From the moment our driver collected us from Denpasar airport we knew we were in safe hands. We were swiftly delivered to the Samaya Ubud - actually my boyfriend believes it took an hour but I was fast asleep and so it seemed to me that we were there in a blink of an eye! We arrived in the late evening and were greeted warmly with a Samaya Welcome drink and then it was time to catch some zzzs on the über comfy bed.
We woke up to explore our beautiful villa in the Balinese sun. Our doors opened out to a wonderful private pool and day bed with towels all ready to go. The breakfast was amazing and I encourage all visitors to try the Indonesian style breakie options - so good! We ate ourselves into a stupor and then had to have a nap but I must say that all the grounds were immaculate and the staff were ever so charming.
In terms of location you have the glorious rice paddies and river to explore but you are a little out of town which I personally prefer and it's super easy to jump into the hotel car and request pick up at your preferred time (note: majority of restaurants really do close after 9pm try Bali Buddha for healthy homemade nosh). We missed out on cycling around the rice paddies (complimentary activity offered by hotel) as it was not available on the day we enquired so I advise you book a day in advance. We also made sure to arrange a trip with one of the Samaya drivers to see Gunung Kawi which was spectacular - go early and avoid all those other less savvy tourists ;)
I can say this is the one resort we will definitely go back to, so see you next time!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Samaya Ubud is where the guests can experience the unique delivery of Balinese hospitality in superb natural location set alongside the Ayung River. The Samaya Ubud is a 15-minute drive from central Ubud. Featuring Free shuttle service to the central Ubud anytime with prior booking, WiFi throughout the resort, wellness center complete with gym and outdoor main pool. The guest can also enjoy cycling, trekking, and morning yoga activities with free of charge based on Hotel schedule. Cooking class will be provided with prior booking and additional charge. With spacious luxurious villas, The Samaya Ubud offer guest's privacy at an ideal place to relax in a tropical paradise surrounded by rice fields and hillsides, equipped with flat-screen cable TVs, minibar, iPod docks, en suite spacious bathrooms with a Jacuzzi. Each villas comes with a private pool and 24-hour butler services. Guests can enjoy spa treatments in-villa, spa by the Ayung Riverside, or at Ayung Riverside Spa Centre with private sauna room, steam room, and Jacuzzi. Laundry, dry cleaning and car rental services are available. The famous Swept Away Restaurant offers Special Romantic Hundred Candle Light Dinner where the guests can enjoy a truly unique dining experience with the sound of natures by the Ayung River. Chef de Cuisine, I Nyoman Wiratma has emulated his successful style with more than 10-year experience in fine dining, serving an array of modern and eclectic dishes with maintaining a strong focus on local produce and authentic flavours will pamper you. The Samaya Ubud is 1-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The hotel provides Airport Transfer at an additional fee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Samaya Bali Hotel Ubud
- The Samaya Bali Ubud