We booked the Rimba for two nights in mid-January. Had stayed at the Ayana next door last year. Was very impressed! The Rimba trends toward the modern hotel theme while the Ayana is a bit more traditional Balinese. Both properties are highly recommended in my mind but to tell you the truth, I liked the Rimba better. It's all about the service. The staff at the Rimba goes out of their way with the service! Maybe it's that the Rimba is still being discovered but our whole group of four felt enchanted with the place.
The food at the restaurant was exceptional. The best we had during our week on Bali. Wondrous sauces really brought out the flavors of each of the the asian dishes we tried. An excellent chef putting together the recipes! Compared to the Ayana, I liked the options a little better at the Rimba although both placed are good.
If there was one suggestion I would have though is tell the staff to crank the music down at the bar! It's a great place to meet and watch the sunset but the staff seems to think there's a party going on while people just want to have conversations. Too loud!!!
All told, we'll be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience 8 lush hectares within the 90-hectare grounds of RIMBA JImbaran Bali overlooking Jimbaran Bay. RIMBA’s 5-star facilities include 403 stylish rooms matched by stunning sunset views and legendary hospitality. RIMBA’s luxurious accommodation includes Pool Access Rooms and Suites with magnificent views of the ocean. Families will love the interconnecting rooms, Kid’s Club, and children’s pool with waterslide. Guests enjoy the most extensive on-site facilities of any resort in Bali, with complimentary access to sister-resort AYANA, including 18 restaurants and bars such as the Rock Bar and Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant. Relax with a private white sand beach; 12 pools across AYANA and RIMBA; a world-class Spa with Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool, Spa on the Rocks treatment villas amidst the ocean; and manicured golf putting course. RIMBA's Kampoeng Bali is a stand-alone restaurant with outdoor amphitheater that welcomes guests into an authentic Balinese village experience. ... more less
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