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Samanvaya

Br. Tabola, Sidemen, Bali 80846, Indonesia
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Sidemen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 3 nights and felt like never wanting to leave again! There's just such a relaxed and good energy at Samanvaya that you feel comfortable and at home to do what you want. The surrounding is stunning, the rooms are just perfect, clean, very comfie bed, stylish etc. But most of all the people there are just lovely... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Samanvaya last week with our kids aged 1 and 3. When we arrived we couldn;t believe how beautiful everything was: the view, the pool, the rooms...We stayed at the Champak room 2 (I think we were the neighoburs of the people who wrote the negative review below!), one of the larger rooms so that our... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you to you and your family for joining us and also for your glowing review of Samanvaya and our staff. We think they are the best and its great to have that endorsement about them from our guests as well! We also appreciate your comments about any disturbance from our project. We do try to keep this to a... More

Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Samanvaya for 2 nights and we defnitely loved our stay. We were the first guests at the "black rice" hut that was beautifully furnished (all bamboo!!) with a great view on the fields. Samanvaya is a small and pittoresque place with a very nice and petite cafe/ restaurant (price/ quality is high!). Owners and staff are very... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

We were lucky to have welcomed you as our first guests to our new Lumbungs and we are delighted you enjoyed them! Sidemen is developing as an alternative to the more developed areas of Bali. Our concept was not only to create somewhere special, but it was important to retain the natural surrounds of the rice terraces and offer an... More

Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We were very disappointed with our stay and the owner's response. Our room looked out onto a roof (not rice fields the web site portrays) as well as construction noise, not very relaxing. We were told the noise would stop in 30 minutes but the next day it moved to a different building (so there was still noise) and just... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Firstly, it does not help when within 20 minutes of arriving, a guest says that if they do not get a massive discount, they will write a bad review on trip advisor, some would call that BLACKMAIL but you insisting on staying! . On your arrival (18th May) your refusal to shake hands with our manager and your aggression did... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Having spent a week in the extreme heat of the Amed coast, our next 6 days (20 - 26 May) were to be spent at Samanvaya on the Sidemen Rice Terraces. When our driver turned inland from the Candidasa coastal road everything became lush, green and amazingly picturesque. After driving through Sidemen village, we arrived at Samanvaya to gentle breezes... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Its great when we get to show our staff such reviews, as their pride is evident that they have made their guests so happy to have been here as they care passionately about Samanvaya, as we the owners do. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to your return. More

Jakarta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were at Samanvaya early May for 3 days and enjoyed thoroughly our stay . Christine the owner is such a friendly and full of energy person ! all the staff is very diligent although discreet. They organised a scooter tour for the 4 of us . Even though I don't like to ride motorbikes but this "tour" with the... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

After your first visit many months ago for lunch, we were thrilled to have you return to stay at Samanvaya and are pleased that we made your stay so comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to write your review and for also recommending us to your friends when they were here in Bali. More

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I enjoyed one night at Samanvaya and thought it was a slice of paradise. Sadly we had limited time here but would love to return one day. Christine took amazing care of us even setting up a table for us down in the valley amongst the frogs and crickets. We dined al fresco with a live symphony... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Manager at Samanvaya, responded to this review

We will be waiting to welcome you back to Samanvaya with a full orchestra over dinner! Thank you so much for writing about your stay, it is always appreciated. More

Cayucos, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We recently stayed 2 nights and left wanting for more. We heard about this charming boutique hotel from someone we met on a bicycling tour and her comments were so glowing we decided to change our plans on book our final 2 nights in Bali at Samanvaya. We couldn't have been more pleased with our decision, it was one of... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

For us also, your stay was memorable, a pleasure to have such lovely guests. Thank you for coming to Samanvaya! More

Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!we spent 5 nights in samanvaya. The staff is very friendly and helpfull. Rooms very clean , nice furniture . Nice location in the ricefields. The chakramassage is super ! You are a different person after the massage. Keep smiling in Bali. A perfect... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Our thanks for taking the time to write about your visit to Sidemen and Samanvaya. When we read such reviews, its easly to keep smiling, especially in Bali! Thank you once again for taking the time to write about your experience. More

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Wow what can we say - from arrival to departure accommodation and food perfect in every way ! This was our first trip to Bali and Samanvaya was our first destination - what an introduction, we couldn't fault anything or anyone and such good value for money - this relatively new resort is an absolute credit to the owners Christine... More

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it is very much appreciated by all of our staff. It was a true pleasure to be able to share Samanvaya with you and we look forward to welcoming you back next April! More

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Address: Br. Tabola, Sidemen, Bali 80846, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Sidemen
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samanvaya, a small and intimate boutique resort, nestles perfectly on the sweeping rice terraces of the Sidemen Valley on the tropical island of Bali.The word Samanvaya comes from the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit and translated, means ‘Harmony’, a perfect interpretation of the resorts stunning location and ethos.Only one and a half hours from the international airport and half an hour from the coast, Sidemen represents the true Bali that most people still dream about, the Bali of years gone by. Here, a strong cultural identity and religious beliefs are retained and are reflected throughout the traditional Balinese communities of the Sidemen Valley.At Samanvaya, we would like to warmly welcome you as our guest and invite you to just relax and enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of our resort whilst embracing the natural beauty and simplicity of life in the Sidemen Valley. ... more   less 
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