Spa Semara Bali

In case you haven’t heard – or read – I’m one of three idiots who did not do extensive research before coming to Bali. You can read more about it in Idiots in Bali (Part 1)With nothing in mind but a day to waste, Rahman (our newfound friend;  read how we met him in that previous link too) asked if we wanted to go for a Spa.

Hell yeah, of course! He brought us to Spa Semara, this is not to be confused with Semara Spa. Again, I went there with no expectations, whatsoever.

Judging from this, you can tell that the place has been around for quite a while.

Judging from this, you can tell that the place has been around for quite a while.

Rahman was there with us all along. Upon seeing a man who looks very much like Star Trek’s Mr Spock (facial features, haircut and built), Rahman told us to keep quiet.  That, we did. I heard Rahman telling Mr Spock that we’re his friends! Ahh that’s comforting to know. How sweet! We barely know each other! We were given a tray of oils to choose for the massage.

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My lady friend and my room.

Our room.

This is me saying goodbye before detaching myself from reality for two hours. The soothing music tickles my ears and got me into a trance. I have never felt such relaxation. I was a princess, on top of the world.

Sayonara!  (That should be a wave instead of the double peace sign.)

Sayonara!
(That should be a wave instead of the double peace sign.)

After the good massage, we cleanse ourselves.

I was hoping for more flowers, but it's okay.

I was hoping for more flowers, but it’s okay.

I love being in a sauna. I only love the heat when I'm in a sauna, not when I'm under the sun, etc. I think saunas are refreshing and purifying.

I love being in a sauna. I only love the heat when I’m in a sauna, not when I’m under the sun, etc. I think saunas are refreshing and purifying.

The Jacuzzi isn’t so big but it’s enough for us. However, I don’t think I’ll be comfortable if there are strangers around…

Jacuzzi!

Jacuzzi!

Lovely pool. Wish it was bigger, but it's enough for us.

Lovely pool. Wish it was bigger, but it’s enough for us.

Before we left, three cups of hot ginger tea awaited us. The ginger is strong and overwhelming, I like that.

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The last picture of my series of bad ones! Guess I was too immersed with relaxing.

We were surprised to see Rahman waiting for us. Honestly, I wouldn’t stay for two hours just to wait for three idiots I barely know. Unbeknownst to us, a taxi is waiting to ferry us back to the hotel! FOR FREE!

The damage done: IDR150,000 / SGD19 / USD15

Price: For two hours and a lot of facilities, yes I got more than I wanted! Do take note that I got this price because of Rahman. I guess it’s easier for us as we look somewhat like the locals. If you come from the other parts of the world, if you look different  I don’t think you can get that price!

Service: Great service, the people are friendly and the massage is goooooood. I like that Spa Semara offers complimentary transportation to guests staying within the Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Kuta and Sanur areas. According to their website, guests staying in Ubud or Tanah Lot are charged at USD18 per person.

Location: It’s conveniently located along a main road. Though the road outside is pretty busy, it’s a total different atmosphere once you step into Spa Semara.

It would be a perfect score but now that I’m back in Singapore and surfing the website, it’s not helping. I think a great place must always be accompanied with a great website. There are a few dead links. Apart from that, the Jacuzzi and swimming pool could be in a more private location (it’s the first thing you see after the reception counter). I’d feel uncomfortable if there are a lot of people. I mean hey, you’re swimming not in a swimsuit but sarong…and that thing can easily float away from you…

My verdict:

stars-8

Spa Semara

Jalan Blambangan No. 4,
Kuta – Bali, Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 754561
Fax: +62 361 750024
info@spasemarabali.com
www.spasemarabali.com

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