Last year I went to Ubud with my eldest daughter, and since she insisted to split the costs, she was the one looking for a hotel. She found this tiny hotel on Monkey Forest Road, near the Monkey Forest (so, smack in the middle of Ubud), at only 500 thousand rupiahs per night, nett. That's less than 50 US dollars, although maybe by now the price may be higher. You cannot even see the hotel from the road, but once you're there you'll get a nice surprise.
To my delight the room we got (on the second floor) was new, clean, nice and cozy, GOOD LIGHTING (in cheap hotels lighting is so often horrible), good bed, and the bathroom was also very nice and clean. AND there was a large balcony! with two chairs and a table and lighting that allowed me to read there even at night. Perfect for a smoker like me.
They provided tea, coffee and a water cooker; there was TV (limited channels, but who needs to watch TV while in Bali except to check the news?) and a small fridge. Breakfast was in a "pendopo" - a bulding with no walls- in the garden, and was pretty basic. One could order fried rice, noodles, waffles or toast, cofee/tea and fruit or a fresh fruit drink. Personally I would recommend the fried rice. (Breakfast was included in the price).
At that time they were still "building" their own swimming pool; guests could use the pool of the hotel next-door, but I'm sure their own pool must be completed by now.
The hotel is indeed too small to be a place where one could just lounge the whole day, but it's perfect if you just need it to sleep, explore Ubud during the day, come back to in the afternoon to freshen up and/or take a dip in the pool, go out again etc. All rooms face the garden.
All in all, we really enjoyed our 5-nights stay at Bumi Muwa. I just hope this review will not drive the price up too much... :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bumi Muwa is a perfect Balinese hideaway accommodation for romantic couples, families alike, and for those who appreciate informality, but to be close to Ubud’s tourist interest and culture centre. Considering Bumi Muwa ubud located in the heart of Ubud, Bumi Muwa serves as a tranquil and comfortable place. Bumi Muwa is build as a simple accommodation with traditional and modern architecture. The space and facilities are set in a surrounded tropical garden with swimming pool and nearby from Monkey forest and Ubud Palace, also just a door step to find many tourist activities, shop, and restaurant at the main road. In front of the accommodation a few minute walk to rice field, there will represents an outstanding value offer. Bumi Muwa is not just accommodation but also unforgettable experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bumi Muwa Ubud Bali