United States checked out on 13-May-2011
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
12-Aug-2011
Villa Mako was a wonderful experience and a great value! The staff was kind and professional. We hope to return.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Kristien Van Landschoot, Belgium checked out on 13-Mar-2011
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2011
We had a wonderfull stay at Villa Mako in March 2011. We stayed for about 10 dag. The meals prepared by the cook were very nice. Friendly staff. Quiet area, location for families is perfect. Big swimming pool. Very tidy . Absolutely no comment whatsoever. Would go back anytime.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:10
Bruce Dolle, Australia checked out on 02-Apr-2011
Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2011
We had a wonderful stay, the Villa was wonderful the staff are fantastic, the cooking was wonderful catering to our spicy taste and the children's mild taste. The only negative was for the final 3 days we were unable to use the children's bathroom due to the kitchen waste coming up into the shower and flooding the bathroom. It was very unhygienic. The staff did their best the fix the problem but it may have needed some serious plumbing work it was disappointing, however it would not deter us from recommending Villa Mako.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Villa Mako /villa/villa-mako.aspx Price starts at $360 - $520 per night
8.45 out of 10
based on 67 user reviews. Villa Mako has a beautiful energy, probably because so much love has gone into the authentic Dutch Colonial design and antique furnishings. Unlike other villas that are monikered ‘colonial style’, we almost felt the need to don safari suits and complain loudly in Dutch about the damned heat! Conversely, the 21st century has a strong showing in the kitchen, bathrooms, TV room and dining areas. Comfort is by no means excluded in the desire for authenticity. The garden is shaded by a large grove of coconut trees providing tropical poolside relaxation you won’t want to leave. The villa’s rural village location allows you to interact with the friendly local people simply by ducking out the gate at the bottom of the garden.

The seafood dinner, prepared for six of us at short notice by the cook was fantastic, beautifully presented with faultless service. The 36 cushions on the huge antique plantation sofa in the hall had us swimming in softness, while the kitchen just cries out to be cooked in. There are see-through cupboards, acres of bench space and a collection of tableware and glasses for every occasion and tipple. The lay-z boy chair in the media room may cause a few fights to break out, so play nice.
 

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