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Pros : -Wonderful and efficient pre-arrival communication through email -Extremely friendly staff & butlers that will do all they can (and beyond) to give you the time of your life -All the different hotel buildings are very impressive (give the feeling of a palace in the jungle), but the grounds are even more stunning : you can make very nice walks down the gorge through the beautiful rainforest, and you have to relax at the pools below the hotel (the view and setting will take your breath away) -The rooms, located in private residences (with pools) that you share with others, are very nice. Style is authentic Balinese. Do not expect a hip or trendy room, but who would want that in Bali. -The spa was wonderful and the treatments great (do not leave this property without a massage) -Food (dinners): the best (and healthy) food I ever enjoyed during a hotel stay (and I do have some experience with stays at luxurious hotels, so this statement means a lot). Contras -Hotel is about 15 minutes from Ubud. It would have been wonderful though if the hotel would offer free transportation to Ubud to overcome its isolated location. -No matter how much I was impressed by the dinners, I was underwhelmed by the breakfasts. It was the only hotel in Bali that we stayed where we could not choose whatever we wanted (choice is limited, and you can only choose one hot platter). I left the breakfast table with hunger. -There are some (harmless) wildlife & bugs present at the Estate. Remember that you are in the jungle. We encountered snakes near our room on several occasions. Pretty scary, but on the other hand, it was a blessing that we got to see these creatures. I just mention it since the wildlife may freak out some (although I enjoyed it a lot).
Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri Hotel Bali.”
It's a wonderful experience to stay in Como Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri Hotel Bali. Fresh air, nice personal assistant, good service, good food, especially, the SPA. I would strongly recommend here, it can really heal your mind and balance your energy.
Como Shambhala is the perfect option for a relaxing stay close to Ubud. The huge estate feels so private and the amazing staff are on hand to take care of your every wish. Great walks to be done within the property and the views are incredible.
Amazing stay at Como Shambhala Estate”
Everything was great. zero complaints and will definitely go back to stay there. My only regret is not to book longer stays. Thank you Como Shambhala Estate
Staying at Como Shambhala was truly incredible. The service was the best I've ever received, anywhere. The property was beautiful and had lots of unique places to enjoy. The food was delicious and healthy and my room was beautiful. I loved everything about this hotel. I have been raving about it to everyone. I would absolutely love to go again when I could stay longer.
Service: 1) My personal assistant was a delight. She never failed to be there to schedule massages and activities for me as well as remind me about my schedule for the day. 2) All the staff working were really friendly and always offered their help when needed. 3) I went to the monkey forest and was driven by the estate driver. He escorted me to the monkey forest and walked with me to gave me a tour. Being a balinese, he was always willing to impart knowledge about his culture. Location: 1) Located in the village, the estate is smack in the middle of the forest. You wake up to fresh air and go to bed with the sounds of cicadas. To me, I much prefer the forest than the beach. It felt like I was in peace and closer to nature. 2) Morning walks to the common areas were excellent. Because of the vegetation, it was always cool. Maintenance of the trees and bushes by the staff made sure that the place was always neat and clean. 3) The estate is secluded which brings quietness. My room was very private and gave me the space I needed Food: 1) I was on the cleansing program. I met with the consultant and she put together a special diet for me. For 2 days, I was eating clean food and juices. Even if you are not on the cleansing program, the menu at the restaurants are extremely healthy. (vegan, gluten-free, low sugar, etc) Some of the dishes there are the vegan buckwheat pumpkin pancakes and warm salad with grilled mushrooms. Also, their juices are all fresh and are helpful with detox. Activities: 1) I tried the aqua therapy. It is basically doing aerobics and stretches in a warm pool, a short and brief exercise which is doable for anyone. After aerobics and stretches, you get on jet spa chairs which help with blood circulation. The spa (chairs) targets areas like, calves, abs, back, feet and the entire body. I signed up for canyoning which was a once in a lifetime experience. Overall experience was excellent and I WILL go back ther
Heaven on earth!”
We stayed here over the Christmas holidays and were treated to an excellent stay by the warm and accommodating staff of Como Shambhala. Everything from the complimentary activity schedule, well-stocked library, health-conscious food and sprawling hotel grounds were excellent. I can't think of a better place to unwind. Como Shambhala definitely lives up to its well-deserved reputation as the best place for a retreat in Ubud.
the most amazing hotel I have ever stayed at, the location, staff and service, food, rooms, privacy, facilities are all a dream, I thoroughly recommend the Como Shambhala. John
Perfect in every way! My husband and I were looking for a quiet and relaxing stay in Ubud to celebrate our anniversary. Every detail of our stay was overseen by our wonderful assistant Tirta - she anticipated our needs, made great suggestions (like arranging a free shuttle to the como uma ubud property for dinner), and helped us have a memorable stay. The level of service exceeds what we've experienced at the Ritz, St.regis and four seasons around the world. Your assistant will work with you to tailor the stay to your preferences - as active or quiet as you like. The food was also delicious! We will be back one day!
Excellent Facilities and Attentive Staff”
Our group consisted of three couples and we booked a three bedroom pool villa. It was a good sized 600 square villa for three couples that has an inviting pool and a warm spa on the upper deck of the pool. We have privacy in our own rooms and yet have loads of fun in the living/dining and deck spaces. It was very peaceful and breathtaking. Breakfast was healthy and good and we had an excellent in-villa BBQ party. The whole estate was tranquil and we could choose to spend the whole day here enjoying walks, fresh air, sounds of birds, lush vegetation, doing yoga/pilates and having relaxing spa treatments. All the staff irrespective of their roles was warm and polite and we would like to commend our personal assistant, Dayu, for her super efficiency and ability to anticipate our needs.
in the jungle”
The hotel was located deep deep in Ubud, only surrounded by nature (huge trees, flowers, waterfall, river..) Great place for relaxing and healling. forget about everything in real life and you can just enjoy the nature while staying in the hotel. Activity programs the hotel has were great too. i did morning walk, Pillates and biking and all were really wonderful. The food was great and people were friendly and nice. One thing i felt unconfortable was the only transportation you can use is a taxi so, every time you wanted go out, you have to call a taxi and wait for around 30 mins and the taxi fare was not cheap in Ubud.
Very fantastic days”
It's very fantastic days to me. Everything is very good. Estate walk, spa, pools, aqua therapy, view, my room, toilet :) I wonder stay here again.
Best resort ever”
Como shambala is really perfect to take rest and to be refresh. I ate all foods in Glow and Kodus during my stay..foods were healthy and taste.
Intrusive Personal Assistants”
My stay at Como was dissapointing. Whilst the grounds are certainly very impressive, the hotel lacks any real charm or warmth. The hotel allocate a Personal Assistant upon arrival who takes it upon themselves to book you into the activities on offer regardless of whether you want them or not and then nages you to turn up and not be late. Everytime we left our room he was hovering around asking where we were going and when we would be back and was more nosey that my mother. He was always on the hard sell of the spa and i soon discovered the appointment he made for us to see the wellness doctor was actually just another angle to try and sell a massge. This hotel is nice, but if you want to see some culture and explore Bali you could do a lot better than to stay here. It is very expensive, no beer in the mini bar fridges and the food looked pretty but lacked flavour. The restaurants are so dead, that going out for dinner is just wierd as you can feel the waiters eyes on you.
Fantastic Hotel, especially if go in a group”
We took one of the residences, Tirta Ening, 4 rooms. A late joiner at the last minute was able to bunk in the study, which is cramped and probably not recommended. Individually, rooms were great, however, by taking the whole residence, we had private access to the living room, pool and elsewhere, which made it far better value. Our 'Butler' was fantastic, and really made the holiday that extra special. I would certainly recommend this hotel if you are travelling in a group of 3 or above. We would certainly go back again.
Beautiful jungle resort”
Excellent stay overall. Only complaints are reservations team made no sense and had I not been able to book through agoda I would have given up. No service at pool areas, there was a warm jug of water at the main pool to help yourself to, 5* hotel should have better staffed pool. Spring pools had staff who brings one cup of water and then disappears never to be seen again, bring your own water down or face dehydration.
The hotel is located away from city traffic and outside influences. Nice place to get away to rekax, destress and enjoy what nature has to offer. You will be amazed by the scenery and the attentiveness of the staff.
Healthy resort with delicious food”
The resort is beautifully decorated. The food is super healthy and delicious, the hotel is a bit pricy though, but well worth to stay there at least once.
Stunning stay in Bali”
This is an excellent hotel. What's really surprising is the quality of food the restaurant in the hotel serves. I would go back.
Great estate with refined treats”
Hosted us with vey heart-warming & refined treat in great accomodation. Delicious cuisines, beautiful facilitie & scenery, romantic & comfortable pool, morning tour, celebration cake, messege card, flower bath, greatest amenities. Most comfortable & skilled SPA I've ever had. We earnestly hope to visit again.
Como shambhala estate”
The most magical place , worth every penny. The food is not cheap bit is really delicate. If was Thailand would advise to eat out but in Indonesia this hotels food is more exciting than most. Enjoy
The worst resorts experience ”
They didn’t get my room ready at check in time. Staffs are not well educated at all, especially GM was the worst ever, who welcomed me like a repeat customer again and again, even I told her it was my first stay. I booked their 2nd expensive room, which is located just next to the staff accommodation, and they had a party or something till midnight and couldn’t sleep well. We reported everything to GM, she apologized but it was superficial, because even she came to see us off and I’ve never received any mail after my stay. Only spa and yoga teacher were better than average
Dear Eiko, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. Please accept my sincere apologises if I have come across as superficial and not sincere. I am truly sorry that you did not managed to sleep that night. Please do let me know when your travel plan brings you back to Bali so that we could redeem our self in your next visit. As a company we do take your feedback seriously as we believe that feedback are the best driver for improvement. Additionally, I am humbled with your comments regarding our spa and Yoga teacher which I will definitely share with them. I am sure they will be happy to know that their services has been appreciated. Once again, please accept my sincere apologies and I hope to have another opportunity to welcome you back to our Estate in the near future. Warmest regards, Ram Hiralal General Manager
Perfect location for an escapade. Food was fantastic, you don’t have to travel out for food.quiet and serene! Will definitely go back !!
LOVED our stay! The classes were fantastic. Wonderful staff. Unbelievable grounds! Hope to return.
A great escape”
You certainly get what you pay for. Impeccable service (Thanks Mika!), delicious food, a great variety of activities to choose from, massages that soothe and relax... A truly unforgettable experience!
Unable to fault this resort”
Nicest places i have been to.Food is sensational
Beautiful surrounding with tropical plants, clean facilities, wondeful personal assistant and staffs”
Free Gourmet breakfast for both local and western cuisine, very spacious indoor and outdoor, almost feel like a private resort with great privacy.
Service is excellent and the environment is sureal but the facilities are a bit old.. Super slow wifi and phone data services..
excellent stay beyond expectations”
Will come back :)
Our stay review”
This resort is heaven on earth!”
This resort is out of normal categories. If you are romantic, like nature, fine food, calmness and a great spa, this is the right place! The luxury of this resort is the unique landscape and the immense space.
relaxing but rainy”
Very nice. They didn't have the Agoda reservation for the first night -- they were accommodating and gave us a nicer suite.
Nice garden superb nature”
Amazing place for total relaxation”
Great Location and suitable for business purposes”
The customer service is marvelous. Rooms are very suitable for family and also for business trip.
Beautiful location and good service”
The food was really great and all staff attentive. Yogastudio also nice outside
Como Shambhala Estate”
A peaceful place to unwind and relax in a lush jungle environment. You can explore the grounds; make excursions to the local town or trips in the nearby countryside. Whilst there are many guests, you get the impression that you have exclusive access to many of the facilities. The restaurant staff are courteous and friendly serving delicious, healthy and nutritious food.
le CSE Ubud est un hôtel à part. Nature luxuriante, prestations parfaites. Luxe et raffinement , calme et sérénité. Du très haut de gamme en pleine nature sauvage. Bravo aux concepteurs de ce petit, pardon de ce superbe bijoux
Un petit coin de paradis”
Parfaitement, un moment de detente et de remise en forme exceptionnel. Ma plus belle expérience hôtelière. Quitter cet endroit fut un vrai crève coeur.
8,9???? Doch wohl eher 9,8”
In den letzten Jahren habe ich ausschließlich überragende Hotels gebucht, weil mir das einerseits ein großes Vergnügen bereitet und ich andererseits Inspiration benötige für das Hotel welches ich geerbt habe. Es ist schwierig so unterschiedliche Hotelkonzepte fair miteinander zu vergleichen, aber für mich ist es jedenfalls eines von ca 10 Hotels, die ich besucht habe, deren Gesamtleistung nicht zu übertreffen ist. Für die paradiesische Landschaft, die auch noch unbeschreiblich gut gepflegt ist, für die Hotelanlage mit all ihren Räumlichkeiten, für die traumhaft in die Landschaft eingebetteten Pools und nicht zuletzt für die Leistungen des Personals(300! für 30 Zimmer bzw. Villen) gebührt eher eine Bewertung von 20/10. Eine Gesamtbewertung von 8,9 ist unzweifelhaft eine bösartige Herabwürdigung dieses grandiosen Hotels!
Einmal im Leben.....muss man hier gewesen sein”
Hier kann man Urlaub machen ohne sich um irgendetwas noch kuemmern zu muessen. Ein persoenlicher Assistent erledigt alle Wuensche und organisiert den Tag, wenn man es moechte. Die Betreuung hoert vor der Passkontrolle am Flughafen auf. Ansonsten wird alles andere von einem Mitarbeiter des Hotels fuer den Gast geregelt!
Absoluut geweldig hotel!”
waren er voor de 2e keer in 2 maanden, eerste keer was geweldig dus wij moesten terug!
Absoluut geweldig hotel!”
wanneer je er even echt uit wil, en in alle rust wil genieten is dit een super plek.
朝食はアラカルトで選べるのがとても良かった アメニティもいいです。 すべてにおいて満足でした、私にとっては、あとウブドまでの無料送迎があれば完璧です。また滞在したいです。
가격은 좀 비싸지만 정말 신들의 정원에서 머물다 온 것 같습니다. 신혼여행지로 강력 추천합니다!
자연속에서의 휴식에 최고. persnal assistant의 서비스 최고.
힐링이 되는 곳”
빌라에서 원숭이도 볼 수 있고 아침이 맛있는 아주 친절한 곳. 다시 가고 싶은 곳.
这家酒店真的很大很大，从接待处到房间都要坐小车接送，感觉这家酒店把整座山都包下来一样，由于我当时花了一部分时间去逛乌布，所以没有把整个酒店都逛一圈，很喜欢酒店的布局，感觉好像是在山里的世外桃源里修身养性，有仙境哈哈。酒店很贴心，当我晚上从乌布回来竟然还送来了生日蛋糕，虽然我一直都是过农历的生日早忘记我护照上的阳历生日，但还是很感谢酒店的贴心服务，巧克力慕斯蛋糕很好吃：） 记得当天下午下起了雨，我就躺在窗边的沙发上听雨声拍打窗前树叶的声音，树叶上的雨滴在雨水的拍打下飞溅到窗户上，觉得好久没有这么静静的看大自然的景象了，忽然就觉得“人生好短暂，短暂到来不及去欣赏所有的美景”。 酒店的荷花很美，美到你觉得像是假的一样，也从来没有这么近距离的观赏过荷花，总之这家酒店就是让你全身心接触大自然亲近大自然，一切都是那么的惬意。酒店的早餐非常丰盛，很棒。
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