I visited Ambalama Villa in Bali in late January-February 2020. This is a true Bucket list vacation! The hosts Chris and Nic were there for the week and our group knew them so we got to spend the week with them. The staff took care of our every need and Gede, the chef make some pretty scrumptious food! Day trips were lined up as well as massages in our villas! We are totally looking forward to visiting again!!
I am not a person who posts about services or locations very often, but I could not pass up a great recommendation for Ambalama! The care and attention at the villas is top notch. They are caring, compassionate and truly went above and beyond our entire stay! We had food sensitivities and they accommodated us are each meal. We arranged to have some services at the villa, such as massages. They made it happen in our private villa and made sure we were happy with the people who came. The driver that they hired to take us around Bali and show us the sights was wonderful and made sure we were able to see all the fun places that Bali has to offer. The bed was so comfortable that we came home and wished we were back on the bed in the villa!! We cant recommend Ambalama enough!!!
I recently had a wonderful 6 night stay at Ambalama with my sister. It was a fantastic setting around the pool area for a function that was held for approx 70 guests on one of those nights. Ayu and her team went out of their way to make our stay such a delight. Nothing is too much trouble .... from organising drivers, special meals, massages, and birthday cakes. As there are only a few villas we were usually the only people in the pool. Heaven! The pool is a perfect temperature and looks over to mountains and rice paddies. Only suggestion I could make would be for a mirror in the bedroom. There is a huge mirror in the outdoor bathroom but it gets a bit hot and sweaty out there. For somewhere to relax and if you wish, to be thoroughly spoiled, Ambalama is perfect.
We got the chance to stay @ the Ambalama Villa for a week and we enjoyed it so much. The Villa and the service is great. Especially the Food is delicious and the Chef anticipate every wish. Many thanks to the hole team. We wish to see you soon. Tugba&Adem
Since there are so many reviews about this place I don’t want to repeat them but want to highlight the fact that maintaining such a big property comes with its own challenges, but it’s the attitude of the staff and the management to go the extra mile to resolve the issues in a timely fashion and with a smile made all the difference. I just love the location which has the resort feel to it with rice fields on one side and the sea and temples on the other side. A must visit.
Whats not to love about this villa. If its luxury accommodation you want this villa does not disappoint. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by our host with welcome drinks. The bedrooms are generous & beds are sooo comfy. Cannot fault this villa.
I spent a week at Ambalama with friends in September 2018 and had the most wonderful time. The villa was stunning and the staff looked after us wonderfully. We each had our own detached room with outdoor bathrooms which were a treat and the communal areas were perfect for us to meet in the evening. The menu is extensive and food delicious- we ate a variety of local dishes and had some favourites from the healthy menu too. The location is great as you can walk along the beach to Tanah Lot or towards Canggu and another highlight was a cycling tour that was organised to Tegallalang-stunning! Thanks so much for a wonderful stay Chris and the team- could not recommend it more!
Our family of twelve included elderly grandparents (over 80) and an active 4 year old. We fell in love with Ambalama Villa the moment we stepped off our minibuses and onto the villa's generous porch. The compound was inviting, modern yet rustic, and well maintained. Ambalama Villa is located about 70 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai Airport, along the southwestern coast of Bali and away from tourist bustle of Kuta and Seminyak. From the villa, a pleasant minute's walk down a driveway, is the coastline where a temple sits at the end of a pier. From the temple pier, each morning and dusk, we were able to enjoy the wind, the sea view, the breakers crashing onto the black beach of volcanic minerals, and the sunset. The design of the villa is pleasingly linear and uncomplicated with the complexes adequately spaced one to another. Acres of padi field stretch out from one side of the villa. The common areas, which include the pool, dining area, bar and lounges, are thoughtfully located and easily accessible. The rooms are spacious and private, centred with large comfortable four-poster beds draped with extremely light mosquito nets. The service staff, headed by Ayu, remained almost unseen during our waking hours, yet always seeing to our comfort and ever ready to attend to our most mundane requirements. This is helped that the kitchen, administrative office and smaller service rooms are tucked away together, along one perimeter of the villa, linked by a concealed back corridor. Ayu and her staff were impeccable hosts, always ready with practical suggestions to food, scheduling, sightseeing, transport and other logistics when asked. The chef's skill was beyond our expectation - I would dare say better than many of the famous local 'must-dine' restaurants. He was able to whip up anything we requested - local, other Asian or western cooking, including spicy, nonspicy or less spicy. It, therefore, made sense that we forewent most of our dine-out plans and, instead, chose to dine in, thereby avoiding the traffic congestion and transportation logistics of dining out. Our entire stay at Ambalama Villa was tranquil, wonderfully pleasant and stress-free. We were absolutely pampered from arrival to departure. Our only regret was that we did not plan for a longer vacation. I highly recommend a vacation at Ambalama Villa, Bali.…
Duration of stay : 9 - 16 Jun 2018. The arranged transfer from the airport to the villa was seamless. The driver Tri who spoke descent English whisked us off to the villa in about 90 mins. We were cordially greeted with cold towels, welcome drinks and a small snack when we arrived at the villa. Serenity descended even in the darkness of the night where our home away from home was in villa no. 2. Villa no. 2 was spacious and offered all the comfort and zen that we sought. Taking a shower or bath in the open amongst nature was liberating! Nothing is short of in this villa - from spaciousness to landscape, architecture, service etc - it's truly a piece of idyllic paradise found in Ambalama Villa.
There is literally nothing bad someone could say about this place. The staff are the friendliest people you’ll ever meet and they go above and beyond to meet your needs. The pools, gardens and rooms are always immaculate with a beautiful view of the rice fields and mountains. This place makes you feel like you’re living a different life and I recommend anyone to go stay there even just to see the beautiful craftsman shop of the building