Villa Samadhana Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.7
Reviewed:
18-Feb-2013

The first thing we noticed on entering Villa Samadhana was the wide open space, rarely seen these days in the more popular tourist centres of Bali. The kids ran a good 70m sprint from the entrance up to the living area, across manicured lawns and past flowering trees. Being a family of four, we had our choice of three separate sleeping pavilions but, as our youngest still wakes in the night, we opted for the master suite so we could be close together. With a king-size bed in the sleeping chamber and upholstered couches in the adjoining sitting room, the kids were excited about sleeping in an unconventional, yet comfortable space – especially with access to their own 32-inch flat-screen television.

The owners obviously love to spend quality family time here and the poolside pavilion is a well thought out covered area that provides unlimited opportunities for action, relaxation and play for the entire group. With a 25m lap pool, generously sized shallow area for toddlers, inflatable pool toys and four umbrella-shaded sun loungers, this was our ‘go to’ spot each day after breakfast.

The butler and his attendants soon realised that our small, low maintenance group didn’t require them at our beck and call all day and discretely left us to our own devices until we needed them. However, the villa’s extensive amenities and big team of full time staff are perfect for large groups and special events such as weddings. And chef Wayan is a magician in the kitchen. He and his team took care of the grocery shopping before our arrival, based on our selections from the vast menu emailed to us. As a first night surprise for the kids we’d ordered ice cream sundaes and banana splits - the perfect treat before watching a family movie in the air-conditioned media room.

The Pabean Beach area serves up a refreshing slice of unhurried Balinese life. Our daily strolls to the beach provided glimpses of an authentic village lifestyle: local children laughing and playing on the glittering, black-sand beach, elderly men chatting beneath their shady roadside shelters and ibu (mothers) skilfully wielding long, skinny sticks to knock down frangipani blossoms for daily prayer offerings.

Individual Scores:

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

Villa Samadhana is like a nature park. The sounds of quietly chirping birds and soft, rolling waves are the first and last sounds you’ll hear every day. The owners have preserved a bit of Balinese paradise and generously share it with their guests.

Surprises

We were hard-pushed to find fault at Samadhana but, should the weather turn unkind, guests might wish for sheltered access to the two-bedroom guesthouse.

 

Guest Reviews (75)

Honjo Y, Japan checked out on 14-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2018
We had special time in villa Samadhana. Staff are very kind and friendly. They supported our stay in this villa, especially the unforgettable memory is taking a Japanese food dinner with the staff in this villa. We enjoy it! We would like to come again! Thank you very much.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Callie and Matthew, Australia checked out on 08-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2018
We had an amazing stay at villa Samadhana for our wedding. The entire villa is beautiful and made for some excellent photos of our ceremony. The staff was very attentive and helped us out with any big or small problems we had. The meals they prepared were delicious as well we enjoyed our American Breakfast, our welcome BBQ and especially the pizza and french fries. We absolutely loved our stay in this little piece of paradise.

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Mitchell and Jemma, Australia checked out on 17-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Nov-2018
Thank you so much for being so amazing. The staff have been so kind and hospitable and the villa is absolutely stunning. The wedding was so special and we thank you for helping us making it what it was. We will always look back on this trip with fond memories and hope to come back again in future. Wishing you all the best and god bless.

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Value:1
Leeanne W, Australia checked out on 01-Oct-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Oct-2018
The staff were so accommodating, friendly and helpful, this is our 3rd to Bali. Thank you for your service and all the best for the future. All the staff were very friendly and professional. A very big thank you to the chefs for keeping the food gluten free. Thank you very much for a lovely holiday in Bali.

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Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ted L, France checked out on 02-Sep-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2018
Thanks to this "fantastic" team, we spent a great week in Bali. Their kindness was real and sensitive. The house is a great space of relaxation and peace. We really enjoyed this moment here and hope to come back.

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Ms Shoko T, Japan checked out on 05-May-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
12-May-2018
Thank you to all staff member's kindness. The design, scenery and atmosphere at Villa Samadhana are the greatest and best villa we have ever lodged. Every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner is great. In any case, we want to come back to this villa, we would love to see you again.

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Ji-Eun Cha, South Korea checked out on 04-Mar-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
07-May-2018
We had the most wonderful time in lovely Villa Samadhana. Thanks to all the members here. Not only the wedding but all the service you have provided was unforgettable and fantastic. Thank you so much for this remarkable experience.

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Olga R, Denmark checked out on 30-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
01-May-2018
Thank you for a pleasant and relaxed stay, you and this lovely place gave us the real feeling of no worries. We would wish to thank all of the staff for your friendliness genuine hospitality. We can only join those who are sad to leave. No picture or description can capture the impressions from our stay. Take care of this little pearl and let others enjoy it as much as we have.

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Ashley M, Australia checked out on 05-Apr-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
06-Apr-2018
Thank you once again for our wonderful time at Villa Samadhana. Staff always friendly and helpful. Food was fantastic (again). We are sad to leave but know we will be back again one day.

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Ben F, Australia checked out on 10-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
17-Dec-2017
Thank you and terima kasih banyak! Pak Krisna, Pak Gede and all the Samadhana staff for their wonderful service. Look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Sampai jumpa lagi depan kali.

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Rickard G, Sweden checked out on 03-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Dec-2017
Thank you so much for supporting us during our wedding. All staff has been amazing and helped us to make the celebration just as we wanted.

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Daniel L, New Zealand checked out on 06-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Nov-2017
Most likely the best trip we have been on. Love this place and the staff are AMAZING, only the best. Willing to do anything to keep us happy. Well recommended this place to everyone. Much love to the staff - you guys work so hard. Keep it up. Thank you for everything.

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Angelika K, Singapore checked out on 07-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
We had the most amazing time at Villa Samadhana. The entire staff made our holiday the most special one we ever had as a family. On the beautiful backdrop of the wonderfully groomed gardens, all our wishes were taken care of and our taste buds were satisfied. We can only say " Thank You " from the bottom of our hearts.

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David C, Australia checked out on 07-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
What a wonderful time we have had! Very quickly you made "Samadhana" our home away from home. and your staff - our extended family. We were so relaxed in this beautiful environment and every need was met with a smile and warm heart. We have always loved Bali and now have yet another reason to return... This is not good bye but we will see you again soon.

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Elizabeth M, Australia checked out on 01-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
To the team at Villa Samadhana. We can't thank you all enough for making our holiday here incredibly enjoyable and relaxing. The villa and grounds are magnificent and we especially loved our time by the pool. A big thank you to all the staff especially Krisna and Putu for taking care of our every need with absolute professionalism. The food was delicious we loved the tuna and avocado salad and made our stay extra special. We will definitely be back and will recommend Villa Samadhana to our friends in Sydney. With many thanks.

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Kumar, Singapore checked out on 11-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Samadhana Villa. The facilities such as swimming pool, nice garden, kitchen and all others are excellent. The villa staff have a very good attitude and smile all the way from our entry to complete duration period of our stay. Especially chef cooked variety of fabulous dishes for us to enjoy tasteful foods. Overall our whole holiday trip is fantastic. Thanks to Samadhana Villa staff and management.

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Cat Ling C, Singapore checked out on 29-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Good service and villa staff. Thank you so much. We will be comeback again.

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Belle J, Australia checked out on 24-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Dear Gede and staff, such a beautiful stay in beautiful surrounds. We appreciate your efforts with our family, from the 6 year old to the 70 years old. Thank you for your special attention for our birthday celebration.

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Louise Y, Singapore checked out on 20-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Your hospitality and the beauty of Villa Samadhana took our breath away from the moment we stepped in the front gate. We enjoyed every delicious meal you prepared for us, and then there was the party!. We will cherish this as one of the best parties we have had and to remember for a long time to come. We thank you for accommodating the screaming and mess that comes with having 4 children below the age of 4. Thank You.

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Avni P, United Kingdom checked out on 15-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. We have had a lovely week. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were looked after very well. Thank you again.

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Willemijn N, Switzerland checked out on 06-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Our holiday could not have been better than here, at Villa Samadhana. From early morning until late in the evening we were treated like the royal family. The staff went out of their way to make our stay a wonderful one, from feeding the fish with our youngest to learning how to prepare true Indonesian dishes for the adults. So from the bottom of our hearts: thank you very much. Hopefully we will one day return to Bali and then we will definitely come back to stay at this wonderful place.

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Saltanat K, Russia checked out on 20-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2017
In this world there are no words to come all this feeling that gave us Bali and Villa Samadhana. We will miss you. With big love and thanks.

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Amanda H, Indonesia checked out on 27-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2017
To all the fabulous staff at Villa Samadhana. We were all looking forward this weekend so much but even then it has exceeded our expectation. Your kindness, hospitality and forbearance was so appreciated. You have made the birthday celebration such a magical and memorable weekend. Many thanks.

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Jamie G, Australia checked out on 15-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2017
We would like to say from the bottom of our hearts, we all had such a fabulous time here.The staff were so awesome!!!. The gardens are so beautiful, it is so hard to leave - is like heaven I am sure. We love you all, we will be back every year for family holiday. Love to you all.

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Bruce C, Australia checked out on 23-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2017
We have had a great week at the villa. Fantastic staff and beautiful facilities, Our first trip to Bali has been so great we will be back and will also recommend the villa to our friends. Hope everyone who works at the villa has a healthy year, hope to see you again.

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Bruce B, Australia checked out on 16-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2017
Thank you all for a wonderful stay. The villa and grounds are beautiful and all the staff were polite, professional and very friendly. We would definitely recommend the villa to our friends. The food was amazing. The effort the staff go to made you visit enjoyable was beyond expectation. Thank You all.

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Stacey B, Australia checked out on 08-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-May-2017
Thank you for a wonderful holiday to celebrate our mom's 70 birthday. Fantastic hospitality and wonderful food. All our needs were catered for plus more. We will be back in the near future. We have many many happy memories of our stay. Thank you so much.

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Dane C, Australia checked out on 24-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
Thanks to Krisna, Putu, Arik, Ketut Agus and of course Gede for a truly wonderful and relaxing holiday. The staff made us feel very welcome and the villa is extraordinary. Loved the rooms, the pool, the food and beautiful location. All the very best.

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Louise E, Canada checked out on 01-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
10-May-2017
Many thanks to Putu, Krisna, Agus, and all staff, they are very attentive. Gede the Villa manager has organized all staff to take care the villa guest in a exceptional way. Thank You.

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Hamish M, Indonesia checked out on 11-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Aug-2016
We can't thank you enough for such a wonderful time! Our boys absolutely loved running around the grass, playing in the amazing pool and feeding the fish - and we had the perfect relaxing break in this stunning place. Big big thanks to all of the lovely staff who gave us such a warm welcome and thank you for the fantastic meals.

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Laura B, Australia checked out on 07-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
What a perfect start to our holiday. Our family of 8 adult and 3 very small children had a wonderful time in this beautiful villa. We loved the: Pool - first class, the grounds - beautifully kept, the fabulous food the cooks prepared for us, the kind and caring staff, the seafood banquet yum !. A wonderful experience for us all to get together in this delightful villa. Thank you for your hospitality, we will highly recommend others to stay.

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Jacinta S, Australia checked out on 03-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Thank you so much for all your assistance from the moment we walked in you made us so welcome. You all made our trip one to remember. This villa is incredible, it is something no one can ever imagine. We are so humble for all your hard work.Thank You from the bottom of our heart.

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Robyn C, Australia checked out on 20-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Samadhana. The staff bent over backwards for any request.The food was first class set amongst this beautiful villa.The website didn't do the villa justice online. It well exceeded our expectations. Thank you for our stay.

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Alain A, France checked out on 28-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Thank you for this piece of dream, we had an amazing time. The place is just magical, peaceful and beautiful. Everybody just loved it. Kids, teenagers and adults. The staff always warm, helpful anticipating our every need. A perfect combination for paradise. Please keep it this way with this level of service. No other words than THANK YOU. Hoping to come back soon.

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Michael P, Singapore checked out on 05-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
The perfect setting for a perfect holiday. All the staff have been absolutely fabulous in ensuring we have all been so well looked after. The food has been delicious. Thank you so very much for everything, we will never forget villa Samadhana.

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Rod W, Australia checked out on 23-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Thank you so much for an amazing stay at Villa Samadhana!! We all loved every minute of it. The villa and the grounds are stunning and the pool is incredible. Also a very special thanks to beautiful staff, they were all so friendly and helpful and Wayan's cooking was so yummy. Best Holiday!!

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Stephanie W, United Kingdom checked out on 17-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
We had a lovely time. Beautiful surroundings and fantastic staff and service. We will surely be back. Thanks for the perfect setting for such a wonderful holiday. It was amazing.

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Cheryl R, Australia checked out on 24-Feb-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
We all had the most amazing time. The staff were so helpful, the property is so beautiful, my family will have memories to last forever. We will miss this place like crazy! Its been an amazing time, thank you for everything. The most amazing holiday ever. Please do not make us leave.

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Shen L, China checked out on 12-Feb-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
We are very happy. Bali is really good, we want to come again, very good, very good, very good!

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Kelly F, New Zealand checked out on 06-Jan-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
What an amazing 2 weeks we have had at such a beautiful villa. After looking at the pictures on the internet.The villa and its grounds are wonderful and all of staff have been amazing. Always there to meet our every need. Thanks to Wayan, Ari for the tasty food.Thanks to Gede also for driving us around, providing us assistance and all of the information.

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Vaishali P, India checked out on 15-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
As soon as we walk in the Villa, we were blown away it is more beautiful than the picture, the staff is so cooperative .Tasty food, good staff and helpful manager too. I would love to visit once again, wish you are all the best.

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Eunji L, South Korea checked out on 11-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
It is difficult to mention only one staff as we were very satisfied with all the personal of this villa and overall our experience here was fantastic.I also want to say this villa has amazing accommodation. We really had a fabulous stay and would definitely like to return again next year. Special thanks to Villa Manager Gede for his excellent care for us and awesome hospitality.

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Maggie L, Australia checked out on 21-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
From the moment we first walked in our jaws dropped at sheer size of the place. it is like a slice of paradise here and the whole complex is absolutely stunning and the decor is beautiful and luxurious. The service has been impeccable and we were so well treated through the whole stay. Thank you to the talented chef who made us delicious meals, our last nights dinner for dad's birthday was very memorable.Thanks again to the staff for our wonderful stay.

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Greg T, Australia checked out on 13-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
We are 2 families from Australia with 9 people in total. From the time we arrived at Villa Samadhana the staff and facilities have exceeded our expectation. Everyone has loved our holiday in Bali and we are already planning our next trip. Every meal we had was beautiful and welcome night and final night feast exceptional.The staff were very professional friendly attentive and courteous.A big thank you from everyone to Gede and staff who made our stay very memorable.

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Todd C, Indonesia checked out on 23-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Sun, Bintang (beer), pool and milkshakes. Breakfast was spectacular every morning - the fruit mouthwatering. The chef Ari and Wayan prepared the most incredible lunches and dinners for us. Wayan even invited us into his kitchen to share some of his secrets. Putu and Krisna totally attentive, never faraway with a fresh drink or setting the table for a beautiful meal. Thank You Gede and your team. This was a holiday of a lifetime and you made so perfect for us.Thank you.

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Geoff K, Hong Kong checked out on 08-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
What a lovely stay at such a beautiful, relaxing location. We were made to feel special from our arrival until our end and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food prepared by the expert team. We leave with nice memories and would not hesitate to recommend Samadhana to everyone. Thanks!

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Nathan W, Australia checked out on 01-Aug-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
We are all felt very grateful for our stay at villa Samadhana. When we first stepped through the front gates our expectations are exceeded by the grandeur and warm greeting.The photo did not do it justice. Thank you for organizing everything for us. All the staff looked after our every need. Thanks also to Gede our driver for driving us safely. We wish you all the very of luck and success for the future.

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Cilla B, Indonesia checked out on 19-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Gede, thank you for making our family holiday so easy + fun, you do a fantastic job with your team. Putu is a fantastic butler, he provides service from the heart, Krisna is very efficient always following up on requests.And the chef is amazing.

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Rhonda S, Canada checked out on 06-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Thank you so much we had a great time. Everyone was so nice and the food was amazing. We had such a great time thank you to all the staff who put in so much effort and made our stay unforgettable.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Holly B, Australia checked out on 02-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Putu and Krisna were exceptional for our whole stay. If someone asked for a wedding location I would recommend Villa Samadhana.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Tammy W, Australia checked out on 29-May-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Thank you for our lovely stay we depreciated all your efforts, the staff are exceptional. Agus, Putu, Wayan, Krisna and all the staff were lovely.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Du Z, China checked out on 22-May-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
The villa is very good, staff also very good.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Ying B, China checked out on 14-May-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
The service of the staff has been exceptional.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Su-bin J, South Korea checked out on 05-May-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
Good staff, we will be back to Samadhana.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Paul G, Singapore checked out on 20-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
We love Villa Samadhana and and the team work was awesome.Food also very delicious. Thank you guys.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Antonia and Nixon, Australia checked out on 14-Apr-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
21-Jun-2016
All team members were awesome, Gede was very accommodating, Krisna and Putu service was very attentive.

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Character/Charm:1 Location:1 Outside Area:1
Living Area:1 Bedrooms:1 Bathrooms:1
Kitchen:1 Facilities:1 Staff:1
Value:1
Natalie R, Hong Kong checked out on 29-Oct-2015
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
24-Nov-2015
Beautiful place, very spacious, open, comfortable, with a great energy and a nice balance between group and private areas. Very courteous team to take care of guests. Amazing swimming pool and top class kitchen.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:7
Donelle Shilling, New Zealand checked out on 29-Sep-2015
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
12-Oct-2015
Villa Samadhana is our favourite place to stay in Bali. The grounds and the pool area in particular are stunning, an absolute haven and a beautiful place to relax and unwind. The staff are welcoming, warm and charming. We cant wait to return to the villa next time.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:6 Outside Area:10
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Adam L, Australia checked out on 03-Mar-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
12-Mar-2015
Villa Samadhana is a large hidden stunning property with beautiful gardens and lawns and a perfect pool and rec area. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food they prepared was delicious. We didn't want to leave! We had the best time with enough to do and great space to relax as well. Will certainly want to go back. Loved it.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:9 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:9
Jasmine K, Singapore checked out on 22-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
9.3
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2015
The villa is beautiful, peaceful and has its own charm. It is also so close to nature. However, the villa is about 1hr drive to the town. A lot of time traveling.. Nevertheless, we missed the chef's home-cooked villa meal - bak so noodle and met soto.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:5 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Christine Cook, New Zealand checked out on 19-Jul-2014
Overall Rating:
9.4
Reviewed:
06-Aug-2014
The villa surpassed our expectations especially from the perpective of the beautiful grounds and the caring well trained staff. We felt pampered and our every need was attended to do. The cooking was superb and we have all missed the chef's meals on our return home. Two of our party did not leave the villa they felt so relaxed in the surroundings and the four small children had a wonderful time. For those who did go out, the expertise of the driver was much appreciated.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
Davide C, Singapore checked out on 28-Jul-2014
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
04-Aug-2014
We were three families of friends (total 10) and stayed one week at Samadhana. Great experience, wonderful staff, fantastic food and totally relaxing. I would definitely recommend a stay here. Everybody was totally amazed.

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Character/Charm:9 Location:7 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:8
Queen C, Philippines checked out on 26-Nov-2013
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
07-Jan-2014
Great for couples and family. A lot of outdoor space for kids to run around and teenagers can hang out in the media room, play billiards or swim in the pool while the mommies are out shopping or on a spa treatment.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
owens debbie, Australia checked out on 14-Sep-2013
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2013
Could not fault Villa Samadhana. Staff excellent and villa was beautiful. We had the best family holiday and would highly recommend Villa Samadhana. The accommodation suited our extended family and would definately love to go back.This would be the best accommodation we have had in Bali.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Naoshi Y, United Kingdom checked out on 24-Aug-2013
Overall Rating:
9.5
Reviewed:
09-Sep-2013

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:8 Staff:10
Value:10
Wendy L, Australia checked out on 05-Jul-2013
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
16-Jul-2013
Our party of 12 including 5 children had a wonderful time thanks to the attentive staff and the gorgeous property. I can't speak highly enough of the staff who made us feel so at home. We loved the food that Wayan and Ari cooked for us especially that last seafood dinner. The villa was amazing in a tranquil setting of lush, expansive gardens, ponds with koi fish amd water lilies with the background sound of ocean waves and gentle sea breeze. It was heaven! We definitely will be back.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:7
Felicity H, Indonesia checked out on 24-Jun-2013
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
04-Jul-2013
A wonderful atmosphere, the most friendly staff, great pool and surrounds, and so comfortable. Would be back Ina flash and have no trouble recommending it Stuart , new Zealand

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Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Julia Clarke ., United Arab Emirates checked out on 15-Jun-2013
Overall Rating:
9.1
Reviewed:
24-Jun-2013
Absolute paradise on earth. The most breathtakingly beautiful property and gardens.

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Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:7
Value:7
Rafaele Yon, Australia checked out on 23-May-2013
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
28-May-2013
The villa is absolutely magnificent, the gardens are stunning, the pool area very relaxing. The staff were extremely friendly and keen to accommodate. For us it was just the perfect holiday and we will come back!

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Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
anna cleeve, Australia checked out on 07-Jan-2013
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
14-Jan-2013
Spacious villa, amazing gardens an oasis.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:6 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Stacy Porteus, Singapore checked out on 08-Nov-2012
Overall Rating:
8.6
Reviewed:
19-Nov-2012
Villa Samadhana is an oasis on the east coast of Bali. Conveniently located within easy access to both Sanur and Ubud, the estate offers an exclusive resort-style residence situated within an authentic village ambience. Perfect for large groups, families and weddings.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:8
Value:9
Ramesh Shah, India checked out on 16-Oct-2012
Overall Rating:
8.2
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2012

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:4 Outside Area:4
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:10
AK, Afghanistan checked out on 29-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
09-Oct-2012
A stellar staff who work continuously to ensure all needs are met! They embraced us as if we were family and looked after all our requests. All took great pride in their job and it shows! I will miss the entire staff and plan on returning to Bali on a coming holiday.

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
Paul Nicholls, Hong Kong checked out on 23-Sep-2012
Overall Rating:
8.0
Reviewed:
25-Sep-2012
Samadhana is a beautiful villa with expansive gardens and living areas. Its location is some distance from the tourist & shopping areas of Bali however this adds to its charm, set within a traditional balinese fishing village you get to experience the cultural side of Bali. Villa staff were great, always willing to help with a smile. Our kids loved all the attention and the food was always delicious. One tip please get a coffee machine.... We would stay at Samadhana again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:3 Outside Area:10
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:7 Facilities:9 Staff:10
Value:7
satria khresna, Indonesia checked out on 29-Apr-2012
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
10-May-2012
Really nice and good villa. Considering the villa has big area, better if we can stay more than 10 person. 15 person better. I will come again someday... really excellent villa.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:9
Value:9
Villa Samadhana /villa/villa-samadhana.aspx Price starts at $690 - $1,150 per night
9.1 out of 10
based on 76 user reviews. The first thing we noticed on entering Villa Samadhana was the wide open space, rarely seen these days in the more popular tourist centres of Bali. The kids ran a good 70m sprint from the entrance up to the living area, across manicured lawns and past flowering trees. Being a family of four, we had our choice of three separate sleeping pavilions but, as our youngest still wakes in the night, we opted for the master suite so we could be close together. With a king-size bed in the sleeping chamber and upholstered couches in the adjoining sitting room, the kids were excited about sleeping in an unconventional, yet comfortable space – especially with access to their own 32-inch flat-screen television.

The owners obviously love to spend quality family time here and the poolside pavilion is a well thought out covered area that provides unlimited opportunities for action, relaxation and play for the entire group. With a 25m lap pool, generously sized shallow area for toddlers, inflatable pool toys and four umbrella-shaded sun loungers, this was our ‘go to’ spot each day after breakfast.

The butler and his attendants soon realised that our small, low maintenance group didn’t require them at our beck and call all day and discretely left us to our own devices until we needed them. However, the villa’s extensive amenities and big team of full time staff are perfect for large groups and special events such as weddings. And chef Wayan is a magician in the kitchen. He and his team took care of the grocery shopping before our arrival, based on our selections from the vast menu emailed to us. As a first night surprise for the kids we’d ordered ice cream sundaes and banana splits - the perfect treat before watching a family movie in the air-conditioned media room.

The Pabean Beach area serves up a refreshing slice of unhurried Balinese life. Our daily strolls to the beach provided glimpses of an authentic village lifestyle: local children laughing and playing on the glittering, black-sand beach, elderly men chatting beneath their shady roadside shelters and ibu (mothers) skilfully wielding long, skinny sticks to knock down frangipani blossoms for daily prayer offerings.

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