My Girlfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights towards the end of our 3 week long holiday and we truly saved the best until last. What can you say about this place that hasn't been said already!?
From the moment we were greeted at the steps of the hotel, until the moment we waved goodbye, we were smiling and relaxed.
We were met at the reception with smiles and a refreshing drink and piece of fruit and quickly and efficiently checked in. Our luggage was taken for us emmediately to our room. The check in staff were very fast and very friendly. Perfect so far.
Next we were introduced to our personal butler, Jun, who drove us briefly around the grounds, speaking to us in perfect English and explaining where every thing is and timings for breakfast etc, before taking us to our AMAZING private villa.
The villa was large and welcoming. It was set up so that you walk directly into a large lounge-bedroom, with a bathroom behind it. The room was wonderfully set up with Balinese artwork on the walls and very modern technology to help you relax. Each room I believe comes with a fully loaded and refilled daily, free minibar, as well as a Bose sound system already playing Balinese music. Very relaxing to arrive to! The bathroom was sensational. Half indoor, and half outdoor. The shower was fantastic and they even had a traditional Balinese washing system if you didn't fancy a regular bath or shower!
The grounds to the hotel are quite exquisite. The swimming pool (if you don't have your own private one) is perfect. A huge infinity pool with a pool assistant ready to lay your towel out for you the second you arrive, and on hand to bring you complimentary refreshments. Perfect.
The dining experience at the Chedi is too quite perfect. Chef Dean must be applauded for his ability to make anything on demand should the fantastic menues not be enough! Chef Dean also provides a cooking demonstration, after walking you briefly around his paddy field/ vegetation plantation. Very recomended if you are a foody.
Price wise, the food at the hotel was more expensive than the town, of course, you are in a hotel, it's a given. However, still well priced and never stupidly priced, not limiting your choice on the menu.
The hotel puts on a free taxi service to and from the town, dropping you where ever you want, and giving you a mobile phone to use to call the hotel to pick you up. Very clever.
On arriving back to the hotel after an evening in the town, the Chedi is beautifully lit, just adding that extra special feeling to the place.
The Staff are quite brilliant. From Simon, the very intelligent, and very approachable General Manager to the waiters and waitresses in the restaurant, to the groundstaff, all absolutely perfect. They all greeted you with an honest and welcoming smile, and on the most part all remembered our names. Very very impressed.
Lastly, I would like to mention our butler, Jun. Quite an amazing young man to whom we actually became quite attached to! He was very professional and very very good at his job. He took us for a walk one morning through the paddy fields before the sun was fully up, and then through a local village before we returned to have breakfast. Jun was sociable, yet private at the same time. He spoke to us about Balinese life and his familly, truly interesting.
As the foodies we are, we asked Jun for a few restaurant recommendations before we went for a swim. We arrived back later to find an entire list of places in the town to eat, cleverly detailed from price to type of cuisine to location. Some of the suggestions even had recommendations to try certain dishes. This was again something that someone had spent a lot of time perfecting!
Each evening Jun left us something to return to our rooms to find. He must be THE best towel folder/craftsman around! We had from elephants to cool pigs wearing sunglasses awaiting our return, made out of the towels. Again, a brilliant touch from the hotel and staff.
Treble the prices, and double the distance, we would still come back again and again!
Thank you to the Chedi club hotel and staff for a truly amazing 4 days. See you again soon.
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Thank you for your review and we do value and appreciate your feedback. I have passed your gracious comments to June and our Chef Dean, they were very happy to receive your comments.
We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Chedi Club soon!
Simon and The Chedi Management Team
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