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“Beautiful and intimate hotel”
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Mawa House
Ranked #10 of 589 Ubud B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful and intimate hotel”
Reviewed 19 February 2014

We have stayed here for four days in the rainy season. Mawa house is run by a Balinese family and has the air one would expect from such a business. The personnel is very friendly and tries to help as best as they can. The room was decorated beautifully and was inspected/cleaned twice a day! It was ensured that the mosquito net was let down before eveningfall so that we would sleep undisturbed and two small bottles of water were provided daily with compliments of the hotel. There are roosters near some rooms, so if you don't like the sound of a natural alarm clock ask for a room somewhat more remote. There is a small pool in the very well kept beautiful garden. It was a delight to enjoy our breakfast on the veranda of our room with such a view. There are daily workshops organized by the personnel. The center of Ubud is easily reachable by walking along the monkey forrest, ask for a torch if you expect a walk in the evening as the path is unlit. A small advice is not to take plastic bags into or next to the monkey forrest as the monkeys might look for a snack!
We would recommend this hotel and will definitely return in the future

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Best value for money accomodation on my trip. If i go to Ubud again, i will definately stay again!!! Mawa is next to mokey forest. It's only a 5-10 minute walk to the cafes and shops. Rooms are very modern and absolutely clean and looked after very well. The staff is great, always friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Canada
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

I had booked last December via agoda and had numerous emails with the hotel reservation on choice of room. Room one ( the detached house) was confirmed.

On arrival,was informed they overbooked and that they could move me to a sister hotel ( chili house just in front which is not at all the same caliber) I refused and called manager. Somehow they now had a room (#3 opposite my desired room lol) which I stayed for one night then had to move to another one (#6 second floor with no view..backing the neighboring hotel) for the rest if my 5 night stay. Reservation system is very poor.
Staff were appolligetic about this, but I had to ask to be compesentated ( theY offered from their lunch menu a free dinner ( about 10$ value)

The ac also malfunctioned on our last 2 days. ( water dripping inside ) I had informed them and it was supposed to be fixed..
Breakfast is good ( the american one is served with one tiny sausage and one slice of bacon and about 3-4 one square inch potato piece.
The staff are on training so expect to ask for your milk... One morning they even forgot the toasts !

As I was checking out early, asked if could have breakfast ofrlier than the start time of 7am. That was like asking for the moon..( wanted for 6:15 or 6;30)
The buttler had to inquire and would get back to me latter to see if this would be possible ( turned out it was)

Overall, the room and hotel itself is very good and good value. The staff are inexperienced, and given the major issue with check in, ac problem and other mishaps, I can't give it more than 3

  • Stayed February 2014
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leon s, Manager at Mawa House, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Warmest greeting from Mawa House Ubud, A Balinese home by Pramana Experience

Thank you very much for taking your valuable time to post your comments on Trip Advisor regarding your recent visit to Mawa House Ubud.

On behalf of The Management and staff of Mawa House Ubud, please allow me to express my sincerest apologies for the inconveniences experienced during your recent stay with us.

we are taking your comments into high consideration. I have noted your comments ( The Reservation system, AC, Breakfast) and immediately shared with all the team for their awareness, follow up and further action to avoid any occurrence in the future.

Mawa House is owned by local and Managed by Pramana Experience, A Group of young Balinese hospitality management. We commit to help local owner to manage and maintain their businesses. We are employing young , mostly fresh graduated Balinese from the villages and consistently train them to become an expert hospitality worker with genuine Balinese concept.
On other hand We are at the same time doing partnership with Tourism school for the Accommodation familiarization for their students.

Mawa House is A Balinese Home, A home feeling is our main concept while maintaining the full guest privacy, The miscommunication for room request occurred and We Do Apology for the inconvenience, First room Offered was right in front of the room requested, and Has as beautiful view as room 1, However you have chosen to move to the room 6 for the privacy. We are always put the guest on top everything should issue arise,

Again thank you for sharing your experience and the review, because we think would not have been possible for us to get a success without your exceptional cooperation.

On Behalf of all staff and Mawa House family, we look forward to welcoming you back in near future

Best regards,
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Bangalow, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

From the moment we entered Mawa House we were in love , with the family, the staff, the location, the beauty and absolute attention to detail that Mawa house offers . This is a small intimate place behind the family homes, it is runs to perfection. The breakfast delicious, our room everything you need for comfort.
If you want to experience a little of Bali life you have the opportunity to participate on some occasions.
The garden beautiful, the staff treat you like you are part of the family and you are special and cared about.
The only thing I did not like was having to leave! Be careful this place is special and cant be booked months in advance, so dont hesitate.

Room Tip: If you want complete privacy , perhaps you need to make a request . There are 2 rooms close by the p...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Mawa House is confortable stay. Rooms is nice and clean, especially good breakfast at right outside your room on balocony. The great value for money, you get 5 stars service from the staff. I will stay next time

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Great value for money at Mawa House! It feels like staying in a 5 star hotel because there are so many attentions and respect for the guests. Rooms are nice, clean, with beautiful bed sheets. Bathroom is excellent too (one of the best shower I had in Bali). Nice and clean swimming pool. Very good breakfast. Friendly and efficient staff. Be careful, this hotel is small and is always full, so make sure you book ahead. Only one bad point: wifi connection was not stable when I was there.

It is located behind the Monkey Forest (so away from the busy and somewhat crowded center) and it is only a 5 min scooter drive or 15 min walk from Monkey Forest road. If you want to go to Ubud main street, allow 30 min walk because Monkey Forest road is long. But the hotel can organise un scooter ride for you.

And if you do not fancy going in Ubud center, there are good restaurants around Mawa House. I recommend just accross the road Chili cafe. And 100 m on the right, Laka Leke restaurant and its waterlilies.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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leon s, Manager at Mawa House, responded to this review, 4 February 2014
Dear Esmeralda,

Warmest greeting from Mawa House Ubud, A Balinese home,

On behalf of Pramana Experience and Mawa Family, please allow me to express my sincerest Thanks for your Valuable time to post your comment on trip advisor regarding your recent stay at Mawa House.

we were taking your comments into high consideration. I have noted your comments ( The Unstable Wi Fi) and immediately review the connection for follow up and further action to avoid any occurrence in the future. And we had fixed the problem.

Again thank you for sharing your experience and the review, because we think would not have been possible for us to get a success without your exceptional cooperation.

Best regards,
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Macau, China
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Mawa and enjoyed not only beautifully landscaped surroundings and a romantic room, but the kindness of the people who work there. Putu spent time talking with us and answering our many questions about Balinese Hinduism and the ceremonies.

The location was ideal for us as it was a 10 minute walk to Ubud on the edge of Monkey Forest. Bring a flashlight for walking home from dinner. Mawa is located in a quiet neighborhood behind a family compound. It was a magical experience for us!

The breakfast was delicious, especially the Nasi Goreng.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mawa House
Address: Jl. Nyuh Bojog, Desa Nyuh Kuning, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 589 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mawa House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mawa House situated a minute walk from Ubud Monkey Forest. Setted behind the Balinese family house Mawa House offers an oppotunity to blend with Balinese lifestyle.Located only 10-minute drive from Ubud Art Market and It is a 1.5-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.Nestled in Nyuh Kuning Heritage Village Mawa House features a garden with outdoor pool is the best place to enrich your balinese holiday Experience consist of 8 deluxe rooms with finest decorate bedroom with mosquito net and standard hotel facilities. ... more   less 
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