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Soulshine Bali
Ranked #80 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago area
1 review
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“Best week ever”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

Our time at Soulshine was reinvigorating, almost transformative. I can't imagine a more beautiful place - it's like a slice if Eden. Everywhere you turn there was a new scene of lush beauty. And the staff was so great, you can't help being happy just being there. The trip into Ubud is quick and cheap but going back to Soulshine was like going back to an oasis, removed from the entertaining bustle of Ubud. Walking down the long path from the road along the gurgling stream, passing by local fishermen, a local batik artist's workshop and small tiered rice field and finally passing through the two yellow flags marking the beginning of Soulshine was like coming home to a place I didn't know I was missing. Go. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

This place is fantastic - I can't say enough how beautiful and peaceful it is there. The grounds are stunning, and cozy without feeling cramped. The pool ... well, I didn't want to get out, ever. They custom make each of your meals, right in front of you, and you feel very at home. The staff was incredibly friendly - we are definitely going back!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

I stayed here with a friend independently (i.e. not part of a retreat) and we basically had the place to ourselves. It is such a beautifully serene environment, and the staff are so friendly that you feel like you're being welcomed into someone's home. Despite there being hardly anyone there while we stayed, they still had full staff - the main house was fully opened up and the cafe was open all day for us.
Both Wayan and Agung were incredibly accommodating, helping us make plans and changes.
The food in the cafe is incredible, especially the included breakfast which is HUGE! Great to set you up for a day of exploring/hiking/cycling/yoga or whatever other activity takes your fancy in Ubud.
This place is a little out of town and it costs 50,000Rp (around $5) to be driven each way into town or you can hire a scooter for the day for a little less. We didn't go into town too often, preferring the serenity of the little oasis that is soulshine (and working on our tans around the pool).
I would definitely recommend staying here if you want some peace and don't mind being a little away from the action. I look forward to visiting again one day, perhaps as part of a retreat, when I imagine the place would be buzzing with happiness.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

My first introduction to Indonesia could not have been more sublime. As a yoga retreat center, we were surrounded by the most beautiful nature could offer. The staff of soulshine is warm and gracious human beings. Wayan is a fun, accommodating gentleman, who helped us with our activities agenda. And if he didn't know the answer immediately, he would have one for us.

We were treated to breakfast with our yoga package of gorgeous fruits and other yummy delectables every morning. The ladies who worked the kitchen made it difficult for us to leave the retreat for dinner. We would order from the kitchen in the evenings for dinner most of the nights. And as much as I ate, you would think I should have gained more weight...but instead became leaner by the end of the retreat, partly due to the yoga and I'm convinced due to the freshness and preparation of the meals.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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Topanga, California
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Reviewed 18 November 2012

My husband and I stayed at Soulshine and can't say enough good things about it. Fantastic friendly service and the best food we had in Bali! The rooms are comfortable, and the pool and lounge/restaurant areas are lovely with views over the neighboring rice fields. Very peaceful after the hustle and bustle of Ubud. There is a beautiful roof-top yoga studio with a 360 degree view of the gorgeous area. The staff is very helpful and takes care of everything for you. Feels like a home away from home (with better food!).

Room Tip: The sunset suite is beautiful and private.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bennington, Vermont
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Reviewed 16 November 2012

Soulshine Bali was the ideal location for a yoga retreat! The staff was gracious and always greeted us with the most beautiful, genuine smiles. The Yoga studio was like being in heaven, perched on the third floor overlooking terraced rice patties. The grounds are stunning. The food was divine! Coordination for the retreat was smooth and easy. The staff met our groups needs with grace. Planning group excursions was easy, which as the group leader took a huge weight off of my shoulders. Every expectation was exceeded! I look forward to going back to Soulshine in the near future, it was truly a magical experience.

Room Tip: The rooms in the main building are larger with beautiful views. The sunset room is divine!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Toledo
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

I had the best stay ever. The service was beyond excellent, everyone is so friendly. Just the right amount of peace and quite. The yoga studio was perfect. This was my first yoga retreat; yoga first thing in the am and then a great buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Soulshine Bali

Property: Soulshine Bali
Address: Jl. Ambarawati, Mas, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soulshine Bali, a villa and retreat oasis located just 5 minutes south of Ubud centre. Surrounded by breathtaking views of ancient rice terraces, we invite you to get lost in the magic of Bali. ... more   less 
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