COMO Shambhala Estate is well-regarded as one of the world’s best properties for its unique health retreat experience in a very beautiful location near Ubud.
My experience started with a warm welcome and the place felt very special right from the start. I was right after escorted to a beautiful Terrace Suite which wasn’t the most luxurious I have stayed in, but the design and location made it feel very special. It had outdoor bathtub and rainshower as the highlights and specially produced bathroom amenities.
The food is always important when staying in a remote location and it exceeded my expectations with focus on healthy, high quality ingredients including organic vegetables. The ala carte breakfast is world class and one of the better ones I’ve had in my travels. It is easy to see a big difference food quality between COMO Shambhala and many of the other top resorts in Bali.
The service is always the most important thing and Bali rarely disappoints. Mainly because the locals are so passionate, friendly, well-trained and smiling. COMO Shambhala delivers some of the best service you can experience in any Balinese resort and thereby also in the world. The butlers are top professional and the service level in especially the restaurants are very personalized and surely the best I’ve experienced in Bali together with The Chedi Club. For me it makes a big difference only having 30 rooms total compared to other great resorts in Bali with a much higher amount of rooms.
Finally its worth to mention their impressive state-of-art wellness facilities, beautiful swimming pool and also a note for the smoking policy. Smoking is not allowed anywhere, except in a very small smoking area and I can only hope other Balinese resorts will follow their concept. I rank COMO Shambhala as a fantastic experience not only because it is fantastic, but also because I personally love their concept and can’t recommend COMO Shambhala enough for even the most discerning traveller.
My opinion: Fantastic experience.