We were a group of fussy well-travelled girls used to the little luxuries and looking for an indulgent week of pampering and relaxation. We had high expectations and they were surpassed at every level.
From the start the villa owner, John was responsive and patient with some of the extras we asked for. In fact he went the extra mile and sorted many of the arrangements personally. (Thanks John!)
The onsite Villa manager Parta is the epitome of the gracious service. He was wonderful to deal with and all the arrangements, including a complex matrix of airport transfers, a terrific biking excursion, a "jungle" walk, massage and beauty therapists and a yoga instructor were organised efficiently and to a high standard.
Putu, the cook was amazing… seriously we wondered why we had any meals out, as without fail the in house meals were superb (especially the Indonesian dishes). Beautifully presented and delicious…. and inexpensive. We went to a couple of Ubud restaurants, as well as Sarong in Seminyak and would say, for the most part, we ate better at the villa (although Sarong was terrific as usual).
Melly, another one of the gorgeous staff made fabulous cocktails and was also a great help in organising our day.
We had therapists (from an Ubud spa) in daily and would suggest the massages are the better option.. We had facials and mani/pedis but these were not the best and would stick to the massages. Still, it was wonderful having them come to us and they were lovely ladies.
All the other staff maintained the high standards set by Parta, they were smiling and unobtrusive.
The villa itself is gorgeous, classy , beautifully decorated, very comfy beds and fine linen as well as extremely well maintained , with little wear and tear (unusual for Asia) and with every amenity. Ubud is a 30 min car ride away.
I could not recommend this villa more highly and am somewhat reluctant to spread the word in case it gets too busy! We will definitely be back!
If anyone needs more info, do not hesitate to send me a personal message via tripadvsior.
Once more thanks you John, Parta, Melly and Putu and all the amazing staff at Villa Bukit Naga for a truly wonderful week!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- VILLA BUKIT NAGA is a unique property perched high on a hill, above a valley in which two sacred rivers meet. This villa estate features 7 bedrooms in 3 elegant buildings and can accommodate up to 13 guests in well-appointed luxury.VILLA BUKIT NAGA has the highest staff-to-guest ratio of any private villa in Bali: 15 full-time staff for up to 13 guests.VILLA BUKIT NAGA is a favorite holiday rental property among celebrities and industry leaders due to its absolute privacy. It is not satellite positioned, meaning it cannot be found on Google Earth or GPS systems.15 staff will attend to your every need. 2 chefs prepare global or specialized cuisines, from Western dishes to local Asian delights using organic produce from our own garden. 2 drivers can take you from mountains to beaches, to enjoy volcano hiking, surfing trips or relaxing on the sand as well as golfing, cycling or touring timeless Balinese villages.Enjoy cooking classes, yoga lessons, massages and other spa treatments in the privacy of VILLA BUKIT NAGA.The entire estate enjoys Wi-Fi, available in every room as well as poolside.The property has 3 villas that contain a total of 7 bedrooms (6 en suite bathrooms), a 50-foot infinity pool, an infinity plunge pool, a gym, Wi-Fi, entertainment room with satellite TV and 600+ DVD’s, central air conditioning, a total of 5 buildings, 2 outdoor bales, 4 private outdoor showers, a Jacuzzi, 5 balconies, various sound systems and iPod docks, and extensive gardens.Located minutes from Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, guests can enjoy world-class dining in the villa or at award-winning restaurants such as Mozaic. Our in-house concierge will arrange shopping trips, art gallery and museum tours, and much more. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villa Bukit Naga Bali/Gianyar