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Bambu Indah
Ranked #63 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
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Utrecht, Netherlands
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“Wonderful hotel”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

What an amazing authentic place. We love the beautiful old Java houses. More than enough space, a wonderful veranda looking out over the valley.

The swimming pool was a real treat for us and our kids. The monkey swing a fantastic feature. Food was ok but not great. I would recommend to have dinner in Ubud which is a 10 minute taxi away (the hotel will arrange this for you).

The grounds are fantastic too. Can not imagine a better place to stay.

We went rafting with the kids (age 9 + 11) from the highest mountain in Bali. Was fantastic and not scary (my wife worried about this initially). Please not that if the hotel arranges this for you it is twice as expensive compared to what we paid in town (approx 500k).

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We really enjoyed our stay in Bambu Indah. The rooms are clean and each is unique. The hospitality of the staff made us feel at home. What we love about Bambu Indah is their consciousness about nature. With the open bathrooms, they make sure that the organic shampoo and shower gel are friendly to the soil. One of our favorite activities is swimming and then enjoy the lemon grass tea with honey (oh and plus the cake!), and seeing the staff harvesting vegetables in the morning. Breakfast is yummy (my fave is the scrambled tofu with chilly) and cappuccino is excellent. The view is breath taking and very refreshing. We'll definitely come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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ManagerBambuIndah, Manager at Bambu Indah, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear DWibowo,

Thank you for spending your holidays here with us at Bambu Indah!

We really enjoyed hosting you and your family. Thanks for sharing so many lovely photos as well!

Come back soon for more natural pond swimming, tofu scramble and cappuccino!

Warm regards,

Meliana Salim
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Bangkok
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Extraordinary and well worth a visit... Just be aware, the rooms are quite close together and the natural water pool quite small so the "robinson crusoe" experience requires sharing with your fellow guests. The food is beautifully presented and very high quality but not the best balinese I've enjoyed....

Expensive for what is a "javanese hut" backpacker experience converted into comfort. But fun to try.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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paris
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Everything was just beautiful . I staid there a couple of days in august. The rooms are so beautiful . It looks verry robinson crusoë. I loved every little bit of it . Food very nice also. La piscine naturelle est un plus ! Il faut avoir scooter pour aller à Ubud . But who wants to go to ubud when you have paradise cole by !
Thanks to bambuh indah !

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

After spending two weeks island hopping all across Indonesia my traveling companion and I had looked forward to a night in Bali. Neither one of us were prepared for what we found at Bambu Indah! I had been to Bali a number of years ago and upon arrival it definitely seemed to have builtup substantially so I was glad to have made the choice to delve into the interior. We passed village after village specializing in stone carving or wood furniture. Bambu indah is about 10 minutes drive (airport side) from Ubud, considered the cultural heart of Bali. The entrance is discrete and tucked away on a side street off the main road and what we found was paradise on earth!

We had arrived early so our room was not yet ready so one of the ladies at the reception gave us a tour of the grounds. They were stunning! As I snapped pictures like crazy other guests were equally effusive saying they too were blown away at the beauty and uniqueness of the property. The organic gardens, the unique, creative structures many made from bamboo, the giant "baskets" that housed the reception and the bathroom. The towering bamboo structures were out of someone's vivid imagination. The grand bamboo staircase led up to the spa and private massage areas, the spacious and intriguing kitchen and restaurant, the black bamboo yoga building of Sumatran traditional architecture, the natural pool spanned the premisess and then you look out and see the terraced rice fields below. The sound of rushing water is all around from the innovative irrigation systems typically used in the rice fields but also from a rushing river or creek down below. When we arrived tiny birds--- palm swifts if I have my birds right--flitted about and the air was perfumed. I don't know what flower but it was fragrant and maybe a touch of incense too?

Our room was the Jawa Lama house. On the far edge of the property. A wrap around porch with comfortable lounging furniture. There was a measure of privacy that some of the ones by poolside mightn't have. The view was more jungle than rice fields here and to the right still was a tree house or meditation room probably 40' between a coconut palm and another tree. Of course we had to climb up and check it out!

After a couple weeks of adventure travel both of us took advantage of the massage services and it was excellent and affordable! Food at lunch and dinner was also delicious. Prices were western for the meals but being from the west, we're used to that. I could easily have stayed for days and gotten into the flow and pace of Bali ---kind of ridiculous to only be in Bali a day but I left vowing to come back to this place. Some of the interactions with other guests (which seemed very friendly and I believe that the place lends itself to this) raved about the morning walk inthe rice fields and bragged about a green school visit as also highly worthwhile, not to mention the fun of going into Ubud for shopping, catching a traditional Balinese dance or music. If you're comfortable enough you can rent one of bambu indahs scooters or take a taxi to town for $6.50 which they just apply to your bill if you wish.

The rooms were comfortable and cool. There is a rustic-ness about them as they are reconstructed Javanese houses. So the floor boards creak as you walk, etc... With outdoor showers and bathrooms. So it's not the Ritz but it's not trying to be either. It's its own thing altogether. I would highly recommend it and would go back in a New York minute!

Room Tip: I like the Jawa Lama house as it was off to the side and afforded more privacy. The poolside rooms a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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ManagerBambuIndah, Manager at Bambu Indah, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear gatoratlarge,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us.

We are touched to read about your observations in such wonderful and loving details. Well done for making it up the tree house!

Jawa Lama is indeed a very special house with a classic "Old Java" charm and a rich history. We are glad you enjoyed your stay there. Do let us know when you decide to return and we'll make sure it's available to you.

Terima kasih.

Warm wishes,

Meliana Salim
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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

Bambu Indah is a hidden treasure. Stunningly located in a tropical garden overlooking rice fields, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing getaway with your partner or family.

We stayed in Padi house, right in front of the organic pool and with superb view over the garden and valley. The house is spacious and cosy, with antique furniture, a comfortable bed and beautiful batiks on the walls. The open air bathroom is in perfect harmony with surrounding nature.

The restaurant provides a daily-changing menu with few choices, but everything is made out of organic and high-quality products.

The beauty of the houses lays in their unique equilibrium with nature: you will sleep surrounded by the sounds of tropical forest and will enjoy being in touch with their inhabitants.
Avoid Bambu Indah if you are a fan of high-tech modern and aseptic places, as this is not the right place for you.

Room Tip: Padi house is spacious and has a superb view over garden and rice fields.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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ManagerBambuIndah, Manager at Bambu Indah, responded to this review, 12 September 2013
Dear Giovanna C,

Greetings from Bambu Indah and thank you for your feedback!

We are happy that you enjoyed our beautiful Padi House and had a nice, relaxing time with us, surrounded with Bali's natural beauty.

We hope to see you back again one day.

Thank you.

Warm wishes,

Meliana Salim
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Enticed by the gorgeous online pictures, we decided on Bambu Indah as our Ubud base. Unfortunately it is nothing like the pictures, it is WAAAAAAYYYYYY better! What the owners have created here is an establishment with loads of soul and charm. This is backed up by impeccable service from a truly outstanding team. Great attention to detail throughout and especially in relation its environment.
Hands down the highlight of our Bali trip (which was great throughout).
You won't want to leave.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bambu Indah
Address: Banjar Baung | Sayan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ubud
#7 Business Hotel in Ubud
#20 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#54 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bambu Indah 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rustic luxury in the gardens of a tropical highland farm. ... more   less 
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