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Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #427 of 620 Ubud B&B and Inns
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Wanna away from the hustle and bustle of city life? You may consider Sawah Sunrise.
We stayed here for 2 nights during March, the view of green ricefields was refreshing! We're staying upstairs so we can enjoy the view not only from our bed but also breakfast time.

Room: The bedroom was nice but personally I'm not satisfied with the bathroom. Should at least have some maintenance done on the shower.

Location: Not reachable by car. The staff will help you carry your luggage with their motorbike and by walking it take at least 5 min. Unlucky of me, it was raining during my stay and the road did irritate me.

Breakfast: Very good for me. And there are 5 or 6 choices (I don't remember the exact) to choose from. And they did allow us to refill our water bottles from their kitchen ;-)

Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Thank you very much for your review of Sawah Sunrise!

We are so glad you enjoyed our wonderful rice field views and the home cooked breakfasts each morning. Hopefully, the walk to our property along the footpath is worth the views we enjoy! Sorry it was raining during your stay, making the walk less enjoyable- ahh life in the tropics! We take the 'good' with the 'bad' as they say...

Our apologies regarding the shower in your room during your stay- We did complete a shower repair/renovation in March after your visit. The problem has now been repaired.

Thanks again for choosing Sawah Sunrise B&B and we hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards,
Mary and Wayan

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

This was not the first time we visited Sawah Sunrise and also this time it was excellent.
Small homestay with friendly staff and a very nice location in the middle of the ricefields.
The rooms are comfortable and clean and every day they make up the room and clean and that all for a very pretty price.
When we visit Bali we allways stay here for a few nights (we always travelling around) this time in total 10 nights.

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Room Tip: all the rooms have the same view, there are two upstairs and two rooms groundfloor location is unsu...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Dear Baukje and Wim,

Thank you very much for sharing your kind review of Sawah Sunrise! We are so pleased to host you in Ubud in between your many travels to other Indonesian islands. You top our list of guests who are well traveled in Indonesia and known for island hopping adventures. We hope to see you again in the future on yet another one of your exciting journeys!

All the best,
Mary and Wayan

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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Have just had our 4th visit and stay at Sawah. Its like going home now. Love everything there. Suma, Nyoman and koman - Beautiful people - always available if you need anything.
The surrounding rice paddies have deminished a little with new buildings popping up. But its still a peaceful area to stay. We love the sounds of nature so the birds, insects and animals all make it even more enjoyable.
Sitting on the balcony there is always something happening in the surrounding area. You can spend hours just watching. From locals going about their work to tourists trying to negotiate the small path on their scooter - and often ending in the rice paddies!! Also the ducks doing their job and all the bird life.
As for previous comments about the cleanliness - the rooms are cleaned everyday and fresh towels and flannels provided.
Look forward to our next visit to our home away from home.

Room Tip: Upstairs gets an great breeze. Downstairs has own verandah.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

Dear K and J,

Thank you, once again, for sharing your review of our home! Fourth time's the charm! On behalf of all of us, I must say it is a pleasure to welcome you and difficult to see you leave. As your family knows well by now,- many guests of ours become more like our extended international family members. However, nobody takes your departure harder than Uma, the dog :)

We look forward to a new set of gorgeous Bali photos soon, thank you for posting!

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Reviewed 19 February 2013 via mobile

Sawah Sunrise is a little paradise in the ricefields near Ubud. We liked the friendly staff, the beautiful garden, the breakfast and the silence a lot! We would love to stay again in Sawah Sunrise, when we come back to Ubud.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2013

Thank you very much for sharing your review with us! All of us here at Sawah Sunrise are happy you enjoyed your stay and appreciate the kind words. Our home has a unique atmosphere and it is a pleasure to know that you loved it, as we do.

We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Ubud!

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Reviewed 24 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with my boyfriend in April 2012 and I can't rate it highly enough . Perfect location to ubud town and views of the rice paddies .

Waking every morning to home made pancakes the sound of crickets felt like I could stay forever .

Hope to return again one day .

  • Stayed: April 2012
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2013

Dear Jen,

On behalf of all of us here at Sawah Sunrise, I would like to thank you for your kind review! We will be sure to share with Mbok Nyoman how much you enjoyed her breakfast pancakes. We hope that as long as we have the rice fields around our house, we will also have the cricket chorus to enjoy.

We look forward to seeing you again someday!

Sincerely,
Mary

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Having stayed in a hotel right on monkey forest road, I spent my last night here. I dont think there could have been a better ending to my 2 week trip to Bali. The homestay was out in the rice fields giving it just enough distance away from main ubud to give a complete feeling of detachment from the modern world. However, this distance was also just right so that getting to anywhere in Ubud was not more than a few minutes walking. For those who dont mind that, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2013

Thank you very much for the review! We are honored that you chose to spend your last night in Bali at our home in the rice fields. We remember how much fun you had taking photos around the property, especially your exuberance watching the sunset. We look forward to seeing your photographs someday!

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Reviewed 21 January 2013

My husband and I were excited to book our room at the Sawah Sunrise B&B for our time in Ubud last fall. The pictures on the Web site looked nice, and we thought it would be a restful place to spend our days at the beginning of our trip to Bali. Boy, were we wrong!

To start, we were promptly picked up at the airport by the drive, Mr. Suma. One check in the positive column. We anticipated that he would be giving us information about the island, Ubud or even the hotel on the hour-plus drive to the B&B. Didn't happen. Instead, he remained silent for most of the drive, until we neared the B&B and he inquired about our plans for the week, then offered to act as our driver. Feeling cornered, we agreed to let him drive us somewhere the following afternoon, but we weren't thrilled at the prospect.

Once we arrived at our room and started to get settled, we noticed the dirt all over the floor, spiderwebs throughout the bathroom and general dinginess of the room. There was what appeared to be mosquito netting around the bed, but because it was solid fabric and not an actual net, we couldn't put it down around the bed unless we wanted absolutely no airflow. Additionally, because there were no screens on the windows, we really needed a net! Instead we were forced to bug spray ourselves from head to foot each night before bed and hope not to get overly bitten.

During our four nights at Sawah Sunrise, there were other unpleasantries. For example, the noise. We came expecting the sound of roosters crowing; what we didn't expect were the sounds of wild dogs barking and fighting all night long. For some people, that may be something that can be easily slept through; for us, it was not. Another unfortunate aspect of this hotel is the walls, which are paper thin. In addition to the ruckus made by the animals, we heard every noise made by our neighbors (and, we assume, they heard ours), including toilets flushing and water running in the sink. (Speaking of the sink -- although the water in Bali is not potable for Westerners, the hotel provides only one bottle of water on check-in, so you'll have to lug it back from a gas station every day. Not a huge deal, but those little things add up.)

In keeping with the untidy appearance of the room when we arrived, the room was minimally cleaned throughout our stay. In fact, one afternoon we returned to our room and needed to use a washcloth to wipe the dust off our faces and arms before heading out to dinner. We hung it near the door to be collected and exchanged, and it remained there for the duration of our stay. Apparently no one looked too hard at the room when "cleaning" it. There were also constant trails of ants in the room, which served as a general nuisance and made us reluctant to store any food to take with us on outings in the room.

The last disappointment about this hotel was the pressure we felt by the staff driver, Mr. Suma. On two occasions he showed up on our porch while we were eating breakfast (early in the morning -- before 8:30) and loitered, talking with us about our plans and clearly hoping we would ask him to drive us. It's really unpleasant to spend your relaxing breakfast time making small talk with a virtual stranger, especially on multiple mornings.

This is a hotel I would stay far away from. It's cheap, but I think it's better to pay a bit more for something more centrally located (you walk down a long dirt path to get here, and it's about 15 minutes from town) and with better service. Spend your money elsewhere!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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MaryKresnaYasa, Owner at Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2013

Thank you for your review. This is the first time we have learned you were not satisfied with your stay with us 4 months ago. Please accept our apologies, since we were not able to fix the problems during your visit.

We would like to take this opportunity to address a few of your comments:

1. Airport Pick-up:
Our House Manager met you at the Airport at 12 AM Midnight, transported you personally to Ubud and checked you in at 2 AM in the middle of the night. This is a courtesy for our guests who arrive very late at night, making certain they arrive safely and timely. Acting as a tour guide on a dark midnight 1.5 hour drive back to Ubud is not appropriate, and we support our manager's decision to focus his attention on a safe drive home.

2. Tour Driver
In your email correspondence with us prior to arrival in Bali, you asked for our advice regarding a tour driver for 3 different trips you had planned. Our House Manager was kind enough to offer his services to you at your request, however, guests are under no obligation to accept an offer from us and are free to find their own transport at any time.

3. Water Bottles
We provide unlimited bottled drinking water for all of our guests during their stay and this is included in the room charge. We also state this in the reservation confirmation email. Due to the problem plastic bottles are causing on Bali's sensitive island environment, we provide guests with new plastic water bottles in the room on the day they check-in. For the remainder of the stay, we offer free unlimited water bottle refills from our large kitchen tank. Staff are happy to provide you with more water when asked.

Regarding your other comments, we have noted them and communicated with you through private correspondence to improve the room experience for future guests.

We appreciate constructive feedback, and encourage our guests to communicate with us during their stay so that we have the chance to improve the experience for them. It is our hope that everybody will enjoy their vacations in Bali. Our only regret is that we did not make you happy while you were with us, and we were unaware of this until it was too late to help.

Sincerely,
Mary and Wayan

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Address: Jalan Subak Sok Wayah, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #427 of 620 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range: £24 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sawah Sunrise Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful home located in central Ubud village. Our tranquil garden accommodation, set amid centuries-old cultivated rice fields, is off the beaten path yet still an easy 10 minute walk from all Ubud attractions: restaurants, museums, temples, spas, the traditional market and royal palace. Each of our 4 guest rooms offers stunning views, en-suite bath with hot water, and private balcony for relaxing to the sights and sounds of Balinese farming life.Sawah Sunrise is a "secret garden" in Ubud's tourist center, with all amenities and luxuries within reach. Our Balinese host family will welcome you and assist with all of your holiday needs: tours, rentals, transportation and special requests. ... more   less 
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