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Set outside the peaceful hum of Ubud, Villa Alamanda is perched high on a jungle-clad hillside overlooking a ravine. This beautiful four-bedroom villa epitomises calm and tranquility and is the perfect retreat for those seeking a quiet and relaxing holiday within easy reach of Bali’s exotic cultural centre.
Carefully designed to harmonise with the environment, the villa combines traditional architecture and materials to create an enchanting tropical oasis. Villa Alamanda’s design complements its natural setting with alang-alang thatched roofs, wooden beams and polished floors featuring a large open-sided terrace to enjoy the balmy tropical climate. Air-conditioned king-size bedrooms with marble ensuite bathrooms provide the perfect respite from the heat along with a fully enclosed media room.
Alamanda’s gardens are beyond spectacular, with fragrant frangipanis, red heliconias and the bright-yellow alamanda (after which the villa is named) injecting colour against the rich green foliage of the surrounding jungle. The 11m x 8m infinity pool is perched above the ravine and features a relaxing poolside balé .
Villa Alamanda is a special place; part of a traditional wood-carvers’ village where guests can immerse themselves in the routines of daily Balinese life from elaborate Hindu ceremonies to children playing in the street. The villa’s location is convenient for accessing nearby attractions including Ubud, Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and the UNESCO rice terraces of Tegallalang.
Fully staffed, including a fabulous in-house chef, guests need only focus on lazing by the pool, indulging in scrumptious home-cooked meals, being pampered with deluxe spa treatments, or simply admiring the views.
Tropical jungle setting
Equatorial open-air living
Perched on edge of river valley
True escape only 5km from town
"Thanks for all your care and attention, we had a relaxing few days in beautiful surroundings. The food was delicious, Beef Rendang is yummy! We had a such lovely time - beautiful house, rooms, garden and pool. Thanks so much and we will be back!"
Rates and availability
Indonesia Residents Special
- Book and stay from now until 31 May 2022 and get 30% off on villa rates
- Minimum stay of 2 nights required
- Stay for 5 nights and enjoy 30% off plus complimentary one-way airport transfer; one-hour in-villa massage per guest; a Balinese family-style dinner, and early check-in or late check-out
Terms and conditions:
- Valid on new bookings received from now onwards
- Valid for stays from 26 June 2021 until 31 May 2022
- Minimum stay of 2 nights gets 30% discount on villa rate
- Minimum stay of 5 nights enjoys 30% off, plus complimentary one-way airport transfer, one-hour in-villa massage per guest, a Balinese family-style dinner, and early check-in or late check-out
- Only valid for Indonesian citizens or KTP/KIMS/KITAS or ITAS holders; proof of residency is required
- May not be combined with other discounts and/or special offers
- One-time, same flight arrival complimentary airport pickup
- One car per 4 guests booked (direct bookings only)
- Early check-in/late check-out are subject to availability
- One Balinese family-style dinner per stay for all guests staying at the villa, excluding beverages
- The property's availability is subject to change
**At Elite Havens, we understand that flexibility is required for travel planning in the current COVID-19 scenario, so should your flights be cancelled or a government travel advisory require you to be quarantined, we will convert your booking to a credit note valid for 12 months (same villa, subject to availability). Terms and conditions apply.
Indonesia Long Stay Specials
Book and stay for a minimum of 7 nights anytime from now until 31 May 2022 and enjoy up to 50% off villa rates.
Terms and conditions:- Valid on new bookings received from now, for stays until 31 May 2022
- Excluding stays from 15 December 2021 to 5 January 2022- Minimum stay of 7 nights for weekly rates (limited services available)- Housekeeping service 3 times a week- Exclusive use of the villa and facilities- Inclusive of WiFi, electricity and security- May not be combined with other discounts and/or special offers- The property's availability is subject to change
*To allow a high degree of isolation during the COVID-19 situation, services will only include security plus housekeeping three times a week (with procedures for checking staff & guests' health and sanitation as part of the process).
**At Elite Havens, we understand that flexibility is required for travel planning in the current COVID-19 scenario, so should your flights be cancelled or a government travel advisory require you to be quarantined, we will convert your booking to a credit note valid for 12 months (same villa, subject to availability). Terms and conditions apply.
- Early bird enjoys up to 20% discount when booking 120 days in advance.*
- Last minute bookings enjoy up to 15% discount when checking in before 10-Feb-2022.
- T-shaped open-sided living area featuring polished wood floors, high ceilings and overhead fans, daybeds and various spaces for relaxation
- Dining for eight
- Kitchen housed in the staff quarters services the property
- Air-conditioned media room with large flat-screen TV, DVD player, games and toys, beanbags and sofas
- 11m x 8m blue-tiled infinity edge swimming pool
- Palimanan stone pool terrace with sun loungers and an outdoor dining table for casual dining
- Thatched balé
- Intimate lawn area perfect for small weddings, blessings or private yoga sessions
- Featuring a king-sized bed this room is perfect for honeymoons with polished wood floors and high-vaulted alang-alang ceilings
- Glass sliding doors with louvre shutters leading onto an outdoor terrace furnished with a daybed
- Louvre shutters open onto a dressing room leading to the ensuite
- Ensuite bathroom with sunken tub and shower and shuttered windows with views of the garden and pool
Cinnamon & Red Room
- King-sized bedrooms featuring polished wood floors and high-vaulted alang-alang ceilings. These two rooms differ only by their colour schemes
- Private walled garden bathrooms opening onto a large living terrace with daybeds
- Housed in a separate pavilion located next to the media room, this king-sized bedroom features polished wood floors and high-vaulted alang-alang ceilings.
- Private sun deck
- Fully enclosed marble bathroom
Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, Villa Alamanda is located five kilometres from Ubud near the sleepy wood-carvers village of Tengkulak. This traditional village offers a fascinating insight into daily Balinese life including the colourful and hypnotic Hindu ceremonies.
While the villa enjoys a remote and quiet setting it is only a short drive to many of Bali’s tourist hot spots including the famous Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), the UNESCO rice fields of Tegallalang, the Tirta Girtu water temple at Tampak Siring, and the Bali Marine and Safari Park.
The main attraction, though, has to be Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart, famed for its art, wood carving, jewellery, textiles, antiques, restaurants, markets and cultural performances – including the Kacek dance. Three hundred metres above sea level in the foothills of the central mountain range, Ubud offers a cooler, wetter climate making it perfect for rice farming.
Things to do
Your villa manager has a wealth of information about nearby places of interest and will be pleased to help with any tour or restaurant bookings. Do also ask the staff about the local area. Many of them live nearby and will be able to give an interesting insight into some of the fascinating aspects of Bali life.
In the meantime, here is a taste of the many and varied activities on offer within reach of the villa.
- Ubud’s shops are filled with unique and beautiful crafts, art work, carvings, jewellery, and gifts to take back home. The sprawling, indoor Ubud Market caters mostly to tourists in search of cheap souvenirs. Be sure to haggle prices – negotiation is expected – or you may end up paying triple what something is worth.
- Ask your chef to escort you to the local produce market to buy fresh ingredients for an Indonesian cookery class back at the villa.
- Lush green rice fields still blanket much of the area around Ubud and can easily be reached on foot or bicycle. Do visit the UNESCO world heritage site at Tegallalang (13km) – the rice terraces will simply take your breath away.
- With scores of holistic medicine practitioners now living around Ubud, it is no surprise that so many spas and meditation centers have opened up. In town you will find all types of Eastern and Western therapies.
- A strange, natural phenomenon occurs each evening just north of Ubud in the village of Petulu (6.5km). Thousands of white herons arrive here around 6pm and prepare to roost for the night before flying off again in the morning. The birds first began coming here after a communist massacre in 1965 but no one is sure why they continue to return. Local lore holds that these are the souls of those that were killed. Such a predictable gathering of these large and beautiful birds is a spectacle not to be missed.
- No visit to Ubud is complete without seeing at least one traditional dance performance. Although the performances are very tourist-oriented, this is a great opportunity to see classic Hindu legends being told through dancers in colorful, traditional costumes. Ubud Palace is a popular place providing shows nightly. Or get the staff to arrange your own private dinner and dance at the villa.
- Just 1.5 kilometres from the villa lies one of the most sacred sites in Bali: Goa Gajah. Also known as the Elephant Cave, this Hindu site dates back to the 11th Century and is believed to have been home to Hindu priests. The site is still used for worship by locals so proper dress is required to enter.
- Two other very sacred places – Tirta Empul, the water temple at Tampak Siring and Gunung Kawi, an ancient archaeological temple complex of carved rock, are well worth a visit. Those wishing to bathe in the holy waters at Tirta Empul must dress appropriately (a sarong and sash can be hired on site).
- Kintamani in North Bali is home to Mount Batur and some of Bali’s most dramatic scenery. Mount Batur is an active volcano that regularly smolders and surprises visitors with minor eruptions.
- While Ubud is not the obvious location for a beach holiday, we do recommend a day trip to White Sand Beach just north of Candidasa: a back-in-time place with beautiful sand, rolling waves, and an assortment of beach huts serving traditional beach food cooked over coconut coals. Why not stop off at the Bali Marine Safari Park on the way – a great treat for the kids.
- Finally while you will be hard pressed to beat the cooking of your own private chef, Ubud has some of the best restaurants on the island. Try Mozaic for fine dining, Bebek Bengil for crispy duck, Bridges for a romantic meal overlooking the Campuan River and the Melting Wok for Laotian fare.
Guest reviews - View all reviews (94)
Pippa M, Singapore, 21-Feb-2020 - 24-Feb-2020Thanks for all your care and attention, we had a relaxing few days in beautiful surroundings. The food was delicious, Beef Rendang is yummy! We had a such lovely time - beautiful house, rooms, garden and pool. Thanks so much and we will be back!
Jonathan J, United States, 13-Feb-2020 - 16-Feb-2020The food was great and so was the service, thanks you for all you have done. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality and all the adventures!I Felt like royalty staying here. The cooking and staff were absolutely fantastic such an amazing experience. We loved being here and the food was very good with a nice variety of many new things. Thank you all for your service. Thank you for everything.
Eleanor T, Singapore, 08-Feb-2020 - 13-Feb-2020Thank you to Nyoman and his team for such a relaxing holiday. Everything was perfect; from the lemon ice-teas by the pool, to the tastiest ribs we've ever had ! Nyoman, Putu and Putri you are stars, such a beautiful part of the world. Many thanks.
Prabhat O, Singapore, 25-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2020Thank you for a wonderful stay at Alamanda. Your staff is what made it very special. We loved Nyoman - he is kind, thoughtful and an excellent chef! The food was amazing. Made, Putri & other staff were kind to us and made the stay wonderfully peaceful. Alamanda - you are lucky to have such a great team! We will be back!
Hans H, Sweden, 17-Jan-2020 - 24-Jan-2020To all of the wonderful staff at Villa Alamanda, Thank you so much for looking after us all so well during our very special stay here in Bali with our baby Freja. It has been such a fantastic stay in this enchanted villa on the island of the Gods - just like paradise. I will miss waking up in the morning to so many smiling faces, and walking around with Freja saying "hello" to everyone: she has been so happy! We also ate such DELICIOUS food: I think that Nyoman should apply to Master Chef Indonesia, he is really very talented! Thank you so much again, and happy new year to everyone.
Allard J, Netherlands, 12-Jan-2020 - 17-Jan-2020Thanks so much for the truly amazing experience. It was very nice to be here. We are thankful to stay at this beautiful place with the most friendly, loving staff. The food was so delicious, we have lots of inspiration to cook at home. Also, the attention for our kids was adorable. We will never forget this place. It was of great pleasure that we could stay here with our family!
Milind P, India, 05-Jan-2020 - 08-Jan-2020A very beautiful villa with exquisite and peaceful surroundings that allow us to be surrounded by nature while in modern comfort to spend time in the place blessed by heaven - Ubud. The staff of the villa was very friendly and polite. The highlight was the wonderful meals cooked by Nyoman. Thank you very much for the memories.
Ted L, United States, 28-Dec-2019 - 02-Jan-2020Beautiful villa with friendly and helpful staff! Everyone was very nice and accommodated all our needs they served us a wonderful array of breakfast foods every morning and helped keep the villa nice and tidy during our stay. The driver was nice and picked us up when needed we would like to wish everyone a happy new year and a wonderful 2020!
Kit S, Hong Kong, 09-Nov-2019 - 13-Nov-2019Amazing villa and staff! We loved the space, the pool and the hospitality by the staff. Thank you so much.
Amy B, Indonesia, 02-Nov-2019 - 09-Nov-2019Dear Alamanda staff, thank you so much for your hard work. We had a great holiday. The place is in great and clean shape and the food was from another planet. Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.
Brice V, Singapore, 28-Oct-2019 - 02-Nov-2019We had a wonderful time at Alamanda. The villa is absolutely stunning and the staff is always gracious and caring! We enjoyed every meal prepared by the Chef! Thanks for making our family holiday so special! We can't wait to come back!
Linn D, Singapore, 25-Oct-2019 - 28-Oct-2019It was a wonderful stay! The staff was particularly kind and helpful, food was delicious, atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the setting was stunning! Thank you for this perfect weekend discovering Bali! All the best!
Peter T, Australia, 06-Oct-2019 - 11-Oct-2019Beautiful stay, beautiful staff, beautiful food and kind caring environment. Terima kasih Alamanda!!!
Claire M, France, 18-Sep-2019 - 23-Sep-2019Thanks for everything. You were perfect. We will comeback next year. Your food is perfect, thank you so much for this amazing stay.
Malcolm K, United States, 10-Sep-2019 - 13-Sep-2019Thank you for a wonderful family vacation. The villa was a relaxing and a restful retreat after the days of adventures and exploring. Our family can't wait to return.
Riccardo G, Italy, 02-Aug-2019 - 09-Aug-2019They call Bali, the island of the Gods, but we have found a villa of angels, Villa Alamanda. The staff have been available, kind yet so dedicated and discreet. Chef Nyoman is a god in the kitchen. Thanks for everything, see you soon.
Mario Van Der S, Netherlands, 30-Jul-2019 - 02-Aug-2019Thank you for everything. It was excellent. We had a wonderful time in Ubud. Especially the ketan hitam was the best. Terima kasi. Mungkin kita ketemu lagi.
Victoria C, United Kingdom, 18-Jul-2019 - 26-Jul-2019We have had a memorable stay at Alamanda. The food and service were just wonderful. The staff have taken such a good care of us, including places to visit. We have had a wonderful stay, only wish it was longer. The villa is an ideal holiday stay.
Ruby C, Australia, 30-Jun-2019 - 07-Jul-2019Thank you for having us at your wonderful villa. Everything at the villa was over and above what we expected. The staff were terrific and we always felt cared for and very well looked after. Ely, the manager was very helpful and great at recommending activities and things to see. Eating at the villas is an experience not to be missed. Nyoman, the chef is an incredible cook with a smile that will brighten your world. we tried something different every night which meant we sampled a wide variety of Indonesian dishes. We even participated in a cooking class in the villa kitchen where we learnt the secrets to delicious incredible Indonesian cooking. All the staff were polite, attentive and made our stay enjoyable. We will definitely be back.
Cameron C, Australia, 09-Jun-2019 - 13-Jun-2019Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. What a stunning part of the world. The gardens are amazing, and the villas so clean and perfect. The food was not an exception (come cook for us in Australia). We have loved our stay here and will be sure to tell all our Aussie friends. Thank you.
Samuel V, Indonesia, 29-May-2019 - 01-Jun-2019This is incredible, thank you for the memorable stay and your kindness. Your service is very great and we love it. The food for breakfast is delicious. This villa has a very beautiful view, this is epic.
Stephane L, France, 27-Apr-2019 - 01-May-2019Thank you for your kindness and the great service during our stay. The breakfast and lunches were well prepared with delicate attention. We will definitely recommend the villa to our friends! Many thanks.
Jerome D, France, 22-Apr-2019 - 27-Apr-2019What a slice of heaven you have created. With your exceptional property and endlessly attentive service, we were impressed everyday by the attention to detail and precious care by the staff. The breakfast and dinners were excellent and a special thank you for the baby food. We hope to return soon. Also, thank you for creating the bamboo fence for the baby, Incredible service.
George K, Australia, 07-Apr-2019 - 10-Apr-2019Thank you for exceptional service during our stay. The breakfast, lunches and dinners were amazing, even when we requested things last minute. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend the villa to other prospective holiday makers. With many thanks.
Ana P, United States, 23-Mar-2019 - 31-Mar-2019Thank you for your caring and kindness in everything you did to make sure our stay in this beautiful villa was so special. Being greeted each morning with your warm smile was very very special., thank you.
Mallika I, India, 20-Feb-2019 - 23-Feb-2019Thank you for a memorable stay. The food and service were outstanding, tailored to our every needs. All the best.
Aaron S, United States, 07-Jan-2019 - 11-Jan-2019Thank you for all at your wonderful and beautiful smiles, you have taken such a great care of all of us. I came to Bali in 2010 and always wanted to come back when I had a child. The Balinese give each child such generous attention and care. Danika and Charlie have been treated so special, thank you.
Feng D, China, 29-Dec-2018 - 03-Jan-2019Ely gave us great sightseeing ideas. Nyoman was especially caring and patient, he helped to buy us delicious mangosteens everyday. Made was top in leading his team to provide excellent service. Thanks to all other service staff - without you all, our holiday wouldn't be as enjoyable as it was. The environment here is excellent and service is impeccable. Everything is so satisfactory, it feels like being in heaven. We are particularly grateful to the staff whose service was discreet and warm hearted. We'll definitely come back for holidays again.
Elizabeth C, United States, 20-Dec-2018 - 28-Dec-2018What a wonderful and beautiful Christmas holiday we have had. The staff are special and amazing. The food is scrumptios and lovely to look at and to eat. We were so happy with the facilities and the space it gave our family to relax. Ely, Nyoman and the whole team treated our family with so much care that we cannot thank you enough.
Harwin D, Singapore, 29-Nov-2018 - 04-Dec-2018Thank you for a lovely stay here at Alamanda. We had a great time and will miss the lovely food and your warm hospitality.
The Rozlan's Family, Malaysia, 27-Oct-2018 - 30-Oct-2018Thank you so much for your warmth and welcoming hospitality. You guys made our trip extra special. My father was sick throughout the whole trip and you guys took special care of him and treated him like your own father. You all entertained our kids and treated them like they were your own kids. You made sure they had their hot chocolates, nutella, ice cream and chicken whenever they requested for it. Nyoman prepared and cooked nice food - pizzas, local delicacies, desserts, pancakes etc you name it! It has been a perfect holiday all in all because of you guys - you never said 'No' to any of our requests and that's the best part. We hope to come here again and meet all of you soon. We love you.
John D, United Kingdom, 21-Oct-2018 - 22-Oct-2018To the amazing staff and Ely, thank you for the most wonderful stay at Villa Alamanda. We had a truly special time, thanks to you guys. The service and detail was second to none. The food and friendliness of staff was 5 Star. Villa Alamanda is a really beautiful villa with exceptional features. A stay we won't forget.
Marshank F, United Kingdom, 11-Oct-2018 - 18-Oct-2018Thank you so very much for your attentive kindness. We are extremely grateful for the way you took care of the children and helped us in every way. The villa is lovely and just perfect for our whole family and the food.. It was spectacular, we wish we could eat like this everyday.
Kocsis Family, Australia, 03-Oct-2018 - 11-Oct-2018We thought the pictures on the website were amazing, but it does not do the spectacular Alamanda justice. What a breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL place! The team were so warm, welcoming, and nothing was too difficult . It has been the perfect holiday. The house was comfortable and had everything we needed. The grounds and gardens were picturesque. The food was delicious. The village and surrounds were enchanting. But the absolute highlight was the sparkling pool. We could spend all day there! We would never stay anywhere else in Bali.
Felicity P, Australia, 23-Sep-2018 - 28-Sep-2018We had a wonderful time at this villa. The staff cook good food and very nice to us. The swimming pool was Amazing. Many thanks to the wonderful staff who took very good care to our troop! We have had a perfectly relaxing time - just what we needed. Thanks to you all - we hope to be back soon.
Sandy and Pat, United States, 19-Sep-2018 - 23-Sep-2018Thank you so much for the lovely stay. It was restful, pleasant and so beautiful. The staff were so attentive, making our stay a priority. Thanks again your country.. it is wonderful!
Kim P, Australia, 22-Aug-2018 - 27-Aug-2018Thank you for the most amazing time. Villa Alamanda is paradise, such beautiful and lovely people, we have been so spoil and eaten so much incredible food. I never want to leave, but we have to leave, so we can come back and appreciate it all over again. Huge thank you to all of our friends at Villa Alamanda for making so special and an extra special thank you for our Chef for all the amazing food. P.S. Make sure you eat the sambal. See you again soon!
Geoffrey C, New Zealand, 16-Aug-2018 - 21-Aug-2018Thank you for an incredible stay at Villa Alamanda. We were a group of 5 friends and felt incredibly well-looked after and the care, attention and good spirit of all the staff made this an extraordinary experience. The meals have been beyond our expectations - so well presented and made with love. Thank you once again. We hope to see you again sometimes in the future.
The Merkel Family, Australia, 10-Aug-2018 - 15-Aug-2018Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and welcome during our stay here at Alamanda. We would like to thank everyone for their hard work and friendliness. The meals have been absolutely excellent and we appreciate that no matter what our needs, you happily accommodate us. We will certainly recommend your villa and hospitality to all of our friends and family.
Charlotte H, United Kingdom, 05-Aug-2018 - 10-Aug-2018We have enjoyed this beautiful piece of the earth. Your hospitality is second to none -- always smiling and nothing ever seemed too much to ask. The food was incredible and such a treat. Every meal was delicious and served beautifully. The villa and the gardens are immaculate. We love the tranquility and the wonderful ambiance. Thank you for the holiday of a life time.
The Bhaskar Family, Indonesia, 29-Jul-2018 - 05-Aug-2018Thank you for your attentive hospitality. Amazing food and for making us for at home in the beautiful place. We would definitely come back a stay here. The Balinese food at the villa is delicious. Keep up the great work and for taking care of your guest with such love.
Sieow Leng G, China, 21-Jul-2018 - 28-Jul-2018Thank you for the help, care and great service. We really enjoyed it here. Thank you very much for everything! The breakfast is yummy!
Meredith A, Australia, 12-Jul-2018 - 16-Jul-2018The 7 girls from Australia have had a wonderful time - despite the weather. Thank you very much for your beautiful hospitality.
Kathy D, Australia, 07-Jul-2018 - 11-Jul-2018Many thanks to Ely and the wonderful team in this little slice of heaven! No request was too big and was always accompanied by a smile. Dining in the villa was a real treat. The Balinese family style. Food was delightful for our two families. Finding it hard to pack our bags for the next journey. Terima kasih.
Anna S, United States, 30-Jun-2018 - 04-Jul-2018Thank you so much for an amazing holiday in Ubud. We were looked after very well and always so pleasant. The food every morning and diner was absolutely delicious. Cheers to the chef and staff! Ely - your help throughout your stay is very much appreciated.
Anna N, Australia, 19-Jun-2018 - 24-Jun-2018A fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa. We were so well looked after by the whole Villa Alamanda team. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so kind and helpful.
Dinara and Nitin, Indonesia, 16-Jun-2018 - 19-Jun-2018We really had an amazing stay! We will surely come back again. Your staff is superb, always going out their way to make us comfortable
Ranil J, Australia, 31-May-2018 - 04-Jun-2018We all had the most wonderful experience during our 4 nights here. The facilities were great. What made the difference was the staff always with a smile. Nothing was impossible. Never said no to any request. Thank you all, hope to come back.
Hanson H, United Kingdom, 23-Apr-2018 - 27-Apr-2018What can we say, thank you to the staff for making my stay magical. The meals were delicious - we could of been eating in a top restaurant. The staff attention and kind nature was humbling. We will be back. The village is enchanting. TERIMA KASIH!
Ingorn A, Singapore, 19-Apr-2018 - 21-Apr-2018Recently stayed in Villa Alamanda Bali and it was amazing. Staff was kind and helpful in every way possible. It was the best holiday we have all had in a long time, thank you all again and hope to see you all very soon.
Jane R, United States, 09-Apr-2018 - 15-Apr-2018You have whisked us away to a tropical island Paradise! Your staff are family and Meme Dadong blessed the house and our trip. Love to all, Cheers!
Johanna J, Australia, 24-Feb-2018 - 28-Feb-2018The team here are wonderful. The menu is great but what we were impressed with was Nyoman's ability to cook dish we wanted - clean, fresh food. The view and pool is beautiful and we could spend all day reading and watching the birds and trees. Don't be shy to ask beautiful Ely for tips, particularly where to eat.
Manutea D, Indonesia, 21-Dec-2017 - 26-Dec-2017A huge thank you to the Alamanda team. We had an amazing moment at the villa and in Ubud. We wish you prosperity and luck in the future!
Adam L, Australia, 10-Nov-2017 - 13-Nov-2017Thank you for having us. We all loved staying here, the food was 5 star and we wish we could stay longer. The staff all were amazing - very helpful, kind and caring. We all appreciate everything you've done!
Anthony B, Australia, 20-Oct-2017 - 24-Oct-2017Thank you for looking after us. We love your food, we wish we could stay but we have family and you probably have a family as well. This was an absolutely amazing experience! The peace and tranquility of this place is outstanding. Staff are attentive and always happy to help. Nyoman's food is the best we have tried in Bali. Gusti our driver is a very informative, extremely friendly and very patient. Thank you so much to the staff and of course Ely for making our stay an unforgettable experience.
Cindy Lee N, Australia, 03-Oct-2017 - 06-Oct-2017Thank you for a wonderfull stay! Our little family of four had an amazing time. Nyoman made the most delicious food and Made along with his team provided very attentive service. Villa Alamanda proved how fantastic Bali and its people truly are. PS - The in house massage by the pool is a must!
Sylvie D, Singapore, 24-Jul-2017 - 28-Jul-2017Many thanks to the Alamanda team for a wonderful stay. The staff were very nice and helpful and the food delicious. We very much appreciated the calm and restful atmosphere of the villa. Thank you for making the stay at Alamanda such a nice and relaxing experience.
Widya A, Indonesia, 04-Jul-2017 - 08-Jul-2017Wonderful stay. The food is wonderful, the view is spectacular, the pool.. hard to let go. Wonderful rooms and overall an unforgettable stay. Thanks to all the staff who have been ever so friendly. We'll be back!
Darren L, Singapore, 07-Jun-2017 - 11-Jun-2017Peaceful, beautiful, elegant.. a place where flora and fauna flourish happily. Quiet, comfortable, tranquil.. a place where people can RELAX. All this let us experience a lazy and comfortable stay. The design is simple, impeccable and so so beautiful. I'd also like to thank the staff for their patient, kind and understanding hosting and care. It was simple and subtle. Thank you for the wonderful meals - especially dinner. Various plates and bowls full of different and unique dishes for the trying. It is so satisfying and unforgettable.
Hyun S, United States, 24-Jun-2016 - 29-Jun-2016Our first trip to Bali has been truly wonderful because of our stay in the beautiful Villa Alamanda. The staff team are just perfect. They are have provided some excellent and very tasty food. The staff team have answered our every need. We have been able to enjoy the beautiful garden and a wonderful pool experience. Our stay was also complemented by Gede the recommended villa driver who shared his local knowledge of the Balinese people and their culture.
Christopher L, Singapore, 14-Jun-2016 - 19-Jun-2016Halo! Terima kasih untuk mengurus kami selama kami tinggal. Tinggal adalah sangat menyenangkan dan saya menikmatinya banyak. Terima kasih untuk membersihkan kamar dan menjadi begitu baik untuk kita. aku sedih kita meninggalkan karena saya menyukai villa dan orang-orang di sini banyak. aku akan merindukan tempat ini. Terima kasih Pak Nyoman untuk makanan lezat dan terima kasih kepada semua orang lain yang membuat kami tinggal yang menyenangkan. saya harap bisa kembali di masa depan dan tinggal di villa ini lagi. Terima kasih dan sampai jumpa... =)
Joan E, United States, 10-Mar-2016 - 16-Mar-2016People have often told me that when you travel it is the people you meet that you will remember rather than the places. However with Villa Alamanda I'm convinced that it will be both. The zen-like tranquility of the house combine with the utter graciousness of the staff combine into An Experience that will not be quickly forgotten. Thank you for making us feel so special.
Shu Hui C, Taiwan, 04-Jan-2016 - 08-Jan-2016Thank you all for your amazing service. We had a great pleasant stay here. The food is awesome and beyond expectation! The best family trip ever.
Sarah M, Australia, 28-Dec-2015 - 04-Jan-2016Thank you for Made, Nyoman, Putri and all staff for THE most amazing stay. We have had the best family holiday ever. The staff, service, rooms & surrounding are just perfect. Thank you so much. Made and staff are the kindest people who did everything they could to ensure our stay was enjoyable as it could be - and it was. You are all wonderful, may your life be blessed. PS The food was INCREDIBLE.
Jamie V, United States, 02-Oct-2015 - 06-Oct-2015Fantastic stay! If you could bottle Heaven, this would be it.
Hilary Smith, Australia, 12-Apr-2015 - 18-Apr-2015We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Alamanda.The villa and the garden are beautiful. We loved the pool - the perfect place to relax after sightseeing and other activities. Apparently there is a TV room but we never needed it. While its not located in a typical Ubud padi field setting we did enjoy being in a village setting and out of the main tourist area. The staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive, but not overly so. They made this the most relaxing family holiday we have ever had. The food was delicious.
Tiffany G, Egypt, 29-Sep-2014 - 02-Oct-2014Villa Alamanda is a very nice property, with spacious bedrooms and the pool area is lovely. The staff is excellent and we had a very enjoyable stay there. Note that there is no attached common sitting area, and that the pool area is removed from the house itself, down a level and around the corner. It is very lovely though. The staff is wonderful and Ibu Made prepares the best food.
Sue A, Australia, 27-Sep-2014 - 29-Sep-2014We loved staying at Villa Alamanda, everything was great. Very minor comments include one bedroom's aircon could have been a bit cooler, but it is being replaced early October and in our group we had an elderly person, so the bathrooms provided a bit of a challenge since the (lovely) showers were over deep baths with steps. We stayed as an extended family in Ubud for a wedding at another venue and Villa Alamanda was like a luxury home away from home, with all the attention and more of a resort, but we had it just to ourselves. The staff are amazing and the cook Ibu Made is incredible - the manager was really considerate and I would highly recommend this amazing place to anyone wishing for peace, quiet, attention, a wonderful pool and gardens and just an fabulous experience. Thanks very much to all.
Kim Stewart, Australia, 12-May-2014 - 15-May-2014A fantastic start to our first time in Bali. The villa lived up to our expectations and we would highly recommend this. The staff were fantastic and very attentive. The booking agent was extremely professional and organised. Highly recommended.
Chris Pearson, Australia, 30-Mar-2014 - 05-Apr-2014Highly recommended, peace, tranquility!
Julie Scott, Australia, 19-Mar-2014 - 25-Mar-2014This is our second visit to Alamanda and once again we had a fantastic time. Everything about this little gem is delightful. The personal yoga classes, spa treatments and massages, the wonderful cooking, the beautifully kept grounds and above all the STAFF. Without the staff it would be just another lovely villa. We were made to feel very special and cared for. We also love the fact the villa is outside of Ubud in a working village so we can soak up the sounds and atmosphere. Cant wait for an opportunity to return..
DEBRY Alain and Claire, Australia, 15-Feb-2014 - 01-Mar-2014Great location and outstanding service, including indonesian cooking and driving service. Our holiday has been magic.
Rouillot Michel, Singapore, 13-Dec-2013 - 19-Dec-2013We were 8(including 2 young children) from the same family and we had a wonderful time at the villa . The service was extremely good and all the staff was very nice with all of us and we enjoyed very much all the food prepare by Ibu Made. We would definitively recommend this villa to families or friends who wants to have a nice stay in Ubud area and we will certainly try to visit again this wonderful place
Correna H, Australia, 01-Nov-2013 - 10-Nov-2013Ibu Made and staff make this villa just the best place to stay that anyone could imagine. The location is excellent, just a few minutes drive into Ubud and sitting peacefully on the side of a hill. Very quiet, clean and relaxing place to stay. The pool is amazing and our children had a lot of fun swimming and playing in the water. Don't bother eating out as Ibu Made and her team are amazing cooks and will provide anything that you ask for. We are a group of 4 adults and 4 children and everyone's food needs were looked after. I highly recommend this villa for families.
Julie Scott, Australia, 14-Sep-2013 - 19-Sep-2013This villa is a little gem. Lovely grounds and welcoming rooms. The staff were wonderful and made us feel very special.. Nothing was too much trouble and we had everything we could wish for.. The location was great, not far from Ubud but not too close. Ultimately we were just happy to sit by the pool and be spoilt with daily spa treatments.. Just fabulous...
Carly V, Australia, 04-Sep-2013 - 11-Sep-2013Our stay at the villa was absolute luxury. The staff were brilliant, couldn't do enough for us, but also friendly and relaxed. They were fabulous with my 15 month old daughter Ella - the chef, Ibu Made, even watched her for a couple of hours one morning while my husband and I had massages. The food is divine. Many reviews mentioned the food and said we would not want to go out - given we had been to Bali before, and eaten out for every meal, I didn't really believe this. We ended up having dinner in more often than we went out - and the best meals we had in Bali were at the villa (and at the Bridges restaurant, where the food is excellent but pricey for Bali). The location outside of Ubud is not an issue, and the great facilities and large grounds and pool area are a real bonus. If you are in a group, I would highly recommend this villa.
Juliet M, Australia, 10-Jun-2013 - 16-Jun-2013Great place to spend a week in beautiful Bali - within the gorgeous village of Tengulak and only 15 - 20 mins away from the great shopping and restaurants of Ubud. We really enjoyed walking around the village, visiting the local school and temples. Can't recommend highly enough - all meals top quality, all staff were amazing (thank you Made & Ibu Made). We will be back.
timothy W, Australia, 08-May-2013 - 10-May-2013Villa Alamanda was wonderful. The setting is beautiful with a jungle backdrop. The pool area is particularly attractive and totally private. Bedrooms are tastefully presented in Balinese style and the dining area is under cover on the verandah overlooking the jungle. The staff are friendly and available when required, never intruding on your privacy. The food cooked by the chef is prepared with fresh ingredients sourced from the market daily and represented the best Indonesian food we experienced in Bali. We were a family of 7 meeting for a reunion and could not have asked for more. I would have no hesitation recommending this property for those seeking an alternative to boring generic hotels.
Cosme D, France, 04-Mar-2013 - 08-Mar-2013an oustanding stay with great services
CA, Australia, 21-Dec-2012 - 28-Dec-2012Villa Alamanda was great. The villa itself was beautiful, and the staff were amazing. Ibu Made's cooking was an absolute highlight of our trip to Bali.
Lori Pascoe, Philippines, 29-Sep-2012 - 02-Oct-2012Our stay at Villa Alamanda was a memorable one. I am proud of myself for discovering this oasis, on the outskirts of Ubud. Located in the heart of pure Bali, we were able to discover the rich culture of the island first hand whilst being accommodated in a surrounding of beauty and comfort at Villa Alamanda. Attention to detail everywhere. Many, many thanks.
Jane Wager, Philippines, 23-Sep-2012 - 28-Sep-2012We have arrived home recommending Villa Alamanda to friends, family and work mates as a great place to escape to. Nothing was too hard, we were organised without being intruded on. Everyone loved the pool for swimming and hanging out. As friends with teenagers there was privacy and communal space and we thought it was great to have a tv space that was comfortable but not prominant.
Patrick Rhedin, Sweden, 22-Feb-2012 - 25-Feb-2012We stayed at Villa Alamando for three nights before we went to Seminyak for a week there in another house. We regret that we didn't spend moredays in Ubud and Alamanda. The house was great , the location likewise and the staff was excellent more than excellent actually, we had tears in our eyes when we had to leave.
We have nothing but good things to say about Alamanda and can recommend it to anyone who likes to visit Bali.
CE, Australia, 16-Jan-2012 - 18-Jan-2012Really pleasant stay. Bedrooms were a great size, the air conditioning leaked in the master bedroom on the 2nd day but that was a minor thing. Bathrooms were lovely but baths were so big it would take forever to fill up given the water pressure. Would be good if there was a living space to watch TV/DVD that wasn't one of the bedrooms. The pool and surrounding area was the highlight. Stunning.
MN, Canada, 24-Dec-2011 - 31-Dec-2011Absolutely fabulous villa, exceeding our most optimistic hopes. All the staff, including the agents, were great - welcoming, helpful and friendly. Food in particular was absolutely fantastic. All round, could not have been better.
YD, Australia, 01-Nov-2011 - 05-Nov-2011This villa was a joy to stay in. Ibu Made and the team at the villa made our stay very special. Ask for Eddy the driver who took us everywhere we wanted. The whole staff went beyond the call of duty. We had a party at the villa during our stay and it was catered and decorated so beautifully. We would love to come back.
Faizal Kamal, Singapore, 28-Oct-2011 - 30-Oct-2011One of the best Villa in Ubud to stay. Very charming and serene place.. I enjoy the place very much. Will be one of those beautiful memories & experience I have in bali..
RS, Australia, 01-Oct-2011 - 07-Oct-2011We thorougly enjoyed our stay at Villa Alamanda and were disappointed it went so quickly! We loved the look and feel of the villa and the grounds. The grounds and the pool were so beautiful, we rarely left them. One of the biggest positives was the staff. Having the same set of staff consistently meant we felt we got to know them. Their level of attention to detail and their friendly attitude made us feel pampered and welcome. And of course Ibu Made's cooking!!! I'm afraid we worked her very hard, eating in every night because her cooking was so good! We would love to go back to Villa Alamanda when we can.
Suzanne Bourke, Australia, 22-Sep-2011 - 27-Sep-2011This villa was a fantastic holiday experience. We had room to spread out or be together as a family. Everything was spotless and the staff were exceptionally well trained and hospitable. I highly recommend this for a family mix of 8 people. We had 2 grannies, 2 babies, a teenager and 3 young parents and it was great. Edi was our driver for 10 hours per day and he was brilliant. The laundry was done daily (even ironed!!!) if we dropped clothes in the basket. It is a great rest for a mum.
DM, Germany, 20-Jul-2011 - 27-Jul-2011villa Alamanda is à lovely villa in à beautifull surrounding. everything you need is available in the house. The very friendly and profesional staf is always there to help you. Ibu Made is a very, very good cook. She always comes with ideas for à daytrip and suggestion for an outstanding meal. As on Bali, the temperature is always nice, so therefor you do not miss the absence of an indoor livingroom as we are used to in Europe. The driver takes you everywhere you want. it is no option to take a little stroll from the villa into the neighbourhood.
We would recommend this villa to everyone!