- Style Multi-cultural colonial mansion
- Setting Jimbaran coconut grove
With only three rooms to its name, The Shaba hotel spared nothing in creating its colonial mansion, classically designed with all the modern perks, snuggled into Jimbaran’s beachside mangroves in south Bali. A personal butler guarantees superlative service, and details like the weather teak patina flooring and hanging lanterns that sway romantically from the terracotta roof ensure priceless beauty wherever your eye wanders.
Need to know
- Rooms Three: two en suite deluxe rooms and a master suite. If you want you can rent the whole villa (as a three-suite piece, so to speak).
- Rates Double rooms from $215.00, excluding tax at 20 per cent.
- More details Rates include breakfast, afternoon tea and one-way airport transfer.
- Facilities Full butler service, spa, library, DVD/CD selection, free WiFi throughout, billiard table. In rooms: plasma TV, DVD player, Bose sound system, pre-loaded iPod, bespoke Banyu Spa toiletries.
- Poolside Decked with chunky teak and adorned with vast double sun beds, the area beside the 18-metre lap pool is made for lounging over cocktails, or even dinner – there's a full dining table too.
- Check–out Midday. Later check-out can be arranged, subject to availability.
Children Under-12s stay free; extra beds can be provided for older children at US$75 a night. Children's menus, packed lunches and high chairs are available from the restaurant and babysitting can be organised for US$3 an hour.
- Hotel closed No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 31 March 2014, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
- Eco‐friendly The hotel uses eco-friendly toiletries, recycles where possible and is a key player in Jimbaran village life.
- Also The Shaba has a fleet of bicycles available for exploring the village and environs, but if pedal power proves a turn off, it can arrange a horse and cart.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Each of the Shaba's three rooms radiates colonial glamour. The two Deluxe Rooms are positioned on either side of the central courtyard, opposite the stone fountain. At the head of the courtyard, the vast Master Suite shares its fellow rooms' 12-foot ceilings, freestanding claw-foot baths and antique teak floors. Expect Venetian mirrors, weathered wooden furniture, and calming, coconut-grove views.
- Packing tips From bikes to beach bags, the hotel can provide almost anything you're likely to need – even sarongs, sandals and sun hats for mooching by the pool.
- Also The Henna Spa is set above a lotus pond and offers an array of tantalising treatments, including massages for adults and children, flower baths, and manicures. Go for the three-hour Traditional Royal Ritual treatment if you're feeling indulgent.
Food and drink at The Shaba
- Hotel restaurant A global smorgasbord of dishes with a southeast Asian bias is served at Asam Garam, the Shaba's irresistibly rustic restaurant. The curry-marinated scallops and five spice crème brûlée are particular triumphs.
- Dress code Relaxed but rarefied.
- Top table Plump for the poolside dining table for starlit-sky, moonlight-on-the-water romance levels.
- Last orders Asam Garam closes at 10pm and the butlers go off duty at 11pm, but the villa kitchen is open 24-hours a day so you'll never be short of snacking opportunities.
- Room service Your butler is on hand between 6am and 11pm to perform every feasible request.
- Hotel bar The bar at Shaba is nowhere and everywhere; your butler can rustle you up a cocktail wherever you wish. Try the signature Shaba, a fruity champagne affair.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More details