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Recent Ubud Area reviews

  • Review of Casa by an artist

    "I love the spacious ramble of this house and garden, moving from indoors to outdoors. I like looking at the fish in the lotus ponds, cooling off in the pool, lounging in the sitting spots, eating on the veranda, sleeping in the big master bed room, waking to the volcanoes and rice fields. The house is full of art: paintings, old statues, marble floors, mosaic walls, carved wood, old Javanese furniture. And to make it all perfect, the staff made me laugh, looked after me to perfection."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: March 1, 2016
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  • Beautiful, peaceful villa with warm, wonderful staff

    "My wife and I stayed here briefly as part of our Indonesian honeymoon. We absolutely loved the villa. It was quiet, set apart from the busy and generally too-commercial Ubud. We woke to birds singing and went to sleep with just the stars. The villa was immaculate, and we enjoyed the pool, and outdoor shower and bath. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well each night. The house is filled with ornately carved doors, stone statues, carefully placed lighting, and an indoor waterfall. It, like Bali itself, marries art and function. But what made this stay so special was the staff. Juli picked us up from the airport and drove us to the villa. After a brief scooter lift to the house, he introduced us to the gardener and security officer, Ketut. We always felt safe there. Maya made us wonderful breakfasts -- both traditional Indonesian and Western options are available. On our second day, we hired Juli to take us on a local tour. We saw the traditional Barong dance, visited artisan shops, and toured temples. He even stayed with us late to make sure we saw the famous rice terraces. The next day was a special Hindu celebration -- Galungan. It is a sacred day when devout Balinese visit temples, make offerings to ancestors, and visit families. All the villages were decorated with beautiful penjor -- tall bamboo poles covered with flowers and other offerings. We were deeply honored when Juli invited us to attend the local temple with him and his son. We first met his wife and children and enjoyed some Balinese coffee and jaja cakes. At the temple, Juli guided us through the ceremony. It was one of the most special and sacred parts of our trip. After leaving, we went to Nusa Dua for two nights to enjoy the beach before returning to winter in New England. Immediately we missed Rumah Cahaya and the people of Penestanan. Nusa Dua felt artificial and inauthentic. Next time we will stay at Rumah Cahaya and skip the touristy resort. We could not recommend Rumah Cahaya more strongly. It is perfect for a couple or small family, and ideal for those wishing to see the "real" Bali and avoid the more commercial centers."
    Guest: TIMOTHY . Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: February 17, 2016
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  • Peaceful retreat outside of Ubud.

    "My family of five stayed at Robin's lovely Bali Buddha Villa in June of 2016. Although we arrived after dark, we could tell right away that there was a serene vibe about the place. It truly feels as if you are a world away, even though you are a relatively short drive into the center of Ubud. Our girls stayed in the lower bedroom of the main house, which had plenty of space and a lovely bathroom. My husband and I stayed upstairs in the "master", with a nice view of the garden and small balcony. Both of these bedrooms have A/C, which was a welcome treat in the heat! The only drawback was the fact that the only access to the second floor bedroom was via a narrow spiral staircase, making it impossibly to heft a suitcase upstairs. We ended up leaving our suitcases in our daughters' room, which was less than ideal but workable. Our son was thrilled with his bedroom, located upstairs in a separate building -- almost like a "treehouse", which he found to be a great hideaway. Unfortunately, he was eaten up by mosquitoes as there is no A/C in this room and lots of gaps in between walls and roof. He didn't seem to mind much, but I think it is important to note. The staff of this villa are wonderful. Made comes each morning to prepare a simple breakfast (although we got her to make some delicious Mie Goreng one morning, which was exceptional), and tends to the housekeeping aspects. She is such a sweet and lovely person. The driver, Wayan, became a wonderful resource for us during our stay. He picked us up at the airport (included in stay) and then also drove us to various sights around the island for the duration of our time at the villa (for additional, but very reasonable cost). He patiently answered our many questions, and provided us incredible insights into Balinese life and culture. We found him to be a fabulous companion during our stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief time at Bali Buddha Villa!"
    Guest: Linda D. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 8, 2016
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