Villa Nirvana turned out to be a surprisingly pleasant experience. We had a villa to ourselves for most of our stay and enjoyed the private pool and enclosure for that period. Even with neighbours in the adjacent room it was a wonderful accommodation. Staff were extremely helpful, bringing us mangosteens from their private gardens and even arranging for a specialist in medical massage for a nasty back spasm. Very effective and not costly.
Our room was spacious, comfortable if not elegant but certainly romantic with mosquito netted 4-poster and wonderful "outdoor" shower and tub. Staff were happy to bring supper over during the back troubles and generally did all they could to make sure we were happy and comfortable. They took interest in our outings, made some suggestions but didn't push.
The villa is somewhat difficult to find and many drivers really don't know where the address is so you need to be sure to have the phone number so your driver can double-check and pre-arrange the golf cart to meet you if you are arriving with luggage.
I loved the quiet, easy proximity to town and all the nearby warungs to sample different versions of nasi goreng or chicken curry and fabuous fruit plates. Lala Lili, Bubu, Marni were all excellent and the river cafe also provided very good meals.
Walking to town in either direction involves some distance of rather dull section or scary twisty road with no sidewalk, but town is readily accessible to the reasonably fit and exploring the pathways around the villa was a mind-blowing lesson in economics and engineering. Incredible places have been built where no motorized vehicle can go. Yoga studios,art galleries and tiny restaurants are around every corner on footpaths not even two feet wide amidst jungle and rice paddies.
I do hope to return and we'll stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Nirvana is a haven of tranquility in Ubud's renowned spiritual and artistic hamlet of Penestanan. It is in a serene rural setting amidst lush greenery and is only 15 minutes walk away from Ubud town center.Set in a landscaped gated community its independent and private villas with plunge pools are designed to be in harmony with nature and the elements.They offer the comfort of luxury resort villa at a fraction of the price. Villa Nirvana - your sanctuary of bliss. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Nirvana Bali Ubud