I am glad of the review here and able to give information about our hotel, our village and a visit to Bali. I must say firstly Bali is known for the "Island of the Gods" and also having more Temples than actual homes... so everywhere in Bali are Temples. We are in a fishing village on the Amed coast, visiting is like going back in time, and very unlike the experience of being in the southern areas where village life has been cleansed and replaced with concrete high rise hotels and grid lock on most of the roads. So there are ceremonies all over Bali on a continual basis for a variety of events in the Hindu religion, most visitors are aware they are visiting a country with a unique and colourful faith and traditions. There will be noises, music, chants etc for all ceremonies, some can last for 3 days....though this chant mentioned here is a 2 minute tape recording coming from the Village Temple at 6am... we have had thousands of guests staying with us over the years at Life in Amed and this is the very first person to complain, ever.... so we did not want to loose your booking and you to be comfortable, so my manager Made went to have a meeting with the "Maksan" which is like going to your town "Mayor" to ask if the speaker could be lowered for this guest...can you imagine going to your City Hall, getting a private meeting to turn down your church bells or something similar, that is how lovely my staff are.... then Made and other members of my staff went to the Village Temple, which is a Holy Place of Worship for them , to turn down the speaker... I refunded this guest for the remainder of days, upon leaving he said everything else was perfect, (the house is stunning)..just the 2 minute chant was disturbing him... in Bali most people rise at 4 to 5am to go to the markets and cook for the day, our fishermen go fishing, there are chickens in Bali, there are spontaneous processions...if you had even looked outside his window he would have seen the most spectaular sunrises at 6am, fishing boats in the distance... so I apologize that we did not meet your expecations and hopefully most people see beyond this review and check out our other reviews on Tripadvisor for Life in Amed.. the one directly after this guest left "Perfect, relaxed stay at the beach"... Amed is a relatively new tourism area , if you have an adventurous spirit, a person that likes to feel connected to the community, peel back the layers of our busy Western lives and see simplicity around them please come, children also love it here,...there will be ceremonies, we do our best to inform our guests when they could be happening and everyone is invited to join in and be a guest within our village. Amed is not more everyone, though most people are charmed. Thank you for your review .