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Reviewed July 30, 2018

I loved my stay at the Griya. Started with a misunderstanding regarding the pick up but it was well managed and then I could fully enjoy the villa. I had number 3.
What to say? It was huge, nice pool with the view on the bay, quiet, outdoor living room and kitchen, well furnished.
The bed room is very big and bed is king size, very comfy. the bathroom is really nice, it is outdoor and it has a hug bathtub and a shower. I liked the fact that it communicates so easily with the bedroom and we can enjoy the view on the bay from the bathtub.
Diner and breakfast are super nice.
There are pick up and drop off every hour from 9am to 5pm. And there were movies night on the roof top bar which is quite nice.
All I have to say is that the hotel is super well maintained and I'll highly recommend it and would go back when in Amed.
P.S Only thing that can be improve is (maybe it was just something forgotten on that time) I had a massage and it was weird to me to have no music at all, and no cosy light. It was almost dark and so silent, it felt weird at some point. But the massage itself was very nice :)

Room Tip: I loved my villa number 3 as it has outdoor living room and kitchen
  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled solo
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1  Thank Vivich
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

Long-time travellers, first-time reviewers. Forgive the stream of consciousness post. Kicking ourselves we didn't stay 10 nights instead of 5. Completely different vibe to south Bali. The furthest east we had previously ventured was Klungkung. Don't let the 3 hour drive from the airport deter you - the Griya's car is cool & comfortable, your driver can suggest an excellent restaurant for lunch in Candidasa en route (the Balissa) and your infinity pool awaits.
We were in Villa 11 (second from top i.e Villa 14), ostensibly a 1 bedroom deluxe pool villa but in reality a 2 bedroom and as far as we could tell the same configuration as Jen W's Villa 9. By way of warning, the path to 11 & 14 is quite steep (and during a downpour would be a challenging descent) but the views are definitely worth it and if you're feeling too hot/lazy/serene post-massage you can always request a golf cart from reception. It was essentially our only form of exercise during our stay and a great way to walk off lunch/dinner before falling into the pool. Breakfasts are sensational and we recommend adding hash browns (ie. Rosti with Bali spices) to anything else you order. Nasi Goreng & Balinese coffee also delish.
Channa Spa well worth trying. Loved pedicure, Body scrub, Balinese massage & Facial. Pure bliss and all spa staff are highly trained with the right touch.
For those who detest plastic, this place will sing to you as they offer glass refillable water bottles, spring water dispensers and paper lined bins. They also have their own rubbish recycling program.
Whilst Bunutan (ATMs & Adi shop) and Lipah beach (clean; great swimming, snorkeling; beautiful fish) are only a 10 minute walk one-way, unless you're happy to sweat in buckets, highly recommend hiring a scooter through reception for 60k/day including 2 helmets (thank you Ari!). For easiest beach access suggest parking at Vienna Cottage/Cafe.
Yes, there are roosters and dogs 24/7 but they become white noise after a day and just add to the village atmosphere. A must do is rising at 6:30am (ish) for a chance to see Lombok magically and momentarily appear and then disappear (photos won't do it justice) which we were privilegd to experience on our last morning. Daybeds strategically positioned so one or other permanently in shade regardless of time of day.
Wonderful local (and thus knowledgeable) staff. Hotel policy is to hire locals from Amed area! Special mention to Peduli Alam Recycling shop (next door to the delicious Dinner Lipah Warung - have a look pre-/post-lunch) - non-profit employing 15 locals producing unique handbags, wallets, stubby holders etc. from recycled plastic etc. the sales of which fund the village's rubbish collection. Note cash only.
Biggest dilemma for next trip is whether or not to take our teenage kids! Perhaps not!

  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank aft2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We went for drinks at the rooftop bar followed by dinner. It was happy hour when we arrived and it was 2 for 1 cocktails. The meal and service was great. The hotel also has a pick up and drop off service which was great.

Stayed: July 2018, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Graeme641
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

This was our second stay at the Griya and this time we took our kids with us. We stayed in our favorite villa - Villa 9 - which is perfectly set up for a family and has the most AMAZING view of the ocean. The Griya is the kind of place where you can be perfectly happy never even leaving your villa all week. It is the ultimate in a relaxing, pampering getaway. You will have privacy, quiet, a stunning view, and helpful staff who will cater to your needs, including complimentary breakfast in your villa each morning. But you should occasionally emerge from your villa and try the 2-for-1 happy hour specials at the rooftop bar (we went every single night to watch the sunset and enjoy cocktails and a warm breeze), or have dinner at the Safka restaurant, which often has entertainment like Balinese cultural shows (dancing, music) or local musicians who play acoustic sets. If you would like to eventually leave the property to explore the area (which is really gorgeous and there's a lot to do, so try to leave your villa at least once!), the Griya will happily arrange a driver to take you on short or long day trips. Our family did two scuba trips and one snorkeling trip. The rest of the time, though, we just hung out in our villa and relaxed by the pool. It was the best week ever. We cannot wait to go back. A special shout-out to Dewi, who does an awesome job looking after guests and taking care of all the details. Also much appreciation to the kitchen and bar staff and chef, who kept us well-fed and happy. We will be back - again and again!

  • Stayed: July 2018, traveled with family
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4  Thank Jen W
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

We returned to the Griya this year and it continued to be as amazing as the first visit. This time around we utilised the hotel to get hire a bike to visit the Japanese Wreck and a driver to go to the US Liberty - all very easy to do. I was most impressed by the staff (Ari) actually remembered us by name by our short visit last year. I also tried out the massage which was absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Every villa is good.
  • Stayed: June 2018, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MichaelWestwood
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