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“Wonderful, but not in Ubud”
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Villa Sarna Ubud
Ranked #146 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Reviewed March 28, 2014

We had a wonderful time in Bali and stayed at Villa Sarna for 3 nights in March. We got a deal through Expedia, and all of the staff were warm and friendly. We stayed in the Arjuna room which is perfect for couples-- very private and large enough. We were happy we picked it. We splashed around in the pool one afternoon, but this was not the major draw for us. The included breakfast is decent (banana pancakes are your best bet), and the Bali coffee is great. I notice many reviewers commented on how wonderful VS is but that it is not in Ubud, and this is precisely why we booked it. The location is literally around the corner from one of the most spectacular views of the Tegalang rice terraces and the quiet of the jungle was much preferable to the tourist scene in Ubud. The shuttle service was convenient and flexible, although perhaps that was because we were there during the off season.

Room Tip: Arjuna is very private-- great pick for couples.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This villa is about 15 minutes outside of Ubud and is totally secluded from the busy touristy areas. We stayed in the Shiva suite and from the balcony, it felt like we were in the midst of a rainforest. Check in was seamless and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was rustic with a very modern and large bathroom. The breakfast was served on the deck and the setting was so peaceful and serene that I totally forgot the stressors at work! There is a shuttle that runs every hour into Ubud and we took advantage of this service and again the driver was very helpful in providing suggestions. Overall, this was an excellent stay and next time I am in Bali, I will head straight to Villa Sarna!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The drive up to the entrance of this unassuming Villa is steep!
You arrive at a discreet entrance and are warmly greeted by the staff and offered a refreshing arrival drink and cool towel before being shown to your room, all very efficient.
Turn around and enjoy the surrounding views over the valley and lounge on the day beds or enjoy the main library/ guest area. Soectactular and intimate. I feel like I'm staying at a friends place, which is how I'm supposed to feel.
The pool area although small is beautiful and the is spotlessly clean. Just enjoy the surroundings and let your senses do the rest.
I'm off to hire a bike for my week stay, but their are free shuttles to Ubud, approx 6 km away.
The famous rice terraces are a 15 minute stroll and it's good to get a little exercise in.......after an extensive breakfast which you can enjoy either on your own private balcony or on the terrace viewing the palm grove.

Room Tip: I chose Krishna, it was up high enjoying the views of the surrounding valley. room was large with a...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

I booked here because the reviews that I had read said the the villas were peaceful and comfortable. The reviews were right. The rooms are comfortable and airy.

The Villa Sarna is set on a beautiful property about 8.7 km outside of Ubud. It is so peaceful there that if you didn't go into Ubud you could almost forget other tourists are around.

The staff are lovely and they are all very helpful. The Villa prepares breakfast but all the other meals are prepared at Kampung Cafe and bought in. The staff preparing the breakfast are lovely and the breakfast is simple but filling. The food from Kampung Cafe is also delicious.

The shuttle runs every 2 hours and makes it feel like Ubud is in easy reach.

When we come back to Bali next we will stay here to recharge.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Villasarna, Owner at Villa Sarna Ubud, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

"Thank you so much for the great review that has been given! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Villa Sarna! Just a note- our shuttle does have a schedule to run every 2 hours but we also can accommodate requests for other times as well. We aim to do whatever we can for our guests at Villa Sarna! Thanks again!

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Our Ganesha suite was lovely, nicely decorated. A bit old but it contributed to its charm.
Early wake up by sounds of nature ( birds songs, toads, cricket, etc..)
The view from windows is so relaxing, villa Sarna is located in the middle of greenery - forest and rice paddies -
Breakfast was served every day at the small dining area, the view on the lush tropical vegetation is a plus. Choices are not extravagant, but large enough to start a day of exploring.
Restaurant Campung cafe - belonging to the sister villa 3 min away - is very nice, food of high quality. We order several in dining services, which were promptly delivered to enjoy either at the small lounge or in room.
Staff very helpful, deliver any services with extra smiles. Had our drink by the swimming pool waiting for sunset was lovely.
The hotel is located 20 mn from Ubud centre, be aware of that, but shuttle service was provided and the staff is willing to accommodate should you express so

All in all, we feel that the value for money is great and would not hesitate to recommend

Room Tip: Ganesha room is large, but not suitable for couples looking for complete privacy as it is located on...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Villasarna, Owner at Villa Sarna Ubud, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

Thanks so much for your review! We are thrilled you had a great stay with us and we hope to see you again soon at Villa Sarna!

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Located a few miles from Ubud main town. Hotel offers a free shuttle . Picturesque setting in a beautifully lush valley. Beautiful gardens with stepped pathways between the various villas. Rooms simply decorated with what I imagine to be traditional furniture combined with modern conveniences. The staff are very friendly and complimentary coffee and tea was freshly made on request all day in a nice lounge or on the balcony. We ate in the nearest restaurant which I believe has a connection with the hotel and provided complementary transport on demand . This too was in a lovely setting and the food was good.Will definately return.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed in the Ganesha villa over New Years and we really enjoyed staying at Villa Sarna.
I didn't find any of the water pressure issues as mentioned in the previous reviews and everyone working there was incredibly helpful and friendly.
I enjoyed traditional Indonesian breakfasts at other places in Bali such as Mee Goreng and it would have been nice to have that as an option at Villa Sarna rather than the western options.
Although it was really great and we knew booking it that it was located 20 minutes outside of Ubud- it got tiring everyday to know we had to think and pre-book the shuttle back and forth (taxi would cost around 100K). Still, this was a really good service and we enjoyed chatting with the drivers and understanding more about Balinese culture and the people - plus, if you are the only ones in the van they will drop you basically anywhere as on our first day we wanted lunch at Naughty Nuri's but when he drove up there it was closed so he bought us back to Ibu Oka for Baba Guling (which I definitely recommend).
I would highly recommend staying here as it's beautiful and peaceful just be aware you are considerably out of town.
Also if travelling on from here - I would organise transport externally.. Our fault as they charge in US$ for us to travel onwards to Sanur and it ended up being ~450K for the one hour trip. I'm pretty sure we could have negotiated a driver on the streets of Ubud for 450K for 3-4 hours of driving!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Sarna Ubud

Address: Banjar Tangkup | Desa Kedisan Tegalalang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Ubud
#34 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#82 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#113 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: $49 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Sarna Ubud 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blending modern and traditional Balinese design, Villa Sarna is one of Ubud's most unique boutique villas. The Villa blends harmoniously with nature's rich and ancient traditions. We are built in an enchanting and secluded setting overlooking the Agung Mountain, a short drive from the many cultural activities in nearby Ubud. Spa facilities offer an array of treatments, massages, and therapies that allow guests to truly lose themselves in Bali! ... more   less 
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