Villa Shambala was everything we hoped for and more! The villa is stunning with a mix of traditional Balinese decor and modern amenities with living areas surrounding the huge central pool, a fantastic meeting area for our family. It was an absolute haven to come home to each day, immediately relaxing when you wander into the enclosure and enjoy the luxurious surroundings (and in-house massages and facials!)
As much the villa was beautiful, our stay was made even better by the wonderful staff, all of whom quietly go about their duties but make you feel so special. We would like to make a special mention of our great butlers, Aju and Jack who were both sensational, Aju's warmth and personality made sure we had everything we needed and Jack made the best cocktails! Nothing was too much trouble and their courteous and professional service made our stay at the Villa absolutely PERFECT!
We celebrated my 60th birthday with a BBQ dinner at the Villa, all the staff went to so much trouble to make this a very special event. We enjoyed breakfasts, lunches and dinners prepared by the chef which were all fantastic. I will never forget this holiday and is probably the best ever. Everyone loved this villa and hopefully we can come back one day! Highly recommend, you wont be sorry!
My first impression of Shambala was Wow. We arranged friends and family to come to Shambala for my 60th birthday. The staff made our time here very special and catered to our every need no matter how small.On the special day we had a special dinner in the villa that we prepared by world renown chef Ryan Clift based on the menu from Grow, his local restaurant, featuring all local produce. It was a one of the best meals I ever had and was supported by the staff's attention to detail on that night. In fact the whole week will be one I never forget.
The tropical grounds were a haven from the real world. I wish I could stay for another month. Thank you to Ministry of Villas and the staff at Shambala for making my 60th birthday so special.
Perfectly situated in the heart of Seminyak, the more stylish part of Bali, Villa Shambala was perfect for travelling as a family of 6 for two weeks with 3 teenagers who had their own bedrooms and bathrooms up one end of the 19m pool and a littly up the other in the main house who felt like a true princess in the garden suite. All staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive without crowding our space. You really don’t know they are there until they suddenly appear offering a fresh towel or a cold drink. Menu selections were varied and delicious. The convenience of booking massages in the poolside spa room (although more expensive than the $6 ones down the street that our sons went to) were well worth it and having a private yoga instructor attend each morning were the icing on the cake. Villa Shambala is a stunning oasis that we truly enjoyed hanging out in, and returning home to after a day of shopping or dining which we would highly recommend to others who expect only the best and most luxurious of accommodation and service.
My family celebrated Christmas (and my birthday) at the villa and the amazing staff went above & beyond to ensure we had a wonderful stay.
The chef, Katut, created delicious feasts for us - no request too difficult. Normally restaurant people, we opted to stay at home more often than not. We had some vegan guests well catered to.
Our butlers, Abu & Dewa, were fabulous, ensuring we organised, anticipated our needs and always ensuring drinks in hand. Decorated my bedroom for my birthday as a surprise with a fresh flower mural.
We went to a larger modern villa for 2nd part of holiday to accommodate more guests (Villa Anam) and were sorely disappointed in comparison.
Villa is older style, but it meant the gardens were more luscious and ebstablished. Gorgeous pool, private & quiet location - less than 10 min walk to heart of Seminyak if you didn't use supplied scooters (another bonus).
Shower pressure (for the master bed at least) was non-existent.
Highly recommend due to the incredible staff.
Stayed here in December for a week with my family to celebrate my mum's 60th. Have got to say, this place exceeded expectations! Staff are fun, very friendly and accomodating; always bringing us drinks as we floated around in the massive pool. They even make cocktails by request if you have the alcohol required. Butler, Jack makes a fantastic espresso martini. The rooms were clean and well presented. We had dinner at the villa a few nights and the food was fantastic! Our chef, Katut did a delicious BBQ for us one night and the staff decorated the villa with traditional decorations. We were also treated to our own cooking class which was absolutely delicious. I also have to note that butler, Ayu is a champion! Always ensuring we were comfortable and catering to all requests - taxis, drinks, dinner reservations, ironing - you name it! Would definitely recommend this place. You won't be disappointed and you won't want to leave the villa!
Stayed at this amazing villa that you have to see to believe. Took my family of 12 to celebrate my 6oth birthday. Staff were so attentive with our every need including any ironing we needed doing, gin and tonics at our beck and call.... We could have just stayed in the villa and not ventured out. However we were so close to Ku deTa and a walk along the beach to La Lucciola ( my 60th birthday dinner party venue) and Potato Head. A must visit to Seminyak visitors. Only problem was that 7 of our group contracted Bali Belly on our 2nd day at the villa after not venturing from it so the chef had obviously neglected something...perhaps washing the salad. However the food was spectacular. The Bali Belly was so bad we needed a doctor with injections ($270 each) Great doctor though. And unfortunately it put a real dampner on our trip as it took awhile for people to recover.
Aside from that we loved the way the staff loved our children ( 10,6 and 5 months) and looked after them during everyone’s recovery. Also blown away after we got back from my birthday dinner at La Lucciola ( amazing food) with my bed adorned with a huge happy birthday flower garland. They really tried to make our stay perfect. A spectacular way to celebrate my 60th birthday. Just avoid Bali Belly!
The villa is tastefully decorated, with personalized surprises wherever you eye rests. The relaxing furniture, beautifully manicured garden, made for a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of the Seminyak lanes. The friendly and professional staff always ready to serve. We never ate out as the kitchen chef and his staff made us amazing menus every day. Only negatives were the beach although within walking distance is unclean to swim in, and the area around the villa is very busy and contested.