A stay at Villa Puri Naga Toya is a dream. Prior to our sojourn, the communication with Pamela was absolutely great, and only enhanced by the kind attention of Wayan who actually called me before our arrival to make sure that we did not have any specific requests. Staying in Payangang is a moment… Read more in Airbnb
Muna f. from Kuwait
First of all, we would all like to thank Pamela for the incredible hospitality! We have had an amazing time in this villa! The service has been nothing short of excellent. The staff have been very friendly and hospitable. The villa was always clean by the time we return and the views from the villa are truly spectacular!… Read more in Homeaway
We stayed in the vila for one week and had a great time. We arrived in pouring rain and the staff came running out with umbrellas and big smiles on their faces. We where brought into the main house, which pictures do not even do justice. The morning after the sun was up and we where able to see the beautiful view from the backyard, again – pictures do not do it justice…. Read more in Airbnb
We celebrated our 20-year wedding anniversary in July with a five-day stay and a vow renewal ceremony at Puri Naga Toya. We were awed by the pictures of Puri Naga Toya before we arrived, but even we had no idea how wonderful our time there would be.
As many people have noted, Puri Naga Toya is a veritable art museum of a home, filled with exquisite antique furniture, paintings, drawings, statuary, rugs – even vintage light fixtures that have been rewired. Puri Naga Toya also sits in the most beautiful ridge top mountain setting one could imagine, surrounded by lush gardens and landscaping. But as many people have also noted, it’s the staff that truly makes this place shine.
Wayan, Made, Agung, Putu, Dolar and Agung were all, without exception, warm, friendly, and genuinely caring. We chatted about our kids, Bali, the World Cup, the hilariously cute resident Daschunds “Katherine” and “Lisa” (who stay in the back if you’re not crazy about dogs) – anything that came to mind. For our vow renewal ceremony, the staff shopped for my flowers, set up temple umbrellas, made fruit offerings, helped me pick out music, showed us how to perform the Hindu Muspa prayers, and even loaned us some of their own clothing items to wear and offering bowls to use. I was very touched when all six of them attended the ceremony in full temple dress, even the night watchman Agung, who was clearly not on duty at 4:00 p.m.! They laughed and snapped pictures and generally seemed to be having as good a time as we were having, which made us even happier. They elevated our day from special to magical.
I would also like to extend a special thank-you to Pamela, the owner of Puri Naga Toya (and her husband), for making my decision to stay at Puri Naga Toya so easy. From my very first inquiry to her, Pamela responded incredibly quickly, suggesting people to contact and things to consider for our vow renewal ceremony, sharing her passion for Bali and her wealth of information about the island, communicating with the staff and driver service on our behalf, and overall doing whatever she could to ensure that our experience in Bali would be wonderful. She absolutely succeeded in that. Go to Bali, and when you do, stay at Puri Naga Toya – I cannot recommend it highly enough.
We had a fantastic holiday – the villa is gorgeous and your team is exceptional. I don’t think anything could have been better. The accommodation, food, transport and support were all perfect.
Rebecca & James
The scenery is out of this world
Thank you for such a wonderful time. The villa is absolutely beautiful, very unique in its own way. The scenery is out of this world. The staff was very good. The ladies were very, very nice to us and very friendly. First time to Bali and leaving with wonderful pictures and memories. Love the little children most of all. Never met such nice and friendly people anywhere before. Would recommend the villa and this area to friends, and of course the market… love the market, too, too many bags to take home.
Had a wonderful and enjoyable vacation and I hope to come back.
Thank you for the great time.
Tiana & family Singapore and Malaysia
Paradise place. Really amazing staying at Puri Naga Toya.
My family has good memories – from the valley of the Ayung River, the sound coming up at night time from the river makes for a back-to-nature experience… amazing.
All staff were very friendly and helpful. Gede, Agung really were helpful even overnight.
See you soon.
Kartika Vancouver, Canada
Amazing memories and great energy
We had such wonderful time enjoying the architecture, art, view, staff that I am sad to leave. Thank you very much for the amazing memories and great energy. I will be back soon!
I must comment on how great and wonderful the staff is at this villa, Wayang, Gede and Agung were treasures with their hospitality and care.
Natural surrounding and features
Puri Naga Toya was highly recommended by two friends who had stayed here recently, and we were not disappointed. This is a sublime and magical place that oozes homey charm and such unique character. One can tell from the synergy of the tasteful décor and attention to detail that Puri Naga Toya was created with loving care. It is superbly integrated with the natural surrounding and features a staggering view of the Ayung river valley, which under cover of mist at dusk or revealed by sun in the morning, is truly a site to behold.
Our stay at Puri Naga Toya was further highlighted for your lovely staff; Pak Gede, Pak Agung and Wayan were attentive, helpful and so very friendly, even extending love to my dog who accompanied us during our much too short a stay.
Thank you for the hospitality and wonderful experience. We will continue to pass on the highest recommendation for Puri Naga Toya and to hope to return soon.
John & family Indonesia, Mexico, and England
The views superb
We enjoyed our 10 days here very much. We agree with the comments above, the staff were wonderful, the views superb. Spent many hours in the beautiful garden gazing at the flowers, the forest and the mountains.
Thank you all very much indeed.
Mardi & Oter Australia
This place was touched by magic!
From our head and our hearts we thank you…
From the moment we arrived we felt this place was touched by magic!
As the beautiful day ends, another beautiful night commences. Thank for you creating and having the wisdom to share this true paradise with others – so creative, so tasteful and so spiritual.
But like every holiday I have ever known, the true and best experiences come from meeting wonderful people. Alit – you truly sparkle!! I am sure you will come back in the next lifetime as a wise king!
Wayan and Made – thank you for your beautiful smiles and for the love you put into cooking those delicious and memorable local dishes… You are both national treasures!
We look forward to coming back…
Tom & Friends
We truly felt as if in paradise.
Happy New Year!!!
The Minster family thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
In particular every nook and cranny was filled with a mystical discovery. We are grateful to Made, Wayan, Agung, Wilman and Alit for making our stay very welcoming.
We truly felt as if in paradise.
Thank you to all for a memorable holiday adventure!
Leon & Friends Amsterdam
Memorable stay at your beautiful villa
We thoroughly loved staying at your home to celebrate our anniversary and to come to rest with our family.
Our compliments and admiration for your decoration skills and beautiful interior and sensitive choice of art.
This, in combination with the spectacular, mesmerizing view and your very friendly staff made for a wonderful, memorable stay at your beautiful villa.
Giani & Pernille Macau
Thank you to all the staff!
Dear Mr & Mrs Rowe,
Thank you so much for a lovely vacation. We truly enjoyed the beautiful Puri Naga Toya.
We have never slept so well and felt so relaxed. Just what we needed. Now we have recharged the batteries and are ready for 2011 – the year of the Rabbit.
We are looking forward to coming back sometime in the future.
Thank you to all the staff!
Kevin Shanghai and New Jersey
Can’t wait to be back in Bali again.
Came with a group of 6 friends. We were all blown away by the view, amazing architecture, fine antiques and attention to detail. The staff did a wonderful job accommodating all of our wishes and were consistent.
Can’t wait to be back in Bali again.
Thank you so much for everything,
Melisa & Masa Japan
We are extremely fortunate to have found such a beautiful place filled with a delicate antique collection, outstanding views and especially with this group of staff. The girls Made and Wayan, Agung, Putu helped with our 6 month old baby whenever they had time and we could have a truly relaxing vacation, thanks to their help. Alit was always there to help us with our needs and all his help was indispensable to us. It was an unforgettable experience and thank you so much for this lovely vacation!
Nanine & Gerald Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA
Promising we will be back.
We loved it here… the house is beautiful, the setting is superb, the atmosphere is peaceful and magical, and everyone on the staff – Made, Wayan, Putu, Agung and Alit is wonderful, warm, friendly, helpful and hard working from morning till night.
Promising we will be back.
Horsh & Friends Frankfurt and Munich, Germany
We’ll come back one day… !
This is one of the most beautiful places to spend the holidays. We can recommend Puri Naga Toya to anyone looking for peaceful and quiet days in the countryside of Bali.
We will miss the pampering care of Made and Wayan when we are back home. And we all hope to come back one day… !
We enjoyed the comforts of the villa and staff
I am writing a few lines to say we enjoyed the comforts of the villa and we were very well treated by the friendly and courteous staff.
Puri Naga Toya is a delightful, well maintained and a comfortable 4 bedroom villa, approximately 40 minutes drive north of Ubud.
The villa overlooks a wonderful valley which can be viewed from all angles of the house and the garden. The view changed everyday, from a mist over the valley to bright, clear, sunny skies.
There are 4 over sized, spacious bedrooms and living areas which are decorated with antique furniture and fittings.
We enjoyed the quiet, peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, and were especially impressed by the facilities, such as big comfortable reading chairs, separate areas in which to hide away and a room with a DVD player with flat screen television where we watched videos we had bought in Ubud.
Some of the more adventurous of our group walked around the local area, talked to the locals and watched the school children assembling for school, and watched farmers in the rice fields and picked fruit which fallen to the ground. We have many wonderful photographs of local rural life in Bali.
The best part of our stay were the staff who went out of their way to make us feel relaxed and comfortable; from Romina who met us at the villa, the driver who was willing to go out of his way to help, the two woman who cooked breakfast, the gardener and guard.
The staff could not help enough and went out of their way to make us feel part of an extended family.
All in all we had a great time and would highly recommend Puri Naga Toya to those who want to enjoy another side of Bali.
Pamela, thank you for letting us stay at Puri Naga Toya. We enjoyed the villa and will stay again when I can get the gang together.
Best wishes Tom
Happy Traveler USA
We had a magical stay at this exquisite villa. The setting is rural, quiet and beautiful; the villa is gorgeous and as described. We made good use of the swimming pool. The staff could not be kinder or more helpful. The driver (Nyoman) retained by the manager for us took us to places we never would have seen or discovered on our own, and he was wonderfully informative and patient. My only regret is that Bali is so compelling and interesting that we did not spend enough time just idle at the villa.
A highlight was a Balinese birthday ritual at the villa for our 12 month granddaughter, complete with priest, offerings and traditional dancers. This we will never forget!
Exceeded our expectations
A beautiful villa in a peaceful location in the mountains with the most amazing view we’d ever seen.
The staff are very friendly and readily available to cook delicious meals and help with organizing activities and transportation.
We definitely hope to return.
Just a word of warning…dress warm. it is cool but refreshing in the mountains in the evening.
we had a really relaxing holiday at this house. the views are amazing, quiet breakfast on the lawn looking over an almost jurassic park like jungle in the distance, not a house in site. beautiful walks, fresh air, and a much better weather and insect situation than on the coast. cool evenings, warm days and no mosquitos!
staff were warm and very helpful. manager picked us up from Ubud.
Great place for a real relaxing calm holiday far away from the crazy beach side of bali.
Spectacular property in a pristine environment
The photos do not do Puri Naga Toya justice. We were a group of 8 who wanted an intimate villa for a 30th birthday celebration. From the moment we entered the front gate we were blown away. The kind staff, the scenery, the antiques are all spectacular. We literally went from room to room ooing and ahhhing at the beautiful furnishings and surroundings. We had a wonderful celebration the first night, Alit organised Balinese dancers to entertain my guests and the staff cooked a Balinese buffet which was delicious and really affordable – highly recommend doing the same. We organised a bartender to mix cocktails and it was a spectacular to have a drink while watching the sun set over the valley with my family and friends. The villa is the perfect spot to relax and unwind, it is well maintained, peaceful, with amazing views of the valley, filled with beautiful antiques. Just a walk away are beautiful rice fields and villages. The only downside is it quite a way out of Ubud and a few drivers got lost so may not be suited to those wanting to spend a lot of time in Ubud city centre. Staying here was definitely the highlight of my holiday – I wish we stayed longer. – Nicola
Exceptional home. Exceptional staff and hosts
This mountain retreat is exquisitely decorated and very comfortable and the location is perfect for exploring Bali. The staff was gracious and very attentive.The meals were wonderful too.Daily massages and yoga were arranged at the house for us. What a treat. We liked it so much that we wanted to extend our stay, but someone else discovered this magical home and would be arriving after our departure. When we return to bali, we will return to purinagatoya!
Paradise is an understatement!
My wife and I came upon this villa by chance, and are SO glad we did. We spent a week in absolute luxury at Puri Naga Toya. If you are even halfway considering coming to Bali and staying here- Let me make the decision easy on you: STAY HERE! Paradise is one word for this place, but it just doesn’t do it justice. The staff all went out of their way to make sure we had absolutely everything we could desire. A beer on the patio after lunch? No problem. Some tea before dinnner? Of course! Speaking of “dinner”, the food at this villa is 5 star quality. Wayan was kind enough to teach us how she makes (one of our favorite dishes) Nasi Goreng, or traditional Balinese fried rice. The mango pancakes are the stuff of dreams. We loved lazy afternoons by the pool and watching the rain roll by on the patio of the master suite.
I could write on for pages singing the praises of this villa and its staff, but it would never be adequate to describe the absolute magic you will experience once here. My wife and I spent a week here and wish it was a month. The only question left isn’t “if” we will return, but “when?” and “who to bring with us?”
Thank you all for a truly memorable stay, this was the trip of a lifetime and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. Special thanks to the staff, Wayan, Made, Putu, Dolar, Agung, and Alit for making us feel like family. You will all be missed just as much as the beautiful views and gorgeous house.
It is such an amazing house. Everything is quite nice, the furniture, the garden, the decoration, the painting, and those antiques. Of course, the people there are so great!
We’d like to show our appreciation to all of you guys.
Dianna and Gene USA
The Best of Bali
We spent one month enjoying all that Puri Naga Toya had to offer. The house, the furnishings, the vistas, the gardens and most of all the staff made this stay beyond magical. Alit, Wayan, Made, Putu, Agung and Dolar will always be remembered as a very special part of this holiday. We enjoyed walking in the local villages, dinner at Bridges in Ubud, Paon Cooking School but most of all, we simply enjoyed our days in the villa being well taken care of by the wonderful staff. We could not have asked for more. We wanted peace and quiet but if you want activity and outings, all you have to do is ask and it will be arranged. If you want to be in the middle of crowds of people and lots and lots of activity, this is not the villa for you. If you want to take a breath, relax, eat wonderful local fare that is freshly prepared to your liking, more relaxing, a well stocked library, more relaxing…then you have found your bit of heaven. They serve mango pancakes for breakfast in heaven……
Dianna and Gene
Brenham, Texas, USA