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“Sooo relaxing!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cili Emas Oceanside Resort
Jalan Segara, Pantai Tejakula, Desa Tejakula, Singaraja | Bali, Tejakula, Bali 81173, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Tejakula
Melbourne, Australia
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“Sooo relaxing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We have just returned back to OZ after spending our last 4 days in Bali at Cili Emas. This was the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy the sun in a most comfortable place. The hosts and staff were extremely pleasant - great meals and villa, along with some friendly guests, made our stay a most memorable one! We would not hesitate in returning......

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We spent our first week in Bali at Cili Emas and the place is special through design, the way the staff worked together and also because eating together at the long table was a joy of sharing and hearing other perspectives on the day and the wide world.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

If all the touristy hype ... & buy buy buy puts you off going to Bali then Tejakula is the place to head. It's bliss!!!

We headed there at 6.30am from our accommodation in Legian to beat the traffic. It worked well. We ate our take away resort breakfast in the back of our taxi ... sharing all the pastry's with the driver - who happened to grow up in Tejakula, a spread out fishing village on the North Coast of Bali. He must have phoned ahead (on his mobile while driving a few times as they all do ;) as when we were rounding yet another windy corner on the mountains down to the coast he stopped and handed out a couple of pastry's ... to his family (how adorable) The view through this hilly region that takes about 1/2 an hour is stunning (but not for those who get car sick - sit in the front seat if that occurs)

We were fortunate to witness / photograph / video a whole school celebrating Bali independence day marching on the road with views of the once active ( 40 years ago ) volcano
They were decked out in different matching outfits swinging their arms in time, and went for at least 5km all up hill. A real highlight of our journey.

Greeted at 10.30am by the friendly staff at Cili Emas we were shown to our Bungalow at the back side of the resort - shared with one other bungalow. A fan, a really large very comfortable bed with a delightful mozzie net over. Flowers arranged here and there. Was just the perfect. Pool around the corner through the private garden. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and so the other 10 guests.

The food is amazing. Cooked to order. Set dinners at night - two or three courses. All vegetarian but you don't even notice. We ate all meals here for the 4 nights and cost the two of us $100. Breakfast is complementary. Really good value and so delicious. Very special spending time with the other guests over dinner ( tho all were European - mostly German - they ALL spoke really good english and we made friends - now keep contact with facebook )

We hired a scooter for two days for $5/day and checked out the amazing waterfall. The town an hours ride away and temples. Walked the streets and beach around the resort many times. The children on the beach every afternoon/evening are a delight and so friendly - posing like professional models asking for their pic to be taken. We bought lolly pops for them on our last day.

The only down side of the place / area would be the noise of the many many roosters crowing from crack of dawn till an hour after light. Hard to sleep as there is no insulation / sound proofing of course in the walls. Plus there was a tied up dog not far away near the resort that barked a lot disturbing all the guests night and day. Hopefully if you stay it will be GONE ;)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We stayed in one of the wooden villas for nearly one week. Everything was impeccable, living up to high standards. I am pretty sure that there is no such place in whole Bali and I am so glad that we found it (by chance). The resort is a bit in the middle of nowhere but that is actually a good thing. It has direct beach access (listening to the waves while falling asleep is utterly amazing) and getting around is not a big deal at all. Drivers are great (day-tours as well!) and affordable but you can also rent a scooter.

The food is super delicious, super fresh and I particularly liked the different jams/marmalades they serve for breakfast. The resort is very clean and the design is impressive with great attention to detail (oh man, let alone the furniture, so beautiful! That is probably due to the owners' former life :-) ). The staff was very friendly, but without actually overdoing it. Hence, it did not seem artificial but rather welcoming and kind. We loved chatting with them.

I wish we could go back... :-)

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

My mom and I just stayed for 2 nights at the Cili Emas Resort for a north Bali experience. I had stayed in this same village 5 years ago and really enjoyed the area. I stayed at Gia Oasis back then and wanted to experience another similar family style dinner arrangement to meet some nice people again. Plus, I love the waterfall and the Bali Sea is a change from the hussle and bustle of the southern part of Bali.
We stayed in a little villa with two twin beds, and a large bathroom. The welcome is amazing, and there are flowers everywhere! The food is also wonderful and fresh. The sunset is so pretty here, and locals on the beach were adorable. We brought American gifts to share with the local children which was a big hit!

The owners are very friendly and even walked us to our car after our stay. The manager "Yoman"- is so helpful and kind. We booked a trip to the Waterfall for the day, they packed my mom and I snacks and towels, umbrellas and water in a little bag.
The resort is very environmentally friendly, clean and has cute personal touches. For instance, a little battery light and mosquito incense lite delivered each night at our veranda. The bathroom is so "Bali" stones, flowers, outdoors, roomy... and a bit slippery- so be careful! The décor is also quite charming. There are special touches of charm everywhere at Cili!

We loved the ponds, the pool setting, and people that we met at the Resort.

The resort is little hard to find, so make sure you carry the phone number with your driver. There is a small "creek" to cross which my friend bottomed out and cracked his bumper getting to Cili.

I did book the yoga for one hour- it was not worth the 200,000R, she needed more training. so make sure you ask who the instructor is.... I hd others to share the cost, but it was a bit disappointing. The yoga room is so beautiful. I wanted to practice there, but could have done my own practice in there and saved the $. The spa is charming, and make sure you get a table with a head face rest- or it's uncomfortable.

This resort is a great value too. They have a really good system in place with food and beverage- It's so fresh and delicious. The staff seems happy and organized.

I would go back there in a heartbeat.

No A.C.- nice fan in room and ocean breeze. VERY HUMID! Great laundry service too! Thanks for a wonderful stay in North Bali:)

  • Stayed May 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

What a great few days my partner and I had at Cili Emas. It was really nice to leave the hussle and bustle of Ubud and come somewhere so tranquil. We arrived with really bad Bali belly and the staff looked after us from the get go. The bungalow was clean and beautiful and the sound of the ocean eased us to sleep. I love the communal meals where you can meet fellow travellers.
My only criticism of the area- and this is nothing to do with the hotel- would be the state of the beaches and water, we went for a snorkel trip and to put it bluntly we were swimming in effluent! There is so much plastic floating around it just made me really concerned and sad. That said, the staff and owners are doing their bit to help try and change things for the better.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Cili Emas Oceanside Resort is a great place to stay if you head to the North of Bali. From there you can start fantastic tours which the staff will help you putting together.

The rooms are lovely and very clean. Food is amazing!!! And all staff are extremely friendly and make you immediately feel home.

I will be definitely going back to this great place.

Many thanks to Nicole and Jochen for a memorable week!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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:
Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Tejakula
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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