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The Ulin Villas & Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Merta Sari | P.O. Box 2062, Seminyak, Bali Kuta 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 104 Hotels in Seminyak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

this is the second night here in The Ulin and I highly recommend it for all tourists how looking for Spa and relax
Staff are friendly and location is very good
Smells are awesome
They make your breakfast inside your villa professional chefs

Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Dear Nazeer A"

It is our pleasure having you stayed at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA , thank you very much for your review.

My self and all team members are very happy to know that you had an enjoyable stay and the experience you had was amazing. Thank you for recommending other traveler to stay at THE ULIN VILLAS whenever they plan to visit Bali.

Once again thank you very much and we all look forward to welcoming you again.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager - KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved our stay at the Ulin Villas & Spa. The villa and pool were clean and spacious and quiet. It was the perfect retreat after a day of sightseeing or the beach. Staff was very helpful and polite. Breakfast was delicious each day. I was a little nervous that breakfast cooked partially cooked in your private kitchen would be intrusive but it really wasn't. You schedule the time for them to come the night before and since the kitchen is outside...you can still be in your villa getting ready while they prepare & serve breakfast. We loved the privacy and great quiet location so much. I have no doubt we will stay here again on our next trip.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 2 days ago
Dear "Sammy_Jo_445"

Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor.com.

It is wonderful to read that your ULIN VILLAS experience has been extremely lovely and the staffs were all very friendly, helpful and sincere. I am also pleased to know that you highly enjoyed the privacy, the central location and the beautiful villa has to offer.

We are excited and look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently staying in Ulin Vilas - 3 bedroom villa with its own private pool.
The experience was amazing!

The location is very central in Seminyak and you can probably walk evey where (there is a free shuttle also within Seminyak)

The villa itself is recently renovated and is very well furnished, each bedroom has its own bath which too is luxurious. The pool is decently sized and has great day beds to spend the day sipping cocktails

The breakfast every morning was simply divine - best part was that it is catered to your choice and the chefs prepare it fresh in the villa kitchen

The spa is great too - had an excellent body massage and foot massage

Overall, the staff is very friendly and will go beyond to provide comfort to their guests...

Oh forgot to add, we liked the ginger candy in the villa and the manager actually helped source it for us at no additional costs - which was really great!

Highly recommend this villa!

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear "packan"

Thank you very much for choosing to stay at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA on your most recent Bali holiday.

I am pleased to know that your stay has been wonderfully relaxing and was exceeding your expectation. Our in villa breakfast is indeed special and the spa treatments too. It is our pleasure to hear you loved the ginger candy (indeed unique and rarely available). Our Two and Three Bedroom Pool Villas have been totally refurbished and now showcasing an even better experience with air conditioned living area (folded sliding door available for those who prefer open plan tropical living) and of course with the be-spoke sincere service that THE ULIN VILLAS is famed for.

Once again thank you very much for your review and all of us look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager - KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My family loved Bali especially semiyak area but this is the first time we stayed in Ulin. As we were family of 4 we needed a 2 room villa. I was very specific as I know very often the photos shown online is not exactly the size you expect in reality especially the pool and the area around the pool.

Rule of thumb I always google for images and measure the pool by comparing it to the pool chairs. The setting of the villa is spectacular. We arrived mid morning and they offered to let us rest in a 1-room villa to relax while waiting. I love the sofa infront of the pool of the 1 room villa. It is comfy enough to sleep....

The 2 room villa is also very well set. Garden is nicely laid out and of a good size. Pool is of a very good size except for the pool lounge chairs, they are not comfortable at all and the shelter against sunlight is completely useless..... Tis is a point I would strongly suggest the management look at to make the pool completely faultless....

The other issue is the chairs places outside the rooms, comfort level not good and not conducive compared to the 1-room villa.....

Well, plenty if good points.
1) breakfast selection is wide and comprehensive
2) food very well prepared and much more than sufficient for each person.
3) free drinks in the fridge.
4) service is excellent and on the dot! Excellent and kudos..
5) staff very attentive and helpful. Our son's friend came to visit before leaving for the airport, he asked for a cab and staff offered to send him to airport with no charge.
6) plenty of open space in villa compared to he newer ones. Everything is settles around the pool and place is very well kept.

Now the done side other than the furniture provided, after all the nice breakfast and tea break, we decided to dine in 1 night. What a disaster! The penne arrabbiata was sweet instead of spicy and sauce looks more like bolognese than vegetarian. The mixed saipo tofu was another sad case... Never had a worst tasting dish. The warung on Jl kayu aya 5 min walk away is 5 times better... What a shocking experience after all the nice breakfasts.

Yes I will definitely return and have been telling all my friends in Jakarta about Ulin but I will not try to dine in again.

Room Tip: No issues with villas as it is quite a distance from the road. All the rooms for 2 and 3 room villa...
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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, September 12, 2014
Dear "sunlover_intokyo"

We wish to thank you for taking your valued time to share your comprehensive review at tripadvisor.com.

I am happy to hear that your stay at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA has been very peacefull and tranquil. I am also pleased to know that the entire experience has been amazingly relaxing and the service rendered during your stay was sincere and efficient.

Our in villa breakfast is indeed a great treat and we glad to read that you loved it. We highly appreciate your feedback on the in villa dining which was not meeting your personal expectation. I will immediately liaise with our F and B team to address the issue you raised. Please acceot our most sincere apologies and we are committed to use your comments to persistently improve.

Once again thank you very much for your review and all of us look forward to welcoming you to THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA in the future again.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager - KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Booked for 3 nights in this Villa after reading the reviews on TA. Was allocated Villa 9 which was great as there was no 'neighbour' on one side of the villa as it was connected to the spa / gym.

Very pleasantly surprised with the high level of service and was even offered a free BBQ in the villa on the last night of our stay. the BBQ was excellent.

The pool was a great size but the only downside was that it was not a heated pool. Other than that, the surrounding landscaping and design of the villa is excellent. Occasional mosquitoes but generally bearable.

One thing is that i heard there were renovated villas and i would love to have had the renovated one. But the one we got was still great regardless!

Pros:
- Service
- Location
- Design

Cons
- No heated pool

Definitely a choice accomodation destination in

Room Tip: Room 9 which we stayed is great...not too far in yet quiet enough!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
Dear " rycap1982"

Thank you very much for taking your valued time to write your review.

I am happy to read that you found THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA as a secret hideaway in the heart of fashionable Seminyak area. Thank you very much for the high credit and for highly talk about the high level of friendly sincere service from all of our team members. I am also delighted to read that you loved the in villa BBQ so much.

We highly value your comments on the pool which you personally prefer to be heated. Bali is a tropical island where most of the year are sunny and heated pool may not essential. We however will take your suggestion as our consideration in the future.

Once again thank you very much for your review. All of us at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager - KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It's hard to fault this strikingly beautiful and exceptionally well run property. Absolute luxury! We have stayed at this property several times previously, always in a 1 bedroom private pool villa which we love. This visit our family joined us so we chose the three bedroom villa No. 14 which has recently been refurbished to an exceptional standard. Each couple has their own bedroom which includes a luxury ensuite. Finished to an exceptional standard each ensuite features tri-fold doors opening onto your own private walled garden… your bathroom can be indoor/outdoor, whichever is your preference. The private dining/lounge area is enclosed by folding glass doors which you can open for a more alfresco experience or close if the mosquitoes are a bother. The double pool lounges are super comfy… the ideal spot for a snooze after your complimentary afternoon tea! This Villa has been beautifully refurbished and is quite modern while still retaining that Balinese charm we love! You can't beat Ulin for position, quality and service. Our flight home was delayed until 3am and the Ulin staff were so wonderful, doing all they could to ensure our family was as comfortable as possible in this unfortunate situation (travelling with one 4 month old baby and an 18month toddler). I can't speak highly enough of the service… nothing is too much trouble… staff are just wonderful and we will continue to choose this property for our twice yearly visits to Bali on business. Day Spa is awesome too… try their Fresh Fruit Facial, it's divine!

Room Tip: Depends on the size of your group… they have 3 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom villas all with priv...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
Dear "Wilsoncm65"

It was our pleasure to welcome you back home again on your 3rd stay at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA.

We are all very happy to know that you as always had another great experience, fabulous stay and relaxing time you so deserve. We constantly improve and take all efforts to deliver truly memorable experience to all guest. Some of our Two and Three Bedroom Pool Villas have been refurbished and will continue to launch newly renovated villas soon again.

My self and all team members look forward to welcoming yoi back again soon.

Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager - KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for four days in late August at one of the 2 bedroom villas, it was simply great and so relaxing. We had the BBQ one night and it was quite the experience, the breakfast every morning is great too. Staff are super helpful and the spa is very nice. Nothing bad to say here, I will definitely go again.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Wayan W, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, September 8, 2014
Dear "Epic61"

It was our pleasure having you at THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA. I am happy to read that you loved the experience and that your stay was heavenly relaxing.

The in villa BBQ in indeed a great treat and a must. We aim to constantly deliver a sincere service and help guests to make the most out of their holiday. Thank you very much for taking your valued time to share your review.

My self and all team members look forward to welcoming you to THE ULIN VILLAS AND SPA in the future again.


Warmest regards,

Wayan Winawan
Corporate General Manager - KARANIYA EXPERIENCE
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Address: Jl. Merta Sari | P.O. Box 2062, Seminyak, Bali Kuta 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
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:
#2 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#2 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Romantic 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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