Villa Murni is in a secure complex right on the beach at Sanur. Complex is private and quiet. We have enjoyed our stay as able to walk out of the villa and within seconds are on the beach accessing private lounges or walking up to spas,restaurants and shops-perfect. The rooms are spacious, beds excellent, and the kitchen, lounge has all you need. An added bonus was the availability of the washing machine and no need to drop off laundry. The villa is furnished in a Balinese style with modern influence. Our Hosts ensured all our needs were met and were contactable at any time if we had any queries. Cannot recommend highly enough.Will return to this villa, have had an excellent stay!
14 days wasn't enough for us and the kids. The villa was beautiful and comfortable, Roe (owner) was so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed to make it a special holiday. The villa was in a private complex and we enjoyed the quietness and security.
The location was fantastic, right on the beach and close to restaurants and the market. We will definitely come back again. Alex and I would like to thank you for looking after us.
We were a party of 6, two parents taking our 2 children and their 2 friends on a post high school, pre uni trip. We travelled as 2 couples and 2 singles.
Our criteria for choosing a villa therefore was 3 bedrooms and a central location so that everyone could go off and do their own thing when they wanted without walking too far. So when Villa Murni was advertised as “3 bedrooms, sleeping 7”, it sounded just right.
Simon, the owner dropped around on our last night to say goodbye and, without knowing our feelings about our stay, actually said that he would “rather not have a review if it was going to be a bad one” Our response was that we would give an honest one.
On our arrival, Simon, despite the late hour, was at the villa to show us around. Cold drinks were at the ready and a mobile phone was available for our use (there is no land line in the villa).
The villa is very quiet and there are some nice touches including fresh flowers delivered from the owners during our stay and good quality toiletries. Towels are replenished on demand and the villa is always spotless when we returned from our jaunts. If you have not stayed in a Balinese villa before, it would be more than acceptable.
As for the location, (previous reviewers have covered this), the villa is perfect. Centrally located in Sanur right between the beach and main street. Water sports and lounges at the gate on the beach. We simply walked across the road for our daily massage at Puri Spa and we dropped all our washing into the laundry, again directly opposite the complex gates.
Now the down side, for our party at least.
Having stayed at villas on the island before, by Balinese standards we would not class it as luxurious. The villa is comparatively small. To call it a 3 bedroom villa compared with others on offer is a stretch.
No-where was there any mention (when looking at any of the booking sites) that the third “bedroom” could only be accessed through the master bedroom. So there was no real privacy for 4 of us. It also meant that late home comers disturbed the occupiers of the master, no matter how much they tried to be quiet. We did take advantage of the mosquito netting around the bed in the master and that provided us a little more privacy when they made middle of the night trips to the bathroom.
The owners actually told us when we arrived that they were not used to “such a large party” staying at the villa (for a villa that sleeps 7?). It turns out that the “third bedroom” has been sliced off the master by using a double sided wardrobe. The master is still a good sized room – no problems there, but there is no natural light in the third “bedroom”. It would be great for parents being accompanied by younger children, but a third couple would feel short changed and it’s not a place you would willingly retreat to for some quiet time.
We were glad it was close to restaurants, as the only real communal dining area is a table for 4 by the pool. So, again for a larger party who may want to share the goings on of the day going out was the better option.
I don’t think this is a bad review, but if the advertising had been more transparent and said “sleeps 4 adults in 2 generous, ensuite bathrooms, with a smaller room attached to the master that can sleep up to 3” we would not have felt so disappointed.
We would also have chosen to stay elsewhere.
I and my family stayed at Villa Murni for sixteen nights, and what a Perfect choice, the villa is of the highest standard, and the location is second to none. Simon was an excellent host, anyone who books this accommodation will not be disappointed.
This really is a beautiful villa. We stayed for 10 days in August and thorough enjoyed ourselves. We have an 18 month old and it was an ideal place for her. Aside from the temporary pool fence (which our hosts organised for us at a small additional cost), we didn't need to move or change anything for the villa to be completely child friendly. The villa is ideally situated between the beach and the restaurant/shopping strip at Sanur, but also private and quiet. I loved the attention to detail, our hosts thought of lots of little things that made our stay easier. From 'welcome' beers in the fridge to toys for our baby to extra batteries for the remotes - they even gave us a mobile with credit to make local calls to book restaurants, order cabs etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa (and the location) to anyone, we had a wonderful stay. Thank you Rosemary & Simon.