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Vision Villa Resort
Reviewed March 30, 2012

They are located in the centre of Bali, which means you can get to anywhere on the island easily.

Room: We had a nice outdoor patio overlooking the pool. Beautifully decorated in traditional Balinese style, bed was comfortable with nice bedding. Closets have locks. Hot water kettle with plenty of tea bags, clean mini fridge, leveled air conditioning. Bath towels replaced whenever we wanted and 2 bottles of water left daily which was very nice. Shower was amazing and well maintained, we noticed they use solar power and are very enviromentally friendly with everything.

Pool: Good sized pool,crystal clear water, was cleaned everyday, large bath towels on pool loungers with plenty of sun coverage.

Food: We had breakfast included in our pkg which included fruit,juice,tea,2 large pieces of toast with butter and jam and a pastry, it was my daughters favorite part of our day. You can get room service anywhere, your room, pool roof top terrace ,etc. The beef randang is so yummy as well as all the soups.

Service: Outstanding, so friendly that we felt like we were staying with family, we chatted with everyone as if we had known them forever, got great advice and on my Birthday they surprised me with the most beautiful and tasty cake I have ever had. They have 2 lovely girls who give great massages that should not be missed, you can get massages with your partner or solo, they took such care even when tying up my hair, it reminded me of when I was little when my mom would tenderly put my hair back, they take great pride and care in treating your body. They are very well priced, we had 4 massages while there, that should explain how resonable the prices were, no reason to skip out on this luxury.

You can walk to the beach or Safari Park very easily and safely. You can hire a driver for the day who will take you wherever you want for a very good price, they will set everything up for you and have a select group of drivers that they use who are trustworthy and helpful. We stayed for 2 weeks and Ross helped us plan our stay and gave us tips and advice on good little places to eat while we were out for the day, she planned my Birthday trip, snorkeling the Ship Wreck Liberty which cost us nothing as she said we can just snorkel off the beach and there was no need to go through a tour company, amazing fish with all sorts of colors, we were in a tornado of fish, unbelievably amazing, my daughters favorite day was canyon tubing, pick up at the hotel and lunch is included, I dont know anywhere else in the world you can do this, so much fun.We also went to the zoo which has a treetop zipling course that was challenging and exciting, you can really interact with animals and use your own camera to take pictures which was great, we held a huge boa snake, monkeys, tiger cubs, petted camels, deer and got to feed alot of them as well. The Elephant Taro conservation park is a must, we got to ride, feed, and bathe baby elephants,lunch and transport was included. You have to go to Ubud and go shopping and to the monkey forest.

Vision Villas is about making sure you have best time you can have in Bali, making a profit is NOT the first priority,they go above and beyond, the charitable work they do was one of the main reasons we chose them, they really care about the community and people. You are out of the tourist area and really get a sense of community and family. Mantra reminded me of my Dad and always was excited to hear about what we did and saw and even kept us up to date on things going on in the town, we loved him, upon paying my final bill I calculated wrong and in his honesty informed me of my mistake.


We cant wait to go back, my teenage daughter was going through a tough time, she watched her grandpa suffer with terminal cancer and eventually pass away all within 6 weeks, she had become depressed and started to hate life, Ross and Allegra made her see things positively with giving her bread to feed the fish, setting up movie nights and our favorite was a hunt to find all the Buddhas, these small things made our trip personal and also made the loss of my Dad easier to overcome, they even drove us to airport and sent us on our way with one more tip, a great sushi place by gate 1 at the airport which is also a must if you enjoy fresh sashimi and sushi.



Just a side note, its $25 US (cash only) for a visa on arrival and 150 000 IDR (cash only) each upon departure.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fantastic, trust they will find you one that best fits you.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

Had a wonderfully relaxing few days at Vision Villas. The rooms are wonderfully put together with authentic Balinese furniture and artifacts. The bed was HUGE and more comfortable than any 5 star resort. Outside shower was unique and special.

The Villa Complex has water trickling all around you and except for the sounds of the birds.. very little other noise. This quiet area of central Bali is very far from the craziness of the Southern areas.

A highlight was the massage in the most tranquil of settings with delightful ladies who were true experts in their craft.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

For 19 nights this was our home away from home,it is a beautiful and serene place to come home to after days out exploring the wonders of Bali.
Extremely friendly staff, our hosts Jon and Roz ,and our driver Made went beyond the call of duty to accomodate our wishes and keep it fun.
Our thanks to all of you wish we could have stayed longer

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

My husband and I were in Bali last week and had stayed at Vision Villas for five nights. We had a wonderful experience. The resort is an absolute paradise - so relaxing peaceful and tranquil (it is in the middle of Medahan Village far from the chaotic city centres). The layout and the decor is out of this world. The staff -- from the Reception managers, to the maids and the waiters are all very friendly, cooperative and forever smiling. Wayan, Mantra and Koymang at the front desk were awesome and always went out of their way to make things easy for us. Agnung, the driver, was not only decent and knowledgeable about all the places that we visited, he was also very caring and sensitive.The 90 minutes Balinese massage is highly recommended. The rooms are spacious with lovely beds and cleaned every day, but lighting was an issue! The shuttle bus service to the other parts of Bali was a bit of a let down, it is too restricted and quite expensive -- there should be frequent services. We were not particularly happy with the food (quality and menu) at the restuarant within the Resort -- there is a lot of room for improvement. Overall I must say that we had a wonderful time and we would love to return to Vision Villa again. Thanks to the entire Vision Villa Team. Yasmin Lashker Khan, Brisbane, Australia.

Room Tip: We stayed at GANESHA and loved it. It is spacious, clean, just opposite the pool.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

We really enjoyed our week at Vision Villa resort. Our two children (3 and 7) loved to run around the gardens and both loved the pool. Whilst the resort is 30 to 40 min taxi ride from Ubud it was nice to be in such a peaceful environment away from the hustle and bustle of Ubud. We loved getting out and about during the day but retreating to Vision Villas in the evening.

The staff at the Villa were lovely, relaxed, helpful and genuine and both myself and my wife agreed that the massages at the resort were the best we had whilst in Bali. We had one room with two large King sized beds. The kids shared one of the beds and given the generous size of the room this worked really well for us.

The food was good but not as good as some of the fantastic options in Ubud. We recommend the Bali Buda for fantastic food and amazingly they deliver to Vision Villas for only an extra 20000 rupiah (~ $2).

Our only issue with the resort was that on the Agoda website it lists as facilities a Kids club and a Gym. Yes there is a pokey little room for kids to use but it is not supervised and it is misleading to call it a kids club. Yes there is a space for guests to do skipping but there is certainly no gym equipment. I would ask that these facilities are removed from the Agoda website.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

We were a couple that stayed at the XL Vision Villas for the first time over the December holidays. This was our first trip to Bali and we were overwhelmed at how nice the villas are when we first arrived, very unique and tranquil...however a rather long airport transfer (over an hour after getting in after midnight!)
We thought that the value for money was great here, however once we added up the costs of taxis (as you are in the middle of nowhere with nothing around), and food from the hotel...it was no longer such great value for money - we also had to keep a check on what we were being charged for as we had been overcharged or charged twice for things.
You are stuck between a rock and a hard place staying at the Villas, as lovely as they are, but you are in the middle of nowhere and there is no courtesy bus to take you into Ubud, to the nearest beach, etc. We were lucky enough to share these costs with another couple who happened to be heading the same way we were. On one occassion we were all headed to a cooking calss which we were told was in Ubud (booked seperately) and were quoted a price for the taxi. This price changed when we got back to the hotel as they claimed it was further than Ubud (10mins away) and we were charged double!!
If you want to eat at the hotel, there is facility to do that, however it is very expensive and not goot at all! Beers are Perth prices, and for Bali that is 3 times the price of most places!

Great set up and very relaxing setting, however we wont be staying here again.

Room Tip: We had a room nearest the Pool, with an awesome outdoor shower - definately the feature of the Villa...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Arriving at XL Villas was like a dream, the layout is fantastic and peaceful. It is quiet and immaculate. We couldn't fault the cleaners or the massage ladies for that matter. Everybody was always smiling and seemed happy to be there.
Unfortunately the place is in the middle of nowhere with no restaurants, bars, shops ect within a 30 minute drive, which is fine if you don't want to see anything of Bali. We on the other hand wanted to experience the surroundings - We were stunned, realizing that there was no FREE shuttle bus to the next town or to the Beach (which should be running at least twice a day for the hotel guests free of charge). The only option is to pay $16.50 each way to Ubud for the Hotel bus which leave every morning at 11am.
Getting dropped off in the town centre we were advised that the pickup will be at 3 pm. So we've waited at the pickup point, nobody came, we rang the hotel to be advised that the driver will be back at 4pm - 4pm came and still nobody there - we rang the driver who advised us that he will be there shortly; one hour and several phone calls later he finally arrived (no apologize offered).
The drinks and the food are incredibly expensive; comparing the prices to some of the best restaurants in Bali - even the Bintang Beer was twice the price ($6 plus the extortionate 22% Service Charge - everywhere else it is $2.50 plus 10% Service Charge).
Again, the layout, the library, the pool etc. was fabulous. Unfortunately the service at the restaurant and reception are rather poor and not what you would expect in a place so well designed.
Trying to sit somewhere to read a book at night time to relax was another issue - the lighting is dim and there are only two places with efficient lighting after 6pm - the bar (where one can get asked to leave after ordering a drink, getting the drink but 'apparently' somebody else has reserved the only outside table and suddenly turned up = a group of two people just having one drink against a group of five people wanting to eat and spend more money)
It's a shame to think that somebody put so much effort in the set up of the hotel but left it to fall down due to untrained staff.
The initial costs of staying at XL Villas are reasonable but adding on the service, the Taxis everywhere, and the price of Food & Beverages can become an expensive Holiday.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Jln. Masceti, Medahan, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Gianyar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 56 Specialty Lodging in Gianyar
Price Range: $61 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vision Villa Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Vision Villa Resort – Asia’s first Entrepreneur Resort Entrepreneur Resorts is creating revolutionary destination resorts for the Entrepreneur Movement - a global community of like-minded game changers, innovators, digital nomads, and entrepreneurs. Our boutique, custom tailored, resort and retreat properties are expanding worldwide in locations such as Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand, and more. Vision Villa Resort and Entrepreneur Resorts are founded by renowned Futurist and Social Entrepreneur Roger James Hamilton. Roger is also the creator of Wealth Dynamics & Talent Dynamics, used by over 700,000 entrepreneurs to follow their flow. Our sister companies include Entrepreneur Beach Club, a growing network of paradise location beachfront coworking spaces; and Entrepreneurs Institute, a network of over 500,000 entrepreneurs attending events, mentoring, and connecting on our online entrepreneurial education platform, GeniusU. Vision Villa Resort is an intimate and inspirational setting. We’ve created an ideal place to bring together entrepreneurship, education, healthy lifestyle and well-being. Vision Villa Resort is located in the cultural epicenter of the island, in tranquil, peaceful surroundings, hidden away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our onsite spa provides therapeutic treatments to ease your mind and body, and leave you feeling invigorated. If you want to partake of all Bali has to offer, the resort is within 45 minutes of many of the island’s greatest attractions, such as white water rafting, scuba diving, quad safaris, cycling, climbing Mount Agung, surfing, yoga, shopping, and more. Let our friendly, professional staff guide and assist you in fulfilling all your desires. Vision Villa Resort promises to be an amazing destination vacation you’ll always remember. We host weekly and monthly events, plugging our guests and members into the international network of entrepreneurs, visionaries and change makers who are in Bali. You’ll get to hear fascinating presentations by respected thought leaders, connect and create with like-minded people, and enjoy lively social gatherings in an environment designed to inspire. Vision Villa Resort was specifically chosen for its beautiful natural location, tranquil seclusion and uplifting energy; and the space truly defines retreat. The entire resort is available for private rental to hold your own retreat, business meeting, corporate event or any private function. We’ll help make your retreat or event into a magical moment you’ll always remember. Come join us at Vision Villa Resort. Stay. Relax. Reflect. Learn. Live. Connect. Create. Dream. The Choice is Yours. We are here to make it happen for you. ... more   less 
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