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Surya Shanti Villa
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sidemen
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

This is a beautifully located hotel. our personal experience was not good, unfortunately, as upon our arrival we were told that our Gunung view room booked on their website had already been taken. As lovers of East Bali the pivotal experience is to experience the fantastic view of the awe inspiring Gunung agung which we first experienced when staying at the Sacred Mountain Resort some years ago. This relatively new hotel seemed like a good choice.
The room we were allocated resulted in one of my worst hotel stays ever:
1. cupboards FULL of mould
2. Toxic moth balls used liberally which made breathing and detoxing from our city lives impossible- we slept with all the doors and windows open.
3. fortunately, we had a mosquito net, but the fan was hardly working so we lay drenched in sweat on poly cotton sheets
4. Off course a shower etc. was out of the question as the water supply to the room was not functioning....

You get the picture.

fortunately the owners were very gracious and apologetic and did not charge us for the night. We did however have to check out as there were no other rooms available

I am sure that our experience was not the norm; the food was delicious and the staff helpful

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank Amanvari
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

Absolutely brilliant. I have been to Bali 5 times already and this is (together with Villa Blubambu in Seminyak) the best place I have ever stayed. The location is so beautiful it took my breath away. The villa (Rama) was fantastic. The space, the bathroom but most of all the view! Lovely staff and great food. Thank you SO much. Can't wait to go back!!! Thanks Sylvie!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank nebukatnesa
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We were in Sidemen and happened upon this fabulous property while walking. We changed our itinerary and stayed an extra 6 nights. The staff and management were outstanding. The property is owned by French and Balinese. The food was the best of our month in Bali. We thought the meal prices were reasonable for the quality. Both pools were surrounded by incredible scenery. You are living at the top of rice fields. If you are looking for peace, quiet, and beauty, the Surya Shanti Villa is the place for you. There is no problem finding a private driver to take you to the resort from anywhere on Bali. We cannot speak about the spa. It was being built when we were there. We know it has been completed. Be sure and take the included rice terrace walking tour.

Room Tip: Request Top Corner Room farthest from the restaurant area and facing the Rice Fields.
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  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kate_9204
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We stayed there 3 nights, and it was a really peaceful place. It starts with a welcome foot massage, together with the welcome drink, and it goes like this during the whole stay !
The breakfast is delicious and the staff is nice. The Spa is really nice as well, ans really worth trying.Even if the food is good, it is not that typical of the country and quite expensive....better try the small warung a little bit uphill...very good food and better prices !

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Valeriegen
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Reviewed April 23, 2011

First time visitors to Bali, after frenetic pace of tourist coast and even Ubud, we were somewhat relieved to spend our last 2 nights and 3 days in Sidemen staying at Suyra Shanti Villas. Sidemen represented to us, old, timeless Bali.

Surya Shanti sits high and is surrounded by the lush green terraced rice paddies with a view of Mt Agung. Villa's are sensitively designed and built and capture the spirit of the sacred valley and its culture. Using natural materials, polished stone and concrete and the traditional thatched roofs, the resort and its gardens are immaculate and spacious.

Food for meals is sourced from the local markets and organic garden. One of the highlights of our trip was the cooking class with Surya's Chef Bagus and Nengah (his assistant). Bagus took us to the early morning markets in Sidemen to explain the local produce. Our cooking class was in the purpose built, authentic Balinese kitchen. The fruits of our labour - 7 courses - became our lunch. We consumed it gratefully with a bottle of wine and retired to the beautiful infinity pool overlooking the rice paddies, for a nap and late afternoon swim.

Our room faced out through the valley to distant coast of Nusa Penida. In this eco-friendly resort, the rooms are well ventilated to capture the cool breeze from the valley. Bedding is fresh and the linen and pillows are lovely.

Clearly from this the reader will understand that we really enjoyed our stay at Surya Shanti. This is a great place for honeymooners. The staff are friendly and welcoming and we were fortunate in that they were able to accommodate a very, very late check-out on the day of our flight from Denpasar.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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7  Thank Karen6100
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Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Philippe G
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Reviewed October 17, 2017
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Room Tip: impossible de choisir, elles sont toutes magnifiques
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with friends
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Thank marcinfnice
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Additional Information about Surya Shanti Villa

Address: Br. Tebola | Karangasem, Sidemen, Karangasem 80846, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Karangasem > Sidemen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Sidemen
Price Range: $88 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Surya Shanti Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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