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Mara River Safari Lodge

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I didn't expect to find a wild safari in Bali and was pleasantly surprised. The rooms were comfortable. The highlight was the night safari. We were in caged trucks and managed to catch lions and tigers in very close proximity that I could touch the tiger's skin. Awesome. The animal shows was extremely well done and the restaurant had a... More 

Thank Sekar G
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this hotel with my wife and daughter ; we have a great experience staying here. Twiga Room was good and homy, nice warm bed and termedeous view. You can see the animals from your balcony and enjoy the green view. Not like other hotel located in the jungle or safari Park, we don't smell anything, the air was... More 

Thank Sigit S
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very different experience for sure, the food was great throughout the accommodation and even park too. The whole place is set out beautifully! Great architecturely. Bit pricey, but if your foreign it's great food and we didn't mind paying for that. The only thing I felt a bit uneasy about was the lions crying at night. We... More 

Thank Chanelle M
Makati, MM Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel ambiance was amazing, but I would recommend 1 night, even if you have small children. We got a family suite, was able to ride the elephant to breakfast. however, contrary to other reviews here, the animals do not go to the balcony so you cannot feed them from your room window. The safari itself was great, so was... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

While a bit touristy, Mara River is unlike any place I've ever seen. The lodge is designed wonderfully. The swim up bar provided a relaxing spot while overlooking zebra, rhinos, elephants, and ostrich. I actually woke up to the sound of elephants wading through the river in front of our room! We took the night tour which I would definitely... More 

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Stranraer, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We came here for 1 night and booked a tree house. We were really looking forward to it especially our young son. Arrival was impressive and we had a lovely lunch at uma restaurant. We then went on safari and spent the rest of the day at the water park. We booked the lion restaurant for dinner and this was... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

African style rooms are spacious,over looks the zebras and emus.Carrots are left to feed animals from balcony.Staff were nice & helpful..... Pool was my favourite,looks over safari trucks coming passed to view animals.We saw elephants ride passed the pool. Tasvo was nice for dinner,we were only two dining as its very quiet.Food was nice but veg's were slightly warm. Breakfast... More 

Thank Elisa S
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night. Right from the moment we entered we were in different world. The tram that takes you in to the room itself gives African feeling. Night safari was amazing with all animals so close to you. Room seals was big and had all the amenities you need to have nice stay. View from room is something... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lovely setting- staff very helpful and attentive. Property is large so if in Swala rooms or Twiga rooms it's a fair hike around to the pool area. Many rooms were being renovated when we were there which is good. Our room was 101- the first one and was in an excellent location. Very close to reception/ zoo entry and restaurant... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

The idea of feeding animals from your balcony is amazing and I enjoyed feeding zebras from my room. Front desk staff is bad, not informed about many activities in hotel . Room is in african style. Night safari is must see. Don't take taxy in front of safari, too expensive. Just call Blue bird national taxi service

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Mara River Safari Lodge is a themed resort that offers a truly unique experience. Accommodation is composed of a series of comfortably appointed thatched dwelling orientated towards a landscaped inhabited by wildlife. With the shadow of Bali's sacred Mount Agung looming in the distance, embrace the rare tranquility of this retreat as rhinos, zebras and oryx graze contentedly at close range. Savor the raw beauty surrounding the lodge, while lions majestically roar declaring their status as the king of the beasts. ... more   less 

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Address: Km. 19 Jl. Prof Ida Bagus Mantra, 80551, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Gianyar
Price Range: $238 - $393 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara River Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Mara River Safari Hotel Gianyar
Mara River Safari Resort
Mara River Safari Lodge Bali/Gianyar
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“I would recommend a Twiga room”
 of 5 bubbles 841chanellem, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Twiga rooms on upper level ,over looks animals”
 of 5 bubbles Elisa255350, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Swala rooms have a great view, as do Twiga rooms. Family rooms are at back of property (but close to pool)”
 of 5 bubbles Kerryn72, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All looked good to me and we had the cheapest room available”
 of 5 bubbles caddyandbellA, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Book a family apartment if you have more than 1 child”
  • View from Tandala early morning
  • Not a bad view from bed
  • Beautiful high ceilings but hard to keep cool
  • Tandala bathroom
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 of 5 bubbles katie07, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
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