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“A relaxing place to stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Jalan Segara, Pantai Tejakula, Desa Tejakula, Singaraja | Bali, Tejakula, Bali 81173, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Tejakula
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A relaxing place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

My family and I had a really relaxing stay for 5 days at Cili Emas. The room (large family bungalow) was beautifully designed and appointed and very comfortable. With three bedrooms my kids had a room each which they loved. The food was excellent with a mix of Balinese and international dishes served in a communal setting. We met lots of lovely people in this way which is always fun. The owners (Nicole and Jurgen) and the staff were always very helpful with any requests we had. The village of Tejakula was lovely and friendly too so we spent time wandering around watching the fishermen, their families and others go about their daily lives. We also visited Singaraja, a bustling market town, some temples Amed for snorkelling and the waterfall located close to Tejakula. All were great fun and easily organised by the staff at Cili Emas or in town. We had lots of fun here and we hope to visit again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I have been there last august 2012 with my boyfriend. We spent 3 incredible days in Cili emas.
Cili emas its a really hidden gem in the north of BALI.
We had a cozy room super clean and tidy.We had a good and professional massage.We had 3 lovely dinners and 3 superb breakfast - the best we had in the whole 3 weeks Indonesian's trip - though were mainly not local food.
The stuff is friendly and a good remark is for the driver who drove us up to the resort. An extremely friendly and pleasant person that made our "long" journey a sweet one.
If you are in Bali - Cili Emas is a must - it is the place where to go to discover the real BALI and to rest and find peace.

Room Tip: For breakfast - Do not forget to ask for BANANA PANCAKES - Rent a scooter to move around - the tra...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ubud, Bali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Cili Emas is beautiful and the food is incredible (although not Indonesian). It is extremely quiet and remote and a walk into the local village shows Real Bali. There are two lovely dogs Terry and Elvis and some friendly ginger cats. There are very strict rules such as no running in the garden, no jumping in the pool and no ball games. I wish I had known this before I booked. We felt very uncomfortable and felt the other (mainly German) guests were unhappy with our children so it was not at all relaxing. We cut our visit short and are now in Amed where are kids can be kids. But for people looking for a quiet holiday with wonderful food and mainly German company in a stunning part of Bali, Cili Emas would be perfect.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

If you want something simple but stylish with a lovely atmosphere this is the right spot. It is out of the way but for us that made it all the more appealing. The owners are lovely and interesting to talk too they bring their diverse talents in design, cooking, building, yoga etc... to create a fantastic resort. Although ideal for couples we found that the owners and staff were fantastic with our children and the group dinners were very enjoyable. I would highly recommend this resort if you are looking for something unique and special without you feeling uncomfortable about the level of luxury you are enjoying.

Room Tip: Go for the traditional huts at the back.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Good place to relax.
Best massage ever, great food in the evening.
And we did enjoy there brand new bikes, thanks for that.
Its great to have your own bikes in Bali. But do not forget 80Km takes 3 hours.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

My husband and I have recently returned from a 5 night stay at Cili Emas. Our holiday started well with our driver waiting at the airport with bottles of water for us in hand, ready for the 3 ½ hour drive to the resort.

Once you get out of the Kuta chaos, the drive to Cili Emas goes relatively quickly, with lots to see on the way. At the resort, we were greeted by Nyoman (Manager and cook) and given the run down on our room and the meals.

Our room was small and basic but we were located at the front of the resort which was wonderful. We spent a lot of our time sitting on the verandah, listening to the waves crashing on the beach only 50m away. Meeting the kids on the beach in the afternoon was also a highlight.

The pool area and massage pavilion are beautifully presented and very relaxing. I had 3 massages whilst there, my husband had two.

We hired the kayaks one morning and paddled up the coast. This was a great experience especially first thing in the morning before the wind picks up. We also did the sunrise boat trip with a local fisherman. From the ocean, you can see the full extent of the rugged terrain behind Cili Emas. An amazing view to be seen.
We visited the salt production area on the beach north of Cili Emas (about a 15 min walk) and even walked up to the early morning market one day to have a look.

The staff at Cili Emas are wonderful, especially Nyoman and the kitchen staff. My husband and I are not vegetarians, but the food was so tasty and plentiful, we didn’t miss meat at all.

The communal dining has its pros and cons. At times we did struggle as four out of the five nights we were there, we were the only non-German speaking guests. If you are on the quiet side, you might need to put yourself out there if find yourself in the same situation as us. We did however meet some wonderful people and made friends that we will stay in contact with. We made the most of the experience and came away feeling very positive.

This was my 12th visit to Bali and my husbands 8th but our first to Tejakula and we will definitely go back.
If you still love Bali but had enough of the touristy areas, then this part of the island is worth a look. Tejakula is a quiet town. After three walks through the town, at no point were we asked if we wanted to buy something. Bliss!!!.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper, you may want to bring ear plugs as the animal noises at night might keep...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I discovered this property on tripadvisor as did all the other guests at Cili Emas. We stayed 3 nights and just loved our time at this amazing property. Right on black soil beach - stunning scenery, great food, competant staff, beautiful pool, massage, cooking classes, yoga. Not a tourist area at all. I really enjoyed just getting there - so scenic and interesting. I liked eating with the other guests who became our friends. Worth an early morning walk to the local markets - the villagers are not used to seeing tourists wandering around so I felt like a bit of a novelty but I enjoyed the experience. We will be back!

Room Tip: in the afternoon all the locals, children have a swim at the beach - join in! the children loved int...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Segara, Pantai Tejakula, Desa Tejakula, Singaraja | Bali, Tejakula, Bali 81173, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Tejakula
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Tejakula
#1 Family Hotel in Tejakula
#2 Romantic Hotel in Tejakula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bali, the Island of the gods. Spend your holiday in our Resort which is in the middle of a tropical paradise on the untouched North Bali coast. Enjoy your individual dream vacation for your body, mind and well-being in Cili Emas Oceanside Resort. In our Resort you can spend your holiday, enjoy massage and wellness treatments, experience relaxation and regeneration, book a seminar or offer a seminar yourself. The Cili Emas Oceanside Resort is located in a small fishermen´s village on the authentic North coast of Bali, directly on the beach of the Indian Ocean, in the middle of endless coconut groves, surrounded by green chains of mountains and lush vegetation.Almost all of our bungalows, with ocean view and a small private patio, offer you privacy in the middle of an exotic garden. Our nice swimming pool, Spa-Area, sea, as well as our restaurant and pavillion offer you varied surroundings and wellness opportunities. ... more   less 
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Cili Emas Oceanside Resort Bali/Tejakula

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