Reviews for Villa Koru – Private Pool Holiday Villa in Seminyak

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  • Airbnb – highly recommended. Good for you, good for us.
  • Tripadvisor – only 18% of guests review us on Tripadvisor because they book direct or through Airbnb.
  • Agoda – great online booking experience, poor service if something goes wrong.

Very comfortable

It’s excellent place,we feel very comfortable.

A level of convenience that we didn’t even know to look for

This was our first time in Bali, and Michael’s place was a major key to the success of the trip. The hospitality is amazing. Very friendly, dedicated staff provides an amazing breakfast and cleaning services every day. The accommodations were perfect for our group of six. And the pool was clean and well-suited for swimming and hanging out. Most outstandingly, when we had an unusually heavy rain (middle of january does get some rain every day, but not enough to dampen the overall fun to be had) Michael personally made sure that we had everything we needed to get by in those few hours. For example, he brought us lunch and beer, so we didn’t have to traverse the flooded street that morning! All of the food nearby was worth a try, the local food is very tasty and affordable. Alcohol is expectedly expensive. Plenty of good shopping and restaurants within walking distance. Nearby Ku de Ta, Potato Head, and Finn offer a variety of oceanside bar and restaurant venues for enjoying the scenery. Please note, during rainy season, the tides bring in litter from local waters onto the beaches (at least we saw a lot of that on the Seminyak coast) Overall, great experience! And largely because of Michael’s place! Many aspects of it, like the high elevation and the outdoor massage tables, added a level of convenience that we didn’t even know to look for, and that is likely not found in many other places in that area.

I would definitely recommend this villa

The villa is amazingly beautiful , well maintained and has a lot of 5 star facilities/services. The breakfast served (which is complementary) in the morning is super delicious. It consists of egg and toast, fruit bowls with yoghurt and nuts, and a glass of juice. The staff is always ready to help. The market is very nearby to the villa (approximately 5-10 mins from the villa). There are n number of restaurants vegetarian/vegan/non-vegetarian near the villa. I would definitely recommend this villa to everyone.

Massive beds you could fit about five people in

Had a fantastic time at villa koru! The housekeeper Yanik was amazing and so friendly and could not of helped us anymore. The bedrooms were all fantastic, with massive beds you could fit about five people in - the beds were also made on a daily basis. The living room and kitchen was really modern and has everything you needed from a large plasma to big speakers. The pool was a great size too. Will definitely be coming back here again. Thank you for having us 🙂

Incredible host!

I really enjoyed my stay here, I wish it was for longer. Michael is an incredible host who knows all the best places in Bali! It also help thats the rooms are very spacious, with comfortable beds and private bathrooms. If you stay too you'll really enjoy your time in / by the pool!

Excellent service

This is a great house with excellent service. The communication with Michael was great and Yanik was a lovely housekeeper who was extremely attentive. I would definitely stay here again.

Really appreciate the hospitality

Our stay in Villa Koru was great, the design of the villa is very stylist. Michael is very approachable and trying his best to make our stay comfortable. On the 1st night, i need to stay in the villa alone as my 2 other friends going to hike mount batur. As i dont get used to stay in the huge villa alone, i asked the Yani (the helper) to stay with me for the night. She ended up accompanying me at the villa with her son that was sick at the moment. Really appreciate the hospitality. Thanks Michael!

Fantastic host

Great villa for up to 6 people, beautifully landscaped, amazing pool, air conditioned bedrooms, private and secure. Excellent service from the housekeeper and driver. Michael was a fantastic host, very helpful and informative. Got back to me quickly and was very accommodating with planning our stay.

Love the breakfast fruit bowls

I stayed there for two nights with my friends. I love everything about the villa! It is very clean and it looks just like the pictures. I had fun in the big pool along with the swan floaties the villa provided. I especially love the breakfast fruit bowls and the juice! Michael is very helpful with checking in and providing information about the place. I would definitely come back.

I would definitely recommend his villa

Michael was a wonderful host. I would definitely recommend his villa to anyone.

They make a mean breakfast

A great place to stay for a big fam or any groups. They make mean breakfast every day. Quiet hood but not too far drive from the lively Seminyak.

The Villa has a great pool and nice extras

Quite location just a few minutes away from the busy center. The Villa has a great pool and nice extras (like good internet and a very big TV). It was well maintained and the staff was very kind and helpful.

Far better than shown in pictures

Michael's place is worth staying with either friends or family. We stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed Michael's villa and Bali a lot. I would highly recommend his place as it is far better than shown in pictures.

Such comfy beds, had the best sleep!!

Michael was really easy to communicate with and his staff are wonderful as well. The villa is exactly like the photo's. Such comfy beds, had the best sleep!! Great sunny pool! Location is about 10 mins walk down small gang's to Bingtang supermarket. Couple of cute restaurants close by. Such a spacious and relaxing stay. Would love to stay again.

The real thing even more spectacular!

The pictures looks beautiful and the real thing even more spectacular. it is all it says and more. We had a great time at the Villa with a nice size pool. Everything is built around the pool, the rooms, the living room, the kitchen. you can step into the pool from anywhere of the Villa. There is also the outdoor massage beds by the poolside and our housekeeper arranged the in villa massage for us. Awesome experience. Will recommend this to anyone!

Absolutely loved Villa Koru

Absolutely loved Villa Koru with its spacious 3 bedrooms and private pool. Yanik our lovely helpful housekeeper ensured we started each day with a delicious tropical fruit breakfast and serviced our rooms quietly and efficiently with beautifully crisp linen daily. The owner Michael helped organize scooter hire. He also had great suggestions for day trips and by helping us arrange made our stay effortless. Will be returning!

This villa is spectacular!

This villa is spectacular! The rooms are gorgeously romantic and clean, the pool is stunning and the other amenities amazing. Excellently located in the heart of Seminyak, everything was very handy - supermarket, beach, Circle K and even an Irish Pub. Our hosts were by far and away the best we have ever experienced - they were very attentive, helpful and thought of everything from beautiful flowers in the room, to a lovely gift waiting for us. Breakfast each day was a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy. Staff were absolutely amazing. Would most definitely recommend to anyone coming to Bali - don't waste your time with motels/hotels, treat yourself to a special slice of paradise all to yourself. You'll never want to go home.

Great location and close to the action

An absolutely woknderful villa in Bali! Great location and close to the action in Seminyak but not too in the midst of it all! We had a wonderful week staying here!!

Beautiful & Private Villa

Absolutely one of the most beautiful Villa we've stayed in and we were lucky enough to spend a few nights in this place with great company from the host. It was private, elegant & the food was amazing the bedrooms & bathroom were very spacious and beautiful.

Even better than the pictures

The villa is beautiful, even better than the pictures. very good for family. Michael is a very nice host, very good service. thanks

Without a doubt I will definitely stay here again

Love Michael's place as it is very spacious. Especially love the pool because it was big and deep enough. Communication with him was a breeze and he was very prompt in replying my queries. He was also very helpful in recommending places to go and restaurants. One of the day, I accidentally left my hair straightener on and took the keys with me. He was very prompt in action to head to the villa and off it for me. Sorry for the trouble! Without a doubt I will definitely stay here again and recommend this place to my friends and families.

Like your very own private resort

Real Bali experience, like your very own private resort. Great value highly recommended. Having the pool open to the sun means it was usable in the dry / winter. Unlike other places I have stayed.

Service was amazing

Had the best holiday and stay at Villa Koru. Villa is so beautiful, and service was amazing. The owner Michael is always available for questions and extremely accommodating and helpful. Housekeeper Yanik makes the best breakfast bowls and is so sweet and cleans everyday to perfection. Wayan the driver is a really good tour guide and driver and very entertaining. Really good entertainment system with Netflix etc and speaker system. Definitely would stay again!

La villa es increíble

Todo correcto, tal y como se describe en las fotos. La villa es increíble y la piscina maravillosa. El desayuno todas las mañanas perfecto!!

The villa itself is stunning

The villa is located in a quiet lane within walkable distance to the bustling centre of Seminyak, the beach, shopping and restaurants. It's cheap and easy to arrange a car whenever needed also. Michael & staff arranged for massages in the villa, and arranged cars for full day trips with knowledgeable and friendly drivers. The villa itself is stunning. The pool is crystal clear and just the right depth. It catches the sun for most of the day. The living area has a very large and comfortable couch and the large screen TV system has access to Netflix or you can connect your own hard drive to play media. The bedrooms have aircon, fans and very comfortable large beds. I have no hesitation in recommending Villa Koru.

Great location!

Had a great time at the villa with my 3 kids. Pool is sizable and clean, great location and complete home entertainment makes it a superb stay in Bali.

We had a fantastic week

Great villa made even better by the first class communication from Michael and the villa staff's attention and warm welcome, nothing was ever a problem, Budi took great care of us and having breakfast taken care of each morning only added to the relaxation. The location is out of the way in the sense of peace and quiet yet literally a 10 minute stroll to the hustle and bustle of Jl Raya Seminyak including the ever helpful Bintang Supermarket and countless shops and restaurants. I could write about three completely independent air conditioned bedrooms with full bathrooms including outdoor showers or the huge and comfortable lounge, curved smart TV, faultless high speed wireless internet, the full kitchen or twin door fridge/freezer that keeps your afternoon beverages unbelievable cold but all of this is overshadowed by the central (massive) amazing pool that can't help but steal the limelight. We had a fantastic week at Villa Koru and wouldn't hesitate to return.

Would definitely recommend

Would definitely recommend Michael's place, the staff there are super friendly and helpful. Location is kind of in the middle of different areas, and easy to get to things you may be interested in. Thanks Michael, Budi and co!

Would definitely recommend

Would definitely recommend Michael's place, staff there are super friendly and helpful. Location is kind of in the middle of different areas, and easy to get to things you may be interested in.

I highly recommend this place!

Great Villa, this place is very quiet and very beautifull and It is close to the beach. Michael and Indah are wonderfull hosts. They planed tour with us that fit with our taste and our style of visit. I highly recommend this place !


It was perfect! The service, facilities, and cleanliness were very satisfying. We stayed at 3 BR villa which is so big and each room has its own big bathroom with bathup inside. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Location was around Seminyak area which was close to 66 Beach, shopping area and restaurants and cafes. Overall, it was definitely worth to stay when you are in Bali. Thanks Michael ! 😁

Luxury villa, great host and location

Just got home after a fantastic 2 weeks in the villa. The photos do not do this place justice, it is even better! Michael was a great host from the first communication. Budi and her team look after your every wish, great breakfast at a time that suited you, cooking meals or bringing in take aways through the day, housekeeping & lighting candles in the evening. The 3 bedrooms are very big with queen beds that are super comfortable and en-suite bathrooms. The pool is a great size and gardens and decks have lots of rooms for several people. The location is perfectly placed for all Seminyak offers. You can walk to the beach, shops, restaurants and bars within minutes. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone.

A luxury hotel experience with the privacy of a villa

A luxury hotel experience with the privacy of a villa, this is what AirBnB was meant for. Communications with Michael before our trip were well informed and very professional. He organised a heap of things for us and really made our holiday there special. Being picked up from the airport by our own private driver made getting there a breeze. I highly recommend booking a driver with Michael for your holiday, as it made such a difference to us. We went everywhere and saw a bunch of things we hadn’t even thought of. Everything about the villa is stylish, from the massive pool to the artwork and furnishings. For our group of 6 it was a totalling relaxing experience. The housekeeping was superb and the villa was kept impeccably clean. Budi and the staff were amazing, especially the breakfast every morning. It’s really close to everything in Seminyak like restaurants, shopping, bars and clubs and of course the beach. I totally recommend Villa Koru to anyone looking for a luxury villa in Bali.

Great location with easy access to shopping, bars, restaurants, and beaches

Great location with easy access to shopping, bars, restaurants, and beaches. Yet once you return from the days adventures, inside the villa it feels safe, secluded and serene. Our host, Michael couldn't have been more helpful. He is a "foodie" after my own heart, and his dining recommendations and local knowledge for places of interest were invaluable when planning our days. Nothing we asked for was too much trouble. Budi and staff were excellent, always friendly and the villa was kept clean and beautifully presented. The breakfast of fruit, toast and coffee was scrumptious. If you're enjoying the pool too much and don't feel like venturing out, they are only too happy to arrange some takeaway local cuisine. My favourite was the Babi Guling washed down with Budi's refreshing Iced Tea. The rooms are spacious with very comfortable Super King beds and ensuites in a modern Balinese style. I highly recommend to anyone who wants a well appointed villa in a convenient location. We are already planning our next stay.

Felt like I had walked straight into paradise!

Felt like I had walked straight into paradise! Gorgeous villa, rooms spacious & decadent & atmosphere amazing. Very relaxing pad to return to after days filled with touring Ubud, Ulu's & beach. Owner Michael can direct you to some amazing foodie haunts that will blow your mind away. Great location very central to all the perks Seminyak has to offer highly recommended whether ur looking for a romantic getaway or with friends & family "Club Koru".

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