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“Beautiful Stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ulin Villas & Spa

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The Ulin Villas & Spa
Ranked #10 of 138 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne
1 review
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“Beautiful Stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2012

Beautiful villa inside and out. The Ulin VIllas was magical from the moment we arrived at the property. Very friendly and polite staff who were very attentive but not intrusive. The villa is well laid out with a lovely lounge area and TV inside, seperate bedroom and private outdoor garden bathroom is great as the basin and dressing area are inside in the AC adjacent to the shower, bath and WC which is outside so you don't get hot getting ready. The pool is big especially for 2 people and the outdoor kitchen/al fresco area is lovely. Each morning the breakfast was prepared and served in the outdoor dining area and it was always tasty. The dinner BBQ is a lovely experience and a must for those nights you don't want to venture out. The location was also good it was quiet but within 2 mins of the main strip of restaurants in Seminyak like Ultimo, Khaima (great Morrocan) and Cafe Bali - all recommended and close. Would highly recommend for a luxury getaway and/or honeymoon.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tod892
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Dear “ Tod892”

Thank you very much for taking your valued time to post your review and I am happy to hear that your stay was magical and beautiful. Our One Bedroom Villa is indeed beautifully laid-out and probably one of the biggest of its kind in Seminyak area. I am also delighted to know that you loved the daily breakfast as well the in-villa BBQ. We really look forward to welcoming you again on your future visit to Bali.

With warm regards,

Wayan Winawan
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Beautiful Villa, Garden and Pool in an excellent location, 10 min walking distance to Ku De Ta' Beach. Very good service: they would assist with anything very promptly and politely. Good massage, highly recommended. The only thing we suggest to improve is their Breakfast. We would expect more choices (they do have limited choices for "sweet" options but we must say that their banana and pineapple pancakes were pretty good!), and better quality of food (pancakes excluded!). We had the most amazing breakfast at Kayumanis Nusa Dua the past 2 years, and this, we must say, set our expectation for The Ulin Villa's breakfast very high! Overall we had a great stay in a beautiful setting and in the most convenient location to enjoy the best Bali restaurants, bars and designer shops!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Eugenia_DF
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Dear “Euginia_DF”

It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Myself and all team members are very happy to find that your stay with us was great and your time with us was enjoyable. I am delighted to know that you loved the service, the spa that is highly recommended and the beautiful setting of our villas. Thank you very much for your comments over the breakfast, we sincerely appreciate it. We are revising our breakfast menu as well as the in-villa dining now and expecting the new menu would be ready within few weeks ahead, Our aim is to constantly improve and to meet our guest’s individual expectations. Once again, thank you very much for your review and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Thank you Ulin Villas for a great holiday.

Nothing was too much trouble and the assistance the team provided booking our beauty treatments, restaurants and day visits for our group of 6 was amazing. We changed our plans so so often, but throughout it all you were patient and accommodating.

The villa was kept so clean and it was maintained so well. Although this service was very discrete, we never saw it actually happening, somehow you managed to do it when we were out and about so as not to interrupt out time in the villa.

The complementary drop off service around Seminyak was great and made things so much easier getting to and from appointments.

Thanks again for a beautiful holiday surrounded by friendly people and a special mention to Weira who was particularly helpful and friendly.

I would definitely recommend this Villa for people visiting Bali, Seminyak for the first time as it is centrally located, good food and water supplies, the staff are helpful and the drop off service easing the burden of catching cabs and navigating your way around.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tamara O
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Dear “Tamara0923”

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review of your recent vacation. I am very happy to know that your time with us was great and your stay was enjoyable. I am delighted to read your kind words on the service performance of our team members, I am very proud of them. We sincerely thank you for recommending The Ulin Villas and Spa to your friends and associates. See you again on your future Bali holiday.

Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
General Manager
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Sydney
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed at the Ulin Villa's for 8 nights in April. As a family of 4 with 2 children 5 & 11 I was a little bit worried that the kids would be bored in a villa as we usually opt for resort style accommodation with all the kids clubs etc. We were picked up for the airport and greeted with cold drinks and cold towels which was lovely and in about 1/2 an hour arrived at our destination. We were warmly greeted by reception staff and taken to our villa and a staff member went through all the ins and outs of the villa. The kids were so excited the villa is very big and a great size pool everything was immaculate and I don't think the website pictures actually do the place justice as I thought it looked older in the pictures then it does in the flesh.
Breakfast was cooked and served every morning in the villa and the staff very friendly and prompt each morning, there is a wide selection to choose from but sometimes the breakfasts were a bit hit and miss but all in all we quiet enjoyed it and it beat making our own. There is also an extensive dine in menu for all day dinning and this was very reasonably priced and we used it most evenings for the kids dinner and they enjoyed all the meals. The staff at the villa were extremely obliging and could not do enough for you the car service for around the local area was fantastic and I think only once in our 8 night stay there was not a car available. We used the spa service 4 times and the massages were great and the ambiance was also fantastic. Our package also included a in villa barbecue with was lovely all decorated the kids loved it the only thing is it was way to much food and we felt a little guilty letting so much food go to waste. Location wise it was fantastic just down the lane from Ultimo so close to great restaurants and nice shopping the beach if you dare is an easy 10 minute walk away but not worth it, it is absolutely filthy would not even think about swimming in it, all I can say is I am glad I didn't spend the money on accommodation on the beach I would have been highly disappointed. We had a baby sitter come each day so my husband and myself could have afternoon massages and eat dinner at a nice restaurant, she was great we did not get her through the villa's she was recommended to me through a friend she spoke great english and would even swim with the kids so this made our holiday even more so relaxing.
All in all we were extremely happy with our stay and the only negatives I can think of and the are minor is the lighting in the rooms is not great and the hair dryer is quiet pathetic if you had thick hair and wanted to dry it quick I think it would do your head in. Also it would have been nice if the coffee shop were in operation I don't think they use it.
I would not hesitate in recommending these villa's to any one we had a great time.

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa 11 which is a 2 bedroom villa very quiet
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Shiregal
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Dear “Shiregal”

I am very delighted to read that you loved your stay and to know that your children too. We sincerely thank you for taking your valued time to write a very extensive review and share your experience to other tripadvisor members. We were honored that you have chosen The Ulin Villas as a place to stay on your most recent holiday. The villa is indeed beautiful and also the private pool that was exactly yours. I highly value your comments on the lighting and i would be very happy take this on our project list. Thank you very much for your review and see you again on your future visit to Bali.


Warmest regards,


Wayan Winawan
General Manager
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Hope Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

the ulin villas were very nice, but i do think a little overpriced when compared to other villas.
the pool was beautiful and the garden lovely. i do think the breakfast was not great, we ended up eating out.
the bed was way to hard! they did try to soften the mattress with a matress protector (about 3mm thick which was useless.
overall staff were very helpful. the position is fantastic for restaurants and shopping. overall very quite which is a big plus.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sharryn h
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winawan, General Manager at The Ulin Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 21 April 2012
Dear “sharrynh_12”

We wish to thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am very happy to read that you loved your private pool very much, the garden and our staff that were very helpful. Please allow me to explain further about our rate policy. All of our rates and promotions should include tax, service charge and high season sure charge (during high seasons). Other villas/hotels may charge all of those extras separately. Our aim is to present clear rate policy and we fully understand what matter most is how much you will have to pay at the end. Thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you again to The Ulin Villas and Spa.


Kind regards,

Wayan Winawan
General Manager
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Additional Information about The Ulin Villas & Spa

Property: The Ulin Villas & Spa
Address: Jl. Merta Sari, Seminyak Kuta 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#5 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#8 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#10 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#17 Business Hotel in Seminyak
Price range (per night): ₹ 22,189 - ₹ 43,017
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Ulin Villas & Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For the ultimate Bali holiday experience in the heart of the evolving Seminyak lifestyle district, The Ulin Villas & Spa is the place to be. This multi award-winning villa retreat puts you in the vicinity of world-class restaurants, vibrant boutiques and after-dark hotspots on the beach. It is located just off Bali's famous "Eat Street" where everyone comes to enjoy food, fashion and fun. Following its recent aesthetic refurbishment, The Ulin Villas & Spa reinterprets contemporary Balinese design through customized interiors and luxurious touches. Each villa is a tropical sanctuary cocooned within a native garden featuring its own private swimming pool and essential modern home comforts. At The Ulin Villas & Spa, we understand the importance of relaxation and spending quality time with loved ones. Trained in the art of Balinese hospitality, our team is on hand to ensure that all of your needs are taken care of with a warm smile and a few friendly words to enrich your stay. The Ulin Villas & Spa is another exclusive property managed by Karaniya Experience. ... more   less 
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