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Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas

Jalan Penestanan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the villa is located a little out of the way down a narrow track, it is walking distance to Alchemy which was great and getting into town is very easy on a scooter which I would highly recommend. It is also very easy to have meals delivered from a range of restaurants/cafes which is super convenient. The villa itself... More 

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Helen O, Owner at Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas, responded to this review

Hi Paige Thank you for your review, & I'm glad for the most part that you enjoyed the location & the Villa The Vilas have just undergone a complete renovation & replacing the beds & mattresses is the next item on the list. Yes I agree it is always nice to have shampoo & conditioner in the bathrooms & we... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just experienced two wonderful weeks at the recently renovated Pondok Iman in Ubud. Right in the middle of luscious rice fields, these villas are first class and it is obvious that the owner Helen O'Connor has gone to any lengths to ensure they are not only comfortable, but look fabulous as well. My room looked over the rice... More 

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Helen O, Sales & Marketing at Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thank you for choosing Pondok Iman on your recent visit to Bali. We are pleased to know that you had a great experience at the villa. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that our teams were able to take care of you and leave with such a memorable impression. We are delighted to shared your compliments for... More 

Mouvaux, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice villa Kadek cooks very well and it was so good She's so nice , she organises whatever you want. It's in the middle of the rice fields so quiet , you can go by walk to the center or take a taxi it's so easy. Our children loved this place to with the private swimming pool. Many things... More 

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Helen O, Sales & Marketing at Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas, responded to this review

Dear Laetitia, Thank you for sharing your experience at Pondok Iman. We are pleased to know that you felt warmly welcomed by our team members, we will gladly share your feedback, specially Kadek. And we are certain they will feel very rewarded by your comments. We also delighted to learn that you and family enjoyed the villa with our private... More 

Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall the villa is in a peaceful little group of villas. The walk to villa was part of its charm. Our villa looked a little tired and the fridge did not function as it should. When we met Helen advised us a renovation was imminent. Helen was also most apologetic and offered to go buy a new fridge as soon... More 

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Helen O, Sales & Marketing at Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas, responded to this review

Dear Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to write and share your experience staying at Pondok Iman. We are delighted to read your compliments for our team members especially Kadek , who will feel proud and further motivated. We are really grateful for the feedback regarding your experience in our villa and are attending to the fridge issue now... More 

Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Pondok Iman was amazing never have we treated ourselves to such a gorgeous and luxurious stay. Like most we were apprehensive about the pictures matching the actual experience - well it does. The place is immaculate. The living space is enormous and would be a great place for two couples with small babes or a large family. The pool was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

First things first, this villa is not for those who want to walk to Ubud town centre. It's a 20 minute walk from Ubud Market to the junction on Jalan Penestanan that leads to the villa. From this junction, it's a 5 minute walk to the villa on an unpaved walking path. At night, you will need a torch (provided... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Very peaceful surroundings, right in the middle of the rice fields. It's a little walk from the main road past a few warungs, which is great as the food is fantastic and you don't have to go into Ubud. The villa itself provides everything you need for complete relaxation. The staff (which are lovely) will organise anything you want. Loved... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

I purchased this stay here through groupon and was very skeptical because you hear stories if how those places can not be quite up to scratch. However I was not disappointed when I arrived to see the villa was just like the one in the pictures and as described! Each bedroom had its own bathroom with an outdoor shower. I... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed at Pondok Iman when I took my parents and younger sister on their first trip to Bali in July. We were picked up in Kuta by a lovely driver who took us to Ubud, where we were met by the lovely head of staff Kadek, who insisted on carrying our suitcases on her head to save us carrying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I would not normally review a place after only one night, but Pondok Imam has proved the exception! We've been staying in Bali for two months now, negotiating the fierce dogs on the street where we lived, damp house, mouldy clothes and fairly basic living...Arrived here yesterday and felt like I was stepping into a whole new Bali! Wayan had... More 

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Helen O, Owner at Pondok Iman 'Real Bali' Luxury Ubud Villas, responded to this review

Welcome! Glad you're feeling so settled so quickly & we're looking forward to having you here for the next few months too. I agree that Penestanan is a unique place - really the true Bali experience - Village life happening all around you in picturesque rice fields, and all the things a traveller wants as well - cafes. restaurants, spas,... More 

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