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Sama Lama was great! The house, the staff, Eric - everything was wonderful. Highly recommend!
Lovely villa, warm welcome from the staff and host.
We were well looked after from the delicious breakfast cooked for us every morning, to the bicycles ready to be used whenever. You can even order food from the resort next door if you don't want to cycle at night :)
The only downside was when the peace and quiet would get disrupted at 5am (several times a day and in the evening) from the truly annoying prayers/wailing blasting from the mosque's microphone. We didn't know the island is Muslim but maybe it depends on which way the wind goes as we didn't hear as much the next day.
The resort next door was also very noisy when large groups of people came in and out and at dinner time. We were surprised by all this as we expected the area to be quiet since the villa is in the middle of the island and away from the shops and nightlife (which are only a 10 min bike ride away) ;-)
Everyone was friendly and the villa is really charming and clean, with the original Balinese style and features preserved.
The place is as amazing as it looks in the pictures. Eric and his staff are extremely professional and personable. Overall I would definitely recommend staying here however we were unfortunate during our stay in that a small amount of money went missing from a purse inside the compound. We believe this was most likely due to someone climbing over the fence, rather than the staff, and it seems to be the only incident of this in the last 2 years. Eric dealt with the situation very well and I'm sure it won't happen again. Keep your belongings in the safe inside the house. I would also suggest that you do not use the laundry service as it ended up being quite expensive and left stains on some of our white clothes which we only found after unwrapping them. As I say though, we were unfortunate and I don't think this reflects on this house or Eric. Thanks!
Four friends and I stayed here for 5 nights and had an absolutely fantastic time. The house is gorgeous, very clean, and extremely spacious. The staff was very thorough in taking care of us, including providing some great breakfasts! It's about a 10-15 minute bike ride over some bumpy roads to the main strip of restaurants, but Eric provided bicycles and we enjoyed being in a quiet part of the island. Eric is a great host and I hope we can come back here sometime.
Amazing villa in the middle of an island paradise, well exceeded our expectations.
Villa Sama Lama is AMAZING..the unassuming entrance makes it even more of a surprise when you enter the compound. It is secluded but near enough to the beach, so you get privacy and great accessibility. The 6 (new) bikes were provided for free and were equipped with locks and head lights (which you literally put on your head, PERFECT).
The gazebo next to the pool was surreal. The temperature was somehow always perfect. We were alternating taking dips in the pool and playing ping pong within this 10,000 sq ft private compound (approx).
We noticed Eric is big on details and personal touches. He engraved insignias of his brand on the fittings. Even the toilet roll holder was customized. Daily breakfast were prepared freshly in front of you in the kitchen. How's that!
We were a group of 9, from grandparents to grandkids. The villa served the whole group well. To summarize, the experience is that of a premium establishment with a lot of heart.
Merci Eric et Cynthia et las equipe!!!
Siamo rimasti affascinati da questa villa sin dall'inizio delle nostre ricerche e l'esperienza è stata all'altezza delle aspettative! L'organizzazione è stata perfetta dall'accoglienza al porto alla nostra partenza. La villa è nuova e le foto e la descrizione riflettono fedelmente la realtà. La colazione preparata ogni mattina, in base alle nostre richieste, era perfetta. L'unico rimpianto è che avremmo voluto restare di più!
I stayed with my friends and we had great time there. The villa is cute and the items in the villa are pretty. We spent almost whole day at the pool in the villa.(It is smaller than the picture, though). Eric and the staffs are really kind and helpful, the breakfast are so good. The only thing i would hesitate to recommend is it's in the middle of island so wherever you go, you have to walk more than 15 min. But it was ok for us since we quite liked walking this peaceful island. Overall, we enjoyed staying there and had so much fun there!!
Beautiful villa, spacious and clean.
Loved the design of the house, pool and livingroom.
Eric and his wife are really a very nice couple. They are very helpful with everything.
We were well taken care of, bicycles were provided even new ones. The house was beautiful, the rooms and bathrooms were immaculate and comfortable. Our breakfast was good. We all had a great stay. :)