My husband, 18 month daughter and I spent three nights at Komaneka at Tanggayuda. Right from when we arrived, the service was extremely friendly and welcoming. They absolutely adored our daughter and everywhere we went in the resort they knew her name. The little gifts that we received in arrival - bath salts and oil for us, and a toy for our daughter, were a nice touch.
The location of the resort is beautiful. You really feel away from everything - surrounded by rice fields and trees. The resort is a 15 minute drive from the town centre, but we didn't care. There's a shuttle that leaves on the hour, and Ubud isn't anything to write home about anyway. It was extremely unfortunate that when we arrived the new restaurant and pool area were not finished, even though they were scheduled to open that day. The space where the restaurant was going to be was stunning with breathtaking views. We were a bit bummed about that.
The rooms were absolutely beautiful. Very spacious and beautifully appointed. Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of outdoor space - a wooden deck and a pool (which they kindy fenced off for us), so unfortunately our daughter didn't have any space to run around and explore. But some of the villas have gardens so if this is an issue you can request another room. The pool itself was quite small, but bigger than a plunge pool, and it's not like we wanted to do laps or anything anyway.
Details like the Apple TV were a nice touch, and one night we stayed in and watched a movie.
Breakfasts in the restaurant every day were great, but the cocktail offerings could have been better. Complementary afternoon tea in the cafe was also very nice.
For me, the best thing about staying at Komaneka (in addition to the beautiful rooms and great service) was the lack of people. We felt like we were the only ones there! Well, not quite, but the maximum number of people we saw at breakfast was three other tables. It was absolutely wonderful!
At night, the whole resort was dotted with candles and lanterns, and one man (or it may have been two) playing gamelan in the restaurant really contributed to a quite magical and romantic atmosphere throughout the resort. It was just lovely.
There were a couple of minor issues that I should point out. On our first day our (attempted) relaxation by the pool was severely compromised by the sound of loud construction noise. It was bad. I complained, they said they would get it to stop. We complained again. Soon after, the drills stopped (soft hammering continued but we coped with that).
There was one sheet on the bed. One sheet! Yes Bali is hot but fancy hotels these days have aircon. We were provided more blankets on request (but they were the kind of cheap, brown synthetic ones you might find in a motel). Also, we couldn't figure our how to turn off the aircon so that first night we were cold. We had it sorted by the next night though. The bed was ok but not super comfy, even though it looked beautiful.
The water pressure consistently fluctuated which resulted in a pulsing effect in the shower. Not a big issue but a bit annoying. Also, there was a slight sewerage smell in the toilet.
I'm not sure the pool was serviced everyday. By the end of our stay it had some leaves and a bit of bird poo floating on the surface.
The day spa was fantastic, but treatments were a bit drawn out. I know that's an odd complaint to have about spa treatments, but I had told my husband I would be back to the villa at a certain time and was late both times. This was an issue when I had a package treatment consisting of facial and mani pedi which was supposed to last two and a half hours. The time was almost up and she hadn't even started on my nails. Apart from the fact that I was dying of boredom, I had arranged to meet my husband to go into town so had to tell her to hurry up and skip over certain things.
The resort was a bit more expensive than other places we stayed in Bali, but it was beautiful and intimate with great service.
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