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“A Great Experience in a huge private villa”
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Pool area
Dining area
Kitchen and dining area
Huge living room
Day bed in every bedroom
Outdoor area
One of our bedroom with extra king bed (2m x 2m bed size)
One of our bedroom with extra king bed (2m x 2m bed size)
Sunset capture from the pool
Living room with flat screen 50' Smart LED TV
Spacious wardrobe in every bedroom
walk in wardrobe
Bedroom with extra king size bed
Fully equipped kitchen
One of our bedroom with extra king bed (2m x 2m bed size) and direct access to the pool
Guest bathroom
One of our bedroom with extra king bed (2m x 2m bed size) and direct access to the pool
Outdoor sitting area looking over the pool
Parking area
Outdoor shower in every bedroom with hot water shower
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2 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Senggigi, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara

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flying_Ge...
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“A Great Experience in a huge private villa”
Reviewed August 30, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We enjoyed our time at Bale Mandala Villa - a one-year-old property. Ira and her team were extremely hospitable and accommodated to our needs during the stay. We liked that she provided us with a local mobile phone to make local calls. It certainly helped us in making our massage appointments and calling for taxis.

The two bedrooms and outdoor bathrooms were large and airy. Each room was equipped with a 2x2m super king sized bed which was firm and comfortable.

Other amenities include: water dispenser in the fully equipped kitchen, portable wifi (albeit slow), international plug adaptor, JamBox speakers which connects via Bluetooth, soap and shampoo, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, cable television with a wide variety of channels.

The private pool was about 12x4m and provided respite from the heat. The deeper end is also deep enough for you to cannonball dive in but not long enough for one to do your laps. There is plenty of space to lounge around on the deck chairs and under the terrace. You get good sun anytime from 8am onwards all the way into afternoon so no worries about missing out on your tan.

Location wise, you will need to cab in from the central area of Senggigi as the road in is not in good condition and definitely not of walking distance. You can search for "Bale Mandala Villas" in google maps and the location is fairly accurate. It might seem a bit far off from the central area but do best in mind that a cab ride to the central (Square Restaurant) is only 15,000 rupiah and takes 10mins. If you do call for a cab (which you have to when leaving the villa), the min payment is 20,000 though - still reasonable. You wait less than 5mins for the cab to show up at your door. Taxi to Bangsal harbor for the ferries to the Gili islands takes about 30mins and costs 100,000 rupiah. Tip: the fast ferry to Gili T takes 25mins (because it makes a stop at Gili Air) and cost 85k one way. It departs at 9 and 1030am (and on the hour after that). The slower public ferries cost 22.5k per person but not sure how long the journey takes (45min we heard? And have to wait till it fills up with people). Heading back to the villa, we managed to negotiate a 120k ride back from the private car touts - they quoted 300k and were willing to go down to 150k which we eventually bargained down to 120k. Cab ride back to the airport took slightly over an hour (no jam) and cost 210k by meter.

Included in the rate was one way airport transfer to the villa and daily breakfast served at your convenience - choose from 5 choices (we liked the French toast, pancakes and Nasi goreng) together with a fruit platter and a selection of cold pressed juices.

Areas to improve would probably be that the air conditioner in the living room was probably not strong enough to fill the large room due to the high ceilings. You would have to turn it on for at least 1-2hrs before feeling cooler. Luckily the ceiling fans helped cool the room down. Wifi was not fast enough and occasionally got disconnected. Perhaps it's the signal in the area. However if you got a prepaid SIM with data, there's no connectivity issues. We noticed some ants in the bathroom but then again probably because it's an outdoor bathroom so just try to swat them away.

We hear from Ira that the local authorities would hopefully repave the road leading to the villa by the end of 2015 as that was quite a bugbear - enduring the bumpy ride in - we felt bad for the cab drivers too. She is also expanding with another two to three villas coming up in the near future - one with three bedrooms even.

Overall, we found the stay comfortable and good value for money and wouldn't mind coming back again or recommending friends to stay.

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kelmscott
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Relax in paradise”
Reviewed August 18, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

The Villa is really beautiful exactally as shown in the photos. The staff are great and if you need anything you only have to ask. The road to the Villa is a bit bumpy but that didnt really bother us. Just remember that you are staying in a village so you will hear the local noises such as cockrels crowing in the morning , dogs barking, muslim call to prayer and the odd motorbike but to be honest this blends into the background after a couple of days. There are a couple of restaurants nearby and good takeaway available from Nemos. The Puri Mas spa is just down the road and if you are in to health and spa treatments this is the place to go in Lombok.
We loved our time at the villa and would definately return.

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Liked least: Probably bumpy road
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in August 2016
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Giessen, Germany
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Reviewed December 13, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Liked best: Alles
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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