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Mara River Safari Lodge is a themed resort that offers a truly unique experience. Accommodation is composed of a series of comfortably appointed thatched dwelling orientated towards a landscaped inhabited by wildlife. With the shadow of Bali's sacred Mount Agung looming in the distance, embrace the rare tranquility of this retreat as rhinos, zebras and oryx graze contentedly at close range. Savor the raw beauty surrounding the lodge, while lions majestically roar declaring their status as the king of the beasts.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Water park
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Swimup bar
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Yvonne H wrote a review Nov 2022
Brisbane, Australia224 contributions25 helpful votes
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First off, I would recommend that you stay for 2 nights to be able to enjoy the experience. We found our room comfortable and clean, albeit a bit dated. The food was alright (nothing spectacular but tasty enough) and eating with Lions in the backgound is certainly a unique ane enjoyable experience. It was pretty special listening to the lions roar from your hotel room. You get a supply of carrots to throw to the animals outside your room (For us it was many zebra). We did the night safari, which was a great experience, but very short ( considering how much you pay for the experience). Note, that once in the park, if you want to feed any of the animals, you have to pay for the privilege). The pool is located on the edge of the safari plain , so you can hang over the edge and watch the various animals wander by (and the odd safari tour or two!) whilst enjoying a cocktail from the pool bar. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Mara River, and would recommend it as a place to stay,
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Twiga rooms are on the top leval, so you get a good view
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Musliha wrote a review Aug 2022
Singapore, Singapore91 contributions70 helpful votes
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We booked one night but definitely could do one more night there. The room is very very very spacious with the views of the animals. Loved how we could feed the animals from the balcony!! Everything felt very clean. The beds are comfortable. Nothing not to love about the room given. The TV channels are also good . The tsavo lion restaurant served super superb food. Both dinner and breakfast . We are able to see the lions in their enclosure . Abit sad to see how under fed the lions looks . Since we are in the bali safari park itself we were able to roam around for 2 days and get to cover many things except the waterpark. Hope to be able to stay longer in future . ! One of the best stay in bali. The pool is also big with views of the animals. Be careful of the balcony as monitor lizards and snakes can appear ahah!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Manager Marketing, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge
Responded 4 Oct 2022
Dear Musliha, Dear Ankit Pacheriwala, Thank you very much for your visit and spent your time giving us your precious review. We are very happy to acknowledge that you had an amazing staying experience with us. It is becoming our pride that can make all your holiday in Mara River Safari Lodge at Bali Safari Park more prestigious and unforgettable. Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing experience in Bali. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge to have fun with your relatives and family.
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catherine wrote a review Oct 2022
United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
** HAD TO CHECK OUT BEFORE EVEN THE FIRST NIGHT DUE TO BUGS** We were really disappointed with this ‘stay’ that turned out to not even be a stay. After seeing a tiktok on it we were super excited to come here. The animals were cool and the staff were nice so all was looking good until we got to the room. Huge bugs were crawling onto the top of the bed canopy and flying around the room. There was loads of geckos hiding everywhere too. The restaurant dinner buffet was overpriced and not the best. Do not stay here if you don’t like bugs in your room! (Im surprised that there’s so many good reviews, but I have found other reviews that found the same). We weren’t refunded or even discounted for not being able to stay either which is very poor. You get carrots in your room for feeding the animals which we were excited for, but realised not every room has areas the animals can reach.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay here. Maybe just visit for the animals
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Response from Manager Marketing, General Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge
Responded 23 Oct 2022
Dear Tour52555222566, We do apologize if our service has not met your expectation. Our commitment is to provide excellent service to our visitors. Regarding the service issues, I have shared your notes in regard to our staff. The follow-up actions will be taken immediately for improvements, in order to avoid a re-occurrence in the future. We certainly hope we will have the chance to once again welcome you back to our lodge so that you can recreate new pleasant and unforgettable memories here.
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Molly Mitchell wrote a review Oct 2022
England, United Kingdom5 contributions
Just arrived back from our 1 night stay. We arrived just before 2pm and expected to be able to check in shortly after but was told there would be an hour wait, when I questioned this they said it was due to being fully booked the previous night, in my opinion this should have no bearing on the bookings for the next day. Food options are very poor and the surrounding areas are very poorly lit for walking in the dark. The fire dance in the evening was good but unfortunately not enough seating so you either need to arrived early or just have to stand for the whole performance time. We had to wake very early to morning of breakfast as the restaurant is so big if you want a chance to sit near to the tigers that is the only option you have. The next morning on our way to breakfast we were offered a free safari trip to compensate for the late checking in the day before. This safari was very unorganised, when we arrived there we were told we needed to wait a long time as there was already a group ahead of us even though we had arrived 20 minutes before the first one had started. You are only provided a maximum of 5 carrots to feed the animals from your balcony so the experience is over very quickly. We tried to get some food from inside the park but you are forced to give over more money than you are going to spend at one time and then when we asked for a refund for the money we didn’t spend they insisted on giving it back in cash rather than back to the card we had originally paid on. The only saving grace to this place was fernando working on the front desk who tried his absolute best to help with all the issues. Overall this place was very disappointing, staff were rude and unorganised and I definitely would not recommend this place to stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Oct 2022
Dear MollyM06, Thank you very much for your visit and spent your time giving us your precious review. We do apologize if our service has not met your expectation. Our commitment is to provide excellent service to our visitors. Regarding the service issues, I have shared your notes in regard to our staff. The follow-up actions will be taken immediately for improvements, in order to avoid a re-occurrence in the future. We certainly hope we will have the chance to once again welcome you back to our lodge so that you can recreate new pleasant and unforgettable memories here.
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Sw_world wrote a review Jul 2022
Singapore, Singapore81 contributions25 helpful votes
Waking up looking at zebra's and rhino's, feeding tigers, lions, giraffes, meerkats, piranhas...we did them all! Very reasonably priced and kids absolutely loved all those experiences. Having a lion look over you when you have your breakfast is just a once-in-a -lifetime experience. The tiger show is amazing, never seen something like that anywhere. Similar for the elephant show although perhaps a little less exciting. The whole storytelling within the show ensures the kids keep their attention with it. The petting area was great entertainment while feeding ducks, rabbits and goats. Food was average but definitely not bad, perhaps a little pricey and no options to go elsewhere, but we were not there for the food! We visited in June 2022 and felt it was relatively quiet, full seats during the day but as we stayed there, we had the benefit of getting in early when there was nobody there and stay late ... while swimming in the pool during the peak and hot times in the middle of the day.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: ground level room is great for waking up with a view off the animals from your bed!
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Responded 4 Oct 2022
Dear SW, Thank you very much for your visit and spent your time giving us your precious review. We are very happy to acknowledge that you had an amazing staying experience with us. It is becoming our pride that can make all your holiday in Mara River Safari Lodge at Bali Safari Park more prestigious and unforgettable. Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing experience in Bali. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge to have fun with your relatives and family.
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Alison C wrote a review Jul 2022
Darwin, Australia12 contributions17 helpful votes
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This is possibly the best hotel I've ever stayed in and a highlight of my vacation. Everything is wonderful. It is impeccably clean and the staff were very friendly. The restaurants is next to the lions enclosure, so you can have breakfast with the lions. The rooms were big and the cable TV was good. Free wifi was fast. The infinitybpool was lovely with a swim up bar. There was a water park in the safari park too and it is very substantial. Great service. Were definitely coming back.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 Oct 2022
Dear AlisonMaryC, Thank you very much for your visit and spent your time giving us your precious review. We are very happy to acknowledge that you had an amazing staying experience with us. It is becoming our pride that can make all your holiday in Mara River Safari Lodge at Bali Safari Park more prestigious and unforgettable. Thank you for letting us be a part of your amazing experience in Bali. We look forward to welcoming you back to our lodge to have fun with your relatives and family.
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srisha_11 wrote a review May 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia69 contributions71 helpful votes
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My husband and I with two teenage kids stayed 3 nights in Mara River Safari Lodge… I read so many wonderful reviews about this place and was so sceptical whether it would be the same after the pandemic… we were not disappointed at all… the lodge and the safari was out of the world and we enjoyed every bit of our stay there… it was like being in Africa only that I have never been to Africa 🤭. Please pay tribute to this place… it’s really awesome and I can’t praise enough of the staffs there… so humble and very accommodating. I usually won’t miss leaving any accommodation but was a bit teary when we left. As we open the balcony to our room we could see zebras elephants and rhinoceroses roaming around… so many attractions were included during our stay there… it was all worth!! Love it all! Thank you so much for these beautiful memories!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Julie P wrote a review Jan 2021
Ungasan, Indonesia25 contributions5 helpful votes
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During this difficult time, trying to find different things to do whilst keeping safe is challenging. We are actually at Mara River Safari lodge at the moment and I think it’s awesome. The staff are really welcoming and helpful. The rooms are clean and of a good standard for Bali, quite large, ensuite, fridge, ac, tv etc. View from balcony on upper level we saw zebras, rhinoceros and wilderbeast. But their biggest attraction must be the restaurant (electric buggy courtesy from room). I am well travelled but have never seen active healthy lions in close proximity, even from the toilets 😂 I would definitely recommend this hotel for a totally different experience and especially with reduced prices during COVID if you are in Bali 😊
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sigit Mul wrote a review Aug 2020
Bali, Indonesia213 contributions63 helpful votes
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First time stay at hotel inside of Zoo. So amazing when we heard the voices of many animals also saw their activities just from our room. Excellent service from all hotel staff and we also enjoy all Safari activities (Safari journey, many animals show etc). In the morning we could breakfast with the lion.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Connor_winham wrote a review Mar 2020
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom357 contributions106 helpful votes
Stayed here one night with my partner, the hotel side of it is so unique, the pool overlooking the Safari is beautiful and was so peaceful! The rooms aren’t close enough to the zebras so they give you carrots for feeding however you can’t feed them at all so I ended up throwing mine so they could eat them at some point. The rooms have an African feel to them but do let bugs in! The zoo was very poor in my opinion, not a lot going on unless you wanted to pay for photos of feeding! The lion restaurant was nice to eat in, good food but a more expensive meal in Bali obviously as there’s nothing else you could have! Wouldn’t return but glad we tried it.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$126 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IndonesiaBaliGianyar RegencyGianyar
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mara River Safari Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Mara River Safari Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Tibumana Waterfall (8.0 km), Puseh Batuan Temple (7.6 km), and Kemenuh Butterfly Park (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mara River Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Mara River Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mara River Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Mara River Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mara River Safari Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include NASI AYAM bubur bali, Warong Legong, and Genius Cafe Gianyar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mara River Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Mara River Safari Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Mara River Safari Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mara River Safari Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Mara River Safari Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa (7.9 km) and Klungkung Temple (7.9 km).
Does Mara River Safari Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.