Jendela di Bali is a unique luxury Villa a short drive from Ubud. The owners of the Villa have a great knowledge of the accommodation industry and this is reflected in the unique location and layout. Even arriving at 2.00am was not an issue airport transfers were very smooth. The Villa is in a picturesque tropical location with a bonus gorge and waterfall and was very comfortable for our extended family of 6 including teenagers. Central to so many historic sites some highlights were, Mt Batur volcano, Tirta Empul sacred water temple and a traditional dance performance and dinner. Ubud provided arts and crafts shopping and we did a family jewellery making class which was really well worth it for our own souvenirs. There were so many restaurants and galleries as well.
The Villa's offer unique accommodation and the White Elephant was our favourite. The Grounds are immaculately kept and the Staff are very good with English and are most obliging. Dayu Made and Sueartini go out of their way to make your stay the most pleasant experience and can arrange anything you need for lunches dinner or transport even some beer. Our meals at the Villa were often better than the restaurant experiences. We even did our own low key BBQ on the Villa's Webber Q with the kitchen assisting with the marinades and desert. Being invited by the staff to their homes and to a family religious ceremony was special and a true privilege. Plenty to do and keep yourself entertained or take a little time out to relax. Ideal for couples travelling together or a family such as ours.
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Staying at Jendela Di Bali was where beautiful family memories were made. Thanks to the wonderful staff who taught us a bit of the language, cooked very delicious food (inna sacali) and were such a joy to be around. They even invited us into their homes to enable us to experience the true Bali. Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful destination to have stayed!
Jendela di Bali was everything I expected it to be and looked exactly like the images. The villa is about a 40 min ride from central Ubud, however it was very close to a lot of the main temples and attractions, so we didn't mind.
The grounds were beautiful and so were both villa's, very unique decor with nice touches. There was an extensive menu available at the villa in case you want to eat food in and you can even order a beer if you wanted to enjoy one around the pool. The staff cooked for us a couple of times, once for lunch and once dinner and the food was delicious, really flavoursome and great portions.
The driver was lovely and had a lot of knowledge of the surrounding area, taking time to explain the culture and special landmarks when asked.
I really enjoyed my time at Jendela Di Bali, however the only issue we experienced was the upkeep of the living area. I stayed for 3 nights and my parents 5 but during the entire stay our beds weren't made once, the towels weren't changed and there was no general tidying. We had a traditional Balinese afternoon tea one day at approx 4pm and when we came home from dinner late one night at approx midnight, all the tea things were still left out and hadn't been cleared away. It was such a shame, as the villa was so beautiful but not coming back to a clean and made bed after a long day of sightseeing was a bit disappointing.
Definitely the highlight of our Trip to Bali. The service, friendliness and secluded oasis that is Jendela Di Bali was absolutely what we wanted in a relaxing holiday.
Every whim was catered to- laundry, snacks, meals, drivers all organised by the exceptional staff. Dayu Made and Suetini are very friendly, approachable and professional. The food was absolutely amazing, the best we had during our whole trip. And Dayu Made was kind enough to share some of her cooking secrets with us so we could try at home
We spent many days simply lounging around the resort since we felt completely pampered and taken care of and if we wanted to go out a driver was promptly arranged.
My partner and I stayed here for 10 nights and had a wonderful experience. The villa(s) are set in the most beautiful grounds, totally surrounded by tropical rainforest. The closest thing we've ever experienced to paradise!
The accommodation itself is gorgeous and always kept very clean by the staff. The White Elephant is the standout villa, and the photos show you why. We spent many an hour lying on the bed looking out at the rainforest, listening to all the varied sounds of the wildlife.
The staff are really friendly and are always on hand to help. They had no trouble catering to our dietary requirements (vegan), and the food was just delicious - all sourced from the local markets. Alot of the fruit we ate was picked from the cook's garden!
The accommodation is set in a little village about 35 minutes drive from Ubud, so you pass through lots of little traditional Balinese villages on the way. If you want to stay in a place off the beaten track, away from the quagmire of tourists, then I can't recommend this place enough!