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Villa Santai
Ranked #147 of 555 Ubud B&B and Inns
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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“Great find”
Reviewed 31 October 2013

Four of us stayed here recently and were highly impressed. The accommodation is top quality and the pool is a stand out feature. The staff are also incredibly friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending this place and would definitely return next time we are in Ubud.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed at villa santai for a week with a family of five (although the villa accommodates eight persons) who traveled to Bali from different places in the world. It was a wonderful week. The location, the view and the scenery are superb. The staff is excellent and makes all the difference. We had dinner at the villa several times. The dinners were very good and well prepared. The staff made every effort to make it special. They also make the best spring rolls on earth.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

I took a group of friends and family to Villa Santai and it was an amazing three night stay. Not only is the view down the gorge incredible, but the staff was very nice and accommodating and the infinity pool was a dream. I loved my stay here and would recommend it to anyone traveling to Bali. It was perfect for a group and the 4 bedroom were all very large with large closet space. We were worried about it being to far from Ubud center, but it was a quick drive into town and nice to get out of the traffic and busy streets when arriving back to the villa. When I go back to Ubud in my life I will stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

Our group of nine shared a wonderful week at Villa Santai. For most of us it was our first trip to Bali and we were not sure what to expect. After a being collected from the airport after a 6 hour flight by Made and driven through the hectic traffic towards Ubud it was bliss to arrive at Villa Santai. It was everything we hoped for - a sanctuary amid the green rice paddies and overlooking a tropical river gorge. We all headed for a swim in the jade green pool as soon as we could and enjoyed a cool drink while gazing at the beautiful sunset all around us. Bliss! The villa was a great base for our week of discovering the sights of Bali and having a car and driver at our disposal meant everyone could do their own thing. The bedrooms we great - plenty of privacy for everyone, including the lucky person who got the massage bale to themselves.
Altogether a wonderful, relaxing week that left us all with the feeling that we called Bali Bliss!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Perth
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Reviewed 3 April 2013 via mobile

What a magnificent place to stay. Perfect scenery, stunning villa and beautiful staff. Everything was perfect from the moment we booked to our departure. We travelled as four couples. Each bedroom was beautiful with magnificent views. Lovely only having fly screens so you could be lulled to sleep by the river and woken to nature's sounds. Food was delicious (breakfasts and the banquet we had for dinner one night). Nothing was too much trouble. Like others we only wish we could have stayed longer!

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Muscat, Oman
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

We were 6 adults traveled to Bali for three nights and we were searching for place where we can enjoy the fresh air away from the traffic jam and the crowded area , and we choose villa Santai or we used to call it (paradise villa ), from the moment of arrived till the moment of left we can say its really paradise , we cannot forget the tremendous staff ,we never ever meet like them before , the villa design and location unbelievable ,the moment of entering the villa you will forget all bad remember things you faced and you will feel you are as king, every things nearby , the four rooms were very clean and the bathrooms were fantastic and the way how the design the open main hall it was amazing design with trees and river sound. We loved the fresh fruits at breakfast, and we are sure 100% will not get like sanati villa with charming swimming pool view, also I like to thanks fully corporation since we decide to book this villa ,and if we decide to travel to Bali again we will not select other villa .
Thanks and best regards and we wish for all the best staying time.
Nassr Al Jabri
Boy9119119@hotmail.com

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Spent 5 days here with the family of 12.

Location: Was very nice. Quiet and by the ravine. If you take the scooter out, lots of padi fields to explore. Less than 10 mins by car to Ubud town. Loved the location.

The place: I loved it. Ofcos the building is not as new as the pics show. Some wear n tear but still quaint and rustic. But becarefull of the toilet floors, its oily and slippery. Overall, was great.

Staff: No hassel. Always willing to help. Always smiling.

But my family felt that they would be better off at a hotel styled resort, with Tv in their rooms and not so dark at night etc. This resort is for the ones who like the peace n quiet offered by nature. For ones who like a private destination and still like the rustic living. Its not fr the ones who dont like the dark, who wants a tv to watch in the room, with aircon etc.

So there were mixed feelings. Overall, it was fine. We had a great time swimming in the pool. The whole place was ours. The only complaint was the breakfast menu. Was soooo limited. For the money we are paying, we should be offered more than fruits, bread n some pancakes. Have to pay fr yr eggs...also!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Villa Santai
Address: Jln. Raya Tanggayuda, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #147 of 555 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Villa Santai 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Santai is a very private and secluded luxury villa only 5k from Ubud center. Our house staff of eight will provide you with a level of service that is unparalleled. The villa's four romantic suites offer you spectacular sweeping views on the Petanu River, ancient rice terraces, and pristine jungle. ... more   less 
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