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Black Penny Villas Ubud
Ranked #31 of 571 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
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Shanghai
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15 reviews
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“Heaven is in Ubud”
Reviewed 6 February 2014 via mobile

My sir found Black Penny Villas while researching our trip. It was still in soft opening and without reviews to go on, we weren't sure what to expect. It took us a while to find it as there were lots of busses and taxis on the road out front and we drove past it. When we turned down the tiniest of lanes (more like an alley) and got to the parking and drop off area, we knew we'd struck gold. The view was the perfect combo of lush jungle and rice paddies. Mountains are visible beyond and at the bottom is a rushing river.
We were brought to our room and found the view equally impressive and more so than the lobby as there was nothing obstructing our view of the landscape ( villas 9&10 have the best views IMO).
The villa was gorgeous: beautiful wood floors, lovely carved doors, sliding glass doors looking out towards the jungle on the mountainside across and our very own private infinity pool! Our jaws dropped when we got in.
We loved every minute in our villa which was peaceful and serene.
If you are looking for a beautiful view and a romantic place to stay, this is it!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We were just completely blown away by the awesomeness of this place. The beautiful wooden coverings inside the room, the outdoor bath, the infinity pool overlooking the tropical wilderness and rice paddies, is something that comes close to being called paradise on earth. And if you fancy rafting, you can just walk down to the river past the rice paddies to join a rafting crew that the hotel provides. I was initially booked to another villa before they informed us late that they were fullly booked that day, and had us moved to blackpenny. And what a great find it turns out to be!

  • Stayed January 2014
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Black Penny V V, Manager at Black Penny Villas Ubud, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear Ignous,

A warmest greeting from Black Penny Villa Ubud - Bali.

I am really feeling overwhelmed with your review and thank you for taking the time to post it on Trip Advisor.

The most important element is that you had a memorable Black Penny Villa Ubud surrounded experience and we greatly appreciate on your overall compliments regarding to us.

I sincerely hope you would return and look forward to the time I can welcome you back.

with warm regards,
Management
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This a true couples get away resort , private pool overlooking rice paddies and jungle, there's even a temple right out front, at night when lite with oil lamps it looks like something out of an Indian jones movie , we went to the Barong play/dance , it was amazing just us and the village children,,, much better then the crowed proformances in central Ubud, it's a 3 kilometre trip from the centre of town there's a twice daily complementary van trip or you can taxi in,,

Room Tip: The rooms are in rows of 3 looking out towards the jungle ,there terraced quite steeply so you look...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Black Penny V V, Manager at Black Penny Villas Ubud, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear George M,

Thank you for your precious time to post such a valuable review on Trip Advisor.

It is delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you was truly impressed with the dance performance and the view.

Your comments are important to us as we continue to refine the level of service we extend to our guests. We greatly appreciated your comments and hope to welcome you back to the resort in the near future.

with best regards,
management of Black Penny Villa - Ubud
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jambiani
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

Black Penny just opened in Ubud and it was one of the best hotels we've experienced in our long trip around Bali. We got a great deal through Agoda and when we arrived we where totally surpised by the luxury room and incredible views of the tropical surroundings of Ubud, amazing! Staff was extremely friendly. It's a small boutique hotel and although I think we had a really crazy low price I still think that even if we would have paid double this price it would still be really worth it. Food is good, only the breakfast is not the same high standards as the rest of what the hotel has to offer, it was not bad but nothing special.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4 and 1. Room 1 is bigger and has a larger outdoor space but both rooms are incred...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Black Penny V V, Manager at Black Penny Villas Ubud, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Dear Ezzie 11,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent holiday experience on Tripadvisor and for your great view recommendation.

We are so pleased that you found our lovely rooms, enjoyed your private pool and presented with a great view. While thank you for your assessment of the price that we offer, become something very value for money this time on your holiday.
Become our concern that the breakfast menu less pleasing. We will learn and further improve the quality of breakfast presentation and to provide more something special is not a simple as ever.

Thank you for staying with us and very look forward to welcome you back sometime in the near future.

with warm regards,
Black Penny Villa Ubud.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Stayed her for 2 nights in early January without really knowing what to expect and was blown away. The private pool is obviously the star attraction situated on the deck at the front of each villa overlooking the rice paddies below. It is possible to open the sliding mirror behind the bed and view it from the bathroom, while on the bed or in the pool which is a nice touch.

The outdoor bathroom is especially well laid out with a shower and large bath placed around both large tiles and rocks and is romantic.

They recently had a soft opening as the manager explained to us and are eager for the staff to be given feedback so they can adjust to customers expectations but really we didn't have too much to offer in the way of improvements as everything was well catered, with traditional and Balinese food available should you wish, a free shuttle bus leaving for Ubud centre twice daily or failing that they do their own shuttle runs on request for approx. AU$5 .

It is located directly across the road from a fantastic cooking school (Lobong - was rated #2 activity on Trip advisor whilst we were in Ubud) which was an easy pick of an activity for us to do during the day that added to the visit and the staff assisted us with a late checkout plus helping to plan an itinerary when we had to fly out at 11pm that night with some nice local picks we would have not known about nor thought to do.

I don't really want to add to much and give the whole experience away other than to say after staying around Bali at some of the top rated hotels on trip advisor this was definitely up there for us and it was nice going a little underprepared with what to expect. We were explained that it was developed and the land owned by locals which was a nice change from some of our other stays, and I really hope they do well.

My only other advice is to be aware that there are quite a few stairs to walk up and down to get to your villa if you pick a lower one, which I think is worthwhile, as is going for a walk all the way down them to visit the rice fields and make sure you talk to some of the locals.

Good luck Black Penny :)

Room Tip: We had Room 9 which was the last room at the base of the stairs so no other Villa's below us. Se...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Black Penny V V, Manager at Black Penny Villas Ubud, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Dear Daniel,

A warmest greeting from Black Penny Ubud.

My appreciation and thank you for your wonderful review that is posted on Trip Advisor.

It’s my pleasure that you had a great day during your stayed at Black Penny Villa and thank you also for some images that had posted, it's so nice, and it can be a reference as well for other guest who will design a holiday to get to know more clearly about us, again thank you.

I very much look forward to welcoming you back at the villa in the not too distance future.

Thank you and best regards,
Sri -- Villa Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

I was traveling alone and as a single parent I wanted to treat myself to a night somewhere decent as I had been backpacking as I was traveling all around Bali. This was paradise, I had plans to go out and site see but I didn't want to leave my room! This is perfect for singles, couples or friends to share with a private pool, location is great only 10mins from Ubud city. The food is great and the service was tops as soon as I arrived. When I build my house I want my private room to be like this!

Be open to provide feedback to them as they have only been open 2 months so they are still learning but in saying that the service was excellent! For the prices as well you get great value and more, when I visit Ubud again I want to stay there. There is no need to want to watch tv or surf the net because you are in aw of the room itself. Overlooking the jungle and the river below! Its beautiful. I cant wait to visit this place again

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Black Penny V V, Manager at Black Penny Villas Ubud, responded to this review, 17 January 2014
Dear Onez69,

Greeting from Black Penny Villas Ubud.

Thank you for your precious time to post such a valuable review on Trip Advisor.

It is delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you was truly impressed with the villa build concept and the service.

Your comments are important to us as we continue to improve the level of service we extend to our guests. We greatly appreciated your comments and hope to welcome you back to the villa for your next trip.

with warmest regards,
Sri Villa Manager
Black Penny Ubud Villas
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Property: Black Penny Villas Ubud
Address: Jl. Raya Kedewatan, Ubud, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #31 of 571 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Black Penny Villas Ubud 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the island with well trained staff happy to cater for your every need bringing you complete privacy and seclusion making the perfect holiday. We serve tasty food, cold drinks with nice atmosphere, fun music, friendly staff and excellent service. Offered very wide selection of great International cuisine and Seafood to an exotic authentic cuisine to pampering your self into delicacies. ... more   less 
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