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Gayatri Villa
Ranked #221 of 666 Ubud B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 16, 2011

We stayed for 4 days and it was a relaxing experience to live in a local neighbourhood instead of a large resort for a change. The villa was very private, well appointed and the staff are extremely helpful and hospitable. The breakfasts cooked in your own kitchen are a nice touch. The rooms are very comfortable, the bathrooms are clean and well appointed. The pool is clean and a good temperature for swimming as there aren't too many overhanging trees. If you can, get the villa with the view of the river valley. There is only one with a view and it was a shame it wasn't available for our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 19, 2011

My sisters in law and I stayed at the Gayatri Villa Pratiwi for 4 nights. It was the first trip to Bali for my sisters in law and my first time in a Balinese B&B villa. I was extremely pleased that the warm hospitality extended to us during our stay in Gayatri Villa left a lasting impression on my sisters in law who are now looking forward to more trips to Bali. The villa was spacious, tastefully fitted out and quiet thus allowing for a wholly spiritual and relaxing experience. On the second evening, the water pump broke down unfortunately but the staff was very helpful and did their best to make sure we were not too badly inconvenienced. The manager Gigih and his wonderful team of staff accommodated our various requests readily and without a fuss. We got a bit fussy with the repetitive breakfast and requested for a change from the standard menu and we were very touched that Gigih and his staff went through so much trouble and exceeded our expectations. Overall wonderful service in a lovely villa

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

We stayed in Villa Amarta for 2 nights while on our honeymoon in November 2010. I'd read the amazing reviews on this site, so was expecting something pretty special, and while it was a lovely villa, we were left disappointed by several aspects of our stay.

The three villas are very close together, and it would be possible to stand on the villa balcony above Amarta and be able to see into the pool. This didn't pose us any problems though.

We were also put off by the badly tarnished mirror in the bathroom, the badly peeling paint in the bathroom/shower areas caused partly by roof leaks, and the fact that our toilet didn't flush properly, but instead constantly ran. Our attempt to get this fixed by management failed.

We were also disappointed in the breakfast which was very poor. Cold toast, eggs cooked to death, odd watery bitter fruit drink instead of fresh juice. Also, the villa only had local pay tv, which meant the normal international channels for news/sport etc weren't available. Only a small thing, but I missed the only program I'd wanted to watch that week, despite all the other cheap hotels we've stayed in in Bali having full pay tv.

Lastly, the complete lack of signage on the main road, or even at the entrance for that matter, meant we spent 30mins driving back and forth trying to find it. The manager cheerfully agreed that they do not have any signage when we quizzed him on arrival.

You could tell the staff were trying hard, but perhaps they lack experience of what's involved in top of the line maintenance and service. They were also a little stand-offish with us, which surprised us given others's comments.

On the plus side, the view from the balcony and pool is lovely, the bedroom was lovely, as was the living area.

We just thought that when you're paying top dollar for a really special occassion, you shouldn't have such a collection of minor problems, and management should do a better job at maintaining their villas. Nice place, but not recommended for the price.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2010

This is the second time that I have stayed at Gayatri Villas in Sayan, Bali. Each time we were greeted at the airport by the Manager Gigih and driven through the steamy night about an hour through artisan villages and ricefields.
My first experience with Gayatri was in March 2009. I was blown away....this trip proved to be even better. I got so carried away that I've created a second website for Gayatri and it's surrounds.....http://web.me.com/garycollier1/Gayatri_Villas/Welcome.html
We arrived late on Saturday 23/10. Gigih was at the airport waiting for us. We stopped to get takeaway Padang food somewhere north of Sayan and proceeded through magical Bali to the area known as Ubud. sayan isn't reallu Ubud and Gayatri is in the small village of Baung, perched on the ridge of the beautiful Ayung River Valley.
This year we stayed in Villa Sawitri, the largest of the three. It is a truly opulent villa stretched over 2 floors with outdoor living areas and indoor bedrooms and bathrooms and a huge pool guarded over by Ganesha. I said to my 10 year old son one day..."Finn, if this was in France it would be a hotel !" there are only 3 of us but 2 large families could stay here easily.
The staff are amazing and unique in some ways. Two of the main staff are actually next door neighbours and most have grown up in the village. They make you feel like royalty without pandering too much. Baung is a real Balinese village and life goes on as it has for hundreds of years.
Gigih organized us a car which arrived on Sunday morning. No hassling, no bartering it's just there waiting. Speaking of Gigih....he's a very good Manager and host. Gigih lives in Denpaser, he has 3 daughters and hails from Java. He is sooooo laid back BUT if there is anything that you need all you need to do is ask.
As an experience for me and my family Gayatri is like our home in Bali. It's just as easy to goe to the main road and buy dinner from a Warung as it is to drive a few kilometres to some of the best restaurants on the planet.
This part of Bali is truly beautiful, the people are genuinely friendly and as an overall experience gayatri is up there with the best available on the planet. Check out my pictures on the website I created ....... http://web.me.com/garycollier1/Gayatri_Villas/Welcome.html. It will continue to evolve.
I 100% recommend Gayatri.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 24, 2010

While filming our travel show in Bali, Gayatri Villa offered us the perfect location to unwind and rest after a busy day in the Bali sun. The views were spectacular and the villa was quiet located close enough to town to be convenient but far enough to be a little "out of the way" of everyone else.

The staff and ownership were extremely hospitable as no need went unfulfilled or unthought of.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

At almost 3 kilometes of Ubud, the Gayatri Villa offers a luxuruous residence for 2 or more people wanting to take advantage of a upper class taste, sound details, privacity, pool, special breakfast, quietness, free chauffeur to drive you to the city. And, as hoped in the spirit of Bali, the kindness of the manager and of all the personal.
Staying there several days is just a "gift" for every sensible and intelligent tourist wanting to get the best of this marvelous island and its population.
Kalina and Jean-Claude, from Switzerland

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

We came as 4 exhausted friends looking for rest and rejuvenation and we well and truly found it in 3 days. Our wonderful host Gighi could not do enough for us - from organising private yoga, massages, shopping outings and cooking school ..... All done with such graciousness. All of his staff were wonderful and the breakfast is amazing!!!

The Armata villa is heaven on earth. The pool is just stunning - we swam at morning, noon and night .... In sun and rain, overlooking the amazing view which should be on every tourist brochure - your typical Bali dream villa, and for us it fulfilled every wish.

Thankyou Gighi, Nyoman, Agung and the rest of the beautiful staff ....... we will be back :-)

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Banjar Baung | Desa Sayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #221 of 666 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range: $95 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gayatri Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on the edge of an escarpment, overlooking the rice terraces of the Ayung river valley are the Gayatri Villas. Three highly individual villas combines the services of five star resort with the space and luxury of a private house. Each villa has 3 spacious bedrooms with deep terraces and private garden with swimming pool, modern kitchen and open living area. ... more   less 
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