So… In case you are wondering which one of the 3 Aman hotels in Bali is the right one for you, follow my lead, we just tried them all…
I will post this same review in all three of them as this review will be a comparison between them…
Note, that we took a pool suite in all three of them, and that obviously they have common grounds on several issues:
All three are very well maintained, absolutely not dated, have great staff, and will blow your mind! You will always feel alone for all 3 properties are gigantic with so very few rooms… we saw hollywod stars at the Amankila that could not be less bothered… awesome tranquility!
Food: All similar, all pretty good, the Amandari (ubud) maybe has more variety…
#2 Amankila & Amanusa
Of all three, the Amandari was the most amazing one, the pool overflow is splendid! The pool at the Amankila was deceiving because of the lack of view..well… no view at all, and is set along a wall so nothing exciting there… The pool at the Amanusa was also nice, and big, and the water is much hotter than in the other ones (ok it is more in the south) and that makes it really nice to dip in…
#1 Amandari for the looks
# 1 Amanusa for the temperature (the pools in Amandari and Amankila are really chilly… and it was August)
Well, they are reshaping the golf course, so the view at Amanusa was desolated and it will stay that way for about a year… No view from our pool suite at the Amankila… Superb from the Amandari… The size is almost the same in all three of them. They are pretty big!
I must say that we felt really good at the Amankila… the beach is fantastic, it is over staffed, the view from the main pool is a killer, and it is very serene…I loved it!
#2 Amandari # Amanusa
For Children/Beaches :
Well… certainly not Amandari that is more suited for couples. The main pool is a small one, and the general feel is more of a romantic one. I would say Amanusa but… the problem is the beach. See, when the Amanusa will drop you at their beach, you will see it clean, nice sand, not crowded at all… you name it! But walk a few meters further and you will see trash… a lot of trash… we also saw what appeared to be like animal guts on the beach…yuk! You are in the south, it is very touristic out there… and very dirty! After what we say, we chose to stick to the pool! In the East however, at the Amankila, the beach is beautiful, and it is great to play in the waves. It has fantastic powdery black sand…
I’ll make this one simple. We did not like the South of Bali, we loved Ubud, and also Loved the East… maybe the East is where we preferred… but Ubud is also great…
#1 Amankil & Amandari
The Amandari pool is very small. The Amankila 3 Pool is fantastic for the view. Our favorite is the Amanusa pool…Enormous, great temperature…lovely!
We traveled with our 2 little girls aged 7 & 9, and we’ve had a great stay in all of those Hotels. We had lots of fun around the Amandari and the Amankila. The Amanusa is most suited if you are a golf player or if you are looking for more touristic surroundings. I recommend you to stay at all three destinations, it was a fantastic choice to do so. If I had to take out 1 night at one of these Hotels it would probably be at the Amanusa because of the location (we did not like the South of Bali as much as the rest) and the sea (not clean).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Amandari (meaning peaceful spirits) is located in the village of Kedewatan, on the fringe of Bali's cultural capital, Ubud. Perched on an escarpment high above the winding Ayung River gorge, this resort follows the design of a traditional Balinese village. Pebbled walkways link the thatched-roof suites, each of which has its own walled garden. Amandari provides a unique setting from which to experience the cultural richness of Bali's artistic centre as well as its mountainous region to the north. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amandari Hotel Kedewatan
- Amandari Hotel Ubud
- Amandari Resort Ubud
- Amandari Bali, Indonesia