I have decided on Tempat Senang for a spa getaway for me and my boyfriend after read much good reviews on the internet, and indeed the great reviews was true. The staff was very prompt in replying our queries and booking over emails. We were welcomed at the ferry terminal with their driver, together with another couple visiting the resort. On our way to the resort, the couple realized that they have left their luggage at the terminal, and the driver was nice to turn us back to get them without complaining. It was raining and when we reached, we were greeted by the staff with umbrellas.
We selected our spa and breakfast for the next day and checked in the Bali room. The room was beautifully scented and was very clean and surprisingly insect free. There was insect spray and repellent (orange/rose scented) in the room for us too, so there is no need to bring any. The fridge was stocked up with drinking water, so no need to buy them too. As the room was just beside the resort lobby, we were able to tap onto their wifi easily. They helped us arranged for return taxi to Nagoya Hill for the evening. As the kitchen closes at 7.30pm, we bought some dinner back and clean after our meal so to not attract any ants or insects in the room. Their DVD was a bit jerky while playing, so luckily we bought several DVDs at the malls at S$1 each.
The breakfast was good, especially the thick and soft white toast - although simple it was the BEST white square bread my boyfriend and I have ever eaten. The nice kitchen lady told us we could get the loaf from Holland Bakery, but sadly we did not manage to find the bakery in the malls. Our dinner at the restaurant was great too. We had fried rice and sprite canned grilled chicken served with vegetables and mashed potatoes. The chicken was big and tender and tasty, even the breast meat was not dry at all, definitely beat those tiny ayam penyet chicken and KFC in the malls. The fried rice was good too with generous fresh prawns and sotong. All the flies in the forest could not resist them too, so the lady moved us to their air-conditioned dining room to keep the flies out.
The spa was great, the staff was very professional and polite, and we had our spa session together in the same room. Unlike those other spa that separates customers by curtains and talk and laugh among themselves while attending to you, this was definitely 100x better. With your eyes covered in soothing eye pillows, the staff tells you their every actions (even when they had to step away to wash their hands or leave you for your 15 min face mask). I chose the coffee and rice body scrub and detoxifying wrap and had to shower twice and they provided clean towel and disposal undies twice. The wrap will leave your body cold when it dries up, the lady covered 3 towels over me. For facial, their vacuum to remove impurities in pores was awesome however I wish they could be a little more thorough and to vacuum areas like the upper lip (just below the nose) and chin where there tend to have more white heads.
The staff pays attention to our request. The cake I have requested was ready in our well-made room after our spa session as I wanted it, even I myself have forgotten all about it. I briefly mentioned it was for my boyfriend's 30th birthday, and they got us a "3" "0" candles for the cake. Really appreciate it. They also allowed our request for late check out at 1pm and helped us arrange for taxi. One thing about their taxi service is they are always punctual - no unnecessary waiting time. They were also flexible for us paying the spa products in Rupiah instead of SGD since we had some Rupiahs.
Overall the resort was awesome - great service, great rooms, great spa and great food! I only wish there is a online spa shop for purchasing their products.
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