My girlfriend and I stayed here on the last week of June 2012 and we were completely awed by how peaceful and mesmerizing the location of this villa is considering it is only 10 to 15 minutes walk away from Ubud's main road (Jalan Raya Ubud).
The mornings here are so beautiful and charming. We had breakfast here which is very good and we watched the ducks waddle around the rice fields, and marvel at the natural beauty of nature and the hardworking ethics of the farmers. The breeze made this place feel so cooling and the nighttime outdoor showers chilling. We were in Ubud for 4 days and 3 nights and our itnerary was packed with things to do and see, and that's our regret for we didn't plan on a day to just chill and relax in this wonderful place that's perfect just for that.
If you're going to stay in the Samara, do spend at least half a day here to relax by the pool, enjoy the breeze, nibble on their complimentary tea time treats, and have a dinner or lunch here as the food is really good.
Yudi is really warm, fashionable and professionally handled all our needs. She's also a great person to ask about the great deals in Ubud for cocktails and spas. Thanks to her recommendation we were able to enjoy our time there without worrying about making unwise choices.
If there is one gripe we have, it's the little road that leads up to the Samara. It's a road with its own charm and character that's GREAT for strolling in the morning. BUT a potential nightmare at night if you're like us who likes to stay out late for nightlife and come home close to midnight. The road has virtually no lighting and it's an upslope climb. So coming back to the Samara at night can be a thriller, unless you have a few people walking with you. Definitely not recommended for solo walking, unless you love an adrenalin rush.
Overall, I highly recommend this place. For its quality, for its beauty, for its people and for its charm. Like many things in Ubud, this is a hidden treasure.
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- Also Known As:
- The Samara Hotel Ubud
- The Samara Ubud, Bali