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“Remote & serene perfection” 4 of 5 stars
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Bali Jiwa Villa
Desa Kelusa | Ubud, Payangan, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
Hotel amenities
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Remote & serene perfection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

These 2 secluded Villas are a 20 - 30 minute drive north of Ubud. Our driver stopped to ask for directions about 5 times as it seemed like we were never going to get there.

The villa will arrange a driver on half hours notice. The cost at the time of our stay was 200,000 RP for the return trip. Arrange for a pickup time when you are dropped off.

Breakfast is included & substantial. We arranged a 3 course meal for our first night which is as advertised USD 25 per person. Home cooked on the premises & very tasty. Unless you are planning to be in Ubud during the day - bring food supplies for lunch & snacks! There is nothing around. This villa is in the middle of rice paddy's and remote!

Because there was a royal cremation ceremony in Ubud today and consequently huge traffic jams, we decided to avoid a trip there. This meant scrounging some lunch from our packets of chips, nuts & fruit. We hastily arranged another cooked 2 course meal for tonight. They need some warning for this but happy to accommodate

The Villas are superb & the view is stunning. The serenity is worth being out of town!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Breath taking views, absolute serenity, an abundance of nature's beauty, helpful and friendly beautiful staff, perfect beds, enormous bathroom, spacious, immaculate villa with private outdoor lounge and dining area, luxurious private infinity pool and exquisite food, all add up to Heaven on Earth! Our stay was beyond our expectations. Unforgettable for all the right reasons. So grateful to have experienced our stay at this luxury villa. A heart felt thank you to Bali Jiwa!!!

Room Tip: Both villas are perfect!
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  • Stayed April 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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Ubud, Indonesia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I was invited to join a good friend of mine at Jiwa Villa at a moments notice and was speechless upon arrival. The warm, humble staff, the serene setting amongst the rice patties, and the sense of solitude complimented by the well appointed accommodations were the perfect recipe for the months that had preceded my arrival.
We would spend a week here and as a result, would recommend this gem to anyone seeking to be pampered by the best.

Rob Violeau, guest of Penny Borbilas and the wonderful staff and proprietors of Bali Jiwa Villa
Formerly of Vancouver, B.C. Canada - New and current resident of Ubud, Bali Indonesia

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

At first i was concerned by the lack of road leading up to the villas but then i was greeted by the amazing staff and a peaceful paradise that is bali jiwa. Therevcant be too many places where you are almost the only guest. Amazing views of the fields and mountains. Great food and facilities. I would advise stopping to buy a few snacks at the dei on your way from the airport as therevis no food service between main meal times and nothing in the bar fridge. Although it is out of town the staff are more than happy to organise a driver or any other activity you would like to do. I would recommend the quad bike/ATV tour in Taro amazing fun and includes 3 course lunch!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We were lucky enough to stay here in March 2013. The Villa was amazing! The views were awesome and the staff very professional. I have never been so relaxed... and especially enjoyed the infinity pool (and view) immensely. The breakfast was amazing (especially the home made pineapple jam. Will definately be back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Perth, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We recently stayed at Jiwa Villa in Ubud. This is the best experience we have had in Bali in the 9 times we have visited: the villa was beautifully presented with an outdoor shower and bath to compliment the lavish indoor bathroom; the infinity pool overlooking the rice fields and the mountain was breathtaking; the three course meal we had each night was a perfect blend of various cultures; the full body one hour massage organised by the staff; and the staff themselves who accommodated our every need. On top of this a short walk down the drive and you are in a typical Balinese village where there are locals bathing in the stream, a school where children were playing highjump and locals going about their daily tasks. We'll definately be returning on our next visit to Bali.

  • Stayed February 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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McLaren Vale, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

My husband and I staying here for 6 nights and could easily have stayed longer. We spent 2 of those days not leaving the villa other than to go for a stroll into the local village and amongst the rice paddies.Easy to fill in a day here with early morning swim, walk and chatting with the locals, more swimming, reading,sleeping, delicious dinner with glass of wine watching the amazing sunsets. The villa itself is beautiful, spacious, clean and well appointed. The bathroom is particularly good with a choice of indoor or outdoor showers with an outdoor bath as well. The pool is the standout on the property with the only negative for us is that there was not enough shade. A very small outdoor umbrella is provided and there is some dappled shade from the Frangipani tree. The view is amazing. We enjoyed our breakfasts in our villa and in the "salon". The staff here are excellent, thank you Desak and Nyoman who looked after us very well. We enjoyed practicing our Bahasa Indonesian with you. I don't know how the claims of the villa being 15 min from Ubud and despite using different drivers and different routes we took 25-30mins each time. For us this was still very much worth the trip to be in this splendid location.

  • Stayed February 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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Address: Desa Kelusa | Ubud, Payangan, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Payangan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Payangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fifteen minutes north of Ubud - in the middle of lush green ricefields, nestles "Bali Jiwa Villa".It offers 2 Private Pool Villas which are distinguished by greatest possible comfort and tropical luxury.Staying here is your chance of experiencing the real Bali aesthetic from the inside and at the same time enjoying the tranquility of nature and the local countryside. ... more   less 
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