Mara River Safari Lodge - Gianyar (Bali)

Jalan By Pass Prof Dr Ida Bagus Mantra Km 19,8, Bali, Indonesia, 80551show map
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SuperbBased on  39 reviews
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Overview

The unique Mara River Safari Lodge provides quick access to a theatre and a temple. This property is designed in a Balinese style. Medical service, laundry and shopping service as well as other facilities like currency exchange, a storage room, a conference room and a news stand are offered on site.

Seminyak Square is 24 km from the villa, while Sanur Beach is 14 km away. It is near to a beach.

Ngurah Rai International is set 30 km from Mara River Safari Lodge.

Rooms

All rooms have LCD flat panel TV, a laptop-size safe and a mirror as well as a family bathroom with free toiletries, bath sheets and a shower cap. These rooms are appointed with wooden furniture. Guests will make use of a king size bed and a double bed. Rooms are equipped with large bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

An electric kettle, a dishwasher and a fridge are also featured in the kitchen.

Relax

An aqua park, a sunbathing terrace and a garden are possible on site. For children Mara River Safari Lodge provides a mini club, a playroom, a playground and a pool.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire villa for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of rooms:   38.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Air conditioning
Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

TV

Flat-screen TV

Laundry
Meeting facilities

Business centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Horseback riding

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant with air conditioning
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun loungers
  • Aqua park
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Bali Safari & Marine ParkBali Safari & Marine Park2000 ft
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Tegenungan WaterfallTegenungan Waterfall3.8 miJl. Raya Tegenungan, Kemenuh
Elephant Cave UbudElephant Cave Ubud5.8 miJl. Raya Goa Gajah Desa Bedulu
Museum RudanaMuseum Rudana7.1 miJalan Cok Rai Pundak No.44 Kedewatan
Museum Puri LukisanMuseum Puri Lukisan8.0 miYayasan Ratna Wartha Gianyar
Le Mayeur MuseumLe Mayeur Museum8.3 miJalan Pantai Sanur
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Getting around
Airports
Ngurah Rai International (DPS)16.5 mi
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  39  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    the location and facilities are excellent. we stay 1 night only. and it very nice. i suggest to book in this hotel they give you a lot of free to the bali safari park.

    a lot of insects but the rooms has net to protect us from insect the rest is perfect

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The rooms we booked were very comfortable and there was a mospuito net over every bed. That really helped to keep the armies of mozzies out at night. On top of that, the hotel provided mosquito repellent, the electric type, so it was convenient to use. The Tsavos restaurant was great, good food and great view watching the lions every meal. Room was also clean and small details such as toiletries and even slippers were provided. Very convenient to visit the Bali Safari and Marine part next door. Could hear the lions roaring throughout the night even from our hotel and the kids loved it!

    We had to pay for the rooms upfront when we checked in & I thought this was very strange and did not conform with normal practice when guests settle their bills only at check out!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The stunning surrounds, the lovely staff who all seemed to be well spoken in Englsih, and very helpful. The rooms were just wonderful with the lovely view of the animals from the balcony. The swimming pool was very appealing with the friendly deer in the garden. The fact that one could just press 0 on the phone and have a golf cart come to the room to take the guests to the pool or to the lobby was fantastic as I was travelling with a very 'walk inpaired' companion. Over all it was the highlight of my trip to Bali. The Tsavo restaurant managed to turn out delicious meals even though there were so many diners. And to end it all, eating while watching the interplay between the lions was just uncomparable.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We were both very impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of your beautiful staff. We were also very much impressed with the high quality of all our meals. Both our dinners were a wonderful dining experience from wonderful ambience to excellent gourmet food and top quality drinks. We really enjoyed the wildlife and how well cared for, happy and healthy they all looked. Having no metal bars like in other zoos, made us feel like we were in their environment and being able to get up close and personal with many animals was a thrill to us both. We had an excellent stay and I look very much forward to staying at your world class tourist park again.

    The water being sprayed into the fan. There has been some cases of legionnaire's disease in Bali and watching the animal show, it made me feel a bit worried if the water was safe and wouldnt make us sick.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    It was really an unforgettable experience to be able to see the animals just outside your balcony. Hotel provides carrots for you to feed the zebras, rhinocerous and antelopes who visited your room in the morning and afternoon. We had a very close encounter with the antelopes while walking towards the swimming pool though we kept a safe distance as no matter what they are wild animals so their behaviour is unpredictable. But since we carried with us the carrots, we fed them in almost quite a close distance. Very interesting and unforgettable experience.

    For those who like shopping, this place is out of town. There are shuttle buses to certain areas but you need to book a day in advance.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Strolling through the park watching the animals. Having meals watching the lions in the restaurant. The staff are very friendly and will do anything they can to make your stay an enjoyable one. The spa treatments were divine. A truly enjoyable stay mingling with the animals it's a definite must for anybody visiting Bali

    It's not the most luxurious but it doesn't claim to be, it's a unique experience not to be missed.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We were amazed at being able to watch lions just a few feet away through the huge window while eating in the restaurant. The photo in the brochure does not exagerate - we were sitting at the same table! Would highly recommend spending jut 1 night at the hotel as you then get 2 whole days in the safari park. The cost of the hotel was only $20 more than admittance to the park so excellent value. The food in the restaurant was 5 star.

    Loved everything, especially being able to watch rhinos and elephants walking up to our patio.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very well set out and comfortable. Breakfast watching the lions so close was amazing.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Our room was fantastic with a lovely view and the restaurant with its large windows to the lion enclosure was the highlight of our stay

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Children like the animals.

    It s wired to sleep in a empty zoo, nothing to do in the evening, really strange.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Surprising resort. The safari was excellent. Rooms are very nice with Zebra and rhino feeding at the back door. Good restaurant with view of the lions. Would be an excellent family stay.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We were originally planning a day trip to the safari park but after reading reviews on this and other sites, decided an overnight stay might be better. This was simply the best decision we made on our trip to Bali. It did however cause a slight inconvenience (see below). What was included with the room? 2X day safari tickets, 2x breakfast plus framed photo. You really can't complain at the value compared to buying tickets for a day trip. We were travelling with our 5 year old and the Booked.net website did not allow us to add an extra person to the booking. So they wanted an extra us$20 for the additional bed, day safari ticket and breakfast. I was kind of expecting this and didn't think it unreasonable. The good thing about staying overnight is that by checking out and leaving bags at reception, you can have nearly a day and a half in the park. This allows you to avoid the large queues when all the day trippers show up. For dinner, food in the main restaurant was of a reasonable quality. Expensive for Bali but not bad by western standards. As echoed by others, it was the experience with the lions that made this special and and something the day trippers don't get. We also did the night safari - different and shorter to the day safari, it involves travelling in a caged bus and hand feeding zebras and lions. Unique and great fun! The room was nice - however there was some gaps that let in some local wildlife in (a few ants). For us, this was all part of the experience so no problems and there was good mossie nets around the bed. We spent a good couple of hours on the balcony in the morning feeding and watching the animals, even went back after breakfast. Something we won't forget and just superb for kids. We didn't do the elephant ride as it was too pricey for us and didn't get in the pool as intended. My daughter wants to go back, so maybe another trip in the future?

    This is not a complaint about the hotel but when we showed up, they had no record of our booking made 2 days prior on this site. So perhaps it's worth confirming by phone. However the staff, were very accomodating and helpful by accepting the confirmation email shown on a smartphone and forwarded to them. The only other thing was that we made our own transport arrangements to get there (regular taxi - 90k from Sanur). Over the stay, we were questioned a number of times by the porter staff attempting to organise our return transport. When we told them we'd be using a taxi, they told us that they don't come here because it's too far away and that we'd need to use a private car that they could organise. Thankfully we didn't believe this bs and just asked them to take us to the main gate on check out. Low and behold there was a bunch of taxis sitting there! The taxi drivers still wanted to negotiate and I agreed on a small premium to the outbound trip. Ended up much cheaper than using the parks own transport.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It was amazing to wake up to see the Rhinos every morning! The Hut we stayed in was gorgeous! Holding the baby Orangutan and having breakfast with the lions was an amazing experience! Fantastic balinese show! Lovely swimming pool where you can relax and see the safari park and wonderful spa! An amazing experience overall and I would highly recommend!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The stay at the lodge was excellent as the cost allowed us to visit the park and see all the exhibits which is a must do experience. The rooms were well appointed and an experience to stand on the balcony with almost withion reach of Rhino's, Zebra's and the elephant riders navigating the perils of the wild from 10 feet above. Came as a recommended trip and have already recommended to others to try should the time and inclination arise. Breakfast to die for lions a mere 6mm away through plate galss absolutely unreal. Give it a try.

    We had the best room first one nearest reception but furtherst from pool - use the golf cart lift off the staff this cures it. No real complaints.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The animals were amazing and to see them every morning when I woke up was like something out of a dream, I could not fault the accommodation and nothing was too much trouble for the staff.

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  39 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Indonesia

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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 18 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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