Villa-Saraswati

Villa Saraswati

Villa Saraswati – Imagine yourself in the secluded village of Payogan, Ubud where you can relax and give yourself up to the sounds of a tropical location just 4 km north of Ubud centre.

The highlight of your day would be your return to Villa Saraswati after a day of sightseeing, yoga, shopping or a tour when our brilliant staff will welcome you with complimentary afternoon tea and a refreshing swim in the Infinity Pool. Alternatively, you may love it so much you will just relax around the pool all day.

At Villa Saraswati we are proud of our enviable experience in developing more than just a stay. We take you beyond with our personalised service and the many adventures you can have – volcanoes, waterfalls, mountain and temple tours, cycling and walking, culture and history and a truly unique coastal experience.

Lotus Room

This substantial and gracious upstairs bedroom has wonderful views via sliding doors and a balcony on three sides of the room. You can sit in the king-size bed in the morning looking out onto the treetops in every direction.

Lotus-Room

Lotus Room

  • Ensuite bathroom with Indoor Shower
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Safety deposit box
  • King size four-poster bed
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini Fridge – stocked for your convenience
  • Table & Chairs on Balcony
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash
  • Hair Dryer
  • aily Breakfast
  • Jug of bottled water refilled daily

Veena Room

This large and generous bedroom opens onto the swimming pool, and boasts:

Veena Room

Veena Room

  • Ensuite bathroom with Indoor Shower & Bath
  • Outdoor shower
  • Walk-in wardrobe with safety deposit box
  • King size four-poster bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini fridge for your convenience
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Jug of bottled water refilled daily
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash
  • Hair Dryer

Frangipani Room

This beautiful bedroom has two sets of sliding doors which open out onto a private Temple Garden Courtyard with a table and chairs and also overlooks the swimming pol.

Frangipani-Room

Frangipani Room

  • Ensuite bathroom with Indoor Shower
  • King size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini fridge stocked for your convenience
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Jug of bottled water refilled daily
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash
  • Hair Dryer

Peacock Room

Peacock-Room

Peacock Room

Looking out over a fountain and ponds, this bedroom has:

  • Ensuite bathroom with Indoor Shower
  • Outdoor shower
  • Ample cupboard space
  • Queen size four-poster bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini fridge for your convenience
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Jug of bottled water refilled daily
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash
  • Hair Dryer

Swan Room

This secluded bedroom opens onto a small private courtyard garden with a table and two chairs.

Swan-Room

Swan Room

This unique bedroom features:

  • Ensuite bathroom with Indoor Shower
  • Outdoor shower
  • Ample cupboard space
  • Queen size four-poster bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Safety deposit box
  • Mini fridge for your convenience
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Jug of bottled water refilled daily
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash

Dining at Villa Saraswati

We are happy to share our knowledge of the Ubud Restaurants with you and even assist with making bookings. There will be days when you choose to relax by the pool and have lunch with us as well. Then other occasions when you just do not want to go out again after a long day, and we can offer you a small, but fresh and delicious menu selection to enjoy by candlelight overlooking the pool.

  • Breakfast is included in the tariff and is served between 7.30 – 10.00 a.m. in the Outdoor Dining Pavilion overlooking the pool.
  • Light Meals can be ordered between 12.00 – 8.00 p.m.
  • Complimentary Afternoon Tea is served each afternoon.

Resort Facilities

  • Welcome drink and & cold towel on arrival
  • Complimentary Afternoon Tea
  • 16 x 4 m Swimming Pool
  • Shuttle Service to Ubud
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • In-House Massage
  • Outdoor Dining Pavilion
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Customised Tours can be arranged
  • Motor Scooter & Bicycle Hire available
  • Free Parking available (must be booked)
  • Mobile Phone can be provided for Guest communication with staff
  • Media Room with Flat Screen TV, Indovision& selection of DVD’s.
  • Night Security

Villa Saraswati Adventures

Villa Saraswati is perfectly poised amongst Rainforest tracks, close to the Ayung River, The Monkey Forest, Elephant Park and for the more adventurous we arrange White Water Rafting, Quad Bike trails. The choice of Adventure activities we arrange is very extensive and is certain to meet and satisfy exciting new experiences you can imagine.

Massage & Nearby Yoga

We have our own Massage Room, and Villa Saraswati provides a wonderful haven for relaxation. We are surrounded by numerous Yoga centres catering for Ashtanga, Bikram, Meditation and more specialist Healing Centres and day Spas for more intense practice and treatments.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS at Villa Saraswati

CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
Our check-in is at 2.00 p.m. but if you arrive earlier and the room is not yet ready you can relax by the pool.
Our check-out is 12.00 noon and a later check-out is possible subject to availability and a fee depending upon the time.

CANCELLATION POLICY
Our Cancellation Policy for all bookings via our website is no charge up to 31 days or more prior to arrival. You will provide your Credit Card details at the time of booking, but no charge is put through until the expiration of the free cancellation. Therefore we will only charge you 30 days prior to your arrival and will advise you via email when we do so.

Our Cancellation Policy with all OTAs is no charge up to 61 days prior to arrival and thereafter no refund under any circumstances.

HOW FAR IS VILLA SARASWATI FROM THE AIRPORT
The 1 hour trip to or from the Airport is $US 35.00 one way. We use local drivers from our Village and you can pre-book your Transfer when booking with us online. All drivers speak English, have clean cars and good driving skills. You are welcomed and assisted with your luggage and given bottles of cold water and face towels to refresh you.

SECURITY AT THE VILLA
We have a Security Man who is at the Villa every night from 10.00 p.m. until 7.00 a.m. His name is Komang and although his English is not as good as our Day Staff, he has an engaging smile and will always do his best to assist you or phone for help if needed.

TAXIS IN/OUT OF UBUD
There is no Bluebird Taxi Service in Ubud, but rather it is all local people who do a taxi and tour service for travellers’ and locals. You will find them standing holding a TAXI sign everywhere in Ubud. A taxi in either direction from Villa Saraswatito Ubud centre should cost no more than Rp 60,000 (sometimes you can negotiate it for less – and if you are on the other side of Ubud it will be more). If you are a solo traveller then it is great fun to actually be a passenger on a motor scooter Taxi – the best way to get around in Bali and they are all experienced drivers.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
We have many solo travellers who choose to visit Ubud and stay at Villa Saraswati. Ubud is a very safe location and is gaining a reputation as a great destination. You will find everyone very friendly and will enjoy meeting both travellers’ and locals alike. At Villa Saraswati we provide you with a local sim card in a mobile phone so that you can contact us at any time.

SHUTTLE SERVICE INTO UBUD
We operate a complimentary shuttle service into Ubud twice a day at 10.00 a.m. and again early evening around 6.00 p.m. A taxi back to the Villa should not cost more than Rp 60,000 and you can often bargain down to Rp 50,000. Should you wish to go into Ubud outside of our shuttle hours we have organised a price of Rp 50,000 with our local drivers.

MEALS AT VILLA SARASWATI
We have a small Restaurant for those times when you wish to spend the day relaxing by the pool, or you arrive late in the day or return from a tour and do not wish to go into Ubud. The menu is small but more than adequate and offers drinks as well. With such an enormous range of restaurants available in and around Ubud most of our guests choose to eat out. Our complimentary Breakfast is served between 7.30 and 10.00 a.m. and guests often say they do not need lunch after such a wonderfully generous breakfast – all freshly prepared. Order the Balinese Breakfast (24 hours in advance) as this is a specialty enjoyed by many.

We DO NOT ALLOW Takeaway Food to be brought into Villa Saraswati.

EATING OUT IN UBUD
There are just so many Restaurants in and around Ubud – the best way to make your selection is to check out the recent reviews on Trip Advisor but we have also made a list of popular ones which you will find in the comprehensive Information Book provided in your room.

TOURS& ACTIVITIES
We have a range of Tours and activities that you can choose from or spend some time with our Manager Mr Komang and he can help you customise one to suit your needs. We have put together a selection in our Information Book and these can easily be arranged at short notice.

SPA TREATMENTS
We have a wonderful local woman, Ketut, who comes in to do massages here in the Villa. There is a small menu to choose from and as you will see from our Trip Advisor reviews, she receives a lot of compliments from our guests and is moderately priced. Her prices are given to you on arrival. There is a huge number of Spas in Ubud and our staff can help you to make appointment. A few will also offer complimentary pick up and drop off.

YOGA
There are a few classes held nearby and then a plethora of places in and around Ubud. If this is something you are interested in doing then check it out on Trip Advisor before making your selection.

DO WE HAVE MOSQUITO’S ETC
We are lucky at Villa Saraswati as we have a low mosquito population and we also do fogging weekly to ensure that this will remain so. Some areas of Ubud have a high number of mosquitos and so it is advisable to use a repellent and remain covered if trekking around through rice fields etc. as Dengue Fever is common in some parts. We have never had an outbreak of Dengue Fever in our village.

DISTANCE TO UBUD
We are 4 km from the Royal Palace in the centre of Ubud and the drop off point for our complimentary shuttle into Ubud (around 5-10 minutes) and as it is all downhill with many art galleries, museums, shops and cafes and restaurants along the way many guests like to walk as well. This would take approximately 40 minutes if you did not stop – but you will !

There is also a wonderful walk along the Campuhan ridge – we drive you to the beginning and once again it is a downhill walk and brings you out at the beginning of Ubud proper. This is very popular with all of our guests.

COOKING CLASSES
There are a number of classes in and around Ubud, but we recommend either the PAON (morning or afternoon) or Lobong (mornings only) classes as we have received the most consistent reports from guests on both of these. Guests love that they are not held in a Restaurant but rather a Balinese compound and operated by a Balinese Family. They are great fun and have good personalities and one more thing, do not worry they have a western toilet ! Mr. Komang can arrange this for you either before or after you arrive.

EATING OUT AND BALI BELLY
You can feel completely safe eating anything on your plate at Villa Saraswati as any fruit or vegetable which may be eaten raw is washed in bottled water prior to being stored in our refrigerator. When eating out a safe rule of thumb when trying a local Balinese Warung is to avoid eating anything that is raw – but be warned the Balinese like their food very spicy and so you will need to like that level of spice. With other Restaurants you can usually choose your level of spice and if you wish to have salad, ask them first if it is washed in bottled water or not.

WI FI
We have complimentary WiFi throughout Villa Saraswati and we enjoy a consistently good reception, but this is Bali and there are days !!

MOBILE PHONES
We have a number of Nokia Mobile Phones with a local Sim card which we lend to guests (particularly solo travellers) and this offers you the ability to contact us here at Villa Saraswati should the need arise.

LAUNDRY
We can organise for your Laundry to be done and there is a sheet of charges in the Information Book in your room. There is an additional charge for same day service.

DRINKING WATER
We provide you with two complimentary bottles of water on arrival and thereafter we ask you to refill these from the jug of bottled water in your room. This is our way of doing our bit to minimise rubbish here in Bali.

When cleaning your teeth it is quite safe to wash your mouth with the tap water as this comes from our well which is 90 metres deep and has been tested to be excellent quality, but bottled water is provided for drinking.

MOTOR SCOOTER HIRE
One of the best ways to travel and see Bali is by Scooter – so if you are confident then this will appeal to you. Please ensure that you have an International Driver’s Licence before you come to Bali and then we can easily arrange the scooter hire for you. We also have two bicycles at Villa Saraswati which are complimentary for our guests to use.

WHAT TO PACK
The climate in Bali is tropical and between 28-32 Celsius and life is very laid back and casual. You do not need a lot of clothes and make sure you leave room in your suitcase because you will want to buy things to take home with you. If you think you may want to go trekking then do not forget to bring some suitable footwear.

Do not forget swimwear, lightweight clothing, a hat or cap, sunglasses, sunblock, insect repellent and your own snorkelling equipment is you prefer it (we provide shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, hand wash, hair dryers on request and pool towels).

The dry season is generally from April through to end of November and the west season from November until end of March. The temperatures are hotter on the coast and a little cooler in Ubud.

The power supply is 220 V and we provide adaptor plugs on request at Villa Saraswati. The plug in Bali is the 2 pin (round) fitting.

TIPS & GRATUITIES
If you feel that our staff have taken good care of you during your stay then please feel free to leave a tip for them when settling your account. This is a tradition here in Bali and is always very well received by the staff. We ask that you do not give anything directly to a staff member as the tips are shared equally between all of them at the end of each month.

When out and about in Bali you will often see that a service fee is already included in your final account, but bear in mind that wages are very low in comparison to back home and so an additional gratuity is always appreciated.

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