Set 15 minutes north of central Ubud, Villa Saraswati is a quiet and homely villa run by Australian couple Robyn and Dean. The location wasn't a problem as villa staff will drive guests in and out of Ubud 3 times a day and a taxi is only around $AUD4-5 if you want to go at another time. The Balinese staff are wonderful - great for local advice and very kind and attentive.
The rooms are lovely and the outdoor shower is a great feature. There are large, open communal spaces for reading and eating as well as a media room with tv and large collection of DVDs.
While it's a lovely, intimate villa with only 6 rooms, it did at times feel like we were staying at someone's house - the owners are living in the villa while they build their own home nearby and seem to keep a close eye on guests and staff.
The fabulous breakfast prepared for guests each morning is a highlight.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking