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Blue Karma Hotel
Ranked #20 of 141 Hotels in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we stepped out of the airport, the staff at Blue Karma were fantastic. A huge shout out to Madi our driver who later took us around to ubud, the volcano and many other cultural shops as well as driving us to our next resort the day after. He took care of us so well which really made our holiday. A real great guy- definitely ask for him!
We stayed at Blue Karma for 2 nights but would happily have stayed for longer.
Be aware that this is a small resort of about 20+ rooms but this means its quieter and more personal.
Pros:
- beautiful, clean cool rooms- an escape from the bustle and heat.
- quiet secluded corner but right in the heart of Seminyak
- excellent staff
- fabulous spa- my husband fell asleep and I had to go wake him up. Not expensive at all. (We upgraded our complimentary massage to a full hour which was completely worth it.)
- complimentary breakfast was definitely good enough. They have specials each morning and great eggs. The fresh juices were to die for!
- complimentary wifi was good to have but slow connection.
- last but not the least- Madi our driver and guide!!

Cons:
- rooms were a little dark and could do with more light.
- slow wifi connection
- roosters screaming their lungs out from 5am but no one can do anything about it so bring your ear plugs. It's probably a common problem all around Bali.
- yes airport transfers might be a little pricey vs finding a taxi from the airport but it means no worries.

Overall, I won't hesitate to come back the next time I'm in Bali.
Thanks to all at Blue Karma!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fred N, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you so much for your complete feedback of your positive experience with us from the airport pickup to the entire stay. We have noted and appreciated your feedback shared with our team managers for future improvements. We cant wait to host you again very soon on your next visit to Bali
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

Beautiful accommodation with lovely big rooms. Always slightly dubious booking via Internet but was well guided by TripAdvisor reviews. This place is stunning, beautifully decorated with a lovely pool. Service and staff are amazing with a fabulous breakfast. Recommend without any reservation.

Room Tip: 4 bedroom villa is stunning with own pool. Excellent service and a beautiful villa.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gilli S
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Fred N, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Thank you Gili for your review on your stay at Blue Karma in our 4 bedroom villa which is indeed a real oasis with private access. A great travel tip for our family and group of friends visiting Bali. Look forward to your next visit for more Bali Blue Karma treats.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

What a resort. We have just had the most amazing week From the very first email Ary was responsive and helpful and flexible and Ana bolster joy to deal with. The resort itself was even more beautiful than the photos. Beautiful and clean. An oasis so close to the shops and restaurants. The service was outstanding. Every staff member was smiley and helpful. The rooms and villas we gorgeous we were a big group and all lived it. The food was delicious we ate there most lunches and some dinners. Being a small resort it's very handy getting from rooms to pool and bar. We were travelling with a babies and it was perfect.

Some negatives.

Nanny that they recommended was unreliable and sent her sister on the first night when I was expecting her and had checked her references.
We paid for a bigger van for all our stuff and it was old and had no air con or seat belts. Terrifying for a new mum.
Some villas don't have lounge rooms and lavender backs onto a very loud lane.
Light on the alcohol in cocktails.

In saying all that it's my favourite hotel I have ever stayed in and we will be back next year.

Room Tip: Ask lots of questions as villas different.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your review and we were delighted to host you all and let you fully indulge in your holiday which you did. We have noted your feedback, please once again accept our apologies and we have shared these with our third party companies we use in order to ensure of better consistencies in the future. Look forward to seeing you again at Blue Karma Bali very soon
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

It was our greatest pleasure to find that our web search for accommodation could lead us to an oasis in Seminyak! We were really taken with the undivided attention, as if we were the only guests. If we should return to Bali, we would not look further than Blue Karma. We will thoroughly recommend it!! Ask for Sesame, it's so quiet and the private plunge pool is very welcome to relax. The bugs didn't trouble us in the outdoor bathroom.

The accommodation, atmosphere and attention by all the staff was second to none.

With best regards

Andrew & Judy Deans
Canberra, Australia

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Andrew & Judy, a real pleasure reading your feedback shared with our team. It was a delight having you stayed with us and we look forward to your renewed visit very soon for more :)
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Nieuw-Vennep
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Nice stylist rooms with beautifully carved doors and art objects, but not in every aspect practically furnished. The mosquito-net (with holes!) too short to cover the whole bed is an example. Bathroom stylist but not enough hooks to hang up towels. Little space to put things and too little contacts to load all batteries needed nowadays. Very small balcony with no view at all. A good designer with a practical eye for details AND a good taste could do wonders to the room. The staff is friendly and helpful and does its best. Overall a bit impersonal atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Henk V
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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Hi Henk, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and your experience at Blue Karma. Glad you liked the rooms and our team and we have duly noted your recommendations for hooks, power plugs and will definitely review this on future improvements to the property. Many thanks once again and wishing you a wonderful end of year. Warmest regards
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

When we stepped into the Blue Karma resort, we realised it is a small rustic boutique resort. We stayed at the suite for 3 nights and were amazed by the place - clean, cozy, comfortable, spacious room, great main pool, delicious food and friendly staff who addressed us by names. We checked out the 4th day and went to stay at Kuta. Missed this place and decided to come back on the 6th day - our final nite in Bali. This time they gave us a bigger and nicer suite, which make our come back even more memorable. Thanks much for everything and we will certainly come back again. Only thing lacking is that there is no fitness center.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Thank you so much Shirley for your feedback, it was a pleasure hosting you at Blue Karma and we were delighted when you returned to us for your final nights in Bali - pure bliss to have return guests within the same stay in Bali :) Looking forward to seeing you again soon for more.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

Oh how I miss this place! Was a great stay, I'll list the pros and cons
Pros
- friendly attentive staff
- ok location near the beach, shops and restaurants
- fabulous main pool, lovely, warm and spotless
- great breakfast although not replenished as well as I would have liked
- large rooms and loved outdoor bathroom except at night as I hate bugs!
- good quality toiletries although not replaced often enough
- relaxed and calm atmosphere, no outside noise at all (other reviewers state lots of local noise but we didn't hear a thing and slept soundly)
- felt homely and comfortable as small complex, all staff always said hello and happy to help, knew our names
-lovely cocktails at the bar!
-great complimentary massages
Cons
- this was part of a honeymoon trip but we had NO special treatment due to this even though they knew this was the case, no flowers, no wine, nothing, very disappointing, no one actually acknowledged it was our honeymoon.
- no bath tub in our room
- I wish we didn't pay extra for the private pool because we didn't use it. It was very cold and no where near as nice as main pool. There was always a colony of ants crawling round our pool which wasn't very enticing.
- hit and miss breakfast selection, sometimes eggs were included sometimes it was extra. And if you want seconds sometimes it's included sometimes it's at an extra charge.
- room service selection sparse and our sandwich wasn't very nice, had to go out to eat everyday

Overall was a great relaxing and comfortable stay at blue karma. Would recommend for couples but disappointed as not really a honeymoon retreat

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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fred n, Public Relations Manager at Blue Karma Hotel, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Selamat Siang, Thank you for your review and glad you are recommending our property after a great stay. I am truly sorry about missing to wish you our congratulations, we are currently reviewing this with our team for improvements. We trust you will have a fantastic time together and we look forward to welcoming you again at the resort. Warmest regards.
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Property: Blue Karma Hotel
Address: Jl. Raya Seminyak, Gang Bima no. 2, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#20 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#22 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#22 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Karma Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Karma is a lifestyle resort in the heart of Bali activities and happenings – Seminyak. The resort is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants and to the beach. Artistic creativity, comfort, ethnic design and flourishing garden have come together to make a vacation paradise in Blue Karma.You will get unique hotel experience and personalized concierge service. Blue Karma welcomes to pamper yourself in Slimming center and Spa, in Restaurant and Lounge Bar enjoy tasteful delights with designer menu options in raw food, listen to mellifluent sounds at live music events and experience special holistic programs as well as creative workshops and authentic trips to discover Bali.This is the lifestyle you deserve, and we are happy to share our passion and curiosity to life with you. ... more   less 
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