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“Excellent for Family” 5 of 5 stars
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The Ulin Villas & Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Merta Sari | P.O. Box 2062, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali Kuta 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 81 hotels in Seminyak
Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent for Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed in August with our 4 year old son and 4 month old baby. The Villas staff are very friendly and helpful and the location is just half a block off of Eat Street. Would highly recommend taking advantage of their spa/massages and you can either order food from one of the restaurants or their food is very good. Afternoon tea / drinks is a nice addition and our son loved sitting next to the staff as they lit mosquito candles each night.

If there were some very (minor) points of feedback it would be that if you get an extra bed for a toddler they should have a mosquito net and the deck on Unit #4 needed to be refurbished as some of the small nails were exposed.

All in all my family would highly recommend this as an excellent place to stay...ah yes...they will also drop you off with one of the villa shuttles any time you need...nice plus

You'll enjoy it there..

Room Tip: Until deck is fixed...don't go for Unit 4
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, August 16, 2013
Dear “Mike S”

Thank you very much for sharing your review. I am pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay and made the most of your holiday with us. Thank you very much for your high recommendation about THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA on our beautiful villas and attentive friendly service rendered by all team members. We highly value your feedback on the issues your raised about villa 4 where we have immediately addressed. Please accept our most sincere apologies and our commitment to use your comments to persistently improve and to deliver a truly memorable experience for all guest. We very much look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the future.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

My daughter, husband and I have just come back after a wonderful holiday in Bali, four nights of which we stayed at the gorgeous Ulin Villas. We stayed in one-bedrrom villa that was spotless, comfortable and beautiful. Right from the moment we were picked up from the airport after a delayed flight in, we were glad that we decided to choose the Ulin Villas. The check-in was done in the villa and after a quick tour of the facilities we were left to enjoy the villa. The rooms are well laid out and the outdoor bathroom, shower and tub are a great touch. The pool is also very clean and of a good size. We were also very impressed with the evening turn down service where some great candles and lamps were lit around the pool and villa making it look even more gorgeous. The wifi worked pretty well, too.
It was an absolute joy for me to be greeted with a cake and a birthday song by the staff. The BBQ that comes as part of the package was also a welcome addition and pretty wholesome. Another great addtion was the free minibar that was stocked up every day.
The villa is located just off the main road in Seminyak, and is very quiet. Yet the best restaurants and shopping are just a short walk or drive away. The villa even provides drop-off facilities within the area.
If there is an area of improvement, I would like to suggest that the breakfast be looked into for taste. The breakfast is served in the villa, and there are quite a few options to choose from. Yet, at times we felt that some of the dishes lacked flavor. Also, for an island that produces great coffee, the brew served at breakfast could be much better. But these are only minor glitches as Ulin Villas and its staff go beyond their call of duty to make each and every guest comfortable. We would return in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, August 16, 2013
Dear “ParagliderBasel”

Thank you very much for taking your valued time to share your experience of your most recent stay at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA. I am very happy to read that your stay was amazingly relaxing, gorgeous and most everything your expected from a great holiday. We are honored that you have chosen us for a special occasion “your birthday”, I am happy to know that you loved the birthday cake and the private in villa BBQ. We highly appreciate your feedback over the coffee where we will immediately review and address. Thank you once again for your review and we all look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Stayed here for seven nights towards the end of July. Absolutely amazing. Fantastic private pool villas located right in the centre of Seminyak, but set back just off the street enough for it to be quiet. Excellent service and good food. Recommend very highly.

  • Stayed July 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, August 16, 2013
Dear “Matt_charlton9”

Thank you very much for sharing your high recommendation about THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA to other travelers at tripadvisor.com. I am happy to read that you had a fabulous stay and enjoyed the great attentive service performed by all team members. Our location is indeed perfect just steps away from the eat street and 10 minutes walks from the beach (complimentary drop off service is available). I am also glad to find that you loved our food service. We truly look forward to welcoming you again on your next Bali vacation.

Happy days,


Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Definitely one of the best villas in Bali, the location, service and facilities of The Ulin were top notch. We stayed at two other top rated villas in Bali but The Ulin was a class above the rest.

The villa provided to us was impeccable; it was spotless, the utilities at the villa were well kept and functioned without a hitch and the ambiance was amazing. Though located at the heart of Seminyak, the villas location and setup provided adequate privacy and quietness. Couple of minutes walk to Seminyak square and Ku De Ta restaurant. Complimentary drop off service provided to other places within the area.

What was more amazing was the service provided to us by your lovely staff. All the staff at The Ulin were fantastic - courteous, always with a smile and quick to offer help to us at all times. They went the extra mile for us in ensuring our trip was comfortable and were able to cater to our every need. Our breakfast, tea and drop off service were managed well, always on time.

The quality of the food at the villa was also excellent. For breakfast, which was cooked in our villa, we had a wide variety of selection to choose from. Room service menu was also extensive, reasonably priced and delicious!

This villa truly made our stay in Bali spectacular! A definite must for anyone planning to stay in Seminyak.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear “Bryan8888”

I am happy to hear that you declared THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA to be one of the best place in Bali to stay. From the great location, the impeccable villas, the excellent breakfast and above all our staffs who went the extra miles for you to ensure your holiday is perfect and to allow you make the most of your stay. Thank you very much for taking your valued time to write your review. We are excited and very much look forward to share the beautiful Bali again in the future with you.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I've wanted to visit Bali since I was 10. After flying in from New Zealand, we were met at the airport by our driver with cool towels and bottled water. We arrived at the Villas and my family declared this immediately to be the best vacation ever! Our two bedroom villa was perfect for my family of four. It was truly paradise. I've stayed in many of the top hotels in the world and I cannot praise the Ulin Villas enough! We loved the pool and the outdoor area. We were spoiled with breakfast every morning. We even moved into two one bedroom villas because we loved it so much. Thank you to the fabulous staff - we really appreciate everything you did to make our stay so wonderful.

Room Tip: any of the villas - they are all wonderful
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, August 16, 2013
Dear “mdmom4”

It was our pleasure having you and your family with us here at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA. We are all happy to know that your holiday with us is one of the best ever. I agree with you that our Two Bedroom Villa is perfectly suit a family for a great getaway. I am also happy to read that you enjoyed the daily breakfast so much where more than 15 selections of main course are available for our guest to choose from. Thank you also to your high credit to our staffs who were fabulously wonderful, friendly and helpful. Once again thank you very much for your review and we all look forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

After 20+ visits to Bali we finally decided to try a Seminyak villa for a few days, and selected Ulin based on TA reviews. We found the villa to be clean, beautifully designed and very spacious. The location was also perfect for proximity to local restaurants such as Bistrot.
The airport pick up and local drop off service was very useful, and the foot massage included in the tariff was very nice. We were quite surprised that reception staff referred to my husband and I by our Christian names - a nice touch.
For us - we also travelled with our 16 and 18 year old sons - villas probably don't offer enough of the wider picture you get when staying at a resort, but as far as reasonably priced, centrally located villas go, these could well be the ones to stay at.

Room Tip: We stayed in the very end 2 bedroom villa - a two storey building next to us detracted from the view...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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, August 16, 2013
Dear “Bali-dreaming”

Thank you very much for taking the time share your review at tripadvisor.com. I am delighted to read that you found THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA showcase a high level of cleanliness, beautifully designed and had lots of open space for you to enjoy. I am also happy to hear that you loved the service offered by our team members. Thank you very much once again and we do hope to see you again on your future Bali vacation.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

What a place! Right in the heart of Seminyak, Clean & inviting. Only tiny faults were internet was pretty slow and one of the bathroom walls needed repair. Other than that great, included breakfast was delicious! staff were very helpful and friendly.

A definite recommendation!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, July 21, 2013
Dear “Brettpocock”

Thank you veyr much for taking the time to write your review at tripadvisor.com. we are delighted to know that you found THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA is a definite recommendation, was true holiday experience and a great stay from the start to the end. I highly value your comments on the internet which we will address immediately. Once again thank you very much and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager – KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Also Known As:
The Ulin Villas And Spa
The Ulin Villas Hotel
The Ulin Villas Hotel Seminyak
The Ulin Villas & Spa Bali/Seminyak
Address: Jl. Merta Sari | P.O. Box 2062, Seminyak, Kuta, Bali Kuta 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta > Seminyak
Amenities:
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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#2 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Seminyak
#6 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Business Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Ulin Villas & Spa 4.5*
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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