For photographs and a breakdown of our trip to Ubud, click here.
For a four night stay in a Deluxe King Room we paid £136. The hotel has a two star rating on Booking.com and an 8.4 customer rating from the site – both of which I feel could have been a little higher. On arrival we were upgraded to a Suite which was an exceptionally pleasant surprise. A freshly made breakfast was prepared each morning for us according to our order, with fresh local coffee and watermelon juice, pancakes or eggs and plenty of fresh fruit.
The photographs for this particular review speak for themselves, but nonetheless I’ll say the decor of this hotel was sublime. It was very typical of Bali; white walls with different woods throughout the room. An outdoor bathroom with a beautiful stone bath, sink and wall and a bamboo balcony facing onto palms. The best part of our room was the natural light that flooded it. Both outward facing corners were made entirely of glass allowing both a stunning view whilst retaining privacy from our neighbours. The pool area was one of the most beautifully decorated I’ve ever seen. Everything about it was very angular, including the plants that framed it. The white of the exterior walls was stark against the greens, blues and reds of the plants all around. No attention to detail had been spared here and it made for such a beautiful stay.
The hotel was located on the busy Jalan Bisma which is filled with hotels, restaurants, bars and supermarkets. Just further along the road, away from the hustle, are paddy fields and small farms. Less than a ten minute walk from the Monkey Forest and around fifteen from the Campuhan Ridge Walk, although it’s set back in it’s own little sanctuary of silence it’s within walking distance to everything you’d want to visit in the town.
The cheapest option in this hotel is a Deluxe King Room which is decorated in a very similar manner to the more expensive rooms, and also has a small balcony overlooking the reception and pool areas. The intermediate room is the Superior King Room which is slightly more spacious, again decorated similarly. The suite, in my opinion, is worth the extra money for the size of balcony, proximity to the pool area and outdoor bathroom area. Our suite had an outdoor eating area, a very sizeable wardrobe and a large vanity unit. As well as this, it had a fridge freezer tucked underneath a beautiful solid wood shelf that ran across the main wall. Fresh water was supplied every day, as were fresh towels and and a replenishing of the teas and coffees. Another huge plus about this room was the air conditioning – however frivolous that may sound. The humidity in Ubud is, at times, unbearable, and it was fantastic to go back to a nice cool hotel room, despite the indoor-outdoor space and size of the room.
Both in and outdoor spaces of the suite were spotless. The maid service went above and beyond every day to organise the room, balcony and paths.
Overall a wonderful stay at a beautiful hotel. Perfect balance of indoor and outdoor space which made me feel like I was out in the open while retaining my privacy. Helpful, informative and friendly staff made the stay even more pleasant. We would definitely use this accommodation upon return to Ubud.