Amandari is a gem, more than an hotel, this is a philosophy.This is the kind of rare place where you'll have a taste of what means "nirvana". We stayed in a lot of exquisite resorts and let's say we're truly Amanjunkies but Amandari has something very special. At any time we're planning to stay in Bali, there is no other choice than choosing Amandari for our time in the marvellous village of Ubud and our last stay has exceeded, again, all our expectations:
*Check in/Service: Right away you arrive at the airport, everything is perfectly organized and this is truly the umbeattable Aman touch. Before to go though the immigration check point, a very efficient agent does everything for you about the visa process and then he helps you to use a fast track to avoid the very long queue at the immigration of DPS Airport. He takes care of your baggages and escorts you to the exit where an Aman driver is waiting. You don't have to worry about anything, just relax and enjoy... For your journey from the airport to Ubud, a very comfy limousine with Batik pillows and Ipod system is well prepared and after the classic oshiboris, your very elegant driver will offer you a drink (water, sodas or beers). It takes and 1h15 to join Ubud but if you need any information about anything you can see along the road, the driver will be more than happy to provide you all the details.
On arrival, the beautifully smily Amandari family is waiting with Liv, the exceptionnal GM, the one who makes of this very exclusive resort, one of the most fabulous place in the world. But, as usual, there is always something in more at Aman, this little detail which will make the difference and in front of all these faces full of smiles coming from the heart, two little balinese girls are greeting you with flowers petals and at this moment, you have a real emotion.
After this beautiful welcome which can be better, you'll be escorted to your superb villa always with the same kindness, the same professionnalism, the same heart and you'll realize there is nothing compared with the excellence of the service at Amandari...
*Design/Confort: Last year, Amandari was celebrating his 20th anniversary but design at Amandari is so timeless... Each corner of this marvellous property is a symbol of esthetism. Everything is really beautiful and it's full of little details so appreciable. Originally built with the best materials, Amandari design is a symbol of what is Bali. This is "simply elegance" and much better than a lot of resorts who have decided to be trendy, Amandari is like a "Grande Dame" only appreciated by people who like the real life and the beauty of the world. Your villa will satisfy all the expectations and the choice of Aman not to put any TV is right... There are so many things to look, listen and do around. Why watching TV when you have this stunning view on the ricefields or on the Ayung gorge; What can be more great than listening the noise of the tropical forest... But if you really need music, you'll have your Ipod station which is really enough. And what to say about the marvellous privacy of your huge villa, with comfy sofas at the corner, excellent bed and a large private pool... This is just PERFECTION and not any other resort can rivalize with what you'll get at Amandari.
*Food: Amandari could be ranked n°1 for restaurant in Bali. On the exquisite decor of the restaurant overlooking the forest and the main pool where Balinese musicians are playing gamelangs, a delicious food will be served to you. There is the choice between Indonesian and International but whatever your choice, everything is truly delicious. We have had a memorable dinner and we really enjoyed to spend Nyepi at Amandari. Why to go out when you know the very best can be served in your hotel. And after a dreamy night, the very best breakfast will be delivered to your room from an extensive choice. We had a smmoked salmon salad with avocado and it was just great to change from the regular menu offered in most of the hotels.
Atmosphere: Timeless and just wonderful, you'll have the impression to be in a family place where perfection is at every corner...
Conclusion: Amandari is each year a little bit more perfect. Thanks to Liv and all the adorable Amandari family, a part of our heart is yearly staying in this ultra exclusive property. We can't wait to return back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amandari (meaning peaceful spirits) is located in the village of Kedewatan, on the fringe of Bali's cultural capital, Ubud. Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River gorge, this resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village. Pebbled walkways link the thatched-roof suites, each of which has its own walled garden. Amandari provides a unique setting from which to experience the cultural richness of Bali's artistic centre as well as its mountainous region to the north. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amandari Hotel Kedewatan
- Amandari Hotel Ubud
- Amandari Resort Ubud
- Amandari Bali/Kedewatan