Peace, comfort and style in the smartest district of Seminyak
Considering its heart-of-the-action location in Bali’s sophisticated Seminyak, it’s extraordinary just how serene life is at Villa Kinaree. Thoughtful design combines classic and timeless Indonesian architecture with twenty-first century luxury and convenience to create a truly delightful villa and one we felt very much at home in. It’s very hard NOT to relax here with a gorgeous courtyard garden to enjoy, refreshing pool to dive into and a wide breezy balcony to stretch out on. Then there’s the very convivial pool table and bar area and the massive sofas to curl up on come evening time.
We loved the beautifully furnished bedrooms – especially the snug bedroom four set on its own above the living area - and the indulgent jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom. All rooms have plenty of private, comfortable sitting space, and the daybed outside the master bedroom made a lovely spot for a quiet read.
Although there’s a huge choice of places to eat and drink within easy reach of the villa, a chef is on hand to prepare a wide range of Indonesian and Western favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner; just talk through your selection with him, or Theodora, Villa Kinaree’s friendly and very capable manager, and the rest will be taken care of.
Finding such a relaxing, charming villa in central Seminyak was a delightful surprise. It was hard to tear ourselves away. Loved the beautifully kept gardens, the comfortable bedrooms and the very sociable living and bar area.
Some of the staff spoke little English and service was not quite as polished as in other villas of this quality, though we expect that both will improve over time. There were a couple of unfenced drop-offs upstairs, and although bamboo and plants provided a bit of a barrier, parents with young children will want to take care. Only two bedrooms have TVs.
- James Tham, Singapore checked out on 03-Feb-2013