A beautiful place to stay in a beautiful part of Bali. Highly recommended. The staff were welcoming and helpful and rightly proud of this special place in Bali. Special recommendations for Sulis and Ketut who were unfailingly helpful and kind. We stayed in the Jogolo room and the views, serenity and private pool made it worth every extra cent.I strongly recommend doing the village tour and rice fields walk. We had great massages at the spa too. Mele was great!
Samanvaya is a stunning, boutique hotel which offers luxury, serenity and restfulness in equal measures. We had a four night stay here in Mandala 2, in May. Our room was beautifully designed and well appointed in traditional Balinese style with an open air bathroom, offering views over the lower infinity pool and the verdant rice fields, rolling hills and tropical forests beyond. We did three tours all booked in advance of our stay (through the super efficient and incredibly helpful Mariani) - rice field trekking (which was included with our package) where we were taken on a loop through the Sidemen countryside crossing rivers and rice fields and were able to see rice, chillis, peanuts and coffee beans growing in their native state as well as two scooter tours. Our guides were brilliant and planned different routes which took in two waterfalls, the famous yellow bridge, and numerous little villages with rice and cloves being dried on the road. We got to see some of THE most breathtaking scenery - the real Bali. Whilst the hotel was at 90% occupancy it never felt busy. The hotel and its grounds are beautifully designed and well maintained - rather than rest on its laurels during the pandemic, Samanvaya has continued to work hard on improving the guest experience by making various changes and improvements and was thereby able to retain most of its staff. The infinity pools are stunning and enable you to enjoy the peace and serenity of the stunning landscape. The staff were all amazing and were very professional, courteous and polite, always smiling, offering warm greetings and even remembering our names within hours of our arrival! A special mention goes to Diah on reception who was so charming, engaging and helpful - Diah was always smiling and laughing and has a great sense of humour. The spa was excellent. We enjoyed a traditional Balinese style couples massage (included in our package) which was so relaxing. The food and service at Asri was also exceptional (see separate review). Overall, I cannot recommend Samanvaya more highly. It offers real luxury surrounded by lush natural beauty with the most exceptional staff and extremely high levels of customer service.…
What a super place, ideal for couples seeking to chill out. The staff are all super welcoming. The owners Tracey and Rob go over and beyond to ensure your stay is comfortable. The design of the property is stunning. Two people working very hard to deliver the best experience possible and it really has paid off. The spa is super too with great couples packages available. They have a Super list of activities. We recommend the scooter tour it was great fun and we got to swim at the waterfall. We will definitely be returning and bringing all of our friends. They will love it. See you all soon and keep up the great work. It’s a great atmosphere at Samanvaya. Thankyou for a great experience !! :-)
Samanvaya is above and beyond what you expect! Not only the photos and staff are what they advertise, but the location, food and attention to details show real taste and experience. And if you want a truly unique experience, try the Chakra massage with a local priest… We extended our stay to five days and can’t wait to return.
We stayed at Samanvaya for the last few days of our latest trip to Bali. It was an excellent choice. The accommodation and facilities were top class and the staff made us feel very welcome and were very attentive.
We had an absolutely magical stay at Samanvaya. It was the perfect end to our trip. We stayed for 3 nights, and enjoyed all the facilities - the spa was incredible (one of the best massages I've EVER had) , the pool, the restaurant was divine. The staff were fantastic! Kind, attentive, respectful, helpful and funny! We highly highly recommend staying here - it was also nice discovering somewhere different to where every tourist has been (such as Ubud or Seminyak) - Sidemen is still fairly "undiscovered". Samanvaya also arranged some activites for us - the cooking class was wonderful. Such a great way to spend a half-day, in such a nice setting. Be sure to hire the scooter for a day and explore the rice fields and waterfalls too.
The luxury of Samanvaya is the perfect complement to the remote beauty of Sideman. Two beautiful pools and a hot tub make it so you can always find a spot to enjoy a cocktail and be alone with your significant other. The staff was so pleasant and engaging it made every interaction a moment to remember. Finally, their restaurant Asri brought it all together with delicious food and cocktails in an amazingly designed space.
We stayed for one night in Moana room and did the trekking with Samanvaya. It was one kind of experience to have such a humble yet luxurious stay. Definitely worth the long journey going between this part of Valley in Sidemen! Thank you Samanvaya!
Wonderful experience in Sidemen Valley. This place is definitely worth the money you spent there. Rooms are comfy and spacious. There is a pool with a beautiful view on the rice fields. Breakfast are very tasty and they serve big portions. Other meals are also very tasty. The Staff is very professional, well organized and truly welcome. This refers to the reception desk as well as the restaurant and other team members. The Resort has a broad range of activities. We recommend the scooter ride around the Sidemen and the spring&waterfalls trip. Beautiful landscapes and Balinese climate. Truly recommended!
We had to most amazing stay in this stunning hotel. We slept in the joglo, a small villa with the most beautiful interior ever, including our own pool and outside shower. The staff was so lovely and we had such a good time at this resort. We would love to do it all over again and would advise Samanvaya to everyone visisting Sideman!