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Villa Taman Sorga - an elite haven

 

Acclaimed by architectural magazines and design books, the fully staffed Villa Taman Sorga delivers an authentic ‘Bali lifestyle’ experience in the island’s original resort area of Sanur.  Six huge bedrooms, extravagant antiques-packed living spaces, a media room, gym and gourmet kitchen are dispersed among a series of traditional and modern pavilions resting within enchanting gardens surrounding a lagoon-style swimming pool.  The villa is set in a genteel residential area away from the bustle of the hotel belt, a five-minute stroll from the southern end of Sanur beach, making it the perfect residence for families or a group of friends.

Location


Ringed by a mass of towering coconut palms, this enchanting walled compound is tucked down a quiet lane which runs off a narrow shaded road typical of Sanur. Aged trees and a mix of foreign-owned residences and simple local food outlets and dwellings shape the neighbourhood. Under ten minutes by foot (around 500m) is Mertasari beach, which rests at the southern tip of the main Sanur beach. Although pleasant, and with golden sands, this beach doesn’t provide any international-style restaurants, resorts and facilities and is frequented mainly by locals. Kite flying competitions are held here once a month and just off the beach is the small Hindu temple, Pura Mertasari. Further north, towards the main part of Sanur beach (4km), a much wider range of dining options can be found.


Mertasari Beach 0.50 km
Sanur Beach 2 km
Sanur 3 km
Bali Beach Golf Course 6 km
Kuta 10 km
Denpasar Airport 12 km
Seminyak 14 km
Ubud 26 km

About Sanur-Ketewel


If Kuta is the energetic, crowded hub of Bali’s tourism, the historical and easy going village of Sanur is its sleepy antithesis, sitting on Bali’s south-east coast just a short distance from the capital Denpasar and 16 kilometres from the airport. Relaxed restaurants and bars line the road whilst a slew of resorts line the pretty beaches which are more protected than those on the west coast. They start from backpacking huts and progress to some of the original beach retreats, popular with celebrities of the '60s and '70s, which put Bali on the tourist map.

In common with many other tourist centres in Bali, Sanur has expanded, not always beautifully, and now boasts the 9-hole Grand Bali Beach Golf Course, a bowling centre and collection of spas and massage centres, supermarkets for provisioning, banks and ATMs, and a range of shops selling everything from simple postcards to sophisticated artwork. Bali’s famous silver, teak, paintings, masks and more are all available in Sanur, which remains a charming, low key, relaxed destination.

Thirteen kilometres east of Sanur, the area collectively known as Ketewel includes a string of traditional fishing villages - Pabean, Saba, Lebih, Maceti and Ketewel itself - running along the coast. The construction of Sunrise Road (also known as the Klungkung bypass) in 2004 meant that the windswept black sand beaches of this part of the Gianyar Regency suddenly became a lot more accessible. Bounded by the River Wos, terraced rice fields, tobacco plantations, papaya and banana groves, the area is blessed with spellbinding views extending across the ocean towards the beaches of Sanur and Nusa Dua, the islands of Lembongan, Ceningan and Penida, and the mountains of East Bali.

Ketewel village itself is the origin of the celebrated Legong Bidadari Dance, and the neighbouring village of Saba produced the finest Legong dancers on the island. The nearby beach of Pabean was once a small port through which oriental traders brought their products; at low tide you can still see the structure of the old harbour, and a Chinese cemetery is located close by. Balinese Hindu purification ceremonies are held beside the ocean at the sacred Pura Segara sea temple, and the offshore reef is renowned for its surf breaks. There are no Western-style restaurants in this area, but there are plenty of local warungs (eateries), while international restaurants galore can be found just down the road in Sanur.


About Bali


Bali is Indonesia’s most popular tourist location and is considered one of Asia's premier tropical island destinations. Steeped in history and renowned for its artistic way of life, Bali is a peaceful contrast to some of the more frantic destinations Asia has to offer.

The inner peace and creative talents of the Balinese has attracted artists the world over fascinated by local dancers, silversmiths, wood carvers, potters and painters that seem to pervade throughout the island. The abundant verdant fields and surrounding sea have long supplied Bali with an easy surplus of food leaving time for life’s more artistic past times. As a result everything in Bali has a creative and religious element centred around the local Banjar (residents association) – little, adorned temples are everywhere, doors are covered in intricate carvings, huge kites ward off evil spirits and colourful roadside ceremonies bring traffic to a standstill.

Bali is a popular destination principally from Australia and Asia but also from all over Europe. The island welcomes thousands of visitors each year to a relaxing lifestyle, stunning beaches, world class surf, vibrant villages, and spectacular scenery all with an exquisite tropical climate. Located approximately two hours’ flying time from Singapore the island is serviced by an international airport at Denpasar with direct flights to and from many major cities in Asia, Europe and Australia and many more via Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital.

The island offers an impressive range of leisure and lifestyle amenities including world-class golf courses, wonderful seascapes for surfing, diving and snorkelling as well as luxurious spas, chic boutiques, tropical forests, towering volcanoes and international cuisine.

Our review   Overall Rating: 8.80


On arrival at Taman Sorga, I was astounded by the villa’s size, sheer grandeur and gorgeous traditional touches. It’s obvious that this private and much-loved residence has been designed essentially to host a large family in the height of comfort, and to balance everyone’s needs – from grandparents to babies.
With an emphasis on quiet villa life (events, parties and boisterous behavior are not encouraged here), there really is something for everyone. Children can stay happily amused for hours messing about in the pool, watching DVDs on one of numerous TVs, or losing themselves in the vast gardens which are perfect for hide and seek. The dining room veranda with low level table and floor cushions provides a great spot for children to indulge in adult-free meals.

And while the twin rooms in the guest wing are just made for children, and the downstairs master bedroom is equally ideal for older guests – others might appreciate the romance and ambiance of the two eclectically furnished bedrooms in the main house.

If you do feel the need for diversion further afield, the beach is just a short stroll down the road. Chef Wayan kindly showed me the way there, but it’s easy to find and great for early morning dips. Sanur remains a mellow destination with a village atmosphere that’s ideal for those who don’t want the hustle and bustle of the south-west coast but still seek enough activity to keep them entertained during the holiday.


  Overall Rating: 9.40


To who it may concern, we stayed at Taman Sorga from the 05/12/11 for 7 nights and we loved the place. the staff were fantastic and couldnt do enough for us. We arranged for the chef to cook all our breakfast for the week and we had 2 dinners as well with that much food left over for 2 lunches. the rooms were beautiful as were the grounds. The staff do a wonderful job and made us feel like it was our own home. Any time we needed anything from the super market, [bintang] George was on it straight away. I would love to stayed there again and i would recomend to my friends as would all of the others that stayed with me., thank you Tina from marketing villas ltd for being there for me when i booked and helping me with everything and once again thank you to the staff at Taman Sorga, you were great.

  Overall Rating: 8.80


Villa Taman Sorga is a great value for money villa. although the sweimming pool is a little small, the landscaped grounds are unsurpassed after 4 visits to Bali. It creates a terrific haven from a fairly dirty and undeveloped end of Sanur.
Staff were most helpful and professional. They were accommodating and flexible and were a very big reaons wny we would rate our stay for a week here as one of the best experiences we have had in Bali

  Overall Rating: 9.00


My family and I spend 2 weeks at Villa Taman Sorga in july 2011. It was a great vacation and the villa comes with our highest recommendation for others to try.
The quality of the villa is at the top of the line, the staff extremely friendly and will all go out of their way to make your stay memorable and second to none. Our teenage daughter found the the Villa a bit too far from nightlife, but for the rest of our group (aged 3 to 68 years old) it was absolutely perfect.
Henrik Sleimann Petersen - Denmark

  Overall Rating: 9.50


Great place! The staff and accommodations were both amazing. I'd love to go back.

  Overall Rating: 9.80


I have been to paradise on earth! The villa was absolutely amazing and so relaxing. It offered everything we could possibly want or need. The staff were very accomodating and were an absolute delight to get to know. They took care of all our needs completely and made our time at the villa even more special.

  Overall Rating: 8.60


Excellent villa. Great staff. will recommend.

Rooms

Bedroom:  6
Sleeping Capacity: 12
Location:  Bali


Bedroom 1 (Guest Wing) Twin
Bedroom 2 (Guest Wing) Twin
Bedroom 3 (Guest Wing) Queen
Bedroom 4 (Guest Wing) King
Bedroom 5 (Main House) Twin
Bedroom 6 (Main House) King
Nanny Room Single

Staff

  • Chef/Cook (All meals)
  • Garden/Pool Staff
  • Housekeeping (Full time)
  • Manager
  • Security

Key Amenities

  •   Air-con
  •   Gym/Fitness Centre
  •   Internet (WiFi)
  •   Swimming Pool (Private)
  •   TV (Satellite/Cable)

Other Amenities

  • Baby Cot
  • BBQ
  • Bed Linen
  • Board Games/Toys
  • Book Selection
  • Car Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Coffee Machine
  • Dish Washer
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Equipped Kitchen
  • Extra Bed (Roll away/mattress) (Extra)
  • Fax (On Request)
  • Generator
  • Hairdryers
  • High Chairs
  • Hotplates
  • Iron/Board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Service (Extra)
  • Main Dining (12 persons)
  • Microwave
  • Oven/Hotplates
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool Toys
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wine Fridge
Colour Legends
  Available/On Request
  Booked

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