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cool place in the mountain near ubud

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cool place in the mountain near ubud

Is Ubud high enough to be relatively cool during december?

I know that mountain areas have micro climate depending on elevation etc..

We prefer to stay in ubud area but want to be in the cooler parts of this mountain area.

can anyone suggest cooler part to stay in? or is ubud still quite cool this time of year?

Thanks

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1. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

What seems relatively hot is such an individual thing.. coming from Perth you'd probably notice the humidity more than actual heat. And you're right about the micro climates. Every bit further north you go towards the mountains cools it down, particularly at night, when a cool breeze comes down from Kintamani. So choose somewhere north of Ubud and relatively exposed to breeze, not too closed in. The actual town of Ubud retains heat and feels a lot warmer, like any built up area. It's not really 'mountainous' here by the way, more hilly in that theres a lot of streams that cut gorges into a constant gentle upgrade.

What kind of budget are you? I/we could maybe suggest some places..

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our budget usd100-usd150 . In the northern area you describe. Would like a pool and to have the openess you describe , like a view into a valley.

we are two adults in our late 40's who love culture and authenticity.

we would still like to go into Ubud for evenings/days out.

Someone mentioned Villa Wastra think its located Payangan

also Tanah Merah Resort

also eco villa -Pererepan(part of awang awang).

do you know any of these properties? do you think any match our requests.

Possibly you have other recommendation.

Thank you so much for your information. my husband is recently recovering from surgery and the harsh humid heat will be difficult for him. so mild warm climate but with a coolness in the air.

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4. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

Sorry for the delay in replying, I'm out of town at the moment..

Tanah Merah certainly looks great from the site.. though I've never been there, I'm happy to o look, for you, it's a nice drive out that way.

The location is only a little north of Ubud, quite accessible by transport driver as well as their shuttle. The google map position looks quite wrong though, they often are!

Villa Wastra is quite a bit further out.

Have you looked at Alam Sari, Keliki?

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5. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

Thank you for your information. We have been also recommended a place called Bali Mountain retreat-on the eastern slopes of Mount Batukaru in Central Bali. Do you know of this property there are lots of reviews however would like your opinion.

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6. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

Yes I've been there just a few weeks ago with some visiting family, as a pretty place to be stop on our way north to go diving. Stayed two nights, one more than planned, but never saw an inch of view.. just a lot of cloud and a fair bit of rain! It was pretty, pleasant, a nice gardens, good for a totally get away from it all retreat, as it's fairly remote in a very quiet area with a pretty horrible access road. My daughter in law's motor bike broke down on the way out, took us an hour to find anyone to help. Luckily I speak a bit of Indonesian and headed off on my bike to the nearest village, she coasted it down and it got started again, but it was a bit uncomfortable feeling we could have been stranded. I'd called back to the BMR but the staff member who answered wasn't interested in coming down to help us. I think the Aussie chap who owns it is very friendly and helpful, but he was away when we were there. If you're going in a car that wouldn't concern you though

There's not really anywhere else to go once you're there apart from country walks which the weather didn't allow during out time. We spent our time talking to each other and reading, eating, which suited us, that's why we went. The rooms were really quite stylish (we stayed in the wooden central house- I even took photos of the towel arrangement!

Food was OK, rather bland but not overpriced. The massage service was patchy. An older lady there was good, the younger girl seemed to be totally untrained, I actually stopped the massage after about 10 mins.

There's a mirrored yoga studio there that is a bonus if you want to do some stretching or training. One family member I went with is a dancer so she loved that.

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7. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

Thanks, not quite sure now based on your comments.

Back to mountains near north ubud.

You mention Alam Sari is that located in a cool mountain area?

We've been offered a room at a place awang awang( eco villa) lady ann schioldan.

moving away now what about Munduk monding another option.

Look I notice now all these places remote, maybe if we can get to Ubud for a bit of socialisation and meals out it may be appealing. so please if you can recommend anywhere 20 mins out of ubud in cooler parts that would be great. remember we are prepared to pay around usd150.

thanks

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8. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

I just got back from Bali and went up to Lovina and came home via Munduk it was beautiful up there , some steep hills to go up . But it was very cool up there , the coolest I felt in Bali .

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9. Re: cool place in the mountain near ubud

Hi LeeLou

Have sent you a PM.

Villa Wastra ~ beautiful ~ but far from UBUD ~ ok if spending days just "chilling" there.

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