We have been staying at Tegal Sari since 2009 and every year I think it gets even better. This time on holiday with family (hubby and kids 13 and 9) so we stayed in Villa Sesapi - the one with private pool and kitchen and sitting area. Just love staying here. There is enough space for everyone, should you want a quiet moment. The staff at Tegal Sari are so friendly and welcome you back like it's your second home. The staff do lots of duties at the hotel and you are always greeted with a big smile and a hello, how are you today. Ate most of our breakfasts at Warung Semesta - restaurant on Monkey Forest that is connected to hotel. The staff there are also lovely. Wonderful food at Warung Semesta and great spot to sit and watch the rest of Ubud go by. This year we did a visit to the art village of Keliki - Wee our tour guide was great. This really gave us an idea of how the 'average' Balinese people live. Continue to realise just how lucky we are in Australia. Visted an artist, whose work is apparently very popular in Europe - lovely man who showed us the intricacies of Balinese painting. We all had a go painting in some of his drawings. Then our guide took us for a walk through the rice paddies. A local man working in the fields offered to climb up and grab us a coconut! Our guide then quickly opened it up and produced straw for us to sample - tasted great. The thing I really liked about this trip was as we were walking back to our pick up location our guide stopped and planted a tree. Wee said every time he brings someone on the walk he plants a trip (courtesy of Tegal Sari) and then proceeded to point out ALL the trees he has planted - there were LOTS of them. Good on Tegal Sari for doing this and keeping Bali green. Kids also did the make your own kite, helped by the fellows from Tegal Sari - they all had a ball and then spent a couple of hours our in the rice paddies flying them.
What else can I say about Tegal Sari that all the other reviews here have not already said, it's a wonderful place to stay, location great, service impeccable, food outstanding, staff so welcoming, accommodation fantatic - don't want to rave anymore as it's getting harder to book when we want than ever! Already booked for next year as we know that the word is getting out and more and more people are finding this little piece of heaven in Ubud. And a message for Ketut - hope you like this review too :)
- Also Known As:
- Tegal Sari Hotel Ubud
- Tegal Sari Ubud, Bali