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Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Peliatan
Certificate of Excellence
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Magical & Mesmerising”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I love Maya Ubud.

From the minute I arrived at the entrance area, a certain serenity came over me. .

I booked one of the villas and the grounds is sprawling so they had to sent me by buggy which I thought was fun. The Villas itself is very private. Mine overlooked the paddy fields and it was gorgeous albeit really hot! (the room gets the morning & some afternoon sun)

The landscape was lush, inviting and mesmerising. They have 2 pools. I swam in the adults only pool (nice touch!) which was really beautiful overlooking the river. What I was not happy about was the deck chairs. It had bed bugs or something as we were bitten all over. Horrid!

I tried the spa and it truly is the most wonderful experience overlooking the river. Worth the money!

I still pine for the River Bowl salad (if i recall the name correctly) from the restaurant opposite the spa area. Wonderful wonderful food, such an amazing retreat.

We also had tea and it was really a good experience. They had low gamelan music playing and food and service was superb.

I would recommend it to anyone and would definitely come back.

The only thing is, if you are bringing anyone who are not mobile, the paths would be pretty hard to manouver around.

Room Tip: The villa facing the paddy fields gets the most sun so the room is extra hot and takes a long time t...
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

Given the opportunity to escape for a few days (from kids, school routine etc), in need of some R&R, being a female travelling alone, I chose the Maya Ubud.
I was SO impressed. The service was excellent, the setting was fantastic (on a hilly forest - lots of wooden huts as villas, with the main building also wooden and no more than 3 levels). The Spa consisted of open wooden huts, totally private and overlooking the river - the background music was the sound of water crashing against the rocks, and the therapists were excellent.
The hotel is within walking distance from Ubud (there is also an hourly shuttle bus); a walk / cycle along the nearly rice fields is highly recommended, and of course exploring the charming town. The fitness centre / yoga studio is less than a year old, and the staff there are very helpful. There is also a tennis court, and the staff will gladly partner with you, or find a guest to do so.
Although there were many couples at the resort, there were also groups of friends, and a number of solos. I would return in a heartbeat given the chance - the perfect escape to experience some "me-time" along with staying active, and seeing the locality. Oh, the food was also very good; the River Cafe down by the spa serves great healthy (some organic) food, smoothies etc.

Room Tip: The Villas look lovely, but being solo I chose to stay at the main part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We honeymooned at Maya and it was simply magical ... We stayed in a private deluxe villa with own pool which was beautiful, although it would have been better if we had river views. The resort is a little out of town but an hourly shuttle into Ubud takes 5 minutes. The spa is beautiful but expensive compared to cheaper spas in Ubud but well worth it. But you get exactly what you pay for with an amazing view of the river ... there are specialty themed dinners every night and cocktail hour is great! You really don't need to leave the resort ... the staff were super friendly and obliging ... the resort delivered us a beautiful and delicious honeymoon cake on arrival and we arrived home the next day to a beautiful bath full of roles and frangipani petals! This resort is 5 star all the way!!!! Bianca and Cam, Melbourne, Australia, April 2012

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Dubai
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

We went away from the great surf of seminyakh to find cooler grounds as it was so hot and humid by the sea.
We stayed at the duplex villa 503 which is wonderful, it has great views. We paid 780 dollar a night and stayed with 2 adults and 2 kids. They change the upstairs living room in a very cosy bedroom with a kind of day bed/four poster bed and a single bed.
The hotel is situated in a lovely setting and close to center ubud.
The food is indonesian themed and that didn't suit my family much but i loved to sample the authentic dishes.
My hubby though was very pleased with cleaness and Spa great- no kids allowed though

Room Tip: Some villas overlook rice paddies and would choose river view
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 April 2012 via mobile

We were amazed with the views this lovely resort offers. Garden Villa was very nice. Hotel's pool area isn't big, but still enough for us. Breakfast was really good. Staff was nice and professional in every way. Only minus thing were high prices at restaurant. We recommend staying in Maya and eating in Ubud center, were you can find many cheap and tasty places, just by taking a 50.000 rupiah taxi journey.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 18 April 2012 via mobile

I absolutely love Maya Ubud. The minute you pull into the beautiful entry, you feel a sense of serenity. The staff are wonderful, the grounds are beautiful and the spa is the best in Ubud. I stayed in the pool villa, river side. Happy hour every night from 6 and great meals in the restaurant, make it hard to leave to explore Ubud.
The Spa itself is a must do, even if you are not staying. Make sure, you book in for a massage. The location is spectacular, and the massages are amazing.
Also worth spending some time at the lower pool, and river cafe. Stunning!
My only gripe - the wi if access is a hassle. You need to keep logging-in, as it kicks you off constantly.

Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 11 April 2012

My travel agent arranged for us to stay at the May Ubud and when we arrived there we where so impressed! This resort is so beautiful and peaceful. Although we took our kids and there where other small children there, it really is a resort for adults and honey mooners or even a picturesque wedding on the top deck above the tree tops!

It is so quiet there you can actually hear yourself think. It's a great place to go if you just want to escape the world, read a book by the pool, and just ''watch'' nature whisper to you. It really is a place for solitude. The Resort does have an ''Adults only'' section which is where the spa is and another pool down by the river. It is spectacular. Just hire a nanny @ $40,000IDR per hr.

The pool is really cool, it looks like you would just swim of the edge. You can hang over the edge of the pool and watch the deep valley below, hearing the river and watching the wildlife.

The grounds are impeccable. I absolutely loved sitting on the balcony for breakfast and lunch with the fans gently turning, the white hanging cloth's gently waving in the breeze and looking far down the jungle.

The food is really good and the cocktail bar make the best cocktails! It's not a cheap hotel but you do get your moneys worth. We had a deluxe pool villa, AMAZING! I could live there forever. My favourite was to shower night and day in the outdoor shower looking up through the palm trees at a blue sky in the morning or a twinkling starry night under a full moon, It is very private.

It's only a 5min drive into Ubud which is very nice. The Ubud market are much better than the Kuta markets. The resort is about 1hr 15min drive from Kuta, just over hr drive up to Mt Batur, 30min to the Safari Marine park.

This resort is definitely one worth to visit, you won't be disappointed all!

Room Tip: I would choose a room starting from 701 onwards, less walking to the main pool.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
Address: Jl. Gunung Sari, Peliatan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud > Peliatan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Peliatan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Maya Ubud Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury resort located in the central of Bali, between the river valley and rice terraces of Ubud. Rooms and villas with all the comfort and conveniences you would expect. An ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities, peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings with personalized service and excellent food. ... more   less 
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