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“The nicest hotel I have ever stayed in - great for honeymoon” 5 of 5 stars
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The Ulin Villas & Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Merta Sari | Steps Away to Eat Street, Award Winning Restaurants, Boutiques, Funky Shops and the Beach, Seminyak, Bali Kuta 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Rp.4,500,000 (IDR)
Ranked #7 of 117 Hotels in Seminyak
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29 reviews
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“The nicest hotel I have ever stayed in - great for honeymoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Stayed 4 nights as part of my honeymoon to Bali.

Absolutely fantastic. I stayed in villa no 7.

Upon arrival Ms Wira booked us in quickly and escorted us to the villa and showed us around. We had a huge private pool. It is not a plunge pool but your own huge private pool.

Everything at this hotel is done to perfection.

The breakfast is prepared in villa based on a wide selection from which you choose the night before. They also provide you with tea which for us consisted on different things on different evening. We had dim sum, sandwiches etc. the minibar is also complementary which is a lovely touch. I also ordered the in villa BBQ one night. The staff came and decorated our kitchen area and provided us with more food than anyone can possibly eat. For Muslim guests please note that only the chicken is halal.

The hotel will shuttle you to any place you want to go to and also provides complementary bikes.

Everything in the the hotel is well thought out. Every night the staff comes over and sprays the villas for Mosquitos and light candles by the pool. The later completely changes atmosphere of the villa. For honeymoon I really can not think of a more perfect setting.

The location of the hotel is also very good. As you walk out of the hotel within 30 sec you will reach the Main Street which has a wide variety of restaurants. The beach is around 15 mins walk.

The hotel also provided us with a complementary taxi to the airport, which was unexpected but really appreciated.

The hotel has a spa attached to it and they provide all the spa treatments in-villa. The provided us with a complementary foot message. We took it up. It actually consisted of more than a foot message as the lady did my back, head etc. I never had a message prior to this point so not really sure if this is normal but I liked it. We were very impressed and opted for one of their proper messages the following day. I had a fruit facial and my wife hot stones message. Suffice to say the treatments were excellent.

I would definitely go back to Ulin villa and anyone looking to stay in semyeniak really just book this place. It is run professionally, the location is excellent and the villas are just about perfect.

I intend to take my family to the family villa in the future. I believe it caters for 6 people and has a huge pool.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear “Smbhokari”

I am delighted to note that your stay with us was absolutely fantastic and has become the nicest hotel you have ever stayed in. We also happy to hear that you entirely enjoyed your villa, from the huge private swimming pool, the in villa BBQ, our spa and all the little extra touches that made your stay a perfect holiday. We accommodate all personal requests, special dietaries and also halal food. Thank you very much for your high credit to the level of service presented by our team members who were friendly and tried their best to ensure your time with us is relaxing. Once again, thank you very much for sharing your review and we all hope to see you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The best villas in indo.. From the staff and breakfast cooked in your own villa to the private wonderful warm and sunny pools. We both used the gym and spa and can highly recommend the quailty of their services. Ulin is fantastically located in a private side street of the main street of semimyak. I would recommend here above any other villas semi yak.

  • Stayed January 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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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear “honeymooner071”

Thank you very much for taking your valued time to post a review of your most recent honeymoon with us at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA. All of our villas are crafted for our guests to experience a stylish living experience while making the most of this beautiful Island of Bali has to offer. I am very pleased to read that you loved the privacy, the wonderful private pool and the impeccable service that other guests have also been talking about. We look forward to welcoming you again on your future Bali holiday.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Okinawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a beautiful place to stay! We had a fabulous time here on our 13th anniversary. When we showed up, the room was decorated with flowers on the floor & rose petals in the bathtub. The candles were lit up around the pool. We had a one bedroom villa. This was perfect for the two of us, but we discussed how if our two kids were with us, they would have loved it too & swam in the private pool all day.

There was a great selection to choose from for breakfast. They cooked some things in the main kitchen and made eggs/toast right on the spot. We ordered room service one night and it was not only inexpensive, but it was delicious.

The staff always notified us when they arrived at the villa & when they were leaving. I never felt unsafe in the villa & never noticed any mosquitoes which are pretty prevalent in Bali. The front staff was always really helpful when we asked questions on where to go, where to eat, where to shop, etc. I do wish they would have had more of a "menu" of things to do around Bali, but it was still not difficult to decide. You could either take the car to Kuta or Seminyak for free or hire them for the day for a minimal amount. We did both & had great experiences.

We had a massage in our villa, which I would definitely recommend doing.

Prior to our trip, the hotel manager and staff was extremely quick to respond to any questions I had beforehand as well. The room was cleaned before we would return from going out.

Amazing overall experience! We would definitely stay here again (with or without the kids)!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear “takadick”

We all very delighted to hear that your time with us was fabulously amazing and romantic. We also feel honored where you have chosen us for your 13th anniversary. We love to present all the extra touches and other little things that made your stay a different. The in villa breakfast is indeed a great touch, I am happy to hear your enjoyed and also the room service which was reasonably priced and deliciously made. Our aim is to present a personalized service, genuine care and to go beyond our way to ensure your stay with us a perfect experience. Thank you very much for your review and see you again on your next Bali visit.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I stayed in a two bedroom villa with two friends and found it to be the epitome of luxury and personal service. Our villa was quiet, private and even had little areas with mini hindu temples. Our villa pool was lovely and having your own private pool sprinkled with flower petals is an experience worth having again!

The service was impeccable and every morning and afternoon the staff came to our villa to cook breakfast and afternoon tea (Indonesian style).

The spa was great and I got a two hour, four hands massage and found it to be incredibly relaxing.

The location is great and the staff will drive you anywhere you'd like from the villa. We went to Ku De Ta and the beach a few times and loved it.

The value that you receive at Ulin Villas is great and I would highly recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Dear “AnnaMarblehead”

We were all very happy to have you and your friends at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA. We highly appreciate you have taken your valued time to share your review. I am delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your villa, your private pool, the impeccable personal service and the perfect location that is very close to some of most sought-after restaurants and the beach. I am also pleased to read that you loved the massage too. We are excited and can not wait to see you again soon.


Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Singapore, Singapore
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

On a business onsite evaluation trip, We stayed there for 5 days and four nights in a one bedroom villa. Overall I would give a thumb up for its impeccable service.

The staffs are professional and helpful during our short stay and breakfast was prepared in villa every morning and though there are only of persons, they willingly prepared a fourth set of breakfast without charging nor questioning. The rooms are well kept and clean.

Mr Winawan has been very kind and special thanks to him for helping to make the necessary arrangement.

The only downside - the constant dropping of the internet but as soon as we have brought up the issue, Mr Winawan has got the problems solved. I would like to bring my family back there again if time permit and hope to meet up with Mr Winawan.

The spa treatment - Fantastic too ! As an occupants, we are entitled to 25% discount which made it worthwhile ! Anyone who stay in the villa should try out ! A pity that they have not put much attention to its spa in the sense that more business would be done if they have put a bigger and more eye catching information card/ brochures inside the villa. I am sure more will go to the SPA because there is no much emphasis and advertisments to promote the spa there. Maybe , try printing using bigger and attractive brochures in the villa....

Anyone like to be pampered, go to Ulin - they are good ! We will be back !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear “GraceLim”

It was a pleasure to having a seasoned savvy traveler like you with us here at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA. I am happy to read that you had a wonderful experience made from the professional impeccable service presented by our team members and the high level of cleanliness. Thank you very much for your suggestion to have bigger spa brochure in the villa to promote further our spa service. Once again thank you very much for your review and see you again on your future trip to the island of Bali.

Happy days,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed here just after Xmas with my wife and two teenaged children. There were two seperate villas and I didnt feel comfortable with the security in the property. The gate was not secure and the laneway was easilly accessable to the outside. Also the complimentary breakfast was not good at all and most of the time we left it and towards the end of our five day stay we declined breakfast. We ordered room service a couple of times but it appeared to be cooked offsite and was cold. My wife and daughter used the Spa and said there were cockroaches on the floor however the massage was good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear “AnthonyPerth”

Thank you very much for taking your valued time to share your review of your visit last year in 2012. We regret to hear that some part of our services were not meeting your individual expectation. We encourage and appreciate all guests to share their review in immediate time so that we can address the every concern immediately. THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA come with 24 hour security service and have just received “gold certificate” from Bali Police Department for the quality of security policy, software, hardware and the continuously trained security guards. Guest security is our prime attention. However our policy is to present a polite non intrusive proactive security approach. We highly appreciate your feedback on the food service where we will immediately discuss with related department as it is not the norm. Bali is a tropical Island and as a normal practice in Bali, the hotel carries a variety of methods to prevent discomfort of guests from insects. This includes bi-weekly fogging of garden areas and exterior of hotel, insect coils use in dining area, bathroom and terrace. We also do turn down service in the evening to refresh all occupied villas. Our methods generally work. We highly value your feedback and will liaise with various departments in the hotel to address the points you raised and I am committed to ensuring we resolve each point you have made. We very much look forward to welcoming you on your future Bali vacation.


Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We are staying at the Ulin Resort at the moment with two 17 year olds.What a wonderful resort with serenity and peace from us when we need it and shopping and fun just up the road when that is what's needed to keep the teenagers happy. Breakfast is cooked in the villa every morning and afternoon tea is served from 2pm till 6pm. Not a cheap resort but well worth the extra money.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Dear Connydavis”

It is a pleasure to read your review. I am thrilled to hear you and your family loved the recent holiday you had with us. We indeed enjoyed prime location in the heart of all the hips, while at the same time remains serene when you are inside your private villa. I am also delighted to note that you enjoyed the in villa breakfast, the afternoon tea and above all, the value deliver by THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA that meet your expectations. Thank you very much and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Address: Jl. Merta Sari | Steps Away to Eat Street, Award Winning Restaurants, Boutiques, Funky Shops and the Beach, Seminyak, Bali Kuta 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#5 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#7 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#7 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#17 Business Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Ulin Villas & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover an intimate award-winning boutique villa experience in the heart of Seminyak, Bali’s most fashionable destination to dine, drink and dance. The Ulin Villas and Spa is steps away to an array of most sought-after restaurants, chic boutiques, funky shops and within walking distance from the white sand beach for which the island of Bali is famed. It’s a tropical retreat that invites seasoned travelers to experience each day as it slowly evolves. Offering luxury living space, cutting-edge Balinese design and modern comforts, all villas feature private swimming pool, designer kitchen, en-suite bathroom, pool-side dining area, your very own tropical garden and most everything you would possibly expect. The Ulin Villas and Spa is created for you to stay in, chill out and relax. Experience an impeccable sincere service that everybody have been talking about. Create your own love story and make the most of this magical island has to offer. From the soft whisper of morning breeze, to the tropical noonday sun and topping it off with a romantic rendezvous beneath a star studded night sky – at The Ulin Villas and Spa, you would never fail to fall in love.We actively involve and proudly support “Bali Caring Community” a Bali based non-profit organization initiated by a group of hoteliers to bolster the Balinese unfortunates.The Ulin Villas and Spa has also been a proud sponsor of the “Comedy for Cancer Fundraiser” since 2007. “Comedy for Cancer” is a charity initiative to support the work of ANZGOG (The Australia and New Zealand Gynecological Oncology Group) for ovarian cancer research. ... more   less 
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