Merta house, meaning blessing was just that! The house was even more beautiful than the pictures. A very private and peaceful location. The staff were readily available with the ring of a bell or a friendly checkup. Sometimes they knew we were hungry for lunch before we had realized ourselves. Very attentive without being overbearing. The property is very clean and manicured, there was always a wonderful incense aroma wafting in the air day and night.
We liked the central location away from the busy city life. Just a quick 20 minute drive to Ubud.
Made was a dream, booking all our tours and scheduling our spa treatments. We got a very personal experience allowing us to truly enjoy Bali in a very relaxed way that may not have happened if we had booked through a Hotel. Made has a very good sense of humor and we loved his stories about local culture. He never got tired of our questions, and there were many.
The only thing we would recommend would be to list the transfer prices (for car rides) along with the cost of tours or activities in the activity book. We were a bit surprised at the end when we got the bill. We would never expect any services for free, but if would be nice to know the cost, if any before getting charged. Made was very understanding and was kind enough to work a deal for us. We were very appreciative!
Overall a wonderful stay, with lots of activities or you could choose to spend the day relaxing by the pool. Either way, the staff will make you feel welcome and at home.
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We had a wonderful stay in Merta House. We really enjoyed the house but even more our hosts who were fully available for us, welcoming and made everything "easy" as it's Made's answer to each of your request ! :)
The house is cleaned daily, you can choose your breakfast hour every morning and they can bring your diner if you are too lazy to get out !
Made takes all in charge, he sends someone to take us at the airport and even organized us a tour on the way to our next destination.
We highly recommand Merta House and thank you again for everything !
Just a beautiful place to stay. Staff were fantastic. So peaceful and out of the hustle and bustle of city life. The owner was very helpful and understanding. I was very sick during my stay here as I had dengue fever. I would definitely stay here again and would happily recommend to family and friends.
This stay exceeded all our expectations as Made and his whole family made us feel so welcome. The villa is so private and the location, in Jasan village, was really authentic. We were a bit concerned that it might be a bit isolated, but Made and his family were always on hand to take us places. We requested that they take us to eat at real Warungs, not touristy restaurants, and they did just that! These were some of our best eating experiences! Our two girls got to join the local girls for a Balinese dance lesson - a very memorable experience for them and Wayan (Cak Boom) accompanied us on a wonderful walk through the rice paddies to see his family's paddy and visit the blessing temple. We were invited into Made's home temple to witness a special family ceremony to celebrate his daughter passing 42 days... So many highlights. It's impossible to write them all. Suffice to say that nothing was too much trouble and we were made to feel so welcome that we didn't want to leave (in fact there were tears when it came time to go)
Stayed at Merta house with my wife and son (22 month old). Since it was our first time in Bali i was abit watchful towards everything. But after spending just minutes at Metra and its Manager Made, we felt completely at home (they even put up a pool fence up to help us relax). The accommodation is comfortable, warm and homely. Everything you'll need is already though out for you. A warm surprise was Made's taxi/guide service, he was immensely helpful, honest and friendly (like family). Merta house most certainly helped in making Bali a wonderful experience. now our question isn't if we'll stay at Metra again, but when.. Hopefully sooner than later.
Pros: Nice open living space, clean large enough pool, with manicured garden, taxi service with a friendly guide, lovely atmosphere around the house.
Cons: none at all..
Advise: explore the guide/taxi service Merta offers, also the gorgeous partner SPA massage service.
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Merta House and it's surrounding community is a truly liberating experience. The accomodation, service and location was exceptional.
I will be back to visit again.
My second stay at merta house in the beautiful Jasan village. This time Made took us to Kintamani lake at MT Batur at the base of the volcano... OMG the best experience Ever!! You just absolutely must go to and experience relaxing in the hot springs overlooking the gorgeous lake at the base of the volcano the scenery is breathtaking.. My friend did traditional fishing in the lake with the boys which was a very fun cultural experience for him too.:. Amazing staff who go out of their way to give you a great experience . Then we had a jungle walk through made's cousins property which again the scenery was stunning and we got to try all locally grown fruits etc picked straight from the tree in the jungle.. Coconuts cacao mangosteens mangoes it was so awesome.. Cannot wait to come back here it is the best place in Bali to visit.. Thanks again made