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Mathis Retreat
Ranked #31 of 198 Hotels in Ubud
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
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“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

we had the most amazing time at the Kenanga hotel last November. The place is so quiet and peaceful, I could have stay there for weeks! the view over the rice field is simply stunning and the rooms are very clean and decorated with exquisite taste, without being too much. We stayed in the room #11 and we'll definitely go back and try their bungalows next time.
The food at the restaurant is also amazing. We had breakfast and dinner there; the menu offers a great variety of local and international food. You especially have to try the ice creams for dessert, they're all made locally with no artificial flavor; you can also find them in the centre of Ubud, in a place called Gelato Secret on the main street, so refreshing!!
We also had a couple massage, the ladies were very good and once again the set up was incredible: outdoor with a view over the rice field.
All the staff is very nice, very friendly and helpful, they can help you organize your airport transfers, your activities and much more. I highly recommend this lovely hotel to anyone who wants to experience the real and authentic Bali, far away from the big hotel chains and mass tourism.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We arrived very late in the evening from Denpasar. We we're welcomed with a drink. The rooms are beautiful, relaxing and tastefully decorated. We had a great and comfortable bed. We awoke to the most beautiful scenery of rice plantations. Soothing for the mind. Breakfast was continental style. A joyful experience. The people are very friendly. An expensive hotel- $ 450 dollars for 2 rooms for 1 night.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

- highly recommend the rooms with a terrace overlooking the rice paddy fields
- infinity pool overlooking the refreshing rice paddy fields
- warm, friendly and helpful staff
- yummy breakfast at the Terracotta
- close to nature
- location is close enough to Ubud city (main street), yet slightly remote with a bit of privacy. The hotel provides free shuttle to the city.

Improvement - if the free shuttle can extend to later hours (after 5pm). :)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Kenanga hotel in Ubud was our first stop in Bali and from the minute we arrived we had a welcoming feeling of the place. We had reserved one of the cottages, but because of the height of the hedge we could not see the ricefields, so for next time we would chose the building on the side which has a clear view on the ricefield. ( the field is lit by chinese lanterns in the evening). Service was excellent Room was more than OK, but not Luxurious, setting of the place excellent, breakfast perfect, restaurant a little pricy but good quality, cheap laundry service. So all the ingredienst are there to make your stay enjoyable and very very relaxing and we would definitely return when visiting Ubud again.

Room Tip: For an unobstructed view on the ricefield chose the building on the side.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

This place is sooooo lovely. The view is gorgeous, the room was super and the staff were great. Yes it's a little out of town - you can not walk in to town (it would take about 45 mins) but you can walk to some other restaurants and spas from here within 15 mins or so. A cab home from town is cheap anyway, it only takes about 7 mins. We had no trouble getting a pool spot as I think a lot of people go off walking when they come to Ubud so there's space by the pool as people are out during the day. The fresh blended juices from the restaurant were especially nice and breakfast was great too.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

We stayed here for three nights for our first visit to Ubud. Thought this intimate boutique hotel was enchanting. We stayed in the double room rather than the bungalow as I had read on trip advisor the rooms had views of the rice paddies. So glad we did. A magic location with the rice paddies either side of the room. Two enormous comfortable chairs outside our room to sit and watch the farmers go about their business in the fields. It was fascinating, serene, tranquil just gorgeous. The room was lovely and was decorated in a way that fitted in with the rural setting. It was comfortable and stylish.
We ate at the Terracotta restaurant for every meal during our stay. Quite frankly we were so enraptured by the setting we really did not want to venture out into the noise and business of the town. The food was exceptional, the staff friendly, attentive and the view out over the rice fields lit up by lanterns magnificent. The breakfast included was simple, but lovely. Happy hour was also lovely with three cocktails for the price of two and beautifully made cocktails at that. Although of course not eating as cheaply as you might out on the streets for us it was great value for money compared to home with a two course meal and drinks for between $50 and $60 Aus.
We had one massage on sight which was also a beautiful experience and reasonably priced for a hotel. It was a quality massage given by a skilled masseur.
We can't wait to return and can see ourselves becoming annual visitors to this lovely place. The pool was also gorgeous overlooking the view.
Ladies you might like to bring a stronger hair dryer with you.

Room Tip: Double rooms have better views than bungalows. We were in a downstairs room and there was a little b...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

It is a nice place. We slept at the more expensive rooms. The room was beautiful, no complains.
BUT , there is no view from the room. when you sit out side the room you can only see the live fence, don't expect any rice fields or pool view...
And the shuttle runs up till 5pm. If you are after dinner in the "city" you have to for taxi about $5 one way... If you stay to eat at the restaurant it's expensive ....
So you can relax by the lovely pool (no shade...) and enjoy the free afternoon tea. Breakfast is very generous ...

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mathis Retreat
Address: Jl. Raya Lungsiakan 56, Ubud 80571, Indonesia (Formerly Kenanga Boutique Hotel)
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#27 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Mathis Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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