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COMO Shambhala Estate

Banjar Begawan, Desa, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan 80571 Indonesia
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COMO Shambhala Estate is a residential health retreat with luxury villa-style accommodations near Ubud, Bali. This ‘Retreat for Change’ is a place to relax and improve wellbeing. State-of-the-art wellness facilities include a Vitality pool, private treatment areas beside the River Ayung, a climbing wall, gym, Pilates studio and yoga pavilion. The Estate’s Resident Experts, who all support the 360-degree approach to wellness, include a Yoga Master, Ayurvedic Doctor and guides for outdoor activities, with nutritional menus by COMO Shambhala Cuisine. The range of suites and villas, perched above the Balinese jungle, suits independent guests, couples, or small groups.
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Free parking
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
Babysitting
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
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Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
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Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
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Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
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Roving759563 wrote a review 17 Feb
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I have been to Como Shambhala multiple times over the last decade. The latest visit has been one of the most enjoyable ones, with notable improvements vs my last two visits, thanks to the hard work and in-person approach by GM Suteja and AGM Gustu. The improvements are seen through both hotel conditions and staff spirit. In addition to the eye popping scenary of the hotel, breakfast and massages are the two highlights Chef Dewa’s breakfast is second to none, for a wonderful combination of being healthy and tasty. Breakfast here is hard to find elsewhere, such as cinnamon almond porridge and raw crepe with fruit Another highlight and a key reason for me to come back over and over again is the massages here. I have fairly well traveled around the world and stayed in some of the world’s top hotels, but massages in this hotel are top of the top. Ivan and Utami have magical hands to relieve muscle tensions and work on the knots. They are the treasures!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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secretlifeoffatbacks wrote a review 16 Feb
Singapore, Singapore402 contributions319 helpful votes
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In January 2024, I checked into the Terrace Suite at COMO Shambhala Estate. Located close to Ubud, Bali’s cultural and spiritual centre, the 30-key designer wellness resort is set across 23 acres of land deep in the jungle overlooking the sacred Ayung Valley. The flagship property of the COMO Hotels and Resorts brand draws guests from all around the world, including the likes of Chrissy Teigen, John Legend, John Travolta and Daniel Craig. Formerly a five-residence private estate, the lush expanse of land now serves as a designer wellness retreat dedicated to long-term wellness, fitness and spiritual development. Resident experts such as Ayurvedic doctors, Pilates instructors, traditional Chinese healers and Qigong masters are onsite to offer specialty services based on your personalised wellness requirements. In terms of wellness facilities, the retreat offers outdoor treatment spaces, a vitality pool with submerged jet beds, an outdoor lap pool, a well-equipped fitness centre, a Pilates studio, multiple yoga pavillions as well as high-tech flourishes such as sound frequency hubs for better sleep, an infrared sauna and a hyperbaric chamber to promote faster recovery from injuries. The retreat’s accommodations are spread out across the sprawling landscaped premises. Many of the suites are organised in double-storey clusters known as “residences”, each with its own shared social spaces and infinity pool with soothing jungle views. The residence format was quite unique, and the word “commune” and “A24 films” did cross my mind on more than one occasion as I passed the couple lying on the poolside sunbeds and climbed the flight of stairs up to my suite on the upper level. One of the resort’s headlining features is how the property is home to ‘The Source’, one of Bali's eight sacred natural springs which is located just steps from the Ayung River. Aside from supplying the water used in all the resort’s spa treatments as well as three natural rock spring pools at the foot of the estate (accessible via 2,200 stone steps cut into the hillside), The Source is also the venue where guests can partake in a traditional water blessing ritual to clear their mind and soul in the presence of a guide and a local priest. During my stay, I had a picnic at Kedara, the resort’s hidden water garden close to the Ayung River. The journey down the 2,200 stone steps was treacherous but rewarding - it was a beautiful and rather surreal afternoon helping ourselves to the delicious savoury fare in the woven baskets (you get a choice of either refreshing snacks or Balinese fare) while watching the steady stream of white water rafts pass by as they soared down the river, its passengers hollering in excitement and joy when they spotted us above. After the picnic, we retreated to the (very deep) mineral pools nearby and sat by the graceful waterfall flowing from The Source high above the hill. I need to dedicate air time to compliment the experience I had at Ojas Spa. I had the COMO Shambhala Massage, and it was possibly one of the best spa massage treatments I have ever had. My therapist Didi was masterful, with the different massage segments being varied and delivered with intention. It felt like her fingers were always locating and travelling along well-established pathways with expert ease as she navigated my various humps and bumps as opposed to formulaic kneading. My feet were jabbed, my inner thighs were stimulated without incident, and for this massage her hands visited places no other therapists have ever went. (Let’s not be dirty minded.) The full review inclusive of dining experiences and photographs is available on Secret Life of Fatbacks, a luxury travel website.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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jlytravels wrote a review 11 Feb
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions47 helpful votes
We decided to visit Como Shambhala at the last minute before the Chinese New Year holidays and were treated to a relaxing stay by the friendly and accommodating staff. Although we initially planned to engage in activities outside the resort, we opted to stay and enjoy the beautiful hotel grounds instead. The resort offers a complimentary activity schedule, including yoga, mat pilates, meditation, and walks, providing guests with various options to unwind. The highlights of our trip included indulging in the spa treatments, enjoying the natural spring pool, and discovering the health-conscious drinks and food options available. We cherished the peace and quiet of the surroundings and found it to be the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Guests should be prepared to navigate numerous steps, but it’s worth it as it adds to the fitness aspect of the stay. Overall, it was a delightful retreat, and we hope to return again in the future. A special thanks to Wan and Dudik for their exceptional hospitality and kindness – they truly enhanced our experience at the resort.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear jlytravels, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. Thank you for taking the time to share a wonderful review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to pamper yourself during your holiday. It is great to know that you took the opportunity to enjoy our activities, treatment, cuisine, and environment. This is a part of our effort to create a sanctuary for our guests to relax, nourish, rejuvenate, and restore mind, body, and soul. I am delighted to know that the team has managed to do that for you. We will pass your special compliments to Wan and Dudik. We look forward to welcoming you back home in the near future. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warmest regards, Suteja Gede General Manager
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Emma C wrote a review Jan 2024
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A pocket of paradise, outstanding service, delicious, nutritious food and so relaxing. Highly recommended for anyone who needs to recharge and relax. You need to be reasonably fit and agile to access some of the facilities as there are hundreds of steps!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: There are many stairs to climb, so you need to be reasonably fit and agile.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Emma C, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. Thank you for writing a wonderful review on your recent stay at the Estate. It is certainly a delight to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and that we were able to provide an environment where you could recharge and relax. We are fortunate to be on expansive and beautiful grounds – among the jungle of the Begawan Village and the Ayung River. Once again, thank you for recommending us to other travelers. All the Estate family are looking forward to welcoming you back home to this little paradise. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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Adrian wrote a review Jan 2024
Sydney, Australia3 contributions2 helpful votes
The Como Shambhala Estate is without doubt one of the most beautiful properties I have stayed at. Just returned from an amazing 5 day stay on my own on the integrated wellness programme and cannot begin to describe how rested and rejuvenated I feel. Everything at the property and the service is geared to provide you with a first class and holistic wellbeing retreat. From the grounding energies of the property high above in the jungle forest, the nourishing soulful meals (that tastes as good as it looks) and the amazing treatments at the spa, it’s simply hard to wonder how they could make this offering any better. Everything is meticulously and carefully thought through (the gardens, the programs offered and even down to the plating of each dish!) with a service that is always warm and unassuming. The healing natural spring pools at Kedara was an absolute highlight and where I spent a few tranquil afternoons resting and swimming. A big shout out to Ayis and Meida for their kind hospitality, and to Yasmini, Ani and Rahayu who looked after all my meals so wonderfully. And of course Prasanth the wellness manager who is terrific. Well done to the Como Shambhala Estate management and staff team for creating an unparalleled luxury wellbeing retreat. I cannot wait to come back. It was simply perfect.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: Do the integrated wellness program - you will not regret it!
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Responded 16 Jan 2024
Dear Adrian, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at COMO Shambhala Estate. We are genuinely thrilled to read your review and are delighted to hear that your stay exceeded expectations. At the Estate, we aim to help individuals make real and lasting improvements to their lifestyle, through the continuous process of learning and rebalancing inside our Integrated Wellness Programme, aided by a special environment, COMO Shambhala cuisine, specific services, and healing therapies. We believe that this proactive approach and commitment allows guest to make changes to their life. We will ensure to pass your appreciation to Ayis, Meida, Yasmini, Ani, Rahayu, and Prasanth. They will be happy to hear that their services made a positive impression to you. Meanwhile, all of us at the Estate look forward to welcoming you back home soon. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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iELM wrote a review Nov 2023
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What a beautiful location in the middle of busy Ubud. The villas are exquisitely implanted in the estate. They offer privacy and luxury of the highest level. Our butler Wan took care of every single detail and organized our days in Bali into the smallest detail. What a hideaway this is. Amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All villas offer excellent privacy.
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Dear iELM, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. Thank you for taking the time to share our paradise in the world of TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your stay and that you were able to experience the exquisite vibe and the setting of the Estate. I am humbled by your comments regarding one of our best team Wan, I could not be more pleased with his work to date. Along with the Estate family, we hope that we will have a chance to welcome you back home to our little paradise. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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Peta H wrote a review Nov 2023
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The grounds and scenery enhanced the peacefulness - very nourishing and beautiful. The staff were incredible, the treatments were wonderful - skilled and experienced practitioners. The yoga and Pilates classes were a highlight - very inspiring.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 7 Nov 2023
Dear Peta H, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. We are so grateful that you have taken the time to post the review. Reading how you positively highlighted our team, our product, our service, and our environment is truly brightening up our day. We have to admit that we are very fortunate to be located on such expansive and beautiful grounds, combined with our best team members. All of the Estate team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back home for another rejuvenation stay. Till then our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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Mel wrote a review Nov 2023
Kitchener, Canada7 contributions2 helpful votes
The accommodations, the staff, the food, and the therapies are all exceptional. It is truly an awesome experience. Great for mind, body, and spirit. The ultimate gat away for couples, friends, honeymoons, or just on your own. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Reserve the wellness package.
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Responded 6 Nov 2023
Dear Mel, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. The Estate as a wellness resort strives to create a sanctuary for our guests to relax, nourish, and restore mind, body, and spirit. We could not be happier to learn that those were achieved during your stay with us. All of us at the Estate look forward to welcoming you back home in the near future. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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sharinabynes wrote a review Oct 2023
Singapore, Singapore217 contributions78 helpful votes
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Had a rather lovely stay here but wish it was better. Nice, serene ambience throughout. The best part of the stay is the breakfast - chef deserves a huge round of applause. Everything we had for the 2 days was delish and the menu was well curated. Each room has a butler to addressed to you and you can contact him/her by whatsapp. Quite useful. However, there is a lapse in service especially when you have a few suites checking out in the same residence. SOP needs to change here. We had to wait in the sun for the buggy while the other room checks out. And our car even had to wait for our baggage to arrive! Better planning is needed. Nonetheless, our butler was personable and warm. The walk from the spa to the residences needs a new route. Doesnt make sense to walk one big round. We paid about $1000 a night (stayed for 2 nights). No jacuzzi in our room. Shared pool with 4 other rooms. Meh. Have to go OUT of our room and down the stairs to use the bathroom. However, lovely views of the greens. 30minute ride by car to main town.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
Dear sharinabynes, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on the TripAdvisor. I am delighted to hear your culinary experience was the best part of your stay. Our culinary team will be very pleased to have your special recognition. Unfortunately, we did not meet all your expectations and I would like to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience during your departure and the room layout and arrangement were not to your liking. I will look into each of your experiences, in an attempt to improve our guest experiences. Our hope is that you will return to the Estate in the future so that we would have another chance to provide you a better stay. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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Nyaniso S wrote a review Oct 2023
East London, South Africa1 contribution
The staff were very friendly and always smiling. Of particular mention was the oh so sweet Ayis who was our guide. Mudrah who took us on a spiritual tour of the temple for cleansing ceremony. Perfect
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
Dear Nyaniso S, Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate – a true Retreat for Change. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate that you have put the credits to where it belongs. Our team makes the Estate what it is. I will happily convey your praise and appreciation to Ayis and Mudra. We hope to welcome you back home to this little paradise in the near future. Till then, our best wishes for you. Warm regards, Gede Suteja
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Frequently Asked Questions about COMO Shambhala Estate
Which popular attractions are close to COMO Shambhala Estate?
Nearby attractions include Tegalalang Rice Terrace (3.4 km), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (6.7 km), and Genuine Bali Experience (7.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at COMO Shambhala Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at COMO Shambhala Estate?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at COMO Shambhala Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at COMO Shambhala Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to COMO Shambhala Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include AKAR by K Club Ubud, Ivy Cafe, and Kepitu Restaurant At The Kayon Resort.
Are there opportunities to exercise at COMO Shambhala Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does COMO Shambhala Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, COMO Shambhala Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at COMO Shambhala Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does COMO Shambhala Estate offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to COMO Shambhala Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Gunung Sari Dance (7.0 km), Mengening Temple (7.9 km), and Peliatan Royal Palace (5.4 km).