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Sunclad Villa
Umalas - Krobokan, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Kuta
Moorebank NSW
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33 hotel reviews
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“really, really, really nice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Laki Uma Villa is just such a lovely place, we keep coming back. Very nice villa, quiet, now even better after some renovations. A bit outside the hustle and bustle of Seminyak, just the way we like it. The rooms are clean, well equipped and modern, we like the Master bedroom, but all the other rooms are equally nice, just a bit smaller. Very nice staff, transport is never a hassle, in short: like home away from home. Due to the small number of rooms it also never gets really busy in the house, even when fully booked, which is great.

Room Tip: if you like a bit more space, go for the Master bedroom, the bathroom is as big as some other hotelr...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bali_Berlin, Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Hi Amadeusm,

Indeed Laki Uma Villa can only accommodate 14 people, so it never gets too crowded and the staff can still provide you a personalized service. It only gets busy during our monthly Naked Pool Parties.

Thanks for staying with us several times.

Nick&Team
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 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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English first
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My partner & I stayed for 2 weeks in the Glass House at Bali au Naturel and spent our final night in Laki Uma before travelling back to a rather chilly Perth in July 2012. Our first time in Bali, this was a fantastic place for complete relaxation and rejuvenation. It was quite a drive to get up to the north, but it's certainly worth it. The setting on the beach is idyllic. The Glass House is stunning, although we ended up eating and spending most of our time in the main part of the resort for the company of the other guests and staff - with only six rooms, you are never going to feel crowded (although expansion seems to be on the cards!) As other people have mentioned there is not a massive variety of food, and the options for eating out are very limited - but we went there expecting that, so were pleasantly surprised at the quality and flavours of the lovely Balinese dishes that were available. We didn't even bother with the European dishes - if I want spaghetti bolognese, I'll do it myself or go to Italy!

The staff here are truly wonderful. Duli and his team go out of their way to assist with anything you might need, and the occasional technical hitch (e.g. partying frogs in the indoor pond) is swiftly dealt with. There is a real family atmosphere here (but not in a 2.3 kids and a cat kind of way) that makes Bali au Naturel even more attractive, and the sweet and friendly dogs, Cruccio and Snoopy, are very cute! Don't come here expecting action, action, action. It's just not that sort of place, thank God!! If you want that, there's plenty of other options elsewhere.

The only slightly negative thing for us was the length of the massage - although very nice (we had a daily massage at Bali au Naturel and also tried the 4-handed at Laki Uma), it lasted only 1 hour, inclusive of the body wash - not the 1.5 hours advertised.

Duli, the Manager, organised our last night in Laki Uma, an excellent suggestion. Apart from the great shopping we managed to get done in Seminyak and a night out in the bars, we didn't have to feel stressed about getting to the airport in time and dealing with a long drive just before our flight. As an idea, this is highly recommended!

The Glass House was certainly a luxury option, and not one we would normally opt for. However, with the transfers, massages, excursions and food all included (as cheap as they are with the AU$), it's still pretty good value for money. In any case, the other rooms are certainly spacious and beautifully decorated - all ensuite.

All in all, a fantastic holiday. We can't wait to get back!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wijaya N, Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thanks. Laki Uma Villa in Kuta is indeed the preferred option for guests in transit before going up northto Bali au Naturel or for a last day of shopping and night life
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The villa under went some renovations in late Nov./Dec.2011 I had called in to see what was happening as I was in the area I must admit it looked a disaster area.How ever the reno's were a complete success the villa is now better than I could have imagined it. I booked for 14 days in late April/May It is now more open plan very comfortable sun lounges to get that all over tan or just laze away a couple of hours by the delightful pool amongst lush tropical plants.
The staff were as attentive and obliging as ever.Breakfast served till late morning very late some mornings after a night at the local gay bars which the driver is only to happy to drop you at.Taxi's back to the villa only cost a couple of dollars.Wi-Fi is provided free of charge and is strong through out the villa.
Once again a most enjoyable stay. Many thanks to the staff Yandi,Putu, Ogik,Ewan and Yonsan. Will definitely be coming back again.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wijaya N, Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
Thanks for your review. After nearly 10 years of operation (Laki Uma Villa is the pioneer of gay clothing-optional accommodation in Bali - and the rest of Asia !) the whole place underwent a total renovation and still going strong. The long-serving staff are still all there and the best asset of LUV
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed at Laki Uma for 6 nights in late April/early May 2012. It is a beautiful open-plan villa with a great pool set in tropical gardens, and plenty of room to lay around either in the sun or the shade. it is not close enough to walk to any of the main tourist areas but the staff will take you anywhere you want to go in Seminyak, Kuta, Legian etc up until 9pm. A taxi back will only cost several dollars or so. The gay bars in Seminyak are only about 15 mins drive away. If you are so inclined there are some small cafes within walking distance (5-10 mins) and if you want to stay in one night you can easily order in.
We stayed in the Master room and it is fabulous! Very spacious, very comfortable bed and a nice big bathroom with a bath and a great shower.
The staff at Laki Uma are very friendly but also give you your privacy. Breakfast is provided, not a huge choice but what there is (bacon, eggs, toast or pancakes, coffee/tea, juice, fruit) is fine. Wi-fi is provided for no extra charge and this works very well.
The massages that I had were as good as any I have had anywhere!
The best thing about Laki Uma is that you can be naked for the entire duration of your stay. It is great not having to think about what to wear or bother with getting dressed in the morning.
Would definitely stay here again when next in Bali.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bali_Berlin, Public Relations Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Dear RusselJM,

We are at Laki Uma Villa would like to say thank you for being with us in April and glad to hear that you have been a wonderful time during your stay. Looking forward to see you again at Laki Uma Villa or our sister resort in Bondalem Bali au Naturel
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

A tastefully designed spacious villa with a beautiful pool. I enjoyed my stay and mingling with other guest. As for the service, the staff could have been more attentive and accomodating. Sometimes it was difficult to locate them as they were resting in one of the back rooms. Some of them were chain smokers and were smoking excessively in the living room which made me rather uncomfortable. Some of them like the manager appeared arrogant when replying guests. Otherwise the villa was great and I would visit again if I am going to Bali...

Room Tip: master bedroom is huge. Other ensuite rooms are reasonably large too.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Bali_Berlin, Public Relations Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, May 10, 2012
Dear Shon_12

Thank you for being with us and appreciated your constructive comment during your stay. We are working on the service improvement and we would like to welcoming you back in Laki Uma Villa or our sister resort in Bondalem, Bali au Naturel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We stayed at Laki Uma for 5 nights last week and had a truly relaxing and enjoyable visit. The house and the gardens are beautiful and the pool is well maintained and charming. The environment is quiet and there is lush tropical vegetation and the only discernible sound comes from the local tropical birds. It was very nice to be nude all the time everywhere on the grounds. Unfortunately, the jacuzzi was not working. Special thanks to Yandi who was a great host and a terrific masseur. Yandi prepared breakfast and assisted us with local travel. He was especially helpful with one of us who has limited vision. The drivers were also very kind and helpful. We will surely return as soon as possible and spend even more time au naturel.

Room Tip: There is a corner double room with a terrace that is very nice.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bali_Berlin, Public Relations Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
dear Fabrizior17,

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a valuable customer feedback. We rarely called our customer as a customer for us at Laki Uma Villa, you are part of family and for that thank you again for being part of us.

I definitely will tell the guys at Laki Uma Villa who wonderful your time was and make sure that your praise on our staff services deliver to them.

We are very sorry for the Jacuzzi, I will personally talk to our care taker and to make sure that every services is ready.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back at Laki Uma Villa or at our resort Bali au Naturel, North East of Bali the only Naturist Resort in Bali
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Moorebank NSW
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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

We loved our stay just recently: the big spacious house , nicely decorated, the wonderful master-bedroom we stayed in, the great pool, and of course the great staff: thank you Yonsan, Yandi, Putu, Oggi and Yvar for a wonderful week. Hope to be back soon again!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bali_Berlin, Public Relations Manager at Sunclad Villa, responded to this review, October 27, 2011
Thank you for choosing Laki Uma Villa during your stay in Kuta. We are glad that you have great time and found our place suited you. I and the team looking forward to see you again in your next holiday in Kuta

warmest regards

unseenbali
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Address: Umalas - Krobokan, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Kuta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your absolute privacy and safety is guaranteed - we are located in a secluded and quiet area, and the Villa is surrounded by a high wall. Nudity is optional everywhere within the premises, and nudity in and around the pool is compulsory. Clothing is not an option. There is sunshine in the garden around the pool from 09.30 am until 16.00 hrs. And often there is great fun at night in and around the swimming pool - it's all up to you and your friends. exact address is never given away over the Internet and there are no signs to or on the Villa. This to avoid unwanted guests and there are no walk-in customers. It is totally private. All guests will be met at NGURAH RAI International Airport in Denpasar or anywhere in Kuta or Denpasar if arriving over-land. Activities within the Villa can be organized by the guests, at their discretion. No rules, except NO drugs, NO commercial sex and NO minors. Catering service from most restaurants in Kuta is available. . ... more   less 
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