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The villa was AMAZING! Def made the trip for us. Great location next to the local nightlife. The staff that comes with the villa were extremely helpful.
Don't let the open air on the living room scare you. There were zero mosquito bites during our stay.
Themotorbikes that we rented through the staff were great and at reasoable costs. The fridge was always stocked with beer and soft drinks. Both which were priced at the local market pricing. If you are going to stay in Kuta you are making a mistake if you don't choose this listing.
Firstly, the process of booking the villa was easy as the host had actually help a lot in answering all my queries. Each reply is prompt and there is no issue in communication. Me and family actually booked Villa Mat2ram in advance, payment made but a month later was told by the host that the villa was actually booked by someone else and the error/miscommunication was done on their side. So we were then offered Villa Matarangi at no extra charges.
Secondly, Lauren message me thru Airbnb to ask whether we managed to reach the villa safely. I would said that as a host, that is a good thing to do. The day we reach De Mataram, we were greeted by 2 staff when we reached, a guy name Kadik and a lady name Kumang. (pardon me if i get the spelling wrong). I would say that all staff there were VERY helpful and SUPER friendly.
We realized that the air-con at the living room and the master bedroom was not cold, its just giving out fan. so we asked the staff to check, he asked us to wait awhile, so we left the it running while we went our for dinner, once we are back, still same, so we called the staff again and they said they we have to wait for a day or two to be fixed. So 2 days later, the air-con is perfectly fine. Thank them for that!
One of the night, we wanted to have McD for dinner, so one of the staff actually help on ordering. Whatever we need, the staff was always there to help!
Thirdly, the location was fine. We walk through the lane in front of the villa in order to get to Legian and Kuta. It was about 10 minutes walk from 101 Legian to De Mataram. The neighborhood around was not that quiet, there was a lot of stall selling local food, so you don't have to worry about being hungry.
Lastly, the cleanliness of the living room, bedroom, toilet, pool was fine. But just some things to improve:
1) the kettle should be changed or wash frequently even though was not used, reason is that we have an infant with us, so we actually used the kettle to boil the water, once its done, we wanted to pour the hot water to his milk bottle but realized that the water was not clear. It has white particles in it, so we decided not to use it, we used the Aqua water dispenser instead.
2) the sink, i think it should be cleaned and scrub daily.
3) the soap at the sink, should be checked and top up.
4) the aqua dispenser, should be cleaned before putting up the new bottle to ensure cleanliness of the water.
Maybe the villa can include a washing machine and a dryer, as to cater for some people who prefer to wash their own clothes and not send to laundry :)
We absolutely loved our stay at Villa Mat2Ram . We are a family of 5 including 2 teenagers and a 4 year old . The villa was perfect for our 2 night stay and our 4 year old keeps asking to go back to the villa with the pool in the lounge with the stools !!!The villa set up is perfect with open living and kitchen and pool area cooled by fans then 3 separate locked queen size rooms that are air conditioned and safe from mozzies . Having said that the bug life was quite minimal . The place is beautifully furnished and I would happily have taken every piece of furniture and decor home . Great taste Lauren ! Lots of locks on cupboards and doors if you are concerned. Fabulous staff to help out if anything not working. .
The villa is tucked away on a typical Balinese back street with lots of local warungs and a lovely clean local mini mart a few doors up and across the road . Jalan Legian is a 5 to 10 min walk or stroll down a single dog legging lane . Here you can find everything Kuta is famous for . There is a mix of western ( Starbucks) and Balinese shops with all that you need . Also a bigger supermarket . Our local minimart had all the basics at great Balinese prices . Bread, milk, cheese, noodles , snacks , drinks and some basic fruit . The driver they recommend , Agus, is absolutely gorgeous and met us at the airport and settled us in . Made and his team are always there for you .
Thank you so much Lauren .
Lauren is a delight to deal with, which is a bonus on top of her lovely villa. The pool is perfect, and the villa it's self is well laid out and immaculate, private, quiet and very comfortable, even though it's fairly close to Legian street (around a 5 minute walk). The staff were very friendly and helpful (there's someone by the main door 24 hours, who was always happy to help us). I'd recommend the villa to any of my friends, and I'd comfortably bet that we'll be back again, hopefully for longer next time.