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“It depends on the room type”
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The Damai
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Lovina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“It depends on the room type”
Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

In general our stay in the Damai was absolutely amazing, the staff was extremly friendly and the food was outstanding!

But it really depends on the room type:

We stayed the first two nights in the pool villa which was absolutely worth the money. Our villa had a big living room with a bed and a second bed room.
Each pool villa has a private terrace with a pool. There is even a covered lounge area.
We really enjoyed our our two days there.

But for the last night we had to move to one of the garden rooms. The difference to the pool villa is like day and night.
The room was really small and very dark because of the plants which are outside the windows. We had to leave the lights on during the day.
Sitting on the small terrace in front of the room was also not really nice as it was near the footpath and it felt like having no privacy.

We can absolutely recommend this place, but book the pool villa!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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GMDamai, General Manager at The Damai, responded to this review, 24 February 2014
Thank you for your kind review and we think your review also helps readers select a right choice of villa that they would like to stay. The Deluxe and Superior villas are covered with natural foliage which may reduce the natural light to the villa but at the same time it also gives more privacy for the guest from the outside.
Overall you enjoyed your stay at Damai and we look forward to welcome you to Damai in the near future.
Best Regards from the staff and management at Damai
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

We just got back from a 5 night stay at The Damai, Lovina celebrating our wedding anniversary and are already missing it. We stayed in the Umah Naga suite which had an extremely comfortable king size bed, incredible hillside view and last but definitely not least - a sublime infinity pool sided by a raised wooden pavilion.

During our stay, a purification ceremony was taking place at a nearby family temple which provided constant live ambiance through traditional Balinese mantras and music. For us, this was the perfect soundtrack for our state of mind, but we can understand that it may have bothered others. Then again, they call Bali the "Island of the Gods" so these kinds of events should really be expected. Many roosters can also be heard in the morning time from as early as 4AM so if you're a very light sleeper, it might prove irksome. However, we took delight in all these things and simply had a great time and cultural experience.

Be mindful that Lovina in of itself, is nothing like Ubud or Seminyak so if you are looking for nearby trendy shopping and eating spots The Damai may not be the place for you. However, the hotel does have an excellent restaurant and we enjoyed dining there everyday. The breakfast choices in particular are hearty and excellently prepared, there's nothing better than starting your day with freshly brewed Balinese coffee and tropical fruit juices then strolling back to your infinity pool for a morning swim to cool off.

All in all The Damai is a very high quality boutique hotel experience and we'd recommend anyone looking for an indulgent relaxing vacation to have it at the top of their shortlist.

Room Tip: The Umah Naga suite is great however light sleepers should be wary, as it is directly opposite to th...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Okay, where do I start? We are still staying in the hotel at the moment, and why are we writing this review at 7 in the morning u ask? Because hotel staff wouldn't allow outside tour guide to call our room and wake us up at 5:50 as we scheduled, by the time the staff eventually call us it was 6:10 already, hence we missed our trip. Was he deliberately doing that because we didnt book through hotel for the tour ( which is 3 times more expensive than local tour )? We wouldn't know. Now we have to wake up tmrw morning again at 530 for dolphins trip which means we will be missing hotel's free yoga session, which only happenes twice a week.

Now, let's talk abt the location of the hotel. It is 3.5 hrs away from the airport, hidden in a moutain. Quiet spacious to be fair but not worth the trip/ price to my opinion.

Then the food, I don't know how the previous review was all like best food ever, maybe that chef is on vocation I don't know. But the 3 course dinner I had with duck salad, fish and black rice dessert is very very average, not worth the price at all. But they do have their own little garden which is kinda cute.

The service. As I said, not happy with the front desk not waking us up even after our tour guide showed him our receipt for the tour. Now he claimed he will bring this issue up to the management and get back to us. Hopefully we will have our free yoga session today instead so that we can make it to dolphins tmrw morning, after all, that's the major reason if not all why we are staying here isnt it?


O btw, this resort doesn't provide teeth brush so yep ...

I will write another view after management come to settle our free yoga schedule issue.

  • Stayed January 2014
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GMDamai, General Manager at The Damai, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Dear Val

We are very sorry for the misunderstanding that made your stay with us start off on the wrong foot. I hope that we managed to make you enjoy North Bali towards the end of your stay.

It was an unfortunate misunderstanding with your local tour guide, that delayed your tour, but I trust you will understand that the hotel cannot let outsiders wake up our guests that early in the morning without showing some sort documentation of their agreement with the guest, which your guide initially was unable to provide. Our guests also inform us when they have made some arrangements with outside guides especially at an early hour like this. This certainly would have prevented this incident from happening.

We encourage our guests to explore our local area and are only happy for them, when they find exciting things to do here. It is true that our tours and services can be found cheaper by sourcing them yourself in Lovina. We only wish for your Bali vacation to be as memorable as possible. I would like to point out that often there is not only a difference in price but also a difference in quality.

We are sorry that we didnt quite meet your expectations on your first dining experience, but hope that we managed better on your subsequent dining experience. If not we hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion in the future...=

Best Regards
M.G.Menon,
General Manager
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This place is iincredibly beautiful and relaxing in all thinkable ways: surroundings, views,villas, service, staff, pool, food, massage etc. Very relaxing and luxurious. Staff extremely flexible and friendly. Close to Lovina, which we were not impressed by. Suggest this place for relaxing, reading, walking around, having a massage etc., enjoying meals in the magnificent restaurant or at the poolside. three days here for recovering after stress and jetlag is a very good idea!

Room Tip: We were very satisfied with Villa 2, but have the feeling that all villas are perfect for relaxation...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

If rejuvenation is what you are looking for, then The Damai should be your choice! It's tranquil setting, facilities and friendly staff really made our (group of seven) stay memorable.

The Damai provides for a very relaxing holiday through its yoga and spa sessions, and for the more adventurous among us, a boat ride will take you on 'dolphin sighting' trips.

The resort serves a wide variety of food and an abundance of fresh fruits, and service is fast.

The Damai, being a relatively small resort, gives you a homely feel.

Mrs. R. Panickar




  • Stayed December 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

for the second time we stayed for 4 days at Damai, it was again relaxed, excellent food, the service is high and the view from the naga master room is amazing. My three children also loved the place, the Spa was also very relaxing. Our next trip to Bali we will visit Damai again that's for sure!

Room Tip: the naga master room is magnificent
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

It was a plesant ride up to the Damai with wonderful lush greenery. On arrival it just flet like home to be greeted warmly and when I saw our Villa it was just perfect for us to just relax have fun and enjoy. The Manager Mr Menon is professional , friendly and runs a well kept, clean efficient place with well trained staff and the kitchen had some really good food ;enjoyed my breakfastses but at the same time he is so humble. I have had the best massages at the villa with really well trained staff who did not rush the massages but put all their effort making it a really tailored massage for each of us. The overall experience was just fantastic. Thank you Babu for making it a great stay. Margaret Rajarethnam

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Damai
Address: Jalan Damai | Kayuputih, 81161, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Lovina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Lovina Beach
#1 Spa Hotel in Lovina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Damai 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Damai is a boutique resort in the green hills above Lovina. 15 Beautifully appointed villas in a lush tropical park welcome you with stunning views over the North Bali coast and the distant volcanoes of Java. The award-winning restaurant serves delicious local and international cuisine with organic ingredients from the resort's own gardens and farm. The Damai is perfect to relax from your daily hectic world, to enjoy the private luxury of a pool villa during your honeymoon, or simply to relax in your private pool after a wonderful massage and before a delicious meal over the hills of Lovina. Of course, The Damai offers you all the facilities to stay in touch with your home world. Your fellow customers believe that The Damai is the best hotel on Balis North coast - let us show you why. ... more   less 
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