The rooms are are grouped together in lots of 4 and with each block having their own theme and style. The grounds are incredible and even thought it appears as natural forest, it’s constantly groomed to the point where dead branches in the forest are cut down and grass trimmed by staff with handle held clippers!
The food is typical of Como Hotels with raw food options and lots of other healthy options, however if you want something a little more standard they will cater for that also.
We have stayed in 5 different Como Hotels and love them. Each is different however this one is extra special. Should also mention the spa, very cool.
Would highly recommend.
Room Tip: Make sure you walk the grounds and make the effort to walk down to the river, beautiful.
Spent 3 nights at this luscious resort and wish I could have stated longer. There are barely the right words to describe how immaculately designed and run this resort is. The spa by far provided some of the most indulgent services I have ever received in my life. Even if one were to stay at this property and do nothing but sit and view the jungle that would be enough. The environment is a paradise away from Ubud and within the grasp of natures own beauty. Activities were incredible, the main guide Gede spectacular and knowledgeable. Personal assistant was also extremely helpful and kind. The yoga teacher was full of joy and skill who I wish I could have class with each day!
While the cost to stay is certainly one of the most expensive in the area it is worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY. Save your money and don’t stay in Ubud, go to this unique property against the green forest and rushing river for memories that will stay with you forever.
Stayed August 2016, travelled solo
My title says it all – I wanna stay at Como Shambhala forever! Love everything about this hotel especially how not commercial it is unlike many other resorts in Bali out there. It was Valentines Day when my husband and I visited, we asked if there’s any special celebration we could arrange they said they just had no such thing. But instead they helped arrange a really nice dinner at Como Uma (another Como hotel in Ubud city) and even had driver to take us there and wait for us.
The most amazing thing of Como Shambhala is definitely its tranquil surrounding and I kept thinking I was at the Avatar movie set. The panoramic view of the forest and sky was mad and you can enjoy it in every single corner from this resort. We stayed at one of the two bedrooms private villa because by the time we booked everything was almost sold out. To be honest the 2 bedroom villa was not as nice as the other rooms, I guess it’s probably the least use room so the decor wasn’t as great as the others. The furniture and bathroom were only 4 stars standard. But the bedding was nice and we slept very well during our 6 nights stay. Tho the furnishings weren’t exciting, the size of the villa was of the biggest we have ever stayed! It featured two and a half levels and the private swimming pool was really big!
Second most amazing thing about Como Shambhala must be its wellness program and we did enjoy every single treatment we had especially the chakra healing and Indian head massage. I especially liked therapist Erica and I almost used her for all of my treatments. She has the greatest and magical hands to help you relax! 🙂
Oh and did I mention their FOOD!!!!! They basically have new dishes everyday and all of them were delicious! We especially enjoyed their cold and hot soups. Their wide range of juices was also super impressive and tasty as well!
Really did enjoy our stay there and we must be back for sure! Thank you team Como Shambhala!!!