I've never posted on TripAdvisor before, but my stay at Nirwa was so terrific that I decided to venture on here for the first time.
Nirwa really has it all. Location - far enough from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud such that you can really feel at peace, but just a five-seven minute walk from the center of things. IN the rice paddies, too, so you get a gorgeous sunset out your window each night. Character - you're essentially staying in Made, Ayu, and Alit's home, not at a hotel; Nirwa is lushly decorated and lovingly cared for. Food - best banana pancake breakfast I had in Bali, and I stayed in a lot of places during my month on the island. Price - a truly wonderful value. And, most importantly, Hosts - unbeatable. Made and Ayu were warm, interested, informative, and extremely helpful, recommending restaurants, providing for transportation, and even taking me on a private guided all-day tour of northern Bali that was so fabulous that I took the tour again once my travel companions arrived. They're a special couple. Can't be beat.More