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“Awesome chill out spot” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Air Manis Hill Residence

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Air Manis Hill Residence
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Padang
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Awesome chill out spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

An awesome spot to relax, swim, eat great food, and stare at the 180 degree view of the ocean. We stayed in the bungalow at the bottom of the garden, and it was perfect for a small group or family. It's not a 5 star hotel, but has more personal service and atmosphere. Our kids instantly loved the place, with the great pool and Ibu Is's awesome food.
The place is a bit out of town, so having your own transport helps or the owner can also arrange transport. Unbelievable islands with white sand and crystal clear water to be explored, about 30 minutes drive to the south. The home cooked dinners were excellent, and breakfast served on the edge of the cliff looking out over the ocean was worth the wait each morning. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank ih8dmac
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Airmanis, Owner at Air Manis Hill Residence, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
We missed you this time but hope to meet when you come to visit again. Since your visit we have made a few changes. The bathroom has better natural light and we have changed the bed arrangement to sleep one couple and three others so it works better for children now.
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

We had a fantastic stay at Villa Air Manis. The views are fantastic, the people super friendly and the facilities very nice. We stayed over the Chinese new year and had the whole place to ourselves - fabulous.

Padang is perhaps not a town to die for, but the Villa is very much by itself (on a hilltop about 20 minutes south of town) and with the nice help of our hosts we scheduled some nice diving and spent the rest of the time laying back, enjoying good food and gasping over the views.

The only issue we had was related to the payment - which is something to keep in mind as getting cash from cash-machines is not always easy in Indonesia and the Villa doesn't accept credit card payment. The management of the facility was very helpful in getting this solved - but as I'm telling you before you go you can come better prepared.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mr_Sigurdson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We stayed for a few days over Chinese new year and had a great time.

The Villa is very nicely designed and more importantly maintained. It's not a 5star resort but compensates with its private villas and location as well as super friendly staff.

The garden is just great including the pool which was much appreciated during the hot hours of the day. View from the Villa is to die for given the hillside location. For the same reason it is not a beach front place and town is a good 20 min car ride away.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gwei10
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed for 2 nights, and never wanted to leave the villa. Spectacular views of Padang, and the cook Ibu Is, made the best crabs, fish and fried rice after a day of going out to the outer islands. The beach at Air Manis is not so nice, but rent a traditional boat for $20 and go out to the island where the water is crystal clear and swim, and walk around. We are a family of 5, 3 teenagers and they loved the pool and the atmosphere. This is like a villa in Bali on the coast of Padang. This is not a "full service" 5 star villa, the help cooks and cleans, but does not "serve" on demand, so don't expect that. if you want to see places to eat and see in Indonesia, follow me on twitter @deborahiskandar.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank Javasec
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Property: Air Manis Hill Residence
Address: Jalan Air Manis 151 | Padang Selatan, Padang 25215, Indonesia (Formerly Puncak Air Manis Residence)
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Location: Indonesia > Sumatra > West Sumatra > Padang
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 38 Hotels in Padang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An exclusive retreat set in the garden on a mountain top overlooking the Indian Ocean. Awake to the sounds of monkeys and bird song. Walk in the immaculate gardens where exotic orchids and rare plants surround the private rainwater swimming pool. Visit our on-site silk textile studio and meet local artisans. The bungalow features a large living room, private bedroom with en-suite bathroom, private verandah, dining room with kitchenette and day beds for up to 5 persons. The main residence has two private bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, a huge lounge and dining area and large kitchen. ... more   less 
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