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Tegal Sari
Ranked #26 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 March 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in October. This was the most amazing, romantic, gorgeous place, with a beautiful energy all around. The staff were helpful and efficient, and made our stay a fantastic one.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

What can I say, the villa was mindblowing! We had just driven up from Amed and what better way to unwind than cannonball into your own private pool!! The room - Villa Sarang Bamboo, was out of this world - Big windows on all four sides, a separate kitchen by the pool, the private pool, an exclusive spa room and best of it all - an outdoor loo! I was close to attaining nirvana, taking a dump in the outdoor loo... looking at the trees, the green grass, little birds chirping away... Man, it was awesome! The only thing is the villa is quite new and the bamboo surrounding the villa is not very tall yet. So there is a remote chance that some unlucky chap could have spotted me in full glory! I guess by now, the bamboo would have grown! Didn't explore the rest of the resort since we had everything in our villa and the fact that the main street was just a minute away. Ubud was fantastic!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank arnair
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

We decided to return to TS after enjoying our previous stay so much in 2009. This time round we were lucky enough to stay for just over 3 weeks in a deluxe wooden room (same one as before).

The staff were fantastic. My wife became quite ill on arrival and the staff organised the local doctors visit. They were very caring and considerate, leaving us alone when required but always there if we needed anything. The reliable drivers were available to take us to the SOS clinic in Kuta a few times the following week. We won't go on about how great TS is because we know it is. Yes, it's maybe not like the Four Seasons, but in terms of the staff, room standards, service, friendliness and efficiency it is spot on. We know which we would choose.

We have just read through a few of the old reviews, and we are sorry to say that some of them niggle us. Having spoken to a lot of the TS staff (who we have to tell you remembered us from our previous stay) we feel that we should write something on their behalf.

Some reviews stated the long delays on answering emails. The reception staff have to deal with hundreds of emails besides dealing with their paying guests and many other jobs. If it was a chain hotel that's easy, central reservations deal with it all. This is a very small hotel with staff that do everything and we mean everything. They all multi task, from reception, cleaning, driving, gardening and maintenance etc etc etc. Get the picture. We think it works really well. So please, if they take a couple of days to answer chill out, you should be booking well in advance anyway for this place. Also their policy of pre payment is what they do to keep your booking. Until you've paid the room's not yours. So get a move on or be prepared to loose out. We paid a year in advance for our last stay, were we bothered about that, no, they have a good cancellation policy. Think of it as less to pay when you check out, spread the cost instead of grumbling!

Some have mentioned old buildings, out dated rooms etc. The rooms are kept really clean and they have a good maintenance program. Please, if you find it hard to cope without the latest TV, the very very odd bit of flaky paint, a bathroom odour (never had one myself) or something similar, don't come. It leaves the regulars and others that really love this place more availability. Our room was gorgeous. A four poster with nets hung on it, so big and comfortable. A step down to the sitting area and then glass doors onto the balcony, it was very spacious. In fact the layout reminded us of our room at the Shangri La Rasa Ria hotel in Borneo.

We woke up one morning to find an awful lot of ants near the door and on the balcony due to the heavy rain the night before. We told reception and while we were out the problem had been totally sorted. We never saw them again. We loved seeing the cekaks (small versions of geckos) running around and some of the birds were really beautiful. On one occasion a troop of monkeys appeared from the forest and on another a single old monkey wandered around the rice field. Talking of the rice field, in the 3 weeks we were there we saw most of the rice process from stomping in the old greenery, rotovating and then planting. The ducks and their "handlers" made us chuckle more than once.

Ubud is a lovely town, yes it's more commercialised now than years ago but not many places have escaped that. You can still experience the culural side with dances, painting, silversmithing etc. One staff member told us that years ago all the shops on Monkey Forest Rd were open, like the market stalls. We didn't come across any "hard sell" in fact the shop staff were very relaxed and friendly to us. We found the restaurants to be fairly priced and a lot cheaper than the UK depending on how much you ordered. Our favourites were Warung Enak, Siam Sally and The Three Monkeys. Lamak was excellent as well but a bit more pricey. The food in TS is pretty good too. They have an excellent room service menu and it is delivered very cheerfully to your balcony. The older restaurant is quite cute and quaint whilst the larger new one is very trendy.

The new reception area on Monkey Forest Rd looks very modern. If you are using the hotel transport they can pick you up from either there or the parking area at the other reception.

All in all TS is an excellent place to stay. You feel welcomed by the staff and they enjoy talking to you. We would have no hesitation in recommending this wonderful hotel. Ten out of ten, well done Wayan, Ketut, Nyoman, Astana and all the others whose names we have for the moment forgotten. Thank you for a wonderful stay, best regards to you all.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank HarryKensington
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Reviewed 19 February 2011

i realy enjoy and happy stay at tegal sari
1st day- wooden room
2nd day - duplex room

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank seng03262002
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Reviewed 13 February 2011

Beautiful and peaceful. Fabulous breakfasts on the patio in the mornings. Great service and a wonderful setting. One of the best lodging deals in Ubud.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

Bali - Indonesia was a part of our trip to Asia. through Trip Advisor, we decided to stay in Tegal Sari (Bali) for 4 days and really enjoyed it. The facilities were excellent. Staying here we could swim in a stone-bottomed swimming pool admist a very large rice field, enjoyed tradional massage pavilion to balance your health after busy traveling or enjoy fresh air in an open area. Restaurant in this resort provided many dishes from many countries, you can try traditional Indonesian dishes, or European foods at Abian restaurant, all were yummy. If you come here, you should try "Bali Horse Riding" along the beach, it was an amazing feeling

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Emre_Gex
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

Stayed for 4 nights from Jan 28 - Feb 01, 2011 and wished that we could stay longer. We stayed here also in June 2010. 1st time was fantastic and the 2nd time was AWESOME! Love the people, love the ambience, love the place, love EVERYTHING! We are looking forward for the 3rd stay..........!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jacqps
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Additional Information about Tegal Sari

Address: Hanoman Street Padang Tegal, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Ubud
#7 Family Hotel in Ubud
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#21 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £4 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tegal Sari 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Tegal Sari Hotel Ubud
Tegal Sari Ubud, Bali

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