Our stay was wonderful. It is just outside of Ubud though so most taxi drivers do not know the hotel. Our driver from the airport had a very difficult time finding it, though he managed. Upon arriving, we were disappointed since on here it says "bathtub, refrigerator, microwave, kitchenette, coffee/tea maker, fan". None of those were in the room. Since we arrived late at night, the man at the gate did not speak much english and did not know what we were asking. We ended up just going to bed and said we would deal with it in the morning. The next day, we met Gusde who is the owner. We then realized that the whole little villa was ours - upstairs and downstairs, with the kitchenette area. We did not have a fridge, but they had one there by the time we returned later in the afternoon. We also did not have a microwave, but I am pretty sure they would have got us one if we needed one (which we did not!)
The free shuttle to downtown Ubud was great and we were able to take it there and back. The following day, the staff was nice enough to drive us to Elephant Cave and again, pick us up at no additional cost.
The breakfast was the best. Each day we got a LOT of food. Always had a huge plate of fresh fruit, along with fresh juice, coffee and/or tea. Then you would also have either a western breakfast or the Balinese breakfast, which we definitely preferred since it was different and delicious! The chef was the nicest man!
The room was huge and clean with a big balcony overlooking the rice field. Bathroom was also large with a rain shower. Bedroom had mosquito net and a locking closet with huge high ceilings. The downstairs area had a kitchen table and chairs, kitchenette area, wooden couch with cushions and the fridge. Pool was private but we were told we could use it since the villa was unoccupied. Wifi worked well for our whole stay, as did the hot water.
We had a great stay here and would definitely go back if we were to visit the Ubud area again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Masvillage of the famous wood carver and only 10 minutes from center of the culture Ubud. Our cottage and villa was built in Balinese modern architecture touch and was designed for relaxing and enjoying the village atmosphere.we provide free shuttle to Ubud at any time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gusde House & Villa Ubud, Bali