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Villa Wastra
Ranked #2 of 6 Payangan B&B and Inns
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“It really is this good!”
Reviewed 3 October 2012

One thing I remember from our stay at Villa Wastra was a comment from Bob our host expressing his concern that people reading this glowing reviews might think that they had been made up. Well I can say, honestly - it is all true. The warmth and kindness extended by Mariah and Bob to their guests is not just a 5 minute welcome, but a genuine feeling you will experience repeatedly throughout your stay. Our room was spacious, and the views each morning on the balcony stunning as we sat outside with coffee. Breakfast is served upstairs and each morning you are tantalised with a wide selection of local dishes - fried banana is actually very good dish to eat at breakfast! The villa is about 40 minutes away from Ubud, a taxi costs 100,000r. We had a very good local driver and left some of his business cards with Bob. Ubud itself is a thriving little tourist town of spas and restaurants and of course clothing shops! Sang Spa offer some lovely spa treatments - they also have a website and you can book appointments online. Bob and Mariah are a wealth of information on what to do, see, places to visit. We stayed in Villa Wastra for just under a week and can say, the time flew by. We left rested and re-charged and are absolutely planning to return for a repeat experience!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Villa Wastra is the perfect place to relax away from the bustle of the southern peninsula of Bali. The villa is set back from the road looking over a steep-sided jungle valley and is very peaceful. We spent a day walking around the local villages, meeting the locals who were all very friendly and happy to see us taking an interest in their lives. Breakfasts and dinners are very good and excellent value, and the hosts Mariah and Bob make you feel very welcome. Mariah can organise a driver to take you to any of the sites you might want to see in Bali.

Room Tip: The Endek Honeymoon suite is huge with a private terrace, kitchen and living room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

We spent the first three nights of our honeymoon here knowing this was a quiet non-touristy area where we could really relax and recover from our journey! The Endek honeymoon suite was spotless, beautiful and huge, including a private terrace with stunning views of the Balinese jungle. We really enjoyed dinners with our hosts Maria and Bob (an opportunity to try really authentic Indonesian specialties). We also loved walking through the local villages on our own - the people were friendly and we felt totally safe. Highly recommended and excellent value!

Best wishes from Paul and Alex

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 15 September 2012

This review is long over due.

We stayed here on our honeymoon on July 2011. Mariah and bob were excellent hosts and we enjoyed our stay at Villa Wastra. Mariah put together a fantastic dinner for us celebrate our honeymoon. The villa was lovely, the weather is perfect and the views from the rooms are breathtaking. We loved the fact that this place was away from the touristy spots in Bali. Its a little far from the airport, but the drive is totally worth it. The food was great , fresh, organic local , a true authentic Bali experience. We enjoyed the breakfast a lot.
I could go on and on about this place...

Highly recommended. Thank you Maria and Bob!!!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

Look no further - Villa Wastra is the place to stay for a 5 star bed and breakfast experience in Bali . There are many excellent reviews and each guest, I assume has had the pleasure of immersing themselves in the simple luxury of the villa. I have had the opportunity to work and stay at many 5 star properties and Villa Wastra is a breath of fresh air that creates an environment of absolute satisfaction.

Villa Wastra has 'taksu' a balinese word that means soul or enlivened with spirit. The owners, Bob & Mariah, have created an architectural delight. Their vision created a beautiful property that is set up high on the edge of the jungle, which gives guests a sanctuary from the real world. The first word that struck me when arriving was 'palace' and the feeling of simple luxury is around every corner. All rooms are very large, have beautiful bedding, lush furnishings, and stunning views that look out towards nature. Attention to detail and anticipation of guests needs comes effortlessly to Mariah and Bob. Their staff are attentive and sweet - always ready to assist or prepare a delightful and fresh meal.

My husband and I are vegan and had some special dietary requests and Mariah was the ultimate in being a gracious host. All of our meals were made from fresh, local, and organic ingredients. We 'oooed' and 'awwed' at every meal and were constantly amazed at the fresh meals that were being introduced. If we could visit Bob and Mariah for dinner on a regular basis, we would (not just for their wonderful cooking, but for their lovely company too)! Bob has gardens on the property and he happily showed us all of the fresh veggies and coffee plants that he was growing. You can't get any more local than that!!!

We happily woke up to views of perfection each day and starting our morning with yoga. If you want to relax - this is the place. Fresh breezes and the still beauty of the valley are all around you. If you want some adventure there is plenty of that available too! You can organize for day trips and visit the volcano or possibly do a bike riding tour through the rice paddies.

It is hard for me to express how special Villa Wastra is and I hope that it never changes! It is a place that holds a spirit and recharges you to your core in luxurious surroundings. Mariah & Bob are gracious, effortless, and genuine - truly remarkable people. Thank you for creating such a palace and sharing it with the world. We hope to return many times in the future!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Mariah and her staff gave us a wonderful and delightful stay in her stauning B&B for 3 days. Beautiful surroundings and lovely, idyllic villa. Hospitality is very charming. We had wonderful times with other guests during breakfast and dinner. Mariah had organised some wonderful tours in this center part of Bali. Perfect inn-keeper, lovely lady. If you do have the intention to write a book, this is your spot! Mariah thanks for 3 great days.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

All the positive comments I read before going there... I was wondering. But it is all true! The place is wonderful. In the middle of the jungle, on the edge of a deep slope stands the beautiful house. The rooms facing the slope are huge, luxurious and very clean.
Wastra is away from it all, but Mariah and Bob see to it that their guests are happy. They organize a driver for the sightseeing trips, give some tips for local walks (hanging bridge, rice-paddy's, local villages...) and serve excellent food in the morning and evening! Great variation and quality. We stayed for 8 days and every evening Mariah had a different range of plates on the "rijsttafel".
In Wastra we felt at home! Style, care, taste, beauty and intelligence... where else can you find this combination?

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Wastra
Address: Jl. Raya Payangan - Kintamani Km. 41, Payangan 80572, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Payangan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Payangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Wastra 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A secluded private bed and breakfast estate north of Ubud, set amidst lush tropical greenery. Villa Wastra offers luxurious suites and rooms, all decorated in traditional Balinese textiles. Each suite offers rich natural wood tables, a heavenly bed with high quality linen and private ensuite. Guests can recharge and return to nature by indulging in a variety of physical out door activities such as outdoor hikes and walks. ... more   less 
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