I don't give 5's to hotels very easily. We've been living in hotels, hostels, etc., for over 2 years now, so my expectations are a bit up there when I'm staying somewhere that costs a bit extra than a ratty hostel or homestay. This place is just absolutely wonderful!
The location really can't be beat. it is very quiet, and it only takes a short walk to get to restaurants, shops, attractions, etc.
The staff are some of the best I've ever seen. Very friendly and always going the extra mile. The other day we were feeling lazy, and there was a huge rainstorm by the time we were ready to leave. They never came and knocked on the door to clean the room, and that was fine because I didn't feel we needed it. However, when we got back from dinner, we discovered they had come in after we left, cleaned, and had left the lights on for us since we'd be returning after dark.
Breakfast was included in our deal, and there again they did not disappoint. Food tastes good and is plentiful. You are given a decent menu to make your selections. They ask you the night before to place your order and to find out what time you want to eat. Generally speaking, the food is ready on the dot. If you haven't made it to the dining area, they'll come to your door and let you know the food is ready. We ordered lunch, and they delivered it to our room.
There is a nice pool to help you cool off. Once again, it's very clean. The pool is refreshing and very enjoyable. Don't plan on doing laps, though. It isn't that big.
We have a bungalow that has a loft, and it's been wonderful for my son to have his own space while I get the comfortable bed all to myself. It is typical Balinese open style, so you get lots of fresh air. During the day I sometimes use the bedside fan, but at night it cools down enough that I don't need a fan, and have occasionally had to use the blanket.
We came for 3 days and extended to 11. We would've extended beyond that, but they had a large group booking already reserved (although we could change rooms).
WiFi has fairly decent speeds, but like with the rest of Bali's Internet, it can be erratic.
If you come to Ubud, you need to stay here. Seriously.
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