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Loved Uma Sapna
Modern Heaven! We walked into our private villa with a splash pool and our mouths dropped - beautiful! The outside area is perfectly manicured, with a lounge chair, couch and mini-fridge. Inside, the decor is beautiful with dark wood and a bright orange painting. The air conditioning runs all day so it's nice and cool when we return. The staff is friendly, and breakfast is great. We didn't want to leave the room it was so nice. Besides breakfast we tried pizza and calimari which get a B. It is about a 15-20 minute walk to the beach but walkable to Eat Street and shopping.
Loved Uma Sapna!
We absolutely loved our stay at Uma Sapna. The staff is very accomodating, attentive, and always with a smile, even helped us finding a box and packaging supplies to take all our purchases home.
The villas are very nicely decorated in a modern asian style with clean lines. We stayed at 2 different villas (both had swiming pool), since we liked it so much we decided to book for the end of our trip after coming back from Java.
Breakfast (included in the price) was never late and had option of American or Indonesian breakfast. You will fill out a card and hang it on your villa door at night and breakfast was delivered exactly what you ordered and the time you wanted it. We opted for Indonesian breakfast which was very good and fresh everytime, including fresh fruit (cut and juice) and option of capuccino, latte, tea etc. served in the privacy of our villa. Someone wrote that you can see through the bamboo doors, yes you could, if you really try to look. The resort was quiet and never felt the staff try to take a peek. We also got the chance to try some local fruits from the little fruit platter that was refilled everyday in our room.
The Spa is wonderful and just a few steps from our villa, we tried it a couple of times, once time we lost track of time and were late for our spa treatment but they waited for us with no problem and always smiling.
Read another comment that it was difficul to communicate in English. The staff at the front desk was fluent but you may run into someone who's not fluent (for example, the driver that took us to Ubud who happened to be at the office probably filling in for a little while until the front desk person returns, he couldn't completely understand what we wanted but he did try his best and went to get the front desk person immediately).
It's true is not located in a busy main avenue, so you have to walk a little bit to get to the main road where you'll easily find a taxi. We don't mind walking and never felt it was not safe, but if you prefer the front desk will call a taxi for you. Maybe a couple of times the taxi driver didn't know exactly where it was located but it was not a problem, they speak enough English to be able to find the place. When we arrived, a driver with a sign was waiting for us at the airport and they also dropped us at the airport on the return home. They even picked us up from another villa we stayed in Sanur, all included in the price!
We also rented a scooter just off Uma Sapna's street, where we got the best deal in town, so if you are not the typical tourist that needs a private driver in an air conditioned van i would highly recomended if you want to see Seminyak and surronding areas. But I don't recommend it if you go downtown unless you are an expert driving in traffic jams and caos.
We wanted to go to Ubud and were looking for the best way to do it, we opted for having Uma Sapna drive us. The price difference was not huge and since we were happy with their service decided to save the hassle of trying to find a private driver - you can find drivers for a day at very good prices too.
We forgot a our trip diary in the villa. I was very sad I left it since it described what we did for all the 3 weeks we stayed in Indonesia and thought they may have trashed it since it was only a few loose pieces of paper. As soon as we arrived home, we e-mailed the manager, her staff did not only saved it but she was mailing it to us at no charge. You may find this very usual in hotels in the US, but it's not common this kind of service outside the states for such great prices.
After traveling in different parts of the world i was very pleased with our stay in Uma Spna, they did everything possible to make our stay enjoyable (even after we left) and carefree. I recommend you e-mail them directly to get a better deal, barganing is in their culture so don't be shy and you won't regret it!
Flawed villa romance at Uma Sapna
Through an Indonesian travel website, we booked a honeymoon 3 day 2 nights package with Uma Sapna which included free breakfasts, one candlelight dinner, one 15 min massage, one-hour spa for couples with airport transfers, which was a good deal.
I was happy to see my name card held up at the airport arrivals by the Uma Sapna driver and was looking forward to see the villa upon reading many positive reviews on the web. The drive from the airport to the villas took around 15 minutes and after some winding through a few narrow local lanes, we arrive at a small car park which forms the simple and tucked away entrance of Uma Sapna.
Upon checking in, we were upgraded to the private pool villa (Komodo) which was nicely decorated with fresh rose petals for our honeymoon stay. Having a private pool in our villa was nice, but disappointingly, we decided to keep our bathing suits on as we are able to see next door through wooden doors which separate us from the adjacent villa.
The villa layout and amenities are quite nice, but the TV was too small and our bed sheets, although laundered, had stains. We ordered room service which took nearly two hours to deliver and after a few calls, an explanation relating to kitchen problems was finally given. We had to chase after our room service repeatedly, puzzled as there were no apologies or explanation from the staff. Quite famished, we are still quite pleased to find that the food looked and tasted good.
Uma Sapna offers Balinese, American and Continental breakfasts which we all tasted and found to be above average. On our second night, the staff set up our candlelight dinner next to the pool, which was a selection of seafood and chicken that we requested upon check-in. It would have been nice if the dinner offered local Balinese cuisine or presentation, but the staff was quite efficient and considerate in setting up the dinner, which also involved candles in the garden, so it was quite a highlight of our stay.
The next day our free 1-hour spa was an oil massage which was average, as was the service and spa surroundings.
The location of Uma Sapna makes it a little daunting to wander out of the narrow alleys it is located in. The service also leaves room for improvement, which makes Uma Sapna feels like a superior local bed and breakfast. Although it offers villas at competitive rates which offer private pools that lack complete privacy (at least in ours), a good selection of breakfast, amateurish service, offering only a glimpse of spontaneous Bali hospitality and special touches of detail that makes me long to return.
Just The Way We Want It...Our Own Private Villa
We have spend of our last day honeymoon on Uma Sapna. After previously travelling a lot and stay in convenient hotel in Kuta area,we glad to have our private villa in beautiful and lovely Uma Sapna! The receptionist staff is nice and willing to cooperate. Especially when I asked them for their help to arrange surprise for my honeymoon gift. We came to Uma Sapna and my wife didn't know that I have booked the private pool villa before. The staff cleverly say all villa is fully booked and they can only show us the room for inspection only. My wife took the bait and she keep wishing for we would spend our last days there. The staff show us decorated honeymoon villa and told her if it's for other honeymoon couple (that suppose 'actually' for us).
So, when the suprise is reveal, my wife was very happy to know her dream come true! Uma Sapna proffesionally handle our complain and moving us to new villa, when our bathtub can not work. No need to wait. They also change the CD player with new one when my CD-RW audio can not play on their player. The breakfast is very delicious and we're very pleased for the
quality and quantity. Breakfast was served on time as we requested on our own villa. It's very fun for us as new couple on honeymoon, when we need to choose the menu together one night before. Uma Sapna also provide Free shuttle to area around Seminyak. We use it to go to KuDeTa, nice cozy place to see sunset and have fine dinner. Even the day after when we didn't have plan to go, the driver nicely offering us to shuttle us someplace to go. The villa's room, bathroom, garden and pool are very spacious and private. We love to hear water running from pool on our bedroom. If you love to SPA/MESSAGE, they also provide good Balinese spa service. CONCLUSION : Villa Uma Sapna is highly recommended for holiday that need privacy, intimacy and quite resting moment.
Not reccomended for traveler who do a lot of travelling, well, it wont have chance to use more the villa's luxury
PRO : good villa and amenities, very private and secluded, nice service from hotel's staff
CONS : Quite far from beach. Need drive/shuttle or at least a little bit far walking to reach nearest restaurants/shops
So, if you want to spend your whole day in the villa, just be prepare before, i.e with enough snack,drinks,books etc
New Stylish & Modern Villas
My partner and I had a great stay in the new villas at Uma Sapna. They are very nice, contemporary, modern, stylish, and beautifully designed. Lovely to have such a big pool and stylish villas right in the middle of Seminyak. Very peaceful and quite!
The only downside was the restaurant was not open yet (set to open early feb) and the food quality for breakfast was poor. Staff were nice some however do not really understand English and therefore makes it hard to communicate and we never really knew if they understood us or not. Overall great place!
Had a very enjoyable stay at the Uma Sapna. We booked the single room villa with a plunge pool and received a very pleasant surprise when we were upgraded to a single room villa with its own pool. The privacy issues mentioned in the earlier posts have been resolved - additional bamboo/ratten blinds have been installed and glass frosted where necessary.
Villa Sapna is very conveniently located in the Seminyak area. It is only 10 minutes walk away from Jalan Laksmana - Bali's 'eat street' street. The Seminak shopping area and the Prana spa is only 15 minutes walk away by cutting through the lane directly across from the entrance of the villa. Ku de ta and the Seminyak beach is a further 30 minutes walk away.
Lovely and luxureous
You really feel like royalty staying here. It's nice and quiet and you have your own little garden with spa pool and every morning your breakfast is served in your garden.... it's really amazing. It's not in the centre of Seminyak, but taxi's are easy and cheap.
Private and Luxurious
We had earlier booked a 1-bedroom villa with spa pool, and had requested for an upgrade to their 1-bedroom villa with swimming pool. To our surprise, we received an upgrade to their 2-bedroom villa for 2 nights, where of course only one room was opened for our usage.
Each villa has their own compound. Its a small and cosy resort. In our stay there, I did not see much of other tourists staying in the same resort, it felt like a world of my own. The staff pretty much left us alone, but are very helpful when asked for advice about places to go to.
The room was big and spacious. The toilet is open-concept, hidden behind a wall panel behind the bed. There are 2 wash basins (great cause you do not have to take turns), a very large bathtub that can accommodate 2 people, a standalone shower.
The service is great too. When we did not like the delivery timing on the breakfast order sheet and wrote our own timing, they delivered breakfast at exactly our timing. They even accommodated us when we asked for milk, which was not on the menu.
The swimming pool was great for dipping anytime of the day, even at night. We had some great times swimming in the morning before breakfast, and at night while enjoying a drink.
The only glitch is when they moved us to their sister villa because their 1-bedroom villa is undergoing some works, where the rooms are not as spacious and service not as great.
Overall, a great place and experience!
overrated and overpriced
Overrated villa. Nothing to shout about. Basic and tired looking. Looks more like a normal house or chalet than a villa. Nothing luxurious about it. Tasteless and bland design. Garden is unkempt. Quite a number of mosquitoes flying around. An important point to note is that there is NO kitchen. The so-called kitchen is just a small space with a kettle. Quite pathetic. Another point is that the room space is very small. And there is no door between the room and the toilet. So before you bathe, its really cold in the bathroom. After you bathe, the room is really hot due to heat from the warm water. Staff here just goes about their own business, so don’t be expected to be pampered.
A good point is that the breakfast has quite a good spread. And the staff is experienced and knows what to do.
Conclusion – Don’t expect too much from this villa. Overrated and overpriced.
Nicest Villa Ever
this is a great hotel. you get your own private swimming pool with a 2 bedroom villa. they offer a one bedroom, but its just not the same. it in a very "secret" location, and its hard to find from the street. it looks kind of scary at night because its in a residential area. i would still recommend this to anyone who goes to bali. if you are an airline employee, you get up to 75% off on some nights!
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hi need some urgent advice on villas in bali
will be there on the 14th
need to book one bedroom villa in kuta or sansur or seminyak
finding them on the net seems very difficult as very diff reviews by diff people
can some one recommend me a nice villa
has anyone heard of the following
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Try the Uma Sapna. You will love the location.
Here's the link to a review of Sapna.
Good luck and have a romantic Valentine's. We are planning to be in Ubud from Friday to Tues.
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Hi, I suggest you to have a look this villa. Not so expensive and great.
Have a nice day