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Amankila
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Manggis
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This hotel is in a secluded place, on top of the hills with a spectacular view to the sea and 3 infinity pools like i've never seen before.
The moment you arrive every one knows your name and every little request is never ever forgotten.
We went on a tracking through the rice fields and I felt on a mud hole and my tennis were all dirty and covered with black mud. The moment I arrived at my room I had a small note saying to drop my tennis on a basket outside so they could clean them. On teh next day my tennis arrived immaculate on another basket and my socks also clean and wrapped in satin paper!
Every waiter was really kind and tried to speak an understandable english making conversation and explaining everything.
Food was well cooked with very fresh ingredients
Definately an experience to repeat

Room Tip: choose a room with ocean view
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Stayed here for my honeymoon and could not be happier with our stay. You get your own private villa and get treated and can feel like you are the only people staying at the hotel. The entire staff on site knows your name – activities we did included a private beach dinner, dinner on top of a hill overlooking terraced rice patty fields, and treks into local villages. The staff is very helpful and provides lists of daily activities you can try. If you are on your honeymoon, they will give you a free 60 minute massage.
I was hesitant to stay at an Aman but bought a package as a part of my honeymoon and could not be happier with the decision.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Marc M
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This property is designed into the hill landscape which gives it a very surreal feeling of beauty that blends into nature. Like every other Aman we have stayed the staff feel like family and the service experience is unique and excellent. Though we were not keen on the black sand beach here the resort more than made up for that through the beautiful pools and even the amazing pool in our suite. The room was incredible and we felt like Balinese royalty showered with flowers every day in our room. This is a must see resort in Bali and for that matter the world.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

After having spent some days at Amanpulo five years ago, we opted this year for Amankila on Bali. It sounds awfully boring to repeat all the wonderful things that have been said in earlier posts about this resort, but I can only confirm them again and again. Where can you find a resort spreading over 11 HA (28 acres), with a maximum of roughly 65 guests being spoiled by 250 friendly and dedicated staff? The location is superb; the 31 “suites” (which are in fact beautifully decorated villas, some with its own pool) are spread over the tropical landscape. You have the choice of four swimming pools (one 40 Meters long), a palm trees fringed beach with black volcanic sand, a beach club, a bar, two roof covered but for the rest open restaurants (no freezing air condition), one serving breakfast and the other diner with a broad variety of Western and Asian food imaginatively prepared by a young and enthusiastic chef . Amankila opened 23 years ago but has been immaculately maintained with every possible care for the smallest detail. A new GM is in charge since the beginning of this year and you can sense her strong leadership with the staff maintaining at the same time very close customer contact talking and listening to all the guests every day. My judgment is clear; Amankila is the very best you can get and Aman remains at the top!

Room Tip: You get what you pay for. Suites with own pool cost more.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Hotel is 22 years old therefore the rooms are not the most modern and sophisticated ones. However, they are very very comfortable. There is no tv which we didn't mind as it was our first stop after our wedding and we were very happy to just read and relax in the room. We very kindly got upgraded to pool villa 24 which is high up. Miss Claudia the manager is very welcoming and we got spoiled from the beginning until the end with outstanding service. The dinner and lunch food is excellent. We loved trying the local cuisine. Fish and lamb currys are outstanding. If you get a chance try the 10 small indonesian dish to share. I would recommend 2/3 nights in the hotel. It is very relaxing hotel but there isn't much to do. East Bali is very traditional, we did a hike on the Ricefields which was ok.
The hotel beach is beautiful too. And the pools are outstanding. There are 4 pools for you to choose from and you never feel crowded. We didn't love the breakfast there as selection was quite limited. Overall a nice stopover especially if you are doing a 2 weeks trip in Bali and need to relax a nice Aman.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank go2728
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Just returned from a 9 day trip to Bali. 3 days each at the Amankila, Chedi Club (in Ubud), and Samaya (Seminyak). All the properties were excellent and each very different from the others.

Amankila has a beautiful location in a relatively under visited part of Bali. The resort is interestingly laid out and the tiered swimming pools are gorgeous. Our villa was the smallest we had in Bali, but tastefully decorated (in typically minimalist Aman style) and with a great view of the ocean and surrounding hills.

Aman is defined by its service levels and this resort was no exception. Within 5 minutes of our arrival everyone knew our name, and all our needs were anticipated and met expertly. We ate all our meals at the resort and the food was generally good (the Rijstaffel was a highlight). We also did the East Bali tour which was very interesting and one that I would recommend highly. The charcoal beach is pristine and deserted and one of the best we saw in Bali.

We saw very few people during our stay (typical of our experience at other Amans) and it felt like we had the property pretty much to ourselves during our time there.

Much has been written about the architecture of this property and while we found it very beautiful, in my opinion, it did not have the "wow" factor of the Amanjiwo (which I have stayed at previously). The speed / reliability of the wifi service was also an issue and we had a hard time connecting to the internet from our room.

Compared to the other properties we stayed at in Bali, this was the most expensive - by a factor of 2x. Service levels were, however, also the best. And the feeling of privacy and luxury we got here was unmatched at other resorts.

So I'd definitely recommend a stay here. But I'd also recommend that one stay at other resorts and see different parts of the island while in Bali.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank sohilc
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited Amankila in March for 5 days but it had been on our "must
visit list" for several years. The setting is pretty spectacular - on
a hill overlooking a large bay. The nearby oil terminal is out of
sight but some of the tankers come and go - and look very pretty lit
up at night. We hadn't realised just how steep the resort is. We were
right at the top and were very grateful for the golf buggy shuttle
service from the bar/ restaurants/ reception area back up the hill,
thus avoiding a lot of steps. We made several attempts to count the
steps but always got distracted by one photo opportunity or another.
It really is extremely picturesque.

The suites/bungalows are lovely - lots of dark golden wood, especially
at night when the shutters are closed [no curtains] and everything
works just fine. The showers could perhaps do with an upgrade and
whilst we appreciated the top quality coffee machine there is no
similar provision for making one's own tea! Couldn't find any other
faults.

The service was faultless. Like the other Amans there's no constant
signing of bar chits and stuff. They all just know who you are and
what you are planning to do by some process that takes place behind
the scenes. And someone is always there, having anticipated your
needs. This magic service, not corporate sameness and bling, is what
the Aman resorts seem to be about. If you want corporate bling there's
always the Gulf [or Vegas].

Food and drink were perfect. Our only criticism was slightly
theoretical in that the menu options might have begun to run out if we
had stayed a few days longer. We started on the Balinese food, which
is faultless, for 2 or 3 nights. Then we switched to western, which
was just as good [best bit of tenderloin I've eaten in a very long
time], then back to Balinese. The wine looks rather expensive but then
you realise that the bottles on offer are, if not the best in their
class, pretty high up there [eg the pinot noir rose turns out to be
pink Sancerre, which would cost real money even in the supermarket. ]
And there's always Bintang!

Excursions are top quality. Whatever it is you want to do they'll sort
it. We went to Tulamben to dive the Liberty Wreck and the arrangements
could not have been better. There's excellent snorkelling a few miles
away near Padangbai and they'll take you there on their boat, Aman
XII. Whatever you do, don't miss a tour of East Bali with guide
[&driver] Rusdy. He's a lovely guy [they all are] and extremely
knowledgeable. The Resort's facilitation services at Bali Airport are
also a godsend, especially so whilst it's a building site. We felt
very pampered the whole time. Perfect really!

Room Tip: All Lovely
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Amankila

Address: Manggis | PO Box 33, Manggis 80871, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Manggis
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Manggis
Price Range: $593 - $1,391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Amankila 5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mount Agung provides a dramatic backdrop for Amankila (peaceful hill), a secluded seaside resort overlooking the Lombok Strait. Spacious stilted villas offer exceptional views from their hillside locations amongst frangipani and bougainvillea, and are connected to the resort's facilities by raised walkways. Guests can relax around the signature three-tiered pool or at the Beach Club on Amankila's beach. Amankila also offers easy access to untouched rural countryside, local crafts and the region's royal past. ... more   less 
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