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“The Lost Haven”
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The Ahimsa
Ranked #95 of 145 Hotels in Seminyak
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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“The Lost Haven”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Why was I not told of this place before? Not only was Ahimsa resort tastefully done, but the service, the people and the food was out of the world. The staff went out of their way to please us. We had a Spa and a manicure and pedicure included in the deal of the hotel for a very reasonable rate. A definete return to Ahimsa. After travelling to about 70 places, Bali has become one of my favourites.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

After deciding to spoil myself with the best Bali has to offer, The Ahimsa delivered beyond my greatest expectations. My villa was fringed on one side by a rich, tropical garden and on the other – an aquamarine swimming pool. The luxurious Western amenities coupled with beautiful Balinese influences provided the ideal oasis to relax and forget about the busy year I'd had. The service was excellent and the in-house chefs presented me with the kind of dining experiences that made in increasingly harder to leave the Villa. With that in mind – the only issue was I was so enamoured with what the Ahimsa had to offer, I barely got out to see the rest of Bali but as far as I'm concerned – it was a good problem to have.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

stayed for 2 nights in this beautiful hotel/home, nice set up and great room amenities.. definitely will be back in very near future

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

As parents we loved the Ahimsa. The children were scared to death because of the open plan living room. They are not to keen on nature. After 3 days they were used to it.
Excellent service, wonderful villa. Breakfast cooked in the villa by two excellent cooks.
It leaves nothing to wish for.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Molokai, Hawaii
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

For me, the Ahimsa Seminyak resort created problems and was inferior at every stage of my time planning my stay and during my stay. I bought a week at another of the company’s Bali resorts on Groupon. Initially the booking agent, Villas Indonesia, simply ignored my requests to book my time on Bali. As the process evolved, it became clear that the resort had engaged in a bait-and-switch scheme. Eventually I was booked at another of the operator’s properties in Bali—one inferior in all respects. To make matters worse, the booking was at one resort and my traveling companions were booked at another about an hour away, even though the operator knew we were traveling together. The staff on-site managed to more-or-less remedy this problem although I still ended up switching villas twice during my time in Bali. I cannot stress too strongly the complete lack of professionalism exhibited by Villas Indonesia during the reservations process. I literally had to send more than 75 emails and contact the office by phone a half-dozen times to get the unit booked. If I hadn’t used Groupon I would never have booked the resort and I strongly recommend against anyone ever using Villas Indonesia. I have never dealt with such an unprofessional and seemingly incompetent travel operator. My traveling companions had the exact same experience.

Once at the resort the problems didn’t end. I noted all variety of issues that I will summarize here: 1) the free two-hour massage lasted just over one hour and was thoroughly unprofessional with the massage tech texting during the massage; 2) the free dinner that came with the package was not edible. We ended up eating cheese and crackers from a local market that night after being unable to eat the food; 3) housekeeping was rather leisurely with cleaning far from thorough; 4) the villa—while grand at first glance—is in serious need of updating; 5) the mosquitoes will drive you inside the minute the sun goes down . . . this in spite of the staff’s efforts to light anti-mosquito coils each day. A Bali vacation is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Don’t squander it at any property managed by Villas Indonesia.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Ahimsa
Address: Jl. Kunti 121, Seminyak, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Seminyak
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Seminyak
#46 Romantic Hotel in Seminyak
#68 Spa Hotel in Seminyak
#69 Luxury Hotel in Seminyak
Price range (per night): $143 - $429
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ahimsa 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The AHIMSA group redefines luxury accommodation by providing discerning guests with the ultimate boutique villa experience. Contemporary design and traditional Asian architecture coupled with impeccable five-star service ensures your stay will be an unforgettable one. Our philosophy is embodied in the Sanskrit word 'AHIMSA' - meaning 'to abstain from harm or violence to all earth's creatures'. Followers of the Hindu faith believe embracing this ideal will lead to a better way of life. Our hotel stands as a reminder to our valued guests and the people of the world that Bali is a gentle island with caring inhabitants. The Ahimsa is situated in the heart of vibrant cosmopolitan Seminyak. Choose from sixteen private villas, ranging from one to three bedroom. Our villas are strongly influenced by ideals of tropical, outdoor living. The Ahimsa Estate features five luxury villas comprising 2 one bedroom pool villa, 2 two bedroom pool villa and 1 three bedroom pool villa. Our villas have all the superior appointments of the Seminyak Villas but incorporate a more contemporary architectural treatment. Located 5 minutes walking from Seminyak Beach-just off Bali's most fashionable street for dining and entertainment. Jalan Oberoi - next to famous restaurant Kudeta, Ahimsa Estate affords guests all the pleasures they seek for the ultimate Bali experience. The Ahimsa Beach boasts eleven luxury villas situated 150 meters from one of Bali's best swimming beaches and only a stones throw from the Four Seasons resort and spa. The Ahimsa Beach consists of seven one-bedroom, two two-bedroom and two three-bedroom exquisitely appointed villas fitted with the air and essence that have made Ahimsa hotels one of the most popular boutique style hotels on the island. En-suite bathrooms, full-service kitchen, state -of-the art entertainment systems, open plan lounge and dining areas, ensure your every need is catered for. Our villas are strongly influenced by ideals of tropical, outdoor living. The use of local materials in the choice of interior fitments ensures the indelible spirit of Bali is captured in all its grace and beauty. Dining is a pleasure at The Ahimsa where a team of culinary experts will prepare a la carte breakfast every morning for guests as well as any special meal requests for nights spent relaxing in your own villa. Experience a better way of life The villas are constructed in a style that combines the very best of traditional Balinese architecture with luxurious Western amenities. This combination places the Ahimsa hotels the forefront of this beautiful island's boutique -style accommodation. Honeymooners, discerning travelers or families can look forward to the guest services the Ahimsa has become famous for, including secure private accommodation, in villa spa, beauty treatments, the famous Ahimsa Barbecue, a well-equipped business centre, personal tour guides and sight seeing packages plus much more. Travel arrangements, tours and cruises can all be organized by the resort's staff for guests. Popular activities include scuba diving, snorkeling and rafting. Whether you stay at THE AHIMSA, THE AHIMSA ESTATE or THE AHIMSA BEACH, you will enjoy the best this magical island has to offer and as a result - discover a better way of life. ... more   less 
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