Jalan Raya Kedewatan
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Michel Bachmann
• The first original Bali-style resort in Bali, located in the heart of Bali’s cultural capital.
• Proximity to the island’s most important temples, museums, and art galleries.
• Variety of cultural experiences: Balinese dance class, Balinese healing and numerology, Balinese cooking class, etc.
History & Story
Amandari is styled after a Balinese village and features andesite walkways, shrines, gardens and high paras stone walls. Amandari’s open air lobby was designed after Wantilan, a Balinese pavilion (bale) used for ceremonial activities in the village. Stone panels carved with artistic precision by local artisans decorate Amandari’s lobby walls. Central to the reception area is a replica of the original sacred stone tiger that lies in the valley below the resort. Amandari offers 30 thatched roof suites, teak and coconut wood are used throughout the resort with detailed wood carvings showcasing the skill of local artisans. Suites feature four-poster beds decorated with classic Kamasan tapestries. Although there are many resorts in Bali, Amandari is the only one located 129 steps uphill of a temple, with the path leading through the resort and its surrounding rice terraces considered sacred ground by the Balinese.
October to November 2017 improvements: replaced alang-alang in the suites, lobby, restaurant & bar roof.
Polishing of marble floors in boutique and gallery. On going maintenance for public area and guest suites.
Date added extensions
Main Strengths, Special Touch
• Traditional Balinese village setting to experience ‘real life’ in Bali.
• Integration into community & environment creates authentic Balinese experience.
• Warm, friendly, and caring staff that has been part of the family for over 25 years.
• Amazing landscapes with mountains, river, valley, gorge, temples and Balinese villages.
Nestled in the heart if Bali, Amandari is less than 10 minutes’ drive from Ubud Center, known as the heart of arts and culture. Its strategic location also provides easy access to the island’s many attractions, from waterfalls to rice terraces and many more.
Key sites/activities in the area
Known as the spiritual and cultural heartland of Bali, Amandari is within easy reach from Ubud Centre, Balis most artistic region with great restaurants (organic markets & cafes, local warungs & cutting edge cuisine), shops, art galleries, silver-gold-wood carving communities, yoga studios, temples, ceremonies, festivals and events
Ibu Agung, our wonderful in-house dance teacher comes every day from 2.30 – 4.00 pm to teach the girls from nearby village to dance while the boys learn the gamelan under the guidance of Pak Agung, the husband. This wonderful couple has been part of Amandari family for over decades.
We have a range of educational and fun activities for the Amandari Kids, complimentary activities include dance & gamelan music lessons, learning how to make traditional Balinese offerings and Tennis for kids.
• Village Suite (9 suites)
Amandari’s free-standing Village Suites are accessed via winding pebble pathways, much like a traditional Balinese village. Beautifully envisaged over 220 square metres (2,368 square foot), each is surrounded by tropical foliage, with a private garden courtyard and outdoor living area to enjoy. Each suite also has its own sunken marble bathtub, king-sized bed and bathroom with twin vanities ensuring ample space to retreat, whether exploring the cultural heartland of Ubud or simple seeking solace.
• Valley Suite (10 suites)
With breathtaking views of the Ayung River Gorge or verdant rice paddies, free-standing Valley Suites are designed over 220 square metres (2,368 square feet) and open onto a private garden, outdoor bathtub and living area. Surrounded by paras stone walls, the space remains private yet invites nature in, designed in marble, teak and coconut wood to reflect the verdant surroundings. Inside, a king-sized bed, bathroom with twin vanities and dressing area creates a comfortable space, ideal for couples to enjoy.
• Pool Suite (8 suites)
Each of Amandari’s 263 square metre (2,830 square feet) Pool Suites feature an inviting plunge pool and verdant garden views. Making the most of this serene setting, the suites also offer an outdoor sunken marble bathtub, garden and outdoor living area affording guests an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Paras stone walls ensure complete privacy, and interiors feature coconut and teak wood accents, where a king-sized bed, bathroom with twin vanities and separate dressing area provide a modern yet understated retreat.
• Asmara Suite (1 suite)
Overlooking Ubud’s verdant rice paddies, the free-standing Asmara Suite offers a private pool and interiors with teak and marble decorative accents, ideal for couples seeking space and privacy. Outside, a garden and outdoor living space are accompanied by a sunken marble bathtub to make the most of the luscious surroundings, while inside a king-sized bed, bathroom with twin vanities and dressing area add an airy, contemporary feel.
• Ayung Suite (1 Suite)
With a convenient duplex configuration, the free-standing Ayung Suite offers a private plunge pool and a unique open-air atmosphere, with a garden and outdoor living area providing expansive views of the Ayung River Valley. Teak and marble decorative accents alongside a Balinese-style stone gateway allow the suite to reflect its beautiful natural setting, while the outdoor sunken bath, dressing area and kingsized bed provide sumptuous spaces to relax and reset.
• Amandari Suite (1 suite)
With picturesque views and a private infinity swimming pool, the Amandari Suite is ideal for families seeking a peaceful immersion in Ubud’s vibrant culture. The separate living room pavilion can be transformed into a second bedroom, and a further third bedroom can be arranged by connecting the Amandari Suite to an adjacent Valley Suite. Outdoor dining can be enjoyed in tropical garden surroundings in the suite’s own private bale, while the outdoor marble bathtub provides space to reflect. Design is influenced by the landscape that surrounds, with delicate coconut and teak wood accents, that bring the outdoors in.
• Amandari Villa (1 villa)
The Amandari Villa is a serene Balinese-style home surrounded by cascading rice terraces and offering beautiful views of the Ayung River Valley. Composed of five free-standing pavilions, a landscaped garden and a two-tiered swimming pool, the villa features three detached terrace-style bedrooms and a kitchen for entertaining. Consummate privacy can be found here, whether admiring the Batukaru, Sanghyang and Lesung Peaks from the terrace, dining in the open-air bale, or retreating in the glass-walled living room. The property, serviced by two staff, is situated a minute’s drive from Amandari, with a dedicated vehicle on hand to ensure amenities are always within close reach
Restaurants & Bars
• The Restaurant
Overlooking Amandari’s swimming pool with panoramic views of the Ayung River Valley, the open-air Restaurant serves Indonesian fare and a range of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every evening at dusk, as candles pool their light on the gleaming wooden tables, gamelan players perform their intriguing melodies in the waterside music pavilion, accompanied by a chorus of birds.
• The Bar
Glowing with the soft emerald light of sunshine through foliage, The Bar rests adjacent to the pool, with leafy views of the Ayung River Valley. The ideal location for a refreshing drink or light meal throughout the day, it is also the perfect spot for a cocktail to toast the setting sun. Set in Ubud and open until 11pm every night, The Bar is the perfect convivial venue for after dinner drinks and cocktails.
Ayam Bumbu Bali (tender juicy chicken cooked in an aromatic Balinese spice mixture), Bebek Goreng (fried Balinese duck), Sate Campur (chicken, beef, fish on lemongrass skewers with peanut sauce), Tuna Sambal Matah (grilled tuna with kaffir lime and shallots), Amandari Daquiri (a declicious burst of freshly squeezed exotic fruit, white rum, Cointreau, palm sugar and kaffir lime juice).
The restaurant and bar is open from 6.30am to midnight. Private in-suite dining is available 24 hours a day We offer a range of unique dining and culinary experiences to guests.
• Amandari wellness facilities includes:
– Two open-air treatment bales surrounded by lotus ponds
– Beauty treatment room, sauna and steam room
– Fully-equipped gym overlooking lotus pond, with personal trainers on hand
– Private yoga and meditation sessions in a tranquil forest glade
– Tennis court with all equipment provided
– 28-metre swimming pool overlooking the valley
• Amandari Spa
Taking a holistic approach to wellness, therapies incorporate healing local ingredients to harmonise body and mind. The spa is open daily from 09.00am to 09.00pm.
• Spa Signature treatment
Signifying new beginnings, the Balinese Melukat purification ceremony is the finishing touch of Amandari’s revitalising signature spa journey, which also includes a full body exfoliation using black rice and cinnamon, a body wrap of mineral-rich volcanic clay, and a therapeutic head massage.
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, family celebrations.
Amandari is ideal for wedding with its romantic and beautiful sights, fragrances, and sounds (views of lush greenery, the fresh aromas of frangipanis complimented by the sounds of the ceremonies in the local village and the rushing waters of the Ayung river).
• Special event locations within the resort include
– Amandari Villa
– Amandari 2-Bedroom Suite
– Secret Garden
– By the pool
– Amandari’s Pathway
– The outdoor Bale
• Unique balinese decoration include
– Simple floral arches
– Dulang with tropical flower decoration for wedding ring
– frangipani bouquets
– Balinese flower girls
– Balinese/western blessing
Extra Notable Features
• Aksara Bali Class
The Balinese script, natively known as Aksara Bali is an abugida used in the island of Bali for writing the Balinese language and the liturgical language Sanskrit. The script is a descendant of the Brahmi script and considered to be the most elaborate and ornate among Brahmic scripts of Southeast Asia. This script has a significant prevalence in many of the island’s traditional ceremonies and is mainly used today for copying lontar or palm leaf manuscripts containing religious texts. Together with the team of young Balinese from Basa Bali, our younger guests can take part in preserving this heritage at Amandari.
• Regenerative Farming
Amandari introduce a Regenerative Farming learning experience about subak, a UNESCO World Heritage community-based system to manage water and farming that reflects the Balinese principle of Tri Hita Karana: harmony among people, nature, and the gods. Guests will learn about regenerative farming methods aimed to restore depleted soil to a healthy state and nurture biodiversity. Sometimes there will be real work to do, mud to get wedged between toes, fingers to get blistered, necks to get burned in the morning sun whilst ploughing, planting, fertilising, and harvesting. Through this immersive Regenerative Farming experience, we will gain new appreciation for the Balinese landscape, for our local friends and partners, and for all it takes to produce a simple meal of rice and vegetables.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
2022 (World Travel Awards)
• Asia’s Leading Villa Resort 2022 (nominee)
• Bali’s Leading Villa Resort 2022 (nominee)
2021 (World Travel Awards)
• World’s Leading Boutique All Suite Hotel 2021
2020 (World Travel Awards)
• World’s Leading Boutique All Suite Hotel 2020
• One of the Top 5 Resort Hotels in Asia
• One of Top 100 Hotels
• One of the Top 5 Resort in Indonesia
• Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award
• Travel + Leisure
• World’s Best: one of The Best Resort Hotels in Indonesia
• Conde Nast Traveler, Gold list, Platinum circle
• Forbes Life, Hot 10
• Andrew Harpers Hideaway Report, Readers choice awards, Top 20 Hideaways, International
• Conde Nast Traveler, Readers choice awards, Top 25 Hotels in Southeast Asia
• Conde Nast Traveler, Gold list, Indonesia
• Conde Nast Traveler, USA, Readers choice awards, no.1 Hotel in Southeast Asia
• Travel & Leisure, 500 Best Hotels in the world
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