Absolutely loved the Samaya.
We arrived late in the evening and met by Wayan the manager. We were taken straight to our villa and much appreciated their understanding that we were very tired and they arranged our tour of the resort for the following morning. Our Hillside Villa was awesome. Spacious living area huge bathroom beautiful garden with flowers and trees with table and chairs 2 sun loungers with wonderful thick padded cushion and a Bale. Our swimming pool was not just a plunge pool it was great for swimming and so very private it was not overlooked at all. It was a difficult decision whether to have breakfast delivered to our pool or whether to have it overlooking the most panoramic view of the rice fields. You really have to do both. Great choices at breakfast and we had dinner at Swept Away on the river. Again great menu and beautiful tranquil setting.
The resort is set on the side of the hill and is very steep but there are buggies that will transport you the moment you call your butler and a buggy arrives immediately. The Hillside Villas are walking distance from breakfast and reception but it was also great to walk down to the river and then call a buggy to bring us back up!
But most important of all was the quality of service and the friendliness of the staff. Whatever you need or want is never a problem. You just make a phone call and instantly everything is taken care of. The moment you leave your villa for breakfast someone is there to clean your room and pool and on your return your Villa is absolutely spotless again. There is a shuttle which will take you into Ubud and collect you throughout the day and evening. Although it would be so easy to stay and you will never want to leave your villa you really should take advantage of this.
We did the walk through the rice fields arranged by the hotel and this is a real must do. So very informative and easy walking and such a delight to see real Bali life.
Although the Spa room has a beautiful view out to the river and the massage was good the Spa Reception was rather disappointing. It is not very private or conducive to relaxation as you sip your ginger tea after your massage as it is by the entrance to the gym and main swimming pool. Although the pool is small and not many people use it as you have your own pool we were unlucky to have a screaming child using it which we could hear throughout our massage. Not the fault of the hotel but not very tranquil or relaxing!
You will truly never want to leave you must visit and appreciate for yourselves.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacularly located amid the rice fields and verdant hillsides of Bali's lush interior lies The Samaya Ubud, a harmonious blend of cutting - edge design and lavish comfort. Each of the resort's tastefully appointed one-two-and three bedroom villas features a private swimming pool, king-size bed, spacious bathroom, and a host of luxurious amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Samaya Bali Hotel Ubud
- The Samaya Bali Ubud