I was on my own and wanted a retreat from my normalcy as a special treat to myself. The staff were truly fantastic and always had a smile and kept the grounds and the villa scrupulously clean. The pool was crystal clear and a perfect size and showing the photos to friends they truly looked like somewhere in paradise and that pretty much summed it up, it was my piece of paradise.
I read that people had commented about road and dog noise but I don't know if I zoned them out because I didn't hear them. The only noise that I heard was the geeseducks and geckos which I found calming. Ubud center was a good 40ish minute walk, which although was hilly was great to soak in, for those that are runners, I ran it a few times in 25ish minutes but as I had recently recovered from a broken foot had to take it easy. Beautiful road run! There was a courtesy taxi twice a day there and back and you could get hire it to take you there for just $3ish out with that times. Breakfast was more than ample, delivered onto the veranda at a pre arranged time from the menu you fill out the day before.
I was on my own and asked for airport transfers and my pick up was waiting as per ordered.
I will definitely be back to Villa Mandi both on my own and if I HAVE TO take my hubby ;-) although I think it would spoil it for me if I took MY children :-)