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Villa Saraswati
Ranked #10 of 196 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“beautiful, peaceful, wonderful staff, great food!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

We stayed at Villa Saraswati as part of our honeymoon trip round Bali and Lombok and could not have been more thrilled.
From the moment you arrive you instantly feel peaceful and relaxed. The rooms are beautifully done and the choice of indoor or outdoor shower perfect!
The staff could not have been more kind and helpful and they make a mean Nasi Goreng.
Its a 10-15 min car ride outside of Ubud but the transfers are so easy its not even an issue.
We could have stayed for weeks its just so lovely here.

suggestion:

walk the Campuhan ridge - we were given a lift by the hotel to a padi field to start from and walked down into Ubud ( much better than walking up the other way!)
beautiful!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I just stayed at Villa Saraswati for five days, and had a lovely time. As others have mentioned, it's a bit outside the city, but then, so are many hotels as we found, and it's definitely nice to be a bit removed from the noise and crowds. The owners and staff really make you feel welcome - my husband celebrated his birthday during our stay and, although I had not thought to alert the hotel, they had a strawberry tart with a candle for him at breakfast! Apparently they noticed his birthday on his passport when we checked in. We enjoyed, as well, chatting with Robyn and Dean, the owners, over breakfast; all of their recommendations were really spot on. We would definitely return, if Ubud weren't 22 hours from home.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights during our stay in Ubud.The villa is just a short drive away from the central area.We had requested for an airport transfer and were picked up promptly.The rooms were comfortable and clean.We used the villa transport to get to Ubud and got a cab on our way back.Cabs are easy to find and cost about $5 one way.Breakfast at the villa was very good.The owners and the villa staff go out of their way to ensure that you are comfortable.I was pretty tired after a long day of sightseeing and they arranged for a massage therapist to come in although it was pretty late.The massage was probably the best that I had during my stay in Bali.Would recommend this place if your looking for a quiet getaway.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at this villa for seven nights and had the Swan room. The villa is nestled about 10 minutes drive from Ubud. From the time you walk in, you feel relaxed. You are greeted by a large and airy space, which is the heart of the villa. The rooms are tastefully decorated in Balinese style, each with a unique feel. All rooms come with both an indoor and an outdoor shower, comfortable bed with mosquito netting (insects are inevitable in Ubud) and the amenities one would expect. Every morning a complimentary pitcher of filtered water is placed in the room. WiFi is also available just in case you have the urge to check Facebook. The villa boasts a fabulous pool, outdoor dining area and indoor amenities. Breakfast was delightful, and you must try banana pancakes. The villa does not have a dinner "menu", but the staff are quick to prepare any meal upon request or recommend local restaurants to suit your taste. The villa is owned by an Australian couple, Dean and Robyn, and managed by a local named Komang. He makes every effort to help navigate your stay in Ubud, including local transport, coordinating excursions, and bringing a Bintang whenever you feel like one. Dean and Robyn are caring, gentle and really take the time to ensure your stay is pleasant. Needless to say, no trip to Ubud would be complete without a stay at Saraswati.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

Villa saraswati is truly a peaceful sanctuary in the hustle and bustle of Bali. The owners and staff will go out of their way to help you and are extremely knowledgeable. Worth a visit. The villa is slightly out of town so worth contacting the villa for an airport transfer.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

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.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

This is a stylish, elegant villa tucked away in the village of Payogan. The staff and owners are extremely helpful, which made our stay very enjoyable. We had the Lotus room (best room in the Villa) which was private and with nice views. The pool is great for both lap swimming or just mucking around. The no-children policy was definitely a factor in our choosing to stay here. We utilised the shuttle bus to town (3-4 a day) and when I got lost, the driver came to pick me up (many thanks!). Great breakfast (choice of Balinese or Western). Very good value for money. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Saraswati
Address: Jl. Rsi Markandya, Jl. Mpu Beradah, Banjar Payogan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Saraswati 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Multi Award Winning ADULT ONLY Boutique Hotel only 4 km from central Ubud in what was once a private home named Villa Saraswati. The intimacy and serenity of this Boutique Hotel offering 5 beautifully decorated bedrooms is truly what makes it a special part of your Bali holiday and why many guests return again and again. Maximum occupancy 2 Guests per room and minimum age of 17. Popular with all travelers, particularly Honeymoon Couples and Solo Travelers, this will be the highlight of your Bali Holiday. Our family of staff specialise in giving all guests personalised attention. Come as our guest at Villa Saraswati and leave as our new friends. ... more   less 
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