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Anda Amed Resort
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Amed
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Coming to Amed was an unplanned part of our holiday and our choice of hotel was purely pot luck, but it turned out to be one of the best parts of our trip. We were staying in the Gili Islands and wanted to move on early, so I emailed a couple of hotels in Amed that I found in the guidebook and booked the first one that got back with availability. The internet was down most of the time, so I couldn't do my usual trawl of reviews on tripadvisor, but we were more than happy with what we found at Anda Amed. I probably wouldn't have chosen it if we'd read through all the reviews, which goes to show you shouldn't rely too heavily on what others have to say!

I am glad however that I had read somewhere about being asked to pay up front for the room - it still galled a bit to be treated like you're planning a midnight bunk and I made sure we checked out the room before we agreed to pay. Surely if they take your credit card number when you check in, they shouldn't need to do this?

Having said this the room was lovely - Villa 9, which was a steep climb to the very top of the resort, but the payback with the view out over the bay was spectacular. The room was spotless, small and contemporary and cooled by an efficient aircon. The bathroom was lovely with a good supply of hot water and a rather unnecessary bathtub. Not much storage, but we weren't staying long. Might be a problem if you want to hang everything up, as there is the usual hotel drought of hangers but this is hardly a major crime! The bed was super comfy with a well designed mossie net, comfy pillows and a view out to the sea and horizon to die for!

The outside sitting area had a whitewashed table and chairs and brightly cushioned daybed, which was fantastic for lazing in the shade, watching the boats sail past. Could have done with a bit more light outside for reading at night and the bedside lights were a bit dim too, but we managed to rig up the lights in the bathroom so they lit up the seating area outside.

The staff were all friendly, food good and pool and gardens attractive and well maintained. I had a vicious attack of food poisoning while there (not the fault of the hotel) and the staff were all concerened and helpful, supplying me with an effective local medicine. It was the only time that I regretted the room - and more importantly - the bathroom, being such a steep climb up from the rest of the resort! They also sorted us out a scooter and transport to our next destination without fuss. Not sure what happened to the 2 ducks everyone else referred to in their reviews - maybe eaten for dinner for the 2 cats that have taken up residence in the restaurant!

We briefly met the owner on the last evening - she seems quite a force of nature - having seemingly set the place up on her own and certainly makes her presence felt when she's about.

Amed itself was a great relief after Gili Trawangan, which we didn't like much at all. It's really just a string of small villages, protected bays and exposed headlands, spread out for about 10 km along a narrow and winding coast road. There seems to be a good a selection of small inns, hotels, restaurants and dive stores to suit all budgets, but it's all very low key and has none of the frenetic hype we found on Gili T. The snorkelling was fantastic in all of the places we tried and the coral and fish life seemed abundant and healthy. It's a bit of a trek to get there, but that's what keeps it from being overrun with tourists and preserves it's charm. Long may it last!

Altogether we had a lovely stay and would definately go back for a longer visit.

Room Tip: If youdon't mind the climb choose a room at the top - views are spectacular from your bed!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kim S, Owner at Anda Amed Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2011

We do ask for payment at the beginning of your stay, because as mentioned in one person's review we have had people disapear without paying. It is not possible in our area of Bali just to take a copy of the a credit card and then deduct payment should there be a problem. Also taking a photocopy of a passport would also not be of much help. The legal system here in Bali does not operate or work in the same way it does in other countries. I am sorry if this is a problem for some people, I know that most people are completely honest. However we are a very small resort and cannot afford to loose income, it also affects the wages of the staff as they do get a percentage of room prices.

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Reviewed October 4, 2011

I recently stayed 2 nights in this small but lovely hotel. The rooms are built in a mediterranean rather than balinese style. My room ( number 11) was the most recently built, and was a steep climb up winding paths. The bedroom was huge, as was the bathroom. Had a seperate shower and bathtub. Unfortunately I couldn't get any hot water for the tub... which was a shame, as I quite fancied a bit of a wallow! No shower gel provided, but small sachets of shampoo/conditioner and soap were provided. Ample towels, and a huge mozzie net runs around the beds, Plenty of hangers and drawer space, mini fridge and good air con.
I ate at the restaurant one evening, and the food was very good.
The hotel provides flash lights which are needed to navigate around the property at night , especially if your room is some distance up from reception. The paths around the rooms have all been planted with lush and very well tended gardens, adding a sense of privacy to the rooms, all of which have excellent days beds with cushions.
I thoroughly enjoyed my two days here, the pool may be small, but the staff, views and quietness are wonderful. But note, not all rooms have the guarenteed 360 degree views, so would recommend asking specifically for rooms with uninterrupted views. The stairs/paths may present some people with mobility problems.

Room Tip: If you have mobility issues, ask for a room nearer the reception/pool area.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Anda Amed is a nice and beautiful hotel. The design of the rooms and restaurant is unique for an hotel of this range. The rooms are modern, comfortable, with great views on the sea (although telephone cables alter the view) and offer a lot of privacy.
The breakfast is amazing.
We only stayed one night, but would have liked staying 2-3 days (Amed is way better than Lovina). The hotel is not appropriate for long stays (no beach, no sun on the pool in the afternoon).
The assistant manager is very nice.
The only negative points were the check-in (no trace of Paypal deposit) and the prohibitive surcharge for the wifi, which we did not pay because we had to retrieve evidence of our paypal deposit ;-)

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

Allthough the hotel is allready in business for many years, the quality is still at a high level. A lott of the hotels in bali lose their quality after a view years, not here! All looks still fresh and new. Most probably the Australian owner/ hostess is doing a wonderfull job here.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

It gets tougher to write original reviews so to make things easier we just try to list the pro's and con's. In the case of Anda Amed the final balance is in favor of the hotel. FYI we stayed in the two room/two bathroom Villa. Pro's : large rooms and very nice bathrooms. The sitting area's outside are just great to enjoy the view and the incredible sunrise (if you care to get up at 6 AM of course). The service is very good and the warm Balinese smiles are always a pleasure. We've met Kim and she radiates 100% energy. The food is very good and after we've tried the n°1 restaurant in Amed (as rated in Tripadvisor) this restaurant is even better!. Breakfast is excellent, even a simple fruit platter is made into an artwork. The pool... what can we say? It was difficult to get the kids out of it :-) . Two superstar ducks that are really hilarious. Con's: As described in another review it's strange to have to pay upfront for your complete stay and we were a bit worried and even thought that there was a kind of cash-flow issue but it seemed that they had some problems with customers leaving in the middle of the night without paying. We think that there are other ways in solving this problem (keep or copy one passport??). There are a lot of stairs and this could be a issue for elderly people or disabled people but one thing could be adjusted is to increase the n°of lights that are next to the stairs. Kim, we love your place and you have a great staff. Looking forward in coming back.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

We are in our early sixties and have just returned from our second visit to Bali which included a two night stay at Anda Amed about which we have somewhat mixed feelings.
First impressions count for a lot and we were somewhat taken aback when we were asked to pay for the whole stay on arrival. We cannot recall ever having to pay a hotel bill on check in. Having been asked to pay in full we were then told that there was a charge for wi-fi access which left us with the impression that Anda Amed would be one of those places where you paid for absolutely everything
The Anda Amed website states that “The contemporary style accommodation offers spectacular 180 degree views”. We were disappointed to find that this was not quite the case from our particular villa (No 6) as the view was obscured by the villa in front and the landscaping. We noted that on the board at reception which lists the guests that several appear to have relocated from villa no 6 to others with a better view.
The infinity pool is lovely but it was disappointing to find that the view was spoiled by power lines.
None of the above were major concerns but meant that on arrival we didn’t go “Wow” which was a pity as in most other respects the Anda Amed Resort is beautiful.
The layout of the grounds and villas is very well done so that each villa has more or less complete privacy – you can sit out on the verandah without anyone passing in front. The grounds are well maintained and very attractive. The paths up to the villas are steep and could be a major problem for older , frail or infirm people.
Our villa was beautiful. It consisted of one bedroom and bathroom and a sort of alcove with bunk beds which we would imagine would be fine for young children. The villa was very clean, tidy and well maintained – no problems with air conditioning or hot water. The verandah area was very well designed and very comfortable to sit out on. It was a very nice touch that the beds were turned down each evening and a chocolate and flower left on the pillow. The mosquito net around the bed was also “unfurled”. We had no problems with mosquitos.
The infinity pool was beautiful but as mentioned above the view for us was marred by the power lines. The pool is very close to the front of the hotel and the road and noise from the road is noticeable from the pool area.
We had dinner in the restaurant the second evening and it was very good. The breakfasts were excellent and were probably the best hotel breakfasts we had during our trip.
The staff were all very pleasant and helpful.

Should we ever be in the Amed area again we would certainly consider staying again at Anda Amed but would probably also look for other options.

Room Tip: When booking check on which villas have the 180 degree views. Nos 1,2 and 3 looked good but in the c...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

This really is a lovely place! The view from the pool, overlooking the sea, the really nice bungalows with an outdoor couch to relax (at least room 6 had one)... The spacious room and bath room were very inviting.
The garden was beautifull and the 'house ducks' were charming. And on top of all that: a very nice choice in breakfast; try the french toast with fresh fruit and yoghurt. Delicious!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Address: Jalan Bunutan, Amed, Abang, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Abang > Amed
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Price Range: $52 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anda Amed Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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