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kaMAYA Resort and Villas
Ranked #55 of 79 Hotels in Sanur
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed here a few days on our honeymoon and it was fantastic!! The grounds were nice and quiet. The room was beautiful, spotless, spacious and very private. We stayed in a room with a private pool. It wasn't big enough to swim laps, but it was perfect for two people. We'd recommend staying in a room with a pool as the main guest pool is more of a wading pool. We still dream of our bathroom. It was half outdoors and just gorgeous! The food was great. The spa was fabulous. A few mosquitoes hanging out in there, but the Balinese massage was great.

The location was wonderful. It was nice and quiet on the grounds, but you are located in the heart of Sanur.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

My first impression of Waka Maya was dulled by a mix up over the room on arrival. This, along with a few other minor concerns during my 9 days stay here, were well and truly handled by Erna, the excellent duty manager.

Waka Maya truly is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle outside, and although the location is not inspiring, it isn't far from most places, and they provide a free shuttle service or taxi to Sanur, 5 minutes away.

The villas are Balinese in style, nicely appointed and generally quiet and peaceful. (There is some industrial noise from outside the resort at the moment.. Sounds like someone using a grinder most of the time).

There are numerous aircraft movements overhead, as well as the rustle of wind through kites that are always flying in the skies over Bali, however you tend to get used to it.

If you are anything like me, 9 days living in a room without TV, radio or the like is a bit too much of a culture shock, especially since the street outside is hardly where you would want to be walking to get away for a while.

I brought my iPod dock from home so at least I was able to listen to my own music if I wanted.

I suggested to them that a TV and DVD player in the room would be a welcome addition, (with cheap DVD's available here) however,I don't know if that will happen.

My daughter and her family from Darwin, Australia stayed here at the same time in Bale Maja, a spacious, idyllic 2 bedroom villa with a pool. They loved their time here, and I enjoyed sharing time at their beautiful residence with them.

They moved into the deluxe 2 bedroom two storey Villa Tirte with a pool for their last night here, but we all agreed that Bale Maja was nicer.

Breakfast was OK for the first couple of days, however, (and I suggested to them that), the chef should be allowed to be more innovative, and the menu should be varied on a daily basis. As it was, we were all able to rattle off the same old things to the waitstaff when ordering each morning and we became quite bored with the menu.

The staff here should be complimented. All were extremely friendly, helpful and efficient.

In summing up, Waka Maya is a very relaxing resort in traditional Balinese fashion. It has some issues which can be improved on, and some, especially it's location, that can't.

I recommend Waka Maya for a relaxing holiday as long as you are aware of what is on offer here.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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6  Thank billyaztec
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

So quiet. Nicely appointed. Deliciously small.
I stayed in the villa dupa. And it was much more than adequate. Plunge pool, terrace, gardens, and yoga area.
The food was very good and the staff so sweet.
The main pool was very pretty too. Way way way too much chlorine though! Although not on the beach, it's perfect for a romantic getaway, very close to everything really.
A really good base in Bali.
I will return.

Room Tip: Villa dupa is my pick but the lanai were a very close second
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank Penelov
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Reviewed May 2, 2012

Good online deal made this place good value. Thats it. Location wasnt good at all, however we sort of knew that. Villas are ok, its clean and nice - reminds a bit of six senses resorts, albeit much lower quality. Food was not super, but decent. Price wise in hotel, it was good - fair prices and so too minibar.

If you need a romantic getaway a few days, can recommend it - but with friends, a resort would have been a better choice.

Staff is nice and friendly and we could not complain about service at all!

Stayed: April 2012
3  Thank Martinwt
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Reviewed April 9, 2012

nice place but out of the way so need to be fit ande walk a lot

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank jonnywarr
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Reviewed January 29, 2012




最後の夜、11時にワカマヤに帰る。昨夜責任者という女性にも言ったことだし、さすがに大丈夫だろうとお詫びのフラワーバス(断ったけどスタッフがフラワーバスだけ付けてくれるって)に入ろうとするとやはり水風呂。油断して半分入ってしまったよ・・・。フロントに電話をすると男性スタッフが部屋に来て水を確認し、「ガスが空です(gas is empty)」。他のスタッフも帰ってしまったしどうしようもないと言う。
再度責任者に電話するよう言うと同じ女性。彼女の第一声はキレ気味に「なぜこんな夜中に電話してくるのか(why midnight you call me?」。え、今、風呂に入ろうとして気づいたんだし、昨日あなた(通話相手)にも言ったし今朝には複数のスタッフにも言ったと訴えるも、もう夜だしどうしようもないの一点張り。ちなみにワカマヤは24時間のゲストサービスを約束している・・・。
そう説明すると「今チェックアウトしたいならすれば?一泊分のチャージは返すわ。あなた非常識(you are crazy.)」と信じられない言葉が。今、夜12時ですけど。代わりのホテルは自分たち(ゲスト)で手配しろだそうで。それ、おかしいでしょ。指摘するとさらにヒートアップした彼女、「シャーラップ!(Shut up!)」。生で聞いたの、初めてです・・・。


昨晩ガスが空(gas is empty)だから仕方ないと言って去っていった男性スタッフの言葉は・・・。

特に「シャーラップ!(shut up)」の女性は3~4ヶ月前にセールスとして入ったばかりでホテル業界の経験もなく、すぐ感情的になる人物で評判悪いそうです。



Room Tip: 絶対におすすめしませんが、ヴィラヴィズガーデンは改装工事が2012年2月には完了予定。一番マシかもしれません。ただし、改装後はキングベッド+シングルベッドの2ルームではなく、キングベッドのみです。エキ...
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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11  Thank iitabisirttaina
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Reviewed December 25, 2011

I spent 8 nights here, my quiet peaceful villa was a joke with constant building noise of new villas. Hot water on 1 day only, air con sat on 26c, food very very average. Expensive for what you got.

Staff lovely but this hotel needs major overhaul and dollars spent, in a bad spot too, possible to find unless in taxi, nog close to anything in walking distance.

Find somewhere else that delivers what it advertises.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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1  Thank Eclectix
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Address: Jalan Tanjung 41, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Sanur
#19 Romantic Hotel in Sanur
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Sanur
#26 Luxury Hotel in Sanur
#30 Spa Hotel in Sanur
Price Range: $54 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — kaMAYA Resort and Villas 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A sanctuary from modern world. An island of serenity and quite.A perfect home base for your exploration of the beauty of Bali Island.Located at the western extremity of Sanur - You'll find thirdtheen delightful Balinese - Style dwellings in an exclusive sculptured environment, Seclusion, Relaxation, Serenity.Six individual self contained Villas complete with kitchen. Some with two bedrooms, some with one, all exquisite in design and detail. All stylish Balinese.A Massage Centre and Spa.A swimming pool design to echo the ancient Balinese temple bathing place. Mysterious carved statues peer through the lush tropical plantings. Ponds and water features erupt with lilies, lotus, and colorful fish.With five individual self contained villas.Each villa provides for you to make your own selves coffee or tea at anytime. A communal kitchen for us to cook you anything from a quick snack to a banquet are available. And private swimming pool for you to have relaxation in privacy. ... more   less 
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