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47 reviews
Dining/small sitting room
Small sitting area
From the garden looking in
From living to dining area
From living to dining area
Outside looking though the dining area
Living areas
European inspired sideboard in front of second bedroom
One of the bedrooms is alongside the pool
Closer view of the bedroom opening onto the pool
View from garden
View into Bedroom two
Bedroom two
Bathroom one
Pool
SG entrance2
Gardens
Tropical gardens
Rice paddies over the garden wall
Rice Paddy Garden2
Rice Paddy Garden
Secret Garden entrance
Split level Bale
Tropical gardens
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Villa -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Seminyak, Kuta District, Bali

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Jaqueline...
Brisbane, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Tranquility at its best”
Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

My husband and daughter (21 months), along with my brother (who had stayed previously) booked Taman Rahasia for two weeks at the end of July. From the moment we stepped off the plane to be greeted by the lovely Soleil, to the second we left - our holiday was perfection.

You're literally moments away from a crazy busy main road yet you don't hear a beep in the Villa. The staff went above and beyond to make our stay memorable. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The cooked breakfast every morning was delicious and they maintained the Villa so that it was fresh and sparkling every day, and were always absolutely lovely.

The layout of the Villa allowed for everyone to have their own space if wanted but to spend some family time together too. The outside bathrooms are a novelty! :) The king-size bed was one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. And the pool! Oh my goodness - it's spectacular!!

The gardens are lush and relaxing, allowing for a perfectly shady position to read a book on a sun-chair. My daughter had a great time collecting limes which had fallen off the lime tree over night!

There's so much to say about these Villas, and the experience overall but I just can't speak highly enough of the accommodation or the lovely staff. If you're after a place to "relax", whether you're travelling on your own or with family and friends, this is it.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Aug 2017
Dear Jaqueline

We are so thrilled you loved your experience with us so much! Your brother was such a pleasure to have as a guest the first time around, and the staff were so excited to welcome him back, and to meet his family!

Our staff are truly amazing - and for us they're more family than staff, and their sole goal is to keep the guests as happy as possible. We'd be lost without them!

We sincerely hope to welcome you back another time - and thank you for being such special guests

Warm wishes
Linda, Ash, Soleil, Fenny and the team
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Jobine R
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
“Nice property in 'of street' location in hectic Seminyak”
Reviewed 7 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a pleasant stay in this villa. Pictures are what you can look forward to. Little attention to decoration details need to be tackled to get A revue ( blinds in bedrooms , support klamboo and tiles in kitchen and bathrooms)
Nice breakfast service. In house ordered service not great.
20 min walj from beach access and 10 min till first restaurant.

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Management Response
1 Sep 2017
Hello

Thank you for your review and for your design tips; the timber venetian blinds have had some rough treatment from guests through peak season and we agree, there are some blades that need attention and this is being done in a 2-day break we have during what has been a booked-out 4 months. We're not sure what is meant by klamboo... and although the slate and paliman tiles may not be to everyone's taste, we feel they do suit the style of villa at this stage until our major renovation scheduled for later this year. And the fact that we are renovating is why we have kept the price of the villa so competitive meaning everyone has profited from a lower price bracket. But please know some of your issues are being attended to.

We're sorry that one of the outside masseuses arrived late for your appointment. We try to help guests by ordering services that we do not offer but as this is an external service it is one we have little control of...

In fact, Republik restaurant which is excellent and a local favourite is directly across the road, and Warisan and Mama San are 4 minutes walk in each direction.... And directly across the road and several minutes walk down the small lane is Happy Chappy restaurant - so we defintiely have excellent restaurants several minutes away. The big choice of restaurants in Eat Street is about 8-10 minutes - it's a shame you didn't know about Republik in particular as our guests all love it...

We are happy you liked the breakfast as we do offer either cooked or continental and it's true - Fenny makes the best cooked breakfasts in Bali we think :)

Again thank you for your review and for staying with us

Sitara Villa Group management
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Emmaks201...
Perth
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Gorgeous Sanctuary with Great Service”
Reviewed 22 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed for 10 days and absolutely feel like we found a gem. We had several groups of friends drop by during our stay, some who were staying at very swanky hotels, and everyone was very impressed with Villa Taman Rahasia. The service from Soleil and his team was fantastic, Friendly, attentive but unobtrusive and respectful of our privacy. Everything was impeccably clean and the staff took great pride in providing excellent service. The layout of the villa was great, loved the big garden and deck area ( it even interconnects to a 3 bedroom villa next door- would be awesome for bigger groups) The beautiful frangipani and lime tree "umbrella"over the pool was genius, as it kept the pool at a perfect temperature- not too warm not too cold and there was always a little part of the pool that was shaded and some in the sun! Amazing. The bedrooms were air- conditioned and could be closed off from the bathroom and living area. The beds were super comfortable king sized beds with lovely fresh linen. Always enjoy showering in an inside-outside bathroom! We enjoyed many awesome restaurants right nearby. We would recommend Mamasan, Republik 45, (right across the road) Corner House and Barbacoa that were all within a short walk. We also found a lovely spa just across the road called The Care- would really recommend- not one of the super cheap ones but well priced for a serene, professional experience with luxury products. The villa was tucked away down a little lane with just the noises of nature to be heard.
We have only lovely things to say about our experience, would highly recommend this villa and the others in the group, and can't wait to return later this year. Thank you for a beautiful, relaxing stay.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jan 2016
Hi Emma

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, and can I just say it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet two of you

Your review is not only a wonderful reflection of your stay with us, and of our incredible staff who we're so proud of, but is also a really informative guide for future guests, giving them great info as to what is close by

We truly enjoyed having you stay and the staff were super thrilled to read your comments as all they want at the end of the day is happy guests!

Looking forward to welcoming you back anytime!

Warm wishes
Linda, Ash, Soleil, Fenny, Epi, Mega and Petrus
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emily s
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Needs updating.”
Reviewed 17 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We had a lovely stay, friendly staff and nice size of villa and excellent location. However, villa needs updating as couches, sun beds and bathrooms are looking tired and old. Couches need to be replaces as they are stained and need fresh cushions etc. Would have appreciated the pool to be cleaned more regularly.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Furniture and bathrooms.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Jan 2016
Hello Emily

Thank you for your comments. As we mentioned when you reviewed us on the other online site, the sofa was due for replacement however over the Christmas period our order was delayed and so we had to steam-clean the one that we had, to cover the period you were there. So it was actually spotlessly clean, but yes, in need of updating. The new one arrived 3 days after your departure so I am sure if you visit us again you will not be disappointed with the comfortable 3-seater sofa with fresh new cushions. Also, our pricing was adjusted for you by $30 per night to compensate in advance for the fact that our new furniture had not yet arrived

Again, as I mentioned in my response to the review you posted on the other site, the bathrooms are exactly as represented in the photos on all our sites. They have a slate floor tile, marble vanities, glass basins, European modern tap-wear, and a toilet with built-in bidet system. They are half indoors/half outdoors as is the Bali style, and they faithfully representative of a tropical Bali bathroom, so we are unsure as to how we could update these. Also, it is worth noting that we keep our prices incredibly competitive- not because we feel we are outdated, but to represent the style of villa we promote Taman Rahasia as being - a funky little cosy villa with a wonderful garden and great features and inclusions

Finally, at the risk of sounding defensive, the pool is cleaned twice a day. The staff tried several times to come in during the day to keep scooping out the leaves from the huge Frangipani tree over the pool, but when a guest locks the door our staff, who are incredibly respectful, do not enter. Having said this, it was done every day of your stay in the morning and the night. The Frangipani tree does drop leaves and flowers, but it would be such a shame for us to remove it as most guests rave about how beautiful it is

We are glad, this aside, you had a lovely stay and appreciated the services offered by our wonderful team

Kind regards

The Sitara Villa Group team
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Margaret...
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Missing my princess bed!!”
Reviewed 3 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Seminyak greeted us with excitement and chaos! As we were driven down a surprisingly quiet, narrow laneway we greeted a private door. Which opened to our very own private secret garden! I was in HEAVEN with MY OWN KINGSIZED PRINCESS BED!!
The wonderful shady nooks, the perfect area for some meditation or sunbaking, the pool whose beautiful fangipani blossoms would float down for a swim, the ensuites that made you feel like you were showering outside and made you feel a little naughty, the two chairs that gave me the optimal view of the entire secret garden with the versatility of becoming the ultimate lazy afternoon drinking spot.
I cannot stop praising the staff for all of their unparalleled, tireless service!!
As you can tell I cannot wait to return to Villa Taman Rahasia (aka The Secret Garden)
A million times thankful!
Xxx

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Management Response
8 Dec 2015
Hi Margie

Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so, so happy that you loved your experience in our little 'Secret Garden' so much. It was a wonderful treat to meet you both and a total pleasure to have you as guests

The staff can't wait to have you back as they said you were so wonderfully warm with them

We look forward to seeing you soon Margie!

Warm wishes
Linda, Ash and the Sitara Villa Group staff
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Tingyen F
Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
“Great villa with a nice big garden”
Reviewed 2 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

The villa was situated not far from the center, you can buy the food, go to restaurant, to go Spa easily. We really loved the villa, with a nice pool and a big nice garden, very relaxing.
In the morning, we can hear the sounds of nature, the birds, insects, the frogs... for the people who love nature, it is the best place to be!
The personals were very nice and friendly, always there to help us and arrange the transport, the places to visit around.
Thank you so much again! And see you next time!

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Liked best: the garden, the tress and the swimming pool
Liked least: the walk distance to the beach was a bit far, but its okay for us.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
2 Dec 2015
Hi Tingyen

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and it really was a pleasure to meet you and your family - I loved seeing your mum and aunt walk past with those enormous smiles on their faces on their way to do some shopping. In fact I'm so happy I was in Bali during your trip and was able to meet you - it was an absolute pleasure

We really hope to welcome you back on your next trip

Warm wishes

Linda, Ash, Soleil, Fenny, Epi and Mega
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Naomitara
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A secluded getaway”
Reviewed 1 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Tucked away from the streets of Bali we felt like we were on a tropical, secluded island. Only a short 5 minute walk and you find yourself in the heart of Seminyak yet in the villa you cannot hear the chaos of the Bali streets.
The villa is stunning and ooze with tropical paradise. Both bedrooms are equipped with all you need (Aircon, fans, storage space) the kitchen filled with appliances and the bathrooms are beautifully designed.
Would recommend anyone to stay, the staff were so lovely and ever so welcoming. They provided us with tips on where to eat and spend our time.

Seriously such an amazing villa, wonderful staff and perfect location!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Dec 2015
Hi Naomi

We were so happy you moved out of your hotel and into the villa to end your stay. It was a pleasure getting to meet you both and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much - the little area and laneway where we have all our villas seemed empty after you and your friends left :)

Hoping you can do a return visit soon

Warm wishes

Linda, Ash, Solei, Fenny, Epi, Mega
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