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“Fantastic Valley Location”
Review of Villa Awang Awang

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Villa Awang Awang
Ranked #79 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

We stayed in the eco Pereperan Villa (1 of only three or four) which is selcluded half way down the side of the valley.Great views and plenty of wildlife especially monkeys which we watched playing 10 metres away in a tree.
There are about 80 steps which is not a problem as the very helpful and friendly staff will bring whatever you need to your room.They serve breakfast at you own private gazebo - a nice touch!

It would have been nice to cheat and have air cond as the fan didn't always cope but there is a nice private plunge pool but make sure the water jets get turned off at night otherwise you can't hear all the sounds of the forest
There is a really good restaurant set among the rice paddies about 1 kilometer away on the road to Ubud which the hotel shuttle will take you to and collect you when ready.

The staff are happy to take you on a walk through the rice fields which is nice or go down the many steep steps to the river in the valley.They will also take you to Ubud and pick you up.

The larger vlllas for families are very well set out and we had a tour and they are beautiful - each with their own pool

Why stay in Ubud when you can stay in the countryside???

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

awang awang was an AMAZING experience
i stayed in pereperan
arrived in awang awang desperate for some peace and solitude and contact with nature- it was absolutely perfect and exactly what I needed- a total retreat in the forest, perched on a lush mountainside, with the roaring river below, the sounds of the forest echoing...i felt like i was in my own private wonderland. if you like being close to nature, REALLY close- this villa is perfect. the interior was incredible- not over the top luxurious; but spacious and with an amazing energy due to the shape of the villa (Fibonacci). I hardly left the villa, gorged on about 5 novels in 5 days (always a sign of a good holiday!!!)...
there is no airconditioning so it can be warm in the villa during the day...but oh dear, what else can you do but lie about in YOUR PRIVATE PLUNGE POOL overlooking the forest???!!!! hard life :) sleeping can be a little interrupted by the loud sounds of the crashing river and the forest at night....but i just lay there - and ENJOYED!!!they are pretty amazing sounds!!!.... by day 2 i was total used to the night river noises and slept soundly through the night

The staff were PARTICULARLY special- they were attentive to my needs, concerned about me, and caring, without ever being intrusive.
That is a VERY hard balance to reach- and the staff did it perfectly. The seemed to arrive at exactly the right moment to tend to me- but never ever encroached on my space. All of my requests and anything i asked for was provided super quick- i simply couldnt fault the staff. Just sweethearts,
i adored this please, and as i looked at alot of other venues during there time there (was doing some work research) i realised how very special awang awang was for its quietness, location and total nature experience.
and for the cost....VERY SPECIAL

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 April 2013

This was our first trip to Bali, and we stayed 3 days and nights at Villa Awang Awang. We arranged to have their driver pick us up at the airport, and I would highly recommend that, if you don't know the area. They charged us $30USD and it was well worth it. Kadet, the driver was there waiting for us at the airport entrance. He was our first "tour guide", pointing out things along the way, and being really helpful.
We were upgraded to the largest villa, (great luck) we got to see what a gorgeous villa this is. The villa has 3 levels. the top is the main living area with a huge open terrace & bedrooms, then you go down to the kitchen and dining room, which also has a huge open terrace. From this level you take a few stairs that take you down to the private infinity pool. All three levels have the same amazing view of the forest, and you have the river rushing below you, which adds to the charm (can be heard, but not seen). We saw monkey's playing in the trees across the valley, which was great fun, as you relaxed on this amazing terrace. The bathrooms are large and spacious, with wonderful outdoor showers. If you want a taste of the best of Bali, I highly recommend this villa. It is a ways out of Ubud, so you will need to rely on their driver

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1Anila, Owner at Villa Awang Awang, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2013

Thank-you for taking the time to share your experience and we are very happy you enjoyed your stay . For bookings made directly through our web-site and not an internet company , the airport pick-up is already included in the rate .Our free shuttle drops and collects guests in Ubud three times a day and is only a 10 minute drive . Taxis are always available at any time and only charge around Rp 50,000 per trip .

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Reviewed 21 April 2013

I stayed at villa Pererepan for two weeks. They welcome you with a cold & fresh fruit juice and these words: Welcome, You are now part of the "Awang Awang" family.

[Transport]
I haven't seen many comments yet about the transport. There are, as far as i know, two drivers. I only had one driver during my stay, Kadek, and i think he only works there for several months now. I felt comfortable and safe as soon as i was picked up from the airport. We made many trips, around Ubud but also to the north, east and south. He can speak English very well, he knows a lot of things and he made my trip safe, interesting, fun, comfortable and special. This time i went alone, but i would trust my family's safety in his hands.

[Staff]
Welcome, You are now part of the "Awang Awang" family. That's how your vacations begins.
The manager, the supervisor, all the other staff, so many beautiful people, in traditional clothes, with big and genuine smiles. You want privacy, you get privacy. You want conversations, you can have conversations. Anything you want... Professional but also personal. I had some problems during my stay and they all helped me with open arms. It really is a family and i'm happy that i could be apart of it.

[Villa Pererepan]
I picked this villa because i could heal, write, read, draw in peace, nobody around. Just me and nature. Amazing nature, the sounds of the animals, the river... Incredible nature, because when you wake up in this villa with the curtains up, and with the doors open... No words... Breathtaking. The villa is very clean, try the soap, it's lovely.

[Breakfast]
Free breakfast, you woulden't expect anything special. But it was, fresh juices, fresh fruit sliced in all different forms, special brown and white bread, cute little pots with jams, boiled eggs, batik napkins? Don't forget the environment where you are eating your breakfast, my favourite time of the day.

[Dinner]
The food is very good, you should try the tempe manis with vegetables. The sate ayam? The peanut sauce? If you want to eat out, ask the manager about his restaurant. Nothing in Ubud can beat that view and the taste? You will never forget it.

[Galleria]
They have this public space with lounge chairs and i was hanging out there every single night, browsing the internet, talking to the staff and listening to all the beautiful sounds of nature. Sometimes you can hear the village gamelan players in the far distance, this gave me goosebumps, such a real bali vibe.

[Reception]
They have a really beautiful reception, i could sit there for hours.
Lots of info brochures, tours, and... You can shop for jewelry, i coulden't stop myself...

[Activities]
Walk around in the village, see the paddy's, village temples, swim in the river. You can go to Ubud, i love the Ganesha bookstore, you can donate books there!
Starbucks, see dance performances, go to museums etc The thing i love about Ubud is that it's central. Ubud is great, i can spend days there but you can also go anywhere from there and i did. It was fab.

I could go on and on, but you should see it for yourself.
It's way more better then the pictures, you really can't be disappointed!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

The short notice stay at the villa was exceptional. The staff could not have been more professional or obliging. The Vila itself was beautiful and proved and amazing place to stay. I have travelled extensively for over 20 years and this is one of those experiences that I would line up for again. Everybody has different standards or expectations, all of mine where met or exceeded, the location, service, food and ambience all exceptional. Thank you for an experience I hope to repeat and to all the staff a warm thank you and gratitude,

Robert Slater

Room Tip: Any of the 5 rooms are great, the master suite is very good.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

Last day here. We stayed in Beji villa...perfect for four people (2 couples). Staff are lovely and will do anything to make your stay better - nothing is a problem for Balinese people. I read reviews about insects etc - well we are in Bali - and maybe because I amfrom Oz it hasn't bothered us at all. Hearing Gecko's bark at night was gorgeous. Fire flies, a group of monkeys! Just a beautiful setting. Easy access to Ubud centre - they drive you, but extra $$. Not expensive - and very easy. Perefect place.....just very sad today is ast day....but they are letting us spend sometime in Villa Awang Awang!!!!! YAY....

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 March 2013

I had a very lovely time staying in both the 5 bedroom Villa and 2 bedroom Villa - absolutely stunning scenery with very quiet and friendly staff. The traditional balianise rice breakfast was my favorite. I would highly recommend to anyone who is seeking some time out to contemplate the next chapter or looking to change directions with life.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Jalan Melayang, Ubud 90571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Ubud
#32 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#60 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#67 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £122 - £400 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Awang Awang 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nurture body and soul in a luxury villa.A choice of 1 , 2 ,4 or 5 bedroomed villas Situated ten minutes drive from Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali, overlooking the sacred Petanu River and lush tropical jungle. It is designed according to ancient traditions. 14 Staff include a masseuse, chef, and driver. ... more   less 
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