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Blue Karma Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Raya Seminyak, Gang Bima No 2, Seminyak _ | Kuta, Badung, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #13 of 89 hotels in Seminyak
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“New, clean, luxurious, excellent location, value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

My friend and I spent one week at Blue Karma, and loved every minute. The staff were excellent, and the rooms were clean and beautifully appointed. We were met at the airport, and transferred in comfort to the hotel. When we arrived, we were presented with a voucher for a one hour massage, which we both used the next day and loved. We had booked a double room, which was great, but when we switched on the shower that night, we discovered there was no hot water. We called the reception, and they sent somebody out immediately to investigate. They decided that they could not fix it that night, so whisked us straight off to a pool villa where we spent the entire trip at no extra charge. They could not have been more helpful - carrying our clothes and belongings, and hanging everything up for us in the new room. We loved the breakfasts, and found there was something to suit all tastes from traditional bacon and eggs, to continental croissants etc. The location is excellent - tucked away down a small street, but still in the heart of Seminyak. The central pool is beautiful and very pretty at night. We didn't use it however, as we had the luxury of our own pool! Thank you Blue Karma for a very memorable time - we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Selamat Siang, Many thanks for your wonderful feedback which we have passed on to the team. We are delighted to know you have spent an amazing holiday indulging in the services of the property and our team. The location in the centre of Semyniak while providing a quiet heaven place is of very high importance and a great plus when on holiday. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Warmest Regards
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Situated down a quiet alley off the main street in Seminyak, Blue Karma is a haven for peace and quiet. You can feel the stress peeling away as you walk through to the courtyard. The room itself was large and spacious. The little touches on the rooms made the stay special - such as the beds turned down at night with a floural arrangement. The bed was one of the more comfortable that we have ever found in a hotel room. The pool was warm and inviting. Staff were all extremely helpful, friendly and the service excellent. Location is walking distance from the main streets for resturants and there is a large supermarket a few minutes away.

Yet there were a few points which made this stay interesting. The main was the outside bathroom and toilet. I didnt read this in the reviews or on the website so it was a bit of a shock. Showering in the courtyard listening to the couple downstairs do the same was OK, but having the toilet out there as well was not comfortable. There was a day bed outside as well, but having it overlooking the toilet which had a clear glass door was not a good idea. Some things are not for spectators and even after many happy years of marriage, there are activities that are not meant to be shared.
The other point of interest was the loss of water for a day. Apparently a fault in their supply, which was fixed during the night, but there was little communication about it. Staff were a little lost we felt.

This is an excellent small hotel for couples or adults. I wouldnt suggest taking a family of young children (our usual holiday) - the venue is too quiet and peaceful for them and the pool more suited for a gentle swim than children's play.

Definitely a hotel we would recommend.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Selamat Siang Kate Many thanks for your review and feedback we are delighted to hear you have enjoyed the property and our team's services and attention. We sincerely apologise for the loss of water and glad it was fixed very quickly. As for our bathroom only a few are indoors and we would be delighted to accomodate this request on another visit to the property. Looking forward to your next visit to our little of peace and quiet in the centre of busy Semyniak.Warmest regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Blue Karma is only a year old and was a relaxing, peaceful place to stay.Travelling solo, I wanted to stay in a place that was comfortable,safe,modern and fully serviced so I didn't have to venture too far out of the way for spa treatments and food!The hotel has 24 hr security too.Rooms and suites are set around an inviting pool and luscious green gardens that are attended to daily, it truly is like a little oasis.My 1 bedroom suite was comfortable, clean and spacious, complete with 2 balconies and outdoor furniture,would easily suit a couple.On arrival a personalised welcome letter was waiting on the hall table and the room already prepared for me to just jump into bed!I also received a voucher for a complimentary massage to be used at the spa.Spa services are a little more pricey than you would find outside of the hotel, but you are guaranteed quality service, dont forget to add the tax onto the price.Each night hotel staff would spray the room for bugs, bed would be turned down, mosquito nets drawn and lights dimmed.Rooms were cleaned daily either early morning or mid afternoon, all hygiene products supplied along with 2 bottles of water per day complimentary.Breakfast was included, fresh fruit, cakes, cereals and scrambled eggs on request.The in house menu was simple but satisfying and would suit individuals looking for a convenient meal or snack, the frozen daquiries are lovely and refreshing too.Water from the tap is apparently safe to drink and is filtered,and filters are cleaned every 3 days.This is one of the nicest places I have stayed in and suited my short stay,it was quiet (other than the roosters at the crack of dawn), clean, comfortable and the staff were accommodating and friendly.It suits people looking for the ultimate relaxing getaway without the kids!I will definately be staying again with the other half next time.Thankyou Blue Karma!!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

I'd like to thank the Staff at Blue Karma for a great 3 nights, we wish we had longer to stay.

This is a small boutique resort, which is set down a little lane way off the main drag in Seminyak, easy enough to walk everywhere and down to the beach if your keen.

The Resort is stunning, our Room (Champaka) was amazing and definitely gives you a WOW factor when you arrive. The main pool is beautiful.

We used the Spa, whilst not the $5-10 massages you can get around town, $20 for an hour is nothing, and was well worth it! Not to mention the free ones they through in.

Breakfast is fresh fruit, breads, and bacon and eggs, perfect. The free Wi-Fi is super convenient also.

I had my 1 year old with us, and whilst not really a child friendly resort as such, the Staff made her so welcome and she loved the attention..

As a travel agent I hope we start contracting this Resort, I will be recommending it to everyone. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Selamat Pagi Steve, Many thanks for your lovely feedback and very happy to hear you have enjoyed all aspects of Blue Karma during your visit and our dedicated team's attention and services. We look forward to welcoming your clients and yourselves on a next visit to Bali and Semyniak, Warmest regards and happy festive season
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We spent 9 nights in Sesame 1 Bed with Pool Villa what a pleasure Villa was roomy enough with outdoor bathroom all taps use filtered water for both brushing teeth and drinking (Very unique in Bali). The staff were an absolute pleasure and always ready to assist and help, the whole complex is like a village in the middle of an oasis could not recommend the atmosphere highly enough.Breakfast is very easy and not too much all bread and croissants baked on premise quite amazing
Position is of the main street about 1 minute walk and right in the action. We would definitely stay there again and again

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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I booked at blue karma solely based on TA. I arrived at 10.00 pm and it was beautiful. Wonderful decor. Elegant and stylish. I stayed 3 nights in Violet - lovely room. Then the lady night in rose. One bedroom suite.
Breakfast delicious. I had 2 free one hour massages as part of my 3 night deal. Good strong massage. I usually stay closer to oberoi so the first morning I worried I was too far away but it was ideal! Traffic is just getting worse do it can take a while to get to jalan oberoi and the best shopping strip.

I will stay next time. Luxurious and gorgeous staff. Incredible at remembering my name. So it is small and private but has the feel of a
Much more expensive hotel. Thank you to all the wonderful staff.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I am just dropping you a quick note to give you some feedback on our stay at the Blue Karma last week. My daughter and I have been coming to Bali for over 20 years and I can honestly say this has been the best accommodation and service we have ever had.

Your staff were all very helpful, courteous and friendly. I would like to make mention of a couple of stand outs:

Budi - our wonderful friend at breakfast. After the first day he was calling us by our first names, and asking after our comfort and generally caring about our stay at the Blue Karma. Please let the management know that he went above his duties to ensure our stay was the best ever. Bagus thankyou...
Gede - our fantastic host for our meal at night at the restaurant. My daughter was not feeling well, and he spoke to the kitchen who offered Kate a meal not on the menu but what she felt like and seasonal. (beautiful king prawns) He also spoke excellent English and spoilt us with dessert. He also went above and beyond his duties to ensure that everything about our meal experience was excellent.
Breakfast girls - our very sweet and attentive breakfast staff who also new our name, our breakfast preferences and especially how we liked our coffee!!!!! It was a pleasure all round at breakfast to eat a meal that is cooked for you and made to your liking. BLISS!!!!!

The massage, housekeeping and front of house staff were all professional and courteous and friendly. We couldn’t have asked for better service. Our villa was lovely, new, clean and spacious. OUTSTANDING‼‼ Especially the towels that were thick and fluffy and new.

Also no children at the resort was a blessing for us that wanted privacy, peace and tranquillity.

If I was looking for any faults at all (which I am not) I can only suggest that you address the noise problem with the suites upstairs. We didn’t complain, but you do hear everything upstairs, from conversations to scrapping of chairs, it was ok but not really great.

SMOKING‼‼! How disappointing that there is smoking on the premises. We had to ask the staff to move people that were smoking at the breakfast tables while we were trying to eat our meal. It was disrespectful on their behalf and should not be allowed by the resort.

Also in room coffee plungers rather that instant coffee, and also provide long life milk in the fridge (complimentary) We found the mini bar was far too large (we didn’t use anything from it).

That is it‼‼!
We are recommending the resort to all our friends and hope that when we return (next year) that we will be greeted with the same familiar friendly faces and the same resort standards that exist now.

Many thanks once again.

Michelle and Kate .

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Raya Seminyak, Gang Bima No 2, Seminyak _ | Kuta, Badung, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#11 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#13 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Seminyak
#13 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Blue Karma Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Karma is a lifestyle resort in the heart of Bali activities and happenings – Seminyak. The resort is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and to the beach. Artistic creativity, comfort, ethnic design and flourishing garden have come together to make a vacation paradise in Blue Karma.You will get unique hotel experience and personalized concierge service. Blue Karma welcomes to pamper yourself in Slimming center and Spa, in Restaurant and Lounge Bar enjoy tasteful delights with designer menu options in raw food, listen to mellifluent sounds at live music events and experience special holistic programs as well as creative workshops and authentic trips to discover Bali.This is the lifestyle you deserve, and we are happy to share our passion and curiosity to life with you. ... more   less 
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