Accommodation – Villa Ria Sayan is nestled into the natural hillside amongst fruit trees, tropical plants and flowers.
You enter the walled villa compound from the parking area through an antique entrance gate, and follow a path through the garden, past the temple, down stone steps, and over a small fish pond at the main villa entrance. From here will experience one of the most spectacular views in all of Bali – the famous Sayan Gorge.
The villa is furnished with Indonesian antique furniture and artifacts, hand woven textiles and local Balinese crafts The entrance foyer’s stone stairs lead down to a spacious, open-air, traditional Balinese style living and dining pavilion with alang-alang roof.
This main living area overlooks the natural stone tile, infinity style swimming pool and pool terrace. A separate, fully equipped staff kitchen is located adjacent to the dining area. Stone walls, fountains, and ponds surround the main pavilion. A few steps lead directly from the main pavilion to the swimming pool and patio area with umbrella shaded teakwood dining table, pool loungers, and poolside bale.
From the entrance foyer antique Balinese doors open to the villa’s two master guest bedrooms with garden style ensuite bathrooms. Each is furnished with four poster, king size bed with mosquito netting, ceiling fan, and air conditioner.
The upper level of the villa is reached by timber stairs from the entrance foyer. Here you will find a combination study/ guestroom and additional garden style bathroom. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the pool area, the rice fields and village temple on the far side of the valley.
The wall of windows fold open for cool breezes or close for air conditioned sleeping. The study is furnished with a three quarter size antique Javanese bed, oversize desk, armchairs and entertainment center. Equipment includes a bar fridge, telephone/fax, satellite flat screen HD television, VCD and CD players; and a growing library of recent fiction, books on culture, local design, and guidebooks.
Villa Ria offers the privacy, character and personal comfort of a private home with the amenities, guest services and high standards of a luxury hotel. It is professionally managed and supervised by the highly respected management company, Bali Luxury Villas who will confirm your reservation details, coordinate your airport transfer, arrange transportation needs during your stay, and oversee the staff throughout your visit.
They are available to help with any questions, special requests or in case of an emergency.
They have trained our excellent staff of five to provide unobtrusive, professional service that is also friendly and personalized to meet the individual needs of our guests. Our 24 hour staff includes senior staff member and excellent cook Nengah, as well as our housemaid Ketut.
Both of whom speak excellent English. Our additional staff includes gardener and pool attendant Wayan, and our two satpams, Made and Ketut who support the household staff and provide security.
Villa Ria’s Private Dining Menu has been prepared by a chef of a five star resort who also trained the staff in safe food handling, preparation and presentation. Daily breakfast, lunch, cocktail snacks, and dinner are available. Guests are charged only for ingredients used in meal preparation.
You may choose from numerous delicious selections including Banana Pancakes, Iken Pepes, Thai Red Curry, and rich Chocolate Cake. Our villa menu includes Indonesian, Western, Asian, Vegetarian, as well as special selections for children.
Villa Ria can be reached by car in approximately sixty minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. From the villa it is a short walk to Kayumanis Ubud and Samaya Ubud, and a few kilometers to the Four Seasons Sayan and Amandari hotels. An enchanting five minute drive through the villages of Pennestannan and Champuan takes you to the tourist and cultural mecca of Ubud.
Ubud is known for its galleries and museums, numerous temples, traditional music and dance performances, excellent restaurants, diverse bars, fine shops, cooking classes, batik classes, tours, trekking, and nearby water rafting.