Holiway, is a bit different than most villa hotels in Bali. It is an project development, which means all the villa are privately owned and rented out by German management. Therefore all villa's differ on the inside according to the wishes of the owners. The managers, Stefan and Maria, are very friendly and run the property professional. All the villas, the grounds, the pool, the spa,everything is very well maintained. All apointments in the spa are kept and on time. I have enjoyed massages in a lot of places in Bali and other asian countries but the ones I had in Holiway are some of the best.
We stayed 6 nights with our 6 yr old daughter. The villa was huge with 3 bedrooms a good sized living and a beatiful terrace. All rooms have their own aircon units, there is a full sized fridge and a good hot water shower. There is private internet access in every villa but it is wired. So if if you use an ipad or pda you should bring a wifi unit.
We ( my girlfriend mostly) enjoy some yoga during our holidays so we were looking forward to joining the yoga lessons in Holiway. Unfortunately the yogateacher was not available all days we stayed there otherwise we would have gone everyday. The yoga teacher, Gypsy, is a rare find. Extremely proffesional, friendly and beautiful in every sense of the word. I met her on our first day when I showed up for the evening meditation. I was the only one so she did a private guided meditation and it was a very good experience. She is probably not in Holiway for ever but you should check out her website www.dancingypsy.com
The only thing in Holiway we did not really enjoy is the food in the restaurant. There is not much choice and the Indonesian food is extremely bland and therefore boring for me. But that was easily solved, about 1 km up the road there is Warung Made and their food is very good and affordable. And there are little shops and warungs further along the road where you can buy everything you need or want to eat.
All considering, I'd say Holiway is one of the best experiences I have had in Bali, nice and interesting people, Sambirenteng is a quite and friendly village not yet crowded with tourists and the weather here seems to be just a bit nicer than the rest of Bali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel in general: Holiway Garden Resort & Spa is a family-and owner-run holiday and seminar resort, available for groups and individual traveler and was opened in 2011. 18 villas, 7 Bungalows, reception, spa, swimming pool, a restaurant and lawn currently offers a plenty of space and room for 45 guests for a real feel-good experience with tropical palm sky on the Indian Ocean. A perfect place to be for nature lovers and peace seekers.The location of the hotel: The Holiway Garden Resort and Spa is situated directly on the pebbly beach amidst 1.5 acres of tropical gardens between coconut palms, mangoes, cashews and other fruits in the small village Sambirenteng (Tejakula municipality) in the relatively quiet and gentle north-east coast of Bali. Far from the busy tourist area, you will find a small paradise, a place of strength and inspiration, but also offers many opportunities of regeneration. Upstream of the Eco Resort is a natural, intact coral reef, which invites for snorkeling and diving. Sometimes a pod of dolphins and even whales pass right the front door. Do you feel "at home in paradise". Experience Bali in a traditional and natural way. The hotel's service:Meditation Room: In a wonderful environment we offer you in the meditation room treatments for body, mind and soul to make your holiday a real asset for you personally. You can join seminars, meditation, yoga, individual therapies, body treatments and much more. Nestled in the village structure you'll experience with us the many facets of Balinese culture. Whether culinary, spiritually, artistically or technically, there are plenty of new things to discover.Spa: Our well-trained Balinese spa therapists pamper you with a wide range of Eastern and Western massage. All products used in the SPA consist of very high quality raw materials are natural and predominantly organic production.Participation in village life: The friendly and welcoming staff of the entire resort is pleased to meet you and accompanies you like to village festivals and temple ceremonies.Eco-Resort: The hotel is an eco-resort and meets high environmental standards, such as waste-water-system and energy-saving concepts. Cleaning and washing of the hotel's laundry facilities are biodegradable. Natural building materials and colors.Feng Shui: The hotel was designed by a Feng Shui consultant to achieve optimum well-being.Transfer and transport: The 2.5-hour airport transfer past beautiful rice terraces, banana plantations and the Holy Mountain Mt Agung - your first experience in Bali. Enjoy the scenic variety of coffee, cocoa and spice plantations give you a first impression of the island richness. The hotel's own driver will take you anywhere on the island and assist you during your day trips. An ideal starting point to explore the hills of Singaraja with lakes, temples, rice and vegetable fields. A broad selection of tour and excursion programs is available for our guests.Various Services: Free Internet access. Credit card payment (Mastercard / Visa). Room safe, mini bar in the villa, no room phones, no TV. Large lawn, guest library, laundry serviceGastronomy in the Hotel:The seaside restaurant "Baruna" of Holiway Garden Resort & Spa has 30 seats, outdoor terrace and lounge area. Enjoy always freshly prepared dishes or have a candle light dinner at one of the four tropical sea terraces under the stars of Bali. The menu combines traditional Indonesian and Balinese cuisine with Mediterranean elements and dishes from other Asian countries. Fresh fish is also on the menu as homemade bread and homemade jam. Dinner buffet or menu. Small day pass to 17 clock.Sports, entertainment and pool in the hotel:The 20 m long chlorine free pool with sundeck allows sports swimming, water aerobics and aqua jogging. Chairs, umbrellas, beach towels are available in sufficient quantity. Small children’s pool.Hiking, trekking and cycling tours with our new electric bikes will allow you explore the environment in direct contact with the indigenous population.Snorkeling is easily available in front of Holiway Garden Resort & Spa. Snorkeling equipment can be borrowed. We cooperate with a German diving school, so that diving at the house reef becomes pleasure under professional supervision – for beginners and advanced divers.Rooms / Accommodation:Bungalows: Accommodation is in spacious bungalows located right by the pool and all of the bungalows have sea view. The semi-open bathrooms with shower / WC allow showering under the starry sky. The air-conditioned bungalows have either double or twin beds available with a private furnished terrace, where, by the evening you can admire the sunset. The rooms are all individually decorated and functional. The color scheme of the rooms has been designed according to Feng Shui principles.Villas: The 130 square meters, two-story villas with two separate bedrooms upstairs can accommodate up to 6 people. 20 m² furnished ground floor terrace, large living room, kitchen, 15 m² large semi-open bathroom and WC, balcony, ideal for families or friends. The villa Surya has 3 bedrooms and is the first choice for large families or small groups. The bedrooms are equipped with air-con, patio and living room with ceiling fan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiway Garden Resort & Spa Bali/Tejakula