Villa Shambala Reviews


Our Review

Overall Rating:
8.4
Reviewed:
17-Jun-2011

A beautiful villa that sleeps ten plus, and is right in the heart of Seminyak? Sign us up! Villa Shambala will definitely be a popular choice amongst the cognoscenti with large families or groups of party people who simply dig the happening atmosphere of Seminyak.  The design, with two bedrooms and a TV room in the main building and three bedrooms and another TV room in the  guest house, is a great layout for bringing the in-laws or giving the teenagers (and yourselves) some space.  The staff are friendly and very efficient, and the cook can turn his hand to anything.  Make sure you grab yourself a massage or an Ayurvedic treatment in the specially-built spa room adjacent to the pool.  The owner is an artist and jewellery designer; some of her unique creations can be seen in the villa and are available for guests to purchase.

Returning to Villa Shambala in August 2014 we were happy to see that the same high standards are not only being maintained, but have been enhanced by two smart new facilities; a sun deck with a beautiful backdrop, and an outdoor-but-undercover dining area with built-in barbeque which has been installed next to the living room.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:8 Outside Area:8
Living Area:8 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:8
Kitchen:10 Facilities:8 Staff:8
Value:8
Highlights

Not many five-bedroom villas come this close to the action, with stacks of shops, restaurants and the beach a mere five-minute-walk away. We loved the design, the antique doors, the ornately-carved joglo canopy over the bed in the master bedroom, and the accessories such as the brass hands and elephant-head towel hooks in two of the bathrooms.

Surprises

We had only nice surprises. There’s no noise, no cars, no problem.

Guest Reviews (66)

Kirby P, Australia checked out on 16-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
18-Feb-2018
Exceeded expectations, seamless service from breakfast to pool to massage to lunch and dinner. The chef did an amazing job, the cleaners kept the place immaculate the whole time. Jack and Ayu become like family to us all, and make sure we were all happy the whole 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
Michelle B, Australia checked out on 11-Jan-2018
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Jan-2018
We have enjoyed our time at villa Shambala immensely. The presentation of the rooms and gardens has exceeded our expectations (which were very high). The staff made us always feel very welcome, ensured that our needs were being met and made themselves available at all times. Nothing was to much trouble. we felt safe at all times and liked having security personnel at night. We appreciates the flexibility of dining at home or out and were happy with the menu selection and variety available. We enjoyed the convenience and ease of having massages and yoga within the villa. A big thank you to all staff. We would highly recommend this villa to others. Thank you.

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
Wendy R, Australia checked out on 21-Dec-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
28-Dec-2017
Thank you so much for the perfect awesome holiday. You have exceeded our expectations on every level. To Ayu - you have looked after our every wish to the maximum, restaurant recommendations and booking. Interesting insight into Bali life, thank you. To Ketut and Komang, - your food was awesome, the BBQ, Babi guling, wonderful breakfast and the amazing cooking class. Thank you. Also a big thanks to Jack, Widi, Susi, and anyone I forgot - you were all awesome. Thank you. We have had a great holiday. P.S. Thank you for making my 60th Birthday celebrations extra extra special. Loved my beautiful birthday crown and my flower birthday bed. Loved every moment.

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
Gregory, Indonesia checked out on 18-Nov-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Dec-2017
I have been to Bali 5 times and this villa is by far the best I have ever stayed at. The interior design is awesome. The staff is beyond fantastic. The sonos system is great so you can relax at the pool all day long while listening to your tunes. I would recommend this villa to friends or family. And next trip I will come back here. Thanks a lot.

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
Yihang L, China checked out on 04-Oct-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2017
Good service and beautiful place. Very delicious food. I will 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
Michael John P, Australia checked out on 29-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2017
Villa Shambala is truly fabulous. Perfect for a luxurious and relaxing holiday. The staff are excellent and the food is a real treat. Love to visit again.

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
Jan Marie D, Australia checked out on 15-Sep-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
29-Oct-2017
Absolutely fantastic on all aspect. Wonderful, friendly and caring staff, who catered to our every need. The villa was equipped with everything we needed for a luxurious and relaxing holiday. Meals were delicious, we didn't need to eat out much. Thanks to all the Shambala staff. We hope to return.

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
Renato D, Philippines checked out on 27-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Sep-2017
The whole staff gave excellent and prompt service, from the chef to Widhi and the security. The plants were so beautiful and well kept. Villa Shambala will be highly recommended to our friends and family in the Philippines.

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
Carra A, Italy checked out on 17-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
We had really a wonderful stay in Villa Shambala. Amazing location and the service.

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
Ines S, Netherlands checked out on 05-Aug-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
All my family, wife, children very much appreciated our stay at Villa Shambala. The house was very comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful and the cooks prepared wonderful food. So, terima kasih banyak. Sampai jumpa lagi di 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
Rachel W, Philippines checked out on 22-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
03-Sep-2017
Such an amazing stay. Wonderful, helpful staff and incredible chef. We didn't want to leave. Its so relaxing and the pool is the best and so close to fantastic shops and restaurants. We will be back. Thank you.

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
Height T, Australia checked out on 03-Jul-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
09-Jul-2017
Amazing time had by both families. Food and service first class. We all feel like we were treated like family. Dewa taught Georgi origami. The facilities were great. Loved the villa, beautiful, tranquil, wonderful rooms, and bathrooms. Staff were all amazing, with special thanks to fantastic Dewa, Ketut and Susi. We wish we could all stay longer, and we all want to come back and stay again. Sensational food made by Ketut.

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
Melvin T, Singapore checked out on 06-Jun-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Excellent service! Location is ideal. Chef food is of good quality, we are enjoyed his cooking. The pool amenities were family friendly.

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
Hendryanto, Indonesia checked out on 24-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
05-Jul-2017
Good service, patient employees, good food, pro chef, awesome place.

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
Britt A, Australia checked out on 21-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
We had an amazing time at Shambala. The villa itself is gorgeous, however, the staff made our stay so lovely. They are courteous and so warm and inviting, we will definitely be telling our friends and family about our lovely holiday. Thank you to all that have made our holiday so enjoyable.

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
Jennifer S, Singapore checked out on 12-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
27-May-2017
Fantastic staff, gorgeous villa, fabulous time. Thank you.

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
James T, Australia checked out on 04-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-May-2017
Outstanding villa with a real traditional Balinese garden setting. Beautifully finished which comfortably accommodated our party of 9. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food was outstanding and we ate in both nights with traditional Indonesia fare provided by Chef "Ketut". No hesitation recommending to friends and family to visit and enjoy the experience. Great location with only 300m walk to beach, eat street & Kudeta. Look forward to next 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
TG, Australia checked out on 02-May-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
25-May-2017
Villa Shambala has been like paradise on earth. It is a haven from the hectic streets of Seminyak. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive. They anticipate your needs and wants and are extremely efficient. Nothing is too much trouble and service is delivered with a smile. All the staff are warm and friendly and genuinely care. The facilities are fantastic and everything is beautifully maintained from the rooms, to the pool and the gardens. The pool is a perfect temperature and is refreshing without being cold. Make sure you have lots of in house beauty treatments as the recommended therapists the Shambala uses were incredible and always consistent. The meals prepared by Ketut were just divine especially the Indonesian cuisine. Everyday we were spoilt by amazing breakfasts which were the perfect start to the day. We are sad to be leaving Villa Shambala, our home away from home.

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
Patrick Y, Singapore checked out on 23-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
Very refreshing stay for everyone of us. As the villa really care to both the young and old. Food was nice and staffs are friendly. Their constant chatting and communication is something they can be proud of. I hope someday my family will come back here for another stay.

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
Jessica L, Hong Kong checked out on 17-Apr-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-May-2017
The house is very comfortable and we enjoyed the amenities which are high quality. The set up is perfect be mixed groups with families and couples. The staff was very helpful, always ensuring everything was perfect. The food with the Chef was great. We love Shambala and we will 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
Fiona T, Australia checked out on 04-Mar-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Mar-2017
I have traveled the world for 86 years and this has been the most wonderful 10 days where we have been treated as family. The location and environment is perfect and the staff have made our stay wonderful and unforgettable. I would never hesitate to return and most certainly would recommend Villa Shambala to all my friends in Australia and England. I wish management and staff best wishes from all my family and look forward to seeing you all again in the near 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
Ron G, Indonesia checked out on 09-Feb-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
An amazing, beautiful, tranquil place hidden behind the outside world. The food has been prepared with such love and enthusiasm, and presented the same way. To the staff at Villa Shambala, you have made our stay exactly how I dream my/our holiday would be. The beautiful smiles, happy faces and the way you embraced us with your kindness. Nothing was ever too hard. We especially found such peace here. I can't wait to tell everyone about our stay. I think the fish and turtles may have put a bit of weigh on from the many hands feeding them. Sad to say goodbye to dear Villa Shambala. Leaving with beautiful memories. So many thanks.

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
Stephanie R, Indonesia checked out on 21-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Thank you to all the staff. We have had lots of yummy food & fun. Great pool.

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
Mr. John H, United Kingdom checked out on 02-Jan-2017
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Outstanding visit. The villa offers the perfect holiday accommodation and the service from the staff was excellent. The food was very tasty and the swimming pool was used at least 5 times a day. A big thank you to all the staff. You made our stay extra special. We love Bali and we love Shambala.

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
Maralin R, United States checked out on 19-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
Very nice and also very relaxing. The food was amazing. The villa stayed so clean the whole time. The pool stayed clean and it was a perfect temperature to swim in. My massage on the first day was so amazing. The villa staff were awesome! We relaxed and had lots of fun. Amazing, Awesome, Absolutely Wonderful. I'm like in paradise, very relaxing. I was impressed

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
Sara V, United States checked out on 05-Dec-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
We had an excellent time in your lovely villa. The staff were incredible, attentive, helpful and professional. The facilities were excellently maintained, rooms very well appointed. And overall just a great experience. Thank you for being such lovely hosts and for making us feel at home.

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
Kirk W, United States checked out on 28-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Mar-2017
The Staff at Shambala is excellent. What a lovely group of people who care very much about service and make sure their guest are happy. We were very happy. Thank you Shambala.

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
Fiona C, Australia checked out on 22-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
We had the most AMAZING experience here at Villa Shambala, I don't think we have ever experienced such tranquility and welcoming attitude from all the staff. The attention to detail was above and beyond. Thank you to all that are involved here, we had such a pleasant stay.

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
Anders J, Singapore checked out on 13-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
We have been taken care off very well by the staff in this beautiful and magnificent villa. Your arrangements that you help us with was been very good. The food was the best quality. Thank you from all of us to all of you.

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
Megan K, Australia checked out on 04-Nov-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at Villa Shambala, you made our holiday so amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. Our kids loved the milkshakes and the banana fritters. The dinners in the villa were the best we had in Bali. The villa itself is out of this world. Such Luxury. We can't wait to come 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
Ms. C, Hong Kong checked out on 25-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Fantastic, helpful service. Susi, Dewa, Arya, Ketut and other staff were always available and willing to assist, making our stay very comfortable and enjoyable. Ketut prepared us a number of meals that were delicious. The villa is beautiful, spacious and well maintained. We would definitely recommend Villa Shambala to friends coming to 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
Aldana A, Hong Kong checked out on 11-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Thank you for making our stay so wonderful! The villa is gorgeous and perfect for a group of friends or a family. We were able to thoroughly relax and unwind by the beautiful pool or in the lounge. The staff were magnificent friendly, helpful and ever present to care for our every whim. The food was delicious. Breakfast every morning and a highlight was the excellent BBQ on Sunday night. We will be back & will definitely recommend Villa Shambala to our friends in Hong Kong. Thank you again for everything.

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
Jeffry G, Australia checked out on 04-Oct-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
04-Dec-2016
Excellent Service. Amazing Foods.

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
Agung P, Hong Kong checked out on 25-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2016
Great place, well maintained villa, perfect location, all the staff were so good and helpful. The pool is great and the rooms is nicely decorated.

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
Matthew H, British Antarctic Territory checked out on 20-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2016
This is a magnificent villa complimented very very well by an excellent staff who were always available when we needed them.

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
Nicky W, Australia checked out on 10-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2016
Amazing villa, lovely, friendly, attentive staff. Thank you for helping us have a wonderful relaxing break from our busy lives. It will be hard to return to real life with no fairies to look after us.

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
Kevin K, Indonesia checked out on 05-Sep-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2016
Superb staff, very nice villa.

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
Georgi S, Russia checked out on 28-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
08-Oct-2016
We spent 7 days in Shambala Villa in Seminyak and I can say the stay was wonderful. Perfect service provided by Arya and Susi, tasty and nice food prepared by Ketut. The Villa is very well equipped, big pool, nice rooms, but the best was the very convenient living room. Really nice stay in Shambala. I think we will return again.

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
Akram G, Singapore checked out on 11-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Aug-2016
Our stay has been fantastic. Everything is clean in villa. Food service was great. Staff was very attentive. Arya is a great Manager and great friend. Staff was very friendly. Had a wonderful 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
Jill T, United States checked out on 05-Aug-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
14-Aug-2016
Thank you for an incredible stay in this beautiful villa. It is truly spectacular place physically but the experience is even more special because of the attentive and friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home. They truly treat you like family. The meals were restaurant worthy and we are so sad to leave this beautiful place. Thank you to every staff member that made our stay memorable. We hope to come 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
Daniela D, Austria checked out on 14-Jul-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
02-Aug-2016
What can you say about 2 weeks in paradise, terrific villa, fabulous weather and a staff that exceeds any 5 star hotel? How about "Absolutely Brilliant"!

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
Josephine H, Australia checked out on 20-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
Amazing!! Thank you chef, staff and everyone else. Love it! Love it! Love it! Thanks for having us Villa Shambala. Such a picture perfect place. The staff were lovely and the food was delicious. Had the best time. Cannot wait 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
Jogani A, India checked out on 15-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
One of the most equipped villa with all the convenience and comfort. The highlight of the stay was the hospitality. The staff is super alert and active. They are extremely efficient and take extreme care from food to hygiene. Over all our stay was a memorable one. Thank you.

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
Merryn S, Australia checked out on 10-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
Our expectations were exceeded in every way. We will recommend Villa Shambala and plan to return when possible. Great location, close enough to all the action but still very private, secluded and peaceful. The staff were very warm, friendly and nothing was too much. The quality of the food and drinks was great and to a very high standard. The design of the villa suited us and made the holiday very easy and relaxing even with three different families needs. Thank you so much! That was awesome.

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
Aayush A, India checked out on 04-Jun-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
Lovely Villa, Extremely well done up and well kept. The staff is very professional and the Chef is exceptional. We enjoyed our stay.

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
Julie W, Singapore checked out on 29-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
What a beautifully presented Villa. It was just perfect for what we were looking for. Great pool, accommodation, lot of space. Thank you to the lovely staff for all the assistance and hospitality and to the Chef for his good food. We are sure to be back sometime soon. Thanks.

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
Marc R, France checked out on 22-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
Short but really nice stay at Shambala. The villa is really well maintained and clean. Thanks for the great lunch and the excellent dinner. It was really a pleasure to stay in this property where we can feel the Bali atmosphere.

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
Teresa T, Australia checked out on 12-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
This Villa was amazing with very friendly staff.

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
Vika, Indonesia checked out on 08-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
Wow. Good service, nice place.

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
Nerida C, Australia checked out on 02-May-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
What a Divine week. We have been fed with beautiful Balinese food, drink and been pampered and looked after so well by the great staff at Villa Shambala. It has been an unforgettable stay in a secluded tropical haven. Lovely food and Balinese smiles have made our week. Not to mention massages and scooter rides. My sixth visit to Bali and the best visit ever. Thank so much. We can't wait 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
Kathy G, Indonesia checked out on 17-Apr-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
26-Jun-2016
We stayed here with our friends and had such a fantastic time. We loved the fact that there was so much space, so parents & young adults alike could all spread out. We found the staff to be very friendly, helpful and efficient. Nothing was too much trouble. I will miss lazy time in and around the pool. Thank you to everyone for making our holiday so awesome!

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
Nandeeta M, Australia checked out on 04-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Apr-2016
Beautiful Property, well layout and absolutely amazing staff. Great Service and very 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
Julie G, New Zealand checked out on 12-May-2015
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Apr-2016
Thank you to all the staff at Shambala. Every person worked hard to ensure all of the guest were catered for. Great breakfasts, canapes and dinners. Beautiful property, beautiful kind Yoga teacher. Excellent massage therapist. We all loved our stay. Gorgeous bedrooms and wonderful flowers.

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
Sandrine B, France checked out on 24-Feb-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Apr-2016
My family and I had the best vacation ever at Villa Shambala. We loved and thoroughly enjoyed everything that was offered. Very tasty and fresh food (Thank you so much for the home made oatmeal cookies), Perfectly decorated bedrooms, welcoming and clear swimming pool, videos in the home theater. Everything was great. Most at all, all Villa Shambala staff are so nice, genuine and caring to our every needs. We are so sad to leave but feel blessed to have spent our wonderful holidays in this magical place. We hope we can 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
Natalia C, Poland checked out on 01-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Apr-2016
This is a perfect place for a perfect holidays. Thanks again.

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
Kate T, Australia checked out on 16-Mar-2016
Overall Rating:
1.0
Reviewed:
11-Apr-2016
Thank you so much to the amazing, kind and caring staff at Villa Shambala. We have all had the most amazing, relaxing time at this most stunning Villa. All the staff have gone above and beyond and anticipated every need with a big smile.

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
Mark C, Australia checked out on 03-Nov-2015
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
13-Nov-2015
Villa Shambala was an amazing villa to stay at. From the beginning of the trip upon our late night arrival, staff met us with food and drinks and explained the villa to us. The staff was always willing to help in anyway possible. Food was prepared when and how we requested. The staff was more than willing to arrange taxis for our group and reservations at local restaurants. I was extremely impressed with the house and would definitely recommend it for anyone staying in Seminyak.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:8 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Hannah Michell, checked out on 11-Jul-2015
Overall Rating:
9.7
Reviewed:
29-Jul-2015
We loved Villa Shambala! Staff were amazing, we were so sad to leave . Will definitely stay again.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Jill Fletcher, Australia checked out on 13-Jun-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
25-Jun-2015
The Villa is exactly as shown on the website - if not better. There is somewhere to "get away" for everyone. We were an extended family ( from 70 to 2) and the separate bedrooms worked very well. The outdoor eating area made for many happy family meals. The pool was large with a shallow end for younger children and deep enough and large enough for a decent swim. The staff were outstanding. There was always someone there for meals and the chef did a wonderful job of cooking for the children as well as the adults. Butlers, room attendants, gardeners were all helpful and nothing was too much trouble. A wonderful week. We had to drag ourselves away.

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
Henny W, Taiwan checked out on 23-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
9.0
Reviewed:
06-Mar-2015
All the staff are very nice so friendly and very good service

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:9 Bedrooms:9 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:9
Gabriella S, Hungary checked out on 19-Feb-2015
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
25-Feb-2015
The villa is absolutely amazing just like heaven. The property location is incredibly private, but walking distance to the beach and Seminyak restaurants and shops. The service was excellent and the staff is just amazing. Thank you for everything! We miss you and can't wait to go 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
Michelle S, Australia checked out on 27-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.9
Reviewed:
02-Jun-2014
Best Villa I've ever stayed in. No need to leave.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Jodi O, Australia checked out on 16-May-2014
Overall Rating:
9.6
Reviewed:
26-May-2014
We had a fantastic stay in Villa Shambala. The villa is stunning and the staff were amazing. Annie was the chef, we ate some fabulous food from all around the world. Six adults and four children, plenty of room for kids to run around and plenty of space to not feel like we were living on top of each other. Couldn't have been any better. Thank you

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:10 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:8
Genevieve Montgomerie, Australia checked out on 07-May-2014
Overall Rating:
10.0
Reviewed:
20-May-2014
Oh My!! we can't rave enough about this place - although I want to keep a lid on it due to the fact that we don't want it to become too popular we can't get back in!!! We help my 40th poolside soire here and could not have asked for a better time! the staff could not do enough - the food impeccable - the atmosphere fun and fabulous when we needed it and relaxing and indulgent when things needed to be slow! our guests and ourselves were truly blown away with Wayan, Arya and his team!! well done to a fabulous bunch and a true gem of a villa!

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
Jane P, Australia checked out on 23-Apr-2013
Overall Rating:
9.8
Reviewed:
29-Apr-2013
We had a fabulous time and would love to come again!! It is a stunning villa, in a great location with excellent staff. Highly recommended.

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:9 Location:9 Outside Area:10
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:10 Bathrooms:10
Kitchen:10 Facilities:10 Staff:10
Value:10
Paola Talamini, Italy checked out on 26-Aug-2012
Overall Rating:
9.2
Reviewed:
10-Sep-2012
Stunning Villa in the earth of Seminyak, only few steps away from the beach and KUDETA's spotlights. Despite the central location, we enjoyed peaceful time only surrounded by palms and bamboos trees. Bedrooms are spacious, charming and really well decorated, only one of the five bedrooms does not meet the same standards and it's more suitable for children or temporary guests rather than for a couple taying long term. The outside area is dominated by one of the biggest pools you can find in a private villa in Seminyak. And for better enjoying this slice of paradise we have been supported by a kind, unobtrusive and smiling staff. For sure it was one experience we all would like to repeat in the near future!

Individual Scores:

Character/Charm:10 Location:9 Outside Area:9
Living Area:10 Bedrooms:8 Bathrooms:9
Kitchen:9 Facilities:9 Staff:9
Value:10
Villa Shambala /villa/villa-shambala.aspx Price starts at $990 - $1,890 per night
9.04 out of 10
based on 68 user reviews. A beautiful villa that sleeps ten plus, and is right in the heart of Seminyak? Sign us up! Villa Shambala will definitely be a popular choice amongst the cognoscenti with large families or groups of party people who simply dig the happening atmosphere of Seminyak.  The design, with two bedrooms and a TV room in the main building and three bedrooms and another TV room in the  guest house, is a great layout for bringing the in-laws or giving the teenagers (and yourselves) some space.  The staff are friendly and very efficient, and the cook can turn his hand to anything.  Make sure you grab yourself a massage or an Ayurvedic treatment in the specially-built spa room adjacent to the pool.  The owner is an artist and jewellery designer; some of her unique creations can be seen in the villa and are available for guests to purchase.

Returning to Villa Shambala in August 2014 we were happy to see that the same high standards are not only being maintained, but have been enhanced by two smart new facilities; a sun deck with a beautiful backdrop, and an outdoor-but-undercover dining area with built-in barbeque which has been installed next to the living room.
Please wait...
sign up for a slice of heaven
sign in with facebook or

No thanks, holidays are not for me