At The Samara the five star service begins even before you arrive. Bali offers many interesting and very diverse activities for all tastes and ages. You can safely book with us any of the following services and avoid the hassle of having to refer to multiple people for your activities, or having to give your credit card details to too many companies, especially if doing so online. In addition, we only book with the companies that we trust, with the highest feedback rating, and that provide the best quality service. In this way, you can avoid the risks of booking a less reliable company and having your vacation ruined.
Let us manage all your bookings, and everything will be easily charged to your room bill. Upon departure, choose your preferred method of payment: credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Amex), cash in any currency, PayPal. Everything in total safety and comfort at our front desk.
Our staff is working 24 hours a day for you, 7 days a week.
Check-in and check-out at any time of the night, or request any service you may need (this may subject to a surcharge).
At The Samara somebody is always ready to assist you, no matter how bright the stars are shining.
We like to call it “candlelight service.”
Airport shuttle – Not just a taxi. Our fluent English speaking hotel driver will comfortably escort you to The Samara in a clean, comfortable and air-conditioned car. He will also help you with the check-in procedure if arriving after 10pm.
The shuttle service must be reserved in advance and is available 24/7.
Night surcharge (between 10pm and 6am) IDR150.000
Sightseeing tours – Visit Bali in a clean, comfortable and air-conditioned car. Our driver will not only escort you around, but will also explain to you in perfect English everything you will see and will answer all the questions you may have about the culture, history, geography, religion, and nature of Bali.
You manage your own tour: you decide at what time you want to leave, and you decide where you want to go. If you don’t know what to visit, we will then be happy to recommend you our best available tours. All tours last a minimum of 6 hours, and a maximum of 10 hours.
Please note that our drivers will not be allowed to enter tourist sites with you, but will be happy to explain what you are going to visit before you go inside. Entrance tickets to tourist sites are not included in the tours.
Foreign language drivers can be available (at a surcharge). Please inquire before booking
Price: from IDR650.000 – IDR1.200.000
Trekking tour (Batur – Agung) – Climb to Batur or to Agung and enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Indonesia from the top of the two volcanoes.
The trekking tour to Batur leaves at 2am, and you will be escorted by our driver to the starting point of the climb to the top of the caldera, at approximately 1400m of altitude, to be back in time for breakfast at around 8:30am
Price: IDR600.000 per person (min. 2 persons)
Trekking tour to Agung
The trekking tour to Agung is much longer and much more difficult, as you need to climb up to 3000m of altitude. This tour must be reserved well ahead of time.
Fast boats - We know how difficult it is to trust a local company and choose the right one, in order to travel safely and comfortably, especially when in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. We can help you book fast boat tickets to the main destinations such as Lombok, Nusa Lembongan, the Gili islands, and so on.
Price: from IDR600.000 depending on the destination
Relax - You can’t leave Bali without a massage. Bali is famous for the several massage and healing techniques, other than the relaxing benefits of it. You can venture out yourself and discover the many spas available around town, or you can trust us and visit the ones we know being the best ones, with the best value for money.
Alternatively, if you really want to indulge, you can choose to have a massage in the comfort and privacy of your room or villa, without having to leave The Samara’s premises. We have several treatments that you can choose from, listed in your room.
Price: from IDR250.000/hour
Bike rental and tours - Please refer to our “bike hotel” page for more info about cycling options
Scooter rental – A scooter is the fastest way to move around town and the surroundings. We can rent one to you at a rate of IDR100.000/day, helmet included. Please be aware that you are required by Indonesian law to have an International Driving License with you, other that a passport and the original scooter document (that we will provide). We are not responsible for any problem or fine in which you may incur if you fail to show all required documents to the Police when instructed to do so. Please remember that driving in Bali is left handed, and that traffic laws are very different from the ones you are used to back at home. Therefore, driving in Bali can be quite challenging, other than very dangerous. Please consider all options before venturing out by yourself on a scooter.
Cooking classes - With such a great choice of unique local ingredients, you will definitely want to learn how to cook Indonesian and Balinese. Join one of the most respected and trusted cooking schools in Ubud, and learn how to choose your ingredients and how to use them to prepare a beautiful meal. And you’ll get to eat it too!
Rafting - Great rivers and clean water means lots of fun when it comes to rafting. An experience that is suitable to anyone, and a memory to bring back home. Try Agung or Telaga Waja rivers, have fun and do not hesitate to jump in the water (where allowed) for a real dip in the Balinese waters.
Flights - Flying in Indonesia can be cheaper and safer than riding a boat. Unfortunately, some of the local airlines such as Lion Air and Sriwijaya, do not accept foreign credit cards, but only cards issued in Indonesia. Therefore, we can book the tickets for you, and you can leave quickly for your next destination, stress free.
Price: IDR50.000 agency fee, to add to your ticket price (starting at IDR255.000 for a flight to Lombok)