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“Beautiful - a very different Bali” 5 of 5 stars
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Bali Mountain Retreat
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Br Biyahan | Desa Wanagiri, Tabanan, Bali 82113, Indonesia   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brisbane
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“Beautiful - a very different Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2009

After some time in Kuta, Sanur and Ubud, we made the trek up to Mt Batakaru. Looking to find a different view of Bali - we were not disappointed by the Bali Mountain Retreat (literally and metaphorically). It took us about an hour and a half to get there from Sanur, but it was worth the trip. The retreat's driver came and picked us up, and happily chatted with us and played a selection of CDs on the way (Guns N Roses, anyone?)

When we got to the retreat, we were greeted by owners Richard and Rebecca, who were friendly, helpful and hospitable. They showed us to our room, which was clean and beautifully laid out. The bathroom had a small gap between the wall and the roof, which gave it a nice open air feeling.

We were also lucky enough to be at the retreat for one of their famed music nights, which happen once a month. There they put on a gorgeous buffet of traditional indonesian foods, and all the guests came together for a night of music under the stars. Perfect.

If you're looking for somewhere quiet, beautiful and where you're well cared for, then this is the place for you!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

Nestled amongst cocoa & coffee plantations Bali Mountain Retreat is a an experience you will never forget. It's not your typical place to stay. It's a place where you get a feel of the real Bali. Richard and Rebecca make it feel like you are staying with family. We loved the architecture of the buildings that Richard spent 4 years restoring. The food was top class and some dishes were so popular, they ran out. They have a really nice hall with teak wood floors above the rooms to do yoga with lots of fresh air and a great view. Our visit coincided with Richard's monthly concert which was an added treat. The various activities (recommend taking the rice paddy trek) guided by their local Balinese staff are unique and worth doing. The only downside (not really though, as it keeps the hordes of tourists out) is that the access to the retreat requires travel over some difficult roads. It is important to plan/coordinate with Richard or Rebecca before travel. . Do not miss out on the Balinese massage in the music room.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Br Biyahan | Desa Wanagiri, Tabanan, Bali 82113, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Tabanan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bali Mountain Retreat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bali Mountain Retreat is nestled high on the eastern slopes of Mt Batukaru in traditional Bali. An amazing outlook to the coast, a natural setting amongst the food forest and drinking water direct from a spring on the mountain. In one direction you can trek in the last true national park in Bali and in the other stroll through the sculptured rice fields. With comfortable accommodation and delicious meals in a truly traditional setting, Bali Mountain retreat is a unique experience. ... more   less 
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