Villa Waru Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
15-Jul-2018

Its safe environment, spacious garden and loads of different living spaces make Villa Waru an absolute dream for large families. The garden is truly enchanting; full of little artistic touches; secreted statues, brightly painted doorways, timber carvings and stone gargoyles. Adventurous kids will love these surroundings and there’s plenty to keep them amused inside too; big TVs, DVDs, pool table, foosball table, board games etc. For parents’ extra peace of mind, a lifeguard can even attend at the villa (extra charge).

With such a generous scattering of living and dining space, everyone will be able to find their own favourite corner — ours was the Sparkle suite’s veranda floating above the pond, and the second-level open-sided living area looking out over the glorious gardens created by Bali landscaping supremo Made Widjaya. Waru’s two residences are joined by a pathway through the garden making it ideal for two families (or even three) holidaying together. We also think it would be the ideal space for yoga and wellbeing retreats — and a magical venue for weddings and special celebrations.

Visiting seven years after the first review, we were able to appreciate this extraordinary villa from a different perspective. So many newer-build villas sit in small gardens hemmed in by neighbours. In contrast, the multi-pavilion Waru offers the space, privacy and imaginatively furnished interiors of a bygone age — a rare privilege that we can’t wait to repeat.

We thought that the villa staff did a great job under the caring eye of Ibu Rai, the villa supervisor, preparing meals from an extensive menu of Indonesian and western dishes (provisions on guest account at cost plus a 25% service fee). Waru has a permanent team of staff and more are brought in when the villa is fully occupied.

Individual Scores:

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

This really is a spectacular villa in one of the most beautiful settings we have seen. The huge gardens grassy lawns dotted with statuary, meandering pathways and myriad ponds with waterfalls and fountains, not to mention two swimming pools, make a truly magical setting — idyllic for kids who will find the entire property an adventure, and for wellness aficionados who will appreciate the calm and beauty.

Surprises

The location was a revelation — who knew that such a private and well established hilltop estate existed in southern Bali! You do need a car and driver to reach restaurants, beaches, supermarkets, etc. But they are only five kilometres away, and thanks to the new cross-sea highway, you can actually get to some of Bali’s most popular tourist spots such as Ubud much more quickly than from, say, Seminyak.

Guest Reviews (6)

Munoz R, Singapore checked out on 01-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2019
Fantastic! We love the villa, the food was delicious. Rai and the team are wonderful - they are very accommodating. Also very clean, love it.

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
Bryony B, United Kingdom checked out on 03-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2019
A very nice villa, beautiful spot with nice people! Thank you so much for taking care of us. The villas and their grounds are a little bit of heaven.

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
Chen L, China checked out on 19-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2019
Villa felt very comfortable, like home. 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
Degan J, Indonesia checked out on 05-Jan-2019
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Jan-2019
We had such a beautiful time here in Bali! Villa Waru met all of our expectations. The rooms were amazing. The staff were so helpful and friendly and tended to our all needs. Most enjoyable. Thank you very much for having us. We had such an incredible family 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
Jacob J, China checked out on 23-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Sep-2018
Excellent!

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
Anne F, Italy checked out on 09-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Sep-2018
Very relaxing. All the staff went above and beyond to help.

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 Waru /villa/villa-waru.aspx Price starts at $660 - $1,730 per night
7.5 out of 10
based on 7 user reviews. Its safe environment, spacious garden and loads of different living spaces make Villa Waru an absolute dream for large families. The garden is truly enchanting; full of little artistic touches; secreted statues, brightly painted doorways, timber carvings and stone gargoyles. Adventurous kids will love these surroundings and there’s plenty to keep them amused inside too; big TVs, DVDs, pool table, foosball table, board games etc. For parents’ extra peace of mind, a lifeguard can even attend at the villa (extra charge).

With such a generous scattering of living and dining space, everyone will be able to find their own favourite corner — ours was the Sparkle suite’s veranda floating above the pond, and the second-level open-sided living area looking out over the glorious gardens created by Bali landscaping supremo Made Widjaya. Waru’s two residences are joined by a pathway through the garden making it ideal for two families (or even three) holidaying together. We also think it would be the ideal space for yoga and wellbeing retreats — and a magical venue for weddings and special celebrations.

Visiting seven years after the first review, we were able to appreciate this extraordinary villa from a different perspective. So many newer-build villas sit in small gardens hemmed in by neighbours. In contrast, the multi-pavilion Waru offers the space, privacy and imaginatively furnished interiors of a bygone age — a rare privilege that we can’t wait to repeat.

We thought that the villa staff did a great job under the caring eye of Ibu Rai, the villa supervisor, preparing meals from an extensive menu of Indonesian and western dishes (provisions on guest account at cost plus a 25% service fee). Waru has a permanent team of staff and more are brought in when the villa is fully occupied.

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