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“Beautiful setting, relaxed ambiance, great location, friendly staff”
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Villa Sonia
Ranked #20 of 613 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

I stayed at Villa Sonia a few weeks ago and have been meaning to write a glowing review ever since. I came for a weekend getaway during a work trip, needing somewhere to relax for the weekend. I couldn't have chosen a more lovely, perfect location! The rooms were immaculate, spacious, and comfortable with a huge deck where I was served breakfast at my designated hour every morning. The ambiance is very mellow and quiet and I woke up to birds chirping and sun streaming in every morning. Location is great - just near the monkey forest offering an easy walk into town but a perfect distance so you don't hear the hussle and bussle of downtown. And the staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to stay at this oasis over (and over) again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

We stayed 7 nights here. The setting is great. It is an easy 15 minute walk into Ubud and so is just far enough out of town to be quite but is easily accessible to all that Ubud has to offer. If you didn't want to walk the hotel would gladly arrange for a free shuttle into town.
The staff were absolutely amazing and went out of their way to attend to all our needs including a very late check-out due to a late night flight.
We have stayed in Ubud 5 times before and Villa Sonia was the best by far. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Glam60
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Coming to Ubud, Bali and choosing this accommodation was the best decision we could take. The Villa Sonia is located in a very clean and beautiful neighbourhood just 3 mins walk from the Sacred Monkey Forest. We got a small house (room No. 9) with a great terrace where you can enjoy your breakfast or dinner if you want to eat in privacy (otherwise in a small terrace above a swimming pool). The staff is very friendly and the service is perfect. I cannot recall a thing that would not be possible. You would expect this from a 5 star hotel but just because the staff does not have to take care of too many visitors you get really a very special care. On the last day of our stay here we asked the front desk for a direction to a coffee farm to buy some Luwak coffee and as this was difficult to explain its location the hotel manager Mr. I Nyoman Buana (in the middle on the photo) offered to drive us to that place. He finally spent a couple of hours with us and thanks to him we could buy handmade silver jewellery from a top Balinese brand.
What I want to emphasize is that what you see on the webpage that is what you really get. The room is very clean and I think they changed bed linen every day and you always have your new towels folded into a shape of an animal. The bathroom is cool and it is something else to what a man is used to have at the average hotel networks. You can decide between huge bath inside of the house or a private stone shower outside.
Not to make the story long: I wouldn't hesitate to come again if going for vacation to Bali. So enjoy if you book Villa Sonia.

Room Tip: We stayed at room No. 9 which is actually a small house with a large terrace just for us.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lukas S
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

Quite romantic. Large rooms with sunken bath, netted bed, private balcony and outdoor shower. We ate the included breakfasts on our balcony and had a nice dinner there one night too. You can walk to Central Ubud through the Monkey Forest or the staff will drive you in. Quiet location (which central Ubud would not be). The AC was not that strong but that is OK in the Ubud climate. Its does not have a lot of rooms so a strong sense of privacy.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank FB165
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Cost of accommodation at this hotel was not matched by standards of comfort or service.
Rooms were large and clean, but somewhat sparsely furnished with no comfortable seating.
The swimming pool is a good size and pleasantly landscaped as you would expect in Bali, but with only four sun loungers, which have seen better days and apparently also double as massage beds.
The staff are very pleasant but took a long time to deliver room service. Breakfast varied in quality and on one occasion we had to ask for cutlery and other items that had been forgotten. When we had a problem with hot water staff did not communicate what was being done to fix it so that we had to keep chasing them up.
Not very large problems admittedly but not expected given the price paid.



  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Susan A
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

It's a wonderful hotel with a lovely pool and nice spacious rooms. The room has a big bath and an outdoor shower. The bed is large and comfy. Breakfast is simple but tasty From the hotel it's a 10 minute walk to central Ubud right through monkey forest. The hotel offers a free pick up service.
The hotel is very quiet and peaceful and a great place to stay if you want to go to Ubud.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helle C
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

We stayed three nights and were a bit disappointed with Villa Sonia. The grounds are lovely, the rooms are big and private, the staff is friendly and breakfast on the balcony is a nice touch. However, our room smelled of sewage, a couple of light bulbs were not working, the walls and lamp covers were dirty, the toilet sometimes wouldn't fill back up, the hot water stopped working during our stay, breakfast was served 45 minutes before the time requested on our first morning (making for a rather unpleasant wake-up call) and inexplicably, a trashcan was half-filled with water when we first arrived. The internet connection for our room did not work half of the time.
Maybe we were just unlucky, but with all these small things combined, we were not as charmed by Villa Sonia as other reviewers were. Especially when comparing it to the other wonderful accommodations we've stayed at in Bali in this price range (or cheaper).
As other reviewers have said, the restaurant next door is good, and we enjoyed the inexpensive massage place a few doors down the road towards Monkey Forest.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Sputnikchick
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Additional Information about Villa Sonia

Address: Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Banjar Nyuh Kuning, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 613 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
Price Range: £30 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Villa Sonia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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