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“Treated like family....loved the hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Amed Beach Resort

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Amed Beach Resort
Ranked #13 of 54 Karangasem B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary
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“Treated like family....loved the hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

Pros: Atmosphere, decor, staff, food. Romantic...
Cons: Location - far from most activities but for a few days a perfect getaway!

I have to admit when we first crossed this large black sand lot with a small pig stye where we stopped that we perhaps were in the wrong place.
Wrong - I went ahead of my husband to make sure it wasn't a mistake when suddenly three young men come around the corner to greet us. They immediately take our luggage as we followed them around the corner and what do we see? Paradise!
This lovely little boutique hotel has just 5 rooms, a restaurant, pool and meticulous landscaping all facing the ocean! What a surprise and FYI it looks just like the pictures that other reviewers have submitted.
Only 3 years old the rooms are beautiful with petals on the 4 poster canopy bed, very modern river rock bathrooms with rain shower heads and plenty of hot water. A nice seating area outside that looks over the pool and ocean beyond.
What really makes it special are the young men that run the hotel - they are very friendly and literally treat you as family. Pejor invited us to his home to meet his lovely wife Wayan and their little boy Augus. We were so touched to be invited over. The other family members were also helpful. We needed a bracelet repaired and one of the staff personally took us to a silver smith who fixed it on the spot and charged us next to nothing.
Breakfast was included and the banana pancake was perfect and delicious. We only stayed three night so we decided to eat at their restaurant all three times. The food was exceptional and prepared by an Uncle whose name we never did get - but made sure to thank him for his great cooking.
We were there late Jan. so the weather was not on our side - ocean too rough to swim and several heavy rainshowers. It would be amazing to visit when the water was calm and weather less unsettled!
Thanks everyone at Amed Beach Resort - this review is long over due.
Audrey and Lyn

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

The hotel and rooms were in a decent condition, apart from a cockroach in the bathroom. It has a nice swimming pool and is on the quiet side of beach. However, it is far from the main snorkelling and diving spots. Walking isn't the easiest and it's pretty difficult to get around without a scooter from here. The hotel restaurant was really good. The hotel offered decent value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We enjoyed three nights at the Amed Beach Resort. It is a cosy (five room) hotel right on the beach in Amed. We found it online and had no idea what to expect but from the moment they picked us up at the ferry in Padang Bai to when they dropped us off in Lovina, we had nothing but great hospitality and lots of smiles! Thank you to Nick, Eddie, Pijar and Wayan. We are travelling with our two children and they could not have been kinder. They were on time for pick ups and everything was as promised. When our son had a headache, they even went out and got him medicine! The meals were great and we even special ordered a whole tuna one night as a family meal and it was delicious:) We swam several times a day in the pool, had massages onsite, watched local kids playing on the beach and enjoyed hours of tours and driving from Wayan and Nick. Our final day took us through mountains, landslides and when we changed our plans they had no problem taking us to a new destination and making sure we were set up in a hotel and ready to go. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Great experience.

Room Tip: All rooms great- pool view. We had a double, twin and extra mattress. Perfect for a family of four!!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Las Vegas, NV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Amed beach resort is fantastic! It would recommend this place to any one. Fist impressions were great, we were greeted by Eddie. The room was excellent, a four poster bed with canopy and an outdoor bathroom. The restaurant was the best... make sure you always ask for the "special". But most of all the staff, or should I say our friends were fantastic they made our trip! My partner and I stayed for 6 nights and we wish it was longer. Amed is laid back which was perfect. You can hire a scooter and ride the Amed beach strip or wander along the beach to some fantastic snorkeling spots. Everyone in Amed is lovely. My review wont do justice as to how great this place is. A massive thank-you to Nick, Eddie, Komang, Wayan and everyone that made our stay unforgettable. We will be back!!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yverdon-les-Bains
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We spent three nights in Amed beach Resort in October 2013. The location of the hotel is perfect, just on the beach. The swimmingpool is quite big and clean. The rooms are wide and offer a very nice view on the sea and on the volcano.

The hotel has only 5 rooms, the personal is thus really helpful and very friendly. We enjoyed a lot to go to a balinese ceremony in their family temple. They also offered us to go fishing with a local fisherman one morning. This experience was unforgettable. You can rent snorkeling equipement at the hotel with a nice snorkeling spot just by 10 min walk on the beach. I know that you can also rent scooter at the front desk.

The restaurant is good with a mix of Balinese and International food. They're making perfectly the fish of the day (mackerel or barracuda for example). You can easily order at any time. It's also possible to order drinks at the pool!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We loved it here. It's quiet and small and the staff are very friendly. We enjoyed our time with the staff and their family and friends so much, we extended our stay so that we could go to the local bar - Pacha Bar to listen to a Reggae band with them. Nick, the manager, also took us on a very enjoyable day tour of sites in the area and was a great driver and guide. During our stay, I was awaiting news from home on how my mother's surgery went, which meant we had to stay up very late at the restaurant (to use WiFi). Not only did the staff continue to serve us plenty of Bintangs long after their usual closing time, they also kept us company, along with some of their friends and then asked how my mother was doing numerous times in the following days with genuine concern. Nick told us early on that their motto is to treat guests like family and it is definitely true. This is not a place where the employees act stuffy and ultra-professional, it is place where they will likely grab a seat at your table to chat with you when you've finished eating and their work is done. They'll joke with you (especially "Eddy Murphy" whose cheeky humour is very entertaining), explain Balinese culture to you and simply enjoy getting to know you, if you invite them. However, they are also respectful of people's privacy so, if you don't invite them to chat, they will leave you alone.
The area of Amed is a group of small fishing villages along the coast and the residents are usually up before dawn and asleep in the early evening so don't expect nightlife. The exception is Pacha Bar which brings in live music 2x a week on Tues and Fri only. This is a casual and fun night out for tourists and locals alike. There is good snorkelling off the beach in Jemeluk Bay which is about a 1km walk along the beach from the hotel - a black sand (very hot) and more rocky than sandy. Reef shoes would be a good idea here. Snorkel trips and dives are easily arranged with locals and dive shops and the reports we heard from those that tried them, loved them.
The room we had was traditional Balinese in decor and design. It was good-sized with a double bed, mosquito net, air conditioning and partially open-air bathroom with hot water shower. We were on the second floor with a nice sized wrap around balcony, which afforded us beautiful views of the sunrise in the morning and the fishing boats throughout the day. The hotel has a pool with a shallow area for children and sunbeds with umbrellas. The hotel is right on the rocky black sand beach and can be a bit confusing to get to because the parking area is behind the wall of resort and the signs are small but, in these villages, everyone knows each other so any local can point the way. Hopefully, in time, the entrance and signage will be improved as they're making improvements all the time. Their walk-in rate is a bit steep but cheaper prices can be found on booking sites and there's more room to negotiate during slow season.
Food in the restaurant was very good with a nice included breakfast everyday. Most importantly, the beer was nice and cold! One evening while we were there, the village children performed traditional dances for us which was lovely and often the staff practiced traditional instruments throughout the day, offering to teach guests who were interested.
Overall, we would recommend this hotel to people looking for a break from the touristy areas and a chance to see how rural Balinese live. We will visit again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2013

Very nice and small hotel (4 rooms) directly on the beach. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly.
Bed isn't that good. the matress is waaay too soft. Breakfast was very good even tho I had to pay extra to have omlett and pancake at the same time. But well hotel wasn't that expensive so its fine.
Would come again

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Amed Beach Resort
Address: Amed Beach, Purwa Kerthi, Karangasem 80852, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #13 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Karangasem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Amed Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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