Lovely villa, great staff, good value.

Reviewed March 25, 2012

We spent a week at Villa Damai in the two storey Besar Villa, which has four bedrooms. Apart from the bedrooms, the villa is open at the sides in true Bali style; three of the bedrooms even had lovely open air garden bathrooms. The pool was perfect - always the right temperature and kept very clean. Each morning, the garden and pool were tidied by the groundsman, and our lovely staff arrived by 8am to prepare our breakfast. The first day's food was included, then after that we gave the ladies money to buy supplies. They also cooked three evening meals for us, at our request. This included them going to the market for the food and returning to cook for us in the evening. In total, the food and cost of having the staff do this came to around AUD$16 each - not cheap for Bali but it was fantastic value as the food was wonderful and better than any we ate in other places in Seminyak. Our staff kept the villa very clean, and while they were also servicing the other villas, somehow seemed to know when we needed something. They kept some great Bali coffee ready at all times - really fab at breakfast (which was cooked to order i.e. eggs as each person liked them). They also arranged transport and massages etc. A couple of small maintenance issues were attended to by tradesmen very promptly. Security staff are on duty at the entrance to the villa complex from late afternoon to morning. The location is good, though it is a hike to the beach. Handy little bar just up the lane - the German Beer Garden, and shops, restaurants are just a short walk away, as is a stall that can instantly organise tours for you. Good value too, for such a lovely villa. Our group, of old friends, found it very economical and far preferable to a hotel.