Villa Kinara Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
17-Oct-2012

Considering its heart-of-the-action location in Bali’s sophisticated Seminyak, it’s extraordinary just how serene life is at Villa Kinara. It also beggars belief that this villa is brand new (completed in 2012). 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 garden to enjoy, refreshing pool to dive into and wide breezy balconies and terraces 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.

Not only did we admire the size of the bedrooms, but we thought them beautifully furnished and the bathrooms immaculate (two of them have indulgent semi-outdoor tubs). All rooms have plenty of private, comfortable sitting space, and the daybeds outside the upstairs bedrooms are equally inviting.

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 Kinara’s friendly and very capable manager, and the rest will be taken care of.

Although it wasn’t a problem during our visit, we thought that the staff quarters might be a bit close to the main living areas and could result some unwanted noise.

Individual Scores:

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

Finding such a relaxing, spacious and charming villa in central Seminyak was a delightful surprise. It was hard to tear ourselves away. Loved the gardens and the big wide terraces outside the bedrooms …. and the comfort and space of the rooms themselves.

Surprises

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 with experience and training. 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.

Guest Reviews (24)

Philip N, Australia checked out on 08-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Beautiful place, amazing service, we love the attention to detail that the staff gave to everything they did. It made our stay just that little more special. we will definitely come backand will recommend to our family and 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
Sean J, Australia checked out on 11-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2016
Perfect location, incredible villa, the staff were spectacular with no job or request too small or difficult. We stay for a boys trip that proved the best holiday anyone could ask. 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
Steven F, Australia checked out on 31-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2016
Thank you for looking after us so well. We all had a great time staying in this amazing villa. The place was kept extremely tidy and all the food was delicious. I and all my friends would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

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
Stuart R, Indonesia checked out on 01-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2016
It is an excellent villa for a family holiday.The rooms are spacious and the villa is very well equipped. The pool table and swimming pool keep the younger generation entertained for hours. The staffs are terrific. Nothing is a problem. From organizing tours, keeping the beer supply up, organizing meals and everything else that makes for a great holiday. The location is good. Would highly recommend the villa for a group 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
Joanne B, Australia checked out on 20-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2016
A wonderful experience. Kind and friendly staffs, lovely rooms, spacious surround and garden, food is okay. A little way from shops, bars and restaurants.

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
Christopher B, Australia checked out on 10-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Nov-2016
Thank you for such an amazing time and making the Birthday celebrations so memorable. Food was lovely, staffs were fantastic. Rooms and bathrooms were immaculate. Kids had a great holiday. We will definitely recommend the villa to our friends and family. 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
Alok T, United Kingdom checked out on 09-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
16-Sep-2016
It is a gorgeous villa in a great location. We had a lovely time here and truly enjoy the pool and pool table.

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
Jon B, Thailand checked out on 11-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
30-Oct-2015
Wonderful!!....a beautiful Villa, superbly well laid out for relaxing family or big group holidays. Added to this, an amazing staff who made us feel so welcome and were so kind, thoughtful and lovely that we all just wanted to stay there forever!....Thankyou Maria and her team for making our holiday so perfect.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
MItchell C, Australia checked out on 09-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
15-Jun-2015
This villa was quite amazing. Plenty of space for our group of 12 and the location was close to everything you needed. The staff were a absolute pleasure and nothing was too much of a trouble for them. Would highly recommend this to anyone and i can't wait to return asap!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:6 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Trish Prout, Australia checked out on 16-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2015
Beautifully presented villa in a quiet location, immaculately clean and spacious. Excellent for a large family group. The villa staff are excellent and very attentive.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Mark Galea, Australia checked out on 28-Jan-2015
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
02-Feb-2015
Communication started well before we got to the villa ,Dora the villa manager emailed us to ask if us if we had any special needs with food also provided us with menus for us to select stocked our fridge for. Us Arranged pick up from the airport for all seven of our family without a hitch Villa was spectacular better than any pics we had seen But what makes the villa experience so special was the staff Friendly happy to do anything to make our stay special Villa was spotless very day pool sparkling and inviting We stayed twenty days and the staff made it feel like it was our own home (we wish lol) We will be back as soon as possible

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Sharon B, Australia checked out on 05-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
20-May-2014
We had a great stay with 10 girlfriends. The staff were discrete but always available. Nothing was to much for them, they were very accommodating. A perfect location to stroll to the beach, shopping, day spas and restaurants. Continuously cleaned and immaculate at all times. Fantastic accommodation and location for our purposes.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Rhannon none, Australia checked out on 27-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2013
This villa was above and beyond anything our group ever expected. It was truly amazing. Staff were absolutely lovely and did everything the could to make our stay a memorable one. We loved staying at Villa Kinara and will be back next year. I cannot recommend this place enough. Gardens were amazing as were the rooms. Very clean and so big.

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
Emma P, Australia checked out on 07-Aug-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
05-Sep-2013
My husband and I stayed at Villa Kinara with our families for 5 nights in August when we got married in Bali. We couldnt get over how gorgeous and spacious the villa was. A special thank you to the staff and the manager Dora (& Bobby the pup!) for looking after us during our stay. We cant wait to come back and stay 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
Lisa Gageler ., Australia checked out on 07-May-2013
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
20-May-2013
Our family group of 13 stayed at Villa Kinara for 3 nights after a 4 nights at a different villa in Seminyak and we wished we had stayed here for much longer. Very clean, modern and well equipped villa that was perfectly decorated. The pool table was extremely popular with our family, and the service and meals provided by the staff were absolutely fantastic. One of our family had a birthday, and the chef and staff provided an amazing banquet lunch and a personalised Birthday Cake which was very special. The swimming pool is perfectly planned so you can sit on the step at just the right height without getting your hair wet (love this!!), and the villa has plenty of spaces to sit either in sun or shade. Thanks to Dora for looking after us so well, and making sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely return to Villa Kinara next time in Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:9
Value:8
Wendy S, Australia checked out on 12-May-2013
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
17-May-2013
Had a very relaxing and pleasant stay in Villa Kinara. We found the villa spotless, modern and very comfortable. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful but discrete and unobtrusive. The villa has a fantastic garden and is set in a quiet location within walking distance to Seminyak shops. I would thoroughly recommend this villa to anyone.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Michelle P, Australia checked out on 01-May-2013
Overall Rating:
7.0
Reviewed:
02-May-2013
Railing unsafe for children upstairs No pool fence, though one can be hired, though is NOT 100% safe, acts as good deterrent Staff outstanding Chef BRILLIANT Pool murky at times, though fixed quickly TV not in all rooms Stairs very unsafe for children, no kid gates

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:4 Outside Area:4
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:6 Facilities:6 Staff:10
Value:7
SB, Australia checked out on 28-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
7.7
Reviewed:
23-Apr-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:6
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:7
BP, China checked out on 02-Mar-2013
Overall Rating:
8.8
Reviewed:
28-Mar-2013
Great moment in a great villa! Ideal for friends that want to gather and get fun in Bali. Close to all facilities.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:8
GP, Singapore checked out on 12-Feb-2013
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
18-Feb-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
IS, Indonesia checked out on 12-Dec-2012
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
27-Dec-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
MD, Australia checked out on 03-Dec-2012
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
05-Dec-2012
Myself and my staff had the best experience at Villa Kinara. Not only was it an absolutley beautiful, relaxing place to stay but all of the staff were wonderful. We will always come back to Villa Kinara.

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
SK, Singapore checked out on 11-Nov-2012
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
29-Nov-2012

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
SJ, Singapore checked out on 20-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
24-Sep-2012
Superb villa. You can see it is new as the quality of the finish and design is really good. Main plus though for the villa is location - in the centre of Seminyak, it was really convenient for us. Staff are obviously new so need a bit of polishing but the food was good and place was spotless.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:7
Value:8
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8.7 out of 10
based on 25 user reviews. Considering its heart-of-the-action location in Bali’s sophisticated Seminyak, it’s extraordinary just how serene life is at Villa Kinara. It also beggars belief that this villa is brand new (completed in 2012). 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 garden to enjoy, refreshing pool to dive into and wide breezy balconies and terraces 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.

Not only did we admire the size of the bedrooms, but we thought them beautifully furnished and the bathrooms immaculate (two of them have indulgent semi-outdoor tubs). All rooms have plenty of private, comfortable sitting space, and the daybeds outside the upstairs bedrooms are equally inviting.

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 Kinara’s friendly and very capable manager, and the rest will be taken care of.

Although it wasn’t a problem during our visit, we thought that the staff quarters might be a bit close to the main living areas and could result some unwanted noise.

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