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Hotel Review: Waka Maya – Sanur, BALI


Hotel: WakaMaya

Jl. Tanjung 41, Sanur Bali – Indonesia

Location: Located  20 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and just 5 minutes drive  to Sanur centre. Ubud is 35 minutes  drive and Kuta a 15 minute drive.

Service: Arriving into  a hot, sticky and humid Bali late at night, to be greeted with a cold drink and  refreshing mint scented face towel was pure bliss. The standard was set by the staff at Waka  Maya, and throughout the stay, was exceeded time and time again. From organising transfers to and from other  parts of Bali, to even supplying a local sim card for my mobile phone, there  was no request that couldn’t be met. The  staff were friendly and eager to assist, and I was always greeted with a smile.

Rooms: The resort  has Lanai, Lanai with plunge pool, Villa with garden, Villa with pool.

Lanai – Bungalow size 5 X 5 square meters has queen size bed room with  separate private bathroom (Sunken bathtub), Air Conditioning, bathrobe,  telephone, sandals, outside, terrace, and garden for breakfast, mini bar, and  hairdryer on request, ideally occupied by 2 persons. Also available is the Lanai with private  plunge pool.

Villa with Garden Villa Sekar – has 1  queen size bed, bathroom facilities, bathtub, separate outdoor shower,  bathrobe, sandals, mini studio, ceiling fan, mini bar, telephone, and hairdryer  and telephone, ideally occupied for 3 persons.

Villa Bija – has 1  queen size bed, private bathroom facilities, bathtub, bathrobe, sandals,  shower, day bed, air conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer and telephone, ideally  occupied for 2 or 3 persons

Villa with Pool Villa Bale Maja – has 2  bedrooms with private bathroom, air conditioning, bathrobe, sandals, mini  library, telephone, hairdryer, a breakfast Bale (Gazebo), kitchen, and dining  area with ceiling fan, huge garden terrace and private swimming pool ideally  for 4 persons.

Villa Tirta – has 2 stories, upstairs bedroom with air conditioning, ceiling fan, lounge,  sandals, bathrobe, telephone and private bathroom facilities, down stairs bedroom with air conditioning, hairdryer, bathrobe, sandals, kitchen, private  swimming pool, large garden ideally occupied by 4 persons.

Villa Anya – Has 2  stories, down stairs 1 double bedroom with air conditioning, hairdryer,  bathrobe, sandals, telephone and private bathroom, connecting rooms sleep 4  persons (2 double bed) with single bathroom (shared), kitchen, private dining  with ceiling fan in front of private swimming pool ideally occupied by 6  persons .

Added Extras: A fully  serviced kitchen allows staff to cook you anything you desire, from a quick  snack to a banquet. These meals can be  served in the garden by your pool or in your bungalows courtyard. There is no skimping on service and attention  to detail.

Spa: Waka Maya  offers guests the ultimate in spa treatments, with a combination of Balinese  and Indonesian herbs and spices and a selection of treatments featuring aromatic  of natural oil and an exotic blend of treatment. In the hands of well trained  and experienced therapist, the SPA offers the ultimate in relaxation.

Ambience: Secluded  and hidden within a walled compound, amongst a lush garden and flowing water features  are the villas and rooms that make up Waka Maya. Each room and villa is exquisite in design,  stylishly mixed with the feeling of a traditional Balinese family  compound. The space between the rooms  makes you feel as though you are the only person at the property, even when at  full capacity. A swimming pool with a  resemblance to the ancient Balinese temple bathing place adds to Waka Maya’s  unique feel of pure relaxation and serenity.  Waka Maya is a sanctuary from the modern world.

Facilities: • Swimming  pool • 24 hours Guest service • Spa beauty treatment • Laundry and Dry Cleaning service on request • Beach club in Semawang beach-Sanur • Mini Library • Restaurant • 24 hours doctor on call • 16 hours room service • Safety box at front desk • Baby cot on request • Parking • Taxi Service • Iron & ironing board

Activities: The Beach, Rindik  performance, Lumbung Dining Garden with Balinese Children ‘Legong’ dance, day  trips to meet your specific needs to anywhere in Bali.

Rates: Published Rate: valid until Mar 31, 2012

              Room Type DBL/TWN B’fast
Villa with Garden USD 235.00 Not Incl
Villa USD 290.00 Incl
Deluxe Villa (2 bedrooms) USD 410.00 Incl
Lanai USD 185.00 Not Incl
Deluxe Lanai USD 235.00 Not Incl

Restaurants/Bars: Although there is the Waka Maya Restaurant,  staff can cater for your needs to suit your dining requirements. If you want a pool side relaxing breakfast,  or a romantic candle lit dinner set up in the gardens, it can be arranged. Pricing on meals are reasonable. Each morning I had breakfast delivered to my  villa, a choice of traditional Balinese breads and sweets mixed with fresh  fruit and a hot cooked breakfast.

Type of Clientele: With room size ranging from 2 adults  to 6 adults, Waka Maya will suit honeymooning couples to families. The individual plunge pools provide privacy  for an intimate retreat, and close vicinity to Kuta, Ubud and Sanur make it  appealing for families that don’t want to stay in the town centres, but can  access them easily.

Check In /  out times: 1400hrs /  1100hrs with late checkout available on request.

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    Thank you for your reviews Kate. The location of this hotel seems a little too out of the way – were you able to walk into Sanur to shop or visit restaurants? Also – it seems miles and miles from the beach – and the Sanur beachfront promenade.

    • Kate - Travel Journalist


      Hi Sarah M, I easily walked into Sanur for the night markets and town. The beach at Sanur is not the best anyway, you need to travel for a decent beach.

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