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“A Wonderful Respite”

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Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Ranked #2 of 35 Hotels in Canggu
Certificate of Excellence
Glenelg, South Australia, Australia
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113 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Respite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a delightful place to stay - the 'hut' we stayed in was clean, had everything we needed - plus extras like insect repellent (natural), a gorgeous sarong to take home and natural products. We walked through the vege garden to get to our 'home' which gave it the authentic touch. The place is set up like a village. The swimming pool was great (like a resort!), the food delicious and organic. Yoga was good - i loved just relaxing in the beautiful surrounding. Yes, I would stay here again.

Room Tip: We had a 'garden' bathroom - our friends didn't so maybe you could ask for this. It was...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are happy that you enjoyed yourself and look forward to welcoming you back sometime in the future. Terima Kasih and Matur Suksuma!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place gets top notch in everything ! Cadre, ambiance, service, attention to the tiniest detail, just superbly put together.
As soon as one enters the Village/Resort an air of tranquility and peace seclusion reigns. The fact that it has become known as a 'Yoga retreat' and attracts so many wonderful adepts might be a factor but it's more, it's a labour
love. I give it very high marks because it deserves it, I will definitely return...

  • Stayed August 2014
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2014
Thank you so much for such a glowing review. We are thrilled you enjoyed yourself and your kind words make it all worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Terima Kasih banyak!!
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

This gorgeous haven is utter perfection. Every element is so thoughtful - the buildings, the story of literally each piece of furniture or decor, the grounds and the flowers purposefully placed in every nook, even the grass tended to by hand, the genuine and welcoming staff who greet you by name literally every single time, the 3 gorgeous village puppies - Sally, Desa & Seni, the offering generously left each morning for you to make should you wish to, the delicious and nourishing meals created with the on-ground produce. Perfection.

Some of the most fantastic yoga classes I've taken, knowledgable, welcoming and passionate teachers and in the most stunning setting.

The most amazing spa treatments I've had in Bali to date - so much so I squeezed 4 treatments into my 2 short days.

I have left Desa Seni revived, refreshed and healed - even in just 2 short days.

I will be back without a doubt, and cannot recommend enough. I am so thankful to the friends who recommended this experience to me, so please take this recommendation and stay yourself.

Room Tip: We stayed in Rumah Toer - gorgeous, and down the back of the village, away from the pool and restaur...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, September 4, 2014
We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself so immensely and left feeling revived and refreshed. Your review and kind words makes all that we do worthwhile and we thank you for taking the time to post a review and sharing your kind thoughts. The teachers were super happy to read your review as were all our staff. We look forward to welcoming you home once again...Terima Kasih banyak!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have just returned from yet another magical stay at Desa Seni. We have been visiting Desa Seni twice (sometimes three times!) a year since we discovered it in 2009 (and we don't even practice yoga!). We cherish wonderful memories of this very unique and simply beautiful place, and we always look forward to our next visit. We are welcomed 'home' each time we return, and we certainly feel at home. We thank all the wonderful staff, each of whom has a place in our hearts for the care and joy they bring to our holidays. This year our daughter was aged 3 and a half - and she wandered freely around the village, always welcomed with love and a smile. She certainly felt she was coming home. In fact, she calls Desa Seni "Bali" itself, as though this were the only possible place to be on the island. Our daughter is loved and cherished by all staff. We have stayed in several houses in the village and they all have something special to recommend them. The pool is a welcoming place, both tranquil and social. Each time we have all made new friends from around the world, and our daughter enjoys the company of other children who are either guests of the resort or day guests. The food is exquisite and the grounds are magical. A very special place indeed. Lucky those who have experienced it. Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
What a beautiful review - thank you for taking the time and for your continuing support and loyalty over the years. It is a real pleasure to hear from guests like yourselves and we are thrilled that you have enjoyed coming here year after year. The staff are all thrilled to read your review and you have made them all smile even wider than their normal smiles. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Terima Kasih banyak!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came as part of a yoga retreat from escape capital of thee world Las Vegas . But this was everything Vegas is missing . A yoga village feed from the vegetable garden on the grounds , pampered by the local staff and such a unique , cosy balanced breathing between man and structure . Even the retail shop is kool ---
Epicness in the raw , love and light from mark and amanda to all the staff

  • Stayed August 2014
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, August 27, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It was a pleasure having your group here and we are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. We look forward to welcoming you again. Terima kasih banyak
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have just returned home from Desa Seni. I don't think I could ever stay in "hotel style accommodation" again after staying in this beautiful paradise. I took a lovely group away for a health retreat and plan to do this again, very soon. We were in a state of absolute bliss and words can't describe how wonderful the Yoga, Food, Staff and Accommodation was. There is nothing I can fault about Desa Seni. When I take a group away I like everything to be very organised and close to as perfect as I can make it and this was absolute perfection in every way. You feel like you're part of a fairytale staying here with the beautiful traditional houses, stepping stones, surrounded by vegie gardens filled with the food that we ate daily and prepared by the staff in the kitchen. I would highly recommend Desa Seni for anyone who likes a peaceful but healthy holiday where yoga is available daily, an amazing healthy restaurant, and wants to leave feeling rejuvinated, re-energised and will have an abundance of energy returning to every day life.

Room Tip: Any room is good.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review! Your kind words and appreciation make what we do all worthwhile! The staff love reading the reviews - it makes them smile even wider. We look forward to welcoming you back anytime in the future. Terima Kasih banyak!
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place blew my mind....this is truly heaven on earth. We arrived after dark to this lantern-lit faerie land! Captured the imagination! Oh-so stunning. The yoga, the food, staff, cottages, facilities and amenities, inclusions, the creativity and aesthetics, the attention to detail...the fact that they remember your names... EVERYTHING was exceptional. We instantaneously relaxed.

The ONLY thing that my partner and I felt let us down SLIGHTLY, was the standard of the therapists in the spa treatments... not great pressure, and spa etiquette was lacking (basic introduction, dragging feet around room during treatment, banging the hot rocks in basin and on body, clanging things, speaking loudly, left the room)...just took away from the relaxing experience. However, the overall Desa Seni experience made up for this. Congratulations on creating such a superb eco resort. What a phenomenal place... thank you!! And yes... I would travel to Bali again JUST TO STAY HERE. Wow.

Room Tip: We were double-upgraded to the Village Deluxe Suite- a two storey cottage of gorgeousness! You won...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Howard K, Owner at Desa Seni, A Village Resort, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review and for the important feedback regarding the spa. This feedback is extremely important to us as it enables us to know where we can improve and always strive harder to provide the best customer experience. We are glad you enjoyed tyourself so thoroughly and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
Many thanks again and salam hangat (warm regards)!!
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Additional Information about Desa Seni, A Village Resort

Property: Desa Seni, A Village Resort
Address: Jl. Kayu Putih #13, Pantai Berawa, Canggu 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Canggu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Casino and Gambling Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Canggu
#2 Spa Hotel in Canggu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Desa Seni, A Village Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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