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“Balinese paradise - almost” 4 of 5 stars
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Amertha Bali Villas
3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Denpasar-Seririt Village | Pemuteran, Singaraja, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Pemuteran
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Adelaide, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Balinese paradise - almost”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

There are many positive features to highlight that are let down by some negatives (some of which are under the control of management, others not). First the positives. The villas are in a beautiful setting, spacious, light with lovely landscaping to provide some privacy and colour. The housekeeper provided an excellent service for #5 with the daily arrangement of flowers on the bed a beautiful finishing touch to a well designed and comfortable bedroom villa. The outdoor area with its plunge pool is an excellent area to relax and enjoy the Balinese ambience - until the music from the retaurant area starts to seep in. Why have reggae and sickly pop music, especially with the noise of tge mosque which dominates the late afternoon/ early evening. Gentle Balinese music would have completed the sense of being in Bali.

Another positive was the superb massage at the spa - several choices of style with the Amertha massage getting into the knots and stresses of my body. The spa has been well thought out with massage tables both private and looking out over a garden with small waterfall - so gentle sounds of trickling water and relaxing music. I wish I had used the spa earlier - would have had a massage each day.

The restaurant is in a lovely setting by the beach, the service was good, but the food was, without exception, disappointing.

The much publicized bio-reef appeared in trouble - its Eco credentials spoiled by the significant pollution on the beach and in the water. It is a pity because so much good work does not appear to have a community commitment to protection of the environment.

The biggest disappointment was the the contrast between the hype regarding snorkeling and the reality. Pemuteran Bay and Menjangan Island are already at risk of being covered in rubbish. The reefs around the Island are good, but fighting your way through drifts of debris on the 'Coral Gardens' was disappointing and at times scary when large bags of plastic brushed against the legs.

If Pemuteran is on the tip of being spoiled, and it's quiet and beautiful potential at risk of being lost to development and pollution then go quickly before it changes any further.

Room Tip: Villa 5 was excellent as a whole, and the two bedrooms good for shared friends. The Villa was design...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • 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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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

My partner and I arrived at Amertha and were warmly welcomed. The luxurious rooms are spacious with air conditioning, a fully stocked bar fridge and large amenities area to the rear. The private pool area looks out to a well manicured garden area. An afternoon nap on the day bed after a leisurely dip is superb.
The friendly staff in the restaurant serve a fantastic range of food and a dip in the pool adjacent with a cocktail at the bar is an awesome way to complete our first day.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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sønderjylland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Amertha Bali Villas has a beatiful location, right on the beach with the mountains just behind. Beach is clean and nice, allmost like a private beach. No people, just a little fishermans village to the right. Snorkling is wonderfull, lots of fish, corals. Rooms and surrounding, private pools, ect is just fantastic. The hotel was allomost empty in mid feb, rooms are a little pricy but we got a good discount because of low season. Stayed 4 nights, would love to come back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We (3 of us)drove from Ubud to Pemuteran and arrived at Amertha early afternoon. We booked Villa No 1 and were so happy with our home away from home. A few things to sort out on arrival (water cooler not working, Shower head blocked with lime) but the staff were only too happy to sort things immediately. We had booked online but were told on arrival that there was compulsory Christmas Dinner?? Most times when booking through an agent this "Compulsory" stuff comes up, anyway we sorted that out quickly and got on with our holiday.
We had a wonderful time and had 2 treatments each at the wonderful spa.
Met up with a huge snake (Ula) outside the villa and was kind of spooked for a day or 2.
Snorkelled at the house reef which was really a great surprise. Well done to those taking the time to rebuild the reef.
The beach was ok, a bit of garbage washed up but nothing too bad. It would be great if the community could get together and clean up at least once a week.
Went to Menjangan for a snorkel trip which was well worth it. Had a great day out.
This is the place to really kick bak and relax.
Our driver Gustut (Spelling??) was such a wonderful man. He is the best driver we had on our trip to Bali and he is a very good tour guide as well.
Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We stayed at the Amertha Bali Villas for 3 days while on our honeymoon & found it to be brilliant. Before reaching the hotel, i had written to the staff telling them that we'll be visiting for our honeymoon & they ensured that everything was downright great. From finding flower decorations on the bed each time they'd set up the room to how polite the staff was, everything was what i'd hoped for. The restaurant has slightly limited menu but its planned efficiently & priced affordably. You gotta remember that Bali faces high temperatures through most parts of the year & some days are BLAZING HOT. Considering that, the hotel maintains its lawns nicely. We especially enjoyed walks on the black sand beaches at night after lights out ;) only since the beaches were dead quite unlike the bothersome beaches in other parts of Bali. Remember to carry mosquito repellant if you dont want to be bothered. The pool facing our villa was extremely chlorinated & resulted in eyesores but the manager was apologetic & showed immense concern by ordering meds even late at night. There are some improvements that one may expect but nothing takes away from all the wonderful things that the resort has to offer. Do not visit Pemuteran expecting activities like in other parts of Bali. Its a place where you get to unwind, snorkel, dive & soak in the landscapes. Being away from the bustle of south bali, Pemuteran is a must visit, especially the menjangan island. Though we snorkelled on the beach off the resort as well but the snorkelling in menjangan was uncomparable. We hired the guys right next door to the resort & they were good! There are stores next to Amertha which have all that one may need, from medicines to food & Bintang :-) Incase you're heading into Pemuteran from Bali itself, do stop at the strawberry farms & coffee plantations on route. They're wonderful. Again, remember Pemuteran isnt about a whole long list of activities one can get in during the course of stay but the quality of whatever the place has to offer. You may also consider resorts closer to the Bali National Park (Mimpi, Waka Shorea).

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We arrived in Pemuteran late at night riding our motorbike. We hadn't planned on staying here but I'd been driving for 5 hours straight and didn't feel like driving any more. We visited a couple hotels before visiting the Amertha - the first one was over-priced and the second was dirty. Luckily, we still had the energy to visit one more and what a pleasant surprise this was!

The villas at the Amertha are gorgeous! The room itself is very large with a wonderful clean bed and a romantic outdoor bathroom. Rooms all have safety deposit boxes and mini-bars. Our room also had a large terrace and a gazebo. We shared a large garden and pool with two other villas, but we only saw our neighbors once (briefly).

The staff is very friendly. The spa is ok (not great). Avoid having a massage early evening unless you enjoy having your blood sucked out by mosquitoes.

Inconvenience: Our room was near the road so it was a little noisy but it was still great!!! The price is high as there is little competition in this area.

Room Tip: "Avoid the spa in the evening." "Have a great time. This is a good adress!" &q...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surya_Kencana, Guest Relations Manager at Amertha Bali Villas, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Madhatter2525,

Greetings from Amertha Bali Villas
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience on your recent stay with us.

It is really pleasing and motivating for us to receive such compliment from our valued guests and we are glad that you are satisfied with every effort that we make here at Amertha Bali Villas
Nothing is more satisfying for us to know that our entire team has taken care of you very well and leave you with such a wonderful impression.

We would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Amertha Bali Villas and we do hope that your great advanture vacation will lead you back to us on your next visit to this Pemuteran Paradise Island.

Best regards from North of Bali
Gus Surya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at Amertha Bali Villas during the final 4 nights of our honeymoon. Although it is a scary 3,5 hour drive from the airport to the resort it is well worth it!

Our villa (nr 7) was simply breathtaking! We spent most of the 4 days on the day bed next to our beautiful private pool reading a book and enjoying the privacy, seclusion and total relaxation we wanted for the final days of our honeymoon. The interior of the villa was perfect and exactly what we expected from a luxury accommodation in Bali: simple yet modern and clean. It had a beautiful outside shower as well. Every day our bed was made with beautiful flowers - this was a very nice romantic touch. During our stay we only ate at the resort's restaurant which is almost on the beach. This meant magnificent views every morning for breakfast and every evening for dinner. Every day we ordered room service for lunch, at a very small additional charge, and this was promptly served on the outside kitchen/dining area of our villa. After an hour or so the dirty dishes were collected without intruding on our privacy. The food is delicious and very affordable, The menu offers both Indonesian and Western-style dishes. The room was cleaned while we were at breakfast which meant we could continue our day without interruption.

The grounds of Amertha Bali Villas feature beautiful lush gardens and surroundings. The staff is super friendly and very helpful! We also made use of the spa facilities which we booked on the day itself or a day in advance. The spa treatments we received (full body massage and a facial) were very relaxing and professionally executed. Walking around the resort we had the impression that our villa (nr 7) offered the most privacy of all the villa's as the pool was out of view, it was not on the main walkways to the restaurant, beach, spa or reception and it still had some sea views as well even though it is not located on the beach! Plus there is a private lounge/day bed located on a special patio above the kitchen/dining area. We would definitely recommend nr 7 for honeymooners.

Although we saw no need to leave the resort there are quite a few tourist day acitivities in the area such as snorkling and visiting the nearby hindu temples.

Highlights of our stay at Amertha:
- breathtaking villa with private pool located in beautiful lush garden and stunning beach and mountain backdrop
- privacy
- super friendly and professional staff
- food is delicious and good value for money
- beautiful restaurant on the beach
- located in the north-west which means more secluded and less tourists than other parts of Bali

Less enthusiastic about the long (scary) drive from the airport and many mosquitoes. Definitely do not forget the insect repellent.

Room Tip: Villa 7 for more privacy and different types of outside spaces to enjoy the views and lush surroundi...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surya_Kencana, Guest Relations Manager at Amertha Bali Villas, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Phia_H,

Warmest greetings from Amertha Bali Villas!

Thank you very much for your wonderful review that posted on TripAdvisor.

It's a great pleasure to learn that you enjoyed your honeymoon trip in Pemuteran,Bali! Total guest satisfaction is our most priority and thanks to your positive comment that we are able to maintain and further improve on our product as well as service standards. We would like to thank you as well for your kind words and lavish praises bestowed upon our team, we will definitely share your feedback with them.

once again, thank you for choosing our villas. We hope that we will see you again in the near future!

Best regards from North of Bali
Gus Surya
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Address: Denpasar-Seririt Village | Pemuteran, Singaraja, Pemuteran, Gerokgak, Bali, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Gerokgak > Pemuteran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Pemuteran
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Pemuteran
#2 Romantic Hotel in Pemuteran
#4 Family Hotel in Pemuteran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amertha Bali Villas 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amertha Bali Villas is located in Pemuteran in the northwest corner of Bali. The exceptional oceanfront setting with lush tropical landscaping and spacious, private surroundings offers an idyllic and unforgettable vacation experience.The resort is near the holy Pulaki Agung Temple and many other ancient holy temples. Amertha Bali Villas is also just a short boat ride from Menjangan Island, world renowned for diving and snorkeling.Getting to Amertha Bali Villas is about a 3-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. If you wish, one of our English-speaking drivers can pick you up and drive you to Amertha in the air-conditioned comfort of our vehicles. This service is also available for group travelers. Along the way, your driver will give you a mini-tour as you drive by villages, pass sacred temples, and observe the ancient customs of Bali. ... more   less 
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