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“A peaceful haven”
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Villa Sarna Ubud
Ranked #138 of 198 Hotels in Ubud
Christchurch, New Zealand
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“A peaceful haven”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We chose this place based on other reviews and were very happy with our stay. The staff are wonderful, and the room (at the top level) had a delightful view across the valley. Lots of restful greenery and a beautiful garden (full of Buddhist and Hindu statues, and loads of running water) created a background ambiance designed to relax the senses, especially after the busy market and heat of Ubud. We were encouraged to have our meals wherever it suited us best, so had breakfast at the breakfast room and ordered in some meals to have either in our room or beside the pool. Sometimes we had a meal at the restaurants in Tegalalang, across the valley in the nearby village, but mainly, as needing to rest, had meals brought in via room service. These were made by the same restaurant in the village and cost exactly the same price - although seemed to be a little smaller in size than the ones served at the restaurant (as we tried the same dishes in both places.) It was no problem to have my dietary requirements met with any of meals.
Our focus was to have a rest stop after other travels (to visit the Borneo orangutans) and Villa Sarna was an excellent choice. It was worth it for us to make the extra distance to get there, as the Villa was so restful and the trip was always interesting (its 1 and a half hours from the airport in Denpasar, and a 20 min shuttle service from Ubud) as the connecting roads are full of craft workshops to look at on the way. I wish we had had more time, and a container boat, to do some serious shopping while in Tegalalang. This is where the beautiful Balinese crafts are made, so the furniture, lamps, statues etc were there in abundance, and cheaper than in the markets. We took advantage of both a bicycle trip and a customised tour of the local temples and felt they were both of good value (both offered through Villa Sarna using their own staff). The bike trip is started from a high point up by the volcano lake, and is downhill all the way back to Villa Sarna, with lots of back roads and tracks used through the rice paddies. Great for those of us wanting to go gently in the humid heat! We both enjoyed our stay at Villa Sarna and would happily go again if back that way.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

On what was literally a flying visit, booked on a recommendation, the Villa Sarna and its friendly team did not disappoint.

Well proportioned rooms, excellent breakfast and service that is subtle yet comprehensive. A truly beautiful and relaxing location, it really is a taste of paradise and one that I'd recommend, without hesitation in visiting.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

What a delight are these beautiful villas set in magnificent, tranquil gardens overlooking rice terraces and rain forest. The villas are wonderful but what really sets Villa Sarna apart is the people.All of them happy, friendly and respectful. The regular shuttle service to Ubud is great. You can book the drivers who are also friendly and knowledgeable for tours at only $10/ hour.
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  • Stayed May 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Villa Sarna and decided to stay here to to the positive reviews. The facility met and exceeded our expectations. The service at the hotel was warm and accommodating. The hotel consist of separate villa's along narrow walkways. There is someone to assist with all luggage, as carrying this yourself could be challenging.

Breakfast was served on our villa's private veranda, which has binds all around that we could close for privacy. The setting was stunning, where the hotel is set in a "valley" filled with plants and trees. The sounds of nature is amazing in the morning.

As the hotel is quite remote, there is a free hotel shuttle which takes you to various locations in Ubud, and fetches you again. We were dropped and collected at a restaurant on our first night, one which the staff recommended. The driver was even kind enough to stop on the way for us to make some foreign exchange, at a trusted and established operator.

The property is filled with statues, which scared my girlfriend a bit. I found this quite funny. On our last night, we had an airport transfer in the evening only as we were taking an evening flight. The hotel was kind enough to keep our luggage, and drop and collect us in town for us to enjoy our last day, even providing us with a room to freshen up before our flight.

This hotel exceeded our expectations. If we visit Bali again, we will definitely stay at this hotel again.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Totally agree with the last 2 posts and cannot fault this lovely haven of tranquility. Staff friendly and happy to do almost anything.
The only reason I haven't given it top marks is because of its remoteness. It really isn't a 10 min. Drive into Ubud, more like 30 min. Sometimes longer. It all depends on traffic.
Had a lovely stay for 5 nightspot in Krishna. Another mention should be the many stairs. Our villa was up the top (for stunning views) so the most stairs. On the plus side, great internet/wifi connection

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Hidden away in the rainforest but only a 10 minute trip to the centre of town - by a scheduled shuttle service every 2 hours. Only 7 rooms/suites on the property so we only saw other guests maybe once or twice a day. The pool is stunning, a perfect place to relax with a wonderful day bed next to it. Absolutely perfect place to spend a few days in Ubud.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fremantle, Australia
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

I traveled with my family including a 3 month old and we stayed in the spacious saraswati room. The room had beautiful view of the forested valley through the large glass sliding doors. From the moment we arrived we where very well looked after. The staff accommodated to all our needs. The free wifi and bottled water was a nice bonus. The gardens are very well kept, filled with numerous water features, statues and beautiful night lighting. The villa is not in the noisy busy area of Ubud, which was a big plus for us. A free shuttle bus is provided to Ubud town center or you can hire a driver for as long as you want for about $10 per hr. If you want to see how a tradition balinese town use to be its only a short walk up the road where you can see a small town and the lush green rice paddys.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Property: 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
#77 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#106 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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