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Pondok Pundi Village Inn & Spa
Ranked #82 of 555 Ubud B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

We stayed in the HUGE room 301, at the end of the top floor verandah. I say top floor but it is on street level, so few stairs. Levels 1&2 are down, finishing at the rather nice pool. Room was one of their supersize offerings, clean, good plumbing and plenty of hot water, comfortable mattress and pillows. A touch of luxury. Generous and tasty breakfast, very helpful staff. Closer to the Monkey Forest than the market at top of MF Road. Quiet, despite proximity to the road. Only complaint is the reading lights: one romantic but impractical lamp on one side and none on the other. If you read in bed, take your own illumination.

We'll definitely be back.

Room Tip: Room 301 is at end of verandah, so no one walks past your window and it's on street level, so go...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

I stayed here on my own for 10 nights in May 2013. Absolutely loved my huge corner room (201) that overlooked the infinity pool and the lush ravine behind it. There is a marvellous sense of space in the rooms. It is very tastefully decorated with antique wooden furniture - huge bed, useful writing desk, plenty of electrical points for charging laptops, ipads, cameras etc, empty fridge (two bottles of water supplied each day), coffee/tea making facilities, safe box in the room, huge wardrobe, nice dressing area with good mirror and good light, lovely smelling toiletries provided (as well as toothbrush, shower cap etc).
The terrace has a massive sofa for lounging beneath the fruit trees. There are large French doors on all sides, but massive blackout curtains mean you won't get woken by the sun if you don't want that. The massages in the attached spa are very good and the rooms are peaceful and clean (with shower facilities) but you do need to book in advance as they don't have a huge team.
The staff are charming and not intrusive. It is is a family run place, and the family live in the compound in front of the six guest rooms (which are huge by hotel standards). This gives a nice sense of privacy as well as security when you enter. I accidentally left my door unlocked one day - with my laptop in full view, but it was still there when I got back. The room boys are there throughout the day, keeping an eye on things. I also love the wonderful carvings on the family rooms at the front and the way it was lit up at night. Very beautiful all round!
The only downside was the food. The breakfasts were not really worth bothering with. They ask you to order it the night before and in the end I found it easier to tell them not to bother and just got a pancake and juice somewhere else rather than setting a specific time to wake up.
The hotel is in a really convenient place on Monkey Forest Road so you're spoilt for choice in terms of shops and places to eat. My recommendation is to try the frozen lime and mint drink at either the Three Monkeys restaurant or the cocktail bar a few doors down from Pondok Pundi towards the Monkey Forest. Absolutely delicous!
I would definitely stay here again. It has a lovely intimate, classy feel.

Room Tip: Room 201 is the largest and has a huge terrace that sweeps around the corner.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Despite being right on Monkey Forest Road, you feel miles away from it all when you are lounging on your deck or at the pool. The property is built onto a hillside - the pool and 2 of the rooms are at the bottom of the hill, so be prepared for some steps. The few from the rooms is lovely as the back of the hotel faces the infinity pool and a little copse of trees. To reach the rooms, you walk through what I assume is the family's compound with many typical Balinese shrines and architectural features. Very unique to Bali! You order the breakfast from several options each day and can have it delivered to your room. The restaurant (Icip-Icip) also has great menu items. The rooms are big with lovely furniture and comfortable beds. We also took advantage of the spa and got massages. The prices are comparable to what you see from higher end spas, and our massages were first rate.

My only critique or suggestion would be for hotel management to provide the guests with more information about the area, tours, etc. There was absolutely nothing in the room, and in other hotels, I have found this to be a very helpful and thoughtful service.

Room Tip: Rooms 101 and 102 are the bottom of the hill but on the same level as the pool. If other guests are...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

Nice rooms, nice pool, spa & restaurant all at very reasonable price. Bit of a walk from the busy side, which makes it nice & quiet. The next time I go back to Bali i would definately go back to Ubud & stay here

  • Stayed March 2013
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 8 March 2013

I travel the world like crazy, I did nearly 100 countries and all the continents and most of tourist places in the world. But when we entered the internal hotel facilities I was hit. I had never slept in a such a nice place in my life.
You reach your rooms passing a real ancient looking shrine. They have a pool facing a jungle. We wanted a room with additional bed for my daughter , but we were given two extremelly large romms apartment. Altogether 4 times bigger then 5 star Westin we slept later during this trip. Plus a few meters from a monkey forest. Minor thing , Pondok Pundi is in a village/town centre so sometimes you may hear chickens in the morning

Room Tip: All of them are perfect, but those on a top level are bigger
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights, but could have easily stayed for many more. Beautiful accommodation, amazing service, very friendly vibe. Upon arrival we were greeted with a complimentary drink, told we had a free massage each to book when it suited us, and because of a booking mix up, were upgraded to the deluxe suite. A bedroom, bathroom and lounge area. The villas themselves were beautiful, and very traditionally Balinese from the outside, with modern more Westernized fittings on the inside. Would recommend to anyone!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool, preferably on one of the upper floors. The sunset from the bedr...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

Set back from the busy Monkey Forest road, this place is very quiet and very relaxing. All staff were friendly and Ayu especially was extremely helpful. We stayed for 7 nights and had no complaints. The Spa is also very good.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pondok Pundi Village Inn & Spa
Address: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
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Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #82 of 555 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pondok Pundi Village Inn & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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