Any tips on hotels within easy walking distance, not strenuous hike through the monkey forest, of Ubud's restaurants, cafes, spa's and shopping and also quiet and restful?
I have heard noise from motorbikes, tour buses, barking dogs, etc. can be a problem. I want a nice quiet Tegal Sari type of atmosphere with rice paddy view, but I don't want the long walk into town. I like to be able to get up in the morning and walk into a cafe for expresso/cakes. In the evening I like to be within close proximity to the restaurants.
I want to rent a car also and use Ubud as my home base for seven nights. I would appreciate any tips on driving, renting vehicles in Bali?
Thanks for your help!!