Villa Alamanda Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
7.6
Reviewed:
24-Jun-2011

This out-of-town villa is a little gem that offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand you will find all the serenity and peace that you would expect from a countryside location, together with the enchantment of a Balinese village, yet you are only five kilometres from the centre of Ubud, where there is plenty to do, including shopping, sightseeing, trekking, river rafting and eating out. The villa itself is romantic, charming and furnished with love, but don’t expect anything too high-tech or lots of fancy facilities because that’s not what Villa Alamanda is about. It’s more about rustic charm than funky architecture, and yes there might be one or two things that could be better maintained, but this is reflected in a very reasonable price. We found the staff to be efficient and friendly, and the chef’s cooking is excellent.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:6 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:7 Staff:8
Value:9
Highlights

We were blown away by the serenity, the close-to-nature experience, the sound of the river and the enchanting, private garden. Dining alfresco on the wooden elevated deck was a lovely experience.

Surprises

The Garden Suite is a TV room that doubles as a fourth bedroom, but as there are no TVs/DVD players anywhere else in the villa, the occupants of this suite may not have as much privacy as they would like.

Guest Reviews (70)

John D, United Kingdom checked out on 22-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-Dec-2018
To the amazing staff and Ely, thank you for the most wonderful stay at Villa Alamanda. We had a truly special time, thanks to you guys. The service and detail was second to none. The food and friendliness of staff was 5 Star. Villa Alamanda is a really beautiful villa with exceptional features. A stay we won't forget.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Marshank F, United Kingdom checked out on 18-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Thank you so very much for your attentive kindness. We are extremely grateful for the way you took care of the children and helped us in every way. The villa is lovely and just perfect for our whole family and the food.. It was spectacular, we wish we could eat like this everyday.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kocsis Family, Australia checked out on 11-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
We thought the pictures on the website were amazing, but it does not do the spectacular Alamanda justice. What a breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL place! The team were so warm, welcoming, and nothing was too difficult . It has been the perfect holiday. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The grounds and gardens were picturesque. The food was delicious. The village and surrounds were enchanting. But the absolute highlight was the sparkling pool. We could spend all day there! We would never stay anywhere else in Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Felicity P, Australia checked out on 28-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
We had a wonderful time at this villa. The staff cook good food and very nice to us. The swimming pool was Amazing. Many thanks to the wonderful staff who took very good care to our troop! We have had a perfectly relaxing time - just what we needed. Thanks to you all - we hope to be back soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sandy and Pat, United States checked out on 23-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2018
Thank you so much for the lovely stay. It was restful, pleasant and so beautiful. The staff were so attentive, making our stay a priority. Thanks again your country.. it is wonderful!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kim P, Australia checked out on 27-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you for the most amazing time. Villa Alamanda is paradise, such beautiful and lovely people, we have been so spoil and eaten so much incredible food. I never want to leave, but we have to leave, so we can come back and appreciate it all over again. Huge thank you to all of our friends at Villa Alamanda for making so special and an extra special thank you for our Chef for all the amazing food. P.S. Make sure you eat the sambal. See you again soon!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Geoffrey C, New Zealand checked out on 21-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you for an incredible stay at Villa Alamanda. We were a group of 5 friends and felt incredibly well-looked after and the care, attention and good spirit of all the staff made this an extraordinary experience. The meals have been beyond our expectations - so well presented and made with love. Thank you once again. We hope to see you again sometimes in the future.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
The Merkel Family, Australia checked out on 15-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and welcome during our stay here at Alamanda. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and friendliness. The meals have been absolutely excellent and we appreciate that no matter what our needs, you happily accommodate us. We will certainly recommend your villa and hospitality to all of our friends and family.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Charlotte H, United Kingdom checked out on 10-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
We have enjoyed this beautiful piece of the earth. Your hospitality is second to none -- always smiling and nothing ever seemed too much to ask. The food was incredible and such a treat. Every meal was delicious and served beautifully. The villa and the gardens are immaculate. We love the tranquility and the wonderful ambiance. Thank you for the holiday of a life time.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
The Bhaskar Family, Indonesia checked out on 05-Aug-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you for your attentive hospitality. Amazing food and for making us for at home in the beautiful place. We would definitely come back a stay here. The Balinese food at the villa is delicious. Keep up the great work and for taking care of your guest with such love.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sieow Leng G, China checked out on 28-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you for the help, care and great service. We really enjoyed it here. Thank you very much for everything! The breakfast is yummy!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Meredith A, Australia checked out on 16-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
The 7 girls from Australia have had a wonderful time - despite the weather. Thank you very much for your beautiful hospitality.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Kathy D, Australia checked out on 11-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Many thanks to Ely and the wonderful team in this little slice of heaven! No request was too big and was always accompanied by a smile. Dining in the villa was a real treat. The Balinese family style. Food was delightful for our two families. Finding it hard to pack our bags for the next journey. Terima kasih.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anna S, United States checked out on 04-Jul-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-Sep-2018
Thank you so much for an amazing holiday in Ubud. We were looked after very well and always so pleasant. The food every morning and diner was absolutely delicious. Cheers to the chef and staff! Ely - your help throughout your stay is very much appreciated.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ranil J, Australia checked out on 04-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
We all had the most wonderful experience during our 4 nights here. The facilities were great. What made the difference was the staff always with a smile. Nothing was impossible. Never said no to any request. Thank you all, hope to come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anna N, Australia checked out on 24-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
A fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa. We were so well looked after by the whole Villa Alamanda team. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so kind and helpful.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Dinara and Nitin, Indonesia checked out on 19-Jun-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
We really had an amazing stay! We will surely come back again. Your staff is superb, always going out their way to make us comfortable

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hanson H, United Kingdom checked out on 27-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Jun-2018
What can we say, thank you to the staff for making my stay magical. The meals were delicious - we could of been eating in a top restaurant. The staff attention and kind nature was humbling. We will be back. The village is enchanting. TERIMA KASIH!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Darren L, Singapore checked out on 11-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
15-Jun-2018
Peaceful, beautiful, elegant.. a place where flora and fauna flourish happily. Quiet, comfortable, tranquil.. a place where people can RELAX. All this let us experience a lazy and comfortable stay. The design is simple, impeccable and so so beautiful. I'd also like to thank the staff for their patient, kind and understanding hosting and care. It was simple and subtle. Thank you for the wonderful meals - especially dinner. Various plates and bowls full of different and unique dishes for the trying. It is so satisfying and unforgettable.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sylvie D, Singapore checked out on 28-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jun-2018
Many thanks to the Alamanda team for a wonderful stay. The staff were very nice and helpful and the food delicious. We very much appreciated the calm and restful atmosphere of the villa. Thank you for making the stay at Alamanda such a nice and relaxing experience.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Widya A, Indonesia checked out on 08-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Jun-2018
Wonderful stay. The food is wonderful, the view is spectacular, the pool.. hard to let go. Wonderful rooms and overall an unforgettable stay. Thanks to all the staff who have been ever so friendly. We'll be back!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Cindy Lee N, Australia checked out on 06-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Jun-2018
Thank you for a wonderfull stay! Our little family of four had an amazing time. Nyoman made the most delicious food and Made along with his team provided very attentive service. Villa Alamanda proved how fantastic Bali and its people truly are. PS - The in house massage by the pool is a must!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Adam L, Australia checked out on 13-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Jun-2018
Thank you for having us. We all loved staying here, the food was 5 star and we wish we could stay longer. The staff all were amazing - very helpful, kind and caring. We all appreciate everything you've done!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Anthony B, Australia checked out on 24-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-Jun-2018
Thank you for looking after us. We love your food, we wish we could stay but we have family and you probably have a family as well. This was an absolutely amazing experience! The peace and tranquility of this place is outstanding. Staff are attentive and always happy to help. Nyoman's food is the best we have tried in Bali. Gusti our driver is a very informative, extremely friendly and very patient. Thank you so much to the staff and of course Ely for making our stay an unforgettable experience.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ingorn A, Singapore checked out on 21-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2018
Recently stayed in Villa Alamanda Bali and it was amazing. Staff was kind and helpful in every way possible. It was the best holiday we have all had in a long time, thank you all again and hope to see you all very soon.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Jane R, United States checked out on 15-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2018
You have whisked us away to a tropical island Paradise! Your staff are family and Meme Dadong blessed the house and our trip. Love to all, Cheers!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Johanna J, Australia checked out on 28-Feb-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-May-2018
The team here are wonderful. The menu is great but what we were impressed with was Nyoman's ability to cook dish we wanted - clean, fresh food. The view and pool is beautiful and we could spend all day reading and watching the birds and trees. Don't be shy to ask beautiful Ely for tips, particularly where to eat.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Manutea D, Indonesia checked out on 26-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-May-2018
A huge thank you to the Alamanda team. We had an amazing moment at the villa and in Ubud. We wish you prosperity and luck in the future!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Christopher L, Singapore checked out on 19-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Halo! Terima kasih untuk mengurus kami selama kami tinggal. Tinggal adalah sangat menyenangkan dan saya menikmatinya banyak. Terima kasih untuk membersihkan kamar dan menjadi begitu baik untuk kita. aku sedih kita meninggalkan karena saya menyukai villa dan orang-orang di sini banyak. aku akan merindukan tempat ini. Terima kasih Pak Nyoman untuk makanan lezat dan terima kasih kepada semua orang lain yang membuat kami tinggal yang menyenangkan. saya harap bisa kembali di masa depan dan tinggal di villa ini lagi. Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa... =)

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Hyun S, United States checked out on 29-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2016
Our first trip to Bali has been truly wonderful because of our stay in the beautiful Villa Alamanda. The staff team are just perfect. They are have provided some excellent and very tasty food. The staff team have answered our every need. We have been able to enjoy the beautiful garden and a wonderful pool experience. Our stay was also complemented by Gede the recommended villa driver who shared his local knowledge of the Balinese people and their culture.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Joan E, United States checked out on 16-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
31-Jul-2016
People have often told me that when you travel it is the people you meet that you will remember rather than the places. However with Villa Alamanda I'm convinced that it will be both. The zen-like tranquility of the house combine with the utter graciousness of the staff combine into An Experience that will not be quickly forgotten. Thank you for making us feel so special.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Shu Hui C, Taiwan checked out on 08-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Thank you all for your amazing service. We had a great pleasant stay here. The food is awesome and beyond expectation! The best family trip ever.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Sarah M, Australia checked out on 04-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Jul-2016
Thank you for Made, Nyoman, Putri and all staff for THE most amazing stay. We have had the best family holiday ever. The staff, service, rooms & surrounding are just perfect. Thank you so much. Made and staff are the kindest people who did everything they could to ensure our stay was enjoyable as it could be - and it was. You are all wonderful, may your life be blessed. PS The food was INCREDIBLE.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tiffany G, Egypt checked out on 02-Oct-2014
Overall Rating:
7.3
Reviewed:
03-Jul-2016
Villa Alamanda is a very nice property, with spacious bedrooms and the pool area is lovely. The staff is excellent and we had a very enjoyable stay there. Note that there is no attached common sitting area, and that the pool area is removed from the house itself, down a level and around the corner. It is very lovely though. The staff is wonderful and Ibu Made prepares the best food.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:7
Living Area:5 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:6
Kitchen:8 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Julie Scott, Australia checked out on 25-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
03-Jul-2016
This is our second visit to Alamanda and once again we had a fantastic time. Everything about this little gem is delightful. The personal yoga classes, spa treatments and massages, the wonderful cooking, the beautifully kept grounds and above all the STAFF. Without the staff it would be just another lovely villa. We were made to feel very special and cared for. We also love the fact the villa is outside of Ubud in a working village so we can soak up the sounds and atmosphere. Cant wait for an opportunity to return..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Jamie V, United States checked out on 06-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
14-Oct-2015
Fantastic stay! If you could bottle Heaven, this would be it.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Hilary Smith, Australia checked out on 18-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
14-May-2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Alamanda.The villa and the garden are beautiful. We loved the pool - the perfect place to relax after sightseeing and other activities. Apparently there is a TV room but we never needed it. While its not located in a typical Ubud padi field setting we did enjoy being in a village setting and out of the main tourist area. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive, but not overly so. They made this the most relaxing family holiday we have ever had. The food was delicious.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Sue A, Australia checked out on 29-Sep-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
13-Oct-2014
We loved staying at Villa Alamanda, everything was great. Very minor comments include one bedroom's aircon could have been a bit cooler, but it is being replaced early October and in our group we had an elderly person, so the bathrooms provided a bit of a challenge since the (lovely) showers were over deep baths with steps. We stayed as an extended family in Ubud for a wedding at another venue and Villa Alamanda was like a luxury home away from home, with all the attention and more of a resort, but we had it just to ourselves. The staff are amazing and the cook Ibu Made is incredible - the manager was really considerate and I would highly recommend this amazing place to anyone wishing for peace, quiet, attention, a wonderful pool and gardens and just an fabulous experience. Thanks very much to all.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Kim Stewart, Australia checked out on 15-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
28-May-2014
A fantastic start to our first time in Bali. The villa lived up to our expectations and we would highly recommend this. The staff were fantastic and very attentive. The booking agent was extremely professional and organised. Highly recommended.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Chris Pearson, Australia checked out on 05-Apr-2014
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
21-May-2014
Highly recommended, peace, tranquility!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
DEBRY Alain and Claire, Australia checked out on 01-Mar-2014
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
07-Mar-2014
Great location and outstanding service, including indonesian cooking and driving service. Our holiday has been magic.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:7 Staff:10
Value:8
Correna H, Australia checked out on 10-Nov-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
07-Jan-2014
Ibu Made and staff make this villa just the best place to stay that anyone could imagine. The location is excellent, just a few minutes drive into Ubud and sitting peacefully on the side of a hill. Very quiet, clean and relaxing place to stay. The pool is amazing and our children had a lot of fun swimming and playing in the water. Don't bother eating out as Ibu Made and her team are amazing cooks and will provide anything that you ask for. We are a group of 4 adults and 4 children and everyone's food needs were looked after. I highly recommend this villa for families.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Rouillot Michel, Singapore checked out on 19-Dec-2013
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
07-Jan-2014
We were 8(including 2 young children) from the same family and we had a wonderful time at the villa . The service was extremely good and all the staff was very nice with all of us and we enjoyed very much all the food prepare by Ibu Made. We would definitively recommend this villa to families or friends who wants to have a nice stay in Ubud area and we will certainly try to visit again this wonderful place

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Julie Scott, Australia checked out on 19-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
16-Oct-2013
This villa is a little gem. Lovely grounds and welcoming rooms. The staff were wonderful and made us feel very special.. Nothing was too much trouble and we had everything we could wish for.. The location was great, not far from Ubud but not too close. Ultimately we were just happy to sit by the pool and be spoilt with daily spa treatments.. Just fabulous...

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Carly V, Australia checked out on 11-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2013
Our stay at the villa was absolute luxury. The staff were brilliant, couldn't do enough for us, but also friendly and relaxed. They were fabulous with my 15 month old daughter Ella - the chef, Ibu Made, even watched her for a couple of hours one morning while my husband and I had massages. The food is divine. Many reviews mentioned the food and said we would not want to go out - given we had been to Bali before, and eaten out for every meal, I didn't really believe this. We ended up having dinner in more often than we went out - and the best meals we had in Bali were at the villa (and at the Bridges restaurant, where the food is excellent but pricey for Bali). The location outside of Ubud is not an issue, and the great facilities and large grounds and pool area are a real bonus. If you are in a group, I would highly recommend this villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:7 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Francois Molk M, Switzerland checked out on 25-Jul-2013
Overall Rating:
7.5
Reviewed:
06-Sep-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:5 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:4 Facilities:6 Staff:9
Value:8
Juliet M, Australia checked out on 16-Jun-2013
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2013
Great place to spend a week in beautiful Bali - within the gorgeous village of Tengulak and only 15 - 20 mins away from the great shopping and restaurants of Ubud. We really enjoyed walking around the village, visiting the local school and temples. Can't recommend highly enough - all meals top quality, all staff were amazing (thank you Made & Ibu Made). We will be back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Cosme D, France checked out on 08-Mar-2013
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
21-May-2013
an oustanding stay with great services

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
timothy W, Australia checked out on 10-May-2013
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
17-May-2013
Villa Alamanda was wonderful. The setting is beautiful with a jungle backdrop. The pool area is particularly attractive and totally private. Bedrooms are tastefully presented in Balinese style and the dining area is under cover on the verandah overlooking the jungle. The staff are friendly and available when required, never intruding on your privacy. The food cooked by the chef is prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from the market daily and represented the best Indonesian food we experienced in Bali. We were a family of 7 meeting for a reunion and could not have asked for more. I would have no hesitation recommending this property for those seeking an alternative to boring generic hotels.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:10
SL, Indonesia checked out on 09-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
25-Jan-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
CA, Australia checked out on 28-Dec-2012
Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
11-Jan-2013
Villa Alamanda was great. The villa itself was beautiful, and the staff were amazing. Ibu Made's cooking was an absolute highlight of our trip to Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Jane Wager, Philippines checked out on 28-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
14-Nov-2012
We have arrived home recommending Villa Alamanda to friends, family and work mates as a great place to escape to. Nothing was too hard, we were organised without being intruded on. Everyone loved the pool for swimming and hanging out. As friends with teenagers there was privacy and communal space and we thought it was great to have a tv space that was comfortable but not prominant.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Lori Pascoe, Philippines checked out on 02-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2012
Our stay at Villa Alamanda was a memorable one. I am proud of myself for discovering this oasis, on the outskirts of Ubud. Located in the heart of pure Bali, we were able to discover the rich culture of the island first hand whilst being accommodated in a surrounding of beauty and comfort at Villa Alamanda. Attention to detail everywhere. Many, many thanks.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:6 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
MK, United Kingdom checked out on 19-Aug-2012
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
27-Aug-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:8
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:4
Kitchen:10 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
Neil Thomas, Singapore checked out on 08-Aug-2012
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
13-Aug-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:6
OC, Australia checked out on 24-Jun-2012
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
29-Jun-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:7 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Patrick Rhedin, Sweden checked out on 25-Feb-2012
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
06-Mar-2012
We stayed at Villa Alamando for three nights before we went to Seminyak for a week there in another house. We regret that we didn't spend moredays in Ubud and Alamanda. The house was great , the location likewise and the staff was excellent more than excellent actually, we had tears in our eyes when we had to leave.
We have nothing but good things to say about Alamanda and can recommend it to anyone who likes to visit Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
ROBLIQUE Jean Paul, France checked out on 22-Feb-2012
Overall Rating:
7.8
Reviewed:
01-Mar-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:5 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:9
CE, Australia checked out on 18-Jan-2012
Overall Rating:
7.7
Reviewed:
31-Jan-2012
Really pleasant stay. Bedrooms were a great size, the air conditioning leaked in the master bedroom on the 2nd day but that was a minor thing. Bathrooms were lovely but baths were so big it would take forever to fill up given the water pressure. Would be good if there was a living space to watch TV/DVD that wasn't one of the bedrooms. The pool and surrounding area was the highlight. Stunning.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:6 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:7
Kitchen:7 Facilities:8 Staff:9
Value:7
MN, Canada checked out on 31-Dec-2011
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
04-Jan-2012
Absolutely fabulous villa, exceeding our most optimistic hopes. All the staff, including the agents, were great - welcoming, helpful and friendly. Food in particular was absolutely fantastic. All round, could not have been better.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
YD, Australia checked out on 05-Nov-2011
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
08-Nov-2011
This villa was a joy to stay in. Ibu Made and the team at the villa made our stay very special. Ask for Eddy the driver who took us everywhere we wanted. The whole staff went beyond the call of duty. We had a party at the villa during our stay and it was catered and decorated so beautifully. We would love to come back.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Faizal Kamal, Singapore checked out on 30-Oct-2011
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
07-Nov-2011
One of the best Villa in Ubud to stay. Very charming and serene place.. I enjoy the place very much. Will be one of those beautiful memories & experience I have in bali..

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:9
Value:10
RS, Australia checked out on 07-Oct-2011
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
18-Oct-2011
We thorougly enjoyed our stay at Villa Alamanda and were disappointed it went so quickly! We loved the look and feel of the villa and the grounds. The grounds and the pool were so beautiful, we rarely left them. One of the biggest positives was the staff. Having the same set of staff consistently meant we felt we got to know them. Their level of attention to detail and their friendly attitude made us feel pampered and welcome. And of course Ibu Made's cooking!!! I'm afraid we worked her very hard, eating in every night because her cooking was so good! We would love to go back to Villa Alamanda when we can.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:9
Suzanne Bourke, Australia checked out on 27-Sep-2011
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
30-Sep-2011
This villa was a fantastic holiday experience. We had room to spread out or be together as a family. Everything was spotless and the staff were exceptionally well trained and hospitable. I highly recommend this for a family mix of 8 people. We had 2 grannies, 2 babies, a teenager and 3 young parents and it was great. Edi was our driver for 10 hours per day and he was brilliant. The laundry was done daily (even ironed!!!) if we dropped clothes in the basket. It is a great rest for a mum.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
VS checked out on 27-Aug-2011
Overall Rating:
7.9
Reviewed:
05-Sep-2011

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:6 Bedrooms:7 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:8 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:8
DM, Germany checked out on 27-Jul-2011
Overall Rating:
8.5
Reviewed:
15-Aug-2011
villa Alamanda is à lovely villa in à beautifull surrounding. everything you need is available in the house. The very friendly and profesional staf is always there to help you. Ibu Made is a very, very good cook. She always comes with ideas for à daytrip and suggestion for an outstanding meal. As on Bali, the temperature is always nice, so therefor you do not miss the absence of an indoor livingroom as we are used to in Europe. The driver takes you everywhere you want. it is no option to take a little stroll from the villa into the neighbourhood.
We would recommend this villa to everyone!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
BI, Australia checked out on 13-Jul-2011
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
21-Jul-2011
Great Location, close to Ubud, but in the charm of the local village. Staff are fantastic. well recommended

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
IG, Australia checked out on 07-Jul-2011
Overall Rating:
7.7
Reviewed:
13-Jul-2011
Good villa for dry season, and staff were excellent. Pool was fantastic and days around it were well serviced. Massage service was excellent and well priced.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:8 Location:7 Outside Area:9
Living Area:6 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:5 Facilities:7 Staff:9
Value:8
Rod Barrett, Australia checked out on 21-Jun-2011
Overall Rating:
8.9
Reviewed:
08-Jul-2011
lovely place to stay. The cook Ida was really great. Great place to relax but pity about the goat track to get to the villa. The middle floor bathroom is very tired and the floor drainage needs to be looked but overall we had a lovely time. Rod B

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:5 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
HD, Australia checked out on 29-Jun-2011
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
08-Jul-2011
We were extremely pleased with the villa,grounds and facilities,although we really could not comment on the kitchen as we had no real need to go there as the staff looked after every need in that regard.In fact it was Made and her wonderful staff that made our stay so memorable.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:8 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Villa Alamanda /villa/villa-alamanda.aspx Price starts at $475 - $750 per night
8.68 out of 10
based on 71 user reviews. This out-of-town villa is a little gem that offers the best of both worlds. On the one hand you will find all the serenity and peace that you would expect from a countryside location, together with the enchantment of a Balinese village, yet you are only five kilometres from the centre of Ubud, where there is plenty to do, including shopping, sightseeing, trekking, river rafting and eating out. The villa itself is romantic, charming and furnished with love, but don’t expect anything too high-tech or lots of fancy facilities because that’s not what Villa Alamanda is about. It’s more about rustic charm than funky architecture, and yes there might be one or two things that could be better maintained, but this is reflected in a very reasonable price. We found the staff to be efficient and friendly, and the chef’s cooking is excellent.

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