Peaceful, relaxing & very chilled sums it up at the Villa as a result of great house / pool , fantastic staff and service. This was our first experience of having staff on site , nothing was ever too much bother for Murda (spelt wrong!) and his team , they were attentive and very friendly at all times without being intrusive. It was like being in your own 5* boutique hotel in the middle of a beautiful jungle / rice field location - breath-taking. The food prepared was always 1st class. We had the car(s) and drivers provided by Amala , led by the knowledgeable , reliable and friendly 'Made'. We were about a 15-20 minute (trafficcy but interesting) drive journey by car from the villa to central Ubud, which was a bustling , colourful and fun place to eat and shop. Made took us on excusrions for White Water rafting , Monkey Forest, Elephant Sanctuary and Arts and Crafts galleries , all of which were great fun and interesting. I hardly ever write reviews , but am moved to on this occasions because we all felt it was such a special and magical experience . The weather could have kinder , but if was fine and to be honest , you would be missing great opportunities if you just sat by the (fantastic ) 20m pool all day. We were a group that required 2 double bedrooms 5 singles , which meant converting the Library and TV room into bedrooms. Whilst these were absolutely fine with aircon and en suite bathrooms , they were not to the high standards of the other rooms, but we knew that going in . We would definitely return.
Short message to thank you for recommending villa Amala in Ubud. We have had a wonderful stay. The house was beautiful and well located.
The house was wonderful, in the middle of the ricefields, the bedrooms perfect and the service exceptional. We have done the bicycle and rafting that was recommended by the driver. Excellent. We have spent here 4 wonderful days... In short, villa amala is a paradise. I recommend strongly this house and its unique atmosphere.
Villa Amala is absolutely gorgeous. In a stunning setting amongst ricefields and river bank forest. Very peaceful but still a short (10-15 min) drive into Ubud. The decor is stunning; all rooms were lovely with fantastic bathrooms. Our staff were unobtrusive and efficient. The food was excellent - ingredients bought and prepared by cook and very inexpensive. Our driver and his brother who provide extra car (we were 2 families so 11 people) were excellent and found us the best places to eat when we were out. Highly recommend it.
Peaceful setting, 5 star accommodations, great food, welcoming staff...look forward to my next visit there. Pictures are great but being there to experience Amala is unforgettable.