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COMO Shambhala Estate
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Payangan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time at the Como, Recommended by friends, I am a convert to idea of wellness but the food, service, massages ere are second to none. 300 staff looking after 30 guests when i was there. Wow, just wow.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank William K
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear William K,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate!

Thank you so much for taking the time posting the review. It is always a pleasure to welcome our guest back home and to know that their second stay was memorable too.

We like to think our staff is the invisible hands (coining a phrase from Adam Smith) of the resort – most of them are working behind the scene. Your review has given our staff the credit they are so deserved of. It was a big and hugely appreciated statement.

Something to entice you for a third visit, we will have our own Pilates teacher - Amy Buck - hosting a retreat in October 2017. Just let us know if you would like to have more information!

Till then, we wish you the best.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here with our 3 teenage children. The property is stunning and our 2 bedroom villa was gorgeous. Looking out over the lush forrest with occasional visits from cheeky monkeys it was luxurious with a great sense of place. Our butler was extremely helpful in arranging restaurants, spa bookings and activities. We also were often requesting golf cart transport as our villa was a fair way from the main part of the hotel. It was a bit of a pity as it was inconvenient. Considering the property was only 60% full when we were there I am not sure why we were given such remote accommodation (ours was the furthest away). The restaurant while very high quality was very much focused on raw and natural foods which meant that after the first day or so the kids really did not want to eat in the hotel. This was really my fault for not looking closely enough at the menus in advance but probably not the best choice if travelling with children. If you do go do not miss the spa. Our massage in one of the bales overlooking the river was one of the best I have ever had.

Stayed: August 2017
Thank Camilla B
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Camilla B,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate.

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay at The Estate and for the positive comments you made on our stunning view.

We are lucky that our accommodation and facilities are spread out on more than 9.2 hectares of landscaped woodland on an elevated promontory bordered on two sides by the Ayung River, the mother of Balinese rivers. Thus, we can offer premium privacy for our guest during their stay. It is just happened that your requested villa with the gorgeous surrounding is located quite a distance from resort facilities. We hope you will have the opportunity to experience another beautiful room of ours sometime in the near future.

We are extremely appreciative of your delightful comments on the best massage, butler service and our cuisine have been shared with the team. They all send heartfelt thank you to you.

Please do let us know if your plans bring you back to Bali. We would very much like the opportunity to welcome you back to COMO Shambhala Estate.

Till then, our best wishes for you.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

I cannot recommend Como Shambhala Estate highly enough. If you wish to experience genuine Ballinese hospitality and warmth while doing as much or as little of what is on offer, head here. Blissful spa treatments, delicious meals, lush setting, luxurious accommodation, and outstanding staff.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank Marina U
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marina U,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate!

Thank you for taking the time to share your pleasant memories with all in TripAdvisor.

Reading the title of the review has already made us shouting with joy. As a resort whose name “Shambhala” means “Sacred place of bliss”, a pocket of paradise certainly reflects that. Reading your your first sentence of recommending us has added jumping along the shouting. As a resort aims to create experiences worth re-living, your review has just let us know that our efforts have succeeded!

We hope you continue your COMO Experience now that you have a sense of what we endeavor to achieve. Not just here in Ubud, but globally too. We have many locations to try on, Thailand, Bhutan, United State of America, Australia, UK, Turks and Caicos and Maldives! We are on four continents but the philosophies do not change.

Till then, we wish you the best.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

Was very fortunate to have the opportunity to visit this hotel for a weekend stay. I'd heard so much about its incredible wellness programmes and experts as well as its wonderful service and accommodations.
Our visit started with a gracious and warm reception when we arrived and then showed to our villa by our very own personal assistant, Karti, who was absolutely fantastic during the stay ensuring our appointments and requests were handled with professionalism at its warmest.
The villa rooms were incredible. We stayed at Shantivana Villa which is a retreat pool villa. Needless to say, the spacious villa met and exceeded all expectations with a good-sized lap pool and deck furniture overlooking the serene jungle. The COMO amenities are always a huge hit with me. Love their Invigorate scent!
Made an appointment to do the Estate walk the next morning as was recommended and Pak Mudra my guide was just the most informative guide I've ever come across. We walked down to the river and he could practically name every single tree (and there were lots of different ones!) and tell me what they were used for. We then drank from the Source, fresh spring water, on the property and he mentioned that locals considered the water holy and used it for blessing rituals.
A must-visit when at the hotel is the Ojas spa. If you get a chance, say hi to the spa manager Sally who is super helpful and can design a wellness programme for you if you wish - tailor-made to your specific needs and preferences. I'll definitely go back for a longer stay to do a cleanse programme which I heard is extremely effective. Their signature massage was heavenly to say the least.
I also had a consultation with Nancy, their Oriental Medicine specialist consultant, who gave me some great advice on how to balance my energies and diet to optimize my body type.
Lastly but definitely not the least is the cuisine. As a wellness hotel, their COMO Shambhala cuisine was not only healthy but super tasty. They served the most delicious sauces and spices with their dishes and I was very impressed with their flavours. Who says healthy dishes can't be tasty too?!
All in all, a 10/10 experience and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants to just chill or reset their mindsets/lives and make some life changes. THIS is the place to do it!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MHMoo
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MHMoo,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate!

Many thanks for your review capturing the essence of COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali. As far as reviews go, we cannot think of a more perfect or heartfelt review a hotelier would want to read. We are glad your experience with us has merit 10/10 score. With this amazing recommendation, we imagine many guests will book a stay with us as a result of reading your post. So we thank you!

At the Estate, we aim to help individuals find a sense of peace through the continuous process of learning and rebalancing, aided by special environments, specific knowledge and healing therapies. We believe that this proactive approach, and commitment to the process of life-long learning - allows guests to make changes to their lives. It is crucial for our wellness programme to start with our in-house wellness consultant to ensure that the program is the right fit for our guests. We do hope that we will welcome you in one of our cleanse program in the future.

We are so glad to know that you were able to enjoy our delicious COMO cuisine and found that healthy dishes can be tasty too. Our cuisine showcases the diverse influences, flavours and spices that enable us to offer our nutritious and delicious COMO Shambhala Cuisine (including salads, energising juices and blends rich in living enzymes, vitamins and minerals) or a truly gourmet Ubud experience when our guest wishes it. We have passed your compliments to our Food and Beverage team as well as our Executive Chef, and they are delighted to learn that they have helped making your stay memorable.

Something to entice you, we will have many exciting events in the upcoming months, from our visiting therapist Kimiko Briody – renown for her body meridian points, relieving stress and tension held deep in the muscles treatment – in August 2017 to Amy Buck’s (our in-house pilates teacher) retreat in October 2017. Just let us know if you would like to have more information!

Till then, we wish you the best.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Celebrating a special birthday milestone my daughter and I loved every minute at Como Shambhala. It's an enormous and exclusive estate, there seemed to be more idyllic swimming pools then guests. We loved our villa, our pool and even the walk up to the restaurants and yoga area (which was around 10 gorgeous mins). The Breakfast menu was scrumptious, lots of super healthy options. And as a coffee connoisseur even the coffees were great. All the facilities were tremendous and we especially loved the yoga, meditation, gym and Pilates facilities. The outdoor treatment rooms were unbelievable. But the highlight were the outdoor sacred pools near the river - AMAZING!

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Colleen J
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Colleen J,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate!

Firstly, our thanks for the delightful review of your stay. Whether you are travelling alone or as a couple or with your families - whether it is for breaking your routine, celebrating birthday or honeymoon, the Estate welcomes you. We are here to help our guest experience something real and unforgetfull with inspiring impact to their life. It is a pleasure to know that you feel we are “amazing” – it makes feel that we managed to create experience worth reliving for both of you.

It may be goodbye for now, but all of us at the Estate look forward to welcoming you back home for another truly memorable stay in the future.

Till then, we wish you the best.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had lunch at Glow and Balines food treatments in the spa before that. It is located 10 minutes from COMO Uma Ubud and more of a wellness centre away from town, like the Four Seasons and the Aman

This place blows you away, it is awesome - right in the jungle and such a sense of serenity. The balanese food treatments took an hour easch and were great!

Our meals were exceptional, ranging from the seared prawn salad to the spelt flour tortilla, the rack of lamb and salmon - all perfectly prepared!

This is indeed a very special place!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Hooggenoeg
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hooggenoeg,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate!

Thank you so much for sharing your dining and wellness experience with TripAdvisor readers. It’s wonderful to hear that you also enjoyed the offered Balinese Treatment as well as COMO Cuisine at The Estate.

Our cuisine showcases the diverse influences, flavours and spices that enable us to offer our nutritious and delicious COMO Shambhala Cuisine (including salads, energising juices and blends rich in living enzymes, vitamins and minerals) or a truly gourmet Ubud experience when our guest wishes it.

Our treatments are designed to relieve muscle tension, help with injuries and induce powerful relaxation. We hope you will grace us with another visit to try our signature COMO Shambhala Massage and our signature holistic facial - COMO Shambhala Purify Holistic Facial. Using PURIFY-infused steam compresses and a warm herbal bolus massage, this treatment promotes a clear mind and leaves skin feeling totally fresh and hydrated.

Till then, we wish you the best.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

It was a great experience. The staff are amazing, the views and the service provided was exceptional. Came there with my family for a day and didn't regret it, the place is tranquil and beautiful. I hope that COMO will keep it up )

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Liliya S
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Santiago S, General Manager at COMO Shambhala Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Liliya S,

Warmest greetings from COMO Shambhala Estate!

Thank you for sharing your one day visit in this forum. We sensed that you have done well in exploring what The Estate has to offer in terms of its services, peaceful surroundings and the pure Balinese grace in that short of time.

On your second visit (we hope there will be one), you might want to consider a longer time to explore The Estate – maybe joining one of our wellness programme to gain more benefits from staying with us?

Till then, we wish you the best.

Kind regards,
Santiago

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Additional Information about COMO Shambhala Estate

Address: Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod | Payangan, Ubud, Payangan 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Payangan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Payangan
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Payangan
#3 Luxury Hotel in Payangan
#3 Spa Hotel in Payangan
Price Range: $606 - $1,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — COMO Shambhala Estate 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
COMO Shambhala Estate is a residential health retreat with luxury villa-style accommodations near Ubud, Bali. This ‘Retreat for Change’ is a place to relax and improve wellbeing. State-of-the-art wellness facilities include a Vitality pool, private treatment areas beside the River Ayung, a climbing wall, gym, Pilates studio and yoga pavilion. The Estate’s Resident Experts, who all support the 360-degree approach to wellness, include a Yoga Master, Ayurvedic Doctor and guides for outdoor activities, with nutritional menus by COMO Shambhala Cuisine. The range of suites and villas, perched above the Balinese jungle, suits independent guests, couples, or small groups. ... more   less 
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