We found Balam Villa Bali when we were searching for a hotel near Mengwi with one of the nicest temples in Central Bali. The place was highly recommended on Tripadvisor, and we were not disappointed! The villa is an old, original pirates' house and therefore not designed as a modern hotel, but this gives the charm to the building which views the ricepaddies in all directions. Breakfast on the roof terrace with a view to the mountains and the sound from busy farmers harvesting the ripe rice while singing and talking in the near distance, was for us a unique and breathtaking experience.
The rooms and bathrooms were spacy and in well designed, minimalistic and yet traditional, Indonesian style with the touch of luxury everywhere that makes the place excellent for people who go for tranquility and time to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere, made by the owners and their extremely helpful employees. The food was good and beautifully served, without being sophisticated or extraordinary.
If we ever come back to Bali, we won't hesitate to stay at 'our' new favorite place, only 20 km from Ubud and closer to Mengwi, both of which can even be reached by bike if one wants the slow transportation and sightseeing in the rice fields, the villages, and the various sceneries around.
Jens and Kirsten, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our guest house is nestled amid the rice paddies, near the temple of Taman Ayun, at 30 minutes drive from Ubud. You will discover here a 17th century pirate lair perched atop a hill with two family rooms. It was restored with connoisseur passion. The more contemporary marble villa alongside has also been enhanced with an exceptional collection of objets d’art.Balam Bali Villa embraces seven rooms and includes a convivial bar, a pool, authentic cooking, and a panoramic terrace view. It is a perfect place for a family or a couple. Our guest house organises several excursions to discover the inland (volcanoes, amazing rice fields, temples, lakes, and local villages). WIFI internet available and free of charge. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Balam Bali Villa Hotel Mengwi
- Balam Bali Villa Mengwi