Amanresorts is a hotel chain that I have wanted for a long time. I first confused to choose which Amans I choose, because every Amans seems fine, unique, etc... but after make some research I finally decided that my first Aman experience is: Amankila. Then, I waited until a special time to stay here for one nights or two...
Prior to my arrival, I make some email that contains my questions about Amankila service, package, etc they reply quickly (not more than 1 day) and full of information that I need. But, one week before my arrival, I sent a email again, to confirmed my pick up time, but they never reply my email. So, 3 days before my arrival, I must make a call to the hotel. When I ask why you don't reply my email, he reasoned that his network was disrupted. 7/10
Amankila staff pick up us in a hotel in Nusa Dua area. I want them to pick me up at 10.30 am, the car arrive at 10.30 am sharp, the car was a Toyota Innova MPV. Amankila use only Toyota Innova as their pick up fleet, so you cannot request more posh car. Journey to the Amankila takes about 90 minutes, the driver (the only man who picked me up) who pick-up me is nice person.Because the journey takes a little bit long, they provide reading materials, like magazines, Amanresorts and Amankila information. They also provide many varities of cold drinks and snacks. Finally we arrive at Amankila, when we arrive, about 3 persons greeted us (we don't see the GM, Claudia), no check in formalities here, as they just ask my passport. After some chit chat, the butler escorted us to the villa. When we arrive in the villa, my bag is already in the my villa. The butler also explained us about the Villa facilities, and Villa conditions. The exotic welcome drinks was also served in here. 8/10
Our villa was located near the lobby. In my email, I asked that I want a Villa near the lobby area, because Amankila’s location is a little bit hilly. I do not want to be too tired, so I chose a villa near the lobby. The Villa itself although in good condition, but I think it was quite old. The sounds from old air conditioner was also loud enough. All Villa here also don’t have a television set, so you must call the butler if you want a television set installed to your room (takes about 10 minutes). All Amankila villa have a same layout, and large enough. In my opinion, the Villa here is also lack of privacy. 8/10
Just try their FB when breakfast. Their breakfast was no buffet style, you can choose from a menu. My Breakfast experience here was less enjoyed, because less variation, it seems less delicious, and the presentation is quite long. The view was great as breakfast area is located near the legendary three tiered pool. 6/10
Main Pool here is a legendary three tiered pool. You can see the beautiful Manggis coastline here when you take a dip in pool or relaxing at their cabana or beach chair. Sometimes their staff also give you surprise when you take a relax in your cabana. In my case, they call me by my name and give me a cold fresh ice. Nice Treats. The second pool are located near the beach club. You can reach the pool by walk 10 minutes or take a buggy. The pool is very quiet, much quieter than the first pool. The beach was less interesting, as the sand here is dark and oily. All staff here are very friendly, kind, and informative. 8/10
All staff here have a great attitude, I think they love their job, so they can satisfy us as a guest. In fact, they do not regard us as guests, but as an old friend. They all also already know our favorite magazine, drinks, etc, even though we only spoke to one person, they also call you by your name. 10/10
Amankila is located in east coast of Bali, in Karangasem regency, facing Lombok island. In my opinion the area close to Amankila have a unique atmosphere, very different, more rural and serene than area which close from DPS Airport. Amankila itself is in a back out the small mountain, called “Indra” and “Kila”, so the view from the top of the resort area is abolutely breathtaking (see my picture). 9/10
This is the explanation of main advantage of Amankila compare to others Uber Luxury Resort in Bali which I tried before, like Alila Villas Uluwatu and St.Regis Bali. Amankila have a free half day activities if you stay in Amankila, the others don’t. Amankila don’t have a exact check out time, they never ask me when we want check out, they just ask my flight time when check in. In my case, my flight back to Singapore was at 9.45 pm. One day before my departure, in a unformal chit chat, the butler tell me that tomorrow you can relax and have a dinner before we drive you to the airport. It means we can check out very late, even I never ask about a late check out – It simply like going from our home not from hotel – they regards us as a family not guest. Alila Villas Uluwatu and St.Regis Bali even don’t do this. 10/10
This is my first Aman experience. It not that perfect, but Yes, I’m very satisfied about this property. Like Amanjunkies, I don’t want to wait too long to experience other Aman property, don’t wait until my special time, because stay in one of Amanresorts is like back to your home…
Recommended: Yes, one of my favourite resort in Bali (the others is Alila Villa Uluwatu, same owner with Amankila, but different management).
Return To Sleep: Yes, but I want to try Amano’i / Amanfayun first.
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- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila (peaceful hill), a secluded seaside resort overlooking the Lombok Strait. Spacious stilted villas offer exceptional views from their hillside locations amongst frangipani and bougainvillea, and are connected to the resort's facilities by raised walkways. Guests can relax around the signature three-tiered pool or at the Beach Club on Amankila's beach. Amankila also offers easy access to untouched rural countryside, local crafts and the region's royal past. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amankila Hotel Manggis
- Amankila Hotel Karangasem
- Amankila Manggis, Bali