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“Beautiful rooms in a quiet street”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Permana Cottages

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Permana Cottages
Ranked #324 of 528 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
Helsinki, Finland
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“Beautiful rooms in a quiet street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2014

We arrived to Ubud after dark and were looking for a place to stay. And Permana found us. Great room, very clean and spacious and the coolest bathroom we've yet had in Bali. The room is great value; we paid 300,000IDR for a double room in the first floor, including breakfast (which was great considering it is an included breakfast!), spend a little more and you'll get a room upstairs and a view. They also have a small pool.

Only thing that wasn't so great was the housekeeping: they didn't take the garbage out once during our five night stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014 via mobile

This gorgeous guesthouse was recommended to us by an American friend. We requested a recommendation for someplace safe, but distinctly Indonesian. And Permana delivered. The rooms were absolutely gorgeous. Furnishings were made of carved wood, the bathroom was pure marble & alabaster, and decor was distinctly Indonesian. Upon arrival, there were cleaning rags left in the bathroom, and toilet paper was never provided. The pool was quite run down. Our room overlooked a lush garden in front of a rice paddy, and the views were stunning, especially as the full moon rose. The front porch had a table & chairs, and a constant supply of hot water and Indonesian coffee. The complimentary breakfast was delicious. Unfortunately our "neighbors" were having very loud conjugal relations at all hours of day & night, and with the open-air design of the guesthouses in Indonesia, it made for a very awkward situation, especially for the kids. The place was located along an ambling cobblestone path, set back from the road, but very close to a large variety of stores & shopping. The best part for me was the early-morning adventure to the Ubud Market with the owner's wife. It was one of my favorite moments of the entire trip. With skill & ease, she helped me negotiate fabulous bargains on sarongs, incense, spices, and treated me to spicy breakfast "rice pudding" hand-rolled in a banana leaf. Later, after we returned to the guesthouse, she changed into traditional garb and ceremoniously placed all 100 offering baskets she had purchased at the market around the grounds with fresh incense and prayer. She does this every day! It was lovely. I want to thank her for not just her unwavering hospitality, but for being such a beautiful person! While the Permana Cottage is a gem in the rough, the owner and especially his wife are some of the most lovely people I've met in all of my travels.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Clean a spacious rooms and fantastic breakfasts out on the balcony, overlooking rice fields. Just a 5 minute stroll to the main street of Ubud, yet no town noise at all - the only sound at night is the frogs. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

Permana was in a lovely location. It was a bit run down. The pool was bbbrrrrr cold and there were 2 broken chairs next to it.

With a bit of attention, dusting, cleaning it would be gorgeous.

Breakfast was smallish and we had to keep asking for hot water/toilet paper etc.

It feels like it needs a bit of a spring clean.

Barking dogs were really annoying and the scraping of the chairs on the balcony - they should put some bits of carpet or something on the bottom of the chair legs.

Overall cheap and cheerful and dusty.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

Thank goodness I ran away half way through a booking at a previous location to have been able to discover Permana Cottages. What a find!

This villa I supposes comprises of a number of, maybe 6, individual rooms. They are roomy and well lit and the whole place is set back off the hustle bustle of Jl Bisma. It's still close and walking distance to everything you need and want n Ubud but is accessed by a small path and is charmingly set on lush, gorgeous rice paddies.

For the setting, quietness and solitude, I overlooked small things like a cornice needing repair some walls needing repainting. Some may see these as important, to me, they're inconsequential.

Permana cottages doesn't pretend to be a luxury resort with all its mod cons and this is perhaps why I was so attracted to it. It gave a sense of the 'old' Bali and how simplicity and a beautiful location is all that is needed.

I will definitely make Permana my choice of stay when in Ubud for future trips.

Room Tip: If you want real privacy and a bit of quiet, best not to choose the room directly beside the pool. R...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

We had a nice view on the ricefield (ask for a room upstair if you want a better view).
The bathroom is huge and clean.
We had a mosquito net on the bed.
It was one of the nicest breakfast we ever had.
We stayed there 4 nights and we don't regret it.
The good thing that we didn't get harassed by the staff trying to sell us tour like in other hotels!
The bad thing was the swimming pool because it looks a bit dirty and the water is really cold..But the room is really good for the price!

Room Tip: We had a room downstair but ask for a room upstair for a better view
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

This place was fantastic! It's right in the heart of Ubud, but away from the noise and heat. Because you're in the rice paddies, the temps feel a bit cooler at this place. The pool is awesome and much needed in Ubud. The rooms are spotless too. The guys working here are friendly and will make your eggs to order :) Wayan and Sunday are great guys! They even helped me find another hotel when I returned from Gili Air. I recommend the top corner room, amazing view for both sunrise and sunsets.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Permana Cottages
Address: Jalan Bisma street, Ubud 80572, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
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Ranked #324 of 528 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
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Number of rooms: 10
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