"Perfect location for us, however a few mishaps."
Quality I am rating a 4 because though the villa was modern, we met a couple while dicing and visited their villa which was enormous with a pool and very spacious bedrooms and wonderful bath room for only $20 more a night then what we pay for no bath tub and no pool and 1/4 the size. In addition the house keeping kept turning off the AC when we left […] in the morning and we would come back after a long day in the heat wither diving or roaming around to sit in a hot room for an hour while it cools off. Condition and maintenance of the villas I rate a 3, due to the sliding doors to the bath room were not installed properly and kept rubbing up on each other causing the door to stop inches from being closed. We had to pull back on one door to close the doors completely. We notified staff but they seem to not have cared much. Cleanliness of our room up keep was mediocre at best. Seemed as if they came to make the bed and just tidy up at the most. Comfort of the room was a 3 because that bed was a rock. Also the room was circled all the way around the entrance sliding doors and huge window with large dark curtains There were no curtains covering the sliding doors to the naturally lit bathroom that would shine light to the bed. We were woken unpleasantly every morning by 5am from the light shining through straight into our faces. Convenience of location was absolutely perfect for us because it was just a few minutes away from shopping. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful villa in Seminyak"
We stayed at Kanishka villa for 5 days in November. The weather in Bali was bad with heavy rain and thunderstorm for 4 days. Fortunately our trip to Bali was purely for relaxing and Kanishka villa was just perfect fit. The location is in the heart of Seminyak where you can walk to many restaurants, including the famous Bali Deli; several nice spas also […] within walking distance. The villa has separate bed-room w/ four poster bed, outdoor shower and huge living room with comfy sofa, well equipped kitchen, small pool, flat screen TVs and free wi-fi. Breakfast were served in your villas. The people are quite helpful and nice. Highly recommended ! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Best convenient location."
1. 2 minutes walk out to the shops, restaurants and massage parlours. 2. Convenient to travel to Seminak Square, Potato Heads and Galleria Centre 3. Villa Staffs rendered excellent services. Smiles, Friendly and obliging 4. The only downfall is the villa massage, apart from the high costs, they displayed inefficient and uncompromising. 5. There is some […] languages barrier as one or two of the receptionist seems to unable to speak or understand english 6. Security is in question. I didnt see a security guard at the door. All staffs were chatting away in their staff room 7. Villa respect the quests' privacy 8. Over-rall I would certainly highly recommend to anyone and I will return to this villa again for its convenient location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Some rooms appear better maintained than others. We had a 1 bedrom pool villa which was ok but could have been better maintained. The hotel was very kind to let us freshen up in a jacuzzi room (we checked out but had a later flight so asked if we could use shower facilities), which looked much better than the one we stayed in. But overall staff were […] friendly and helpful. Breakfast was disappointing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great villa close to all Seminyak has to offer"
We stayed at Kanishka villas for a week and could not have been happier - everything was perfect.The staff were absolutely amazing - so friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back again soon for another visit.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing staff and rooms"
This is such a fantastic villa / hotel. The staff are simply the best I've ever experienced and the villas are as luxurious as anything I've ever seen. Do yourself a favour and stay here, I know we will again!Genuine Expedia guest review
The Villas were great except for the beds being very hard, the staff were fabulous & extremely helpful. There is a great restaurant called Mannakepis up around the corner - great food & even better music.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Quiet location & friendly service."
It was a wonderful place for our honeymoon. The staff were friendly, service was consistent and they responded quickly to our requests. We would be happy to stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Lovely staff. Great room and facilities. Thank you!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Pretty room, Poor service."
My partner and I was hoping for a romantic getaway but we had the exact opposite. The staff struggled to understand english and failed to follow simple requests. We had repeat and explain several times and did not get an out come or solution for the majority of the time. They also failed to tell us that there was construction work next to our villa […] that started at 7am every morning. On top of that, there was also barking dogs owned by other tenant of the privately owned villas. We had to asked to move to another room. We thought it couldn't get any worse but it did. The TV antenna didn't work 4 out of the 5 days that we stayed at the villa. When we asked for it to be fixed they said that it will be back to normal in 20 minutes. 20minute later we called again to follow up, they said it will be another 20minutes. This 20 minutes became 1day. This scenario ended up continuing for several days. There was interruptions through out the day by the staff knocking on the door. I became ill during my stay and needed rest but the constant noise and interruption made it very difficult to get better. We ordered the same breakfast for three days and each day it was missing something and looked different. We thought staying at a villa would be private but instead we saw a worker climbing on our fence /wall of the villa working without letting us know. What privacy? Room service as poor and varied daily. Some days our rubbished was not cleared and towels not replaced. Disappointment! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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Breakfast was exelent but try order it early as there very busy trying to room serve to everyone, butthat would not stop me going back to such a great villa. Thankyou to all that looked after us.Genuine Expedia guest review
"GREAT QUIET CENTRAL LOCATION SEMINYAK"
Kaniska Villas are in the middle of Jl Kunti and are very central in Seminyak but off the main busy shopping district but only a short walk up the road. Plenty of cheap spas and good restaurants in the same street and also the Bali Deli which is very handy for everything from fruit to wines. The only thing that was not up to standard was breakfast (which […] was included) other than that happy with our stay at Kaniska Villas. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We loved Kanishka we stayed in a one bedroom pool villa and loved coming home from a hot shopping trip and plunging into our private pool. The villa was clean and modern and well serviced. The location is great a couple of hundred meters from Bali Deli and shopping at the end of the street. We had a couple of issues with hot water and air conditioner […] in our villa stopping working but these were very quickly fixed and caused no real problem to us. Overall I think for the price it is a great place to stay. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A beautiful villa in a quiet location. The pool was nice and cool while staff always tried their best to make sure we had what we wanted. Only downfall was lack of sun in the villa as there are lots of trees blocking it. Overall, a fantastic place though!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Amazing place for a honeymoon"
The pictures don't lie. The individual villas are amazing and fully private. Breakfast is served in your villa by very nice and discreet staff. We loved the fact the living area is separate from the bedroom which is in it's own fully kitted and comfortable house on the other side of your private pool. It was a great place to unwind and fully disconnect. […] The location is great which is close to the Bali Deli as well as many great restaurants and shops in Seminyak which can all be reached by foot. Highly recommended. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Fantastic hotel, great staff and good location for a relaxing holiday in BaliGenuine Expedia guest review
"kanishka villas, not a goood location"
staff here are great but the location is a pain. you have to walk along grotty footpaths to get every were and the traffic is very agressive and intense.in some places very hard to even cross the road and not even footpaths so nearly get run down on way to beach which is 20 minute walk. our villa was very nice but the aspect is terrible and we got next […] to no sun around the pool, we had very noisey neighbours also ! we asked to be moved to their sister hotel in jimbaran bay but they could not help so we simply left 5 days early and paid to stay in another place . cost us a lot of extra money but atleast got final 5 days to relax in the next place. try "saba villas" much more tranquil location only little further up coast and only 3 dollars in taxi or nice 30 minute walk along beach. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great stay, Large Rooms, Comfortable"
The only thing that was a shame is that we could not sun bake by the pool as there was no sun able to get through the trees in the villa. Staff could have been a little bit happier but overall good. We would go back if they cut the trees down so you could lay in the sun by the pool.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Holiday at the amazing Kanishka Villas!"
We booked a one bedroom villa (all villas have 2 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, 1 by the pool & 1 upstairs - both are very private & would be a great set up for 2 couples) for a week in October 2011 & were given Villa 14 which is at the end of the lane that the villas occupy. I had read numerous reports that started that noise was a concern due to their open […] air nature but we heard nothing at all (all 15 villas were fully booked & occupied when we stayed) & we came to think of our villa as an oasis, close to everything but so relaxing & private. I am sure that if you did hear people or any noise you could flick the switch that turns on the waterfall over the pool & problem would be solved, as the waterfall drowns out all other noises and adds to the relaxing feel or lazing by the pool. There were mosquitoes but they were nowhere near as bad as I had read & really were no problem at all, neither of us were bitten, the staff sprayed the villas (all rooms) each night & set out coils to burn in the living and bathroom areas. The villas are a short stroll to loads of fantastic restaurants, spas & shopping, we walked to the beach one morning and in took about 15 minutes at a leisurely stopping to browse kind of pace. On numerous occasions we used the villas transport and driver to drop us off at restaurants or to go shopping, which is included in the price. The villas also organised free transport to Jimbaran for a sunset seafood dinner and we booked a driver for a day trip to Ubud though our butler and the price was very reasonable. The villa was private, well equipped and had everything we could have possibly needed. The open air living/dining and kitchen area is very large and well laid out. There is a fan in this areas that kept it amazingly cool & we spent a lot of time lazing around on the sofa which is huge, as was the flat screen TV with surround sound. We didn't do any cooking in the kitchen, but certainly could have done as everything is right there ready, with a full-si Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Quelques loupés, dommage..."
Très bonne situation et très jolie chambre. Malheureusement, personnel incompétent pour effectuer la réservation d'une excursion dur l'île et pour remplacer ou laver les verres et tasses usagés dans la chambre, c'est dommage...Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Pool is a Huge Waste. There are Real Problems Here!"
08/18/14 Vgreencan Black Rock, Australia
Having paid many thousands of Australian Dollars to spend a week here, we expected much more. Let me say it is not the fault of the staff. They are lovely and willing to help. The real problems are the design, the poor power supply, the absence of hot water, the inconsistent WiFi, the average food, the Mosquitos and the rodents running around in the roof that leave droppings on your bed. The pool has no sunlight. As a result the water is always cold. To get sunlight you have to go elsewhere. What a huge waste and disappointment to start a holiday on. It was a huge shock to find only one of the the bathrooms had hot water. When we complained this was fixed by removing the hot water in one bathroom and connecting it in another. The power went on and off a few times, but the real issue was the WiFi which was off for two days during our stay. The Mosquitos are really bad and there was some sort of rodent in the roof that left droppings on the bed upstairs. Forget the breakfast, it's average. We had to constantly ask for the coffee sachets to be replaced. The upside of this place was the space you had to occupy and it's location. All in all you can do better. I feel sorry for the staff who clearly have to put up with hearing lots of complaints. A discount would have gone a long way to reducing our average experience here. None was offered. It was a nice touch to have the shuttle take us to another nearby hotel. Suggest they market this as a two star resort.
"You can do much better than Kanishka"
08/17/14 CBRtraveller Canberra, Australia
Kanishka is situated on a nice street in Seminyak. It is a quieter street, which is a nice change to the bustling centre. We really liked the look of Kanishka, but unfortunately were very disappointed. While the room had a lovely big living space, the number of mosquitoes made it impossible to enjoy. I've never seen so many. Thankfully after spraying in the evening, they died. However, this was after calling and asking for bug spray (we were happy to spray ourselves) and being told to wait until they did the rounds of all the villas (about 1.5 hours later). On the first evening, the power went off. We were not running any additional powered devices than what was always turned on (ie. fridge, air con). Thankfully one of us had a phone in our hands at the time and were able to use the torch function. Otherwise, we were in a very dark and unfamiliar room. We called reception to report it. We were again given no apology, but soon power was restored. On our first morning, we woke to no hot water. We called reception and they said their engineers would investigate. An hour later after nothing happening, we called again, and they said the same thing - someone would come and fix it. Another half hour later with still no hot water, we (three of us) left the villa unshowered. We were trying to get out before the heat of the day. No apology was offered, and they never followed it up with us. It was also little things. Where we stayed in Ubud, there was a toaster in our room so that we could toast our own bread. Here at Kanishka, the bread arrived stone cold and soggy. The rest of the food was average. We also had a coffee not arrived (very minor, but at other places we had stayed in Bali for CHEAPER, we had much, much better service). In addition to the mosquitoes buzzing around your ears even in the mosquito net, you will also hear some kind of animal on the roof all night, rummaging around. Rats? When asked how our stay was when we checked out, we told them all of this and got 'sorry's' but what we would have liked was something like our breaskfast at no charge, or even 10% off. Overall, you can definitely do better than Kanishka. The pool sounds like a great idea, but is not worth it. It is full of leaves, and always in the shade. Go somewhere else!
"Looks amazing but wouldn't return"
08/14/14 Rickjlm Adelaide, Australia
Stayed for a week the place itself is outstanding but design of pool location means the pool is unusable as to cold had $100 aud stolen while they cleaned our room on the 4th of august breakfast is standard not great, for the price you pay here you would think staff would be more trust worthy, nice rooms amazing decor but that's it won't return would rather stay at a resort were you can utilize the facilities and better staffing first time in 6 years I've had money stolen to bad I didn't realize till I got back to Australia look elsewhere would be my recommendation thankyou.
08/10/14 limjason123 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Stayed in July for a night. Paid for a villa that comes with a Jacuzzi. Was given villa no 22,the jacuzzi has is more like a bath tub that releases bubbles . nothing like what they described. Is just another villa like the others. Their advertisement on villa +jacuzzi which are priced higher than other villas, is seriously misleading .I am considering lodging an official complaint with the Bali tourism ministry.
08/09/14 Loni S Port Hedland, Australia
Free upgrade to pool villa from jacuzzi suite. The people were lovely and the food was good. Only downfall was the mossies however the hosts placed insect coils and fly sprayed each night. A pity there is no restaurant on site also but all in all it was a great experience.
"Clean and Excellent Services"
08/08/14 Robert P Bandung, Indonesia
Stayed for 2 nights at jacuzzi room no 5A and my first impression saw my room was amazed with the room design. The room was clean and the air condition is cold enough. I must give a 10 for their staff services and fast respond when ran out of hot water for my room. Breakfast was brought to our room every morning. The only disappointed is small water to fill jacuzzi took more than 1 hour and not enough hot water. Villas location is perfect near Seminyak Road with lots of shops and restaurants.
"A tropical Balinese oasis."
07/28/14 BillandBeryl O'Halloran Hill/Adelaide
We booked with an after school holiday deal for six days and weren't disappointed. Our pool villa Number 13 (Maybe unlucky for some) was spacious,opened planed and well appointed. The four poster bed was very comfy and not hard like most beds seem to be throughout Asia. Maybe spend a bit of money on some quality towels my only small criticism. Our breakfast which we ordered the day before was delivered on time and was just delightful and a great range to chose from. The staff were always warm and friendly and always willing to help with every query and made a number of phone calls for us, organizing tours and restaurant reservations for us. The shopping was quite upmarket with a lot of little boutiques and great eateries within easy walking distance. Had a great time and would stay again.
"Great villa/location, good people, but poor service"
07/27/14 Traveleator Singapore, Singapore
Location: In between the main thoroughfare Jalan Sunset and parallel Jalan Seminyak (where all the nice boutiques and restaurants are) Hotel: 24 private villas - some are 1 bedroom with jacuzzi, others are 1/2 bedroom with pvt pool Room: One good sized bedroom, good sized bathroom, and an open air dining area on patio with jacuzzi Positives: Location, pleasant demeanour of staff, villa with jacuzzi, room size Negatives: breakfast service and general speed of service Ranking at time of writing: Ranked #70 of 292 specialty lodging in Seminyak Found a great deal on a hotel website for this place and hence opted for their 1 bedroom jacuzzi villa. At the price that I paid, the villa was super value for money. Our villa was on the 2nd floor with a 1 bedroom villa underneath us, we couldn't see below but we could hear them when they talked. The villa had a patio with a jacuzzi and 2 deck chairs + an open air dining area covered by a canopy. Even though the villa was close to the buzz, it was far away from all the noise, we never had any trouble. Though there was some construction going on in the villas opposite the reception, so somebody staying around that area may find it noisy. The room was big, the bed was a 4 poster with net for mosquitoes. We had a wardrobe, a TV, and a mini-bar. Because the room was big and tall, it did get a bit hot in the afternoons even with the aircon on. The one -ve was the lighting was too dim even at full power, may be one bright light would set that right. The bathroom was big with separate bathing area. The towels were a bit tired and up for change. They did provide basic toiletries. I did spend 2 whole days trying to locate the switch for the wash basin lights only to realize that they were under the sink! The jacuzzi was big enough for 2 people and in good condition. The major -ve was that we were served the wrong breakfast on 2 out of the 3 days and all 3 days the eggs and the coffee were cold by the time they delivered it to our room (which was the farthest from their kitchen). They surely need to invest in better technology to delivery food hot instead of carrying it in a local made straw basket. We opted to eat breakfast out on last 2 days. The service was slow (the people were very nice though, very polite and courteous), we called for help with the locker and the man didn't show up for 30-40 mins. The villa did have a nice charm, was adequate for us couple who like to roam about rather than staying in a hotel/resort, so worked perfectly. If I can get this place a bit cheaper without the option of breakfast I'll take it again.
"Amateur and Outdated"
07/18/14 Gabylikesluxury Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Let me start in a positive attitude by saying that the reception staff are all extremely kind and charming to the extreme (I recall specifically the villa manager Kariana was incredibly helpful. We stayed in a 2bedroom Kanishka Villa in Bali during mid-July, unfortunately tainting our experience of our first time visit to the beautiful island. While the setup of the villa is spacious and (for lack of a more appropriate word) tropical - meaning the entire sitting area is open-air with a jungle growing on top of you - the 'acting' general manager of the hotel was appallingly rude. This seems to be a common opinion among those who have crossed her path. The carpeting, bedding, upholstery, tables chairs, towels are a few years old, and the years have taken their toll on them. The in-villa pool has a charming waterfall (which you can turn off if you don't like sleeping to the sound of Niagra Falls), however due to the jungle growing adjacent and directly on top of the pool, a multitude of stray leaves make their way into the water. Which means that the in-villa pool ends up resembling more of a dirty pond if you don't request its cleaning several times a day. The bathrooms are spectacular although the water pressure could be a little stronger, and breakfast does get delivered to your villa dining table if you request it, which guests will enjoy if they get to it before the island insects discover there is a free feast laid out for the taking. Despite all the above the stay was comfortable and we were content, however watch out for the mosquitos as they are on a mission to make you look like you have a case of the hives after about an hour of chilling outdoors. Most disconcerting was the attitude of the 'acting' general manager, who handled our request for early checkout in the most unpleasant of manners, both insulting us by telephone and unabashedly trashing her training in any school of customer service that could possibly exist. But that story is for a different site. Next on the list was the unfortunate construction noise coming from 3 feet away from our door, where new villas were being either constructed or renovated and the construction workers were particularly rowdy with both their voices and their machines. So we were witness to a dramatic rendition of an Indonesian radio drama series from 7am in the morning onwards. Ultimately, the villa is spacious, located on a nice street that goes on and on and on and is host to great cafe/restaurants while being a few minutes away from one of the nicest streets in Seminyak called Oberoi street. And yes the Oberoi hotel is on that street, hence the name. I'd recommend a stay here if you are on budget and have a big family since the dining room seats 6 and the living room up to 8.
"A truly wonderful stay"
07/17/14 Denise K Helsinki, Finland
My friends and I stayed at Kanishka for three nights in June. We were originally staying at Jimbaran Bay but felt that we should also experience the hustle and bustle of Seminyak. Our villa was amazing and it was an oasis of calm and luxury. We really appreciated that the breakfast was delivered to our room daily by the ever so friendly and competent staff. Our villa had its own pool and was wonderful and spacious. I am already looking forward to our next visit at Kanishka Villas.
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