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Mason Elephant Park & Lodge

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Jalan Elephant Park, Taro, Gianyar 80561 Indonesia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/21/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 Specialty lodging in Taro
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Welcome to Bali's most unique hotel and the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2019 Winner for Best Luxury Lodge in Asia and Best Luxury Eco Safari Lodge in the World. We are committed to providing our guests with a once in a lifetime experience amongst Bali’s largest herd of rescued Sumatran elephants. Staying at the Lodge is a rewarding experience as you can interact in numerous ways with these majestic creatures and get up close & personal with them. The park is fully committed to conservation and has set new standards in how to care for elephants in a purpose-built environment. Here you can see that they are well cared for in a healthy and stimulating environment that caters to all their daily needs.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
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Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Spa
Massage
24-hour security
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
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Debbie S wrote a review Aug 2021
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This is not a sanctuary, but a place that tortures elephants. They are made to submit to their mahouts thru pain and torture! Watch the mahouts use the bullhook and a nail like pin that they use to stab the elephants in the head. They are very good at hiding these torture devices,, palming the nail in their hand and hiding the bullhook under a leg.. Every elephant is chained 24/7 on the property. These elephants are under fed and the only way they get fruit is for us tourists to purchase it, then feed to the elephant! They tell you the elephants love to give rides around the property, that they like the exercise! FALSE! YOU SHOULD NEVER RIDE AN ELEPHANT! IT IS PAINFUL FOR THEM,THEY ARE NOT DESIGNED TO CARRY PEOPLE ON THEIR BACK! Look at the elephants spine, it goes up toward the top of their back. To put a seat that carries people is extremely uncomfortable for that sweet animal! And they only allow this because they go thru daily torture with bullhooks and pins stabbing behind their ears, tops of their head! You can see the marks on many of the elephants at this so called "sanctuary " I was very upset and asked question, but they have excuses and claim they treat their elephants very well.I STRONGLY DISAGREE! They tell me they chain the elephants for our safety, and some of them steal food from other elephants! Also false, elephants are very intelligent loving animals. If your back leg was chained 24/7 and you were under fed, I might want to steal food too! This Elephant park upset me very much when I started seeing the torture of these elephants! You have to be very observant as the mahouts are very good at hiding the torture! Ask them why their elephant has scrapes on his head or trunk? And what are those little holes I see around his eyes or head? Also, the show they put on!! Elephants DO NOT SIT ON A LOG AND PUT THEIR TRUNK AND LEGS UP IN THE AIR! THIS IS WHY MANY CIRCUSES STOPPED ELEPHANT SHOWS! Elephants do not do this in the wild. They only perform this way because the mahouts have tortured them to do this after many months. They will perform because they are afraid of the pain from the mahout if they don't do what he wants! I don't know who to contact, but I believe this place should be shut down!!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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alexandrabnfamily wrote a review Aug 2021
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We are a family with young kids. We stayed at the Elephant Lodge for a weekend and had a wonderful time. Highlights: Room: The room was clean and comfortable and overlooked the elephant grounds so we could see the elephants from our balcony. Food: Everything we ate was delicious. It was very good value for money. The bebek betutu was excellent, as was the soto ayam. Mason's also makes its own ice cream and chocolate. The ice cream was good too. Activities: there are so many wonderful things to do there with the elephants: bathing the elephants, feeding them, safari rides, etc. As you spend time there you also get to know the mahouts, who are all very passionate about their jobs and care a lot about the elephants they watch over. Note that this is a sanctuary and rescue center for elephants from all over Java, and is under 24/7 surveillance to ensure accountability and the safety of the elephants. We highly recommend this experience for anyone who'd like to meet these beautiful animals in a safe and respectful way.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Alipali77 wrote a review Feb 2021
Hitchin, United Kingdom149 contributions100 helpful votes
We arrived and our room overlooked the area where the elephants were grazing, the noise of them was so lovely. The room was comfortable and clean. The restaurant was very quiet for dinner we were the only ones in there. Great food though. Next day we woke up and had some breakfast and then went along to wash the elephants and swim with them. Lots of people had come for the activity only so it became really busy. In the evening we were taken to the restaurant on an elephant which collected us from our room, something amazing! We then went on a tour of the park and the guy then helped us spend some time with our elephant, taking photos with each of us. Such a memorable time for me as I love elephants. We also booked a helicopter ride to look at the local area, this facility is onsite and was fantastic! The elephants seemed really well cared for and are able to run free in the paddocks. We also went to Ubud for the day to the market which was quite an experience! We loved it and the kids loved the market.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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leliserose wrote a review Jan 2021
Cambridge, United Kingdom33 contributions8 helpful votes
The Hotel/Lodge ist very nice. It’s clean and nicely kept. The gardens are beautiful. Our room had a view looking at the elephants. We spent 3 nights here (Christmas and a Birthday). The Team did a fantastic job helping me decorate for my husbands birthday. It was great! The only negative I have to add to our stay would be the food. I hope it’s due to the pandemic. Bali is full of great vegan and fresh food. Unfortunately the food here is ok. Nothing great and the breakfast choice was the worse we had in Bali. Outside of this, great place.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Heinrich U wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom105 contributions39 helpful votes
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This was not part of our original plan for visiting Ubad but turned out to be a very good call. The drive is not too far from Denpasar and it passes the Jungle Swing and the majority of tourist attractions in the area. The service is extremely sufficient, the food and drinks are amazing and the scenery is beautiful. The rooms are very spacious and fitted out for luxury. We liked watching the sun go down over the rice paddies and enjoying the hot nights at the open air restaurant and bar. The buffet dinner is a must as it includes many local dishes and is cooked to perfection. The bar has a few cocktails that are exclusive to the venue and are amazing. PLEASE listen to staff when they explain where the animals are from and remember it is a RESCUE center.This venue is not government funded and they rescue elephants that would have been enslaved to work or would have died of starvation or worse. They are beautiful and majestic but they are still wild rescue animals. We think they do an amazing job (granted I don't work with animals) with limited space and limited funds. Please ask questions if you are concerned and don't jump to conclusions. We had an amazing once in a lifetime experience. We sat each night watching these giants sleep, swaying in the moonlight and serenading us with deep rumbling voices. Thank you to everyone there and we hope you continue with the good work.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: Get a room over watching the elephant sleep area or the ones in the Jungle area leading to the shop.
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Response from Shan Mason, Owner at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge
Responded Sep 10, 2020
Hey Heinrich, thanks for the kind review - glad to hear you guys had an amazing stay and learnt a lot about our elephants!
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PRICE RANGE
$98 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
elephant safari park hotel ubud, elephant safari park and lodge
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Elephant Safari Park & Lodge
LOCATION
IndonesiaBaliGianyar RegencyGianyarTaro
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mason Elephant Park & Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tegalalang Rice Terrace (2.9 miles), Five Art Studio (4.6 miles), and Ubud Private Driver (Made Ada) - Day Tours (1.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ankhusa International Restaurant, Kojin Teppanyaki Restaurant, and Kepitu Restaurant at The Kayon Jungle.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Mason Elephant Park & Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mason Elephant Park & Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mason Elephant Park & Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Mason Elephant Park & Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Gunung Sari Dance (2.9 miles) and Mengening Temple (2.8 miles).