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“The best in Monkey Forest area” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Komaneka at Monkey Forest
Ranked #9 of 192 Hotels in Ubud
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Scandinavia
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92 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The best in Monkey Forest area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I love staying at the Komaneka. This is a gem right in the middle of Ubud. Everything is within walking distance and still the hotel manages to make you feel that you are tucked away in rural surroundings. The hussle and bussle of Moneky Forest Road feels distant. It is just opposite of Wayan's Cafe, a great restaurant to visit for any meal. The rooms are nice, we were upgraded to a suite on our first visit, many of them facing paddie fields. The decor is stylish, with wooden floors and Balinese furniture. The pool is tucked away in the end of the property. You can enjoy afternoon tea by the pool. Breakfast is good, especially the banana pancakes. The little present in the room is a nice detail. I will definitely stay here many times in the future.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

I took my extended family to Komaneka Monkey forest on boxing day 2011. We have been to ubud area before and really like the atmosphere. This time I took my in laws with us (75 yo and 66 yo with a knee problem) . We choosed komaneka simply because it has received an excellent reviews from oher traveller and the property has limited steps . From the pick up service from the airport to the check out time, we really can't find any fault in this hotel. everything runs smoothly and every staff greets you with your first name basis. they loves my 2 years old like their own child, always try to entertain her all the times.
we stayed at the villa facing the rice field with private pool. it was nice ,roamy enough for 3 of us. they provide cot our daughter for free . our villa (forgot the no ) has the only sunken marble bath in the room. you can have a relaxing bath overlooking the rice field.
they provide free breakfast , lots of option between westen and indonesian menu. and also provide a free afternoon tea everyday, mostly indonesian traditional cookies and cake. yum.
even tho we stayed on the busiest time of the year , you hardly see anyone in the hotel, so still manage to have that feeling of tranquility .
shopping and eating out is a breeze , just walk to the front entrance and you are spoilt with lots of choices.
Must try spa , as it is the best spa experience ever. the price sure is more expensive than down the road so called spa, but here in thyou wil get definitely better service and experience in komaneka spa.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

After a crazy drive up to Ubud and visits to arts and crafts shops we were ready to collapse. The staff provided a warm welcome and could not do enough to make us comfortable. Our room was a suite room and we were not disappointed. It was immaculate with every need attended to. This resort is peaceful and exactly what is needed after spending time in the Ubud streets and shops. The pool is relaxing with plenty of shade and the bar service and afternoon tea provisions are superb. We loved it here and found it hard to leave. We will be back. By the way, the massages are awesome.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

Stayed here some years back. Booked a standard room but we were upgraded to a garden villa which was a really pleasant surprise. No little private pool at the villa but there was a great sunken tub in the semi-outdoor bathroom.

The highlight of the stay was on the last day; we walked into the gallery-shop and was lucky enough to have met the lady architect-owner Koman, the one half of "Komaneka". (her husband is Neka of the well-known Neka Gallery in Ubud). She shared with us her passion for the arts and crafts, especially the beautiful textiles. It was an enlightening chat although we didn't actually buy anything.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2012

We stayed at Komaneka in April for a week, and it was absolutely wonderful. I cannot fault this perfect little place.

It is ideally situated off Monkey Road, so you can meander around the town and then retreat back into the peaceful oasis. All the rooms are very well appointed, we stayed in a suite which was very large, with a huge bathroom and the bathtub was under the stars. Our baby loved the cookie jar which was replenished daily, and there was lots of room for her to run around in the suite and garden. They provided a delightful cot and highchair for dining on our terrace, and breakfast was delivered each morning to our room. We ordered from the menu when we woke and within 20 minutes it was perfectly presented.

The grounds are beautiful, and filled with tropical plants and flowers. The pool is gorgeous and we enjoyed many afternoon teas sat around it.

All of the staff are exceptional, the service is impeccable and they treated us with such kindness that I cried when we left! They genuinely love children and treated our little one like royalty.

I highly recommend Komaneka Monkey Forest, and will be planning to get back there soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2012

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights at the Komaneka Monkey Forest property towards the end of April.

We stayed at the private pool villa facing rice fields and it offered every convenience one could think of or want in a property nested right in the center of Ubud town. However, being adjacent to the rice fields wasn't exactly a good thing, we realized. A huge rat invade our room right on the day we checked in. The staff was very responsive and got rid of the pest promptly but that didn't completely dispel the unpleasantness of the experience. Privacy was also a bit of an issue with little kids and local Balinese working in the paddy fields lurking on the fence and peeping through the hedges either out of pure curiosity or in the hope of catching couples in 'action'. Regardless, I found this to be quite irritating.

Prior to our stay here, we spent 3 nights at the Tanggayuda property so coming in from that experience, the Monkey Forest property was ever so slightly lower in the degree of luxury. Almost as if to emphasize the difference in the grade of their properties (Tanggayuda vs. Monkey Forest), the staff at Monkey Forest while gracious and hospitable, seemed a bit terse and tethered when compared to the awesome staff at the Tanggayuda.This property is all about location, with the colorful street stores, fabulous eateries, the local market and galleries right outside or a short walk away. This property also had a very good in-house art gallery (with supposedly one of the best art collections in Bali)

I found Komaneka Monkey Forest a bit over priced for what it had on offer. If I were to go again though, I would probably prefer to stay at Tanggayuda instead and do the short ride into town whenever I want to. That way, I can get the best of both worlds. Overall, I would recommend this property to those who want to stay at a good, quite, well equipped place in the center of town.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thionville, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2012

We were on honeymoon in one of the Pool Villas. The room was really big and very charming with private pool with views of rice paddies while being in the center of Ubud near the shops and 2 minutes walk from Monkey Forest. It was very clean. The reception staff and the restaurant / breakfast is very attentive and very nice, full of charming touches and always smiling. There is a wide choice of menu for breakfast, all very good. At 16h, there Afternoon Tea with lots of small cakes Balinese, it was a treat. The hotel will remain a beautiful memory. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Komaneka at Monkey Forest

Property: Komaneka at Monkey Forest
Address: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#8 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#12 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Komaneka at Monkey Forest 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Komaneka at Monkey Forest began as a residence for artists behind the prestigious Komaneka Gallery, specializing in fine contemporary Indonesian and Balinese art. Now recently renovated with luxurious suites, an infinity pool, open-air restaurant, spa, and pool villas, all in a lush garden with mature shade trees, this is a very special oasis. The resort's location on the Monkey Forest Road gives immediate access to the Ubud market and all the cultural activities of the Ubud palace, Puri Ubud, residence of Ubud's ruling family. At the other end of this bustling street, lined with restaurants and boutiques, is a sacred monkey forest. ... more   less 
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