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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We absolutely loved our time at the villa - so much to do in town nearby, the staff was amazing, the food and service was fantastic, and being up on a hill offered some respite from the super-high temps in town. The sound of the river rushing at the bottom of the valley made it especially easy to fall asleep every night. The villa was large enough to hold our group of friends with our children. The chef was so good we preferred doing every breakfast and dinner right there in the convenience of our own villa - every meal was a 5 star experience. The views are amazing from the pool, outer resting areas or the bar. We would definitely return for more.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank aawyea
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We arrived late in evening due to a delayed flight and were greeted by staff who stayed back to make us a plateful of the most amazing handmade spring rolls, that set the tone for the remainder of the trip.
Waking up in the morning we were all blown away by the amazing views and how huge the villa was, we then treated to freshly cooked breakfast which was as good as the spring rolls the night before. After a trip into town for the day with our driver Wayan we came back in the afternoon to yes more spring rolls & then had dinner cooked for us at the villa that evening. Restaurant quality food, great salad with the most amazing handmade dressing, satay, calamari & curry. This was followed later in the evening with crepes with Grand Marnier – a nip of this might’ve found its way into our Baileys which is now my new favourite way to end an evening.
It was one of the most relaxed holidays I've had, nothing was too much trouble for our staff & our driver Wayan, he took us out each day and waited for us either at predetermined pick up point or just waited for us outside. If you want to treat yourself & stay at place with the most amazing views in Ubud, eat excellent food (spring rolls) & be waited on by unobtrusive staff then you can’t go past Villa Santai. It’s not the newest place but to us that was better as had a relaxed, home like feel & we feel in love with our rooms, comfortable beds & the sounds of the nature. The photos are true to life but don't really convey how magical or how big Villa Santai is, book a stay to enjoy one of the best spots in Ubud.
Thank you to all the staff at Villa Santai for giving us such a wonderful holiday

Date of stay: February 2018
Thank T257HFjaneth
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great place as a group. We were four couples. The service was great. The rooms are below and there are 2 rooms with queens and 2 with kings. The rooms with the kings have bigger views of the jungle but you also get great views from the queen rooms. We got breakfast in the mornings and had dinner there once. That was our one regret-we did not eat dinner more often at the villa because the food was amazing. One night we ordered food from a restaruant that is down the road but the food was horrible. Dont waste your money at that restaurant, there is only one down the road and it was really really bad. There was limited liquor there so we got a driver to take us to the market and got beer there. There is someone there 24 hrs. It is at least 1.5 hr drive from the airport. But in Bali, the traffic is horrible and it takes a long time to get to everything. We went low season so I hate to see what traffic is like during high season. We got complimentary pickup from the airport. We loved it.

Date of stay: September 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank virgo1252
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in we knew this villa would be amazing. There is an amazing rainforest view all around you, the infinity pool provides a spectacular view, and the entire common area of the villa is perfect. The rooms, which are located under the main area, where huge and wonderful, and the bathrooms where stunning. The villa has a very traditional feel, was very clean, and the staff on hand were so lovely. A nice breakfast was provided every morning, staff were happy to call to make restaurant and activity bookings, and there was a driver on hand to take our group wherever we needed during the day. Would highly recommend this place for those travelling in groups.

Date of stay: December 2016
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank AmyTheodore
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

From the minute we were picked up to minute we were dropped at our next location the staff from Villa Santai were incredible.

We went to Ubud with another family. There were 10 of us in total, with the 4 rooms easily accommodating us all. Extra mattresses were supplied in each room which meant our younger children could move around.

The set up is ideal with a shared living space upstairs, which includes a beautiful pool, shared eating area, and multiple areas to just chill out. The views across a forested valley are incredible. You feel very secluded but you are only 10 minutes by car to central Ubud and it's busy atmosphere.

The staff ,including Made the manager, are very attentive, friendly and will organise adventures and transport , if that's what you want. Breakfast is included and you can organise a banquet at night, if you give a little notice.

We were sad to leave and will have our memories for ever. It is truly beautiful.

Date of stay: July 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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