Travelers seeking out a secluded location that still grants them easy access to everything the area has to offer will find the Senetan Villas & Spa Resort to be an excellent choice in accommodations. The resort is located near the Elephant Safari Park, the Ceking Ricefield Terrace, the Tirta Empul Temple and more. All of the villas on the property have private swimming pools. Family Villas provide enough sleeping space for up to four guests, while Luxury Two-Bedroom Villas can accommodate up to six guests through the use of the provided sofa beds. Families staying at the resort will enjoy amenities like cribs, babysitting services, free Wi-Fi access and complimentary breakfasts. An onsite restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Our Editor Loves
- Private swimming pools
- Spacious and luxurious villas
- Quiet and convenient location
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Lisa H
We stayed for 4 nights at the Senetan and had an overall good experience.
We did have to dial our expectations down a bit though.
First of the resort is located almost 40 min outside of Ubud. There is a shuttle service going into town three times a day (at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm), pick up is at 3, 5 and 9 pm. You have to book the shuttle in advance to guarantee a seat for yourself, so no spontaneous bar hopping or late nights unless you organize your own transport.
Secondly the hotel is practically locate IN the jungle which comes with a whole range of friendly neighbors such as frogs, lizards, bugs and ants. Tons of ants. Which is to be expected but not helped by the fact that food served in the villa does not get cleaned up right away and rather sits until the Next time the cleaning service comes through which is inconsistent at best. Some days it got cleaned while we were at breakfast, some days while we were out and one day I had to call the front desk and ask for two days with of dishes to be taken away.
Generally people would come in every evening when we where at dinner and get the bed ready, unfortunately they forgot to lock the door again several times so we made sure to lock all of our valuables in the safe provided.
Breakfast was included in the price and you get a wide selection from local to continental to Australien and American. All served with fresh fruit, juice and coffee or tea.
An afternoon tea was also included and was served with a little local “cake”, usually a fried or baked banana.
Dinner was tricky for us, the quality of the food was of verying degree and the burger patty had several bones in it.
The service was always friendly but communication sometimes difficult.
Our main downsides where the bed ( the metal springs dig into you no matter which way you turn), the cleanliness (sheets and towels had stains, the windows were smudged and the pool and it’s pumped didn’t get cleaned everyday, despite being outside and attracting all kinds of wildlife and plants and the room got cleaned very inconsistently) and little missing amenities ( the water from the mini bar was free but didn’t get refilled everyday, there was no drying rack to put your swimming trunks and bikini or pool towels, the lounge chairs were not reclinable and had to pillow or mattress so it was very uncomfortable after a short period of time.
We loved the quiet garden and beautiful pool, the overall peacefulness and jungle feel of the hotel.
For maybe a small getaway the Senetan is a great place but we would probably not stay for an extended period of time again.
A fantastic stay at the Senetan Villas and Spa. The room is comfortable with a great outdoor bathroom. The pool was great - good size and only a little cold.
All meals are delicious and good value.
The spa is a good experience.
The village walk is one of the best walking tours I have done - highly recommend.
The staff are amazingly helpful and kind. They went well out of their way to help us. I cannot thank the team there enough for their support during our stay.
It is a 30 min drive from Ubud but a comfortable free shuttle service.
A wonderful experience!