We stayed at the Amala for about 3 nights in June. The hotel is tucked away off Jalan Sunset Road, and they have created a lush series of small courtyards and outdoor corridors that help you forget the world outside.
Jalan Raya Seminyak (the main restaurant and shopping road) is within 10 minutes walk, and along the way there are a number of local furniture, craft, and clothes shops. The beaches are a 10 minute taxi drive away. It’s a comfortable base from which to explore the shops and restaurants.
We stayed in a villa with a pool; these are individually contained by semi-detached … and it does have to be said that noise can jump from villa to villa. The TV and lounge of these villas is in a covered (but not enclosed) area of the villa, and on our first night we were able to hear our neighbour’s movies very clearly and loudly. We did ask the hotel to see if they could find the source, but perhaps it was off-site, as the situation didn’t change for most of the evening.
Only the bedroom is fully enclosed, so some door-closing management is required to fend off the mosquitoes.
During the day, your neighbours conversations are muffled slightly by the fountains of each villa that automatically start in the mornings. We found the pool a necessity after a morning or afternoon walking around in the heat. There is also a central communal pool.
The main living space had a dining setting for four, and enough space to get some work done very comfortably … plus free wi-fi.
The breakfast setting and the food were an excellent start to each day, and we loved the spa treatments - these are definitely worth a try.
We found it a comfortable spot to launch into the rest of our trip around Bali, and we’d consider staying again.
(Overall rating would be 3.5 / 5.0)
- Also Known As:
- The Amala Hotel Seminyak
- The Amala Hotel
- The Amala Bali/Seminyak
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