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#17 of 115 in Amed
Welcome to ApaKabar Villas. Built in 1999 on a former rice paddy adjacent to the Bali Sea is owned by local native Wayan Menu and his friends Robby and Jim, Apa Kabar has grown and prospered into a stunning, boutique hotel.In 2015 a complete renovation was finished on the grounds, the cottages, a new restaurant and the addition of four ocean-front cottages. Our attentive family of staff members have become famous for their service and are always available for your needs.Apa Kabar is located on the tranquil, eastern coast of Bali, in the area known as Amed. Famous for outstanding diving, snorkeling, hiking and a relaxed ambiance, the area has amazing natural beauty and the people are warm and friendly. Apakabar Villas is an ideal location for those who wish to experience the "authentic" Bali, far away from the tourist crowds.The accommodations consist of 6 beautifully furnished, air-conditioned, one-bedroom cottages 4 of which contain a loft which includes two twin-sized futons along with a king size bed on the ground floor. All the rooms have beautiful, marble-tiled bathrooms and shower/baths. The rooms face the ocean, the beautiful swimming pool, rice paddies, or the tropical gardens on the property. There are also two two-bedroom villas located on the property. Each can be rented wholly or separated into one-bedroom units. And there is one 3 bedroom private house available.On site is our beautiful, open-air,restaurant offering a full-service menu of delicious local Balinese and Indonesian cuisine. Discover the culture, beauty and delightful people of Bali while enjoying a truly unique adventure on this magical island!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Bottled water
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Indonesian


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Grade: 65 out of 100
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bsaikat wrote a review Oct 2019
Kolkata (Calcutta), India30 contributions25 helpful votes
Stayed there for 2 nights with 3 villas (3 familie). Overall thoroughly enjoyed the stay. Nice place to seat back and relax. Rooms were specious though some of the rooms & facilities needs renovation. Staffs are super friendly. Special thanks for Yogi for supporting us with the medical emergency.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled
Bali_Nathan wrote a review Oct 2019
Denpasar, Indonesia44 contributions12 helpful votes
Recently stayed here with my family, we had 3 cottage sea view rooms. We have stayed in Amed many times now, at various hotels, and this has to be one of the best location we have found. Literally right on the beach, without gorgeous ocean views and great snorkeling right out the front. So many fish and great coral, highly recommended. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food in the little restaurant is ok, and the rooms are comfortable. The Cottage rooms have an upstairs mezzaine level with 2 small beds, great for children of a slightly older age as the stairs are too steep for small children. There is a good coffee shop and a couple of good little restaurants within about 100m of the hotel. Overall, a very relaxing stay and we will certainly be coming back again soon.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: Pay the extra for the delux or ocean view rooms
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adrianprocter wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom10 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed here for the second year running in August as we find it to so peaceful tranquil and relaxing I don’t think we would want to stay anywhere else. As always the staff were wonderful and in particular a big thanks to Yogi the Manager who is always so friendly and helpful always going out of his way to make sure that we are well catered for.The beach directly at the front is black pebbles dotted with little fishing boats everywhere and so just a stone’s throw to the sea itself which has some pretty good snorkelling and some nice coral. Accommodation was excellent food was good and will be returning again in the near future. Thanks again Yogi and hope to see you soon.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Spencer H wrote a review Sep 2018
4 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. The location of Apa Kabar was our favorite on the island. It is off the beaten path and surrounded with coral gardens, delicious restaurants, and water activities. We had a great time here and want to come again. I would definitely recommend coming here.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Me7roiD wrote a review Sep 2018
Sofia, Bulgaria143 contributions69 helpful votes
Located in the outskirts of Amed, Apa Kabar has a gorgeous beach outside that is absolutely perfect for snorkelling. Unfortunately, currently that's about all the place has going for it - in all honesty though, that's still quite a lot. As a semi-enclosed resort, the place looks like it must have been a nice and really well thought out beachfront complex at some point in the past, with a nice garden and pool and really pretty villas - before the current neglect turned it into a bit of a disappointment. A prolongued period of neglect has taken its toll on the place - villas are missing tiles here and there, not to mention bulbs. Amenities such as the outdoor bathroom look really great but are once again let down by lack of maintenance: I guess good water drainage in the bath can sometimes be hard to achieve, but we could have at least used a towel hook in the bathroom - the last one had broken off some time ago and staff obviously had not bothered to replace it. Breakfast is meagre and products are definitely subpar - if you enjoy tasty fruit, keep off the fruit salad. Having a good sleep can be a bit of a challenge - the windows at our villa would not seal shut so we generally felt as though we were sleeping in a tent. Villas 9 and 10 have their back towards the main Amed road, with scooters zipping by until late in the evening - make sure you avoid those. The worst part is the rates they charge at Apa Kabar - had this place been (a lot) cheaper, I guess the lack of proper maintenance would not have been such an issue. When comparing it with accommodation elsewhere across Bali though, this did feel like a ripoff. Accommodation in Amed seems to generally be on the expensive side due to the influx of European tourists, but that is no excuse for the lack of attention to maintenance & general upkeep here.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Avoid villas 9 and 10: no sea view and you'd feel like you're sleeping _on_ the main Amed...
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woodydog666 wrote a review Sep 2018
portsmouth166 contributions98 helpful votes
We switched from another place which wasn't up to much. We had a family villa, and the location was perfect. Snorkelling was ok off the beach, breakfast was good for both quality and quantity. Yogi who was looking after us was a good laugh, informative and good at organising things.... We would go again
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
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CarolineN79 wrote a review Sep 2018
Geneva, Switzerland230 contributions47 helpful votes
We booked 2 villas in May for our August stay in Amed. We reconfirmed our arrival and the agreed price 2 days before arriving in Amed, and Wayan the owner (email given on the hotel Website) confirmed the price in rupiah, that the villa booked for us was suitable for young kids and that credit card would be 3% more expensive. We arrived there with 3 young kids and the grandparents. They didn’t have our reservations! The manager lied to us by saying that the earthquake damaged the rooms before admitting that wayan the owner didn’t pass our reservations along. The manager, apart from lying to us without remorse, was nice enough to try to find a solution with their other hotel (Amed beach resort, which we did enjoy). Wayan the owner never bothered to apologize or explain. Maybe he overbooks so that clients go to his other hotel. Service is awful. Ps. The pool and the beach are nice at Amed beach hotel, better for young children.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled
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Smullie1965 wrote a review Aug 2018
Turnhout, Belgium38 contributions7 helpful votes
We (Dutch family of 4) stayed in villa nr. 8 (with private pool) and we LOVED it !! PRO/Excellent: - very spacious room, private terras, kitchenette w stove (for e.g. boiling water to make coffee) and your own refridgerator which you can stuff w drinks you buy in the supermarket, nice big bathroom with indoor shower w open ceiling to watch the stars while you shower ! - infinity pool is small but great and big enough for family - snorkling can be done 25m from the villa (go left when facing the sea: good coral stretch; to the right there is nothing to see. To the left we saw stingrays, trigger fish, murrays, etc.) - staff is very friendly and helpful - restaurant in the hotel/villas is good and has a good selection of cuisine locale for reasonable prices - hotel swimming pool (for use by guests without private pool) looks good & well kept - nice and well maintained garden gives you the feeling that you are indeed on a tropical island - all villas have sea view, so you can watch from your own sunbed/cabana the sunrise/sunset or fishing boats - within 20 mins drive on motorscooter 3 nice snorkeling sites in addition to the home reef (Japanese Wreck, Coral Garden & Underwater Temple) CON/room for improvement - in our villa we had only 1 room with 1 double bed (parents) and 2 single beds (kids) in the same room. Good for family bonding, but not so much for romance !! :-) - water cooker instead of boiling water on furnace would be nice - Amed beach is not a lively place: no disco, few restaurants/bars, no (souvenir) shops. We liked that, but if you want more action: don't go here. Besides this: you need a motorscooter to get around (no bicycles for rent & many steep hills). Scooters are easy to rent via the hotel and not costly (50 IDR/day), but a bit risky as you are not insured - the rocks on the beach make that you need water shoes to get into the water. Tip for hotel: why don't you make a corridor on the beach and in the water so guest can get in/out of the water easily. - a put off are the guys renting the snorkel equipment boat tours: not friendly and pushy; also: the constant stream of kids selling bracelets on the beach and calling your attention even in your own garden is not pleasant All in all: very nice place + friendly staff, not lively but good for snorkeling/diving.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Tom M wrote a review Jul 2018
3 contributions
very clean, friendly staff, beautiful rooms, we had a two bedroom villa with shared pool. Only thing was that most of power sockets and light switches were falling off the walls. In a very short space of time this could be rectified which I'm sure they will once notified. Other than that we loved it here. Stayed in a host of Bali and Lombok destinations, definitely one of the best for that price bracket, strong wifi throughout
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled
Ashoo2015 wrote a review Jun 2018
Pune, India13 contributions9 helpful votes
Room was not ready when we checked in. Air-con was not working in our rooms. Many plumbing issues,no light arrangement so we checked out early. Also it is very far away from airport. The manager was good.
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Date of stay: February 2018
1 Helpful vote
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apa Kabar Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Apa Kabar Villas?
Nearby attractions include Jemeluk Beach (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apa Kabar Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Apa Kabar Villas?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Apa Kabar Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Apa Kabar Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apa Kabar Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galanga, Cafe Harmony Amed, and Taman Bebek Hita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Apa Kabar Villas?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Apa Kabar Villas have airport transportation?
Yes, Apa Kabar Villas offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apa Kabar Villas?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Apa Kabar Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Indonesian.
Are there any historical sites close to Apa Kabar Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting USS Liberty Shipwreck (11.0 km), Tirta Gangga (11.7 km), and Ujung Water Palace (12.9 km).