Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.4
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2014
Villa Shinta Dewi is a gem.  With Ubud’s high-season influx of day-trippers and consequent increase in traffic chaos, we were happy to head northwards through the rice fields a couple of kilometres out of town to discover a delightfully private villa tucked away behind a small village.  Birdsong, the mature trees rustling in the breeze and the river rushing deep in the ravine were the only sounds to vie with Shinta Dewi’s multi-zone Sonos sound system…..topped only by our appreciative ‘Oooohs’ and ‘Ahhhhs’ as we tucked into Pak Putu’s fabulously presented dinner.  We were delighted to find such an accomplished chef here; Ubud is awash with great restaurants and cafes but, with his talent, we think many guests will be reluctant to eat out (despite the complimentary shuttle service).

We appreciated the choice of living areas – too many for us to enjoy in our short 24-hour trip.  After a divinely comfortable night’s sleep (top range mattresses dressed in crisp cotton linen), it was glorious listening to the dawn chorus from the comfort of the upper level lounge before heading down to the poolside balé for breakfast. 

The charming staff managed to pull off a fine balancing act by being on hand when needed, but otherwise discreetly in the background.  Villa manager Nong and supervisor Wayan are very knowledgeable about the area and can organise all sorts of trips, from cycling through the rice fields to a sunrise hike up a volcano.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:7 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

After a divine dinner of gado-gado with peanut sauce followed by sambal prawns and a dessert of black rice pudding, we became chef Putu’s biggest fans; he honed his culinary craft in the five-star kitchens of The Chedi in Ubud and has a flair for combining flavours and creative presentation.  (His breakfast poached egg was cooked to perfection too – always a good test.)

Surprises

We thought that Villa Shinta Dewi was a little impersonal in some ways, but that can be an advantage to those who don’t want their space to be cluttered with someone else’s possessions… easier to make it your own home from home.

Guest Reviews (41)

Olivia L, Australia checked out on 07-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Oct-2018
Great Hermes bathroom products. Thank you for beautiful leaving gift. Wayan and Ayu were exceptional hosts.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Howard S, Indonesia checked out on 26-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2018
Absolately amazing place. Everything we needed and more! Very caring and amazing staff. Thank you Wayan, Ayu, Nuraji, Ari and Chef.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jan M, Indonesia checked out on 15-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
A full week with our family in Shinta Dewi. What a beautiful garden, swimming pool and peaceful surrounding. A great staff helped us with all we needed. Bali's hospitality, beauty and wonderful tasting food. Thanks so much.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Claudia B, Indonesia checked out on 01-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Beautiful villa in Ubud. We stayed here for 1 night and had an amazing stay. Thank you for your hospitality.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Chong Z, China checked out on 12-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
We loved our stay here in Villa Shinta Dewi. The villa was very nice and staff were excellent very help full and kind. Swimming pool was amazing, weather very good.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
George S, Indonesia checked out on 24-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Sep-2018
Thank you so much my staff love you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hahn Family, United States checked out on 13-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Aug-2018
We had such a wonderful stay here thanks to Wayan, Ayu and all staff!! Thank you for making our first ever trip to Bali so relaxing and enjoyable! From earthquakes to Zahava’s singing “how far i”ii go” and “Let it go” every minute here was one we’ll never forget.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Howard S, Indonesia checked out on 22-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
23-Jul-2018
Absolutely amazing place. Everything we needed and more! Very caring and amazing staff. Thank you Wayan, Ayu, Nuraji, Ari and chef.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Steve C, United States checked out on 29-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jul-2018
What a wonderful introduction to Bali and Ubud! Villa Shinta Dewi provided a wonderful respite from the action of Ubud - allowing for a memorable family reunion. Staff were excellent in ensuring that we enjoyed every moment.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Maitham A, Kuwait checked out on 18-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
We loved our stay here in Villa Shinta Dewi. The villa was very nice and the staff were excellent (very helpful) and kind. Swimming pool was amazing, weather very good.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lisa R, New Zealand checked out on 09-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2018
Beautifully designed villa and garden. You have the best staff too. Could not have been more helpful. Best facilities we have ever stayed in but it would be meaningless without the atmosphere created by Wayan, Ayu and the other staff. Thank you for your kindness during our stay, we will miss you all.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Grace C, Canada checked out on 25-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Jun-2018
What an incredible way to end our three week vacation in Asia. Wayan, Ayu and all the staff have been incredible, attentive, respectful, helpful, accommodating and so friendly. The villa itself is stunning. My mom, husband and two adult daughters enjoyed every minute of being here. It was hard for us to leave to experience the rest of Ubud, which means we just have to come back! Thank you again for everything. Much love and gratitude.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Laura M, Australia checked out on 19-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
22-May-2018
We enjoyed the wonderful short stay at the villa and wish it could be longer. All the staff have been very attentive and helpful and the food has been exceptional. The beautiful gardens and pool provided a relaxing holiday for our family. We cannot praise the staff enough.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anglaret, France checked out on 25-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-May-2018
Nous avons passé 10 jours très agréables grâce à Wayan et a son équipe, toujours prêts à organiser pour nous des sorties et des activités. La villa est très confortable et le jardin magnifique, même en temps de pluie. La position centrale de Ubud est assez pratique pour rayonner sur l'ile et nous avons pu profiter de Bali et découvrir ce magnifique pays.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Yi Ling L, Australia checked out on 20-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
You blew me away. From the moment our car turned in to the drive way with all little yellow flowers open to Pak Wayan's kind tour of Ubud town center. The amazing fact is that the team at the villa are always on point, not even turning off at night. Thank you for hosting us. Your wonderful service is impeccable. The staff speak so well and are so friendly and willing to share information and knowledge. Everything was so well thought out. Good job, no, great job. keep it up! We can't wait to share what you've shared with us with others. Ibu Nong, your gardens are absolutely amazing. Thank you for everything.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Xin L, Thailand checked out on 23-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Excellent stay. Thank you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Michael B, United States checked out on 10-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
This is our fourth trip to Bali and hands down this is the best place we have stayed. The villa has a great layout with large, private rooms, large pool and lush gardens. The staff are the "icing on the cake" with their friendly "can do " attitudes. Wayan and Ayu made sure each detail was taken care of daily. Ayu was awesome with our 4 year old. Thank you and we will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Antoine W, Australia checked out on 21-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
You all were wonderful! Thank you so much for taking such good care of our family. We hope to return one day.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Dicker Family, Australia checked out on 22-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Thank you to Wayan and his team for providing us with such good service. The villa was impeccably maintained at all times. The gardens are beautiful as are the pool and the tropical setting. The facilities are excellent and all that were required for a family of 5 adults. Although a little distance from the town of Ubud, this was not a problem with drivers and taxi being cheaply available. Overall, Wayan and his team are to be congratulated on the way the villa is run and presented to guests.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ruprani P, India checked out on 15-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
We had a great time. Staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. Rooms were comfortable. Pool was heavenly. One week of rest and relaxation. Food was great. The place, staff and service excellent. Ayu, Wayan, Ari, Nong all great. Nong is the best. We are happy we chose Villa Shinta Dewi in Ubud too. Seminyak experience was so wonderful. That brought my friends back, we are happy guests.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Chris P, Australia checked out on 21-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Our time here was the perfect relaxation point, an oasis from the busy streets of Bali. Pure paradise surrounded by nature with butterfly's, birds, cicadas, beautiful foliage and flowers, wonderful staff, all very helpful. Even the early morning crow of the rooster next door calling to his friends down the valley. Just perfect! Would love to return. Peace and love, until next time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Suki C, Indonesia checked out on 14-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
The villa is superb. The staff were really caring and polite, extremely helpful and efficient. Thank you for all the wonderful staff here. We had a great time staying at this villa. We enjoyed everything here. I hope to be able to come back soon and enjoy this beautiful villa again. We will recommend this to others as a great place to stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Nathalia T, Indonesia checked out on 19-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
We had a wonderful time staying at Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud. The villa grounds and garden are very beautiful. The staff and manager Wayan are incredibly helpful. We did many things with the kids, including bicycle tour, painting lesson, jewellery making, and wood carving lessons. We will definitely be back to Ubud.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tyron S, South Africa checked out on 25-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Thank you for a truly lovely stay at your magnificent villa. The staff was excellent. The stay too short. All our love.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kristin S, Indonesia checked out on 17-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud. The kids loved the pool and the TV room and had the most pleasant stay. Pak wayan and his team were efficient and friendly and kept the villa tidy and clean. Thank you so much for a memorable stay in beautiful Ubud. Terima kasih banyak dan memang balik lagi ke Villa Shinta Dewi.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Edy E, Indonesia checked out on 04-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
We loved it here. Thank you for everything. Five star villa and service. Friendly and helpful staff. Amazing.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Maria S, Qatar checked out on 02-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Thank you very much for your warm and friendly service. The villa was amazing and the ambience very relaxing. It is definitely going to be a memorable holiday for all of us. Great villa with so much space and a brilliant swimming pool. Very nice staff and food. Great staff who respected our privacy all the time. Beautiful villa and enjoyable stay, luxurious, five star villa services.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Lily B, Australia checked out on 26-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-Apr-2018
Thank you for an amazing stay and unforgettable hospitality. The little touches and personalized service ensured our stay was truly first class. Looking forward to our return visit next year. Much appreciated.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Evgeniy B, Russia checked out on 14-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-Sep-2017
I love Ubud. I love Bali. I love Shinta Dewi.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Thomas A, France checked out on 15-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
Great job. We were very happy to spend time in this villa. Thanks for the warm welcome and for all the attention. We are looking forward for our next trip in Bali. All the best for all of you.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Fash S, United Kingdom checked out on 09-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
Great villa, friendly staff and excellent service from start to finish. Wayan, Yudi, Nong, and Made all the wonderful staff. After a 20 hours trip from London, lost luggage and long car journey, we received a wonderful welcome and from that point on we have had an amazing stay. The villa is beautiful, the staff are so friendly and helpful and of course Ubud is a magical place. We will definitely come back and we will recommend Villa Shinta Dewi to our friends. Thank you for a wonderful vacation. Now we are off to Jimbaran.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anita O, Germany checked out on 28-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
Great service and very helpful staff. Thank you for wonderful stay in the villa and Ubud with a family of six. We had such a great time. The whole family from the smallest (5 years) to the oldest (dad) we had lots of fun. We loved the feeling of being in the jungle but still having a great house and fantastic service. Kids really enjoyed the swimming pool although the weather was mixed. The restaurants in town were very good, rice terraces amazing, interesting culture, cool, but scary monkey forest are some our experiences here.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Gregory & Margaret, Singapore checked out on 11-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
A big thank you to Wayan and team at Villa Shinta Dewi. You made our stay for our 20th wedding anniversary wonderful. Great food and what a beautiful place. We loved to tour local villages and your knowledge of the place is fabulous. Pity you couldn't fix the weather. We could make the most of the pool!!!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
John R, Australia checked out on 08-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
My time in Shinta Dewi was amazing. Great service. Beautiful pool. Amazing food. You did a really good job at looking after my family. To all off you, thank you. It's amazing here.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Elaine S, Australia checked out on 17-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
We arrived at this villa at about lunch time. It's was so much cooler compared to Seminyak where we had come from. We were greeted by warm and friendly smiles. The service staff attended to our every need always friendly. The ambience and tranquility was simply remarkable and although Ubud town has changed with a little more chaos, the villa had brought the contrast which I liked very much. I like to thank Wayan for taking us to town and being very knowledgeable about Ubud, Yudi and the other Wayan for looking after us at your beautiful villa. Thank you for letting us in here and for your hospitality.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Prachi W, India checked out on 06-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
Our stay was absolutely beautiful. The villa is perfect for a vacation. The service made it very comfortable. We look forward to coming again. I had a really good trip to Ubud and the best part was the villa. It was perfect, pretty and a really fun place to stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Paul T, Australia checked out on 03-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
Staff were fantastic, attentive and discreet. Swimming pool and out door areas were a highlight. A big thanks to Wayan and the rest of the staff!!! The pool, breakfast and beds were awesome but the attentiveness and discretion of the staff made our stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Maria E, Australia checked out on 23-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
The villa was beautiful. It has been a very special holiday. Delightful week, one of the best of my life. Beautiful food, immaculate house, and just such idyllic gardens to relax in. The villa was always clean and the food was delicious. Thank you for the most amazing holidays ever!!!!. Everything was beyond perfect.. The garden, pool, food, ( BBQ ) and breakfast all so impressive. Wayan and his staff have been exceptional when looking after 8 very relaxed ladies. We will all be back..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Rebeca H, Australia checked out on 01-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
Thank you Wayan and staff for a wonderful holiday. Your assistance and attentiveness has been beyond expectation. The villa is dreamy, just perfect for our girls trip away. We love you all. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud. All four of us ladies have felt so safe, relaxed and looked after during our time here. The yoga and massage team were fantastic and here at the villa Wayan and his team were exceptional. Thank you......

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Baring L, Malaysia checked out on 20-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-Sep-2017
Great staff and great vibe.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Vanessa P, Australia checked out on 13-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Villa Shinta Dewi is such a wonderful piece of paradise! From our arrival and discovering it is more beautiful than the photos from the website; luxurious, clean, comfortable and very peaceful. Wayan ensured our stay ran smoothly, providing information on what we required and ready to help. I must compliment all the staff as they were extremely helpful, happy and going above and beyond our expectations. So our heartfelt thank you to Wayan, Yudi, Ari, Hendra, Putu and Gusti - you all made us feel relaxed and happy during our stay. The garden is gorgeous and it was very enjoyable to sit anywhere within the property to enjoy it's beauty and watch the birds and butterflies. Many thanks once again for our tranquil holiday stay.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Villa Shinta Dewi Ubud /villa/villa-shinta-dewi-ubud.aspx Price starts at $390 - $850 per night
7.4 out of 10
based on 42 user reviews. Villa Shinta Dewi is a gem.  With Ubud’s high-season influx of day-trippers and consequent increase in traffic chaos, we were happy to head northwards through the rice fields a couple of kilometres out of town to discover a delightfully private villa tucked away behind a small village.  Birdsong, the mature trees rustling in the breeze and the river rushing deep in the ravine were the only sounds to vie with Shinta Dewi’s multi-zone Sonos sound system…..topped only by our appreciative ‘Oooohs’ and ‘Ahhhhs’ as we tucked into Pak Putu’s fabulously presented dinner.  We were delighted to find such an accomplished chef here; Ubud is awash with great restaurants and cafes but, with his talent, we think many guests will be reluctant to eat out (despite the complimentary shuttle service).

We appreciated the choice of living areas – too many for us to enjoy in our short 24-hour trip.  After a divinely comfortable night’s sleep (top range mattresses dressed in crisp cotton linen), it was glorious listening to the dawn chorus from the comfort of the upper level lounge before heading down to the poolside balé for breakfast. 

The charming staff managed to pull off a fine balancing act by being on hand when needed, but otherwise discreetly in the background.  Villa manager Nong and supervisor Wayan are very knowledgeable about the area and can organise all sorts of trips, from cycling through the rice fields to a sunrise hike up a volcano.
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