Villa Tantangan Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.3
Reviewed:
18-Nov-2016

As a child I always dreamed of living in a beach house; sleeping to the hypnotic sound of waves crashing on the shore and waking to more of the same, and at Villa Tantangan the dream briefly came true. Early each morning we would follow the garden path leading to an ornate Balinese door shrouded in foliage that opens onto the deserted beach. Here, black sand glints in the sun and the wide bay is littered with driftwood and coconut husks. Towards the end of the beach the banks of the Yeh Penyet river gives way to the ocean, and the revered sea temple, Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus, which rises from the dark craggy rocks. Taking a different garden path led us through a wild natural garden filled with pink hibiscus, banana trees and bamboo groves to a small temple, and beyond the Tantangan river.

We really liked the eco design features which were attractive as well as being smart! The gardens on top of the flat roofs helped the buildings blend with their surroundings, and you can forget any notion of ‘eco friendly’ equalling rustic; it was more a case of an undercurrent of luxury enhancing an outdoor experience. We enjoyed panoramic sea views from the bed and from our sunken bath tub, and we loved the aptly named infinity pool which truly had infinite views stretching across the ocean to the horizon The well-equipped kitchen also deserves a mention, because, as an avid cook, it was another dream come true: in fact it was so appealing that we sent the chef home so we could enjoy the experience of ocean-view cooking – it was an absolute pleasure.

Note: The approach road can be a little bumpy in places, but passes through beautiful rural scenery which, to our minds, just added to the enchantment. Guests wishing to make use of the complimentary car and driver during their stay can also walk a few minutes down the beach and get picked up on the main road to Nyanyi, should they prefer. .&nbsp;</p>

Individual Scores:

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

The sound of waves crashing on the beach, the breeze rippling through the palm trees, the salty sea air, the stunning views, Villa Tantangan provided everything we could have wished for in a beach escape, as if that wasn’t enough, it was also eco friendly.

Surprises

Glass doors made nice design features but were heavy to open and had sharp edges that were potentially hazardous to toes. The internet was quite slow at times, however, we were happy to switch off and lose ourselves in the beautiful views.

Guest Reviews (3)

Fiona G, Australia checked out on 27-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
05-Oct-2015
Just perfect , we loved it.

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
John B, Australia checked out on 05-Jul-2013
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
15-Jul-2013
The Villa was exceptional! More than we expected. The staff in particular were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Very relaxing place to spend a week, thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Juri Milov, Russia checked out on 18-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
22-Jan-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:5
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
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based on 4 user reviews. As a child I always dreamed of living in a beach house; sleeping to the hypnotic sound of waves crashing on the shore and waking to more of the same, and at Villa Tantangan the dream briefly came true. Early each morning we would follow the garden path leading to an ornate Balinese door shrouded in foliage that opens onto the deserted beach. Here, black sand glints in the sun and the wide bay is littered with driftwood and coconut husks. Towards the end of the beach the banks of the Yeh Penyet river gives way to the ocean, and the revered sea temple, Pura Gede Luhur Batungaus, which rises from the dark craggy rocks. Taking a different garden path led us through a wild natural garden filled with pink hibiscus, banana trees and bamboo groves to a small temple, and beyond the Tantangan river.

We really liked the eco design features which were attractive as well as being smart! The gardens on top of the flat roofs helped the buildings blend with their surroundings, and you can forget any notion of ‘eco friendly’ equalling rustic; it was more a case of an undercurrent of luxury enhancing an outdoor experience. We enjoyed panoramic sea views from the bed and from our sunken bath tub, and we loved the aptly named infinity pool which truly had infinite views stretching across the ocean to the horizon The well-equipped kitchen also deserves a mention, because, as an avid cook, it was another dream come true: in fact it was so appealing that we sent the chef home so we could enjoy the experience of ocean-view cooking – it was an absolute pleasure.

Note: The approach road can be a little bumpy in places, but passes through beautiful rural scenery which, to our minds, just added to the enchantment. Guests wishing to make use of the complimentary car and driver during their stay can also walk a few minutes down the beach and get picked up on the main road to Nyanyi, should they prefer. .&nbsp;</p>

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