I have stayed a few times in Bali when I have travelled by myself or with a friend to do yoga/spa retreats. This time however I brought my 3 teenage children so decided to stay somewhere different. The Komaneka Monkey Forest resort was recommended to me by a friend. On arrival at Monkey Forest, we were offered the opportunity to upgrade to the newer resort, the Komaneka Rasa Sayang. I preferred the Monkey Forest architecture and the view from the room on to the rice paddies, but as I was travelling with my teenage children the the larger rooms at the Rasa Sayang suited us better. So we happily moved.
The reception we received at the Rasa Sayang was fantastic, and we were made to feel very welcome.
Rooms - We were able to choose our rooms on either the first or second floor. We chose the lower floor. The rooms were just beautiful especially the big bathrooms. I loved everything about it - large bath, large shower, separate toilet, double basin and dressing area. The room also was lovely with modern decor including a gorgeous decorative bevelled mirror. The pool area was totally AMAZING. We went to the pool in the late afternoon after everyone had gone but the staff were very quick to prepare lounges and towels for us. Our rooms were adjoining and were connected by a door between our outdoor gardens.
Food - Breakfast was fantastic and we enjoyed the freshness of breakfast and the fact that we did not have to serve ourselves food that may have been prepared hours earlier and had been sitting in the warmer. Our food was hot, fresh and very very tasty. The children really enjoyed all of the breakfast items. The staff who served us were lovely, especially Pradnyana who read our order back to us each time to make sure it was correct and he always served us with a smile. We didn't eat lunch or dinner at the resort.
Spa - We were given a free Balinese massage as part of our package. It was lovely, the massage was very well done, my therapist was very good and asked if the pressure was good.
Staff - all the staff from the maintenance workers and guy polishing the floor in the breakfast area to the drivers and front desk staff, ALWAYS stopped what they were doing and said hello when we walked past. Every time we returned to the resort the front desk staff always said 'welcome home' which was just such a lovely way to be greeted. It did feel like home. The staff learned our names, always asked where we had been and did we enjoy it ? They appeared to be genuinely interested in what we had done. All the staff were lovely but 3 in particular had that little bit of extra personality which allowed us to immediately feel that they were our friends. These were Nity, Kadek and Beni. Just 10/10 ! Please tell them how special their kind service and friendliness meant to us.
Drivers - the drivers were always on time, cars were clean and smelled nice. They were great.
This Resort is not really suitable for small children and as such we loved being away from noisy young children. It's quiet, personal and classy. Next year I will come agin to Ubud (without my children) and might stay at the Bisma next time to do some yoga. In any event, I will only ever stay now at a Komaneka Resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Komaneka at Rasa Sayang Another oasis in the heart of Ubud, located in major city, a simply chic resort offers the most contemporary stylish accommodation to help you enjoy your destination. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Komaneka At Rasa Sayang Ubud, Bali