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A Quiet, Luxuriant Weekend in Bali's South

Accommodation Review: Grand Nikko Bali - One Bedroom Pool Villa


Bali News: A Quiet, Luxuriant Weekend in Bali's South
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(4/6/2014)


Hotel Reviewed: Grand Nikko Bali
Accommodation Class: One Bedroom Pool Villa
Date of Stay: March 30 – April 1, 2014 (2 nights)

The Nyepi Holiday Period of March 30 – April 1, 2014 and the island-wide prohibitionagainst venturing forth from homes or hotels provided an opportunity for a prolonged and up-close review of a One-Bedroom Pool Villa at the Grand Nikko Bali Resort in Nusa Dua.

An adjunct to the Grand Nikko Bali, the villa complex is situated in an attractive cul de sac situated around a Villa Lounge that serves as the reception and gathering point for the 19 luxury private villas. The cluster represents a "resort within a resort" where guests are ensconced in elegant seclusion or, at their will, may enjoy full access to all the facilities and amenities by venturing forth to the existing larger resort.

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A major force in the configuration of leading resorts, Grounds Ken Architecture designed the 19 villas and supporting structures. Meanwhile, interiors were undertaken by JPA Design Singapore who in addition to their assignments at a long list of luxury hotels recently upgraded the look of Singapore Airline’s business class.

Depending on the exact location within the villa complex, guests can pick between a lush garden or ocean view villa. Villas are accessed through an attractive garden path traversed by shanks' mare or electrified buggies driven by the villas service staff.

Large hand-carved doors open up onto a well-planned and spacious oasis of private luxury. A small anteroom leads onto a large bedroom that opens to a private garden-pool area, dominated by a private plunge pool and a relaxation pavilion that also houses a mini-bar, wet bar and complete coffee and making facilities. Here, like the rest of the villa, the attention to detail is meticulous and impressive. Fluffly over-sized beach towels folded "at the ready" sit at the pool’s edge, an outside garden shower, and quality wine glasses and fine china tea/coffee service – all form just part of the details to the salubrious surroundings provided by the Resort in this private pleasure garden.

A survey of the sleeping room reveals: a comfortable oversized bedroom with a luxuriant king-sized bed; nearby, a day bed with a convertable trundle bed; multi-channel satellite TV and a Bose© sound system capable of playing music at home theatre standards from guest's personal entertainment devices.

The bathroom - physically large enough for entertaining - was designed with couples in mind. Double side-by-side rain showers and his and her sinks reflect the romantic inclination of the villa's designers by allowing cleanliness and hygiene to be performed in tandem. The center of the bathroom is dominated by to a free-form bathtub, replete with cross-tub reading table, that is arguably large enough for two to enjoy. Those wishing to commune with nature have, as an option, a very private outside garden shower as a back-to-nature bathing option.

The bathroom area and the bedroom are separated by an expansive walk-in closet, also specifically designed to accommodate two over-packed travelers with space left over for grooming and make-up application, Gentleman to the right and lady to the left.

Invisible in the villa but always on standby is a well-trained butler staff keeping the accommodation spotless; replenishing towels, linen and toiletries; keeping the complimentary mini-bar fully stocked and ready to respond in an instant to guests requests.  During my stay, a report of a poor Internet connection immediately brought an IT Concierge to my door who quickly and efficiently installed an additional WiFi transmitter. Problem solved and I was back in touch with the large world.

The Villa Lounge cum reception area for the villa complex is the base of operations for the brigade of butlers who service the villas. A cathedral-like chalet, this is also where a la carte breakfasts, afternoon teas, evening cocktails all presented at no additional charge. My only question regarding the reception area is why the architects did not make it accessible from both the front and back sides, making it more welcoming and accessible to guest already in house. In any case, this was hardly a major inconvenience as smiling staff were always ready with a smile and a remembered name when opening the front door.

While the rest of the hotel, including the Nikko Club Lounge, is open to villa guests, the excellent service and amenities enjoyed during our stay extinguished any lingering wanderlust, leaving me preferring instead to stay close to my luxuriant villa and let the rest of the world see to itself during my two day stay.


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