A little surprise as I was greeted by uninvited guests from the rice fields along in the villa. City dwellers like ourselves are not so used to such crawlies in our living and resting space.
However, this is made up for when we were placed in the biggest villa of this place. A fair view of the river, nice private pool followed by giant benches which allows you to laze around and get switched off from the daily tensions. A relaxing selection of music to aid you in the escape from the city. Villa wise, depending on which one you stay, might bring you back nostalgic feels of Asia in the early 80s or rustic memories from the pass of giant vegetation.
The lady masseurs seems to have a good wealth of experience. Nice heavenly touches to the sore muscles raised from the pressure during sports and works elevates them to a new wonder at the end of the session. If you take the massage after a long hard climb from mount Batur, the feeling of the hard ascend is much more worthwhile. The light headed feeling at the end of the session induce such a deep sleep that the few hours of rest was more than enough.
Dinner was served with a delicate touch as the chef has prepared the dishes with pride and you can feel the effort in the food he puts into. Last heard from the boss that he insist in using organic rice grown in Bali and no expenses are spared in creating the dishes.
As there are only 10 villas there, the staff more or less knows where you are staying and most likely will remember you by name. Staff service is excellent and the efficiency is highly rated. Imagine asking for a hot pot of water and having them delivered within minutes which you can count with 1 hand.
Overall, this is a villa which I will go back again for my vacation in the future, A lovely place for a romantic getaway without the hassle of the city.
Any shortfalls? Perhaps for the $$$ you might feel a little pinch and the time needed to get to the town center requires at least 15mins in their shuttle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Semana & Spa is a hidden treasure deep in the Ubud area of Bali. It is located 7km or 15 minutes drive by our free scheduled shuttle service everyday. Villa Semana & Spa consists of 10 private pool villas each with unique views of the Ayung River tributaries. Your home away from home offers 180-degrees views of stunning valleys and rice fields that make choosing Ubud an easy decision. Be part of nature and experience total relaxation in the lotus pond bath with sound of near by waterfall. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Semana Hotel Ubud
- Villa Semana Ubud, Bali