Reviews for THE MAHALANI - Two Villas

based on 46 reviews
Christine and Danielle (United States)
Market Felt Safe and Welcoming!

Thank you for the most amazing experience for Girl Scout Troop 10106 from Poughkeepsie NY, USA. Words can not explain how wonderful everything was. The staff has become like family and treated us like apart of theirs. Thank you for inviting us to participate in a funeral procession, it was beautiful and truly an honor to be apart of. We could not have asked for a better experience here in Bali. Thank you for bringing us to the school, volunteering there was so fulfilling and made our souls happy and full! Learning to make the offerings and participating in the prayer ceremony was spiritually beautiful. Our trips to the market felt safe and welcoming. The food and snacks daily were NEXT LEVEL! Again THANK YOU a million times and we look forward to coming back!

Christine and Danielle - Thank you for choosing our villas to spend your retreat at. Having your Girl Scout Troop staying with us and really getting involved in our community really touched our hearts and has made a big impact. We truly hope that you and your future troops continue to stay with us. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (8/11/2019 11:53:00 PM)

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Girl Scout Troop 10106 (United States)
Extraordinary Hospitality!

I had a lovely time. Everything was absolutely amazing! Thank you so, so much. - Maddy I had an amazing time and I can't wait to come back again. - Trinity Everything was so perfect! The staff was so nice, the food was amazing and overall I had an amazing time. - Nordelis I was in need of a place where I could relax and recharge my batteries. The Mahalani was EXACTLY what I needed and more! Thank you for your extraordinary hospitality and kindness. It was an experience I will never forget! - Debbie I had an awesome time and everyone was so nice and sweet and I can't wait to come back. <3 - Chloe This place was so amazing, and I had such an awesome time here. The staff were all so wonderful. Thank you for allowing us to stay here! - Zia

Thank you, ladies, for all leaving us such sweet reviews! You were joyous to have on the property and the staff adored you all. We cannot wait for you all to return either. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (8/12/2019 12:02:47 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Yates Party (United States)
I Didn't Want to Leave!

This has been an AMAZING & relaxing stay at The Mahalani! We've enjoyed our stay here! <3 Lauren What a BEAUTIFUL place to stay! Thank you so much for the wonderful hospitality and relaxation! We hope to come back! <3 Megan Thank you all for making our stay at Mahalani one we will never forget! We are grateful for all you did to make our stay relaxing and refreshing! <3 Hannah What an amazing place and people! Thank you for this peaceful time away from it all! I didn't want to leave <3 Robyn We love The Mahalani! The staff has been excellent + the views are amazing. Thank you for making our holiday a great memory! Terimakasih! Thank you so much for the lovely time! The staff was incredible, always so friendly and accommodating. The rooms and areas to hang out in were picturesque and the pool and ocean view felt like waking up to dream each morning. Thank you for the relaxing and recharging time! - Zach

Thank you all for leaving us so many reviews! We love to hear that you have left our villas feeling refreshed and still wanting to come back. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (8/12/2019 1:34:21 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Robyn (United States)
So Perfect it Sounds Unreal!

This place far exceeded my expectations. I hate to write a completely positive review because it will sound like it's not real. However, there is nothing I would have changed! Also, I hesitate to go too long but there is much to say! I rented the villas (Barat and Timur) for a group of friends. We arrived to welcome drinks and a lovely staff greeting. Kedekie (the manager) was accommodating to our every request. I can't brag about her enough. She was such a hard worker and never stopped smiling and making us feel welcome. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. They were straightened every day and towels replenished by the conscientious staff. There were even universal surge power strips in the room- thanks for that very thoughtful touch! At night we used the air-conditioner but the beach breeze kept things comfortable in the daytime. Once I made our reservation, I was sent a detailed booklet about what could be available for us at the villa. Also, I completed a questionnaire about what we liked, preferred, any allergies, etc. It was full of great info on the villa and helped me to put together a plan about what we would like to do. I had quite a few questions and never waited more than a few minutes to get them answered. Julie and Tripp (the owners) are the most helpful and communicative hosts ever! Julie even called from the states to check and see how things were going. We took advantage of the dolphin watching and a snorkeling guide as our only "excursions" (saw dolphins and amazing sea life). However, we also worked with Julie and Tripp to line up a specially made "American" birthday cake from the local bakery, a romantic dinner for one of our couples celebrating an anniversary, and a night of Balinese entertainment that included traditional music and dance-right there at the villa (definitely do that). These were all amazing! The staff took such great care to make sure everything was absolutely perfect. We were amazed at watching them set up for the romantic dinner. They took such care to get every flower petal or table setting just right. Our plan to relax was successful! The massages, facials, and reflexology were over the top! We planned ahead of time and let them know since all eight of us probably had two services a day! Like I said...our plan was to relax. The spa staff were great. They seemed tireless. We decided that the first massage of the day was a good as the last massage of the day! The food at the villa was the best we had in Bali! The cooks were fantastic. We had a great selection of yummy foods. Everything was so fresh and tasty made from scratch. The presentation was lovely in keeping with the rest of the villa experience. Each afternoon we were given a snack by the pool. We loved the fried bananas that melted in our mouths! And I don't know what to call the chocolate, coconut donut-like treat but it was incredible! The property is right on the beach which is home to a large coral reef. Wish we had an underwater camera with us because the sea life was colorful and plentiful. The pool was a great hangout spot for us. Napping on the pool floats to the sound of the waves was a favorite activity. We were ready to unwind and that really did happen. I have stayed in many airbnb's and vacation homes around the world but this is by far my favorite! If you have the chance to go to Bali, it's worth the drive up north. Get out of the city and experience the "real" Bali!

Robyn - Thank you very much for your detailed review. We couldn't be happier knowing that your entire group had the experience they were hoping. We all had a wonderful time working with you and we can't wait to see you again -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (8/12/2019 1:41:18 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 7/2019

Bram (Netherlands)
House And Garden Were Clean And Tidy!

English: We and the children enjoyed the swimming pool in the beautiful garden with a beautiful view of the sea. A very friendly team, tasty meals, the house and garden were clean and tidy, good care and always a smile on their faces. Thank you for a very nice stay in Bali! Dutch: Wij en de kindjes hebben heel erg genoten van het zwembad in de prachtige tuin mooie uitzicht op de zee. Een heel vriendelijk team, lekkere maaltijden, het huis en de tuin schoon en opgeruimd, goede zorgen en altijd een lach op het gezicht. Bedankt voor een heel fijn verblijf op Bali!

Bram, thank you for leaving us this review. We are glad that the meals were to your liking and we hope that we will get to cook you more food in the future! -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (6/3/2019 5:41:52 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 6/2019

Berkhout Group (Netherlands)
Special Compliments!

Thank you, The Mahalani, for making our stay wonderful and special! We enjoyed the pool, the sea, and trips very much. The kids loved playing in the garden, which looked more beautiful every day! Much love from your Dutch guests. Special compliments for: -the cook: thanks for all the nice and tasteful dinners! <3 -the driver: for taking us to Bali's finest places! -housekeeping: we loved our clean and fresh rooms! -Kadekie: you're amazing!

Berkhout Group - Thank you for writing us this review. The staff appreciated a special shoutout from you, it was very memorable for them. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (6/3/2019 6:08:27 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 5/2019

Buschbaum Group (Germany)
Wonderful Space to do Spiritual Work!

Your beautiful house and kind support gave us a wonderful space to do our spiritual work and relax and enjoy the area! We loved the food made with so much care + heart. The beautiful pool + garden and your smiling, soulful care for all our needs. Thank you for everything - Paradise is HERE!

Buschbaum Group, thank you for sharing about your stay with us. We were honored when you chose to stay with us during your trip to Bali and are absolutely ecstatic to know that our Villas were exactly what you were looking for and needed. We'd love to welcome you back anytime. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (6/6/2019 4:04:24 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 5/2019

Balian (Gemany)
Second Time in Your Beautiful Villa!

We stayed the second time in your beautiful villa! Even when you think it couldn't be better, the staff will present you the superlative. Thank you for EVERYthing! The perfect food, staff and place and LOVE! A lot of love from us to you! We will come back! Amazing people, amazing location, amazing food - thanks for making my stay in paradise such a unique experience. With gratitude and love!

Balian, thank you for coming back to stay with us and once again leaving a review. We are delighted to hear that during your return we were still up to your standards and continue to wow you. If you ever decide to stay a third time, we would be happy to have you once again. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (6/6/2019 5:01:32 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 5/2019

Monique (Acquoy, Blanda)
Felt Like Being at Home Abroad!

After a bad pickup from the airport (the two cars were way too small for ten adults and two children in car seats so we had to sit on each other's laps; Kadekie arranged it very well for the transfer back!) we took over the two villas with our children and grandchildren, 12 in total and had a wonderful time at The Mahalani! The staff was so willing to help with anything and happy when we cleared the table as we do at home... At the moment we needed more special care and they helped us all the way. They arranged the massages and car for trips, the meals, the drinks, the lovely snacks in the afternoon and kept the houses, garden and pool spotless and comfortable. Remarks would be to check the snorkeling gear which was too little and leaking... Our special thanks goes out to Kadekie for her worries about Madlen and her lovely smile. We almost took her home! Thank you all for a wonderful, warm, heart-to-heart family holiday!!!

Monique, thank you for your honest review and for giving us a chance to address the transportation issue. We are so glad that your family had a terrific time and that the birthday celebration was such a memorable event. We hope to have you all join us again for your next big celebration. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (6/8/2019 11:20:52 AM)

Other  |  stayed in 4/2019

Elizaveta (Switzerland)
Manager Was Available 24/7!

Great place with a great service. We were a group of 10, occupying both villas. Stuff prepared us breakfast, lunch, and dinner and considered our preferences. If you want, you can buy your own products and they will prepare it for you. The manager was available 24/7 via WhatsApp. We booked spa services, trips, and restaurants with her assistance. Car and scooter are always available to go to the nearby store. Sea is right in front. Please note that in the mornings it is a low tide and not always comfortable to swim as you could cut yourself with a coral, better bring swim shoes. Perfect stay and I would say more suitable for a large group of friends or people looking for relaxation, as the area is very quiet and not many bars and places to go out. Would definitely recommend. Once again, thank you for all team members who helped to make our holidays so special.

Elizaveta - thank you for leaving us this review. We have a few pairs of water shoes that we allow our guests to use to prevent people from cutting their feet, so we deeply apologize that we did not provide those for you. We have talked to our staff about it and reminded them that we have this accommodation for our future guests. We would be honored to welcome you back anytime. -- The Team at The Mahalani

replied by the owner (4/29/2019 2:12:55 AM)

Group  |  stayed in 3/2019

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