My friend and I recently spent a week at the Inata Hotel and I only have good things to say about it. First of all - how can you get over the price?! It's so cheap and yet you are treated so well, in very new and clean surroundings. In fact, we had moved on to our 2nd booking (small villa just north of Ubud) and only stayed 1 night (instead of the 3 we had booked). We came back to Inata in less than 24 hours!
The beds at Inata are extremely comfortable, the rooms are spacious and very clean. The air conditioning is effective and quiet. The bathroom is fine though getting the shower 'just right' does take some effort. Mind you, to conserve water is not such a bad thing. You will probably be spending more time in the pool than in the shower. There is a mini fridge, TV & DVD player, wardrobe and lovely outdoor table setting on the balcony.
The included breakfast gives you a great choice of meals, drinks etc and the lunch we had at the restaurant was also very nice. The staff here are brilliant! Not only are they genuinely friendly and attentive, but they are each doing their very best and this is evident in the maintenance of the grounds, the cleanliness of the rooms and the excellent service at reception and in the reception.
Probably the best thing about the Inata Hotel is the location. You are literally walking along Monkey Forest Rd, then you stop in front of Ubud Point Shopping Centre (a clothing outlet with surf fashion) and there is also an ATM nestled in this little parking space. Look closely - we missed it the first time - and there is a door way with a pebble stone footpath which disappears to the right of the shop....walk up here, through a corridor lined with colourful lanterns and you come out into the reception area of the Inata Hotel! It's so cool to just disappear off the street like that, all safe and sound, then re-appear into the open area of the hotel's reception and restaurant. You then walk past the pool and to the main building of rooms.
We found that we were spoiled for choice when it came to dining - the fantastic Three Monkeys restaurant is just a few doors up. The Lotus Lane restaurant is directly across the road (which we would visit late at night for a Baileys Comet & some banana crepes). Further up towards the soccer oval you will find Cintas and The Laughing Buddha and Kajane Homemade Resto.....of course, you will have already passed 20 other eateries by then. There's just so much choice!
Stepping off the street and back into the lantern-lit corridor to the Inata didn't mean we were still subject to a lot of noise - we found it really quite peaceful.
My number 1 tip - aside from not hesitating to book a room here - is to go and see Tina at the Shangri La Spa (across the road, down Lotus Lane) for a 2hr Chakra massage. She is a gifted healer and it was an experience like no other.
P.S. Not all drivers will know where Inata is but there is a large green sign with the name and cars can pull in off the street, in front of Ubud Point Shopping Centre, opposite Lotus Lane.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is located in monkey forest road (in the central of Ubud), far from noisy because it is located deep to rice field side view. Inata Hotel close to the Arts and Shopping Centre, Restaurant, Mini Market, Spa, and Public Services. At Inata Monkey Forest, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the outdoor pool, garden. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Inata Monkey Forest the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Bali. Guests can enjoy a leisurely swim at the hotel's outdoor pool. Laundry services are available. Car rental is available for guests who wish to explore the area. The on site restaurant serves a selection of local and western dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inata Hotel Monkey Forest Ubud, Bali