Hotel Highlights

  • Full butler service, from the moment you touch down at the airport
  • Home-from-home comforts, fabulous private pool
  • Relaxed dining and drinking at Eternal restaurant
  • Five minutes to Canggu surf beach; 20 minutes to Seminyak

Overview

Surfers have been in on the secret for years, but now luxury hounds also have a reason to seek out laid-back Canggu Beach. Bali boutique hotel Ametis Villa brings sophistication to this seaside haunt, with pool-toting villas, 24-hour butler service and relaxed wining and dining, just 20 minutes from buzzy Seminyak.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Ametis Villa with us:

10 per cent off the à la carte menu and spa menu. SilverSmiths also get a jar of home-made jam; GoldSmiths get a sunset tour to Tanah Lot temple by private car

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at Ametis Villa

Flash sales: 34% off Advance purchase 28% off Limited-time offer: 35% off Advance purchase: 25% off Three-night Easter escape

Facilities

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Need To Know

Rooms

14 villas.

Check–out

Noon; check-in, 2pm. For late check-out up to 6pm, 50 per cent of the nightly rate is charged. After 6pm, the full rate applies.

Rates

Double rooms from $595.04, excluding tax at 21 per cent.

More details

Rates include breakfast, private return airport transfers, welcome cocktail, a 30-minute massage, afternoon tea, sunset cocktail and canapés, fruit, minibar with soft drinks and beer, and Seminyak shuttle service.

Also

Book a couple's treatment room at Ruby Spa for a pampering session à deux.

At the hotel

Ruby Spa, gardens, CD/DVD library, 24-hour butler service, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock with preloaded iPod, coffee machine, kitchen utensils, beach bag, Ametis Original toiletries.

Our favourite rooms

Bali meets Morocco in these breezy pavilions, where cool stone and exposed timbers are offset by lavish fabrics and candle-lit lanterns. The open-plan living areas with gourmet kitchens, spa-style bathrooms and bedrooms with king-size platform beds are grouped around a generous central pool. Premier Villas are perfectly suited to honeymooners; plump for an Imperial Villa if you're after extra space.

Poolside

No need to jump out of bed to bag the best poolside spot here... At the heart of each villa lies your very own aquamarine swimming pool, surrounded by a lounger-topped sundeck and tropical gardens.

Packing tips

From beach bags to bug spray, you'll want for nothing at Ametis Villa. Pack light and save space in your bag for all the booty you'll score on Seminyak shopping trips.

Also

Smoking is permitted but pets aren't allowed.

Children

Ametis Villa is only suitable for children aged 12 and up.

Food & Drink

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Hotel Restaurant

Using spanking-fresh ingredients from the cool hills of Bedugul and seafood sourced daily from Jimbaran Bay, Eternal restaurant offers home-style dining in an open-sided dining room. Balinese specialties include ayam sune cekuh (grilled chicken with turmeric), udang kapit (prawns with ginger, coconut and chilli) and spicy beef rendang curry.

Hotel Bar

Settle into a cream-coloured couch at Eternal for cocktails and canapés come sunset. Order drinks to enjoy in your villa, or if you feel like mingling sip a refreshing mojito in the open-air lobby. 

Last orders

The woks are kept firing and drinks are shaken and stirred until 11pm.

Room service

A global range of dishes – from beef burgers to Balinese satay – can be delivered to your villa 24 hours a day.

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Top table

A table for two on the terrace, or for a more intimate affair dial up a 'Bali by Candlelight' dinner in the privacy of your villa.

Local Guide

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Eat, drink, see, do: local favourites and more…

Local restaurants

For flavour-packed breakfasts and zesty Asian salads, head to OM Beach Lounge Restaurant on Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong (+62 (0)361 960 4121), where banana pancakes and Thai beef salads are served in a bright and breezy cabana by the sea.

 

In nearby Seminyak, Métis Restaurant (Jalan Kayu Aya; +62 (0)361 736 969) is an elegant indoor-outdoor eatery with French-Mediterranean flair. 

Local bars

Seminyak party spot Ku Dé Ta (Jalan Kayu Aya 9, Seminyak; +62 (361) 736 969) continues to draw the cool kids to its beachfront locale for cocktails, dance tunes and seriously good grub, such as seared baby lobster and wagyu short ribs in bordelaise sauce. 

 

Close by, Potato Head Beach Club (Jalan Petitenget; +62 (361) 473 7979) is a breezy restaurant/bar, with palm-dotted lawns and an infinity pool leading down to the ocean. The standout feature is a curvaceous ampitheatre crafted from hundreds of 18th-century teak shutters. 

Local cafés

Holidaying Aussies will now find a familiar face on the Canggu café scene. From the team behind Sydney's Deus ex Machina comes Deus Bali (Jalan Batu Balong; +62 (361) 368 3385), delivering knockout coffee and delicious Thai snacks. Action junkies can also score a new surfboard or custom-made motorbike at this hip hangout, dubbed the Temple of Enthusiasm. 

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Canggu attitude

Ametis Villa

Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, Bali, 80361

Ametis Villa is located in the sleepy coastal village of Canggu, a 20-minute drive from the bars and boutiques of Seminyak.

Planes

South of capital Denpasar, Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport (www.baliairport.com) is served by carriers including Garuda, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Air Asia and JAL. You can buy a Visa on Arrival, if required, which costs US$25 for 30 days payable in cash. Private car transfers for the 45-minute drive north-west to the hotel are included in the room rate.

Automobiles

Tackling Bali's bumpy, traffic-thronged roads isn't for the faint-hearted. If you plan to go exploring, ask the hotel to arrange a chauffeur-driven car for you.

Other

Helicopter transfers from Bali's airport to the hotel can be arranged at additional cost.

Reviews

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Anonymous review

by Philip Gaedicke , Cool creator

From Berlin to Bali...

Berlin is cool, as everyone knows by now. You can party for three days in a row in endless underground clubs and bars. Loads of artists and creatives from all over the world call the city home. It’s rough, it’s dirty, it’s real. But what if you want nice? You go to Bali – and not anywhere in Bali, but to Ametis Villa.

Ametis Villa i...

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Ametis Villa

Anonymous review by Philip Gaedicke, Cool creator

From Berlin to Bali...

Berlin is cool, as everyone knows by now. You can party for three days in a row in endless underground clubs and bars. Loads of artists and creatives from all over the world call the city home. It’s rough, it’s dirty, it’s real. But what if you want nice? You go to Bali – and not anywhere in Bali, but to Ametis Villa.

Ametis Villa is the ideal escape. Located in the lovely coastal area of Canggu, near Seminyak, it is the exact opposite of Berlin: it’s perfect. Unimposing from the outside, it’s immediately obvious that this is not your average Balinese hotel. Arriving at the car park we’re welcomed by a small, kind Indonesian man who accompanies us to the reception. Rather than typical rooms, the retreat offers a collection of exclusive villa compounds designed with the highest standards of luxury and quality.

First up, we’re assigned a butler who is at our service 24/7. His name is Wadu and he greets us with a big smile. Speaking faultless English, he guides us through the property’s paths, decorated with beautiful flowers and surrounded by bamboo trees. Once in a while we spy big, gleaming wooden doors, which we assume are the entrances to the different villas.

Finally, we reach our own private paradise and the wooden door to our exclusive sanctuary swings open. We walk down a little track until we see an airy house, at least six metres high, with a generous veranda. There’s a large modern open kitchen and a lounge equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system and TV. Wood meets marble in the sleek interiors, which feel like one of those house shoots that you’d usually only see in design magazines such as Architectural Digest or Wallpaper. Right in front of the kitchen and living area is a huge pool furnished with Dedon loungers. Behind it we check out the chic master bedroom that’s the ultimate in indulgence; large floor-to-ceiling windows, a marble bathroom equipped with a big tub overlooking the pool and an outdoor shower where you can look out at the stars. It feels bizarre to be here. It’s just too idyllic. So not Berlin!

You know when you visit nice hotels and restaurants and you’re really impressed by the interior, but you always find something that you would have done differently? Well, not in this case. We try really hard to spot something that we can complain about (it’s a German thing I guess), but design-wise it’s a dream. Every little detail is just right and so well implemented. Ametis Villa is the kind of place that you don’t want to leave.

Bali boasts so much to see, from culture to nature, but for us being there meant an escape from everyday life. An escape from society. A holiday from worries. The service is as splendid as the wide array of food on offer. We even receive our favorite daily German newspaper with our names on it every morning.

The only surreal moment in our serene stay is when I have my celebrity moment. Passing reception one day I have a chat with the hotel manager who kindly explains the whole history and concept of Ametis Villa. At the end of our conversation, she hesitates but then says, ‘Sorry to ask, but are you Cash Warren?’
‘Cash Warren?,’ I respond, ‘Who is Cash Warren?’
‘Jessica Alba’s boyfriend!,’ she replies.

Damn, I should have gone for it, I think to myself. There are worse things in life than being Jessica Alba’s boyfriend I guess. Unfortunately, I have to disappoint her, but luckily she did still talk to me afterwards.

The last word in charm, Ametis Villa is a private paradise for people who appreciate design and a certain way of living. It delivers complete comfort, but in such a way that you don’t feel like you’re at home but rather that you’re experiencing a lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of – albeit one you perhaps can’t find in edgier-than-thou Berlin...

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel with us, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Ametis Villa 's Guestbook below.

 

BlackSmith

Stayed on 25 Apr 2012

The hospitality and accommodation are amazing. Bali is a country of wonderfully welcoming people and Gustut was a charming and attentive butler. I didn't stay here long enough, but I loved the cookery lesson from the chef in my own villa. Be warned though – if you want to go to the market with him you'll need to be ready for 4am, but you can do it without the market tour. The Balinese massage was awesome, though you may want to negotiate extra time upfront, because it's a dry massage and 30 minutes isn't really long enough if you are all knotted up. Don't be afraid to negotiate the cookery menu with what's planned for your dinner. Wish I had gone to the temple, but sunsets on the beach are spectacular, with the black sand sparkling like diamonds.

Rating: 8/10 stars