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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just spent two weeks in Bali, and our stay at Samanvaya was my favorite spot. They far exceeded expectations. Gede and Diah took such great care of us and accommodated our every request with a smile including making a special trip into town to pickup Babi Guling for my husband! This place is SO SO peaceful. Our room, Kenyari,...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

We are delighted with your review, Thank You so much for taking the time to spread the word about Samanvaya with the fellow travellers. We welcome all guests and Samanvaya is especially popular with honeymooners. Many come back to us retracing their steps on subsequent visits and I agree, we did seem to have an unusual number of babies when...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In all my travels I don't think I have ever had such and incredible view from my bed! The room has bi-fold doors which we left completely open all the time so it was a wonderful inside/outside experience. We had a problem with our first room so we were upgraded for our second night but all the rooms have equally...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Sidemen and Samanvaya is truly a magical place to be and see and we're really pleased you were able to experience it first hand. Thank you for your great review and we do hope that you return to Samanvaya on your travels in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a luxury boutique hotel feel. It is set in the rice terraces and has breathtaking views. When you enter there is a small reception area and gorgeous infinity pool looking over the rice terraces. The grounds are beautifully maintained, I haven't seen a garden that gorgeous in my whole stay in Bali. There is also a separate...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Well that was an 'Awesome ' and of on behalf of everyone here, 'Thank You' as it has a huge impact on our staff to be rewarded with such great reviews! Safe travels and please come home to Samanvaya when you return to Bali.

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I cannot fault this hotel for its villas, amenities and the conduct of its staff. It is extremely well managed and anyone staying there will be well-looked after by the very attentive staff. Compared to others, it is expensive - even at the last-minute rate and no favours are given. Example: even though the hotel was probably only 30% full...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and we are pleased that you found everything at Samanvaya of excellent quality. To maintain that high standard, not just of the resort. but also of the staff, its is a continual investment. Our rates are extremely competitive and no, we are not the cheapest in Sidemen but we believe we not ony...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I stayed in the Padi Putih Lumbung with my two sons in January 2017. I wanted to better explore the Balinese countryside and see a bit more of the "real' Bali. This was an area I'd never been to before (having been to bali several times) so was quite excited at the prospect of seeing something different. First of all,...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

What a fab review! From all of us here, a huge thank you! We all follow the reviews from our guests and its those kind comments that kees us focused and committed to Samanvaya. Safe travels and hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back to sleepy Sidemen!

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

An amazingly well kept place with love and spirit for the details. The crew is as lovely as one can imagine, very attentive, always smiling, never disturbing. We linked especially that the samanvaya has a close connection to the villages and people around. all the staff were locals, they care about conscious use of water and electricity in the place...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Your kind comments have been read by all of us here and we thank you very much. It is really good to know that the environmental awareness that we have is appreciated by our guests. Once again, our thanks and we hope to welcome you again in the future.

Nerja Costa del Sol
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stayed at the Samanvaya resort in December for a short break. The lodges were beautifully presented, clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant was also to a very high standard. The location was picturesque and peaceful with a relaxing atmosphere. The Samanvaya offers excursions on foot or on scooters and we took advantage of...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and glad that we were able to show you this special side of Bali, full of culture, tradition and beauty. More and more people are searching for the 'original' Bali and for sure, anyone coming to the Sidemen Valley and Samanvaya will find all of these things wrapped up in one beautiful...

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Rooms are beautiful tastefully decorated with amazing views and breakfast wonderful. However I have some comments on the place - the infinity pool is beautiful overlooking the rice fields, but I felt it was a little indecent to sit in the pool overlooking farmers that work hard in the fields like old colonial times - commission charged by hotel for...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you enjoyed Samanvaya. With regard to transport rates: rates in the village are very competitive and clients appreciate that Sidemen is not in the main tourism zone (which makes it such a special place to visit). Cars have much further to travel to get anywhere, hence prices are slightly higher whichever...

Adelaide, South Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The Sidemen valley is a truly beautiful part of Bali and Samanvaya is a terrific place to stay. Accomodations are terrific and facilities good. Restaurant for us was just OK - although staff are very helpful and if you prefer to eat al fresco or near the bar, that's OK. We had a bit of an issue with our original...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. With regard to the breakfast, we do offer buffet style, but a l carte for the cooked breakfast. I will contact you direct for more feedback as to how we can enhance the breakfast menu. Once again, thank you very much for your feedback to us...

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Gorgeous setting, room, views, and sweet and kind staff. Met one of the owners day of departure, also lovely. Took the scooter tour from Wayan, one of the staff, which was awesome. Food was good if a little expensive (but in line with standard of hotel). Only issue was the massage with Mangku Mastra, who is not staff but a...

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au-fait-with-bali, Owner at Samanvaya, responded to this review

Thank you for you kind words about Samanvaya and we are delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay and that our staff looked after you so well. I spoke with you personally about your Chakra Massage on your departure. It is a very personal session and our sincere apologies if this was not explained to you at the time...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Samanvaya, a small and intimate boutique resort, nestles perfectly on the sweeping rice terraces of the Sidemen Valley on the tropical island of Bali.The word Samanvaya comes from the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit and translated, means ‘Harmony’, a perfect interpretation of the resorts stunning location and ethos.Only one and a half hours from the international airport and half an hour from the coast, Sidemen represents the true Bali that most people still dream about, the Bali of years gone by. Here, a strong cultural identity and religious beliefs are retained and are reflected throughout the traditional Balinese communities of the Sidemen Valley.At Samanvaya, we would like to warmly welcome you as our guest and invite you to just relax and enjoy the comfort and tranquillity of our resort whilst embracing the natural beauty and simplicity of life in the Sidemen Valley. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Samanvaya

Address: Br. Tabola, Sidemen 80846, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Sidemen
Price Range: $111 - $198 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samanvaya 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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