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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali

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“10 days of utter bliss”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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There are myriad factors that contribute to making a wonderful holiday experience: great location, good amenities, delicious food and attentive service. The very best spots combine all those things and then deliver extra. And that’s exactly what Villa Vajra does.

It starts the moment you arrive with the short walk to the villa through verdant rice stalks with a beautiful village temple on the edge of the field. It's an extraordinarily peaceful and picturesque start.

The villa itself is spacious and relaxed, the pool is fabulous and the main outdoor living space is incredible with its soaring, traditionally-thatched roof. However, it's the surrounding natural environment that makes this place so special.

The tropical garden that surrounds the villa is indescribably beautiful. Full of hidden corners and the sound of the rushing river below as you descend on stone steps. The wooden meditation bale, perched just below the main deck and overlooking the garden and the opposite ridge is, without doubt, the most perfect place I have ever watched the sun rise. The whole place is arrestingly beautiful.

Our party of 6 (4 adults, 2 kids) were looked after so very well. The staff at Villa Vajra are an absolute delight. Attentive, ever-present when needed and warm but never obtrusive - a very fine line to walk and they do it exceptionally well.

Gusti, the manager, is a gem. He arranged everything for us from trips to Ubud for browsing shops to a crack-of-dawn visit to the locals' food market, an in-house gamelan performance one night and Balinese dancers the next. When credit cards were lost or kids got sick, he handled it all with care and grace.

In an added bonus, Gusti's wife, Narie, is the BEST babysitter and just a gorgeous person. Our kids adored her - even our normally reticent and shy 4-year-old was besotted with her from the very beginning. She took the kids on adventures through the garden, did crafts using beautiful flowers they collected and produced an endless stream of activities for them.

Ketut and Made, the chefs, cook the best food in the Ubud area. Full stop. If you're a foodie, I highly recommend leaving the menu completely in their hands. We did that after our first few nights and we had the most wonderful feasts of local specialities - truly some of the best food I've had in 20 years of travelling (and occasionally working) in Indonesia.

Widi and the other staff around the villa make every day a pleasure with their friendly presence.

Joel and Nirgrantha, the owners, (who live in a totally separate but related villa), are consummate hosts. As hospitable as they are gracious and charming, they are also generous with their wide local knowledge. It was such a pleasure getting to know them and yet another unexpected bonus of our holiday.

Loved this place so much. We're already planning our next trip back.

Date of stay: October 2013
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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed 23 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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Date of stay: October 2013
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Reviewed 7 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Reviewed 9 September 2013 for a stay in April 2013

Date of stay: April 2013
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Reviewed 29 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Date of stay: August 2013
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