Reviews for THE MAHALANI - Two Villas

based on 34 reviews
Mayes Family (Australia)
We had a Fantastic Stay!

THANK YOU! We had a fantastic stay at the Mahalani, enjoying every moment. All your welcomes every morning made us smile for the rest of the day. Hopefully we will see you next year to come.

Mayes Family, thank you for all leaving us this review. We all thoroughly enjoyed having you stay with us and we would be delighted to have you come again. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (12/26/2018 11:41:17 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 12/2018

Adriane, George, Amadee, Sanli (New Zealand)
Very Relaxing Care-Free Stay!

Thank you so much for everything we've had a very relaxing care-free stay! All of the staff here have been so friendly and helpful. :) Terimah Kasih banyak!!!!

Adriane, George, Amadee and Sanil, many thanks for leaving us this review. We are overjoyed to hear that you got the relaxation and care-free time that you were looking for when you first came arrived. Feel free to stay with us again! -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (11/16/2018 8:10:10 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

Mary (United States)
I Definitely Recommend the Airport Transfer!

Staying at The Mahalani was effortless. I definitely recommend the airport transfer. The resort in on the north coast of Bali and is a trek up and over the island. It was so nice to have Gede holding a sign with our name on it and taking care of everything as soon as we exited customs. The theme of “taking care of everything” continued throughout the entire week. Kadekie, the guest manager, and her fabulous team made sure we didn’t have to worry about anything. This is the first vacation where I immediately felt so relaxed, even after over 30 hours of travel. Normally, it takes me almost a full week to decompress. Since we were in a neighborhood setting, we were able to participate in some of the local culture. And, arranging drivers for excursions outside of our little slice of paradise was an easy conversation with Kadekie. The nicest thing was that everything arranged through Kadekie was just put on the tab, and we were able to settle up via credit card at the end of our stay. It’s a little thing, but was so convenient to not have to worry about having the right amount of Rupiah every day. The experience was top notch and I would recommend Mahalani for anyone looking to relax and enjoy all that Bali has to offer. One thing to be aware of: getting around the island is time consuming. The airport is about 65 miles away, but is a 3 hour (or more) trip on mostly two lane roads with lots of traffic and switchbacks. A “quick trip” to Ubud for shopping and exploring can easily be a day trip. The location on the north shore was perfect for us, but it did mean our excursions were day trips, back in time for dinner. And, we didn’t go all the way to the south shore. Just something to be aware of. Absolutely fabulous. Already have plans to come back!

Mary, thank you for leaving us this detailed review! We love to hear that our guests immediately felt relaxed, especially after their long travels. One of our main goals is to make sure that everything is taken care of for our guests and for things to be made as simple and easy as possible. We have to agree with you on how our villa is a bit of a drive away from a lot of the big attractions, including the airport, but our remote location is part of what gives you the feeling of complete immersion and a vacation away from the big city hustle. They are planning to build an airport that is significantly closer to our villa, so that should help cut down the drive time. Maybe they'll have it built by the time you come and visit us again. :) -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (12/26/2018 11:07:47 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

Robert (United States)
Beautiful Stay!

Thank you for a beautiful stay in Bali. Thanks to the kind and helpful people of Indonesia. My first trip to Bali cannot be my last! Relaxing, pleasant, and fun. Hope to see you again soon!

Thank you for this review, Robert! It brings us great pleasure to hear that our guests got to meet and become friends with the locals. We hope to see you again soon! -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (12/26/2018 11:15:00 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

Mary (United States)
Exceeded my Expectations!

The peaceful location, the lush grounds, and the beautiful views can only be topped by the amazing staff. Not a single detail needed to be thought of and I didn't have to worry about a thing. I came for Thanksgiving week and the team prepared an amazing feast for us. This week was a preview for a retreat I am hosting this coming summer. It exceeded my expectations and I am counting the days until I can return. Thanks so much for everything!!

Thank you, Mary, for leaving us another review! Our staff loved being a part of your Thanksgiving are grateful that you chose to come to spend it with us. We are looking forward to your return for your retreat as well.-- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (12/26/2018 11:22:45 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

Geoff and Luh (Australia)
Excellent Service with great Food!

Thank you to the staff at The Mahalani, everybody was so friendly and provided an excellent service with great food in an excellent location. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend this villa to everybody. For me I would rate it a 10 out of 10. It was also great to relax by the pool and walk along the beach. With love, Geoff and Luh

Thank you for leaving us a review! We would be ecstatic to host you again and we welcome you back anytime. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (10/9/2018 7:27:15 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2018

Greg and Ali (Australia)
Open Kitchen for Snacks + Coffee When We Wanted!

Thank you to the wonderfull staff at The Mahalani, we were looked after like family. the food was exceptionally good + it was nice to sit at the table with everything ready. We loved having the availability of the open plan kitchen for snacks + coffee when we wanted. The gardens are beautiful and the pool are well maintained. We will recommend this villa to other travellers + friends.

Greg and Ali, thank you for sharing about your stay with us. We are happy to hear that you used the open kitchen to its full extent. We work hard to keep the pool clean and gardens well maintained, so we are appreciated that you took notice of this. Thank you for staying with us! -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (11/26/2018 12:43:30 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 9/2018

Jodi (Australia)
We Struggled To Drag Ourselves Away!

My family (myself husband and 4 children aged 19, 19, 17, and 10) spent 6 blissful nights at The Mahalani in April. The drive from the airport was longer than expected, but that was my just because of my unrealistic expectations!! The moment we arrived and entered the orange gates to be greeted by smiling staff and cool refreshing juices the drive became unimportant. I have taken so long to write this review because how do you sum up the perfect spot in words and for us this was the perfect spot. The two villas are spacious and well equipped, the grounds beautiful, the pool amazing. All of this is so important but the staff really make your stay at the Mahalani. They are attentive and yet not intrusive. They are friendly and fun and so caring. The food is lovely and plentiful. Being fully catered makes it such a relaxing break. You don't have to worry about anything. We went here to relax and connect as a family and I can't think of a more perfect place to do just that. You could stay here and never venture out!! We did enjoy walking around the local town, we visited the school, enjoyed the beach right at the garden edge just outside the beautiful green gate, loved watching the locals go about their days, we visited Bondalem beach Club a few times for a snack or drinks, it is an easy walk and reasonably priced. We snorkeled right in front of the villa and enjoyed coral and colourful fish. Kadekie, the amazing villa manager, arranged a day trip for us and we visited Lovina and Aling Aling waterfalls among a few other things, it was a great day out and there are many other places to explore if you like to get out and about but we struggled to drag ourselves away from the grounds of The Mahalani. I am normally go, go, go on holidays but The Mahalani was the perfect place for me to stop and relax. We had the pleasure of meeting Julie, the owner and it is obvious that her focus is on every guest having the holiday they dream of!! I could not recommend this place highly enough and words cannot fully describe our experience, you may find more modern and 'flashy' villas but I doubt you will find a better place to stay and relax. The villa, the people, the feel, the location all combine to make this place magical!!

Thank you so much for your detailed review! Nothing makes us happier than knowing you had a perfect holiday. And thank you to your family as well - the school children will remember you for years to come and there is still talk of the bubbles you shared with the kids on the beach. We are truly grateful. Can't wait until we see you again! -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (7/11/2018 9:24:55 AM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 7/2018

Heather (United States)
Best Vacation My Family Has Taken!!!

Best vacation my family has taken!!! Thank you so much for having us in May!

Heather, thank you for this review. It warms our hearts to hear that you had such an amazing vacation! You're welcome back any time. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (7/11/2018 9:08:59 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2018

Colby (United States)
Helped with Our Children!

A huge thank you to everyone here at The Mahalani. The welcoming staff & beautiful grounds were the absolute perfect choice for our vacation! We hope to come back one day & enjoy your homemade food & amazing hospitality again. The peace of mind you provided by helping with our children was absolutely priceless. Thank you SO much! With love, The Perkins Family

Thank you for this review, we are thrilled to hear that our staff helped keep your kids entertained so that you could get some quiet time. It always nice to get some of that during a vacation. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (11/26/2018 12:50:49 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 5/2018

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