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“An oasis in the heart of Ubud”
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Nick's Pension
Ranked #67 of 613 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 August 2013

My wife and I have stayed in many hotels in and around Ubud, but Nick's is our absolute favourite. The location is fantastic and you would never believe you are in the middle of Ubud. One entrance leads into the busy centre itself while the other is a gateway to the beautiful paddyfields. The hotel is beautifully maintained with a brand new restaurant and a sparkling pool. breakfasts are simple but tasty and the staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful. I write this after our 15th visit, and hopefully there will be many more to come. Highly recommended.

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ian_Day, Owner at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2013

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This pension is located on a street that has no lights at night, so if you have a few drinks better watch out for the stairs or bring a flashlight with you! The room...well, we paid a little extra for the air conditioner and it was noisy and not working properly ($ wasted right there). The ac went off in the middle of the night and we had to basically hit it to start again throughout the night. The bed was really uncomfortable and old and noisy! The bathroom smelled like wet towel and was not really clean. The only good thing about this place: There is green everywhere that gives you the feeling that you are in the forest far from civilization. Their breakfast is really good, and if you don't mind spending a little extra, try their homemade yogurt with granola and fruits!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ian_Day, Pemilik at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your time to commented on TripAdvisor.
I'm so sorry for inconvenience your stay with us. Hopefully we will give you a good service in the near future

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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Spent 2 nights here and wish I could have stayed longer. Lovely hotel made up of small villas set around beautiful rice paddy fields with a basic restaurant and lovely pool. Less than 5 minutes walk into town and less than half the price of many of the town centre accommodation. Lovely staff, clean rooms and a helpful travel guide who organised my onwards trip. I'll definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Ian_Day, Manager at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali.

We have taken note of your comment regarding for the our room quality and based on your reservation you are book fan room, so we put based on your reservation and you are not mention to upgrade your room to be Air conditioning room.

We will most definitely look into your comment to our improvement in future to ensure good quality product and services given to all of our costumer.

We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of being of service to you during your recent visit to Bali and look forward to welcoming you back to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali in the near future.

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Things to love in this hotel:
1. Great location: This hotel has 2 exit, one thru lobby in Jalan Bisma,second back exit you'll get out in Jalan Monkey forest. 2-5 mins walk and you'll dip into dining and shopping area.
2. Nice surrounding: It has small pool, small paddy field, gardens, small river/stream as your back ground.
3. Unique room decor. Each room has their own villas with Bali touch, large room and toilet.
4. Fantastic price: we got special deal on web at first night $19.5 and second night $38 with simple breakfast included.
The only downside is, the AC in our room was a bit noisy.Car park for 3-4 cars.
For all of the above factors, we will come visit here again.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ian_Day, Manager at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali.

We have taken note of your comment regarding for the our room quality and based on your reservation you are book fan room, so we put based on your reservation and you are not mention to upgrade your room to be Air conditioning room.

We will most definitely look into your comment to our improvement in future to ensure good quality product and services given to all of our costumer.

We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of being of service to you during your recent visit to Bali and look forward to welcoming you back to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali in the near future.

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Reviewed 3 June 2013

I couldn't figure out why this place had ratings all over the place until I arrived. It's like 4 different hotels all down one street. You can tell they have purchased or built hotels and sorta mushed them together. The location is pretty decent for your walk to town. The room we stayed in was OK. Probably decent for the price ($45/US) but not great. The bed was just ok and the shower sucked. I hate the Asian showers that just get the entire bathroom soaking wet. Build a reservoir already. Anyway, not a disaster but nothing romantic or great.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ian_Day, Owner at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Dear Guest,


Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali.

We have taken note of your comment regarding quality of Breakfast as well as the staff service.
We will most definitely look into your comment to our improvement in future to ensure good quality product and services given to all of our costumer.

We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of being of service to you during your recent visit to Bali and look forward to welcoming you back to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali in the near future.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

For a little over 10 pounds a night, we could not ask for anymore.
Beautiful location, central to all the 'action' yet in its own private gardens with a beautiful stream running through and a large paddy field close to the pool area. Incredibly picturesque and felt very Balinese, in design.
Our room was fan only but clean, well-maintained and for the price, we could not complain.
Delicious breakfast and good choice too.
Friendly and helpful staff, if a little pushy.
All in all, for value for money, I would be back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ian_Day, Owner at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali.


We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali in the near future.

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Reviewed 19 May 2013

We stayed 2 nights, in a double room. It was terrible and I would not go back. No idea how it gets a good trip advisor rating. Some points:
No hot water available in bathroom
No aircon (as advertised, some rooms did, but not ours)
No fly screens - so you cannot open windows for fresh air.
Ants in bathroom
Dust in corners/top of shelves, etc, and seems thorough cleaning not done regularly
Definitely felt old, worn, and tired.

When we stayed the pool area was under construction and so you could use it only if you wanted to listen to noisy construction. This really should be noted when booking.

The included breakfast was ok, it was 2eggs and two pieces of toast. Or the noodle option was a small plate of noodles.

Maybe if it was half the price I would expect this, but we were disappointed with this.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ian_Day, Owner at Nick's Pension, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali.

We have taken note of your comment regarding for the our room quality and based on your reservation you are book fan room, so we put based on your reservation and you are not mention to upgrade your room to be Air conditioning room.

We will most definitely look into your comment to our improvement in future to ensure good quality product and services given to all of our costumer.

We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity of being of service to you during your recent visit to Bali and look forward to welcoming you back to Nick's Pension Ubud, Bali in the near future.

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Additional Information about Nick's Pension

Address: Jalan Bisma, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 613 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
Price Range: £10 - £47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nick's Pension 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are entering a place of beauty, peace and comfort. Ubud, the centre of art and culture of Bali welcomes you, and for complete experience we invite you come to Nick's Pension. A great deal in the middle of Ubud Just off Monkey Forest Road in Ubud. Around 10 minutes walk to Ubud Center / Market. Approximately one hours drive from Bali International Airport. ... more   less 
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