I stayed here in June with my family and my husband, a first timer to Bali.
We were looked after from the moment we were picked up at the airport and then promptly greeted at the villa by the rest of the staff with friendly faces and smiles. We knew we were bound to enjoy this place the moment we step foot on the grounds.
Villa Mawar is a hidden place, in a quaint village surrounded by the most amazing gardens, a flowing river and the smell of spices and balminess in the air. The villas are all very large with comfortable beds and linens, incredible views and open air bathrooms.
Dinner and breakfast made by Osin was beyond spectacular and has me on a mission to replicate some of the dishes she wowed us with (the snake beans and coconut a highlight as was the nasi goreng)! however, I get the feeling I won't come close!
The villa is exactly what you are looking for if wanting to relax. Spa treatments in the private spa bure were easily organised and executed. At any given time, the most noise you heard was the buzzing of the insects, the water cascading the sides of the pool and the ever so slight sweep of the groundkeepers in the gardens. This place was like a little slice of relaxing heaven.
To counteract this - our driver, Made, was most obliging in shuttling us off to Seminyak for shopping and drinks, Echo beach for surfing and Ubud for more spa treatments. He was nothing short of the most polite, knowledgeable and reliable driver. He always turned up on time with a smile on his face and asking if you would like him to wait any longer.
The facilities were great - and the two pools were a hit with the family. Would have been great if there was a small gym or even treadmill - but the pool and walks around the local villages did suffice!
I could go on and on about the amazing facilities and experiences we had at the villa, but I can honestly say - the pictures say it all - everything in its entirety was even better. I HIGHLY recommend a stay at Villa Mawar to experience everything this place is proud to be - with staff to match. It was like saying goodbye to family when it was time to head home.
Thank you for a most wonderful stay!
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My partner, 2 boys and extended family have just returned from 10 nights at beautiful Villa Mawar. I was after somewhere with a traditional balinese feel to celebrate my 40th birthday in style. And I found it! Villa Mawar must truly be THE luxury villa in Bali!
We were met at Padangbai by our driver Made and drove the 2 hours to Canggu to find ourselves entering a wonderland. The villa, grounds and rooms are huge, beautifully kept with every corner filled with an offering, statue or beautifully positioned plant or flower.
The bedrooms, main living area and bale were very tastefully decorated and the entertainment room filled with DVDs was a hit with the kids (and adults) when the occasional torrential rainfall came upon us. The 2 pools were simply breathtaking.
The villa's staff were not only incredibly good at what they did, but were also very friendly and helpful. The Manager Osin and her cooking team really spoilt us with their skills - pancakes or bacon and eggs for breakfast along with daily fresh fruit platters and good, strong coffee. At least some of us often had lunch and/or dinner at the villa and the food was some of the best we had our whole trip. Highlights - grilled prawns and squid, salads and sticky black rice with coconut milk. Oh and the satay, lasagne and chicken curry! Osin was also incredible with organsing and booking drivers, trips, restaurants and massages for us all. Wayan is in charge of maintenance at the villa and kindly took us for a walk through the local village, Cepaka. Beautiful.
Our rooms were cleaned daily while we were at breakfast and our laundry was returned quickly. Our beds were turned down in the late afternoon and the mosquito coils were lit at the same time. The attention to detail by the staff was really appreciated.
Another highlight for us was the in house beauty service. The area dedicated to massage, body scrubs, facials, etc is tranquil and calm. And the staff who came by from were wonderful.
My whole family - partner, children, parents, brother, sister, brother in law and nieces - thoroughly enjoyed our time at Villa Mawar and in Bali and would recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in a luxury villa with a definite WOW factor!
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Everything about the Villa Mawar is perfect. From the unique and beautiful location, luxurious villas, delicious meals, stunning pools and spa to the wonderful staff, everything is five star. For us it was the ideal place to relax and enjoy a very special holiday retreat.
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