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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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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 2 weeks ago

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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Denpasar
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43 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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47 helpful votes 47 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
54 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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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 

delhi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I read about Heston Blumenthal's visit to Como Shambhala before I decided on visiting the property. It took me 15 hours and several hours of layover time to reach the lush, verdant jungle of Ubud. This was my second trip to Bali so I was pretty familiar with the area. My husband and I were privileged guests at the Como... More 

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

Dear Jia S, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate! Thank you so much for taking the time to write the review. It has reminded us to drop another thank you note to Mr. Heston for his amazing story. It has aspired other to experiencing the Estate. Thank you so much for dubbed us as “Best Wellness Sanctuary in the World”.... More 

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