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Jamahal Private Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 57 Hotels in Jimbaran
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
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“I confirm, the best hotel in the world!!!”
Reviewed January 16, 2012

No doubt, the best place in Bali!!!

We came back for the second time In Jamahal in 2011 (we went there in 2010) and, the surprise was that it was as perfect as the first time (maybe even more perfect if only it was possible!). This is the first time I felt that, when I came back for a second time in a place I am always disappointed, but in Jamahal, it was the contrary, everything I loved for the first time was even better! We went into others very beautiful hotels in Bali which were very beautiful like Hanging gardens, Jimbaran Puri Bali… but the Jamahal is the best place if you don’t want to be in impersonal hotel complexes and if you really do love luxury hotels. I don’t have enough words to say how the staff is amazing, they‘re always respecting your privacy but are able to move mountains to make you happy! Beautiful design furnitures in all the villas, wonderful bathroom where you want to spend all your day, everything taste so nice!!! The private swimming pools are great, the privacy is totally in the garden, in the villas and everywhere and it’s great to enjoy of it!! Everything in the hotel has the smell of the paradise, the massages are totally amazing, the food was very good… in fact, if you go in Bali and if you don’t go to the Jamahal, you’re crazy! The hotel is not far from the airport (but you never hear any planes of course) and is located in Jimbaran Beach which is one of the most beautiful in Bali (white sand). From there you can do a lot of visits. With his friendly staff attending to the needs of the guests, this hotel offers the best service I have ever seen. I’m sure it’s, in a way, due to Mister Andre and his swiss professional expertise. I could talk about the big TV, and things like that but to be honest, I never watched it (even if it has a huge screen) because the best show remain your garden with your private pool : a heaven where you want to spend precious time with your lover. Jamahal has a smart mix of contemporary and traditional elements which create an exquisite ambiance.

To conclude, I would say that this boutique hotel is a diamond, and it’s mostly due to Dhita its amazing and charismatic manager.

Thank you Jamahal for the two wonderful experiences we lived!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

This was our third consecutive year in Jamahal. Service, staff, food and the villas are simply the best and difficult to find elsewhere. Uncomparable if you are looking for personalized service combined with absolute privacy in a paradisiac atmosphere. If in Bali, always Jamahal!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

My husband and I had a truly wonderful time at the Jamahal Private Resort and Spa in Bali on Jimbaran Bay. We enthusiastically recommend it to others.Each of the individual villas is so secluded that I defy you to meet any of the other guests! It is as if you are in your very own hideaway, complete with a pool for cooling yourself and a butler for meeting your every need.

The food at Jamahal is excellent and, by all means, you should opt for the breakfast they serve you there. It is slightly less expensive to add that option before you arrive than to tack it on each day. Our delicious and filling breakfast kept us satisfied until late afternoon each day. Our room was lovely and charmingly decorated in a spare, but very tasteful, tropical style. The round tub filled with flower petals upon our arrival was a very nice touch. But it was the privacy that was so enchanting. Surrounding each villa is a tall wall that encloses a private garden and access to the villa is only through a large wooden gate that has a buzzer to alert you to the butler's entrance. And, yes, "Do Not Disturb" signs are available. Seriously, if you don't want to bump into ANYONE, you don't have to save for your butler. Lovely.

We arranged excursions to the Uluwatu Temple for the Kecak Dances at Sunset and a daylong trip through the eastern portion of the island directly through out hotel. It was very easy to do so with the help of the management and our plans went smoothly. We are particularly indebted to Oka, a Jamahal driver, who escorted us to the Besakih Mother Temple and to Ubud. He was a wonderful companion who shared much of the local culture with us and who expertly navigated us through monsoon rains in the higher elevations with the ease of a seasoned pro. He also made time for us to stop and admire the irrigation systems of the rice paddies outside of Ubud and that portion of the afternoon was a special highlight for us. We felt completely comfortable with him and he shared so much of his own story with us that we felt as though we received extra, and in-depth, information regarding what it is like to grow up on Bali. That was a cultural gift to us and we deeply thank him.

All of the staff at Jamahal exceeded our expectations and we experienced nothing but polite and sincere attentiveness. We did avail ourselves of the spa and had a couples massage as well as a reflexology treatment. High marks to both! In short, all of our needs were met and more. i had emailed the resort prior to arrival and requested our villa type along with the breakfast option and everything was exactly as promised when we got there. No hidden costs. No surprises. No sleight of hand. This is a trustworthy and straightforward operation.

The only drawback that I can name about the Jamahal experience is that the hotel is not located directly on the beach. There is prompt car service from the resort to the Jamahal Beach Club on Jimbaran Bay, but immediate beach access would have been nice. Also, the neighborhood outside the gates of Jamahal didn't seem conducive to strolling. We had envisioned a different type of street scene outside the gates, but the walkways were very uneven and the stalls selling food and goods seemed less than inviting. Perhaps we should have ventured out more, but we weren't really inclined to do so.

In all, we give Jamahal another of it's consistently high ratings and we would definitely consider staying there again if we return to Bali. It won't disappoint you if you stay there!

Room Tip: From what I could tell, they are all great rooms/villa. It's just a matter of price range.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

For the bali phase of my honeymoon we went to stay in Jamahal and this was quite an experience in itself. The resort is absolutely stunning and the staff was I would say more than helpful. Besides the stunning resort, the staff really helped us. We had a late flight on the last day and not only did the staff keep our luggage but also offered us an empty villa to change and shower. Great experience, thank you guys for a memorable time.

The only thing I would say to future travelers, is that the extra services are very expensive like 25 USD for the pick-up and the breakfast. The hotel is a mere 10 minutes from the airport and if you are on a budget you can do these yourself. Also, while we got a private spa which was a lot of fun, their spa treatment is quite expensive but average.

Room Tip: Take a villa with a swimming pool...we got Toya...absolutely gorgeous.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Intire property consist of 13 villas and I had luck to see all of them. Even the smallest villas (Lux 1) are designed beautiful and comfortable, especially two of them which have direct access to the main pool from the terrace deck shadowed by the frangipani and banana trees...Frangipani villa is peace of art. Menu they serve is limited but all the meals are excelent and the cook is ready to prepare anything up to the guests wishes. On arrival we receive two complimentary masages, nice touch. Service is superb, all the staff is friendly and kind.
Beach club is on the Jimbaran beach and it is allways a place there for the beach lovers, Towels and drinks are provided so is transport from the hotel or 7-10 min walking. Jimbaran beach itself didnt impress us since it is not clean in the water so swimming was not pleasant. We went on the other beaches around, surfing, had fun.. We had a great time at Jamahal.
Thank you Dhita for amazing holidays we had, I enjoyed our little chats.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Paris
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

A big surprise in busy Jimbaran! The resort is very calm and beautiful, built like a small village, each room being a separate, small house built around the main pool. Going to the water front is just a 5-minute walk. The staff, food and service are simply amazing, ideal for couples

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed November 16, 2011

After a terrible experience in Candidasa my fiance and I splurged on one night at the Jamahal. We were looking for possible honeymoon accommodations and the Jamahal did not disappoint! It was the best thing that happened to us in our holiday.

The staff were so amazing and accommodating. Iin, who welcomed us, was truly professional and superb. After hearing that we were getting married she upgraded us to one of the villas called Banyu (meaning water) which was out of this world. It was immense and beautiful. We had our own butler service and our own private massage spa within our private villa. Because the theme of our villa was water, the entire place was surrounded by a moat of water, with its own water feature of a trickling water fall that you could stand under, and a great plunge pool.

The food was amazing, but quite expensive for Bali. Even so, we would recommend at least having the breakfast in your villa.
I had the best massage I have ever had in my life at Jamahal. It was quite expensive but still cheaper than massages in Australia. I opted for the ayuverdic (spelling?) massage and the spa therapist was so professional and the entire experience so relaxing, I'm pretty sure I fell asleep a few times in between!

Check out was early, at 11AM but we decided to go to the private beach club until 1:30pm when we were due at our next destination. It was so relaxing and we were served fresh fruits and water throughout our stay on the loungers.

A truly magical experience, thank you so much for making our stay so romantic and unforgettable, even if it was only for one night! If we can make it, this is a definite stay for ALL honeymooners!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Jamahal Private Resort & Spa
Address: Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.1, Jimbaran 80364, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Jimbaran
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Jimbaran
#1 Luxury Hotel in Jimbaran
#1 Romantic Hotel in Jimbaran
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Jimbaran
#1 Spa Hotel in Jimbaran
#10 Family Hotel in Jimbaran
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Jamahal Private Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In ancient sanskrit, "jamahal" means "precious time;" this small private estate has been transformed into one of Bali's best boutique resorts, a heaven for maximum 12 couples and honeymooners seeking precious time pampered by 70 attentive staff together. Private and cozy, jamahal is a splendid collection of ten suite villas and three villas. Structures and interiors artfully blend contemporary and traditional elements. Located in the center of former fishing village of jimbaran with a private beach club only 350 meters away from the resort. Definitely not a main stream resort but the place for a great service experience. ... more   less 
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