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Desa Seni, A Village Resort

Jl. Kayu Putih #13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu 80361 Indonesia
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Desa Seni, A Village Resort Translating to ‘art village’, Desa Seni has gone to great lengths to recreate an authentic Indonesian neighborhood. One of Bali’s most unique retreats, the peaceful atmosphere is enhanced by the traditional decor and design, and with a variety of local Balinese spa treatments. Location Set in the midst of lush rice fields in Bali’s trendy Canggu district, Desa Seni is conveniently located less than an hour from the airport and close to the beach. Accommodation Redefining quaint with a capital Q, the refurbished antique Indonesian ‘joglos’ that comprise Desa Seni’s accommodation ooze rustic character. Decorated with locally sourced decor, each handcrafted dwelling has a unique history attached to it, and seamlessly blends into the surrounding rural landscape. Each house has a charming porch, perfect for getting lost in a good book. Further distinguished by winding stone paths, traditional wooden footbridges, verdant gardens and organic vegetable plots, the beautiful landscaping of Desa Seni is one of its greatest aesthetic assets. True to its name, tasteful art sculptures are scattered around the resort’s lawns and there is a personal touch everywhere you turn. Food Program Desa Seni grows 80% of its own produce and embraces a farm-to-table philosophy by working with local farmers. Serving Asian-Western cuisine with a focus on organic, healthy and fresh food, the retreat’s restaurant serves up a wide range of international cuisine and tasty Indonesian specialties: make sure to sample the Udang Maluku—fresh grilled prawns served with a lentil & date salad & long bean nest—and the ‘Snapper Merah’—a fillet of snapper grilled, served with a mango sambal, grilled polenta, baby fern and accar. Treatment Program Along with an impressive yoga program which offers retreaters a wide range of yogic styles—including Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Yin—Desa Seni is also home to Merapu Svaasthya Spa. Healing and health are the focus of the retreat’s wellness menu which offers traditional, holistic treatments along with a mix of Western and Eastern therapies designed to restore and revitalise body, mind and soul. Signature treatments include unique Balinese specialities such as ‘aura chakra therapy’ and ‘Melukat’ rituals (a sacred Balinese cleansing ceremony). Those keen to bend and stretch can embark on a private yoga retreat or attend Desa Seni’s annual yoga teacher training course, led by its resident teachers. The retreat also proffers a wide array of holistic workshops for spiritual seekers. Results Expect to feel…aligned with Bali’s magical energy upon leaving. This retreat is all about the relaxation, so while you can spend time on yoga and detoxing, the main purpose is centering yourself. “Rebecca Walker”
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Amsydstone wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
Arriving in Bali after a long flight I spent four nights at Desa Seni enjoying the lush gardens and pool, thoughtful design and services. It’s a beautiful retreat from the overdevelopment of Canguu and busy traffic and construction. The yoga classes are very good and the spa provides excellent treatments. Delicious food and comfortable accommodation meant I didn’t want to leave this charming retreat space.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Matur Suksma! Thank you! A pleasure having people who contribute to the village. A passionate team with passionate guests is the perfect combination. We are happy you got to experience all that we offer. We look forward to seeing you again.
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TashB Pilates wrote a review Feb 2020
Ballito, South Africa64 contributions6 helpful votes
I’ve been here three times and will come back 10 times more !! Food / villas / staff is outstanding ! All Meals are prepared from their own farming or locally sourced farming ! The attention to each individual’s dietary requirements are carefully delivered in excellence !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Hello Natasja, It was great to see you again. What a great group for a week. It is always fun for us to welcome back friends. The team is so passionate about what they do. It is great to be a part of the village. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Werner S wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia393 contributions132 helpful votes
Rustic villas, comfortable beds, friendly staff and great yoga. The pool is lovely too. It is not your typical resort. It is quiet and peaceful, but in a great location so easy to get around if you want to explore more what Canggu and Seminyak have to offer.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Responded Jan 7, 2020
Hello Spiesw, Thank you. It was great having you here and happy that you got to participate and be a part of our village resort. There is nothing typical about us, I agree. Quite happily agree. Our salt water pool is a favorite, and the best way to get a cool off in the tropics. We look froward to your next visit.
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Michael L wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
This is an extraordinary resort and yoga retreat. I spent 2 weeks here for my honeymoon and feel like it was a slice of heaven in paradise. The owner Thomas Talucci is a spectacular host and speaks 5 languages and is kind, thoughtful and has an amazing personality. I would go again in a heartbeat. Namaste, Michael
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Responded Jan 2, 2020
Good Day Michael. It was great meeting you and your wife, what a pleasure to share this special time in your lives. We are so happy yo got to experience the whole resort, yoga, spa, restaurant along with being adventurous and traveling around the island and seeing al that is on offer. After two weeks of building a new friendship, we look forward to your return, maybe with a little one on the way. We love kids! Matur Suksma! Thomas
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Leila wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Nowadays there are so many yoga retreats there's no need to waste time with sub-standard places. At over $1700 Australian for a 5 night package Desa Seni is not value for money. The yoga was the highlight and definitely worth going if you're staying elsewhere in Canggu. Sunset yoga with Carlotta was a highlight. Thank you Carlotta! The pool is lovely but the water is often hotter than it is outside. The hut was quaint but the floor boards are failing and every time I stepped out of bed I wondered if this was going to be the time they gave way and I fell through. The restaurant and spa staff were lovely. The massages were great but I have had much yummier food at other yoga retreats. The front desk is woefully unorganised. For a retreat that's been around this long I don't think there's any excuse for how bad this experience was over multiple days. It's a week since I left and the owner still hasn't responded to a request I had about security of my payment details. It's quite near the road so there is a lot of traffic noise when you're in your villa or blaring music or screaming people in the pool next door while you're in yoga class. So while it wasn't terrible and I did relax I would definitely not recommend Desa Seni. There are many better places you can try.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Responded Jan 2, 2020
Hello Leigh, We appreciate you taking the time to write and share your experience. I have written you personally and am not sure why you have not answered? It is quite challenging in the tropics to keep a pool cool, could you imagine how much ice we would have to bring in a day to get it to the temperature of your choice and then heat up a bit for others? In regards to value for the money, 5 nights in a deluxe house, including breakfast, lunch's, dinners, spa and yoga, not sure where you can beat this with the quality and standard that we maintain. It is challenging as the Australian dollar has weakened so much against the US dollar and Rupiah, maybe this is why. We are happy that through all this you did get to relax and enjoy the facilities. We will look into what you have shared as less than parr and for sure rectify that which is in need. Matur Suksma. Thomas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Nearby attractions include Be Chocolat by Michel Clement (0.2 miles), Wildindo (0.1 miles), and Cubby House Kids Club (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ona Canggu, MyWarung Canggu, and Folie Bali.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Desa Seni, A Village Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Desa Seni, A Village Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Desa Seni, A Village Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Canggu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desa Seni, A Village Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Indonesian.