2017 – 2018
We are pleased to share with you the experiences of our guests.
We would appreciate it if you would like to contribute to this guest book after your stay.
John Philip Marschall – Villa Sianti
November 30, 2017
“Great place to relax”
Great place to relax with a wonderful view. Service staff were friendly and ready to assist. Test out your fitness by walking to the main Lovina road.
John Philip Marschall, Australia
Putu – Villa Jempiring
October 30, 2017
Amazing stay at this wonderful paradise for honeymoon. The beautiful people of Lovina are so welcoming and friendly, the staff, food, everything was perfect. The rooms are very big with amazing view and the swimming pool has very nice view as well. A great villa for honeymooners or family. The staff are very attentive and friendly. They go above and beyond to make you as comfortable and have everything you require.
Putu B., Indonesia
Eric Boom – Villa Bayu
October 22, 2017
We booked this accomodation for the second time, without any regret. A perfect place to stay with a beautiful view on the Bali-sea and the hills around. The housekeeping, the poolmaster, the gardener and the nightguard are doing a great job to keep the guests more than satisfied. On every problem (if any) they have a solution and always with a Balinese smile.
Eric Boom, The Netherlands
Family Darke – Villa Sianti
October 18, 2017
“Chilled out bliss!“
Our family of two adults and two young daughters (9 and 6) stayed for 5 nights/6 days at Villa Sianti and had an amazing time . We all loved the accomodation – plenty of room for all of us, nicely appointed accomodation and all the mod cons. The food was fantastic prepared by the very helpful staff was amazing. We all spent a lot of time in and around the amazing pool. Other things we enjoyed were dinners in the local restaurants and watersports at one of the local beach clubs. We also took our kids to the local amusement park one evening which was awesome. Organising the accomodation and transfers was made very easy. We all loved every minute of our trip and would return in a heartbeat.
Chris and Tina Darke, Auckland, New Zealand
Family Briggs – Villa Bekul
October 3, 2017
“2nd visit even better”
It was our 2nd visit to Villa Bekul and it really has got even better, knowing the area a bit better helped but it was really down to the staff. Kadek and Dewa have gone to a whole new level with their cooking and the presentation of the food is as good as you’ll get at any restaurant, every thing they cooked was delicious. We visited this time with another couple, it was their first visit to Bali and our stay at Villa Bekul has helped them become hooked, the efforts all the staff go to to make your visit enjoyable is excellent. There isn’t much better in life than sitting by the pool at the villa taking in the majestic view and enjoying a beer. I’m sure any one who stays here will not be disappointed.
Shaun and Natalie Briggs, Australia
Family Smith – Villa Sianti
September 17, 2017
My husband, two children (6 & 15) stayed at villa Sianti for two weeks in August. We had an amazing time and couldn’t have asked for a better holiday. The villa had everything a family would need. In addition to the luxurious surroundings (the pictures speak for themselves) there were games, puzzles, dvd’s and pool toys, portable speaker so we could play music outside…all kept the children entertained. The two ladies who looked after cleaning and cooking for us during our stay were helpful and always at hand when we needed advice on tips of where to go etc. Not to mention they’re cooking…..it was to die for! They were kind enough to teach me a few local dishes which I plan to try out soon. All in all it was a great holiday and we cannot wait to go back again soon, thanks to all of the staff (cooks, drivers, security, gardeners etc) for looking after us soo well.
Lisa Smith, UK
Family deLange – Villa Bayu
September 4, 2017
“Great place to relax in North Bali”
Excellent location near Lovina with nice sea view. 8 of us (4 adults and 4 children) spent 5 days at Villa Bayu. The staff were very helpful and did everything they could to make us feel at home. The four bedrooms are very nice and comfortable. North Bali is definitely an area to visit. Kids/adults enjoyed trips to see the dolphins and snorkelling at menjangan island. The villa is only 5 minutes from the beach and its higher location gives a great view of the sea. An ideal place to plan your travels in the North of the island.
Thierry DeLange, UK
Julien LeGros – Villa Bekul
August 17, 2017
Unfortunately we only stayed there for 3 days … The villa is beautiful and very well maintained. It is perched on a hill and one has the sight on the sea. Some monkeys even came to visit us in the garden. The two cooks have prepared very good meals and are really nice and at your service. There is on the area many activities and stay one week is perfect. Maybe next time…
Julie LeGros, France
Family Bliss – Villa Bayu
July 10, 2017
We absolutely loved our time at Villa Bayu. We were 2 young families and this location was perfect for the children. There was loads of space for everyone to relax and unwind without being on top of each other. The staff were amazing. We felt like royalty they way we were treated. Would definitely return & recommend this location for anyone looking to explore the island of Bali away from the hustle and bustle of the south. It is well worth the 3-4 hour drive north.
Kirstyn Bliss, Australia
Fam. Evelaar – Villa Bayu
June 22, 2017
“This is where you want to spend your holiday, every year”
After a warm welcome by the friendly Villa Bayu staff we where just blown away: so beautiful, so peaceful. This is where you want to spend your holiday, every year! See you soon Villa Bayu!
Jacqueline Evelaar, The Netherlands
Danielle Brand – Villa Sianti
June 20, 2017
My husband and I stayed four nights at Villa Sianti and loved every minute. The villa is absolutely beautiful! The staff made our stay effortless and so comfortable – and the meals we had here were some of our favorites in Bali. Would absolutely recommend staying here.
Danielle Brand, USA
Emma and Francis- Villa Bekul
June 12, 2017
My partner and I had a fantastic 3 night stay at Angelique’s villa in Lovina. The villa itself is quiet, spacious and beautifully decorated, wifi connection is good, the pool is enormous and cleaned daily, and it was wonderful being able to watch the sun go down from the daybed on the first floor, which is completely open and offers the most spectacular views over Lovina and the Bali Sea! There are plenty of activities in the area to keep everyone happy, adults and children alike (and Angelique provides a comprehensive brochure of activities and restaurants for the North of Bali which enabled us to make the most of our time there). We took an early morning trip with a local fisherman to sail alongside the famous dolphins on the north coast of Bali, we visited the nearby Buddhist temple and hot springs, and saw the Git Git waterfall which is well worth the visit. With more time, we would have gone to the botanical gardens, looked in to some water sports, and organised some massages with the spa 2 minutes from the villa. The staff present at the villa were polite and generous – they served us delicious breakfasts every morning (and can prepare lunches and dinners too if you wish), kept the villa spotless, helped us with laundry, and were on hand for organising activities or restaurant reservations. A bonus was that the first night’s dinner & breakfast were included in the rate which was great for us as we arrived late after our boat journey. Due to the location of the villa up the mountain it was necessary to use a driver everywhere, even just to Lovina town where we tried the restaurants the other 2 nights. Bob the driver for the villa has brilliant English and was very knowledgable on the area. The only negative is that his company’s prices were expensive in comparison to other drivers – for example, he charged 150k rupiah for a return trip to Lovina town (which takes less than 10mins each way), but we booked another driver one evening for the same trip for 100k rupiah, so I would recommend asking the local restaurants to organise your transport in the evenings (some even do it for free). Pricing was unclear at times as well – the price quoted to collect us from Padang Bai port on our date of arrival was 700k, it was also 700k for the journey to/from the airport in Denpasar, but the price quoted to leave us to Ubud on our date of departure was 650k, despite Ubud being much closer to the villa. However, in Angelique’s absence, Bob was very accommodating to our request to have a late check out before we made our onward journey. Overall the villa provided pure luxury at a great price and is located in an area which offers loads to suit couples or families – would highly recommend!
Emma and Francis, UK
Mario Steinwedel – Villa Bayu
June 8, 2017
“Simply heaven on earth”
The Villa is just amazing. We enjoyed everything from the moment we arrived until the last minute before we left: The staff of Villa Bayu pampers you the moment you arrive. The Villa has a great location with a stunning seaview, the interior is really tastefully. And also booking process was easy and smooth. I highly recommend this Villa to anyone who wants to relax and unwind.
Mario Steinwedel, Austria
Andrew- Villa Bayu
June 3, 2017
Andrew and family, Shanghai, China
Pete and Annie Witchell – Villa Bekul
June 2, 2017
“Perfect family Villa”
The location of the villa is a little bit out of Lovina but this is easily over come by hiring a car or scooter or using the great Bob Bali driver. The views are stunning, you can see the sunsets over the water with the volcano on Java in the back ground, all the staff are amazing and will do every thing they can to make your stay amazing, the food Kadek and Dewa cook is fantastic and there is no need to leave the villa if you don’t want to as they can even arrange beer to be delivered. We didn’t go to Sing Sing 1 or 2 waterfalls only number 3 which is an adventurous trek, not suited to small children but well worth it with a great swim in the waterfall pool at the end. The road up to the villa is very steep so if you hire a car make sure it has some power if fully loaded as it will need it, we hired a Suzuki Katana and it would only make it up with the driver and 1 passenger, funny for me but not so much for the ones who had to walk.
Pete and Annie Witchell, Australia
Family Simons – Villa Bayu
May 30, 2017
Nice Indonesian food served, friendly people, design bedrooms, swimming pool with view on the valley. Excellent place to be in Bali!
Wim Simons, The Netherlands
James Bankhead – Villa Sianti
May 14, 2017
“Completely relaxing and spiritual surroundings”
This villa is located above the surrounding area and has the most wonderful ocean view. The pool was a bit cool for our stay, but it was the rainy season. The staff at the villa would make sure you had anything you wanted and cooked wonderful meals. If I get to go back, I will not leave the property! They would shop for you and you could just choose a menu item and they would prepare it. The villa was the perfect place to relax and decompress. Very nicely furnished and even a large group of people could stay hidden from each other!
James Bankhead, USA
Lisa Gresham – Villa Sianti
May 10, 2017
Lisa Gresham, Australia
Family Huenders – Villa Bekul
May 1, 2017
“Beautiful place to stay and relax in Lovina”
Would have stayed longer if it was possible. This villa is a very nice property to stay and relax for family and /or friends. The staff is very friendly and will do their utmost to make your stay as much as convenient. The personal taxi driver was very friendly and drove us around the whole isle and had many tips to discover the isle. The villa is well equipped with all necessary needs. Would love to come back some other time. Many thanks for you hospitality!
Sandra Huenders, The Netherlands
Hayley Dufour – Villa Jempiring
April 30, 2017
The stay here at the villa was just what all of us needed. The place is always clean and the meals prepped are amazing. The location is beautiful. We saw monkeys in the backyard one day and lots of gecko. Will definitely be back.
Hayley Dufour and friends, Australia
Christina Weber – Villa Bekul
April 23, 2017
“Just what we were hoping for”
This place was just what we were looking for. We had the most relaxing few days there. The view can’t be beat, the staff was amazing (best fried noodles we had during our stay in Bali!). Not ideal for walking to town/restaurants, but perfect for a few days of complete R&R with everything we needed accounted for.
Christina Weber, USA
Christian Froess – Villa Jempiring
April 16, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at villa Jempiring. The staff were enthusiastic and lovely and made our stay very relaxing. No request was denied. Also the vistas of the surrounding jungle (even saw monkeys from the pool) and the sea were truly spectacular. Angelique was also very attentive to all our requests. I highly recommend staying at this wonderful mansion in the hills.
Christian Froese, Canada
Antoinie Eugene – Villa Bayu
April 9, 2017
It was a beautiful stay at the gorgeous villa. Everything was spotless and as described. Service there greeted us with a complimentary meal and took care of our taxi needs and beer request. The villa was on top of a mountain over looking the ocean! What more can I say.
Antoine and friends, Orlando, USA
Norma Luzio- Villa Bayu
March 31, 2017
If you search tranquility, kindness, good energy, amazing view, magic place, do not hesitate to book the villa. Such a gem ! We just loved the time spent there to relax, to enjoy the pool but also to discover Lovina and the north of Bali. The staff is also so kind and we were deeply touched by them with their smiles, recommandations, avaibility and the cooking done by the staff (Kadek and Made) is just so delicious. To sum up, it’s just an unique and amazing villa.
Norma Luzio, Switzerland
Renate – Villa Bayu
March 27, 2017
“Paradise on Bali”
The villa is magnificent, the view is stunning, the staff is fantastic. Need I say more. We felt pampered with luxury and can recommend this villa to everyone who is looking for luxury and peaceful surrounding. Get away from the very touristic south of Bali and experience the real Bali with a great staff. It was awesome, heaven on earth, a real paradise. The pictures tell you everything and more. We loved it and already miss it!
Renate, The Netherlands
Family Rogers – Villa Bekul
March 22, 2017
“Cant wait to return to this amazing property”
A luxurious villa with unbeatable scenery and outstanding staff to attend to your needs. The villa is first class and was equipped with everything we needed to make the stay more enjoyable. The staff were fantastic at cooking and cleaning whilst security was always nearby which made the stay very easy, more enjoyable and safe. Will definatly be returning!
Daniel Rogers, Australia
Madihah Khan- Villa Jempiring
March 15, 2017
I’ve just had an amazing holiday at Villa Jempiring! Exceeded my expectations definitely. The villa is spotless and beautifully designed. We felt like we had our own personal 5* hotel. The staff are incredibly hospitable and attentive. Everyday the house was cleaned and meals were cooked for us on request. Breakfast (we had fresh juices with pancakes/eggs+toast/cereals) was always a pleasure in front of an amazing morning view. We were also grateful for the villa driver who guided us on where to go around the island. He also helped arrange tickets for a boat fare to the Gili islands for after our stay. If you want to know whether the view is good – it’s incredible! We could even spot dolphins in the far distance. It’s just such a natural beauty. We also visited the Sing-Sing waterfall; about a 10-15 min walk from the villa. We were escorted by the villa’s guard – also very helpful as we had never been there before. One of us did not feel too well to walk back and he took them back to the villa on his motorbike right away. The pool is awesome; cleaned daily and facing a wide expanse of lush forestry and the sea beyond it. Sometimes you can see monkeys in the forest! Although this villa is an architectural beauty in the middle of nature, it would still not be the same without its staff. Because of them, we felt safe and well taken care of.
Madihah and friends from the UK and Germany
Sherrell Moorer – Villa Jempiring
March 9, 2017
Villa Jempiring exceeded all of my expectations. The staff (Retna and Dieyah) went above and beyond every day to ensure all of our needs were met. The food selection was vast and the cooking skills were phenomenal. They ensured the villa was kept clean and its impressive to see how well the grounds are kept in such a tropical area. We had a 2 different drivers and they were both so patient with our daily (sometimes twice a day) trips to either the store or an excursion. Every time I communicated a need, it was met promptly by the staff. These ladies take a lot of pride in their work as well as enjoying their jobs. About the area, the villa is kept on a VERY high hill and getting to the villa is a 3.2 hour long ride. There is a lot of scenery on the way. It is all worth the wait when you arrive. The ladies greeted with welcome drinks and dinner. PLEASE check out the local places to eat. There is a discount at Spice beach Club and they offer transportation. There is a live band on Sundays and the seafood was awesome. La Costa is a MUST! They set you up with a dinner on the beach and the drinks were GREAT! All you have to do is tell the staff what time you want to leave. There is a souvenir shopping mall (Krishna) that is very close and the prices were great. There is a close hotel that offers swimming with dolphins. This experience is a must while in Lovina beach. It was a once in a lifetime joy and the dolphins are trained so well. The waterfalls are very close also. Overall, this trip with my husband was extremely memorable. The staff makes sure you will have lifetime memories. You cant go wrong with booking this villa.
Sherrell Moorer, USA
John Brown – Villa Bekul
February 28, 2017
“Amazing View from the Pool!!”
Me and my wife stayed here for 4 nights and then extended it to 5 nights since we liked it so much. It was a bit too big for just the two of us but we enjoyed having the space. The Villa is perfect, the view is great, very quite neighborhood and the staff make life so easy- no cooking, no cleaning. We had Private Yoga classes beside the pool looking out to the ocean, great experience and cheap. You can also schedule a massage there. Would love to go back one day!
John Brown, Canada
Family Mobbs – Villa Jempiring
February 13, 2017
Fantastic Villa with an amazing view and wonderful staff. Everything was beautiful and clean, beds were comfy and food was delish. I would highly recommend Villa Jempiring though with the stairs probably wouldnt suit smaller children. The pool was lovely and Agus took us on a lovely day trip. It is a long way from the airport and the road there was different to say the least but cant fault the villa its self.
Kerry Mobbs and family, Australia
Family Sutton – Villa Bayu
February 4, 2017
“We had a lovely week-long holiday at Villa Bayu. Communication with Angelique leading up to the trip was excellent, and the guide she provided to the villa and its surroundings was helpful and very comprehensive. Getting to the villa from the airport is a good trek up and over the mountains and down the other side to the coast. A good 3-4 hours depending on traffic. The villa itself is up a very steep winding track meaning you have to take transport (taxi or scooter) for pretty much any outing. The plus side is the amazing views to the sea and surrounding jungle, the cool breezes and piece and quiet. The villa is exactly as described, well equipped, well furnished and very comfortable. What made the stay for us though were the delightful local team of Villa Bayu who made us so welcome and looked after us so well. Kadek and Made were stars and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. The location is perfect for a week’s stay in terms of things to do. We found the beauty of the local countryside more attractive than the slightly disappointing beaches (dark sand and a bit too much litter/plastic). In summary a great place to get away from it all, to relax, unwind and enjoy a different side of Bali from the South.”
Adam Sutton, Singapore
Family Smit – Villa Sianti
January 13, 2017
“Villa Sianti has been like a dream for us ! We really enjoyed the hospitality of Putu, Kade, the gardeners and security. Received daily Wonderfull breakfast, lunch and/or dinner in the villa. Highlights are; Massage, diving lessons in private pool, the luxury of your private villa with excellent staff in the best place on Bali !”
Anton Smit and family, the Netherlands
Luke Foppoli – Villa Bekul
January 7, 2017
“Lovely Property with all the features you’d expect”
The greatest compliment of staff you possibly ask for. Credit goes to Kadek, Dewi, Juragan, Ketut and Made for making our stay truly memorable. Without these guys I think our stay would not have been nearly as much fun!
Luke Foppoli, Australia