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Mara River Safari Lodge

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Jl. Prof Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19, Bali 80551, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Gianyar
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I stayed at this lodge on he 26.04.15 & we both found the staff to be the most hospitable I have ever come across in Bali. We stayed for my husbands birthday so after dinner the staff come out singing happy birthday & had s great cake doe him. The facilities were very clean. I give the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 1 evening here. It is definitely not your ordinary hotel, thank god. So you wait a little to catch a ride from the front loading area (all tourists check in here, day and stay both) to the actual hotel and then a golf cart ride to your villa. It was not the easiest since we were bloated with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 4 adults stayed in a 2 bedroom lodge, the room was clean, the lounge suite was uncomfortable. The park itself was good, my daughters enjoyed having there photos taken with the animals and getting to hold them. The Tsavo Lion Restaurant was nice, food was nice although a bit pricey, watching the lions was amazing. The night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Amazing place to relax and have flavor of both Bali and Africa. Always take the package along with the safari park, it will save lot of money. We had been there for 2 nights. I felt that probably 2 days were not sufficient , you will need atleast 3 days if you want to cover the whole safari park, Rooms... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After our 5 days at a beach resort, we wanted a change of environment and chose Gianyar as our next visit in Bali. As it is touted as a must go places for families, we decided to booked a 3D2N stay. The transportation from our beach resort to the safari lodge was hassle-free. As the accommodation was located on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Mara River is amazing from the get go. Situated in the heart of the safari park, the rooms are completed with African details as well as the traditional netted bed. From the balcony you can see zebras, rhinos and deer. The outdoor shower was beautiful and allowed views onto the grounds. The rooms were serviced perfectly and the staff incredibly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Where should I start....It was simply a unique experience! Firstly, the scene from the room balcony was picture perfect, with the roaming rhinos and zebras amongst the greenery! The room was also very comfortable and decorated with African themed details. There were lots of animals to see in a fairly natural setting in the day safari ride. The kids would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Mara Riser Safari Lodge is located in the center of the Bali Safari & Marine Park and is constructed in an African theme. We were housed in a Tendala room and found it to be spacious and comfortable, with all the accessories you would expect of a top class hotel. We didn't see house keeping once on our stay but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

If you are a nature lover and into Baliness style type of room, then Mara River Safari lodge is definitely for u..room size is ok not very big but only comes with a queen size bedding ( so if you are traveling with small kids) you will need to add an extra bed for the comfort. Toilet is consider almost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very nice hotel in the middle of the safari parks and wild animal. It's impressive where you can see African animals in Indonesia trough this lodge. Room is nice and tidy, bathroom is unique and the service is very professional. I really like the Africa fire night show.

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