Our group of four stayed at the Desa Sanctuary twice. We were in the Joglo Saraswati, which fit our family just fine. The setting here is beautiful, with a lush garden surrounding all the houses, and a great pool for cooling off after a hot day. The highlight at Desi, though, has to be the staff. Bali is famous for its warm and friendly people, but the staff at Desa went beyond every standard of kindness. Our kids have never had strangers treat them like the treasures as everyone did here. Desa was the first stop on our journey, and it was amazing.
The individual houses at the village are beautifully designed and appointed. The outdoor showers are outstanding and the beds are comfortable. Everything was spotlessly clean.
One thing worth mentioning, though, is that Desa Sanctuary is not within walking distance of Ubud. You really have to get a car into town; this is not a problem, as Desa has a car and driver on call (and the driver happens to be one of the most delightful people I have ever met). But we are walkers and it was a bit frustrating to have to get in a car every time we wanted to go anywhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wonderland In Bali has Ubuds best kept secret Villa's. RiverView Villa is the Grand Dame of them all. Imagine waking up to the sound of the rushing river. Our home is perched in the tree tops, sharing the same views as the Maya Ubud, a five star resort. Eat, Dine and Rejuvenate. Our staff can provide traditional and contemporary meals served to your pleasure. A spacious grande room with ironwood floors throughout, is the perfect place for relaxing, yoga, reading & dining. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Desa Sanctuary, The Village Hotel Ubud
- Desa Sanctuary, The Village Ubud, Bali