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Mara River Safari Lodge
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Gianyar
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Staying at Mara River during a stay at Bali Safari and Marine Park is a wonderful way to enhance the experience. The private bungalows overlook a grassy area where you have front row seats to safari animals during the day and night - you can feed them any time you like. You can also watch the elephant rides from your balcony. The rooms are nicely designed, touches of a safari feel - generally clean, interesting, functional. I enjoyed the stay more than my wife. She felt the facilities were not quite what she expected, and there was not enough done to try to control the mosquitos or whatever bugs were biting us despite burning those bug-away coils and staying within the masked bed. But as for a hotel stay with a child who loves animals - wow, this is just a fantasic experience. And i highly recommend the 8pm fire show available outside the restaurant every night - lots of fun, and just a two-minute walk.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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BaliSafariBSMP, Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear valued Guest,

Greetings from Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali...!

Thank you very much for choosing Mara River Safari Lodge as your holiday destination while in Bali.

We are happy to acknowledge that you had a wonderful experience with us. And especially with your child who love animals.

It is true that our lodges overlook our animals and you can feed them from your room balcony and watch the elephant rides as well. And yes, it is a unique theme of African Safari that make our lodges are even more special. Our nightly fire dance performance is highly recommended, and we also recommend you to experience our Night Safari.

We do apologize for the defects of mosquito and bugs, we have regular maintenance of fogging and also electric bug repellent in the rooms as anticipation.

We thank you for your positive feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you again on your next holiday in Bali...!

​Best Roarrr!!

Chandra Baratha
Hotel Manager
Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had the best time!! The staff were fantastic, the rooms were excellent the animals were obviously very well looked after and you get to have some truly amazing experiences. We stayed 1 night and couldn't be happier. We will definitely go back

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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BaliSafariBSMP, Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear valued Guest,

Greetings from Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali...!

Thank you very much for choosing Mara River Safari Lodge as your holiday destination while in Bali.

We are very happy to acknowledge that you had amazing experiences with us

We are also very happy that you had a fantastic experience with our staffs, they are well trained and hospitality professionals. It its true that rooms are excellent, especially with African Safari theme, and also our animals are very well looked after by our fabulous team.

We thank you for your positive feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you again on your next holiday in Bali...!

​Best Roarrr!!

Chandra Baratha
Hotel Manager
Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Took the 3D2N package with the Twiga room. The room itself was pretty fantastic and just nice for our family of 3. Might be a little small for bigger families, but it was clean, comfortable and decorated well in the theme of the lodge - and we definitely enjoyed the view!

The restaurant with its view of the animals was definitely interesting and the staff brought in exotic creatures to introduce and for you to take pictures with, meaning meals are never boring! The food was better than average compared to most other restaurants that we patronized in Bali - including another big name hotel that we stayed at after this one.

Free access (part of the package) to the Safari Park, the shows and its attractions (like the Waterpark) ensured that we had things to do the entirety of our stay and were never bored and had plenty of memories.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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BaliSafariBSMP, Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Dear Mr. Samuel,

Greetings from Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali...!

Thank you very much for choosing Mara River Safari Lodge as your holiday destination while in Bali.

It is true that we have a special African jungle theme, which is very unique with the view of animals through your room, and of course the access to our Bali Safari and Marine Park as a whole package of experience to be remembered.

We thank you for your positive feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you again on your next holiday in Bali...!

​Best Roarrr!!

Chandra Baratha
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Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

It's a great place to visit. The Twiga suite has a nice view and one can see Zebras, Ostriches and Elephants up close to the room. Direct booking with the resort (for a package) is recommended as it includes safari journey, Bali Agung Show amongst others. Had a 2 days package and totally enjoyed staying at this place.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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BaliSafariBSMP, Manager at Mara River Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear valued Guest,

Greetings from Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali...!

Thank you very much for choosing Mara River Safari Lodge as your holiday destination while in Bali.

Good to acknowledge that you had a great experience with us. It is true we have some of the room categories to be chosen and each room category has their uniqueness, indeed Twiga has nice view to our panorama of animals, and I recommend also our family suites Kifaru and Tembo suitable for family travelers. Yes, currently we have interesting packages in our website.

We thank you for your positive feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you again on your next holiday in Bali...!

​Best Roarrr!!

Chandra Baratha
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Mara River Safari Lodge, Bali

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Mara River safari lodge on their 3 day package. It was fun few days overall rating is average to good. The lodge is right in the safari park so very convenient.

The room had a balcony looking into area where zebras, wildebeest and ostriches roamed. You were given small basket of carrots to throw to them. That was pretty cool.

The room itself was small, bit tired and our bathroom had a very unpleasant smell. We told the cleaners and front desk but the smell was still there after they cleaned. Overall gave me the feeling the place wasn't very clean.

We ate at the Tsavo lion restaurant which you can see the lions on one side and meerkat on the other. Food was average but definitely go for the experience.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Jl. Prof Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19, 80551, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Gianyar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Gianyar
#2 Spa Hotel in Gianyar
Price Range: RM747 - RM1,338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Mara River Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Mara River Safari Hotel Gianyar
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