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Desa Seni, A Village Resort Translating to ‘art village’, Desa Seni has gone to great lengths to recreate an authentic Indonesian neighborhood. One of Bali’s most unique retreats, the peaceful atmosphere is enhanced by the traditional decor and design, and with a variety of local Balinese spa treatments. Location Set in the midst of lush rice fields in Bali’s trendy Canggu district, Desa Seni is conveniently located less than an hour from the airport and close to the beach. Accommodation Redefining quaint with a capital Q, the refurbished antique Indonesian ‘joglos’ that comprise Desa Seni’s accommodation ooze rustic character. Decorated with locally sourced decor, each handcrafted dwelling has a unique history attached to it, and seamlessly blends into the surrounding rural landscape. Each house has a charming porch, perfect for getting lost in a good book. Further distinguished by winding stone paths, traditional wooden footbridges, verdant gardens and organic vegetable plots, the beautiful landscaping of Desa Seni is one of its greatest aesthetic assets. True to its name, tasteful art sculptures are scattered around the resort’s lawns and there is a personal touch everywhere you turn. Food Program Desa Seni grows 80% of its own produce and embraces a farm-to-table philosophy by working with local farmers. Serving Asian-Western cuisine with a focus on organic, healthy and fresh food, the retreat’s restaurant serves up a wide range of international cuisine and tasty Indonesian specialties: make sure to sample the Udang Maluku—fresh grilled prawns served with a lentil & date salad & long bean nest—and the ‘Snapper Merah’—a fillet of snapper grilled, served with a mango sambal, grilled polenta, baby fern and accar. Treatment Program Along with an impressive yoga program which offers retreaters a wide range of yogic styles—including Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Ashtanga, Kundalini and Yin—Desa Seni is also home to Merapu Svaasthya Spa. Healing and health are the focus of the retreat’s wellness menu which offers traditional, holistic treatments along with a mix of Western and Eastern therapies designed to restore and revitalise body, mind and soul. Signature treatments include unique Balinese specialities such as ‘aura chakra therapy’ and ‘Melukat’ rituals (a sacred Balinese cleansing ceremony). Those keen to bend and stretch can embark on a private yoga retreat or attend Desa Seni’s annual yoga teacher training course, led by its resident teachers. The retreat also proffers a wide array of holistic workshops for spiritual seekers. Results Expect to feel…aligned with Bali’s magical energy upon leaving. This retreat is all about the relaxation, so while you can spend time on yoga and detoxing, the main purpose is centering yourself. “Rebecca Walker”
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Free breakfast
Bicycles available
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Amsydstone wrote a review Feb 2020
13 contributions5 helpful votes
Arriving in Bali after a long flight I spent four nights at Desa Seni enjoying the lush gardens and pool, thoughtful design and services. It’s a beautiful retreat from the overdevelopment of Canguu and busy traffic and construction. The yoga classes are very good and the spa provides excellent treatments. Delicious food and comfortable accommodation meant I didn’t want to leave this charming retreat space.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Matur Suksma! Thank you! A pleasure having people who contribute to the village. A passionate team with passionate guests is the perfect combination. We are happy you got to experience all that we offer. We look forward to seeing you again.
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TashB Pilates wrote a review Feb 2020
Ballito, South Africa64 contributions40 helpful votes
I’ve been here three times and will come back 10 times more !! Food / villas / staff is outstanding ! All Meals are prepared from their own farming or locally sourced farming ! The attention to each individual’s dietary requirements are carefully delivered in excellence !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Hello Natasja, It was great to see you again. What a great group for a week. It is always fun for us to welcome back friends. The team is so passionate about what they do. It is great to be a part of the village. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Werner S wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia412 contributions202 helpful votes
Rustic villas, comfortable beds, friendly staff and great yoga. The pool is lovely too. It is not your typical resort. It is quiet and peaceful, but in a great location so easy to get around if you want to explore more what Canggu and Seminyak have to offer.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Hello Spiesw, Thank you. It was great having you here and happy that you got to participate and be a part of our village resort. There is nothing typical about us, I agree. Quite happily agree. Our salt water pool is a favorite, and the best way to get a cool off in the tropics. We look froward to your next visit.
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Michael L wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This is an extraordinary resort and yoga retreat. I spent 2 weeks here for my honeymoon and feel like it was a slice of heaven in paradise. The owner Thomas Talucci is a spectacular host and speaks 5 languages and is kind, thoughtful and has an amazing personality. I would go again in a heartbeat. Namaste, Michael
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Good Day Michael. It was great meeting you and your wife, what a pleasure to share this special time in your lives. We are so happy yo got to experience the whole resort, yoga, spa, restaurant along with being adventurous and traveling around the island and seeing al that is on offer. After two weeks of building a new friendship, we look forward to your return, maybe with a little one on the way. We love kids! Matur Suksma! Thomas
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Leila wrote a review Dec 2019
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Nowadays there are so many yoga retreats there's no need to waste time with sub-standard places. At over $1700 Australian for a 5 night package Desa Seni is not value for money. The yoga was the highlight and definitely worth going if you're staying elsewhere in Canggu. Sunset yoga with Carlotta was a highlight. Thank you Carlotta! The pool is lovely but the water is often hotter than it is outside. The hut was quaint but the floor boards are failing and every time I stepped out of bed I wondered if this was going to be the time they gave way and I fell through. The restaurant and spa staff were lovely. The massages were great but I have had much yummier food at other yoga retreats. The front desk is woefully unorganised. For a retreat that's been around this long I don't think there's any excuse for how bad this experience was over multiple days. It's a week since I left and the owner still hasn't responded to a request I had about security of my payment details. It's quite near the road so there is a lot of traffic noise when you're in your villa or blaring music or screaming people in the pool next door while you're in yoga class. So while it wasn't terrible and I did relax I would definitely not recommend Desa Seni. There are many better places you can try.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Hello Leigh, We appreciate you taking the time to write and share your experience. I have written you personally and am not sure why you have not answered? It is quite challenging in the tropics to keep a pool cool, could you imagine how much ice we would have to bring in a day to get it to the temperature of your choice and then heat up a bit for others? In regards to value for the money, 5 nights in a deluxe house, including breakfast, lunch's, dinners, spa and yoga, not sure where you can beat this with the quality and standard that we maintain. It is challenging as the Australian dollar has weakened so much against the US dollar and Rupiah, maybe this is why. We are happy that through all this you did get to relax and enjoy the facilities. We will look into what you have shared as less than parr and for sure rectify that which is in need. Matur Suksma. Thomas
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MytimeSydney wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia84 contributions38 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights in the single house. Gorgeous grounds and old village style with tons of original features. Really chilled which is what I was looking for. Must say that after reading a few reviews which mentioned worn/rotted timber I can see how this place is a bit of an OHS nightmare, not for the young and nimble but if you are unsteady on your feet or vision impaired I wouldn’t recommend ... lots of tripping hazards. Very generous breakfast and food was good but a little hit and miss. It seems you are given 2 yoga passes a day. I had informed them that I had a late flight on the day I checked out and they stored my luggage and offered I could use a shower near the restaurant. I had kept a pass to do the afternoon class before going to airport for a late flight but was informed couldn’t use it as was after 12 noon. This is One thing I was very disappointed about, it seemed so ridiculously inflexible given it’s pretty pricey to stay there and I’d been an awesome customer (had a couple of spa treatments and extra meals so quite a high spend) when I questioned this and said I hadn’t been informed of this restriction there was no apology or concern. It’s the little things that leave a residual feeling like not appreciating your custom enough to be a little flexible. My room was sweet, rustic, tiles falling off bathroom wall. Also in room phone didn’t work and DVD player and tv didn’t either, after informing there seemed to be no intention to ever address. Pool is salt water, had it too myself on a number of occasions and so much nicer than all the strongly chlorinated pools. Could hear the music from nearby beach clubs at night but not too loud.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Hello MytimeSydney, Thank you for taking the time to share. It is interesting in life how we are all moving so fast and when we are to slow down, we have resistance. Our paths, all designed in order tog et people to slow down and take note of their foot steps, not for the nimble and not for those who do not want to slow down. As a retreat center, this has been specifically designed to get us all to slow down and take note. With the yoga being included, one class on check in and one on check out and all other days two, we do this in order to keep the classes to a maximum amount, as we have new check ins every day, we do need to regulate the classes and ensure the kaliber for all, as you had checked out early afternoon, we must ensure space for our new check ins, a tricky one as if we do not and then oversell, we get complaints also. We have repaired the tile issue in the bathroom, the earthquakes we have been having keep us going and full on in the maintenance. The other issues have also been checked and all in 100% working order. We appreciate you letting us know and your view is invaluable to us so we may continue to strive to please all 100%. Matur suksma. Thomas
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glis448 wrote a review Oct 2019
Perth, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
What a great place to reboot There is nothing negative about this place The yoga, the food, the amenities, the village style, it’s ethos all brilliant As was the staff, especially Dewi at the front desk Definitely worth considering for everyone who wants rest, reset or rejuvenate
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Reading this a boot to our morning! thank you! Vacation and time off is all about replenishing the soul! We are so happy you got to experience our village concept brought to 2019 desires. It truly takes a village to make it all happen and a dedicated team who love and are passionate about what they do! As a full service resort, there is no need to leave, just meander from yoga to breakfast to salt water pool to spa to room to lunch and on and on. we look forward to your next visit. Matur Suksma!
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Scott C wrote a review Oct 2019
Seattle, Washington31 contributions27 helpful votes
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What a grand place. With unique architecture and traditional buildings and repurposed materials you can’t help but relax. The design and grounds are truly lovely. The grounds are very instaworthy. The service is polite and attentive. You always feel genuine care from all of the staff. The food is excellent and we had a chance to eat all 3 meals over our stay. All were universally well prepared. The spa was very good as well. Too marks for reflexology massage and the house relaxation adage was soothing. The pool area is beautiful and not crowded. Their yoga is the local draw and they are well known for their sessions which can be included in your stay. You can’t miss if you are looking for a unique place to stay during your trip to Bali.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 15 Oct 2019
Hello Scott, It is always great to hear back form guests. Thank you! Vacation is about relaxing and kicking back, with options at our disposal. We are so glad you got to partake in all the facilities of the resort. It takes a passionate team dedicated to creating an amazing experience. We look forward to your return. Sampai Jumpa!
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Stephanie R wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom41 contributions10 helpful votes
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Stayed for 3 nights to do yoga and chill. The rooms are astonishing reclaimed Indonesian houses. Every time you look there is some new detail to see and there is a book to tell you the story. Beautiful gardens and huge pool. Plenty of variety of yoga classes. A great place to chill. Staff in restaurant and front desk were ever helpful and cheerful. Thanks!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Selamat Siang Stephanie! Good afternoon. thank you for taking the time to share. It is all in the details what we do in life. It takes a village and team work, one of the beauties of all coming together to work and deliver a vision. Staying in touch with the self and grounded through nature is the best medicine. We look forward to your next visit. Sampai Jumpa!
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Gauri R wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
I’ve traveled to Bali 2 or 3 times a year for the past 15 years for pleasure or work. I have tried all types of accommodation from simple guest houses to luxury hotels, modern and traditional style... Desa Seni is the one I will always recommend because of his unique charm, conscious environment, delicious organic food, yoga teachers and, above all, its adorable staff. ALL of them are authentically friendly and devoted to their jobs; starting with the ones at the restaurant, spa, house keeping, to the ones taking care of the beautiful gardens. My special gratitude to Vita, Dewi, Nana, Komang, Ferry, Oka, Pandi, Yoga, Pande & Dewa 💜
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from thomas t, Manager at Desa Seni
Responded 11 Sep 2019
Hello Gauri! Thank you. There are lots of brimming smiles here today! One of the charms of Indonesia is the people, always willing, able and 100% committed to your experience! It is a pleasure having you and sharing our joy! Thank you for supporting our vision and our dream, working together as a village, a community! Matur Suksama. Se you in February!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Desa Seni
Which popular attractions are close to Desa Seni?
Nearby attractions include Solace Float (0.3 km), Mother Huckers Axe Club (0.4 km), and Be Chocolat by Michel Clement (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Desa Seni?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Desa Seni?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Desa Seni?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Desa Seni?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Desa Seni?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ona Canggu, Folie Bali, and Cibo! Cucina-Deli-Gelateria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Desa Seni?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Desa Seni have airport transportation?
Yes, Desa Seni offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Desa Seni located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Canggu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Desa Seni?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Desa Seni?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Indonesian.