It's very difficult to describe how wonderful Villa Patria is, but I'll try.
The photo's you see don't come close to portraying the beauty of this amazing location. From the mountain spring fed pool, to the outstanding quality of the meals, the wonderful gardens, the view to the ocean and the beautiful friendly and attentive staff, Villa Patria is the ultimate in luxury, relaxation and privacy. We spent 10 days over Christmas and New Year at Villa Patria and were completely blown away by this magnificent property and it's amazing staff. Nothing is too much trouble for Oka, Wayan and the two very clever boy's in the kitchen, Putu and Ketut. The manicured gardens overseen by Suma and Ari are a delight to wander about and appreciate the diverse plant life.
We are already planning our next visit and can't wait to see our wonderful new friends once more and delight in the beauty of Villa Patria.
We have just returned from a two night stay at Villa Patria and cannot recommend it enough. The staff were truly amazing and the property just spectacular, set up high on the edge of the mountain, overlooking lush greenery below and Lovina Beach in the distance.
Food was so good, we ate every meal at the villa and did not leave.
The pool is huge and we spent afternoons just relaxing there listening to the birds and reading books.
I would certainly recommend this property to anyone wanting to experience Lovina. Lovely property, lovely staff and a lovely holiday.
Located high up on the mountain side and overlooking Lovina, Villa Patria is a haven of tranquility and relaxation which feels a lifetime away from the craziness of Seminak or Kuta. We stayed for 6 nights in the guest Villa at Villa Patria and were so relaxed from our time there it felt more like 18 nights!
The Villa itself, whilst quite simple, is well appointed and the bed is so comfortable - we had some of the best sleep we have ever had at a hotel! Its a short walk from the Guest Villa to the Pool, which is a fantastic size and there are plenty of sunbeds and a daybed to lie on as well.
The staff of the villa are fantastic! Everyone made such an effort to ensure we were happy throughout the course of our stay. We did a couple of excursions through the villa (to see the beach and the local waterfalls) but mainly we just stayed by the Pool and chilled out - ordering lunch by the fall and even having a cheeky massage or two!
The food was absolutely phenomenal - the Green Curry, Chicken Bettutu and Spring Rolls are particularly excellent and not to be missed. We ate out one night, at the nearby Damai hotel, and whilst the food there was also very good - it was not any better than was served in the Villa, despite being two or three times more expensive. Food does have to be ordered 24 hours in advance, because the chefs go and purchase everything fresh each morning from the local market, but this was no issue and helped to ensure everything was super fresh and tasty.
There are a few things to note:
1. No shower gels/shampoos etc are provided so you should bring your own;
2. The Villa is set way up on the hillside and, whilst the Villa are happy to run you into Lovina as and when required, this means there isn't much to do within walking distance;
3. Being based up in the hills and surrounded by forest means there is lots of lizards, spiders, creepy crawlies etc. We didn't mind and aside from a few bites (from ants we think), didn't really notice but if you are really afraid of such creatures bare this in mind.
Villa Patria is essentially a 5* get away for Air BnB prices. If you are looking for complete relaxation this is the place for you! We really cannot thank Oka, Wayang, Dita, Ketut, Pilling and the rest of the team enough for everything they did during our stay. Thanks!
From the transportation from the South to Lovina, the Staff, The Charm, The Food, The views and the Serenity of what we all used to go to Bali for , this place is not to be missed. What an incredibly relaxing four days I had here, being totally spoilt and look after by an amazing team of beautiful local hospitality experts.
Thank you Oka and Wayan and the rest of the team, and of course also to Mike and Dety, such fantastic hosts.
I will be back ! Fondly David
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Villa Patria is like no place that I could ever have imagined. It is truly beautiful.
It is about a 3 hour drive from Legian but so picturesque.
You drive through some of the most amazing mountains. Jungle all around you. Our lovely driver recommended stopping to take in the 3 lakes that sit at the bottom of the mountains. Well worth it.
On arrival at Villa Patria you are greeted by Oka ( Villa Manager) & his wonderful staff.
The Villa is perched up on the hill top with views of the jungle ( to your right) & the ocean from the balcony.
The staff are so accommodating & nothing is a hassle.
The kitchen staff are high class chefs. I have eaten some of the healthiest and most amazing dishes that I have had in my life. All produce is fresh daily from the Markets. Highly recommend the Pork Belly & Chocolte Fondant. Out of this world. I am packing all staff in my suitcase to take home. Sorry, Mike.
The rooms are gorgeous. Comfortable beds, soft linen, large spacious bathroom. The villa is private with your own varanda & day beds overlooking the view towards the ocean.
Villa Patria is very private & quite. It's a place to come & stay to re charge the batteries. Take the day at your own leisure. Beautiful gardens & an Infinity pool to die for.
I HIGHLY Recommend you stay here.
Thank you to all the beautiful Bali staff for making us feel at home.
One night not enough after a busy business trip, felt so relaxed, rejuvenated, after a dew days I would be in heaven (up in the clouds in the wet season). I would go back at any time, including the wet season, so restful and relaxing and suited the stunning location. Enjoyed the drive to Lovina seeing the non populist parts of Bali. Not too far for even a one night stay.
Food was five star, especially the ginger gelato.
Loved the fact the staff were there, non intrusive but attentive.
Swimming in the pool on the hillside felt like floating in heaven and helped me with an eleven hour sleep the night I stayed, there must be something in the air at Villa Patria. Thanks to Mike, Dety and staff.
From the moment you arrive you will feel welcome, relaxed and happy. Spectacular views, gorgeous accommodation set in superb grounds, delightful staff, elegant meals, your own infinity pool, sunshine and a light breeze. This is the place to have the holiday you have been dreaming about. I can't wait to go back.
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