This is a funny place to review because there are good points and seriously bad points.
Oh there are 3 Arjana properties in Ubud - make sure you get the right one, one is a homestay in town, 2 are these bungalows with the pool and 3 is the newest right in the rice paddy.
Its on a lovely street away from the maddening crowds with lots of great eateries.
Its in and amongst the rice paddies so you can see the fields from breakfast and step out and your on it.
The bungalows are great really big and have their own balcony and well kept beautiful tropical gardens
A nice touch they bring you a flask and coffee everyday and leave it on your balcony.
The breakfast is brilliant good selection, banana pancakes, eggs on toast, omelettes, fresh fruit, smoothies and juices, Bali coffee
You can sit by the pool and be surrounded by butterflies, birds and bats at night - very peaceful
Its a little bit raiders of the lost ark with all the steps and secluded bungalows and gardens
The staff are helpful with trips and information.
If you think of it like camping and don't expect too much on the cleanliness front you can deal with it.
Not so positives
The rooms are absolutely filthy - see photos.
We were shown a room underneath the breakfast area and it was so grubby and smelt disgusting we opened the wardrobe and the shelves were just covered in animal poo - big piles of it - I wouldn't like to say what it was. Fortunately they put us in a different room anyway - this have must just been a room the showed people for an idea and had not been used for a while.
Our room was spacious but just grubby, the lads did clean everyday but obviously not had much training .
There was gheko poo on everything, the walls needed a good lick of paint and wash down, the lightswitches were grubby, the mossynets on the bed where dusty and black, I didn't dare sleep on the sheets or pillows, I had to put a towel down. There was a t-shirt from somebody elses stay on top of the mozzy nets! - it just made me feel dirty. My husband was fine but he doesn't see dust or dirt anyway ;)
The bathroom was pretty much the same - mostly with stuff broken and hanging off.
After a few days I did start to see beyond the grime and enjoy the place and just saw it as camping. We asked for fresh towels, but they said they only did the sheets and towels every 3days.
It was run completely by men and boys and I just think they need a bit more training on housekeeping front and an introduction to bleach and brillos - im not some ocd cleaner by the way - see photos.
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- Also Known As:
- Arjana Bungalows Hotel Ubud
- Arjana Bungalows 2 Ubud, Bali