After spending two nights on Jl. Bisma we decided to opt for a small change of scenery and check out the Coffee & Copper bungalows for two nights. I got online first to be sure they had a room available before walking over there to make our reservation the day before we were to check in. The only room they had available was the "Deluxe" which we found very much to our liking even though it was over our price point.
Since it was just a couple nights and we didn't want to continue the search we decided to take the room at $70/night which included breakfast. The room is spacious and was kept clean. You can definitely hear the road noise most of the time - it quieted down around 10pm and started again around 6am - but it was tolerable and we were prepared with ear plugs.
Getting to the place on foot is obnoxious during the day and flat out dangerous at night. You can either walk through the Monkey Forest or on a narrow side road that borders it. Motorbikes speed down the curvy side-road, forcing pedestrians into the fence or off the path completely. Though some may take this as part of the fun in Ubud, I found it nerve-racking. The Monkey Forest route is alright but if you're carrying bags you WILL get harassed by the aggressive monkeys. At night - I dunno, you have to take a taxi. You can risk the side path and being hit by a motorbike if you wish but it was already dicey enough during the day so we ended up having to hire a car at night if we were returning after dark.
The best part about our stay was the cafe. We ate a few meals there and enjoyed some drinks. The atmosphere and service are great and the value is fantastic. The markup on their beer is hardly anything (compared to the Bintang grocery store); food was tasty and menu well thought out. The owners' brother Made made sure we were well aware of his tour guide services when we first arrived (before we even checked in) which we thought was really convenient but later felt pretty taken advantage of - and annoyed at him continually trying to sell himself on us for more and more touring every time we ran into him.
Overall, it would have been a 4-star experience... but: on the first night the power went out in our room - this would have been a totally forgettable occurrence had the water not been turned off for HOURS the next morning. We woke a bit before 7am to find the faucets dry (though we suspect it may have been off as early as 3am when the toilet wasn't flushing) and waited while they tried to fix it until after 9 (causing us to be late for our tour pickup).
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