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“The perfect Bali holidy” 5 of 5 stars
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Bali Masari Villas & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   Jl. Saba | Banjar Gelumpang Gianyar, Sukawati, Bali 80582, Indonesia   |  
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Hobart, Australia
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“The perfect Bali holidy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2007

We have been fortunate enough to have spent a week at Bali Masari Villas and Spa, in Gianyar, Bali. We booked through Timeshare and can say that anyone contemplating a holiday in Bali we would recommend that the Bali Masari is well worth considering. Especially if you want a completely relaxing holiday, with nothing to do, in surroundings "to die for", and staff - from the humblest gardener and driver, to the office manager - who cannot do enough for you.

We have loved Bali, and its people, for many years and have sympathised with them through their struggles. It is sad to see the small number of tourists present throughout the island, however we still found the people to be just as warm and friendly, and felt safe and comfortable at all times.

The Bali Masari is situated mid way between Sanur and Ubud (20 minutes by car either way, and roughly A6 per trip). The hotel is located on a cliff top overlooking the Petanu River valley, and five minutes from Sukawati, which has a bigger market than Ubud, but with more emphasis on art and craft, but not much more to offer. The resort is isolated, but if you want to relax and do nothing, this is the ideal place.

The driver , Ketut, was friendly, cooperative and talkative and knew all the places to go without getting you ripped off.The first impression was of a long narrow roadway which opened out onto a wonderful view of the valley and reception. The reception area was spacious and the staff attentive. All the usual tours are available but the staff were never pushy.

The pool area is large with an immaculate infinity pool overlooking the valley, clean towels were always available, which was not difficult as we were the only guests to use the pool during our stay.

The Spa is amazing with skilful attentive staff, and two separate massage rooms overlooking the river, each with its own sunken spa bath. And, for those couples that want to do everything together there is a double room with two massage tables and a huge double sunken spa bath looking out at the valley and the river below.
The restaurant was quite large, holding about 30 diners, even though there were only about six guests staying at the rsort meaning we had the restaurant to ourselves on most occasions. The restaurant has a comprehensive menu, Western and Asian, and a reasonable beverage list, all at reasonable prices. The food was good and we had most of our meals at the resort, with room service available 24 hours a day.

The units are brilliant! We stayed in a huge two-bedroomed "Cempaka" villa which was fully self contained, with a partial kitchen, full size refrigerator, two full size bathrooms, including bath, shower and outside shower room, a separate plunge pool, TV, DVD player and quality fittings and furnishings throughout. The are one-bedroom Jepun units, two-bedroom Cempaka villas on one level, and two-bedroom Jempiring villas on two levels, but only 12 units in total so you never feel crowded out. And we haven't mentioned the staff yet.

The staff were everywhere, but never intrusive. The gardens were tended daily, the pool was immaculate, The Spa staff wonderful, the security guards unobtrusive, and the restaurant staff friendly and very professional. I admit we were normally the only diners but it did give us the opportunity to engage the staff in conversation - which they loved, we are still conversing by email weeks later. The units were cleaned daily, and the "night boys" would arrive about 6pm and turn down the beds, close all the blinds and curtains, turn on the lights, set up the electric bug killers in every room and spray the rooms for mosquitos every night. Not that they were a problem anyway, but this was yet another example of the small touches that made a wonderful holiday. Nothing was a bother!

Thank you to everyone at Bali Masari. It is a wonderful relaxing place in a beautiful setting and well deserving of its awards. We'll be back!

Stayed February 2007
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2006

We stayed here on the second leg of our two-week honeymoon and it was amazing! You can see the true Bali across the river from your villa. Every day we looked forward to watching kids fly kites and village people walking down to the river to do chores.

The service was fantastic! Everyone took the time to get to know us. The food was super in Ferry's restaurant - our favs were the pineapple pancakes, nasi goreng, and the beef stroganoff. They set us up with a fantastic driver as well- if you go, ask for Astra. We really felt like we were in the real Bali and not some foreign owned resort. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

Stayed August 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2006

We just LOVED Masari, it will probably be the closest we'll get to feeling like royalty in our lifetime. I think we were the only guests for 2 of our 3 days there so we had the place to ourselves, we were vastly outnumbered by staff. The accomodation is first class and the view from our patio across the ravine was simply beautiful. A bit like Amandari, but more affordable!

The villa had its own very lovely private plunge pool,. The main pool is spectacular, it 's huge, we delighted in floating around, or hanging off the infinity edge just before sunset watching the laughing and playful village kids in the distance on the other side of the river ravine making their way down to the river to bathe.

There is a delightful bale (pavillion) beside the pool with comfortable couches on which to stretch out away from the sun, as well as padded sun lounges with umbrellas if you want to be a sun lizard.

We used the hotel's driver to take us shopping for stone carvings and 'real ' shadow puppets, he was so patient and also informative and the cost was minimal, embarrasing really. Masari is quite isolated so you need your own transport or a driver. Don't go looking for restaurants or night life....there isn't any. But if it's true Balinese serenity your'e after go for it.

We stayed for 3 days, venturing out only once, but thats what we wanted...a chance for a few days of peace, tranquility and solitude. We're heading off to Bali again next week and we'll most definitely be staying at Masari for some of our time there.

Go there and see for yourself, support Bali.

  • Stayed March 2005
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2005

Stayed in this hotel July 7th 'till July 12 2005. What a great hotel, great ambience, beautifully situated on the sawa's, great staff, the villas are just gorgeous. I wouldn't recommend it for families though, as it is such a quiet, romantic hotel.

  • Stayed July 2005
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Jl. Saba | Banjar Gelumpang Gianyar, Sukawati, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Sukawati
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sukawati
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bali Masari Villas & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bali Masari Villas is a hotel with a difference featuring four one-bedroom and eight two-bedroom luxury villas each with their own private plunge pool. In a beautiful corner of Bali the hotel overlooks a ravine in the valley of the Petanu River, facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, spa and cafe. The resort is situated near Sukawati village and is only 15 minutes from the heart of Sanur and 20 minutes from Ubud. ... more   less 
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