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Villa Semana
Ranked #57 of 190 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Ballina, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful Holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Just stayed for 11 nights at Villa Semana. The owner and staff cannot do enough to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. The owner - Jurg is most helpful with advice on where to go & what to see. He also took us for a bike ride amongst the rice padi's & villages which was an experience we will not forget.The food at the restaurant is great as is the service. The villa's are very private - we could not have asked for any more for our holiday.

Room Tip: Stayed in Alamanda which has a great view over the river.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Well, divine is what it is....
Talk about the service, staff, food, state of mind...and bliss existence. Name anything under the open sky to relate to Divine...it is just a normal affair here at the Semana.
To start with the completely informal way to check you all the way till they say good bye (a not so happy moment !)
Stayed in the pool villa...sheer luxury sheer calm and pure bliss. Bali is a bit of everything...fun food and frolic. there are lovely beaches, winding roads, nature and particularly the people....Balinese are awesome folks. I think friendly is a good middle name for them.
We stayed at the Semana. Heard so much about it....and trust me it tested thru all the words written about it. The place is awesome, snuggled into a dense paddy field area surrounded by heavy foilage, its just pristine. Every villa is given so much thought, make you feels...am i the only one here in this natures basket? Its only when you walk up to the restaurant do u realize...omg...there are others too who share the same emotion.
Jurg Suter- by far one the best host one can imagine. I have traveled far and wide. Lived at all star resorts/hotels....but this place takes the cake. Trust me....this is my first EVER rating for anything i have enjoyed in my life.
the food is awesome as well. Personal care to ensure the taste buds go haggling for more....
SPA- oh ! world over we see them as private as they get by means of walls, curtains etc...now imagine this...a spa where you are given privacy by a cascading water fall and the gush of the roaring river besides. Who the hell needs soothing music to sense you up.....the natural setting of a water falls ripping besides you with the gurgling river....

a must for anyone who seeks lifestyle the natural way !
Way to go Jurg...look forward to a returning to divinity very soon.....

Ciao.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bengaluru, India
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

We arrived at Villa Semana after spending 3days at the picturesque beaches & ultra luxurious resorts of Nusa Dua. So initially it was a shocker as Villa Semana exists in a completely different world.

It's a charming small place with maybe 8 cottages, the best ones being the ones right above the Spa, nestled on a semi-cliff kinds with the river running rampant below. The sight from here is truely beautiful and one can just relax and take in the view, sounds of nature and the sun resting on the deck chairs beside the private pool.

There is no concept of a reception desk, the staff are accessible via the phone or by a walk to the beautifully located resturant. Do take a private pool villa overlooking the river, its worth every penny :) One can easily spend a couple of days taking in the view and experiencing nature at it's finest.

We arrived there via a Bluebird taxi from Nusa Dua around 2pm.Used the shuttle to Ubud town centre and spent our evening there. The town centre is a really busy place with lotsa deals on offer on paintings, wooden carvings etc. The key to bargain is that most products will finally be sold for less than half of what you quote, so make your initial quote low and absurd :)

The Saraswati temple at the city centre isnt mentioned on travel websites but is a real splendid place what with Lotus filled ponds surrounding it from all sides.

Taking the Villa Semana cab to the town centre makes a lot of sense but beware, this service is every once in an hour and also available only on request. Else, they will charge you 15$ or so per drop to the town centre.

As for the food, Breakfast was good and menu even though not extensive had a few good options. Their Capuccino was something my wife loved :)

Also, be ready for a small chocolate or cookie platter every evening as you return to the Villa :) This was a wonderful cute surprise

The staff were more than courteous right throughtout the stay. Big thanks to Swastika, Jana Wan, Nana, Dewi, Agus. You guys really made our stay great, especially Jan Wan and Nana :)


Just a few tips to make the paradise even better :


1) The cake slices offered with the Tea in the evening kind of become repetitive after day one.So maybe, you can mix and match and offer something new to accompany the high tea.

2) To the owners, if possible, pls install some lights along the river bank. This would make the night view truely amazing from the river facing villas (like Kamboja).

3) Even though the cab drop at Ubud town centre is hourly please schedule the pick-up's from town centre also hourly. Currently pick-up's are only on request which forces us to fix a timing before we leave to the town centre or try contacting you from the town centre to request for a pick-up. This is really painful.

Room Tip: Rooms above the spa have a great view of the river and good privacy. Especially Villa Kamboja, a dup...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Beautiful location, exceptional service. So glad we stayed at Villa Semana for 7 nights.

We were not heading to the airport til 6pm and Villa Semana allowed us to stay on til that time at no extra charge - truly gracious hosts.

All staff were super friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

Definitely one of the beautiful places to stay in Bali! The Villa is extremely peaceful and full of scenic beauty.
We had booked it for our honeymoon and were truly mesmerized by the beauty. The staff is very helpful and they ensure complete privacy.
There was a private pool, an open shower, a big bath tub and what not!! The individual villas have every possible thing one might need!

Room Tip: We chose Villa Katalia and it was excellent!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kameshjain
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Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Villa Semana for 5 days, in a pool villa. We loved our stay. The service was impeccable,the staff very helpful and courteous. Our villa was wonderful and clean and has al the amenities at you need (free coffee, tea, wifi, and shuttle service). The dining area by the pool with a view of the river is spectacular. We recommend the spa/massage, and the food is very good. Excellent breakfast is included.The owner/manager, Mr. Nadre is very personal and helpful with advice on places to see and where to eat. The small scale of the place really makes it feel more like an upscale bed and breakfast than a hotel:the people here really know you and know what you want.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2014

Located near the cultural heart of Bali in Ubud, the resort provides an excellent getaway from the hustle of city and to enjoy private time in the lap of nature. The villa allows us to enjoy some quiet time. We could relax and enjoy ourselves in the personal pool. The resort itself is located a bit far off from the Ubud town center, but there is a shuttle service for pickup and drop which is useful. The breakfast provided was the most delicious we had in Bali. The croissants, the pastries, Mie Goreng were all excellent. Everybody at the hotel was eager to help as well. The hotel owner was at the property itself and often interacted with the guests there to provide a personalized touch. We had a spa treatment at the resort on the last day and was an excellent climax to the entire vacation. The spa located next to the river provides a very serene place to relax.
Overall a wonderful place to enjoy honeymoon.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Villa Semana

Property: Villa Semana
Address: Banjar Semana, Desa Singakerta, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#15 Family Hotel in Ubud
#45 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#51 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Semana 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Semana & Spa is a hidden treasure deep in the Ubud area of Bali. It is located 7km or 15 minutes drive by our free scheduled shuttle service everyday. Villa Semana & Spa consists of 10 private pool villas each with unique views of the Ayung River tributaries. Your home away from home offers 180-degrees views of stunning valleys and rice fields that make choosing Ubud an easy decision. Be part of nature and experience total relaxation in the lotus pond bath with sound of near by waterfall. ... more   less 
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