We stayed here for 6 nights with our families, and in the middle of the stay held our wedding at Arnalaya. The stay was perfect in every way. The rooms are beautiful, the grounds are impressive, and we loved the pool. Best of all was the staff, who are always present and helpful and FRIENDLY. (By the end of the week, my niece and nephew had figured out how to put in late-night orders to the kitchen...) They helped us throw great events, including of course the wedding and also a BBQ. Will be back for our anniversary!
Stayed at the Arnalaya from 6-10 July 2016. It was a big family vacation for 8 adults, 1 child and 2 infants. We wanted a villa that could comfortably accommodate our 4 families giving us private space yet easy access to meet together. Villa Arnalaya was close to perfection.
The expedited immigration clearance at USD35 per head was worthwhile as we skipped the queue, had our bags collected and proceeded directly to awaiting vehicles. With small children that was as painless as it gets.
The 45 min ride was comfortable. The welcome drink was refreshing and delicious. We were absolutely captivated by the huge, well-designed property.
There are 5 fully equipped Ensuite rooms, gym room, spa room, infinity pool, indoor and outdoor dinning area, lounge/living room and a well maintained tennis court! The landscape was beautifully designed and we were only a 5 min stroll to the beach.
We were staffed by 8 service personnel ranging from general manager to Chef, assistant Chef, wait staff, housekeepers and security. Their level of service was impeccable. Always available to assist, yet non intrusive.
Special mention must be give to Chef Eric and his assistant. We had excellent meals with his suggestions ranging from fresh juices to Mee Goreng, grilled lobsters, pork ribs, Ayam Bakar and Babi Guiling (roast pig) and many more yummy stuff.
The chefs also kindly shared their recipes with us and allowed us to observed them as they prepared their dishes. The 20% surcharge on groceries purchased was really good value. They actually provided the receipts of all purchases made at the end of the stay. The freshly caught lobsters were sweet, well-priced and grilled to perfection.
We were all so well-fed and entertained that we did not leave the Villa at all - apart from frolicking on the beach. The sea waters are great for surfing but not Swimming as the waves are pretty strong.
We were also recommended to masseuses who came to the Villa. Male therapist Oka has an excellent pair of hands according to the men in the family.
Bring your own tennis wear including shoes. Tennis racquets and balls are provided. We even found a good tennis kaki in the general manager! Swinging on the hammock with a child was a delight and the salt water pool provided endless hours of fun.
We were delighted that every private/communal room was air-conditioned and that kept us cool always despite the afternoon heat. Surprisingly we did not have a big problem with mosquitoes. They fogged the place before our arrival we were told.
A big thank Oka and to all the staff at this stunning Villa for sharing with us a slice of heaven on earth. Keep up the good work!
Gorgeous villa with tennis court and access to the beach. Had an amazing time here with 4 other families. Staff (esp mgr Oka & chef Eric) were wonderful & accommodating, such a high standard of service & care. We loved the BBQ dinners & the good food we had throughout esp the beef, mee goreng, chili paid, desserts.. we decided to have most of our meals here instead of eating out! The house itself, so beautifully designed & maintained, rooms were super comfy and spacious. The tennis court was an added bonus and was well used during our stay. Loved that we cld hit some balls, jump into the pool and then have yummy lunch served. Awesome!
All of us kids & adults had the best of times. Thank you so much for the beautiful memories created here!!
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As I said in the subject of the review title never seen in Bali! And believe me I experienced sooooo many villas here already. I experienced this villa a couple of days and the discovery of the property was full of surprises and only good ones! Very nice and huge pool perpendicular to the sea, but first you have to cross a pretty huge garden, with lots of stairs, very healthy for your body the real sporty
people will use the higher stairs as a short cut other people will have to make a longer way
Very calm area, besides the sound of the waves of course but there is worst sound after all...
Very well furnished, I would say in the north European style (Scandinavian one especially) very clear rooms as the building is like a glass see-through construction, with a system of closing regarding the blinds that I never seen and that I loved to experiment. I appreciated the large space of the rooms, nice air-conditioning system without any noise. We set a dinner there with some friends and they were also very
surprised regarding the style of the villa, which is very modern and atypical. This is really what I like to see in Bali all is possible in term of constructions and the result can be successful and refined at the end as it is there. The staff was so nice and was very
Helpful. Good food, good atmosphere, don't refrain yourself and live a very nice experience there too if you have the chance to go in this spectacular villa.
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It was such a gorgeous place with everything. What we loved the most was Tennis court which has the same quality as ones at professional events. The services offered there were amazing too, with dedicated professional hospitality. Foods, cooked by the chef, were excellent.