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The Samara
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Booked direct with Yudi via email for 7 nights based on TA reviews. When we arrived (after being picked up at the airport by Ray), Yudi and Stefano greeted us and gave us an overview of Ubud and some recommendations. Yudi and Stefano are wonderful hosts and manage a very professional group of staff. As cars can't travel the last 400m to the Samara you need to walk or jump on the back of a scooter; we walked everywhere and didn't use a car for the duration of our stay (the Samara is very central to ubud and surrounds). The villas are clean, spacious and come complete with cable TV, fridge, safe, outdoor shower and wifi. There are only six villas in the complex; everyone introduced themselves and minged (which created a community like atmosphere of travellers). We had #5 which was perfectly situated opposite the lap pool. The Samara is located amongst rice fields, we really enjoyed hearing the ducks and roosters whilst we ate breakfast and seeing fire flies at night over a few G&T's. Seeing the farmers go about their daily routines tending to the rice made me realise just how hard they work. The restaurant on site is fantasic and offers good choice; we ate dinner on 2 occasions and found the food to be of a high standard and delicious; this was a real bonus and was like having your own personal chef. We look forward to visiting Yudi and Stefano's new restaurant in central Ubud when we return in January. I must give special mention to the staff; all are very professional and always willinging to assist (so friendly and personable) - they really helped to make our holiday special. Love John & Terri

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank bassbin
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

Stayed for a short 2 nights at Samara and was hosted by Yudi, the lovely manager/owner of this hotel, in June 2012. We picked the hotel for its small size, "boutique" feel, lush green surroundings and great location.

Overall service was very good, rooms are modern and well kept. Yudi provided good suggestions for places to eat and things to do.

The hospitality of the staff and Yudi made the impact to this delightful find in Ubud. We will stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Restlessboy
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

If you ever dreamt about staying in the middle of rice field, listening to birds chirping when you are awake but do not wish to stay in a kampung(village), The Samara is the best you can get.
Me and my newly wed wife stayed here for 3 nights. Before arriving, I've contacted Yudi for reservation for my honeymoon trip. When we arrived, we were arranged a corner room that has the best privacy in the resort. The good part doesn't end here, on the floor of the room, there are beautiful flowers arranged in a sweet message congratulating us on our honeymoon.
Although the resort is a bit of the main road, the resort will always glad to pick you/ drop off at the main road for free. Just give them a call and they will be there.
All in all, this is the best resort I've been to, and I will stay here again next time.

Room Tip: The WiFi signal is a bit weak at the last room.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JKLoke
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

An extremely clean and well run small complex consisting of about 6 villas in a secluded spot with views of paddy fields.
The staff are the most helpful I encountered.
Met the owners who were equally as charming and pleasant.
Excellent breakfast freshly prepared.
Great coffee!! Fresh juices and cocktails.
Coconuts fresh from the tree available on your walk into town which is a pleasant 10 minute slow walk through a quite road.
Great value and will be back!!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank ejp1968
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

I chose the Samara based on the reviews in TripAdvisor and it lived up to my expectation and more! The location, though a little secluded, is wonderful for a retreat and the views and surrounding landscape are just BEAUTIFUL! There are only 6 identical villas, a restaurant and a pool.. amenities are minimal but everything done in good taste. What's most endearing is the personalised service. The owners Stefano and Yudi make you feel more than welcome and would go extra mile to help. The room is of a nice size and new, with nice furniture. There's a semi outdoor shower though I wish there's also a bath! Having breakfast looking into the paddy fields just refreshes your day. It's a stone throw away from the best walks into the paddy fields.. where nature abounds! However, if one has mobility problem, this hotel would not be suitable as it is away from the main road so only reachable by foot or scooter. But for those with a sense of adventure and want a serene vacation, the Samara is THE perfect home away from home..a touch of luxury amidst nature.

Room Tip: Villa no. 6 has the best unobstructed view and also most privacy.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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