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Excellent hotel and spa. Very peaceful and tranquil. Good location on a deserted beach. The hotel has a very attractive pool. The dining area is lovely and the food outstanding. The spa treatments were amazing!
Beautiful Resort, Delicious Food, Outstanding Service & a Killer View
The journey took us 2.5 hours from downtown Kuta before arriving at our Spa Tembok Bali destination as we had made a couple of stops in between in a luxury vehicle. During the journey, we were each given bottled mineral water & prepacked “Rojak”, a delicious local fruit & vegetable salad dish comprising of pineapple & cucumber cuts with spicy sauce. There were also cold hand towels for our use. Our driver was very friendly & accommodating. He had made some stops along the way so that I could purchase whatever was required. In addition, he had also showed us some beautiful spots which were photo-op worthy. Among them were the terraced rice fields & Mount Agung. We arrived just before 4:00 pm & were greeted by the staff warmly, given a welcome drink & a cold towel. Furthermore, we were treated to a foot bath, head, neck & shoulder massage at the lobby area for 30 minutes. Soon after the check-in process, we were escorted to our room by the Manager who explained what our package entailed & the itinerary throughout our stay. Our room was simply beautiful & cosy. The décor was rustic Balinese & our sliding door opened up to the garden & nearby pool. There was no internet or television as the point was to reconnect with ourselves, partner, surroundings & nature. An electric mosquito repellent was also thoughtfully provided amongst a wicker bag, torchlight & umbrella for our use. Unfortunately, there was no hand bidet in the bathroom which was quite upsetting. We had freshened-up & was ready for our complimentary 50-minute body massage. We were told to change into the fisherman’s pants & top which were in the wardrobe & head-over to the Spa treatment room. It was only 5 minutes from our room by foot. Upon arrival, we were treated to some frozen grapes & watermelon on a skewer taken out from a fridge. Soon after, our tired bodies were being kneaded & pampered by the talented masseuse. We were given a choice of premium essential oils to use & the freedom to choose either soft, medium or hard massage strokes. I started off with hard & gradually changed to medium as the masseuse’s deft fingers were strong & she had a lot of strength in her. The music in the room was soothing & I was close to dozing off. It was truly wonderful being pampered with daily body massage. We were joined by our 2 friends later on for dinner. The restaurant offers ala-carte menu which changes every single day. We were allowed to have a starter, main dish & dessert for lunch & dinner. Though the main dish looked little, we were surprised to find ourselves full to the brink. The food quality was superb & tasty due to the fresh ingredients used. Meals were crafted & prepared from the day’s catch. As for breakfast, it was either a choice of continental or local breakfast & a basket of soft rolls. We were also given complimentary “jamu” drinks. “Jamu” are local herbal medicinal drinks. We got up early the next morning to catch the morning sunrise cruise. Each boat was only seated for 3 people, the boatman & a couple. It was the same for the sunset cruise. Personally, I had enjoyed the sunrise better than the sunset. It was such a spectacular view & experience. Our feet were comfortable & felt relaxed as Crocs sandals were provided before we boarded the boat. Our boatman offered us bottled mineral water & snacks too. Since we wanted to enjoy the view to the max, we did not eat during the cruise. Instead, we took them back to our rooms for later. Spa Tembok Bali also provides complimentary & chargeable activities for its customers. However, we decided to indulge in the complimentary ones which included the star-gazing activity at night after dinner. We would lie on our backs on a huge bed-like float in the swimming pool to enjoy the stars & night while listening to soothing music in the background. It was a perfect end before bed. When we got back into our room, we found our bath tub filled with rose petals for a quick dip every night as well. It was probably prepared during the turn-down service. The next complimentary activity took place the next day after lunch. Two lovely staff taught us how to make our own body scrub. It was very hands-on & we brought it back to our rooms to use for later. The resort’s gym was a good size filled with cardio machines & dumb-bells. There was a xylophone for us to harness our musical talent as well. We were there for less than an hour as we wanted to get ready for dinner. Our best place would be the infinity swimming pool & the gazebo or pavilion area which were surrounded by majestic palm trees. The swimming pool was strategically located. It was facing the ocean. You could hear the waves from down below & enjoy the ocean breeze at the same time. If you’re lucky, you might be able to spot the fishermen in their “sampans” coming back from the day’s work too. As for me, I was totally delighted by the thatched roof open wall pavilions which offered a cool shade underneath the hot sun during the day. My partner & I had dozed off in the evening in one of the pavilions. They were very comfortable with pillows & drapes on the side for a little privacy. Check-out was a breeze. Since we were so happy & appreciative with the service provided by all the staff, my partner decided to give each staff a tip, especially the 2 masseuse & those who had served us at the restaurant. They had greeted us like friends & took really good care of us. Before we left the resort, each of us were given a boiled egg in a small weaved container. However, we weren’t sure of its significance or what it meant. Furthermore, the gong was also struck to inform our departure from the Hotel. We had our same driver driving us back to the airport which was good. Overall, this Spa Tembok Bali is probably the best boutique hotel that we’ve ever come across. We will definitely be back as the place is simply magical. It is there that we were able to unwind, relax & simply be one with nature. It was very peaceful, serene & picturesque. Interestingly enough, most hotel guests found it easy to bond with one another. Everyone was happy, contented & enjoyed the laidback atmosphere. It is no wonder that Spa Tembok Bali has such a loyal clientele list. They always come back yet again.
Most relaxing holiday ever ( and we travel a lot )
My wife and I can highly recommend this resort as a perfect place to have a quiet , non touristy , authentic Balinese holiday. It’s not for those seeking a shopping or active holiday but rather a quiet, calming and soothing holiday. A place to do yoga, exercise, read and enjoy the magnificent surrounds and pristine ocean. The pool is fantastic, the grounds are lovely and the food and staff magnificent. Thank you for a wonderful holiday to all staff , The daily massage was a highlight . Fond regards j n k Dyk
Stripped back simplicity
When you come to leave Tembok there are two things of note: firstly you are gifted some hard-boiled eggs as a symbol of rejuvenation and rebirth, and the gong is sounded that can be heard throughout the resort as a signal of farewell. Both symbolise the full experience you get when you stay at the Tembok Spa. Everything is stripped back to its bare simplicity. Focus is put to the things that matter: peace and quiet set against the backdrop of sounds from the sea and nature. Nothing is too much trouble as staff respond quickly to any requests and soon get to know the things you like to ensure everything is to your taste. Tembok is a compact resort set in a horse-shoe shape around a bay with a tranquility pool that faces off into the cool, blue, distant horizon. The views from all the rooms are therefore pretty great and the rolling ocean can be heard throughout the day and night. Each room has a small balcony with a two-seater sofa and we sat there each morning with a cup of coffee before we kicked off the day. We liked the garden room which opened up directly onto the grounds and was a short walk away from the pool, the beach and the restaurant. This is the cheapest option. There are larger suites on the first floor and two stand-alone villas with their own pagodas set off to the side. Although interestingly we noted that most of the guests in the private villas chose mostly to sit by the poolside and join in the lighthearted banter. The restaurant is excellent and at first we were worried that there was going to be a lack of variety but every day the menu changes for lunch and dinner and the kitchen is very open to adjusting dishes to your taste. All the food was freshly cooked and fruits and vegetables were served at their best. Vegetarian and vegan options were available each day and there was always a raw vegetable option. The ice-creams were made fresh and the flavours were out of this world. Mostly they were served with the desserts but you could just go for them on their own. When we booked, we did not really pay attention to the fact that our package (all-in) also included a daily Spa treatment but it was very welcome and the program is varied so there is very little chance of getting bored. Lastly we were lucky enough that our stay coincided with the visiting guest yoga teacher who works on the global circuit and has 1000s of hours of teaching experience. The classes were tailored to the students in the group and we really learnt a lot. We stayed for two weeks and achieved our mission: total switch-off; couple and book-reading time and full relaxation. We recommend it and hope to come again!
Luxurious and relaxing
My friend and I stayed here for a week. We booked via a Luxury Escapes package, and were blown away by the value. We had an amazing experience - high quality and rejuvenating in every way. If you are seeking a place to truly relax and unwind in luxury and peace, this is absolutely it. We enjoyed spa treatments every day, beautiful chef prepared meals three times a day, gorgeous pool and outlook onto the sea, a visit to the nearby Les waterfalls, snorkelling and observing wildlife in the black sand beach, classes, cultural performances, and many other fantastic offerings. One day we went into Ubud for a day - it was SO nice to return to the peace and luxury of the resort at the end of the busy day and be away from all the other tourists! I need to especially highlight and thank all the resort staff - every single staff member is incredibly lovely and does everything within their power to make your stay an absolute joy in every way. Thank you all for your upmost hospitality and service. We have no criticisms whatsoever and I cannot recommend the resort more highly to anyone looking for a truly relaxing and five star experience in Bali.
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