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Sama's Cottages and Villas
Ranked #3 of 640 Ubud B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 22, 2014

Sama's was a really good find. Great value for the quality of accommodation and service offered. We turned up and managed to get a double bungalow. It was extremely clean and cleaned every day with towels, toiletries, water and flowers. Really comfortable and large 4 poster bed, hot and powerful shower, safe and lovely veranda/balcony.

Friendly and smart staff deliver you delicious breakfast on your balcony and at night they come round to turn your outside light on and burn anti mosquito coils outside your room. They all stop to have a conversation and are helpful when booking activities and directing you.

The location is great and everything is in walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Hello Loubyloupy, Thankyou so very much for such a beautiful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Our staff really love the interaction with the guests so it was great hearing that they indeed do this, I shall pass the review on. Thanks again and we really look forward to one day seeing you both again here at Sama's.

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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Located off a small side street so very quiet but walking distance to everything you need. Villas set in mature gardens full of birds and butterflies. Staff friendly. Nice breakfast served on your terrace every morning. We stayed in a delux room. Huge room, nice clean bathroom. Down side for us was lack of privacy, all windows faced onto the main path so no choice but to have blinds closed all thetime. The other really annoying thing was that two different artists appeared on our doorstep trying to sell us their pictures. We found this intrusive and annoying. You expect it on the main street but not in your villa, it also raises security issues. A nice place but probably not for us.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank PixiBrighton_UK
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2014

Hi Pixie, Firstly please let me thank you for your lovely yet enlightening review. Re the artists selling their wares, I had no idea and this is strictly NOT allowed at Sama's so our apologies for this happening to you, it is being addressed right now in no uncertain terms. This is a small property and we are not walled private villas, our cottages are dotted around hence they look across from each other and to the pathway/gardens. We make every effort to ensure your privacy. Thanks again and all the very best.

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Sama's cottages is a quiet place to live in. Staff is honest. I left my valuables in the room and they were still there when I came back. Overall, I was satisfied except for the following incidents:
1) The staff forgot to replenish our water and soap. We have to ask at the reception.
2) The face towels were not put back in their proper
places.
3) There was a hair clip on the floor and it was still there when I left. So I don't think the cleaning job was done thoroughly.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank OliverHana
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear valued guest, thankyou for taking the time to write your review. I have taken your valid points and will be addressing the issue with our staff. We thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sama's Cottages.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had a wonderful stay at Sama's. There was a mix up with airport transportation, but the owner immediately offered to reimburse my taxi expense. Once I arrived, the staff was lovely. The accommodations (I stayed in both air conditioned and fan cottages on different parts of my trip) were great. Clean and quiet. Breakfast was always delicious. They were amenable to hold my bags while I roamed around town on my last day. The pool was a great respite from humid and hot Ubud. All in all very affordable and great value.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Thank 689RachelG
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi Rachel, Thankyou so very much for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate it. We are pleased you had a great experience overall and apologise for the airport mix up. It's rare these mishaps happen, lost in translation with the driver unfortunately but we were happy to reimburse you for the inconvenience, it was the least we could do. So we do hope you come again for a stay with us and thanks again for your review.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed at Sama's in March 2014 for 3 days and loved the place. Lovely cottages in lush gardens. The cottages were large, well maintained and very clean. Coffee and breakfast was brought to our cottage every morning and hot water for tea in afternoon. The pool was good sized and very nice with high quality massage service on request. The Balinese staff were amazing - so polite and helpful. Location was great - on a quiet street, good restaurants nearby and easy walk to Monkey forest, galleries, downtown Ubud or rice paddies. We would stay here again - but for longer next time. Of course you will need to get used to roosters wake up call in Ubud as every household has a least one.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen87
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi Karen, Thanks so very much for your fantastic review, we appreciate it and feel honoured you enjoyed the Sama's experience. Yes, what is Bali without the morning chorus from the roosters, it is a tradition here I guess lol? We are so pleased you had such a pleasurable time with us and do hope that we see you again in the future. All the very best to you.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

We spent a week in Ubud in the bungalow that is managed by Sama's - it is at the back of the property and looks out onto the jungle. It was a totally authentic Bali experience.

This bungalow has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths - we only needed one but no matter. It comes with its own private pool, outdoor dining area and outdoor living area. The beds have nets, which are necessary because there are no screens or glass. We woke every morning to the sounds of the jungle, totally unmuffled by artificial barriers. First one rooster, then another, then the jungle starts waking up - there are those few moments right at dawn when the jungle just springs to life with a cacophony of sounds - it is a magical experience!

Every afternoon, we ordered our breakfast for the next morning - their banana pancakes are awesome! Yummy fruit artfully presented, and fresh flowers in the bowl every morning. We also were treated daily with lovely fresh flowers and fragrant plumeria blooms in our bathroom and on the bed.

They offer massage - of course I said yes - which is done onsite in the outdoor living area - so convenient! At their suggestion, we did a bike ride through the countryside and rice fields. I'm not much for organized tours. Our host said she was not either, but that this is one she would recommend. We were so glad we did it. We saw the real Bali and met some very interesting people in the process.

The proprietors Kath and Wayan took great care of us. If - hopefully when - we go back to Ubud, this is where we want to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Debbie P
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi Deb, Thankyou for your inspiring comments about Villa Teras Sungai, we so appreciate it. Whilst it is a villa that Sama's manages we are blessed to offer this gorgeous villa to larger groups of people and it never ceases to amaze us with the positive experiences had by all. Deb you truly embraced Ubud and it is a credit to you as not everyone likes to wake to the sounds from the jungle or gets as much from their stay as you did. If you don't mind, could you please place this review also on the Flipkey site for Villa Teras Sungai, much appreciated. Thanks Deb and all the very best for the future and see you again one day I am sure.

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Pros: Separate cottages with private bath and good air conditioning in a very quaint cottage with Indonesian touches. Good service and helpful staff. Very reasonable price. Good location, walking distance from Ubud palace and all shops and restaurants.

Cons: The lighting is horrible. Exposed, harsh, super cool white CFLs placed badly around the cottage. Don't expect to be able to see yourself in the mirror. Really counters the peaceful vibe. Coffee is not good, but there's a great cofeeshop owned by the same owner a block down.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Shannon J
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Wayan S, Owner at Sama's Cottages and Villas, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Dear Shannon, Firstly please let me say thankyou for writing your review, it is truly appreciated. We do take pride in our rooms but do understand your criticisms. The coffee we serve in the rooms is a local variety for the traditional Balinese experience but as you stated we also have our cafe, Kopi on Bisma that caters for the western palette with top range coffee. So once again thankyou for your invaluable insights and review.

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Additional Information about Sama's Cottages and Villas

Address: Bisma Street, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 640 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range: $27 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sama's Cottages and Villas is a peaceful and relaxing retreat in Ubud, yet is located just a 5 minute stroll from the centre of town. Our property has just 9 individual cottages and 3 villas, and all are newly renovated to make your stay more comfortable. You can choose either a fan cooled or air conditioned cottage, or a 1 or 2 bedroom private villa. Our staff bring your breakfast to your veranda each morning, or alternatively you may eat by our lovely pool if you wish. All room rates include breakfast and free WiFi, and are subject to 10 per cent Government Tax and 5 per cent Service Fee. ... more   less 
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