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“We went looking for a little bit of magic.....and found it.”
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Villa Awang Awang
Ranked #74 of 196 Hotels in Ubud
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Sydney Australia
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“We went looking for a little bit of magic.....and found it.”
Reviewed 20 August 2010

We were five women on a girls only holiday, leaving the husbands and kids at home we went looking for a little bit of magic in Ubud and we found it at Villa Awang awang.

This trip we wanted to be spoilt , feel a little special and surround ourselves with the energy and beauty that is Ubud.

When I first walked into the villa I just thought wow! it's exactly like the photos.

We spent five nights in the main villa which has four bedrooms, it is completely private and you can only see the other villa from the very edge of the infinity pool.

Three of the bedrooms have queen beds and these all have stunning views of the valley through big glass sliding doors. There is one twin room at the back and it is a little dark with no view except of the garden through the side windows.

We timed the drive into Ubud and it was exactly 10mins the days we drove into town, food at the villa was delicious, staff delightful, the whole experience was divine.

We looked for monkeys every day and had almost given up, but on our last night we saw them across the valley and they came back the next morning. We also saw fireflies in the garden at night and butterflies, dragonflies and colourful birds during the day.

The pool had sun all afternoon, I don't like cold water and often don't swim everyday when I'm in Ubud but the water was perfect, the pool is so gorgeous that it's hard to resist morning, noon or night!!

Villa Awang Awang is not a five star hotel with shiny glass, stainless steel and doors that shut out everything, so if that's what you are after stay away. This villa is so much more than that, it is the rare type of place you find that lets you truly experience the soul of Bali, it almost feels as though the villa grew where it stands, so solid and as beautiful as the valley it sits on.

I've been travelling to Ubud for close to thirty years and stayed in some amazing hotels, staying here is one of the best experiences I've had, we had a perfect five nights and feel grateful that we discovered this magical villa.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Bellingen, Australia
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Reviewed 10 August 2010

Our family of 4 had an outstanding stay in Ubud at Awang Awang. The view, the pool and rooms were perfect. the villa is located about 5 minutes from town and the friendly staff will drive you there and back everyday. In fact the staff were more than friendly, they were outstanding. We have been to Bali many times and Awang Awang is up there with the best.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2010

Villa Awang Awang

Beautiful View but Hard Bed

The villa is set is a beautiful location fifteen minutes from Ubud. We had the two bedroom villa which overlooks the rainforest and the river. It is a tranquil and lovely view. There are lots of birds, and according to the guest comments, occasional monkeys to be seen. The staff were very helpful and the breakfast was very good.

Unfortunately, for me, the experience was somewhat spoiled by a bed which was just too hard for me to sleep well. There were also some minor problems with the infrastructure. The TV was not working (the provider apparently had become bankrupt) and the internet only worked on the second day. We also had to wait for hot water on the second day as the gas had run out.. Perhaps we were just unlucky and to be fair there was a huge storm and very heavy downpours of rain which may have affected things. I was not too worried by the TV or internet as one does not come to Bali for these things and there were many compensating features. The staff took my nieces 'tyre riding' in the river and the manager allowed us a very late check out for no extra charge.

The villas have some lovely features and the staff were wonderful. On my package there was an unexpected but welcome transfer back to the airport in Denpasar and for someone who mainly wants to enjoy a lovely view, natural surroundings, a beautiful environment and a small private pool and who likes a very firm bed, it may just be perfect. If you like a medium or soft bed and a feather down pillow, and the views and natural environment are less important, choose somewhere else.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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anila1, Owner at Villa Awang Awang, responded to this review, 17 August 2010
We are sorry that you found the mattress uncomfortable. Some of our guests prefer a firm mattress. We have installed a luxurious softer spring mattress with pillow top so that guests now have a choice between a firm or softer mattress .
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 July 2010

Villa Awang Awang is now top of my list of places to go back to. It is truely a little slice of paradise.Nestled in a beautiful rainforest the scenery is breathtaking and ever changing. Dont bring a book...you wont read it because your eyes will always be drawn to the incredible views. What made our stay at Villa Awang Awang really special was the beautiful staff. They were so helpful and generous with their time. Nothing seemed too much trouble. From the beautiful cooking to the healing massages eveything was just perfect. The walk down to the river was a highlight. I now spend all my time daydreaming about this amazing place and plotting ways of getting back there soon.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide
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Reviewed 16 July 2010

All you need for a truly Balinese experience. The Villa is beautifully built, looking over a deep river gorge so you feel part of the landscape. Nearby is a traditional Balinese village with all its varied life and in a short taxi ride there is the tourist mecca of Ubud. The staff are attentive but not intrusive. Good for a group of 6 as we were but the smaller Villa Beji is equally special for one or two couples. I left wishing I could stay longer. I will next time.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 13 July 2010

Villa Awang Awang is an exceptional villa, in an exceptional location, with exceptional staff members. The location - about 4 kms from Ubud - is breathtaking in its beauty; high above the river, with views across to the jungle on the other side. The place is serene, the sounds being those of birds, crickets, frogs, and the river flowing steadily downstream. The villa in which our family stayed was excellent: spacious, clean, and with great facilities. The staff members of the villas are very friendly and helpful - even including assistance with lovely river swims (with the waterfalls and beauty, a river swim is highly recommended), and the food produced by Awang's chef is first rate and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 July 2010

We stayed in Beji Villa which I highly recommended for the traveller who prizes quietness ,beauty and privacy. Those wanting to be "in the thick of things " should go elsewhere . The villa is set pretty much on its own in gorgeous lush jungle about 10 mins drive out of Ubud. However, whenever we wanted to go into town, the staff willingly drove us in and then picked us up. The rooms were generous , clean and comfortable with air-conditioning and a balcony off the bedrooms to sit and watch the view. The 2 bedrooms/bathrooms were equally lovely. Downstairs there was a loungeroom that led off to the pool . We spent a fair amount of time lazing by the pool which was pretty shady but that suited us .
The staff were always kind generous and bent over backwards to be helpful - we particularly loved the walk down to the river/waterfall they took us on and the bike ride they organised for us. However, for the very particular guest , you will have to cope with small inconveniences like a broken TV ( dvd worked ), a massage that we booked 2 days in a row that didn't turn up. If you can not stress about that sort of thing and enjoy the sound of the river , the monkeys in the trees across the canyon ( we really did see some!!) the beautiful butterflies and the peacefulness , you will LOVE this place!!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Property: Villa Awang Awang
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
#56 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#62 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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