Beautiful villa as advertised. Komang and Ratney were very helpful. Lovely food prepared in the villa. Nice quiet location although it looks approx 15-20 minutes to Seminyak Square in reality actually takes around 45 minutes each way due to heavy traffic. . Mr Putu was extremely helpful in seeing the Island and its many attractions.
My friend and I had the pleasure of staying at Umalas Retreat 2 for 6 glorious nights. I have stayed at many private villas in Bali and this one, for the price, is far superior to any other. The villa is immaculately presented both from a cleanliness aspect and aesthetically. After an incredibly long day of Airport delays, we were instantly transported to relaxation mode the moment we entered this charming villa. The owner, Kay has created an ambient paradise in the decor and lighting and her attention to detail is impeccable. This villa lacks NOTHING! The photos simply do not do it the justice it deserves! We made great use of the refreshing pool and surrounds, spending most days spread out on the sun lounges. The highlight of our stay however, was our amazing chef/housekeeper Komang. His breakfasts were delicious, his dinners amazing and we simply loved having him around. What a delightful, humble, talented man! I often wondered what he thought of the 2 crazy Aussie women he looked after so well. I hope he remembers us as fondly as we will remember him. The location of the villa is a little out of the way, however we used the gojek app and had no problems getting rides to wherever we wanted to go. We were very sad to leave our Umalas paradise and have no hesitation in recommending this villa. Stay here, you will not be disappointed!
Umalas Retreat #2 lived up to its reviews. Great private villa beautifully decorated with a relaxing pool and courtyard. A bit away from the maddening crowds but everything accessible with a short taxi ride - and if you want the beach you can have a day trip to the beach-clubs of Seminyak and Canngu (?) which we enjoyed. But the highlight is undoubtedly the cooking of Kohman which we made full use of - what a star. All the staff go above and beyond with every detail attended to. Now that we've experienced villa life in Bali I think hotels will be our second choice.
From the start we were made to feel welcome. kay was a great help before we even got there, with helpful information and tips. The villa is a great little escape and plenty to do and see around the area. All staff are great and go out of their way to help you in anyway. In-house dining was great and plenty of food options around the area.
Thank you to the whole team again and looking forward to my next visit.
We have just returned from 7 night staying at Umalas Retreat Villa I. What a wonderful time we had from start to finish. Kay was an absolute delight to deal with, she made our booking so easy and was always on hand to offer advise and assistance before we even arrived. The Villa is absolutely gorgeous & is beautifully decorated with such a tranquil feel about it. We especially loved having our own private pool. The villa is such a great size with plenty of amenities and gave us the chance to relax.
We were greeted upon arrival by Heni who was to be our chef/housekeeper for the next week. She was absolutely wonderful in every way. She was so friendly, helpful & cooked the most delicious food for us during our stay. Our two young children warmed to Heni straight away & would ask to see her as soon as they woke up. We were sad to say goodbye.
We have fallen in love with Bali and Umalas is a fab place to stay. We would highly recommend Umalas Retreat for a little bit of paradise. Thankyou to Kay & Heni for making our stay so memorable.