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MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park

4-star resort with 2 restaurants, near Bali Marine and Safari Park

  • Free WiFi and free parking
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£171

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Jalan By Pass Prof Ida, Gianyar, 80551, Bali, Indonesia
8.8.Fabulous.
  • The property setting is beautiful and the rooms are comfortable and well equipped. I got…

    Jul 29, 2019

  • We absolutely loved our stay here! Just brilliant.

    Jul 8, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

In accordance with local regulations, all visitors must remain within the property during Seclusion Day (Nyepi)/Hindu New Year for a 24-hour period (starting at 6 AM). Seclusion Day typically falls in March or April (dates subject to change each year). Check-in and check-out will not be possible on that date. Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali International Airport) is also closed on Seclusion Day.
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 38 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Business centre

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Bali Marine and Safari Park - 10-minute walk
  • Keramas Beach - 37-minute walk
  • Cucukan Beach - 19-minute walk
  • Lebih Beach - 22-minute walk
  • Saba Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Watu Klotok Temple - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Swala Deluxe Room + Bali Safari Entrance & Safari Journey
  • Twiga Deluxe Room + Bali Safari Entrance & Safari Journey
  • Kifaru Family Suite + Bali Safari Entrance & Safari Journey
  • Tembo Family Suite + Bali Safari Entrance & Safari Journey

Location

Jalan By Pass Prof Ida, Gianyar, 80551, Bali, Indonesia
  • Bali Marine and Safari Park - 10-minute walk
  • Keramas Beach - 37-minute walk
  • Cucukan Beach - 19-minute walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Bali Marine and Safari Park - 10-minute walk
  • Keramas Beach - 37-minute walk
  • Cucukan Beach - 19-minute walk
  • Lebih Beach - 22-minute walk
  • Saba Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Watu Klotok Temple - 5.1 mi / 8.2 km
  • Taman Nusa - 5.7 mi / 9.2 km
  • Taman Kertha Gosa - 7 mi / 11.3 km
  • Tegenungan Waterfall - 8 mi / 12.9 km
  • Goa Gajah - 8.5 mi / 13.8 km
  • Ubud Monkey Forest - 11.5 mi / 18.4 km

Getting around

  • Denpasar (DPS-Ngurah Rai Intl.) 66-min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 38 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM*

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Working away

  • Business centre

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter

Facilities

  • Year Built – 2008
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Indonesian

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

Tsavo Lion – This theme restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Uma Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in Indonesian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Small print

Also known as

  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE Bali Safari Marine Park Gianyar
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE Bali Safari Marine Park
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI Bali Safari Marine Park Gianyar
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI Bali Safari Marine Park
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari Marine Park
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI Bali Safari
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park Resort
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park Gianyar
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park Gianyar

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 38 per person (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 10 costs USD 38 (one-way)

Policies

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival on the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring African cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Barn n bunk (2.3 mi), Warong Legong (4.8 mi) and Ayo Vegan (8.2 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The charge is USD 38 per person one-way.
  • MARA RIVER SAFARI LODGE at Bali Safari & Marine Park has an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 8.0.Very good

    This hotel is perfect for an amazing experience. The infinity pool is heated and you can see the animals whilst swimming! The lodges are a perfect size for a couple and you are given carrots to feed to the animals in the morning, which was a wonderful experience. You get free entry to the park when you book the hotel, however, you will need to pay for all the other options: elephant ride, safari ride (lasts about 20 mins and you get to see all the animals in the park - a must see), photos, shows etc. The food in the main restaurant is decent however, quite expensive for what you get. The breakfast was not as good as i've had in other hotels but there were options available. Having breakfast nearby the Lions was amazing! I went with my partner and stayed for one night which I thought was the perfect amount of time to experience everything. I would definitely recommend this place for couples and families. The only downside was that the receptionist staff were not as friendly and welcoming as other hotels i've stayed in within Bali. The restaurant and concierges were however, helpful and friendly.

    Chan, 1 night trip, Oct 9, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Unique night away from tourist Bali

    We stayed at the Safari Park for just one night, attempting to cram everything into two daytimes. The rooms within the park are excellent, and you can normally view animals from your room balcony. Fruit and veg (carrots, oranges etc.) are provided in your room to throw to the animals and attempt to lure them slightly nearer your accommodation. The park is huge and they have a massive variety of animals, all that appear to be cared for appropriately. The pool is a hidden delight too, in view of the rhino and zebras and is superb on a warm day. I have to say the night safari we paid for was extremely expensive in comparison to other activities in Bali and lasted just 30 minutes. A free buffet BBQ was provided, which was good quality, but overall I would say it wasn't worth it.

    Chris, 1 night trip, Sep 1, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good value, fun attractions, needs comfort updates

    The value of the room was good, because you get to walk around the park freely. The room could use some essential upgrades for comfort. One of the things needed is a misqiuo net. There were a lot of openings where bugs can get in so having some time cleaning and sealing is also wanted.

    Stephen, 1 night family trip, Dec 24, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantstic experience! Our family is looking forward to going again.

    1 night family trip, Oct 16, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Meh...

    Tough one to explain... It’s overpriced and disappointing yet I’m glad that we went. I have no regrets dropping $700-$800 on our two day stay. First off, the Twiga rooms aren’t as cool as they seem in the pics online. I had visions of closely interacting with wildlife from my balcony and feeding them practically by hand. There’s actually a pretty far distance separating you from the animals. Especially sucks if you’re unathletic like myself and can’t even give a carrot a good throw. Same deal with the pool. There will be no baby tigers or rhinos hanging out poolside. It’s very buggy there. I do a lot of traveling so it’s not that I have unrealistic expectations of a bugless Indonesia. Heck, I’m currently surrounded by mosquitos in northern Bali as I type this review and am totally cool with it. ...but Mara is buggy’er than usual. There were quite a bit more in the room than anywhere else we’ve stayed. The doors and windows are not sealed off well. The staff doesn’t give that Balinese sweet hospitality vibe. They felt more reserved. They didn’t give the same “makes you feel like family” type of vibe that we experience elsewhere in Bali. So, after all of that complaining, why am I saying it’s a “must visit”? Freakin’ Tigers. Being so up close and personal with the tigers on the night safari was a once in a lifetime experience that made it worthwhile. Also, feed the white tigers during the day. Amazing!!!

    2 night family trip, Mar 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing activities, amazing spot , amazing staff ! Night Safari is a must !

    GyanDev, 1 night family trip, Jan 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    After spending 6 nights in busy Seminyak we had booked a room at Mara River and booked the Safari lodge, and we were glad we did. We stayed in a family room, which consisted of 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom a mini kitchenette, living room and balcony. Although not modern, the room was still clean. The bathroom were and outdoor style with and window which we quite liked as it was something different. The balcony had view of the safari animals. We also we see the animals straight from the bed. It was so relaxing and calming to sit and watch the animals. The air conditioning in the master bedroom was working quite well. After sending out the technician and still not being satisfied, the lovely Fernando from reception organised for us to move rooms conveniently next door as it was late at night and we had already unpacked, he allowed us to keep our bags in the original room and sleep in the new room with the air conditioning working. This was much appreciated! We got to enjoy having breakfast and dinner with the lions and an elephant ride to breakfast. We done the night safari which was an unforgettable experience seeing all the animals, being able to feed them and have the tigers crawl over the cage. We also done the day safari which was at fantastic experience in air conditioned bus. Overall we are glad we had booked to stay at Mara River after an exhausting week in busy Seminyak, it was perfect to sit and unwind and listen to the animals

    1 night family trip, Dec 28, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Hotel staff say for all the issues that you bring to their attention that this is our “Standard”. I should tell hotel and their mgt that your standards are very low. Its not worth the money that we pay for.

    1 night family trip, Dec 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect and unique! Wildlife experience like no other

    1 night family trip, Oct 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What an amazing experience, waking up with a view of zebras and a giraffe from our room.

    2 night romance trip, Oct 17, 2019

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