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COMO Shambhala Estate

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Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod | Payangan, Ubud, Payangan, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to como shambala on our honeymoon for 5 days and what a stay it was! Everything was fantastic and I have tough standards! The property was beautiful, everything you could imagine bali would look like. The meals were amazing. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I saw the food was health oriented but trust... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From being greeted at the entrance to waved off in a taxi the place is amazing. You are assigned your own personal assistant for your stay, who cannot do enough for you. Service is exceptional, the surroundings are beautiful. We've had an amazing 5 nights. Something to improve. The wood decking and hand rails around our private pool needed restaining... More 

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear Sheardypants, Greetings from the “Honeymoon Paradise” in Banjar Begawan! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to write a balanced point of review in Trip Advisor. The team is grateful for your generous compliments on their initiative service and personal touches. Your compliments on the surrounding is also much appreciated. Our glow and Kudus restaurant... More 

San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Pros: - food - wow. amazing. large portions, wonderfully tasty. lots of options. healthy. simply fantastic - beautiful secluded location by the river - you can really relax - not as many mosquitoes as you might think - service was amazing - great attention to detail and personalized service - really feel like you are being taken care of personally... More 

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear Steve S, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate! We are happy to read on that you have immensely enjoyed many of our service points and particularly are glad that you made a special mention of our food. Our Kudus House and glow do serve the balance, nutrition and sophisticated tastes of Indonesian and our healthy COMO Shambhala cuisine but... More 

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47 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

WOW, still one of the best places on the island. We stayed in Wanakasa for Nyepi and we absolutely loved it. It is the perfect place to relax and reflect, Beautiful grounds, amazing facilities and fantastic service. Not cheap, but worth every penny. A big thanks to Paul and his team.

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear marcusag, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate! Thank you so much for taking the time to write an upbeat review on your stay with us especially over Nyepi period which is one of my most favourite days in Bali and very unique! Nothing makes us happier than to learn that you enjoyed your stay and sharing your kind comment... More 

Melbourne Victoria Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Some friends recommended Como Shambhala, but I was disappointed. In the past we've stayed at the Four Seasons which is very close by. Positives: + Wonderful food with a great range of options + Lots of choices of beautiful juices + Excellent service + Easy access to massage, yoga, meditation, and lots of other services Negatives: - Price given the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Looking for a health retreat this is it, we didn't plan for that but, still wonderful and healthy meals every day, so don't expect burgers on the menu! Beautiful setting and an amazing spa with endless treatments. The villa layout are interesting they are grouped into pods of 4 with different themes if there for a long trip worth asking... More 

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear JohnyDodge, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate! First of all, thank you so much for the lovely review. Coming from Senior Contributor certainly is not something that we take lightly. The first sentence of the review has reminded me of Jane Austin’s “Emma”. She wrote “Why not seize the pleasure at once? -- How often is happiness destroyed by... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Absolutely the best place to stay in ubud, especially if you're trying to escape all the noise and tourists in the kuta-seminyak area, this place is surely it! surrounded by lush green forests overlooking the river this little piece of heaven on earth was a gem. The moment we arrived we were greeted with world class hospitality by Paul (our... More 

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear spiliadi, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate! Thank you for your most generous and enthusiastic review of COMO Shambhala Estate. It was such a pleasure to receive such lovely compliments. I am delighted to know that you have enjoyed your stay with the Estate. We have passed your comment on food to our Food and Beverage team. Chef Amanda,... More 

Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Como Shambhala is arguably the best hotel in Ubud, if not in Bali. If you are passionate about hotels and resorts, it is one of the best kept secrets of Indonesia. Being a secret, I actually should not to spill the beans, but I just did as my stay was truly phenomenal. There is no better way to explore Ubud... More 

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear almondbreakfast, Warmest greetings from the land of thousand temples and Gods! Thank you so much for writing a very thorough and heartfelt review of your experience with us. The Estate team and I really appreciate this well thought and kind words. We really do love your description on our sky. It certainly has lots of different mood changes. Built... More 

DC, Beirut
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78 reviews 78 reviews
56 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is just stunning. An Oasis in the Jungle. It's so peaceful and tranquil. The grounds in overlooking the river are just stunning. If you are looking for a tranquil sanctuary, with amazing kind service, delicious healthy restaurants in an elegant setting then this is the place to go.

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear baci2003, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate! On behalf of the entire team at the Estate, we sincerely thank you for taking your time to share your experience and review to other traveler in TripAdvisor. It is an honour to receive such kind words from senior contributors such as you. The word “Shambhala” came from Sanskrit. It means “Sacred... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

8 nights of absolute bliss, can't express how fabulous my break here has been, the estate is so beautiful, immaculately kept, staff are all so warm and friendly & considerate, it's peaceful and private, a mix of interesting international guests, lots of individuals like me on their own just wanting some time out to unwind and rejuvenate. The Spa treatments... More 

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Paul L L, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this review

Dear Shelly B, Greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate, First of all, thank you so much for your kind reviews and your recommendation to future traveller. This is something that we, hoteliers, love to hear from our guests. The Estate prides themselves on helping individuals find a sense of peace through the continuous process of learning and rebalancing, aided by special... More 

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