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The Amala
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Kunti 108 | Seminyak, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 115 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Australia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Doesn't get much better than the Amala!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A lovely clean and quiet villa complex with outstanding service from start to finish. Breakfast is ordered from a menu and was fantastic - a nice change from the usual breakfast buffets. Great coffee (lattes) as well. Staff are lovely and friendly and make you feel at home. We combined the free spa treatment (one hour massage per day) and received a fantastic 2 hour massage which was pure bliss. Free airport pickup/dropoff was a welcome service. We highly recommend this place if you want a little bit of luxury and pampering. They just need a gym to make it perfect!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, February 18, 2014
Dear K1WiTraveller,
Your comments are a true motivation kicker for us, thank you so much for taking the time to share them on Trip Advisor. We are very happy and pleased that you have had a wonderful time here at The Amala and that your stay with us was special to you. Once again thank you very much for staying with us and for your valuable feedback. We truly hope to welcome you soon again here at the Amala in Seminyak.
With best regards and sunny greetings
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a luxurious stay in the 6 bed villa. Staff were thoroughly attentive and recommended local places of interest. Rooms were fabulous. Service was not as perfect early in the morning; we had to reconfirm breakfast twice before our early departure.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear CatherineCreedon,
Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I personally appreciate very much your feedback in regards to breakfast service, this can be easily adjusted and trained, thanks to your feedback we are able to improve and work on it.
I hope with your next return we will be able to welcome you back to The Amala and impress you all the way with service as you expect it.
Once again thank you for your feedback and best regards
Madlen & The Amala Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Possibly the best hotel we have stayed in. Staff were so helpful and couldn't do enough to make us comfortable. Villa was beautiful and clean and actually looked like the photos we had viewed online. Breakfast was consistently good and room service was reasonable and food was great quality. Only downside was the wifi, slow and sometimes no connection at all but this might be a good thing if you want some quiet time. Can't wait to return

Stayed February 2014
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Elaine K,
What a compliment to read your Trip Advisor review, thank you very much. We are, the entire Amala Team, extremely happy that you have enjoyed our services and stay with us. We appreciate very much your feedback and that you shared with us what you have enjoyed the most and what could be improved.
We truly hope to welcome you back The Amala Villas soon again, once again thank you for staying with us. Good luck to all your travels to come
Best regards and greetings from Bali
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The intimate small retreat is very quiet and nice, attentive service from the staff and most importantly, a very good spa treatment thrown in for free when you book the studio room.

The only thing is the room layout was a little weird - the wash basin is in the middle of the room, with shower and lavatory outside.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Mediocre_Gal,
Indeed you had a short getaway only, but hopefully you can plan another long weekend away from Singapore soon. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments with the Trip Advisor community. We are happy that you have enjoyed our services especially the relaxing moments at our spa. We truly hope to welcome you back to The Amala again on your next trip.
Take care and happy working week, best regards
Madlen & The Amala Team
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We stayed at the Amala for two nights in early January 2014. We had found it recommended by Mr and Mrs Smith and it suited us because it was quite close to the airport (we arrived quite late in the evening). Although The Amala is just off a very large round the complex itself is very quiet and peaceful. The staff were warm and welcoming (we particularly appreciated the cold towel and drink when they picked us up at the airport). We had booked a Pool Villa and it certainly lived up to expectation. The pool and living room were quite large though the bedroom was quite small but with great air-conditioning. The food was generally excellent and the breakfast and lunch menu provided ample choice. There is even a free option to have breakfast in your room just cm away from your pool! The hotel staff were also very helpful and good at organising for a car with driver so we could go and see Tanah Lot and the Royal Temple. Their advice on places to go for drinks and dinner was also great and they are able to book registered caps even at short notice. We would definitely recommend The Amala though we generally felt that staying in Seminyak for two days was enough. It is certainly the busiest (and most expensive) part of Bali.

Room Tip: Pool Villa :-)
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Madlen E, Manager at The Amala, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Sophie20142014,
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. It was our pleasure to have you here with us and we are very happy that we could make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Seminyak indeed is a busy spot, the shops, restaurant & nightlife could easily overwhelm you with impressions, we are very happy to hear that you found the right balance and relaxation at our villas during your stay with us. Once again thank you very much for staying with us and recommending our services to other fellow travelers. We truly hope to welcome you back again someday to the islands of gods.
With best regards from Bali
Madlen & The Amala Team
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

What a wonderful place we were fortunate enough to choose to stay at for the first week of the New Year. It was so good we could have been anywhere, and would have been happy to be confined to the beautiful boutique Amala property with all that it had to offer.

The staff from arrival at the airport, to drop off at the airport a week later were exemplary. The service was faultless, the rooms beautifully appointed and private, and the food was out of this world.

The most special evening spent in Bali was at the Amala for a dinner specially created and prepared by Chef Gede. This memorable occasion arose from my partner (a chef) asking about the availability of fresh lobster over breakfast. Within a couple of hours the chef had sourced and priced fresh live lobster and prepared a specially designed five course menu for us. Of course we were delighted to take up his offer. This was seriously one of the BEST meals I have ever had. This is a bold statement given I have been fortunate enough to dine at many world renowned restaurants. Every little detail made a big impact, especially the unexpected transformation of our room for the occasion. This evening will be treasured in our memories forever.

And yes sure it rained, but it didn't dampen our great time. The Amala is wet season friendly ..... and the rain encourages you to stay in and soak up the wonderfulness that is Amala.

This serenity, privacy and personalised service at Amala sure beats the big 5 star + properties nearby. Such a great choice. A month later, we are longing to and surely will return.

Room Tip: They are all great. We booked late and took the only one of the 12 villas still available from New...
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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, February 12, 2014
Dear Jodie S,
Thank you very much for reviewing your experience on Trip Advisor. We are all very happy to see that you have enjoyed your moments here with us at the Amala. Especially Chef Gede would like to send his regards to you and he truly hopes to delight you with more tempting menu options on your next return, he and his culinary team really enjoyed to put together a “out of the ordinary” menu for you both. Please do not hesitate to contact me or our reservation team directly if you would like to stay with us at your next return. We would be truly honored to welcome you back and to apply our repeater booking benefits.
Sunny greetings from the Island of gods
Madlen & The Amala Team
madlen.erenst@themala.com, bliss@theamala.com
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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Amala's service was perfect right from the start upon arrival at the airport. We had free airport transfers as part of the package we paid for, and the staff that came to pick us up was courteous, and served us cold water once we stepped into the car.

Upon entering the property, it felt like a totally different world from the street outside. Peaceful, calm, green and comfortable. The staff at the front desk were very friendly as well, and check in was super easy quick. They also checked with us all the activities we had confirmed with them (a cooking class, spa session), as well as the hiking tour to Mt Batur I had gotten a contact from them for. As we were going to be setting off very early, they even checked if we wanted to have a pack breakfast box to bring along, and also gave us a late checkout so we could hower after our hiking trip and before our flight back!

When it came to activities to do in Bali, they were very helpful in suggesting places to go around the area, and they even went out of their way to help call a couple of places for dinner for us to ensure we could have it at a sunset facing restaurant!

The villa we stayed in was the spa villa and the room was gorgeous! The outdoor spa pool area was where we spent most of the time chilling, and we also had our breakfast in the comfort of our own villa. No complaints at all about the room! Looks just like it does on photos and was very clean!

I also have to mention the cooking class we had with their in house chef, Gede. He was great in explaining to us the different ingredients and what to do. We definitely had lots of fun, and a great meal after as well!
The spa session we had was also great, the masseuse knew what they were doing, and used just enough strength. It was perfect!

Location was great, it was near the busy shopping and eating area in Seminyak, but not that near so we still had our peace and quiet. Great for people who are look for action in the day, but good rest at night.

All in all, I would definitely be recommending The Amala to my friends and we wished we stayed longer!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, January 27, 2014
Dear Getassha,
There is not much I can say to your amazing feedback for us. What a nice way to start our day to read you review on Trip Advisor. Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor and your time to write this very detailed review.
We are all very happy that you have enjoyed our services and we could make your stay with us so memorable. We truly hope to welcome you back soon again and that we can again pamper you with all our services.
As well Gede sends his regards to you, and he hopes that you will apply your Balinese cooking skill at home for your friends as learned here . :)
From the entire Amala Family best regards and a wonderful week
Sunny greetings from the Island
Madlen
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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:
#12 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#14 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#20 Family Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Amala 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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 adult only exquisitely designed collection of 12 modern luxurious villas, including the magnificent Amala Residence and additional 3 units Deluxe Rooms.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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