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The Samara
Ranked #28 of 193 Hotels in Ubud
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Halmstad, Sweden
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75 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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“A perfect stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

I cannot recommend the Samara enough! It is beautifully located in the rice paddies but still very close to town. It is a nice little walk, but if you like they offer free transportation. They give you a cell phone to use for local calls and to contact them. The breakfast is fantastic, but best of all is the unbelievably friendly staff. I had a transfer that failed when I was leaving which was arranged by someone else. However, the staff at the Samara solved the problem in the very best way. A truly great place!

Room Tip: I had #6 which had great views!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Location is really neat - just outside the city in more rural area (transport to/from the city center is included in the rate). Rooms are spotless, nice LCD tv with a ton of channels, decent wifi, refrigerator, hair dryer, and extremely comfortable bed. Pool is really nice and breakfast was spectacular. Many options and a full menu to choose from. We arranged transportation to/from Ubud through the hotel and the car was very spacious and comfortable, excellent driver and very reasonable rate. Everyone we interacted with from the hotel was sooo nice, friendly and helpful. Our visit was a stop on our honeymoon and the resort really made an effort to make it special for us.

We would go back!

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Beautiful location, situated among rice fields yet is still close to the town (the hotel arranges a free scooter shuttle to take you to the town).
Staff were attentive, friendly and are eager to fulfill any requests. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Highly recommended for a stay in Ubud.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Second time that my husband and I have stayed at the samara and it was just as we remembered it. Sarounded by rice field on either side of the villas the view, is very picturesque's. Nearly 100% of the staff were the same as when we first visited over a year and a half ago. It's a great get away and ill always return.

Room Tip: Room 2 and 3 are in front of the pool. Villa 4 and 5 are at the end and even a little more quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

My girlfriend and I have just returned from a 4 day stay at the Samara. In addition to the fantastic setting, design and facilities of the hotel, it was the staff that made our stay so worthwhile. We had an incident whereby we used the hotel's dry cleaning service and an item came back damaged. Samara staff made every effort to repair the item, and when this was not possible, offered to deduct the value of the item from our overall bill. I thought this situation was handled excellently.

Having visited lots of hotels in SE Asia, I can recommend Samara as excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Rooms 5 and 6 directly face the rice fields (although all rooms are well situated), but wifi is spot...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Stayed here last August with my husband. We were on a 30th Wedding Anniversary holiday to Asia/Australia. Can truthfully say our stay here was the highlight of the entire trip. It was so good, we stayed initially 5 nights and after our visit to Australia returned for a further 3 nights before returning to Ireland. Everything from the very caring staff to the exceptional comfort of our villa was the best we have experienced. The owners Stefan & Yudi were the most hospitable of hosts and even marked our anniversary with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. We would both return in a heartbeat. Hopefully, in the not too distant future.

Room Tip: All rooms are fantastic, but room 5 & 6 are possibly the best located.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Abuja, Nigeria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We came looking for a peaceful and relaxing retreat and this is what we found - far enough from the crowds but not too far for an evening walk for dinner. The bungalows are simple, clean and well designed - equally relaxing inside or outside on the terrace. In the morning we relaxed watching the fields next door being prepared for planting. The staff is professional and friendly - responding to questions and providing great suggestions for walks and other places to go. It was 10 days well-spent!!! Thinking of coming back next year. Thanks - terry & JP

Room Tip: The last bungalow - 6 is the quietest
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Samara
Address: Jalan Kajeng, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #28 of 193 Hotels in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Samara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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