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The Samaya Bali
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jl. Laksmana | Seminyak Beach, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia   |  
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“Highly Reccommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

My husband and I spent 5 nights at the Samaya in Bali. It was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. To start with we were upgraded which is always a really great way to start a holiday. We were also given a late checkout of 6pm the day we left and the staff were happy for us to settle our bill on departure at 9pm (I was really impressed by this). We were also given a complimentary shuttle to the airport by a hotel driver. The staff were wonderful, polite, friendly and could not do enough to help. The food was very good and the restaurant Breeze is really good due to its location looking out over the ocean, and the food isnt bad either. Even if you dont stay at the hotel it is worth dropping in for dinner.

The grounds of the hotel are beautiful. If you stay there take a villa on the ocean side of the hotel with a pool. We were really impressed by the quality and luxury of the place for the price. Sunset cocktails looking out over the ocean were spectacular (though the quality of the cocktails was disappointing). It is an easy walk to Seminyak shops and the hotel provides a free shuttle service which will drop you whereever you want to go. I woudl definitely go back to the Samaya. If you want a relaxed, romantic break this is the perfect place in Bali. Ideal for weddings and honey moons

We used the spa and it was expensive for Bali but really good and much cheaper than the equivalent in Australia.

They are opening a hotel in Ubud in March and I would definitely go back and split my time between the two hotels.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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 January 24, 2010

There are some places you go in life where you feel everything is just right . The Samaya is one of those places. The staff are delightful and keen to make your time at Samaya memorable in all ways. Thanks again for the smiles, service and complete rest. As my teenage son said one morning at breakfast ,overlooking the ocean, "If you tell everyone how good it is then the secret is out", and we wouldn't want that would we !!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 January 17, 2010

We stayed for 21 nights and truly had very high expectations due to all the great reviews.
What can I say... we weren't disappointed. Let me say that it is very hard to impress me but The Samaya did so with its simple but spacious villas. Very private, comfortable and service is second to none. The location and complimentary driver is a great convenience.
I stayed with my husband and liked the attention to detail that the butler srevice provided.
We were greated by name on all occasions by all the staff and found it more like a holiday house or second home because of the attention to every detail and our expectations were exceeded.
After meeting the GM Ray Clark it was no surprise why the Samaya is so fantastic. He is a wonderful man who treats every one like family.
The pool, view and grounds are so perfect. The breakfast menu is also great and the staff wonderful. The rooms are more traditional so don't expect the ultra modern style villa. But more a huge spacious one with great outdoor area and beautiful bathroom.
I will be going back again this year and for many more to come.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

This hotel will knock your socks off. Everything from the villas, the service, the beachfront property, the food etc etc. This is by far the best hotel I have ever stayed at. We stayed for our honeymoon, and everyone knew our names and made sure to make us feel welcome.
The spa was fabulous as well. I can write what everyone else writes, but if you do come to Bali...stay at the Samaya. The people are genuinely nice, which makes the stay even better!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Boulogne-Billancourt, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

Like I said: perfect for our honey moon. We had a private villa with our own pool. The staff was very helpfull in any matter at any hour. The spa was incredible, the food delicious. Just look at the pictures. We had in our room different sweets and fruits everiday. But you must know that is not a cheap hotel. If you are on a tight buget you can eat outside the hotel much, much cheaper. But you should definitely stay here for a wonderful romantic honey moon

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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SYDNEY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2010

Dear Ray & Johannes
CONGRATULATIONS YOU & YOUR STAFF HAVE SCORED 100%
We would like to say that our holiday was absolutely faultless, absolutely amazing, absolutely tremendous, absolutely memorable. We could go on forever with our sincere thanks for the most wonderful holiday. Thank you.
In all our travels around the world we feel that nobody has come up to the standard that you offer. EVERY single person on your staff greeted us on every occasion we passed them, most of the staff addressed us by our names even staff we have never met before. Amazing. We entertained on a few occasions and our guests were amazed at the service which was given. The talk around Bali is that Samaya is fabulous, the food was amazing, the staff, without exception, were truly professional, charming, well spoken, interested, obliging, clean, well presented, groomed. The skill set of the more seasoned staff is admirable and to watch them encourage the newer/trainee staff was a sight to behold, in all departments; as always there are a number of people who were truly exceptional but we felt that naming them individually would be detrimental to the overall service experience that we received.
This is the 10th year we have joined you at Samaya and congratulate you on your high achievement, the medals in the foyer are proof as are the full occupancy rates, thank you once again.
Sincerely, Wayne and Rosalind Ihaka

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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 January 9, 2010

We just came back from Bali and had a wonderful stay at Samaya. the minute we were greeted by Samaya's staff at the airport, we already felt the outstanding service. The traffic was bad driving from the airport to Seminyak;, however, time flew by quickly as Samaya's driver patiently introduced Bali's sights, climate and traditions to us while we were stuck in the traffic.

We stayed at the Royal Courtyard Villa which is few minutes golf cart ride from the main building. The room were spacious and clean with all the amenities you need and a fridge stocked with all the cold drinks and snacks which were replenished every day.

Complimentary car service to Seminyak is so convenient. We use the car service to restaurants and spas. I had a treatment that finished at 10:00pm; when I walked out the spa, the car was already waiting outside to bring me back to my villa.

Breakfasts and afternoon tea are real treat. Food were displayed beautifully in beautiful China. Theroom service staffs and cleaning staffs were courteous and always smiling.

Stay here if you desire impeccable service. Staffs are friendly and respectful. As previous review indicated, nothing is trouble for them. They are willing to take extra steps to accomodate you and make you feel welcome and at home.

Keep the good service, Samaya. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Address: Jl. Laksmana | Seminyak Beach, Seminyak, Bali 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#5 Business Hotel in Seminyak
#5 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#5 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#7 Family Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Samaya Bali 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samaya Seminyak has an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 5-star Luxury Boutique Seminyak property features massage and treatment rooms, body treatments, and facial treatments. Business amenities at this 5-star Luxury Boutique property include complimentary wireless Internet access and business services. Samaya Seminyak has an award winning restaurant Breeze and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. Transportation services at this property include a complimentary airport shuttle (available on request) and a complimentary area shuttle within 2000metres. The staff can arrange wedding services, dry cleaning/laundry services, currency exchange, and computer rentals. Additional amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and a garden. ... more   less 
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