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“Was It All Just a Dream?”
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Villa Semana
Ranked #74 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 February 2010

Oh Villa Semana! Were you real or just a dream?

The villa looking out on the river....
The spa treatment in a bath of flowers by a waterfall....
Dinner outside, under the stars....
And the cleanest, best maintained bathrooms in all of Indonesia....

Thank you to all the staff, especially Cindy, who gave us the low-down on the boy-watching scene in Bali.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2010

We were planning to stay in Ubud. The "inn" was full and we stumbled upon Villa Semana. It was a hidden gem nestled by River Ayung and rice fields with 10 villas, each with a private pool. For us, it was a haven for adults as Villa Semana welcomes children above 12 only. If you are looking for peace and tranquillity, you will be pleased as there are no screaming kids by the pool. The complimentary wi-fi in the villas, by the restaurant and the pool made it an ideal to work and vacation at the same time. The rooms were spick and span, the views amazing, the staff incredibly efficient, attentive and polite. We ordered food which were not on the menu, and the chefs prepared it for us. Food was delicious and good value for money. Herbs are grown in the gardens in Villa Semana. The wine selection could have been better but we understand due to the local alcohol import laws, we weren't able to enjoy our favourite labels like Pierro, Cullens or Mosswood from Margaret River, Perth, Australia. But who cares... we had a fabulous stay and we will be back.
Check out pages 20 & 21 of the October issue of the Singapore American Newspaper:
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  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2010

I was 6 times in this Paradize, quiet, gorgious view on the river and paddy fields, romantic spa alondside the river, wonderful food and mountain biking with the owner. Walkind distance from real Bali, public bath, ceremony, local artists. My paradize on earth

Michel Beaugier - Singapore

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 December 2009

We spend 5 days at Villa Semana in one of their 10 villas. The location is absolutely beautiful with both views of paddy fields and the river. Free of any neighboors or other hotel resorts. This is a rare gem in the ever developping Ubud. Our villa provided us with complete privacy with our own private plunge pool, living room with bay window couches, bedroom and large bathroom with outdoor shower. The villas are tastefully furnished and very comfortable but not trendy. The staff was ever helpful, discreet and friendly. The villa is located 15 minutes outside Ubud center and the hotel provided us with free of charge drop off and pick up in and out of town which was most appreciated. The chef in the restaurant I must say is outstanding. He prepared candle light dinner for my partner and I, a Bday party for a friend of ours and lunch entertaining for visiting friends . He is especially good with high end Balinese cuisine and truly impressed us. The spa facilities is located down by the river and is especially relaxing and charming. We had three massage treatments which were excellent. The most senior massage therapist is especially good with 10 years experience and 6 years at villa Semana. We also enjoyed a morning walk with a guide arrange by the villa around the estate, river and quiet village. The villa facilities also include a very beautiful infinity pool with views over the river. We had a truly wonderful relaxing time and enjoyed the seclusion of the location and the feeling of privacy away from the hustle and bussle. We have been to Bali at least 14 times and have tried different locations and villas. I would definitely recommend Villa Semana to friends who are looking for breathtaking location in nature and a relaxing time in tune with some of Bali's traditions, sights and sounds.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2009

We stayed in Villa Semana in the beginning of November. And we would like to say thank you for these days in your hotel. We found beautiful landscape, delicious meal and romantic villa. The staff was very attentive and helpful. What else do you need if you seek quite vacations? Villa Semana is hotel where you definitely would like to return.
Rolandas and Brigita from Lithuania.

Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2009

Dear Villa Semana,

We would like to thank for the super top service given to us. The staffs are really polite and will be there for us at anytime. Everything was very punctual and the Private Spa is one of our favourite spots..facing the Ayung River really calm our mind.. The food is also delicious..Overall for Villa Semana is a PERFECT place to ease your mind and soul....

Mr & Mrs Khairul Amri

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2009

We are reasonably spoiled travellers and have stayed at several small-scale luxury resorts with private bungalows on Bali, however Villa Semana really stole our hearts…
We stayed in Villa Cempaka , which is a two story villa offering complete privacy, awesome river valley views with the occasional local wading through the river, a nice Balinese landscaped garden with a good sized private pool and a daybed overlooking it all, and FULL service.
Enjoying it all from our daybed we could order our fresh juices, coffees and cocktails and excellent food using the portable phone.... It was like having your own butler, without having him around all the time. It really was Heaven on Earth… This type of service is exceptional for Bali - excellent but not in your face – with Staff only there when you need them.
The resort doesn't have a reception, but uses a more personal approach - check-in and a welcome drink were served in our villa where useful information was provided and all our questions were answered.
With Ubud less then 15 minutes away, it is easy to visit and explore and certainly worthwhile doing. The resort shuttle dropped us off and picked us up 15 minutes after we rang them.
The spa is absolutely sensational – located on the banks of the Ayung river – with massages in the open air. We enjoyed and strongly recommend the Semana Harmony for couples. It is always the last session of the day and staff leaves you alone with a bottle of bubblies in a flower-petals filled bath… No need to say more… Villa Semana is an ideal place to rekindle and celebrate your relation.
It’s a joy to find a retreat which combines luxury accommodation in lush surroundings, attention for detail, privacy, a good restaurant with excellent personal service and which make you feel completely at home at the same time. Next time we will definitely go back to Villa Semana...

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Semana

Address: Banjar Semana, Desa Singakerta, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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
#56 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#62 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £117 - £457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Villa Semana Ubud, Bali

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