We stayed here for the final few days of our honeymoon and it couldn’t have been better. We’d done a bit of travelling around Bali already so we were pretty tired and just wanted to chill out before our flight back. Rosita made all that really easy and made us some delicious meals – she really is an amazing cook! The villa itself is really quiet and peaceful but we also made a couple of trips to the main beach which is only about 15 mins in a cab. The pool was great too, we’d definitely recommend and return in future.
We have stayed in Umalas Retreat in April 2017. Everything was a breeze from the airport transfer to the check-in. Our driver, Mr Putu was very polite and have many years of experience! As we had wanted a rest and relax holiday, we did not engage M Putu for his service. Our housekeeper, Mr Nyoman is the best! Upon our arrival, he proceeded to prepare our breakfast and served us within minutes. What a good way to start our day :)
We had mostly stayed in the villa and Mr Nyoman prepared all of our meals at our request. He will buy the ingredients based on our selection and prepare them in our kitchen. Talking about this make us missing his garlic butter shrimps now :p
We also gotten Mr Nyoman to help us buy some pastries from Monsieur Spoon. Too delicious that we bought the pastries two days consecutively. :p
I would definitely recommend Umalas Retreat to everyone who is looking for a nice place to unwind and relax. Hope to be back some day!
Villa 3, an amazing relaxing place to spend a week. Our 'smiley' happy chef was very competent, meals were delicious and provided us with some new experiences in food. Our fantastic, informative day trip,with the Umalas driver, took us out and about including coffee plantation with tasting, Monkey Forest, rice terraces and temple visit.
The pool was always there to cool us Kiwis off any hour of the day. Thank you Kay and Anthony, Rosita and Putu.
We stayed at the gorgeous Umalas Retreat (Villa 3) with friends for a week in March and loved our stay. The villa is beautifully decorated with everything you could need. Having the gorgeous Rosita preparing a delicious brekkie everyday and being available to cook extra meals was awesome as some days you just don't want to leave the villa.
The pool and living areas are stunning and so relaxing to just hang out, swim read and enjoy the peace and quiet of the area. The bedrooms were stunning and the beds were super comfy with spotless white linen and super cold air conditioning. The owners and staff were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble, including Manager Putu who we used for a couple of days out and about. I loved being that little bit out of Seminyak without all the background noise, it's so peaceful .
There are many fantastic warungs and restaurants just a few minutes away in a taxi and great coffee at Monsieur Spoon only 10 minutes walk. Our friends visited the spa just down the road called The Antique Spa and they absolutely raved about it saying they had the best massages EVER at great prices.
We also had a sneak peek into the newly decorated villas which look amazing and I'm planning to come back and stay in one of them next visit. Thanks Kaye and everyone at Umalas for a fantastic stay. Highly recommended.
What a great place to stay. All you need and more in one villa. The location is great within short walking distance to good groceries. The staff is amazing.....but watch out because you get spoiled. I'm still craving the avocado smash breakfast and the nightly dip in the pool !!!! We will be back for sure!!!!
There is a moment when you arrive somewhere & you say WOW. That's what I said when I arrived, even my husband who doesn't say a lot about accommodation said the same thing. We've stayed in 5 star hotels & he's said nothing.
The fact that transfers were included took away a lot of the stress for first time Bali travellers as we didn't need to give directions let alone have the address.
These villas are simply stunning. The styling is on trend & you'll feel like you've stepped into a magazine photo shoot.
Our housekeeper Rosita is possibly the sweetest person on the planet & she is the most amazing chef. I'll give her cooking another WOW.
The fact that the villas are surrounded by rice fields & not hotels makes you see the real side of Bali in the city. Modern & traditional all at the same time.
The location is perfect, you're a few steps away from a shop that stocks everything you need. If you want to stay in the villa the whole time then you really don't need to leave.
If you want to go out & about you have access to a extremely knowledgeable drive at a very reasonable rate. You're also very close by taxi if you want restaurants & bars. The lovely security team will call one for you & make sure you leave the premises safety.
We spent 6 blissful days here & I couldn't recommend it anymore. This is most definitely the place for you. Style, Class & Service just what you need for your Balinese escape!
Thank you to amazing owners Kay & Anthony. From the moment we booked until we left we were looked after.
We stayed here for two weeks as a family of four with our two young children and it was the perfect place to properly relax and enjoy our time together. The villa is set up beautifully and luxuriously and the staff that are there to look after you are amazing. Rosita is just incredible and really makes sure you feel absolutely spoiled the whole time. I can't recommend this highly enough and we will most certainly be back for another stay.