Villa Melati Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.1
Reviewed:
24-May-2011

How very different these Sayan Ridge villas are from those in the south of Bali. A variable sky, cooler temperatures, loads of greenery and the sounds of the river, with views to stop the heart. It is like being in the heart of the jungle, and we loved it!

Villa Melati oozes traditional style and, with only three bedrooms sharing its large amount of space and gardens, there is never a danger of treading on anybody’s toes. Spend some time sitting in the balé lookout pavilion just down from the main house: stone steps lead you to an authentic bamboo, thatch and wood structure that looks out through the coconut and frangipani down to the working rice fields 100m below alongside the banks of the swiftly flowing Ayung River. Or spread a blanket on the lawn on the edge of the cliff with a good book and someone special and let the world float by. The rushing waters, birdsong and the chirps of insects and frogs will be all that you will hear, plus occasional hoots of laughter from rafters as they ride the rapids on the river below. As well as being a private home, Villa Melati is privately managed, so don’t expect the slick professional butler service that you might get in some of the bigger villas around the island. Instead, the staff here are warm, friendly, willing and charming, and Dayu is a great cook. We also made friends with Nona, the resident golden retriever, she’s gentle and very friendly, but if you’re not into dogs, the staff will keep her well out of your way.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:7
Value:8
Highlights

Villa Melati is surrounded by jungle and has oodles of privacy and charm. The views are without a doubt one of its best features; green, green and then a bit more green. Nature rambles are a treat, and we enjoyed a wonderful walk down to the river, where we watched the farmers going about their daily routines. Downstairs from the jineng (rice barn) bedroom is cave-like bathroom that kids and Flintstones fans will love.

Surprises

The jineng bedroom is positioned on a mezzanine above the TV room, so if there are kids sleeping in the loft there will be no private space for chilling with a movie. But on the other hand you’re on holiday and the kids will probably be watching the movie too (and you can always sleep them in the mezzanine above the dining room instead).

Guest Reviews (4)

Buffy B, Australia checked out on 14-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
29-Jun-2015
If your looking for some authentic bali, a place to chill, meditate and breath out Villa Melati is it. the setting is breathtaking, away from the road and the noise. A lovely house with dark wood furniture and plenty of spots to read a book or just have a glass of wine. We asked for daily massages and had them in the meditation hut below the house where you could hear the nearby river and the sounds of the birds. It was more than in town but so worth it. In the pictures it looks a bit daunting for kids but we had two four year olds and there was no danger of them falling off the cliff. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the food was better than any of the restaurants we visited and cheaper too!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:6 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:10
Kathryn S, Canada checked out on 15-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
18-Sep-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Theresa Mullins, Australia checked out on 24-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
07-Feb-2013
Beautiful rainforest setting.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:6 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:8
HA, Australia checked out on 17-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
28-Jan-2013
An absolutely magical Ubud property located in perfect surroundings . The Villa was maintained exceptionally by the wonderful attentive but unobtrusive staff . A gem !

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
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based on 5 user reviews. How very different these Sayan Ridge villas are from those in the south of Bali. A variable sky, cooler temperatures, loads of greenery and the sounds of the river, with views to stop the heart. It is like being in the heart of the jungle, and we loved it!

Villa Melati oozes traditional style and, with only three bedrooms sharing its large amount of space and gardens, there is never a danger of treading on anybody’s toes. Spend some time sitting in the balé lookout pavilion just down from the main house: stone steps lead you to an authentic bamboo, thatch and wood structure that looks out through the coconut and frangipani down to the working rice fields 100m below alongside the banks of the swiftly flowing Ayung River. Or spread a blanket on the lawn on the edge of the cliff with a good book and someone special and let the world float by. The rushing waters, birdsong and the chirps of insects and frogs will be all that you will hear, plus occasional hoots of laughter from rafters as they ride the rapids on the river below. As well as being a private home, Villa Melati is privately managed, so don’t expect the slick professional butler service that you might get in some of the bigger villas around the island. Instead, the staff here are warm, friendly, willing and charming, and Dayu is a great cook. We also made friends with Nona, the resident golden retriever, she’s gentle and very friendly, but if you’re not into dogs, the staff will keep her well out of your way.

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