What The Press Say

Balquisse

Frommer’s Bali & Lombok

“If paradise existed, it can’t be far from this” is what one guest wrote in the guest book here, and how right he is. It is hard to find fault with the lavishly decorated bedrooms in warm, earthy tones filled with artifacts, furniture and pictures lovingly collected by the owner from her world travels. The adjoining spa is an ideal place to shake off the stresses of life in the most luxurious way possible. With additional personal touches like free drop-offs to the beach in an old Volkswagon convertible, daily afternoon tea, and fruit sticks at 11am wherever you are, this little gem is hard to leave.

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok

" ...A charming and intimate little hideaway."

Fodor's (USA), Bali and Lombok

“Walk through the stone temple doorway, and you're magically transported into a Mediterranean hideaway right in the middle of Jimbaran, just steps from the beach."

Destin Asian

"Top Ten Bali Villas - Of all the luxurious holiday houses described here, none comes closer to the classical concept of true villa than the recently opened Shaba."

August/September 2007

Asian Paradises

"The Villa Balquisse is an exquisite tropical retreat set admist a picturesque coconut groove...

2006-07 Edition

Asian Paradises

"Villa Balquisse, a tranquil retreat. The Shaba, oriental chic."

2007-08 Edition

Paris Premiere & Voyage

Seen on TV

December 2006

Madame Figaro

"Rendez-Vous Voyage, Pour trouver la paix à bali, page 172..."

December 2006

Weekend le Vif l'Express

"Un havre de paix avec bougainvillées surplombant une piscine bleu outremer..."

July 2005

Bali Collection Again

Japanese Language;
"Bali Inspires Her: Ms. Boukhari Zohra..."

CREA Traveller

Japanese Language;
"Part 05 Cool Interior, 02 Hotel Selection..."

December 2003

HIS Bali freak

Japanese Newspaper;
"Vol.30 Villa Balquisse..."

September 2003

ILES Magazine

Le goût du voyage, l'appel des îles "Lescharmes cachés de la Villa Balquisse..."

May 2003

Voici Magazine

"Bali Chambres avec vue. La plus célèbre des Îles indonésiennes a chassé ses démons..."

August 2003

Asia Magazine

"Bali Charme, Raffinement et Secret..."

2001-02

l'art de Voyager

"Pour quelques instants de repos dans le jardin de la Villa Balquisse..."

September 2001

ELLE

"Vienne. Expo Klimt et les femmes..."

August 2000

Madame Figaro

"Somptueuses, les villas Balquisse à Bali..."

December 1999

Asian Paradises

"...Discover the resort's delightful and serene Henna Spa set above lotus pond..."

2004-05 Edition

L'EXPRESSmag

Page 22-23;
"Bali, L'île de la création..."

November 2004

MOOK, Globe-Trotter Travel Magazine

Japanese Language
"BALI Traditional Style..."

2003

BIBA Magazine

Témoignages, 120
"Propriétaire d'une maison d'hôtes à bali..."

April 2003

Gala Magazine

"Voyages. Sites exotiques et noces magiques... La Villa Balquisse, cocooning garanti..."

January 2002

Elle Decoration - Belgique

"Maison d'hôte. Villa Balquisse, Saveurs Paradiaques..."

June 2003

Atmosphéres

"Notes de voyage. Bali, l'île où les dieux sont rois..."

March 2001

l'art de Voyager

"Chambres d'hôtes dans l'île des dieux..."

WORLD Magazine

"Asia Indonesia..."

Summer 1999

Restaurant

Frommer’s Bali & Lombok

"This charming restaurant opens onto the fertile gardens of the Villa Balquisse. This is no haute cuisine, it’s honest from the heart cooking. For appetizers, it can be hard to choose from a selection of dishes like light and fresh Scallop Carpaccio with lime and olive oil marinade; New Zealand lamb and mint rolls; and Moroccan salad, a blend of vegetables, Olives, feta and herbs. Two pages of main courses offer Balinese delights like roasted duck with spinach, star anise chicken on ginger risotto, and the popular lamb kebabs with couscous and vegetables. For dessert, it was hard to resist the almond pear tart and delicious selection of homemade ice-cream”.

Rough Guides – Eating In Bali

Asam Garam JI Uluwatu18X Price: Mains Rp50,000–125,000. Classy international cuisine at this secluded spot in the gardens of boho-chic Villa Balquisse. The menu ranges from tuna sashimi to lamb medallions and there's a kids' menu.