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Mara River Safari Lodge
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Mara River for two nights. The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful and as for the accommodation - well, it was spotlessly clean, comfortable and waking up to an array of animals including rhinos, wildebeest, zebras and elephants was to say the least a breathtaking experience. The park itself is just magical particularly if you're animal
Lovers as we are and the pool/bar area just so relaxing. A full body massage at the spa just topped off a brilliant break. Thankyou to all the staff in particular Ari, Gusti who were just a barrel of laughs and information. Thankyou so much, can't wait to come back! Hopefully next year:-)

Room Tip: Dinner with the lions and a night safari is a must do.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Natalie H
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MRSL HOTEL M, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Natalie

Thank you very much for your patronage at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali. It is through valuable feedback such as yours that we are able to continuously improve our standards. We are more than glad to learn that you found our products and services to meet your expectations during your recent visit .
It is our priviledge to be of service to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali in the future

Muhamad Arief Rahman
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

"A wild experience" was a tagline at they welcoming letter....
Truly what a Nice hospitality, the bad think is we just stay only for one night :(

I'm choosing this hotel just because my son really loves ZOO, so when my friend offer for voucer with reasonable price just take it. Firstable, we got Swala deluxe at ground floor and upgrading to Twiga Suite room at upper floor. just only USD25 more cost, is worthed.

The Twiga room is very African Safari style, the room is spacious with Bali Safari (the zoo) view. You can sitting at the terrace with feeding the animal, what a wild :)
The bed is little bit small approx 180x200 size with netting like you seen on safari movie, LOL. The bath room only with standing shower is a nature and wild, and clean also.

What I loves to do in this hotel is sitting in restaurant terrace, and noon came. oh, it is wonderful.

Room Tip: is free for Bali Safari rides, so noted the timetable show. or ask for informations at front desk if you would like to payable show.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sugiphang
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MRSL HOTEL M, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Sugiphang

Thank you very much for your patronage at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali. It is through valuable feedback such as yours that we are able to continuously improve our standards. We are more than glad to learn that you found our products and services to meet your expectations during your recent visit .
It is our priviledge to be of service to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali in the future

Muhamad Arief Rahman
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I can only echo the rave reviews of this lodge hotel and surrounding park experience. It is really a superb hotel with excellent facilities. The rooms are exquisite, the entertainment system is state of the art, with loads of free HD movies and build-in room service. That is should you get tired of watching the rhinos pace up and down the road outside your balcony or the onyx bark at each other. Occasionally, the elephants come by on safari and duke it out with the rhinos, throwing stones or spraying water to defend themselves. What a spectacle.
You get the sense that you are living in some sort of outpost in the African jungle.
The staff are extremely polite, warm and very service minded. Whilst your needs might not be fully understood, they really have tried to anticipate your every need and create a fantastic experience.
We brought our two young boys with us and they have memories that will resonate for a lifetime. We found the level of service and the standard of food in the restaurant to be excellent. The head chef a recent addition from a 5-star resort delivered on a well rounded menu. The buffet breakfast was a little sparse but still of good quality and the staff were very good about preparing boxes if you wanted to take some with you to get an early start in the Safari park.

I thoroughly recommend the lodge for couples and families.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Declan189852
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MRSL HOTEL M, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2013

Dear Declan

Thank you very much for your patronage at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali. It is through valuable feedback such as yours that we are able to continuously improve our standards. We are more than glad to learn that you found our products and services to meet your expectations during your recent visit .
It is our priviledge to be of service to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali in the future

Muhamad Arief Rahman
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

A fantastic place to relax and enjoy watching the animals feeding just across from your balcony. We were in a suite on the 2nd floor where we had unbelievable views of the rhinos, zebras and wilder beasts grazing. The restaurant was not cheap like the rest of Bali but cheap compared to Australian standards, but the food was of high quality. I would recommend a two night stay for anyone travelling to Bali.

Room Tip: 2nd floor Tandala Suite a must.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Paul T
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MRSL HOTEL M, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2013

Dear Paul,

Thank you very much for your patronage at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali. It is through valuable feedback such as yours that we are able to continuously improve our standards. We are more than glad to learn that you found our products and services to meet your expectations during your recent visit and we are certainly happy to share your kind compliments with our team members.
It is our priviledge to be of service to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali in the future

Muhamad Arief Rahman
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Without having to travel to Africa you can wake up to the sound of Lions roaring then look over your balcony and feed Rhinos and Zebras!
The hotel is of a very high standard, we stayed in a suite on the 2nd floor so we got great views of the animals.
The whole hotel is very well done, the food in the restaurant although not cheap was of international quality and our dinner was one of the best we've had in Bali. But the food is secondary as you are eating it whilst watching lions frolicking only metres away!
Make sure to take the Night Safari if you stay at the hotel as it was one of the most amazing experiences ever! Feeding Tigers, Elephants and Zebras from inside a cage was mind-blowing!

Room Tip: Second floor suite for the best views
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank OzzieTravellers69
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MRSL HOTEL M, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2013

Dear Ozzie,

Thank you very much for your patronage at the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali and for taking your precious time to complete our guest comment cards. It is through valuable feedback such as yours that we are able to continuously improve our standards. We are more than glad to learn that you found our products and services to meet your expectations during your recent visit and we are certainly happy to share your kind compliments with our team members.
It is our privilege to be of service to you and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Mara River Safari Lodge, Gianyar – Bali in the future

Sincerely,

Muhamad Arief Rahman
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