My wife and I were looking for a traditional Bali villa set in an intimate, secluded location with all the conveniences of a qualty spa resort. We found Villa Semana to have that setting that allowed us to leave the stresses behind and reintroduce ourselves to each other away from tourist crowds and traffic.
Villa Semana has an interesting menu consisting of Western, Indonesian and Thai foods that were beautifully prepare with fresh produce that tantalised the taste buds and were also inexpensive. There was no need to leave our paradise found. We ventured into Ubud (20 minutes away) only twice to venture out to family recommendations. This was quickly and easily arranged using the villas own dedicated drivers (out of schedule for a very small fee).
The gardens and villa property are meticulously manicured which provided the right elements to allow frogs to perform a nightly opera. With the windows open and a gentle breeze, the sound of irrigation streams in the nearby rice fields provides a backdrop to falling into a sound sleep.
The villas themselves were thoughtfully designed with seamless connectivity from the mosquito netted (more for asthetics as we encountered no mossies at all) soft king bed to the refreshing, clean water of the plunge pool outside the door.
We stayed in the Heleconia Villa that bordered the green sea of rice fields framed by the dense palm filled tropical forest and the nearby Ayung River. It was ample in size to simply laze on a confortable sun lounge and chill out. The space and distance between the Villas together with the ornate door/arch entrance made you oblivious to other guests, accept when dining at the restaurant.
The villa was serviced twice a day with a turndown service at night complete with nightly sweets, a fresh fruit platter replenished daily, ample amounts of complimentary bottled water, a well stocked mini bar and fresh quality towels for both the pool and bathroom. The Villa was well stocked with complimentary toiletries ranging from toothbrushes to personal insect repellant.
A MUST is the Semana Harmony massage. This uber romantic experience is not to be missed. We held off the urge to have a Bali massage until arriving at Villa Semana. It was worth the wait to enjoy a full massage culminating in a red petal filled bath, sipping sparkling wine, and indulging in food platters by a waterfall on the banks of the Ayung River.
The staff at Villa Semana are the most friendliest, approachable and respectful we have ever encountered. Their gratious and professional approach to customer satsifaction and high quality service delivery is an asset that the Owner, Jurg and the management team can be extremely proud of ..... a benchmark for other Bali hoteliers to take note. Of particular mention were Swastika and Sukarna whose attentive care and genuine interest in our welfare and pleasure reflected the true essence of Villa Semana.
Thank you Jurg for your wonderful hospitality and the opportunity to find our Bali paradise, to which we will return and highly recommend to others!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Semana & Spa is a hidden treasure deep in the Ubud area of Bali. Villa Semana & Spa consists of 10 private pool villas each with unique views of the Ayung River tributaries. Your home away from home offers 180-degrees views of stunning valleys and rice fields that make choosing Ubud an easy decision. Be part of nature and experience total relaxation in the lotus pond bath with sound of near by waterfall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Semana Hotel Ubud
- Villa Semana Ubud, Bali