Mike Powell - United Kingdom
Saturday, 14 January 2017 22:02
Luxury accommodation surrounded by lush rainforest
We arrived on New Years day and were greeted by Ria and Putu who were the perfect hosts. After a few hours to unwind Ria and Putu gave up their evening and drove us to Lovina so we could have a meal in a local restaurant and get some shopping. On the second day Putu guided us through paddy fields and gave us a real insight into the local culture and belief's. So interesting and great that many of Putu's stories were handed down from his Grandfather. That evening Ria prepared a wonderful Balinese dish while we enjoyed a fully body massage which Ria also arranged. Ria would sit with us in the evening and help us plan and organise any trips and at a good price. During our remaining couple of days Ria organised more massages, scuba diving on Menjangan Island, and a full day driver and car to take us white water rafting in Ubud on route to the airport. We also had use of two scooters which allowed us to independently explore the temples and waterfalls in the area. The villa is modern and wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. So lovely to sit in an have a meal while listening to the noise of the jungle. One night a thunder storm lit up the sky while we sat outside in the warm air enjoying a beer or two. It was so lovely to be in such darkness. The pool was great and most welcome after a day out to return home and jump in the pool. This villa is great and would recommend it to all who would like to visit an unspoilt quiet part of Bali and have total relaxation in a tropical paradise.
Thomas S. USA
Sunday, 25 December 2016 12:11
Excellent villa to stay while vacationing in the L
We stayed for a month and we loved it. The Villa is beautiful and the views from all windows and deck is majestic (forest) The rice fields are around the corner and Sirerit and Lovina are just a quick car drive/scooter away. We enjoyed the Dolphin watching, Krishna (for the kids) and the the restaurant "My Greek Tavernas". Ria and Putu (the couple next door) were loving and took care of all our wishes. Ria cooked the food and was very happy to make adjustments to the food to meet our taste buds. Ria and Putu would always go our of their way to help us with car drives or some special shopping requirements. We can highly recommend Villa Riang for your stay.
Nicky D. Amsterdam
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 21:00
Lieve Miranda en Robert, Om te beginnen wat een geweldige Villa; "Villa RUMAH RIANG " Alleen al de ontvangst was een feest op zichzelf. Familiair en open zijn hier de juiste bewoordingen. Na een reis van 24 uur weet jullie staf exact wat je nodig hebt bij aankomst, een welkoms- drankje, een Bali snack en zoals in ons geval een maaltijd, een korte introductie door de Villa Riang, om vervolgens de rest van de dag heerlijk te genieten van de Villa, het zwembad en waar ik het meest van genoot in Riang zijn de natuurlijke rustgevende geluiden overdag en de absolute stilte 's nachts. Het Personeel bestaat uit geweldige mensen die we later in dit verhaal nog tegenkomen. In ieder geval zijn zij het, die je vertroetelen, klaar staan, er voor je zijn als je ze nodig hebt en alles direct oppakken en je laten genieten als de rijken der aarde. Ze zijn onzichtbaar totdat er iemand van het personeel nodig is. Villa" RUMAH RIANG". Waar begin je met vertellen over dit aan de jungle grenzende pand, waar je een groots panorama hebt van de Mayong Vallei. Het is een prachtige schone villa, die dagelijks wordt onderhouden door het personeel. Naast de sfeervol ingerichte villa, is alles wat je nodig hebt aanwezig. Van bestek tot bed en alles wat er tussen zit. Deze villa gaat mij zeker weer zien. Het zwembad wordt dagelijks onderhouden en als het even kan voordat je op bent, zodat ten volle kan genieten. Ik kan niet vaak genoeg benadrukken hoe goed het personeel is. Neem nu Ria. Zij doet het koken en man O man….. tel je vingers na afloop. De Balinese keuken en een goede kok staan gegarandeerd voor 2 extra kilo's. maar dat hoeft in dit geval geen probleem te zijn, omdat des gewenst, Putu, de man van Ria, je de mooiste plekjes kan laten zien in de gehele regio. Waar wij het meest van hebben genoten zijn de rijstvelden, uitzichten en de interactie met lokale bevolking… zulke prachtige mensen. Watervallen, tempeltjes, jungle tracking, kanoën en nog zoveel meer. Echt: de locatie en het management zijn op orde. Villa "Villa RUMAH RIANG " Bali, Buleleng, Mayong een plaats waar je de lokale bevolking al snel in je hart sluit en het meer een familie-ervaring wordt. Of moet ik zeggen: A LIFE CHANGER! Miranda en Robert Tnx Putu, Ria, Kids and staff…. outstanding!!
Margrete F. - The Netherlands
Sunday, 28 August 2016 16:48
We enjoyed staying in your very beautifully located villa. The staff was very helpful and cooked delicously. We made wonderful tours and also enjoyed staying in the villa to relax, swim and read books. Thank you for staying in your villa!
Richard J. - The Netherlands
Sunday, 28 August 2016 16:46
Villa is truly the hidden gem the site promises it
We had such a lovely time here at Villa Riang! Being so far away from home for the first time was quite the experience for us, yet the wonderful people here made us feel very much at home. We went on various trips during our stay such as watching dolphins in Lovina, the hot springs in Banjar, Pura Ulun Danu... all so beautiful! Most of the time Okta drove us where we wanted to go. He is a terrific driver and ready to help you with anything. We also really enjoyed going out on scooter. Driving through the mountains/hills yourself allows you to take in the stunning views this area has to offer. We stayed here for two weeks during which we made a trip of 3 days to Gili Trawangan. Ria helped us with the arrangements and Okta kindly brought us to Amed and picked us up again after our trip. If all this weren't enough, the villa and it's location are perfect. Being from the touristic south and staying in this green oasis gave me the feeling I entered a completely different world. The villa is well maintained as it is cleaned daily. Putu and Ria took us out for dinner a couple of times and we went to Pasar Malam together. Great times I will never forget! Yet, the food nowhere tasted better than here at the villa, cooked by Ria herself. We will definitely miss all the lovely people here. Ria, warm and helpful. Putu, always smiling and quick with a joke. And their children of course who so easily become friends with anyone. Terimah Kasih a million times for all you've done for us!
Joke - Nederland
Thursday, 11 August 2016 20:57
Perfect place to rest, do day trips and enjoy Bali
Villa Riang is an absolute top location with luxurious faciilities, a great view and super friendly family that looks after the villa so you can fully relax ! Using villa Riang as our base we have done several activities such as dolfin spotting and the wandeling tour throughout Bali's Rice fields and woods. A must do if you stay in the Lovina area!
Algis S. - Lithuania
Friday, 24 June 2016 19:44
Nice spacious villa with an amazing view
We stayed at villa Riang for 3 nights. Lot of space inside, very bright, clean and comfortable. Swimming pool a bit cool for Bali but since we are from Northern Europe, it was OK to refresh! Everything was as expected, villa manager Ria was very friendly and ready to help anytime, she provided us excellent service and food. Her husband Putu took us to a field trip, showed us a real local farmers' life and told about various plants and fruits. Our daughter played with 2 little girls of Ria and Putu. So we really enjoyed our stay!
Brita & Hans - Norway
Sunday, 12 June 2016 22:20
It was for us a pleasure to stay in villa Riang for 8 days. All was very good organisated and very good service from Ria and her husband Putu. So ours plan is sure to going back to villa Riang in Majong on Bali
Marjon S. - Singapore
Saturday, 14 May 2016 22:17
Stunning views and excellent service
Our stay at Villa Riang was absolutely wonderful. The house has all the anemities you need and more. Ria and Putu gave us a very warm welcome. Ria is an excellent cook. Everyday it was a joy to eat her freshly prepared food. The hike provided by Putu (Mayong Village Tracking) was amazing and unforgettable. Visiting the nearby town is an experience on its own. We defintely will back but for a longer stay
. Thank you Ria, Putu and kids for making us feel very welcome!
Amanda - London UK
Tuesday, 26 April 2016 22:14
We had a wonderful time staying at Villa Riang. Ria and Okta were superb and looked after us very well. The villa has everything you need and the views are stunning. We really enjoyed being by the pool and listening to the sounds in the forest. Ria's cooking was excellent and we had some memorable meals. We also had a couple of evenings out, with the family which we enjoyed, as we felt we learnt a lot about balinese life and the family. The children are delightful. Putu's trek is fantastic : interesting and informative. The lunch afterwards was delicious. Our holiday was very relaxing and was worth the journey from the airport. We loved the peace and quiet and would like to return to Villa Riang. The only thing we would change, is we would stay for much longer! It was all five star! Thank you also to Miranda and Robert who communicated well with me, which was the deciding point for me booking the villa.