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“Essence of Bali” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Semana
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Banjar Semana, Desa Singakerta, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 144 Hotels in Ubud
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“Essence of Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Far enough away from the bustle of Ubud to be peaceful . The views over the rice paddy fields , the sounds of the nearby village and the setting on the river make this a unique Bali destination.
The harmony massage at the Semana spa down by the river is a must do . Great villas , good food and friendly staff . A Bali highlight !

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Conflans Sainte Honorine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Perfect for honeymoon and some calm! The spa is awesome and the restaurant delicious! The villa was perfect with private pool , really enjoyed it! And easy to go to ubud with the free transportation proposed by villa semana

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

When our daughter and her friend came visiting from US, they requested for a short get-away to Bali. Our travel agent offered several options and Villa Semana was one of them. Wanting to ensure our daughter and her friend enjoy their first visit to Bali, we chose the pricier option, Villa Semana. The kiddos LOVE it! "Mom, you MUST go see for yourself!" My daughter insisted on several occasions.
Fast forward a year later, my husband and I made our own villa & flight bookings online. It was a relatively easy process. Saved us a trip to the travel agent's office!
Our flight on AirAsia was delayed and there were horrendously long lines to clear the Balinese immigration/customs. We were >2-1/2 hours late but our driver was patiently waiting for us as arranged.
Checking into the villa was such a pleasant experience too! The villa staff did an outstanding job showing & explaining all the important features of our villa and some information on the Villa Semana property. Knowing how things work within our villa enabled us to enjoy it that much more. Of course the villa staff also had all the check-in paperwork handy. Signatures on 2 papers & we were done!
We love everything about our villa (Heli Konia). Very private, yet we have breathtaking views of the padi fields. The villa deco is charming and evoked such peaceful comfort.
We love everything about the Villa Semana property. The grounds and gardens were just spectacular. Everywhere we threaded, we spotted more beauty ~ lotus ponds, koi fish ponds, etc. We felt a little torn coz there was so much beauty to explore on the grounds and gardens but we also wanted to enjoy the private pool, the gorgeous views and the restful comfort within Heli Konia. We MUST return and stay longer next time! And no more budget airlines!!

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just returned from a blissful 3 night stay in Villa Semana. We had a deluxe pool villa overlooking the padi fields which was really comfortable and spacious - the setting is so beautiful and serene. All the staff were amazing and pandered to our every wish. We enjoyed the cookery course although the trip to Ubud market was an eye opener!!! A special thank you to Ari for the wonderful spa treatments. We would definitely recommend Villa Semana and would love to return one day.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Broome, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

After staying at Villa Semana with my husband last July, we convinced friends to join us for a return visit in April. It's always a risk making bookings for friends, but I was confident that they too would be blown away by this charming, exotic retreat tucked away on the hillside above the Ayung River. And Villa Semana didn't disappoint - again, it was absolutely perfect!

We stayed for 8 nights - Villa Heliconia and Villa Melati. Both these pool villas were delightful, although the view from Heliconia might have had the edge with more commanding views of the rice terraces. We had previously stayed in Alamanda - a smaller villa without the open-air lounge, but nestled on the edge of the hill with spectacular views of the river below.

The grounds of Villa Semana are breathtaking - a credit to management and the team of gardeners who toil tirelessly to keep the place looking like paradise. The villas are immaculate, comfortable and beautifully private, with an elegant simplicity evocative of traditional Balinese style. Fresh towels appear as if by magic and the rooms are restored to order seamlessly - ice-buckets replenished, fruit, flowers, treats - it's always a delight to return to the peaceful sanctuary of your villa!

I can't speak more highly of the outstanding staff at Villa Semana. Without exception, each and every one of them went the extra mile to make our stay memorable - obliging, courteous, friendly, funny, helpful, knowledgeable. All were wonderful and added so much to our Semana experience. There are too many to mention, but I would like to acknowledge the brilliant service we received from Dewi, Nana (aka Cat Woman!), Poni, Swastika and Sukarma - thank you.

The chef is also a treasure and the food is brilliant, as so many other reviewers have noted. Breakfasts are lavish and the lunch and dinner menus are extensive and delicious – we also chose to dine in on a number of occasions for this reason. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Finally, a review wouldn’t be complete without mention of the indomitable Mr Jurg Sutter, Manager/Owner at Villa Semana (whatever you do, don’t go bike riding with him unless you are seriously FIT!!). Jurg is an entertaining, larger-than-life character with countless anecdotes, helpful suggestions and invaluable local knowledge. Not all guests appreciate his colourful personality, but we thoroughly enjoyed his company, his eye-brow raising stories and his amusing banter. Jurg manages the property with customary military precision, and it is his impeccable attention to detail that really is the trademark of Villa Semana.

It is a pinch-me-perfect paradise for a relaxing escape - I wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else!

Room Tip: Study the site plan to see the layout of the villas on the property. With the exception of the two...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Bogor, Indonesia
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and I stayed two nights at Villa Mawar.We had a wonderful honeymoon,the staffs are very helpful,the facilities are good.The price is worth it.We love the scenery,food and welcoming facilities.Before leaving,the staffs give us a honeymoon gift,lovely!

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a good place for honeymooners or for couples. Landscaping is well done with a great view of a river below the hotel which is located on high ground. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously with morning swims in the main pool facing the river followed by a great breakfast menu. The villa is very spacious so we were able to enjoy the facilities without any disturbances. The presidential suite also had its own private pool which is big enough to swim in and it has a big dining area, terrace and a Hugh bedroom on the second floor.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Banjar Semana, Desa Singakerta, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#8 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#11 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#15 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Semana 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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