We stayed 4 nights and it was the most enjoyable relaxing time of our 18 days in Bali (other places will be reviewed shortly). From the moment we arrived we felt totally pampered and like it was a pleasure for the staff to have us there.
We were assigned a personal butler by the name of Yoga, a really, keen to please, young man that made himself available whenever we needed him, always polite and freindly and never in our faces.
The rest of the staff were also amazing and we really felt like we were looked after the whole time. Asked in the morning at breakfast what our plans were and could they arrange anything for us, it felt like thay actually wanted to know rather than just that they were told to ask. Again in the evening we were asked about our plans and could they help with transport etc into Ubud.
We had a hillside villa with our own pool and garden, the villa itself was impeccable and had very modern fittings and amenities. It felt very clean and cared for. The garden was beautiful, full of flowers and trees and the pool was quite large and nice and deep unlike a few others we have stayed at in the past.
The food is amazing and couldn't have asked for any more at breakfast. The pastries were the best I tasted while in Bali and the omellettes were perfection!
The restaurant for dinner 'Scene' was the best most inventive degustation we had while away (we had a fair few too!). I will review that separately however.
All in all one of the friendliest, clean, modern places I have ever stayed in and I wouldn't hesitate recommending anyone to stay there. Its truly world class for service and quality.
We'll be back as soon as we can afford it!
Next time I'd prefer a river villa but, the hillside villas are more private and when we were there slightly cooler. It was a bit more humid down by the river. It sounds incredible though...........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Samaya Ubud is where the guests can experience the unique delivery of Balinese hospitality in superb natural location set alongside the Ayung River. The Samaya Ubud is a 15-minute drive from central Ubud. Featuring Free shuttle service to the central Ubud anytime with prior booking, WiFi throughout the resort, wellness center complete with gym and outdoor main pool. The guest can also enjoy cycling, trekking, and morning yoga activities with free of charge based on Hotel schedule. Cooking class will be provided with prior booking and additional charge. With spacious luxurious villas, The Samaya Ubud offer guest's privacy at an ideal place to relax in a tropical paradise surrounded by rice fields and hillsides, equipped with flat-screen cable TVs, minibar, iPod docks, en suite spacious bathrooms with a Jacuzzi. Each villas comes with a private pool and 24-hour butler services. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in-villa, spa by the Ayung Riverside, or at Ayung Riverside Spa Centre with private sauna room, steam room, and Jacuzzi. Laundry, dry cleaning and car rental services are available. The famous Swept Away Restaurant offers Special Romantic Hundred Candle Light Dinner where the guests can enjoy a truly unique dining experience with the sound of natures by the Ayung River. Chef de Cuisine, I Nyoman Wiratma has emulated his successful style with more than 10-year experience in fine dining, serving an array of modern and eclectic dishes with maintaining a strong focus on local produce and authentic flavours will pamper you. The Samaya Ubud is 1-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The hotel provides Airport Transfer at an additional fee. ... more less
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