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The Amala
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Kunti 108 | Seminyak, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #18 of 106 Hotels in Seminyak
Singapore
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30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“I had an amazing honeymoon.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Amala exceeded all expectations I had of a typical villa stay. Locations are great as it's near the entrance of the main road so you won't get stuck in traffic if you stayed near the beach.
It's not too far from the beach either - just 10min of walking or you can always use the complimentary Amala shuttle to the beach and walk back to the hotel while passing many many shops along the way.

Service from the staff was outstanding. I was contacted prior to the stay for activities provided by the hotel. We took the cooking class and my wife also had the spa. Both were amazing. Being guided by a wonderful chef Gede in Balinese cuisine was a worthwhile unforgettable experience . Meals prepared by him thereafter was also of high standard in terms of taste and presentation. (They are also able to cater to our dietary requirements)

My wife also had an amazing time with the spa services - the masseuse was amazing. Must try she said .

As for the rooms, it was clean and well attended. Due to having real trees within the villa , we discovered a bird's nest inside ours due to loud mating noises made at night but being nature lovers, we did not inform the staff. We manage to tolerate it after a night .

We also had a lovely candlelight dinner and bath - arranged by the staff in spectacular details.

In short, my wife and I love staying in the Amala. It was an amazing experience.

Kaeko, who

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Vafirish,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us in such detail, we are all very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. I forwarded your feedback to our team and Chef, Gede, especially was very flattered with your positive comments and that you mentioned him on Trip Advisor – a real motivation for us - Thank you very much.
The bird nest still exists we could not destroy it, we have however slightly relocated it, the villa want be effected anymore by the nightly singing performances of the love birds.
Once again thank you for staying with us and we truly hope to welcome you back soon again
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Madlen & The Amala Team
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We stayed at the Amala upon a recommendation from a friend and we were very pleased with our stay. Despite being in a bustling part of the city, very close to a main road, you could hear no noise from the streets, and you could even feel your stress levels drop as you entered the gates. All of the staff were kind, courteous and helpful. We couldn't believe how eager everyone was to help us, or to simply smile and say hello. The food was excellent - you get spoiled at breakfast everyday! We also enjoyed the spa services. What a great way to start your vacation! I had two "Balinese" massages, a facial and a foot massage/pedicure. The staff were very courteous and respectful and the treatments were excellent. All in all, we very much enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to stay again, or recommend it to others.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Spa Villa which was small, but fine for our purposes, as we spent our days out expl...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Dear Missmands,
The idea behind The Amala was simple: to create the perfect wellness retreat quietly tucked away in the heart of Bali’s most exciting neighborhood. I am very happy to see that our idea could be realized and that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your time to share your experience at The Amala with the Trip Advisor Community. I really hope that we will be able to welcome you soon back again to pamper you with our services.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Decided to book this villa after reading the great reviews here. We stayed at the Spa Studio which included a 1hr daily spa treat for each guest... That's what got us hooked to this deal! The resort provided complimentary 2 way airport transfers as well. When we got into the car, our driver provided us with nice cold towels and water to refresh ourselves.
Upon arrival at the resort, we were swiftly escorted to our room to do our in-room check in. The room was a little small but it's cozy for 2 gals... The entire bathroom was outdoors... nice idea but just need a little more lighting... You wouldn't want to shower/do your "business" in the dark :)
Breakfast was decent with very good freshly squeezed juices. Loved the Spa treats to pamper ourselves!
It's a small property with only 15 rooms and villas so service is good.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear Thamkl,
I hope you arrived well back home and that the Christmas shopping is not stressing too much. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. The spa studio is indeed our smallest room category but YES the deal is very tempting to get pampered every day with a one hour spa treatment :)
Thank you for sharing what you have enjoyed with us and what you would like to improve. The outdoor lightning in the bathroom is definitely something we can work on to improve and hopefully by your next visit you can enjoy a brighter Spa Studio.
Once again thank you for staying with us and The Amala team and myself wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year…
Best regards
Madlen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

These were our favorite villas in a city. There is no street noise yet you are very close to the main areas of Seminyak. The villas are well appointed with a kitchen, very large outdoor covered lounge area with the largest of private pools we stayed at! The bedroom is air conditioned and the bathroom is nothing but classy and spacious. The service is amazing and they help with everything you need. They deliver your food to your villa upon request. They have a ride service to areas around Seminyak. They treat you as a valued guest. It happened to be my birthday and my wife told them so the entire staff showed up to our villa with a very nice cake and sang me happy birthday.

The spa was amazing and I had one of the best massages there. I will 100% stay there next time I am in bali. Thanks so much for making our stay perfect!

Room Tip: Villa #8-Pool Villa
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Dear PhilSD,
Thank you for your feedback and spending time to review us on Trip Advisor. We were honored that you have chosen The Amala as your stay away from home during your birthday and we are happy that we could make it a little for you.
Our Spa Therapists are all amazing girls and I am very fortunate to have them on our team. I am so happy to share your positive comments with them. They are always so excited to see the positive comments on Trip Advisor. I truly hope we will have soon the possibilities to welcome you back to The Amala in the near future. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year…
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Roma, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Amala was very pleasant, from the moment you walk through the door you are surrounded by smiling,helpful faces,always very eager to assist with all manners of request. From surfing lessons to suggesting the best nasi goreng in town. Comfortable beds and accomodations,great private swimming pool and some of the best food in Seminyak.

Room Tip: The pool rooms are very special and very private and well worth the extra dollars
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Eugene B,
Thank you very much for staying with us, it was our pleasure to accommodate you here at The Amala. We are very excited to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us. As well big thanks to you for spending time to review us on Trip Advisor, even though you might be busy with your daily routine back home.
Once again we truly hope to welcome you back soon again to The Amala – thank you and have a wonderful day
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Manchester
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We recently stayed here for 5 nights in a spa villa and from the moment we arrived we were constantly impressed by the cleanliness, level of service and overall ambience of the whole place.

The room- amazing. Clean, well designed and perfectly comfortable. Lovely turn down service where your room is also sprayed/prepared with bug repellent.
Having breakfast served to your own personal space is also a great extra- and the breakfast are wonderful. I am not a fan if buffet breakfast so the choices suited me perfectly.

The staff at reception were great- offering recommendations for dinner and making reservations and arranging cars to collect us- sometimes taxis, but sometimes the bigger restaurants will collect you and return you to your hotel. They recommended we ate at Jambaran beach one evening to watch the sunset, and we would not have done this had it not been suggested.
The hotel will also arrange a driver for 4/6 or 8 hours. We had one for 8 hours and the cost is very reasonable,they also gave us a suggested itinerary of places we may like to visit.

We also had spa treatments and what a delight this was- the treatment rooms like the rest of the place are perfectly designed and very relaxing.

I was slightly worried just before travelling here as I read some not so great reviews on trip advisor, but I can honestly say that I think they are totally unfounded as our experience of The Amala was perfect and I would certainly recommend it to all of my friends visiting Bali.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Dear Sarah 1232,
First of all let me express our thanks to you for spending time to review our services in such detail. The entire team and myself are very happy to hear that you have had a great time with us and that you have enjoyed our services to the fullest. Thank you for sharing with the Trip Advisor community your point of view, we really appreciate your honesty and compliments. The entire Amala Family and I really hope to welcome you back to our little retreat soon, and that we have another possibility to pamper you.
With a little rain shower this morning we hope the sun will come out soon to send you sunny greetings from the island of Gods
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights in spa villa
Great rooms with open space
Fantastic breakfasts
Loved the free drinks in the mini bar and the free drop off service to local restaurants
Madeline the Resort Manager was fantastic and is a real credit to the Amala she made the difference from a good stay to a great and remborale stay
See you next November

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, November 24, 2013
Dear markrobyn08,
We are all looking forward to next November to welcome you back. It has been such a pleasure to have you and your wife with us. We are happy to hear that you had a memorable stay with us and that your appreciated our driver services.
Once again thank you very much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor and for staying with us.
Sunny greetings from Bali
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Address: Jalan Kunti 108 | Seminyak, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#17 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#18 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#18 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Amala 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the ancient Sanskrit language Amala means pure and unspoiled.The word has endured over the centuries and today graces the very latest luxurious wellness spa retreat on the magical island of Bali.The small and discreet Amala offers its guests an oasis of tranquility, a world away from the stresses and pains of daily life.The Amala is an exquisitely designed collection of 12 modern luxurious villas, including the magnificent Amala Residence.At the heart - and soul - of the resort's lush and peaceful grounds stands a modern holistic spa with one of the widest and most creative ranges of treatments in Bali.The Amala is indeed pure and unspoiled, making it the perfect place to unwind, for your body and mind to rejuvenate in blissful luxury ... more   less 
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