My husband and I chose to stay at Villa Cepaka as it was very close to the location of a wedding we were going to at The Sanctuary. We had a really nice stay here, and we were well looked after by our hosts Mel and Narelle. This villa is away from all the busy tourist areas but only a 15 min drive to lots of nice restaurants and Bars. It was a nice room, light and airy with good aircon. The villa is close to the river but we had no problems with mosquitos. The 2 Balinese staff were also very helpful and cooked lovely food for us. Very reasonably priced for what you get.
We stayed at Villa Cepaka for two weeks in November. It was just beautiful. When you arrive at the large doors at the top of the property you have no idea what awaits you. Though the doors is a private oasis which has 7 levels down to the river all with beautiful manicured gardens. It looks exactly like the pictures (if not better). The staff were excellent and their English is good. We had massages, facials, manicures and our daughter even had her hair braided all at Villa Cepaka (the price was very competitive for the pamper treatments). We also paid extra to have meals included so we could have a true taste of Bali and OMG the Lumpia (giant spring rolls) were delicious - in fact our daughter practically lived on them! The Mahi Mahi wrapped in banana leaves and sate sticks were also favourites - oh mustn't forget nasi goreng). So well worth spending the extra money on meals. The rooms are beautiful, as are the ensuites - I wish we could have brought it home to Australia!
Not a place for small children but older well behaved children would be ok. The pool is not fenced and the property is on the river. There is plenty of wildlife - including cute little squirrel type animals (I cant remember the correct name for them). We also saw a turtle in the river.
We hired a driver to take us around which cost about $50 Australian for the day - so nice looking around in the comfort of air-conditioning.
It was a very relaxing stay at Villa Cepaka and one I would highly recommend!
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