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The Samaya Bali Seminyak
Ranked #4 of 142 Hotels in Seminyak
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London
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“Truly Wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2009

We spent 3 nights at the Samaya at the end of a two week honeymoon in Bali. It was truly fantastic and we just cannot wait to go back. We stayed in a garden villa because we preferred to be beach side. Service was faultless, the spa is excellent (yes expensive, but we also had loads of super cheap treatments in other places so were happy to splurge here) and the restaurant is great too capped off by the beachside setting. I actually feel the hotel is worth every penny with all the little extras they offer, afternoon tea, fruit salad by the pool at lunch time, cold towels etc.. We felt totally pampered. Loved it!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2009

My wife and I have just returned from The Samaya in Seminyak, Bali. Our stay was heavenly and we will remember the sunsets from the sun lounger, after afternoon tea served by the pool, for the rest of our lives. The Samaya staff could not do enough for us and were lovely in the manner in which we were treated. Such kind and smiling faces and each would admit that it was their pleasure to work there. As soon as you arrive you will know why.

From the Bose system for your ipod in your private villa, to the fresh fruit and pastry's delivered to your villa every day, the attention to detail is amazing. The breakfast is served at any time in the day (The Breeze Benedict is the finest meal I have woken up to!) and lunch or dinner is taken overlooking the beach.You can rest assured that this will be a wonderful rest that you will convince yourself you deserve! Enjoy and let the good times roll, personally we cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2009

Just returned from 8 days at the Samaya. It was our first trip to Bali and we researched all lodging options to death, finally settling on the Samaya. Cut to the chase: it was everything we hoped and more. Property is beautiful and impeccably maintained; villas are lovely, well-designed, and kept spotlessly clean; location is excellent: right on the best stretch of beach and walking distance to "downtown" Seminyak yet far enough away to be quiet. The property is a really good size: small enough for staff to remember you, and never to feel crowded, but big enough to have all the amenities you'd expect from a larger hotel. Staff and services are top-notch, with lots of small touches that make guests feel really pampered (like bikes for guests' use, free car service in the Seminyak area, and a selection of books and magazines by the pool/boardwalk). An added bonus: the hotel's restaurant (often a throwaway gesture on many properties, designed for utility rather than quality) was so fantastic that we stayed on property for dinner 3 times - highly unusual for us. (Menus for both breakfast and dinner include authentic Indonesian options, another nice touch.) A final note: the staff takes great care to control insects on the property, so it was mercifully free of mosquitoes - no small blessing in this tropical locale.

One more comment that I think illustrates the soul of this property and its staff: Our Bali adventure initially was intended to have two parts - first, the Samaya and second, another property elsewhere on the island. When we had to flee the second place (which turned out to be a disaster), we called the Samaya in desperation and, even though they were technically booked (it's the height of busy season on Bali), General Manager Ray Clark and his staff found a way to juggle rooms so as to squeeze us in for the remainder of our holiday. It's no overstatement to say that they saved our vacation.

We can't recommend the Samaya highly enough - and can't wait to return.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2009

Having just returned from a truly wonderful stay for our Honeymoon at the Samaya we implore anyone that is looking for the perfect place for Blissful Romance or a fantastic retreat to take in The Samaya. We had a royal court yard Villa for our 9 day stay and although separate from the main complex there is a superb buggy service to take you to and from your Amazing accommodation (walk to the Complex less than 3 mins and ideal to walk off the breakfast anyway) and an abundance of staff on hand at the satellite reception. The Villas are superb with a massive bedroom area with large wide screen TV, dressing room area and a sumptuous bathroom with Sunken Jacuzzi bath (not as corny as it sounds) and twin sink and shower units. Totally private Gardens with the Villa, great size private pool, sun deck and a separate covered deck with day bed and table for two (great room service). Also we had free laundry service (Really nice touch) and complimentary mini bar. If the location of the Samaya isn't enough with a great beachside restaurant (Breeze) it's also great for a late night drink as its not busy and one of the beachside tables is great for a nightcap watching the waves crash in. We also enjoyed the resteraunts like Ku De Ta and Sarong. Great shopping in Seminyak, We loved the food at the Samaya both the Evening menu and the amazing Breakfasts with great fresh juices. Walks along the beech early morning or at sunset are a must! There is also a Spa with a room that overlooks the beech me and the wife both enjoyed a fabulous massage listening to the waves crashing in. The staff here are some of the most friendly and genuine we have ever come across and nothing and I mean nothing is too much trouble. Everyone has different expectations of service but anyone that doesn’t appreciate the warmth in which you are treated is missing the point as the staff really do want to make sure your every whim is catered for. The reason we chose the Samaya was we were advised that for the same cost of a room at the legion we could get a royal courtyard villa and boy was it worth it. The Samaya may not be as famous as the legion or the Oberoi Hotel but as a contender looking to challenge the heavyweights the Samaya is well on the way to becoming the pound for pound king of this beautiful part of Bali. Thank you to everyone at the Samaya who made our honeymoon everything we hoped it would be and more!
Ian & Kelly Salter, Bristol UK.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2009

Samaya is a beautiful and romantic resort hotel. We loved the location, amenities, luxury accommodations, incredibly friendly and efficient service. The Samaya team was fantastic and the hotel facilities are very well maintained. Breeze restaurant is romantic and offers spectacular view of the ocean. I have been in Bali 42 times since 1984 and have stayed at 25 different hotels but none can compare to the experience my family and I had at Samaya. This is a getaway that well worth its cost!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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kit1978
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2009

We stayed at The Samaya after visiting Ubud and it was definitely a case of saving the best until last! Upon arrival we were welcomed with flower garlands and later shown to our room by our butler who had prepared the room as we were on our honeymoon. The Royal Courtyard Villa was a short buggy ride away and when we arrived there were two decorated hearts at the door way, flower petal heart in the bath and a Honeymoon cake.

The villa was spectacular with a good sized pool and dining area outside, and four poster bed inside. All of which can be seen in the photographs on the hotel website. Loved the little touches such as fresh fruit to order in the villa everyday, complimentary mini bar, butler on call, complimentary laundry and complimentary shuttle ride to Seminyak.

The best part of the stay for us was how genuine the staff were. There is no waiting for a tip and everyday we were greeted with a smile and friendly face whether it be a waiter, security guard or cleaning staff. Ray, the General manager and Gede, the resort manager have really made this hotel a great place to stay!! My wife and I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone staying in Bali. In our mind it will always be Number One!!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2009

Travelled to the Samaya for 10 nights for my honeymoon in June. Had a fantastic time. We stayed in the new villas across the road. The villa itself was exactly as you see in the pictures. Nice size pool, spotless inside and out.

The staff was great and nothing seemed to be to much trouble. The location is great, the hotel is great, and the spa is great. Would defiantly recommend. There are loads of restaurants near by. Kuta is not too far if you fancy something a bit more kicking.

Perfect place to chill and relax.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Samaya Bali Seminyak
Address: Jl. Laksmana | Seminyak Beach, Seminyak 80361, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Seminyak
#2 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#4 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
#6 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#9 Business Hotel in Seminyak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Samaya Bali Seminyak 5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samaya Seminyak has an outdoor pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 5-star Luxury Boutique Seminyak property features massage and treatment rooms, body treatments, and facial treatments. Business amenities at this 5-star Luxury Boutique property include complimentary wireless Internet access and business services. Samaya Seminyak has an award winning restaurant Breeze and a bar/lounge. 24-hour room service is available. Transportation services at this property include a complimentary airport shuttle (available on request) and a complimentary area shuttle within 2000metres. The staff can arrange wedding services, dry cleaning/laundry services, currency exchange, and computer rentals. Additional amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and a garden. ... more   less 
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