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RICE FIELD AND JUNGLE VIEWS

Approaching Villa Vajra across the rice fields
Approaching Villa Vajra across the rice fields
Approaching Villa Vajra across the rice fields
Pool and Pavilions
Living Room
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Dressing room
Ubud
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

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Paul R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great stay in a beautiful villa!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

We just left Villa Vajra after a six night stay and would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to stay in Ubud. The propery is very nice, with luxury finishes, and the staff and owner are superb - we were treated like we were in a five-star hotel for our entire stay. The meals prepared by the chef were excellent - we typically would have breakfast and dinner in the villa and lunch in Ubud. The villa provides a car and driver to ubud, which was very convenient, or you can take a very scenic 1 hour hike to the center of ubud. This is along the main walking trail around ubud, so there are plenty of other hikers and small art shops and other sights along the way. We have had the good fortune of staying in a number of very nice villas, and would put this right at the top. Facilities are great, but it is the excellent staff that give this place the edge.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Great staff and location
Liked least: All open air so a bit wet during the heavy rains
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Ozzietrav...
Dubai
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tropical paradise but be warned for friends travelling together”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The setting and service were impeccable. Loved the rice fields and tropical paradise.

But be warned for the standard of the bedrooms are not the same. We travelled as three couples expecting the rooms to be of the same standard. However, we ended up with the studio room which has a bathroom, the size of a postage stamp. The bedroom did not have the same level of space and comfort enjoyed by the other two main bedrooms. So Sort out who will pay less as the experience was not the same!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
4 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Architecture and setting
Liked least: Bathroom in the studio room
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Trovamiqu...
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“10 days of utter bliss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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There are myriad factors that contribute to making a wonderful holiday experience: great location, good amenities, delicious food and attentive service. The very best spots combine all those things and then deliver extra. And that’s exactly what Villa Vajra does.

It starts the moment you arrive with the short walk to the villa through verdant rice stalks with a beautiful village temple on the edge of the field. It's an extraordinarily peaceful and picturesque start.

The villa itself is spacious and relaxed, the pool is fabulous and the main outdoor living space is incredible with its soaring, traditionally-thatched roof. However, it's the surrounding natural environment that makes this place so special.

The tropical garden that surrounds the villa is indescribably beautiful. Full of hidden corners and the sound of the rushing river below as you descend on stone steps. The wooden meditation bale, perched just below the main deck and overlooking the garden and the opposite ridge is, without doubt, the most perfect place I have ever watched the sun rise. The whole place is arrestingly beautiful.

Our party of 6 (4 adults, 2 kids) were looked after so very well. The staff at Villa Vajra are an absolute delight. Attentive, ever-present when needed and warm but never obtrusive - a very fine line to walk and they do it exceptionally well.

Gusti, the manager, is a gem. He arranged everything for us from trips to Ubud for browsing shops to a crack-of-dawn visit to the locals' food market, an in-house gamelan performance one night and Balinese dancers the next. When credit cards were lost or kids got sick, he handled it all with care and grace.

In an added bonus, Gusti's wife, Narie, is the BEST babysitter and just a gorgeous person. Our kids adored her - even our normally reticent and shy 4-year-old was besotted with her from the very beginning. She took the kids on adventures through the garden, did crafts using beautiful flowers they collected and produced an endless stream of activities for them.

Ketut and Made, the chefs, cook the best food in the Ubud area. Full stop. If you're a foodie, I highly recommend leaving the menu completely in their hands. We did that after our first few nights and we had the most wonderful feasts of local specialities - truly some of the best food I've had in 20 years of travelling (and occasionally working) in Indonesia.

Widi and the other staff around the villa make every day a pleasure with their friendly presence.

Joel and Nirgrantha, the owners, (who live in a totally separate but related villa), are consummate hosts. As hospitable as they are gracious and charming, they are also generous with their wide local knowledge. It was such a pleasure getting to know them and yet another unexpected bonus of our holiday.

Loved this place so much. We're already planning our next trip back.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The staff and setting
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Ken
UK
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Melbourne
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Sharon M
CT
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Michael
California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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