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Natah Bale Villa
Ranked #36 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sanur
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“When photos don't do a property justice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2006

We found this property by chance on the web and after looking at the photos attached to the previous review(these are much better than those on the booking agency sites) and taking heed of the words of the reviews we went ahead and booked. We had imagined that the property having only four villas, that they would be grouped around the pool on a small plot of land. But we were completely taken aback when our cab drove into the small entrance off the Cemara Road and this great expanse of open lawned area surrounded by lush gardens appeared before us. We really enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the property during the day. We agree the bands playing at the pub acroos the road can be off putting for some but we just treated it as background music as we relaxed and read in the comfort of our own delightful living area. Most of the time we had the pool to ourselves, in fact we felt we were on our own private beach property. The bedrooms are huge with king size beds ( very firm mattresses ) & plenty of wardrobe space. The bedroom Bale even has a "study" which I suppose could be used as a second bedroom? A great indoor outdoor bathroom with lots of real hot water. We really appreciated the evening bed turn down and the fresh towels ( good quality) to replace the ones used after the pre dinner shower. The kitchen is a bit sparse when it comes to equipment and a toaster would be a definite improvement. A terrific size fridge and freezer held all the milk and fresh fruits etc that we purchased at Hardy's Supermarket ( a taxi ride away ) The lack of any stores within walking distance selling fresh milk and bread etc was disappointing but not the end of the earth. We enjoyed our twelve day stay at Natah Bale so much we decided to extend our holiday by seven days, unfortunately the property did not have vacancies to accomodate our request. This will I'm sure be the problem when word gets out about this great little venue. We highly recommend this property for mature couples who want a holiday resort that allows them to completely relax without all the hullabaloo. A fabulous property for those that like privacy, comfort and the ability to fend to themselves if they desire. The restaurant on site serves acceptable food and I can't agree that the service is any slower than any where else in Sanur and there are plenty of choices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2006

Scheduling a Christmas trip in Bali is difficult at the last minute. But based on one TripAdvisor Review and pleasant communication with the booking staff we chose this resort over other villa type accomodations. Upon arrival we were greeted with Hawaiian style hospitality and were amazed at the space our Balinese Bale afforded us, two adults and two children.

The rooms were exceptionally clean, finished well, the layout superb and the staff always warm and friendly. I had planned lots of activities for my family, having not been to Bali in 7 years but all agreed just relaxing in our villa 'compound' was more than pleasant enough. The onsite restaurant served excellent food at very reasonable prices, however, the wait was rather long and we often thought to order several hours ahead but never actually did.

The sense of openess, yet privacy is not clearly evident in online photos, but I've included a few candid shots here to show our villa.

The street it is situated on has several convenience stores and some limited shopping, but after a week, many of the local vendors came to know us. At night, on Fridays and Saturdays the booming rendition of Beatles music from across the way at a few pubs did make for a not so quiet evening relaxing in the bale.

A good tip we discovered: Walk across the street and down the alley to the beach. Pay 20,000 Rupiah at Puri Santrian and have all access to their private, beach, water sports, pools and a towel all day! The spa is to die for!

The staff at Puri Santrian as well as Natah Bale always willingly watched the kids for a few hours at a very modest rate.

We'd definately return.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2005

We stayed at the Natah Bale Villa in January 2005, after booking it over the internet sight unseen with no recommendations.It turned out to be a winner - only 4 'bales' in the garden compound, each with walkways across lily pond, open air kitchen, huge day beds & sitting are. A seperate 'bale' for the a/c bedroom [huge] leading into a large open air marble bathroom. I would describe the finishing as 'Bali modern' - very well done. All this luxury for US$75 a night! The back street that it's situated in isn't the nicest, but it's quietly away from the hustle & bustle..restaurant on site which was good, very obliging staff & nice pool.Short walk to the beach, 10 mins walk to main Sanur area. We would stay here again next time we're in Sanur - we're staying in Ubud in June.

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Additional Information about Natah Bale Villa

Property: Natah Bale Villa
Address: Jl. Cemara no. 32, Sanur, Denpasar 80228, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Denpasar > Sanur
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 137 Specialty Lodging in Sanur
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Natah Bale Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Natah Bale Villa is located in the charming village of Sanur, Natah Bale Villa is designed based on the traditional Balinese architectural concept of natah where the garden or courtyard becomes the focal point of Balinese living and the different pavilions - bale - are laid out in separate structures according to its function. Each villa in the compound features its own private entrance and an open living room, a dining room as well as a fully equipped kitchen. ... more   less 
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Natah Bale Villa Sanur, Bali

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