What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Free shuttle service anywhere in Seminyak
- On-call butler available 24/7
- In the heart of Seminyak but completely private
What To Know
- Getting to the beach requires a 30-minute walk or a short shuttle ride
- There’s no restaurant, spa or gym, because all services are provided in-villa
- WiFi is free
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Crammed full of galleries, boutiques and restaurants, Seminyak, on Bali’s west coast, has a couture beach scene that attracts glamorous globetrotters who come to eat, party and lounge. In the middle of it all, Kanishka’s 25-villa Zen retreat offers a secluded sanctuary where cool private plunge pools quench sun-kissed skin behind walls tall enough to keep the neighbors out of sight. White stone carvings inspired by Angkor Wat lead to fortress-like dark wood doors behind which traditional Balinese decor melds with modern accents conceived by designer Yani Hadisuwarno. It may seem strange that there are no common areas, but once cocooned in a spacious villa on a sun-drenched private deck, you won’t want to encounter any other guests.
Bed and Bath
The villas have private plunge pools (or Jacuzzis) with wooden decks and oversize wicker loungers. Expansive indoor-outdoor marble-floored living rooms and kitchens give way to air-conditioned bedrooms where billowing canopy beds outfitted in soft white and earth-toned linens form the centerpiece. There are almost too many mood lighting options: Buddha lamps mount dark wood surfaces, and track lights highlight Persian rugs and Balinese drawings. The bathrooms are tiled floor to ceiling with steel-gray Balinese river stone and feature deep Jacuzzi tubs. There’s also a light-filled bamboo garden.
Kanishka is the type of place where everything comes to you. The magic words for getting what you want, whether it be a private yoga session or the nearly five-hour royal spa indulgence package, are “just press zero.” Standard American and Indonesian fare (pizza, fried rice) make up the room service menu. The crown jewel is the poolside barbecue, where an impressive selection of grilled meats is served with a slew of side dishes and finished off with chocolate mousse cake.
In the Area
If you’ve exhausted the hotel’s on-site treatments, the Maharaja-size Prana Spa is just up the road, offering ayurvedic therapy and other indulgences at one of the largest spas in Bali. In the immediate area there’s a plethora of boutiques and galleries in addition to a pick of dining options including the international eatery Made’s Warung, as well as Taco Beach Grill, which serves hand-pressed tortillas. Meanwhile, the free shuttle will carry your appetite to legendary Italian establishment La Lucciola, at one of Seminyak’s finest stretches of sand: Petitenget Beach. Kanishka is only a 15-minute drive from the international airport, making for an easy departure — should you ever decide to leave.
How to Get There
We bought the 4D3N package in Fave.com and it was totally worth it. The price is around Rp4.740.000 (around 300USD) for the stay in the private pool villas, breakfast every morning, one romantic dinner, one airport transportation, and 20 mins of massage. Worth every penny.
The location is very strategic and you can easily stroll around Seminyak, not so far to from the beach for the sunset.
The service is incredible, we really had a pleasent stay there. Not to the mention their food is very yummy (for the dinner); for the breakfast not so special for the taste but very instagramable haha. Please try their beef strogannof pizza, super delicious.
The villa is also so comfortable you got everything there the kicthen is all set, living room with tv, nice bath tub, cozy big bed, life is good.
The only down part of my visit is that the one bedroom villa with private pool is all full booked so I got the two bedroom villa with a private pool, which makes the room bigger and that is very spooky at night when there is only the two of you in the house🤣
I stayed in Kanishka for 3 nights in October 2018. This was my third time staying in Kanishka. And just like before the service was excellent; we got breakfast to the villa, housekeeping every day and the staff helped us with everything we needed. We had a 2 bedroom villa with a private pool. The villas are extremely spacious and have a really nice vibe and decor. The bathrooms too were so beautiful with a whole lot of plants and an outside feel to them. Also the location of Kanishka is excellent, being right in the heart of Seminyak. Theres are restaurants just 2 min walk from Kanishka, and many boutique shops around. The beach is also near, 15min walk or just a 5min drive. This was also the first time we had motorbikes while staying in Kanishka, as previously we used taxis.
Overall we had a great few nights in Kanishka. I can definitely recommend.
Our stay at Kanishka Villas was incredible, this being our first trip to Bali. The staff were always helpful and obliging. The facilities were clean, comfortable and relaxing. I would recommend Kanishka Villas to my friends.
We booked to this Villas for the last 2 days of our honey-moon. The room given was old and damaged, when we Tried to zwitch on the Massage-pool (it is not a jacuzzi), a lot of dirty comes out and regulations was not working. They changed our room, the New one was a little bit Better, the air-opened bathroom is to warm, a bad idea for Bali. Two stars almost for this Villas. Before leaving they asked us about the payment of some water from the mini-bar we didn't drink, after a discussion we payed for it. Photos on booking.com are photo-shop Made, it is not as it looks like.
We were quite worry after we made the booking and read the negative reviews. However, it turns out fantastic. Especially the swimming pool. My gal and myself enjoy our stay so much here. The staff is very helful for all of our requests too. Breakfast selections are good and they send the breakfast to our room with our selected timing. They also send some sweet desserts in the evening to the room too. Will definitely come back again.