Looking for accommodation is the most important thing when we go on a trip in Indonesia. Next to the hotel, hostel and homestay (accommodation in a local person’s home), the residence (in Indonesia known as a villa) is a very popular type of place to sleep. Therefore, choosing the right villa must be considered. Because if something goes wrong, your mood will change significantly while traveling. And who wants to ruin his trip because of not convenient accommodation, right?
In addition to draining your pocket, mistakes in choosing a comfortable villa will also make you regret in the future. It is for these reasons, Globe in the Hat wants to share a few tips on how to choose a villa to suit your needs.
Before leaving, prices are always taken into consideration. Finding prices suitable for our budget is sometimes really difficult, especially when we want to find a place with additional facilities such as a swimming pool, hot water, and most importantly – great service provided by the host.
Usually, Globe in the Hat checks more than one booking website, so you can differentiate and search for special discounts for villas that are within the budget. If necessary, you can also clean the computer cache first, so that the website cannot detect your browsing history before. They usually raise prices when they know you are looking for lodging. Pssstt…
Don’t forget about facilities! If you are good at searching and you’re lucky, very often you can find cheap accommodations with good facilities (like a swimming pool etc.) without any difficulties.
Additional facilities like the kitchen with complete cooking utensils, are also very important. It’s useless if there is a kitchen, but there is no frying pan, right?
Most people often want to find a villa with a swimming pool, however not all villas are equipped with that. Yep, in fact our experience shows, that it was a very relaxing to use a swimming pool after long and tiring trip. Besides that, it was pretty good to take additional photos by the pool. In view of this, don’t hesitate too long if you found a similar, full-equipped place, with…reasonable prices 😉
Unfortunately it is often forgotten by travelers. Nevertheless, the view should be also considered while choosing a villa. How do you know if the scenery is good? Usually, not all accommodations are situated in the city center. Before booking, check first where the villa address is.
No less important, your satisfaction ultimately depends on the service of the villa owner. Therefore, before booking your place to sleep, check the rates and all reviews written by other visitors. Very helpful to make a good decision.
Globe in the Hat has never chosen a villa that has a bad review, even though it’s fully equipped and contains good views outside the windows.
The last but not least – privacy. Watch out! When we went to Bali, one of the employees entered the room and saw the items we were carrying, even though we just wanted to ask for help in fixing the door that was difficult to open. He started a long speech, asking questions if by any chance we don’t need any transport in Bali etc. In our opinion this should not be done by the employee, unless we have already been checked out, employees can enter the room to clean it.
On the other hand, feeling at home is very important, even though we stay at people’s villas, this feeling is an added value for every place to sleep. We will not be awkward doing something without someone else watching and paying attention.
Hopefully Globe in the Hat tips in choosing a proper villa can be useful for those of you who are still confused. What’s more, we have a villa recommendation, especially for those who want to go to Batu city (East Java) with their families.
There is one villa, which has the above facilities, namely Azcarya Villa. Moreover, you will get not only full facilities here but also satisfying service.
Staying at Azcarya villa, we enjoyed the view of Batu city from above, which can be seen around the clock. The villa is located at the foot of Mount Panderman, so in the morning, you will be greeted with sunrise and the city lights at night. Breathtaking views! Hopefully, we will be able to come back there next time.