We read the "terrible"-rated reviews before going ahead and choosing Villa Sarna based on the many better-rated ones. We stayed there for almost a week and were delighted with our stay. I think all you need do to avoid disappointment is understand what kind of place this is.
It's not in Ubud, and it doesn't claim to be. It's near Tegalalang village, but they have a shuttle service to both Tegalalang and Ubud. The advantage of the location is that you are right in the middle of a forested area and very close to rice terraces. If it rains too hard, or you want a day off, it's a great place to just relax. We were there for the "silent day", Nyepi, and enjoyed our day in the hotel.
It's not a super-posh place, and at least our room (Brahma) didn't have a bath tub (no surprises - we checked the photos). It's very comfortable, on the other hand. We had a huge balcony! Service and attitude are very good. I was surprised to see complaints about the breakfast in some reviews. Breakfast is functional, filling and is quite complete. The breakfast area is very nice. It's not an "industrialized" breakfast with 100 options. There are only seven rooms in the hotel.
Being on a hill overlooking a valley means that there are great views. On the other hand, what you do need to be aware of is that there are many, many steps. I had a slightly stiff knee from before, and it complained a bit, but I got used to it.
Dampness can also be a bit of a problem. You will be in the middle of dense rainforest, and you should only be there if you like the idea. There are limits to how much the aircon can dehumidify. Also, there is a constant "birdsong" all the time. If that disturbs you, this is not the right place.
We loved it all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blending modern and traditional Balinese design, Villa Sarna is one of Ubud's most unique boutique villas. The Villa blends harmoniously with nature's rich and ancient traditions. We are built in an enchanting and secluded setting overlooking the Agung Mountain, a short drive from the many cultural activities in nearby Ubud. Spa facilities offer an array of treatments, massages, and therapies that allow guests to truly lose themselves in Bali! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Sarna Hotel Ubud
- Sarna Hotel Ubud
- Villa Sarna Ubud Bali