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Santi Mandala Villa & Spa

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Beautiful clean, serene villas nestled in natural beauty. Amazing river running through the estate, with a few locals fishing gives you a homely laid back feel. Colourful gardens with variety of flowers & trees makes strolling along sunset amazing. Very helpful & friendly staff (Ayu & Suamba) even surprised my wife (& me) with a cake on her birthday even though I didn’t mention anything. Best service & most awesome staff I’ve met. It’s the second time we’ve holidayed at Santi Mandala & we’ll definitely return. Highly recommended villa for anyone who wants to stay at Ubud. Luke

Santi Mandala is all about peace and getting away from the hectic city life. We really enjoyed the pool. The rooms are neat. The bathrooms are outside so needed to get used to it. Could not get used to the bugs. It did get to me. Breakfast, not much variety. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Overall we enjoyed our stay.

We stayed 6 nights and loved it. It was like staying in a balinese village with a river meandering thru, lovely traditional garden and comfortable room with outdoor bathroom. The only downside was the current construction which could be annoying during the day, but if you're out and about it doesn't really impact too much as they finish at a reasonable hour. Our room was via a lot of steps so if booking and you have mobility issues, check to make sure you're not on the higher level. Staff were lovely, beds were a little hard, wi fi was good, pool lovely and food in the restaurant of reasonable standard. Breakfast is fairly basic,, but good. About a 15 minute drive from Ubud central but shuttle a couple of times a day was helpful. By taxi, about $10 aud. Highly recommend this hotel and would book again.

My husband and I have been at this wonderful hotel last week, for our honeymoon. Once arrived, we've been welcomed with a drink and an upgrade of our room, giving us their very best one, room #401, a luxury villa with private pool. When we went into the room, we were totally speachless. I've never seen so much beauty and luxury in just one place. Everything was pretty perfect and clean, and we felt really part of the stunning place we were. That was more than a room, it wasn't a simple place to sleep: it was a dream came true, the opportunity to feel in symbiosis with Nature and feeling back to our roots through the cricket's singing. No picture ever and no words will be enough to make you understand how grateful we are. If I should rate the place, it would be a 10+ for sure! Also, I spent a beautiful birthday celebration at the restaurant (they made for me a cake). Everybody was smiling and welcoming and food delicious. Our staying there was the best part of the whole honeymoon. I hope we'll have the chance, in the future, to go there again. We left a piece of our hearts there.

We booked the Luxury Pool Villa which also included breakfast for the first half of our honeymoon in Bali. We requested for an airport pick up (at an additional fee) and our driver was very punctual and friendly. From the moment we arrived at Santi to the day we left, the staff have been nothing but professional and friendly. As for the breakfast, it was a simple buffet and nothing much to shout about but we didn't mind it as it gave our bellies room to enjoy the food in Ubud city centre as well. Although it was a 30min drive from the resort to Ubud centre, we appreciated the peace and quiet and the free shuttle transport was convenient. Highly recommended if you want a nice escape to relax. But will not recommend if you prefer to stay in a more central area instead.

Santi Mandala was a fantastic place for all the family. The staff were wonderful, the villa we had was great . Beautiful grounds and great facilities. Easy acces into Ubud and surrounds. I wish we stayed longer and we would stay there again.

We stayed here for 2 nights prior to going down to the coast. The private pool villa, with 2 separate sleeping and bathrooms and a joint outside kitchen, pool and seating area was very comfortable Restaurant and other facilities were vet well appointed. The restaurant serves both Asian and non-Asian dishes. Since it is slightly remote you will need a shuttle or taxi service to go to Ubud, 20 minutes and between 80-100k IDR (5-9euro) one way Staff is extremely friendly and helpful with everything and anything We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here

Santi Mandala Villa and Spa in Ubud, Bali, is a large and beautiful place with very nice, spatious and comfortable bungalows. The pool is good with a nice view over the area. There are much water - a river and (artificiell? ) creeks and ponds along the villas which make it still more relaxing. Therese is a large and service minded staff. The restaurant is fine. They offer a complementary transport to and from Ubud centre several times a day.

The resort has some very high reviews which really surprised us after staying there recently. First the positives- very friendly staff and a good spa. However we found the rooms tired and slightly musty, the outdoor bathroom completely impractical as it's part of the entrance and not very nice and the restaurant below par (being far from town where there are so many excellent eateries, this was a huge disappointment). The free trips offered to the town centre are not frequent enough and also require you to book in advance. The setting is beautiful but there just isn't enough here to compete with places closer to the town.

What amazing hotel! The hotel environment allow us to disconnect from the rest of the world. In a peaceful and beautiful location outside Ubud, the hotel atmosphere is excellent and relaxing, the staff has always a smile to offer you and they are very kind. The villas have enough space, good cleaning and the mosquitos/bugs that we can expect on this area, almost don't bother you. They have the situation well controlled. But the surprise was...the toilet! The toilet is outside the villa, without walls, but with all the privacy that you can expect. I'm must be honest, on the beginning I was a little apprehensive in going to the toilet during the night and listen all the "animals" out there, but no. It was an amazing experience. Taking a shower during the rain or going to the toilet during the night, is priceless. The lunch and dinner menu have a good offer and the food have a good quality and taste. The only point that can be improved, is the breakfast variety. The resort offers free shuttle to Ubud several times a day. You just need to book. This is a place that I'll suggested to my friends and family and I'll return if I get the chance. Congratulations to the administration and all the staff!

Room options

Family Villa, Garden View

Full 2 | King 2 | Sleeps 5

Luxury Villa, 1 Bedroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Full 2 | Sleeps 6

One Bedroom Pool Villa

Queen 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 465 reviews