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The Samaya Bali Seminyak
Ranked #4 of 145 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
London
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40 reviews
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“Absolutely loved the Samaya”
Reviewed 4 September 2011

We stayed at the Samaya for 5 nights during our honeymoon in Bali and absolutely loved it. We stayed in a one bedroom Royal Courtyard villa. The villa was huge, the big bed very comfortable, and having such a great sized private pool was a real treat. When you didn't want to sit by the pool in your room, there was never a shortage of sunbeds elsewhere, our favourite being the decking overlooking the beach. There you were treated to cold water, cool flannels, facial spritzes, fruit cocktail etc.

The service at the Samaya was always fantastic, the staff couldn't do enough for you. If you wanted breakfast in the gazebo by your pool it arrived very quickly and just as hot as it did in Breeze. One evening I sent by husband towards one of the bars for some ice - he was intercepted en route and sent back, with the ice arriving a few minutes later! The little treats in the room every night are great as well.

We were very impressed with the food at the hotel. Breakfasts were really, really good. We only had lunch once because we were too full from breakfast, but the lunch we did have, a wagyu burger, was yum! For dinner, the Indonesian restaurant was lovely and Breeze was probably the best meal we had in Seminyak. For other dinners, we went to La Lucciola which was also really good, Chandi which was less so and a great and very good value Japanese called Ryoshi. We also went for a great cocktail at Ku De Ta at sunset (similar in price to the cocktails at Breeze but a little bit better we thought).

Don't hesitate to book at the Samaya, we would go back tomorrow if we could!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul,Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2011

The best location in Seminyak area , walking distance to good restaurants in Oberoi street and beach clubs like Kudeta and Potato club or night clubs like Hu'u bar and Living Room , well designed comfortable villas , good and friendly staff , need to work on their menu for both in room dining and in their famous restaurant "Breeze",
Hopefully the renovation will finish soon , will always be my first choice in Bali.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Jakarta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Our whole experience at The Samaya has always been truly amazing! It starts with breakfast at Breeze facing the beach. Breakfast is always sumptuous and would last us all day! It's almost impossible to think of lunch. We love lounging by the chair afterwards - looking out to the beach, watching people play kite, and would then play with the waves which are only meters away (we rented boogie board this time). The staff are so friendly, pleasant, and will always give the extra efforts to serve us. Tea time is always enjoyable. The scones and sandwiches are delicious! The villa is always clean, because the staff will make sure to come and change towels, etc. There are always a little surprise in the room such as chocolates, cookies, and local fruits which are waiting on the table. The soda cans on the fridge are free. Oh, the whole premise is provided with wi-fi! Make use of the free ride around the Seminyak area.

Room Tip: The villas by the beach front or near are best!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2011

My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful honeymoon in Bali. The Samaya was the final hotel of our honeymoon and was without doubt the best hotel that we have ever stayed in. We were told this by a friend who stayed there last year also but had no idea how amazing it would prove to be. On arrival, we were felt so welcomed. The flower necklace is a lovely touch. We were brought to our villa by our lovely butler and provided with a lovely refreshing juice and a lovely happy honeymoon cake. Delicious. There were flowers in the shape of a heart outside the door and our bath was filled with petals. So thoughtful and made us feel so special. We were then served (amazing) after-noon tea in our villa. What a treat. We can't believe you also provide this for free. Your hotel is second to none for the little touches like this that make such a difference to the experience of the guests.
The villa was amazing, and the pool a lovely temperature. The other pools in the other hotels were FREEZING!
We ate at the Balinese restaurant and the Breeze. Both restaurants offered amazing food. The best we experienced in Bali. Also the service of your staff is second to none. The staff even referred to us by our names. What a nice touch. Another point that we were really impressed by was how happy your staff seem to be. This seems genuine. There is no agenda. We spoke to many staff who told us they loved working there. This made our experience even more enjoyable. They also seemed genuinely interested in how we were and what things we had planned without being annoying or pushy (like in our Ubud hotel).
I was amazed by the birthday treats I recieved. What a classy joint. We did not tell anyone it was my birthday (despite the manager Ray Clark attempting to give my husband all the credit) and I recieved a happy birthday cake and flowers. Amazing. Also, many staff came to personally wish me a happy birthday. What a lovely touch. Another one! We went to Ku de Ta for my birthday and both agreed that the Breeze's food was far superior and also such good value for money.
It was also a real pleasure meeting and talking to the manager Ray who is a very welcoming host and a real gentleman. He makes guests feel special so thank you for everything that you did for us. Thank you also for accomodating us with a late check out. This was such a relief and weight off our mind.
The last thing that really impressed us was the value for money. We stayed in the Samaya for the longest duration of all the hotels, ate there frequently, used the laundary services, had a massage, ordered drinks etc and were shocked to find it to be by far our lowest bill. Your hotel is fantastic value for money. You charged us £20 for the same amount of laundry that the our other hotel charged us £100 for! The fact that you fill up the contents of the villa fridge complimentary is also pretty amazing.
We stayed in the Royal Courtyard Villas which are beautiful, quiet and peaceful. Our villa was in a great location (312) as we walked out onto the restaurant and had a fantastic breakfast each morning. We were also beside the gym which is really well kitted out and nice and cool. We were disappointed by other hotel gyms in Bali which were limited and others which had none at all which is surprising for a Five Star resort. But the gym here was very good.
The Samaya have an incredible breakfast menu. We tried everything from breakfast burrito, to pancakes to croque monsieur (mmm) and were always delighted with our choice. The strawberry lassies were particularly amazing. We would then go down to the main hotel and lie on a lounger over looking the beach. The staff here constantly top you up with cooling ice water and chat with you about Bali. They have really friendly and knowledgeable life guards also. We would go for a run on the beach and when we returned would be met with an ice cold water to cool down. Amazing.
I also had the most incredible experience at the Spa there which is great value for money also. Daisy was my masseuse. So professional, skilled and friendly. I cannot praise this hotel highly enough. Thank you for a truly incredible experience. We will definitely be returning and recommending it to all our friends.

Room Tip: We think that 312 was the best located in the Royal Courtyard
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

The Samaya, Semanyak was by far the best holiday we have ever been on and we have been fortunate to have travelled to most countries around the world.
One major tip, be prepared to be pampered from morning to noon, whether you choose to remain in your villa or lounge by the pool, nothing is to much for the staff at The Semaya.
Oh, and second, dont make the mistake we did and stay-in and enjoy the fabulous food at The Semaya more (we ate out to much) - EXCELLENT food!!

Room Tip: The Villas in The Royal Gardens were superb
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2011

Yet again we returned to The Samaya, and yet again we were made to feel as if we were the only people who mattered to the entire team. It is such a very special and wonderful feeling these extremely helpful, smiling people impart. If we asked for the moon we are sure they would try to oblige! The current building works, within the luscious grounds, is well hidden and certainly doesn’t detract from the overall ambience. Cocktails and dinner at Breezes restaurant, as the sun sets, is truly breathtaking. We often asked ourselves why we kept venturing outside of ‘paradise’ because within a short period of time we found ourselves scampering back to our private villa to relax before once again meandering down for yet another yummy cocktail. Give The Samaya, a try. We guarantee it won’t disappoint. Roll on our next ‘Samaya fix’.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

This must rate as one of the best hotels anywhere. We cannot think of anything to complain about. There are great hotels around the world but the staff make this one of the best. Everyone is friendly, polite and nothing is to much trouble. Despite the ongoing building works there is no noise or disruption. We stayed in a royal garden villa with pool just amazing. Food and service excellent. Dining area is right on the beach so its perfect just watching the surf roll in. Sun seem to set just for this hotel. Its a short walk to Seminyak square for those who want to do some shopping.
We really cannot praise this hotel enough

Room Tip: clean spacious, comfortable beds. All you could want
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Samaya Bali Seminyak
Address: Jl. Laksmana | Seminyak Beach, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#6 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#9 Business Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Samaya Bali Seminyak 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samaya Seminyak has an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 5-star Luxury Boutique Seminyak property features massage and treatment rooms, body treatments, and facial treatments. Business amenities at this 5-star Luxury Boutique property include complimentary wireless Internet access and business services. Samaya Seminyak has an award winning restaurant Breeze and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. Transportation services at this property include a complimentary airport shuttle (available on request) and a complimentary area shuttle within 2000metres. The staff can arrange wedding services, dry cleaning/laundry services, currency exchange, and computer rentals. Additional amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and a garden. ... more   less 
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