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Kusuma Sari Villa & Spa
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“staff...it's all about the staff..”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2009

The staff made me feel like I was the only person they had to service..although there were others at the villa at the time. they were so nice and gave me insight into the Balineese culture. taking me to a cremation and a museum tour. I have stayed there 3 times in the last 2 years.. Wayan gets you in places most tourists would never go.. Love it..

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled solo
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Carmel, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2009

Five stays at VKS says something about how much we love it here. This is not a hotel but a private villa tucked away in the village of Sukawati which is a living, breathing, genuine Balinese village. Nothing touristy here. The markets are a short walk away and for a true peek into actual Balinese life, you must go shopping before dawn some morning. The villa is conveniently located close enough to Ubud and environs but also gives you great day trip access to the volcanoes up north, all the glorious temples nearby, the beaches of Sanur and even reasonable access to the craziness of Kuta and Seminyak if you need it. Each room(there are three, including the owner's unit) are situated in stunning landscape around a common pool. There are shared dining, exercise, spa pavilions as well. The staff is absolutely wonderful, accommodating and really tough to say goodbye to at the end of your stay. Breakfasts are included and made to order. Lunch or dinner can be arranged in advance. Daily linen service with housecleaning as well as nightly turn down. We will be back.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

Aside from the comfort, picturesque environment and pleasant staff, the place is an oasis in the middle of real everyday Balinese life. You leave the gates and you bike or walk into peasant villages with rice fields and see the rustic life. Villages are on one side, a town with a market on the other. If you come to Bali for the waves, the beach, and the sun, Kusuma Sari is an essential a few day escape from those to become exposed to a different reality and have a pleasant stay in the shade of its trees and pavilions

  • Stayed December 2007, travelled solo
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

My wife and I were at Kusuma Sari before... for the most romantic holiday every... In the middle of local Bali lies this treasure resort. We have seen and been places, but this little magic place beats all. The staff is wonderful, polite and goes the extra mile. The site is magical looking out over the local rice fields, a little river and the mystic environment of Bali. The bungalows were divine and the whole place is full with amazing local art work and sports a gorgeous wild garden. MUST SEE, HAVE TO EXPERIENCE!

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

Kusuma Sari is a lovely villa with every possible amenity. Each bedroom is in its own building. Terrific swimming pool. Great massages every day. Wayan oversees the outstanding staff which unobtrusively meets your every need or desire. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. Wayan is available at all times to drive you to the many wonderful sites around Bali. For my son and daughter-in-law's anniversary, the staff covered their bedroom in rose petals and Wayan brought a gamelan orchestra and wonderful dancers to make it a special occasion. I recommend the villa without reservation.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

We were picked up at the airport by Wayan who made us feel very welcome to Bali. Wayan has travelled alot outside of Bali, so his knowledge of English and parts of the world is very good. On arrival at Kusuma Sari late in the evening after about 40-60 minutes in the car we were met by some of the staff at the villas. The compound was lit beautifully to highlight the wonderful plants and water features. The main villa is enormous with a lovely large double four poster bed and a separate sitting room with large tv and loads of dvds. The main eating area is by the kitchens and there is a real family feel to the place. The food is freshly cooked and delicious. There isn't very much western food apart from pizza (we didn't come to Bali to eat Western food) but the breakfasts are mainly Western and loads of it! The pool is lovely and the end of the pool just looks straight into the countryside, trees and paddy fields in the distance. This isn't a good setting for families with toddlers (unless you keep a constant eye on them) because, being set on the side of a hill, there are lots of different levels and small ponds. It is a short walk from Gianyar market where you can buy loads of different things from wooden hand made products to clothes, jewellery and food. It is alot cheaper than Ubud but maybe not as 'upmarket'. As you walk to the village people are very friendly and will stop and chat to you and you get a real feel for the area. This isn't a place for people who expect Hilton style hotels and accomodation with a raving night life it is a place which will leave you feeling like you've really seen the real Bali. If you'd like to go on day trips Wayan or his colleages will drive you for the day. We didn't try the spa facilities so we can't comment on those. We've been twice and recommended Kusumu Sari to friends who also had a really lovely time there

  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2009

One of my friends told me the best way to experience Bali was a private villa....Thats what a did. And when I found Kusuma Sari, immediately they have been so helpful.
They went to pick me up at the airport. I was late. So we got to the villa around 12 minight. Amazing location, next to rice paddies, with 3 villas, on different level, a nice pool and exercice room outside.
For 5 days, I have been treated like a king in this house, I was the only guest and they offered me their nicest villa, which happens to be the owner's villa;..What a treat! Excellent library in my sitting room with thousand of books in all languages,
excellent food, they would asked me what i wanted for breakfast and where i wanted it to be served and I could have picked up any place...they would have they yes....
Excellent massage, included in the room rate on the first day, very clever as I would then pay for one each single day ....Their mini spa is beautiful...
No true luxury, but one of the best places i have stayed in...Just a combination of quiet house, nice people whodo care about their customers...
I would highly recommend the place, and on top, they can drive you to nice areas, to Ubud, always with a smile;...
I want ot go back ...!!

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled solo
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Property: Kusuma Sari Villa & Spa
Address: Br. Pekuwudan Sukawati, 80582, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Gianyar
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Gianyar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Kusuma Sari Villa & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Kusuma Sari is your home away from home, it fulfills your dreams. Indeed, it is the enchantment that dreams are made of. Villa Kusuma Sari includes a dreamlike swimming pool and relaxing Jacuzzi in the middle of a grand tropical garden overlooking the beautiful Bembeng River. The quiet and magical environment renders a feeling of exclusiveness and perfect tranquility in harmony with the local Balinese culture while in close proximity to cities like Ubud, Sanur and Kuta. The hospitable and responsive staff makes complete an experience of living like a king in Bali.Design as a modern version of the traditional Balinese cluster compound, the villa has separate bales (pavilions) for eating, lounging and receiving guests. The master bale has a large living area for entertaining as well as sumptuous sleeping quarter. The two guest bales include two meter outdoor stone tubs for your bathing pleasure. Each of the bale includes both indoor and outdoor showers and ample storage space for your luggage, clothing and any treasures which you might purchase in your exploration of the local markets. The villa is built over former rice terraces and from the pool looking toward the stone entrance gate you will see terraces replaced by a beautiful series of terraced pools seemingly flowing one into the other. Truly a vision that evokes the paradise that is Bali. Our staff is equipped to cater to your every need. A car and driver are available for optional tour packages for your exploration of the beautiful island of Bali. Traditional Balinese ceremonies may be witnessed at many local venues or we can arrange private performances at the villa for your pleasure. Breakfast is included with your room. You can select American style, Continental style or if you are truly adventurous you can try the traditional Indonesian style. Other meals are available at the villa at your option or we can arrange for your dining at any of the wonderful local restaurants which abound in the area. ... more   less 
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