Like returning home, this being my second visit and lived up to all expectations again - even with Agung erupting. You are perfectly safe here, but still with great views.
The peaceful surrounds and light atmosphere of the house are great. Perfect location - away from the hubbud of Ubud, but within close walking distance.
Fabulous staff cater to your timetable - ie I hardly saw them as was out most mornings early, but they happily left me fruit / smoothie in the fridge. The couple of times I had a cooked breakfast it was of great quality again.
Look forward to next time.
This is a modern villa tucked away ( a good ten min walk up and down hills on a nice concrete sidewalk) to the heart of Ubud. Don't let this stop you, the staff makes it easy to go to and from on scooters. If you are looking for a " Ubud hippie/zen" style accommodations this isn't for you. The decor is very western and modern. It is two story villa with the bedroom in the basement and kitchen/living on the upper floor. We mostly loved the staff and the location. The owner's book inside the villa was very helpful explaining what is in the area. There is no car access to this location which is nice. The beautiful rice fields are literally at your back door. The price is fair and it is clean and neat. We like outdoor living space which this particular villa didn't have and the dip pool is in a garage type setting which was very disappointing. The staff was over the top exceptional. This is a good stay for someone wanting a great location to visit Ubud for a couple days with reasonably modern amenities .
This private villa is neatly tucked away in the rice fields. The villa was clean and beautiful, the staff were perfect and so helpful. I would recommend for couples looking for a romantic getaway but also perfect for families. There is however no vehicle access to the property everything is by scooter the staff were very happy to arrange all transport requirements. I was very pleased we had arranged our transport to the property with their wonderful driver because had we decided to try to find it by ourselves I don't think we would have had so much luck.
Will definitely be booking here again.
This is a lovely villa on the edge of the rice fields in Ubud. It's about a 15 minute walk from the main road next to the Royal Palace along the very pretty Jalan Kajeng, to the villa, the last 5 minutes is along a small track - no cars allowed!
The villa is roomy for two and very comfortable. The balcony overlooking the rice fields is a lovely place to sit and unwind.
The staff are helpful and unobtrusive, and we had lovely breakfasts - the banana and papaya smoothies were fantastic!
Highly recommended - close enough to town to walk everywhere, but quiet and out of the bustle.
We spent 4 nights recently in this wonderful villa situated in a very peaceful location in the ricefields of Ubud. The views from the upper level balcony are stunning and a perfect spot for breakfast or to just curl up and read a book. All the staff are very attentive and friendly. There are several good Warungs and Restaurants within a short walk and Ubud itself is within easy reach. A leisurely wander through the spectacular rice field scenery is a must.
The place is lovely - photos do not do it justice. Totally clean, airy and spacious. Of the huge number of things I loved was the light in the place - some places in Bali are very 'dark' due to interior decorating - but this was light and airy and so well decorated. My favourite spot was on the balcony watching the rice grow - cool spot during the day to sit and relax. The whole place is very peaceful and away from the bustle of Ubud. A little walk to the centre but not far - and that is part of the peacefulness, and plenty of local people to 'meet' and get to know along the way.
Communication from the beginning to end was excellent. Great info pack sent prior to arrival - and available at the villa with excellent recommendations - Luxe BBQ and Grill for a meal is a must (I ended up there a number of times for all sorts of amazing meals). Casey and Ketut were not there during my stay, but checked in a couple of times by email which was very much appreciated.
The added extras were also appreciated eg water cooler in the kitchen so constant supply of drinking water - so no need to buy and carry bottles of water back to your accommodation. Although I didn't use it, nice to have a local cellphone given to you to use - with the ability to call the staff whenever you need to - including for a scooter pick up. I didn't use the air con (bedroom and main room) as prefer fans only if needed - but good to know was there just in the heat became too much. Pool small and under cover, and big pool towels are also provided. Laundry bag provided - and organised by staff (as always with Bali very cheap to get done).
Breakfast was included - and lovely when I had it - due to my schedule of yoga in the mornings, that wasn't too often - but the lovely staff always left fruit and a smoothie in the fridge for me, and would happily have done what I needed when I needed it - very flexible. Missing my morning smoothie already.
The staff are great. Big thank you to Komang for his always welcoming smile and willingness. Every day the place is cleaned, and even if I had been around you would't have noticed the staff as they are very conscious of not imposing - but happily engage.
Transport: As usual always best to get accommodation to sort transport and and Gede (driver villa uses) was excellent. Available other days if needed, and owns a restaurant on Jl Bisma - that although I didn't try this time I have been before. They will deliver to the villa too if needed.
Of the times I have stayed in Ubud I have never returned to the same accommodation - always trying something different - but think I have found my spot to return to! Know I have not done the place justice with these words.
Top Tip: for the best fresh coconut and biggest smile in Ubud - stop and talk to Nyoman and his wife (Nyoman) - who are the mother and father of Komang (staff at villa). I got into the daily habit, and he will happily deliver to the villa as well and put in fridge as only one thing better than fresh coconut - and that is fresh cold coconut!
What an amazing holiday we had! My family (myself, husband, 5 year old and 6 year old) stayed at Villa Siri and it was a dream! The scooter ride to the villa, walking to everything we could ever need (including the amazing Luxe!). Staff who seemed to always be there when we needed them, (especially when we walked many kilometers in the wrong direction and they picked us up). Beautiful breakfasts made to order (try the banana pancakes!!!).
Close to Monkey forest, Elephant Safari, Mt Batur and the beautiful works of art that are all around Ubud! We did not want to leave!
As other reviews stated the pool is COLD on the border of frigid but only because we have no idea what real cold is coming from tropical weather ourselves.
You will not regret Villa Siri!