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Villa Santai Ubud View of Pavilion, Patio, Massage Bale, and Pool
View of Villa Santai from the Ancient Rice Paddies
View of Villa Santai from Up River
Villa Santai outside sitting area near the bar with view of massage bale in background.
Recessed Sitting Area in Pavilion with Fantastic Panaramic View of River Valley
Villa Luncheon Area with View of Dinner Bale in the Background
Nightime view of the pool, pavilion, and sitting bale
Recessed pavilion sitting area with view of Dining bale in the background at Dusk
Sitting area near Bar area overlooking beautiful river valley below
Sitting/Massage Bale - Great area for morning coffee or mid-day massage!
Villa Santai Ubud Villa Bedroom 3 with View of Closet in Backgroundwith Staff Turning down Bed
Guest Room 4 at Sunrise
Villa Bathroom for Queen Bedroom 4 with Rose Peddle Bath for Honeymooners
Villa Bathroom Dual Sink Area in Villa King Bedroom 3
Guest enjoying herself by the infinity pool overlooking the dramatic surrounding vistas
One of Villa Santai Staff members cleaning the inifinity pool
Poolside bar service from one of our friendly local staff members
Angled View of partial pool area during the day with view across river valley
Villa Room 4 Queen bed with Thai Silks and 300 thread-count sheets
Villa King Bedroom 3 with Thai Silks and 300 Thread Count Sheets
Nightime view of the pavilion recessed sitting area, patio, sitting bale, and pool
Sitting/Massage Bale at night with blue illuminated pool in the background
Villa Santai Partial View of Pavililion Area at Night
Sitting and Massage Bale at Dusk
Some of the eight friendly Villa Santai Staff Members ready to cater to your vacation needs
Entrance Doorway to Villa Santai
Santai's Staff Member Preparing the Massage Table
Massage Bed ready for guest on the patio in front of the pool
Villa Staff Member maintaining pool
View of partial upper villa area nearing nightime from the Dinner Bale Bengong
Villa Santai King Bedroom 2 with View into outside stairway to upper level
Villa King Bedrrom 2 with the best view of the river valley below!
Buddha Statue at Entrance of Villa with Relecting Pool
One of the staff member\'s mother leaving the villa after providing Balinese offerings
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Ubud, Bali

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Susan E
1 review
“A charming and peaceful hilltop oasis with stunning views”
Reviewed 20 July 2016 for a stay in April 2016

I cannot rave enough about how much we loved our stay at Villa Santai. We are a family of 5 and we were travelling with another family of 4. We stayed for 3 nights and I only wish it could have been longer. The Villa itself is absolutely charming, the open plan lay out capturing the magnificence of it's setting perfectly. The Villa is built high up above a forest canopy and has stunning panoramic views from wherever you happen to be, whether lounging by the pool, enjoying sunset drinks from one of the cabanas or simply lying in your bed. The pictures on the web site do not actually do the villa justice, it was actually far superior to what we had expected. The bedrooms are huge and beautifully presented with good bed linen and lovely en suite bathrooms. The staff were wonderful, so helpful and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. We actually ended up eating in the villa two out of the three nights and both meals were superb. The kids would highly recommend the spring rolls! In fact two of my three kids had their birthdays when we were there and the staff were so sweet taking the time to write happy birthday in flower petals on their beds. The driver too was amazing, always on hand to take us wherever we wanted to go and always back at the designated time to pick us up and take us back to the peace of our hilltop oasis. On behalf of all of us I would like to say a massive thank you to Made and all the staff for looking after us so well and making our stay so enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Santai to anyone, it is affordable luxury! All in all a wonderful experience and one none of us will forget.

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Liked best: The setting
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Large Group
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fieldsie
Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Luxury Villa , staff training required”
Reviewed 8 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Eight ladies arrived at this luxury villa and thought they had died and gone to heaven. Graciously sized villa with four bedrooms and an entertainment area to only dream of. The infinity pool was invitingly fresh and crystal clean. All bedrooms were huge with dress rooms and private bathrooms looking out into the rainforest. The only downside with this villa was the untrained staff. We felt that the quality of this villa deserved outstanding service. This was not the case. Wine recommended on wine list was not available. Breakfast condiments ran out during our stay. No pool towells when you get out of the pool. Tea and coffee mix ups and waiting times not acceptable. Communication with staff was limited. Attending to our everyday needs seemed to be neglected. We found ourselves asking instead of being asked. This was a frequent occurrence. The staff were very polite but did not attend or try to offer assistance.
Hoping owner will take this review on board. The staff are lovely but have to be trained.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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NatWest21
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
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“Why stay in a resort when you can stay here!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Forget reserving a pool lounge before breakfast, fighting for a table near the buffet or sharing the pool with 100 people - if you are looking for luxury, comfort, friendliness and serenity, this is the place for you.
I travelled with my parents (70's) and my sister and her husband and their 2 girls +1, there was more than enough space for people to mingle with each other or have some quiet time.
Rooms - just delightful. Large with plenty of space, surrounded by fly screen rather than glass which allowed beautiful air flow from the valley to keep everything cool and fresh. The bathrooms were huge with everything you need and then some.
Living areas - so many different areas to sit and relax, watch a movie, enjoy the peaceful surroundings or have a intense game of cards.
Pool - clean and refreshing, spectacularly placed overlooking the valley so you can swim and watch the monkeys play on the other side of the river at the same time.
Food - coffee and tea each morning served wherever the group congregated, breakfast was simple, fresh and well presented, a delight after a week of the big hotel buffet. Lunches and dinners are pre-arranged each day and were fresh and delicious.
Staff - couldn't have asked for more from them, all incredibly friendly, welcoming and attentive without being intrusive. Made ensured all ran smoothly at the villa and Wayan drove us whereever we wanted/needed to go, just a fabulous, careful driver with a great smile and personality, nothing was too much trouble.
Overall - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Santai, not far from Ubud but far enough away that you feel detached from the chaos. No question, we will be back (hopefully next year!).
I was asked if I had any recommendations or criticism, which I discussed with my family and we came up with the following:
- the sun needs to rise earlier and set later in the day;
- the river needs to be quieter at night; and
- the farmer across the river needs signing lessons!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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“Best villa we've ever stayed in”
Reviewed 8 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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As another reviewer said on the site, the photos really don't lie. Absolutely stunning villa, with spectacular views. Staff were so friendly and accommodating. One of the best villa experiences we have ever had, and could not recommend it more highly.

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: There was a hornets nest on one of the pagodas, and quite a lot of termite dust, but this didn't really affect us.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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JD1418647...
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“The most beautiful setting for our wedding”
Reviewed 30 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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I found booking this Villa very easy, the owner was very friendly and responded quickly to my emails.

We travelled to Villa Santai in May 2013 along with close family members & friends to get married in Ubud. The villa was a spectacular setting for our wedding day, the pictures really don't do it justice. The open plan living area and pool are designed so that whatever time of day it is there is somewhere comfortable to sit either in the sunshine or shade.

The villa manager and staff helped make our stay extra special and nothing was too much trouble for them. Made, the villa manager helped us organise the flowers, decorations and wedding cake which were all supplied at a reasonable price from local businesses and the staff decorated the villa with traditional Balinese decorations for our wedding ceremony. The villa chef catered our wedding dinner and the food was delicious.

I cannot rate Villa Santai highly enough, I was so sad when we had to leave, the beautiful setting and the wonderful staff really helped make our wedding day very special. I would recommend this villa to a couple or group of friends and family who want somewhere luxurious to relax on holiday.
I really hope I can go back there one day.

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Liked best: The location of the villa, the quality of the furnishings, the staff, the food, I liked everything
Liked least: Nothing, it was all lovely.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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