What We Love
- Villas come with private current-controlled swimming pools
- Afternoon tea at Living Room or The Lounge with free-flowing wine
What To Know
- Request a staff-driven golf cart to avoid getting lost in the labyrinth of villas
- Smoking is not permitted, indoors or out, within your villa compound
- In-room WiFi is an additional fee per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set within lush gardens inspired by Balinese rice fields, Mulia Villas’ vast open-air lobby gives way to a curling stairway that leads down to an exclusive, guests-only library, lounge and restaurant. Quirky artworks decorate the walls and budding orchids dot the exquisite wood stained tables and shelves. Although the villas are part of the mammoth Mulia resort complex, this intimate retreat feels very much like a private hideaway. The 108 villas are scattered around the gardens and feature spacious yards with stepping stones leading to thatch-canopied seating areas and private, current-controlled pools. Indoors, vaulted ceilings frame chunky furniture in green, bronze and gold, and a luxe bathroom with a rainfall shower behind a frosted glass door. Guests can also lather up in a discreet outdoor shower, or soak in the two-person Jacuzzi. Brit-based Aromatherapy Associates amenities are provided for an indulgent, spa-like experience. Equipped with a juice bar, hydrotherapy pools, an ice room, and color-, music- and aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms, Mulia Spa is not your typical day spa. The treatment list is traditional though and offers an indulgent selection of Balinese massages. Guests have access to the the Lounge, which encompasses a cozy library and an intimate dining room, and for evening entertainment head to ZJ’s Bar & Lounge, Nusa Dua’s only nightclub.
In the Area
Nusa Dua, an enclave of high-end beach resorts, is home to three popular surf spots — one of which is within walking distance of the Mulia. Nearby Uluwatu attracts surfers from around the globe, while Kuta is lined with boutique shops. No trip to Bali is complete without an afternoon in the village of Ubud, about an hour from Nusa Dua. You’ll find museums, boutiques and painters’ studios, as well as locally made handicrafts and unique gifts at the Pasar Seni market.
How to Get There
To be honest if it wasn't for Luxury Escapes I wouldn't have considered Mulia Villas just because of the sheer size of the resort. I wouldn't normally choose such a huge resort with >100 villas as well as an all suite hotel and a standard hotel in the complex. I was expecting it to be a bit impersonal and a bit hectic but because of the Luxury Escapes package I thought I might as well give it a go. I'm so glad I did, it was excellent.
We found the villas to be private and quiet and the service was superb. We were told occupancy was above 70% but because of the great facilities and private areas for guests of the villas it felt like less than half of that.
The villas themselves are huge and probably better in real life than the photos. Certainly the best and biggest pool we've ever had in a villa.
The food was great and we enjoyed Soleil and The Cafe. We found The Lounge to be better than The Living Room for both the breakfasts, which were a highlight, and the afternoon teas. The afternoon teas were a really nice touch.
We checked out the kids club and just as one bit of feedback, we found it a bit hectic. There were too many kids for the number of staff (who were all very nice) in there and some of the kids were not that well behaved so it was a bit too much for our 3 year old, so we didn't make use of it as hoped.
That aside though we had such a good stay that we have already booked to go back next year and I don't think we've been back to anywhere twice before. It was all just so easy and relaxing.
I'd like to give special thanks to our butlers and to the team at The Living Room who looked after us so well.
We're looking forward to our next visit.
As of now, this is our 3rd time visit to The Mulia Villa. Since the first time visit, we felt in love already with the Villa.
Their facility, rooms, food and services are world class level. The Butler is very attentive and will do whatever they take to make your stay memorable. Whenever you need anything, their responses are very quick and effective.
As Indonesian, I feel very proud to have this local chain which can bring this kind of service level. Keep up the good work!!
For those who likes resort hotels is this excellent choice. Luxury rooms with excellemt service. You have selection of different restaurants and shops. All this makee you little bid isolated from rest of the world :-) and you need to drive everywhere in order to see whatever. But still I can fully recomemend. This could be also good choice for stopover between you continue with another long flight as it is close to the airport
We enjoyed the private pool villa at Mulia Villas. The Villas itself offer a large living area and great amenities, but this luxury was fast watered down by mass tourism at the Mulia complex and not a intimate feeling luxury usually offers. But from the beginning: at check-in you are taken to as they call it: 'check-in PROCESS' you start signing different waivers, like no life guard on duty in the private villa (made us laugh) and than you are told on what you can and can not do, most of it was rules what you can't do (like drink red wine in your villa OR smoke outside your villa in the private garden). After that we were taken by a somewhat weird butler to our villa, unfortunetly he was not the pleasent welcome you would expect. Luckily the other butler we had called Fenny was amazing, friendly and always smiling - she was the one person that made us feel very welcome. The villa itself is amazing, its huge and the pool is huge. I have never seen such a clean property - but this comes with signs around the whole villa of what you can't do. The villa complex is also huge, which means you can not go anywhere without a buggy come and pick you up. Breakfast was very good especially in the Living Room where you can have a la carte. Afternoon tea was disappointing, you got the same cakes/savouries every day - it doesn't change, no variety! Cocktails that are served are the lowest quality, you can't drink them they taste of petrol. The service is sometimes very stressed, the staff are rushing everything. The beach is nice and clean, but again we didn't make it there often as it is such a long way to get there. Overall I can say the pool villa itself is very luxurious, but as soon as you leave the villa you will feel like you are in a package holiday hotel which washes down the experience. The hotel just doesn't seem to be able to offer a personal touch inmidst of a giant resort. Would I come here again? Probably- but I would stay within in my villa. Than again for that price you can get so much more luxury and better services. One thing I missed for this price was the evening cocktails and canapes. When we were picked up by the unfrieldy butler for check-out he kicked the little stones that the friendly butler put at the door entrance that wrote happy holidays and told us now new guests are coming ... what a professional way to tell us thank you and goodbye.
My husband booked a luxury escape to Mulia Villas and OMG I was NOT disappointed! The room was just to die for, the butlers were to just AMAZING, we didint want for anything. Romance was at the forefront and we had just the BEST time.
We will definitely come back, as this was just the most amazing place to stay, the staff were great, remembered what we liked, remembered our names, were there when we needed them, and did the special unexpected things - like running a spa for us before we got back to our villa, the ice buckets were on hand etc etc,,,, had everything organised, seriously we cant fault it.....Absolutely love it!!!! The different restaurants were great, the breakfast buffet was amazing...the Japanese tepenaki was just beautiful and the dinner buffet was so fresh and flaovours were out of this world. The buggy service was great and you never needed to wait more than 5 minutes to get to the pool or to a restaurant....what more could you ask!!