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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Padi Putih Lumbung with my two sons in January 2017. I wanted to better explore the Balinese countryside and see a bit more of the "real' Bali. This was an area I'd never been to before (having been to bali several times) so was quite excited at the prospect of seeing something different. First of all,...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazingly well kept place with love and spirit for the details. The crew is as lovely as one can imagine, very attentive, always smiling, never disturbing. We linked especially that the samanvaya has a close connection to the villages and people around. all the staff were locals, they care about conscious use of water and electricity in the place...

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Nerja Costa del Sol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Samanvaya resort in December for a short break. The lodges were beautifully presented, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant was also to a very high standard. The location was picturesque and peaceful with a relaxing atmosphere. The Samanvaya offers excursions on foot or on scooters and we took advantage of...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and glad that we were able to show you this special side of Bali, full of culture, tradition and beauty. More and more people are searching for the 'original' Bali and for sure, anyone coming to the Sidemen Valley and Samanvaya will find all of these things wrapped up in one beautiful...

CT
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Rooms are beautiful tastefully decorated with amazing views and breakfast wonderful. However I have some comments on the place - the infinity pool is beautiful overlooking the rice fields, but I felt it was a little indecent to sit in the pool overlooking farmers that work hard in the fields like old colonial times - commission charged by hotel for...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed Samanvaya. With regard to transport rates: rates in the village are very competitive and clients appreciate that Sidemen is not in the main tourism zone (which makes it such a special place to visit). Cars have much further to travel to get anywhere, hence prices are slightly higher whichever...

Adelaide, South Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The Sidemen valley is a truly beautiful part of Bali and Samanvaya is a terrific place to stay. Accomodations are terrific and facilities good. Restaurant for us was just OK - although staff are very helpful and if you prefer to eat al fresco or near the bar, that's OK. We had a bit of an issue with our original...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With regard to the breakfast, we do offer buffet style, but a l carte for the cooked breakfast. I will contact you direct for more feedback as to how we can enhance the breakfast menu. Once again, thank you very much for your feedback to us...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Gorgeous setting, room, views, and sweet and kind staff. Met one of the owners day of departure, also lovely. Took the scooter tour from Wayan, one of the staff, which was awesome. Food was good if a little expensive (but in line with standard of hotel). Only issue was the massage with Mangku Mastra, who is not staff but a...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words about Samanvaya and we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay and that our staff looked after you so well. I spoke with you personally about your Chakra Massage on your departure. It is a very personal session and our sincere apologies if this was not explained to you at the time...

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Reviewed 30 November 2016

After traveling around south east asia for almost 2 months i really needed a place to relax and recharge myself, well, I've found it in this magnificent hotel hidden between the hills and rice fields in Sidemen, every room has great views, clean and studied so you can leave the modern world outside your door, no tv just the quiet...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you from all of the staff and ourselves, the English couple, for taking the time to pen your experience at Samanvaya ! Actually, the other half of me is Scottish so 'British' couple is good ha ha! Safe travels and hope to welcome you back to Samanvaya in the future.

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay here, the room was beautiful (Jepun). The pool was really nice and so was the restaurant. The staff were all really helpful and polite. The frogs here are a little noisy but we didn't mind them. I wanted to have a look at them but wasn't able to see them in the pond and I think...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy to ready that you enjoyed Samanvaya so much. I will enquire about the driver who took you to Batur, but dogs on the road are a huge problem here and I know it can be distressing to see animals injured or in poor condition, but please understand and appreciate that...

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

First, Sidemen is a hidden gem in Bali. And Samanvaya is definitely a jewel of a find. We stayed in a one-room bungalow, tasteful traditional timber design and construction. The windowed doors folded back to open the balcony onto a beautiful garden. The property is nestled into the hillside with spectacular views across the valley. Especially dramatic from the infinity...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Great review and recommendation, Thank You from all of us here at Samanvaya! Safe travels and hope to welcome you back to Sidemen and especially Samanvaya!

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We checked out all resorts in Sidemen and surroundings. The room was beautiful and made of Bamboo (bungalow room). The bathroom is spacious with fresh bath and big shower. Pool view is an infinity pool with great views over the rice fields and little sheds. Really Bali feeling. And then the COOK: the best in East Bali! The breakfast is...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank for your glowing review and it is good to know that we made your stay at Samanvaya so enjoyable. We hope that you will returned to us in the future and once again, our Thanks from all of us here at Samanvaya.

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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samanvaya, a small and intimate boutique resort, nestles perfectly on the sweeping rice terraces of the Sidemen Valley on the tropical island of Bali.The word Samanvaya comes from the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit and translated, means ‘Harmony’, a perfect interpretation of the resorts stunning location and ethos.Only one and a half hours from the international airport and half an hour from the coast, Sidemen represents the true Bali that most people still dream about, the Bali of years gone by. Here, a strong cultural identity and religious beliefs are retained and are reflected throughout the traditional Balinese communities of the Sidemen Valley.At Samanvaya, we would like to warmly welcome you as our guest and invite you to just relax and enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of our resort whilst embracing the natural beauty and simplicity of life in the Sidemen Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samanvaya

Address: Br. Tabola, Sidemen 80846, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Sidemen
Price Range: £63 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samanvaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“For privacy, I would avoid the rooms overlooking the pool.”
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