Our room Saraswati was a lovely room and huge charming bathroom with lovely window, nice aminities and traditional indonesian charm. The AC blew directly on the bed and we tried to take down the mosquito net on that side of the bed to shield from it but ended up taking off a sheet and tying it on that whole side of the bed. It was to
hot to not use the AC. The room or suite or entire upstairs of Saraswati had a huge outside deck nice for reading hand we had a lovely delightful tasty breakfast at the table out there. Must order breakfast 24 hrs in advance . Must order transport ( free) 30 minutes in advance. Pool was lovely, staff was most pleasant except at night they talked in the office about 1/2 a block away but we could hear them in our room. At 10 p.m. I went down and asked them to tone down and it was quiet immediately. The grounds were beautiful . I would have liked the romantic ambiance but the resident of the adjoining property was using a saw and doing some cement work, so we could hear the workers during the day and alittle past dark. ( this will be completed soon) When we arrived we were greeted by
Ayu , the lovely lady that checked us in and was just wonderful, but we felt barraged by " greeters" actually about 4 young men besides Ayu. We were alittle rushed by them to get out of the transport and get registered and have a drink....and while I registered us...my partner was asked to fill out something too and he didn't notice that one greeter closed the door to the transport with my bag with the computer and all of my makeup in it. So , that was a loss. So , be sure not to be rushed and count all the bags ( both travelers should do this) before you pay the driver and before they depart. Alam Shanti is not on the beaten path so the driver who drives back to Sanur or Denpasar will not be inclined to return the lost articles....everyone there was very upset about the raise in petrol prices.
I would prefer being in UBUD because most hotels even on Monkey Forest Rd. have the rooms in the back of the property and are quiet. OH ! there was a family with a baby about 6-8 months old. So, we heard crying baby in one of the larger suites at the other side of the property. Then they walked the baby around the property to try to settle it down, so everyone got to hear the serenade. The DO go in your room. So put things UP !! There is no Do not disturb sign. In the evening we put the lock on and put a chair in front of our door as a signal not to go in. Still they went in and turned on a light and pulled the drapes. The next night we pulled the drapes and turned on a light before we went out for the evening in UBUD, and when we came back the chair was moved and evidence that someone had been in the room. No problem, but I just don't like to have to hide my glass of water ( you have to BUY or Bring water ) . I really don't want anyone straightening my clothes or putting them in a drawer because if I don't do it , I might forget something. So , when we were there later we just told them not to clean our room....but they still came in when we were gone and left towels. I would have prefered that they left the door locked and left the towels on the huge porch.
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