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“Spring Rolls and Satay by the Pool”
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68 reviews
Ensuite with a jungle valley view
Cocktail by the pool
Long lunch by the pool
Welcome fresh tropical flowers
The villa at dusk
Ensuite bathroom with flower bath
Welcome juice
Personal and friendly service
Complimentary daily afternoon tea by the pool
Main bathroom with flower bath
Tastefully furnished cozy lounge with views
Balinese feast cooked by villa chef
Upstairs bedroom and living with a view
Luxurious comfort
Sunrise across the valley
Hindu temple at the villa
Warm hospitality
Lounge area for relaxing and entertainments
Daily turn-down service
Secluded tropical home for a couple
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1 Bedroom, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Ubud, Bali

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Lolo_Tim...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Spring Rolls and Satay by the Pool”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is our second stay at one of the Shamballa properties. We previously stayed at the Shamballa Villa and this time decided to try the Shamballa Residence. Both properties are brilliant with all of the things we loved last time evident in the new property.

Shamballa Residence is tastefully decorated with designer touches throughout. The quality sofas and chairs are so comfortable they are hard to get out of. The pool is huge and well positioned looking out towards the jungle. I bought an inflatable lilo for drifting and sunning which I would recommend.

Some of the staff who looked after us during our last stay had changed however they were as fantastic as ever. We still had Kadek and her husband Wayan, and Wayan the driver with some new staff, another Wayan, Mini and Gusti. I do not know who recruits the staff for these properties but congratulations as they seem to find the most wonderful people. Iluh who also looked after us during our previous stay popped up from the other villa to say hello to my wife which I thought was nice.

We requested to see Shamballa Moon which is next door to the Residence. While it is smaller than the Residence and Villa it is as per normal well laid out with impeccable interior design. We will probably stay here during our next visit as we are looking at booking the Residence next door for our daughter and husband who have a couple of young ones.

We were there for 7 nights which was longer than our previous stay where we moved around a bit more. The 7 nights was perfect as you settled in more quickly when you arrived knowing you weren’t leaving in a couple of days.

Dining in town is good. I would recommend Melting Wok for a green chicken curry and a chocolate crepe. It is great value for money for a quick meal.

The most memorable dining moments we experienced however were just relaxing in the villa lounge next to the pool with some Lumpia (Balinese spring rolls) and Chicken Satay with a bottle of wine. We did this for a few nights and if you are looking to relax, I highly recommend it.

I came here looking to completely relax and unwind, much in need of a break from a hectic work environment. Shamballa delivered again as we were both made to feel so welcome, comfortable and even privileged.

We will definitely be back, and I am already planning my next visit.

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Liked best: The warmth of the staff.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Marie P
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Shamballa will exceed every expectation.”
Reviewed 10 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Words cannot describe the magic of Shamballa.
The location is breathtaking. The villa is impeccable. The lifestyle is priceless.
And, above all else, the most beautiful hospitality by the most beautiful staff. Absolutely flawless.
If you want to experience the true essence of Ubud, Shamaballa will exceed every expectation.

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Chella080...
Karratha, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Friendly staff, Stunning View”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

I recently stayed in the Shamballa Residence with my Mum for some much needed chill time. On arrival to the villa we were greeted with really friendly staff and were exited to see the stunning pool and beautiful decor. We did feel the villa was a little big for just the two of us, however after a couple of days we settled in. Our dinner by the pool on the first night was delicious and would be ideal for a romantic night (couples) ... The only dissapointing things for us were that the spa wasnt in use and the pool was too cold to swim in. Everything else we were really happy with. The Staff - Iluh and Mini were so sweet and we loved having them cook and chat to us.

Travelling group: Other
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Bono56
Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Residence is our other home!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This is our second visit to one of the Shamballa properties. Wendy and Atsu have come up with a foolproof method of developing beautiful places to stay with all the right staff. Coming back to Ubud for our fourth visit was not a hard decision. We stayed at Villa Shamballa two years ago. We had such a wonderful stay, we wouldn't have thought of staying anywhere else. But, when learnt there is a new Shamballa property, we decided to give it a go. We caught up with our friendly staff from last time, Iluh and Kadek....it was like returning to family! Newer staff members, Mini and Wayan, are marvellous additions to the villa. The newer Residence is wonderful and oh so romantic. The available food is superb and very well priced. We spent most of our days at the Residence, venturing out for a couple of shopping and restaurant trips. This is our second home and we cannot wait to return!

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Liked best: Everything about the villa and the staff
Liked least: Occasional mosquitos or bitey things
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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jjk1307
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Exceptional....”
Reviewed 18 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Of all the wonderful well-researched accommodations booked during our month in Bali, this was the best.... a true Bali experience.

Wendy & Astu created a beautiful and well appointed spacious villa. We felt so well looked after by the staff including the excellent meals.

I was initially hesitant about booking for 9 nights when in fact, this Villa became an extremely comfortable and luxurious home during our stay.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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