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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I just wanted to say what a wonderful stay we had at Shankari. The staff are exceptional and so so friendly. The food is delicious and the whole place is completely authentic Balinese. It truly has a magical feel surrounded by all the sounds of the wildlife, who may even come to visit you. It's nurturing and fabulous for your... More 

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Thank Rebecca C
Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Very very friendly and helpful staff, but if you are looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation there are better places. Located directly at the main road to Bali's north-west, trucks are driving and honking the entire night - that is really anything else than relaxing. You can hear it even in the last bungalow and we got only a... More 

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Thank Stefan0043
Bali, Indonesia
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

From the beginning to the end off our stay we were more than satisfied with this beautiful retreat location it is a must we will defiantly be coming back. the rooms are well kept the food is amazing and the staff are lovely :)

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

Spent 10 days with 8 others on a yoga retreat. The family who owns this are exceptional - they became family. We were taken to many off grid places and learnt a lot about the local culture. It helped that we were there for Nyepi, Balinese NY. One of the best surfing beaches is only a 10 min walk. So... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Full of character. Beds comfortable, bed nets. Ask to be far from road.food was good in restaurant. Staff in restaurant very nice, but they need waitress traing and could be more efficient. Not there fault..send them for training. Lots of stairs.

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Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This place is peaceful and beautiful, the perfect place to get away from the bustle and relax. Love the private outdoor bathroom in the rooms and beautiful gardens and furnishings. The walk to the beach is about 10 minutes away, a bit steep in places but a lovely walk. I will definitely return to this retreat and recommend it for... More 

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Thank Bek T
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Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

I've stayed there only for three days and really enjoyed it.clean and friendly staff..and very very quite(except for some noise from the road). Balian is not the best place for beginner -intermediate surfers like me as they waves are big and chunky:) but very beautiful beach and amazing friendly local people!

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Thank Mashki1985
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

Stayed at Shankaris early June 2015, as a member of a 7 day retreat group and found the experience to be extremely au natural Bali style while peacefully living close to the source of all nature itself in its beautiful surroundings. Such a lovely environment and obviously created with soul and lots of heart love. Many levels to the gardens... More 

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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

Whoever built this place must of had some serious vision . It has a lot of soul and you can feel a certain spiritual energy about it. They do Yoga in the morning and have a healthy selection of treats in the restaurant . The pizza is gourmet quality all hand made there. A trip back in time and a... More 

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Reviewed 18 April 2015

We stayed here while doing a 10 day retreat and it was a great experience. The staff were welcoming and helpful, the grounds a delight and the food was delicious. We had the honeymoon suite with spacious bedroom and ensuite bathroom and a balcony running around 2 elevations with views over the jungle to the sea. The yoga halls are... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1994, Shankari's vision, of providing a safe and comfortable venue for people to teach their students and families to feel at home, has been a magically manifested reality. We have 14 rooms, a restaurant, 2 Yoga spaces and 3 swimming pools. Our rooms are themed with Sacred Symbolism represented through the mosaic tile and pebble floors. We are located by the Holy Balian River and a 5 minute walk to the beach. Our place is suitable for groups, couples, individuals and families. We will take good care of you and provide you with a genuinely relaxing holiday rest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shankari's Bali Retreat

Address: Jl. Raya Gilimanuk | Desa Lalang Linggah, Tabanan 82162, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Tabanan
Price Range: £27 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“I only explored the Ganesha (for single or double) rooms - Turtle is more up to date but others have a verandah looking onto dense bush.”
 of 5 bubbles bonitar68, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask to be away from road.”
 of 5 bubbles vandenheja, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with courtyard there is Dolphin, Yin Yang, Butterfly and Lotus themed rooms”
 of 5 bubbles pauline19532015, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“wifi is in the restaurant but not bedrooms. i love that. and i appreciate that this is a sanctuary. rooms have different sounds depending on location; they are by the pools or overlooking the grounds. they are all mosquito nets and hot water is plentiful. some are more like little woven homes and some are more like standard rooms; wide range. enjoy exploring the place!!”
 of 5 bubbles JoCobbett, 23 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Shankaris house is across the river.if offered go there for extra spiritual events”
 of 5 bubbles John1358, 13 Jun 2014 | Read review
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