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“Lovely peaceful hotel, nice and safe for kids, great service”
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Alam Shanti
Ranked #68 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We stayed in Narmada room. Room was huge and very beautiful. The gardens were lovely and very peaceful. Breakfasts were very nice and very luxurious having it brought to your room. We stayed there with 2 small children and they loved having the space to run around the gardens. Service was very good and non intrusive. Breakfast arrived on the dot at the time arranged and plates were cleaned away without us even noticing.

If there were 2 minor things to comment for improvement I would say that it would be nice to have some arrangement for dinner on arrival. We got there at about 8pm on Saturday evening after a long flight and just wanted to eat and put kids to bed but were told it would take at least 2 hours to get dinner due to the restaurat being full. I ended up getting food from somwhere else. Also, when we asked for a packed breakfast for our early morning trip to Mount Batur, we were only provided with 2 boxes even though there were four of us and the breakfast was very basic - boiled egg and bottle water and slice bread - we missed our hotel brekky!! Would be nice to jazz the packed breakfast up a bit since it is included in room price. Other than this we definitely enjoyed our stay and would return.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

We stayed here at the start of our honeymoon - what a perfect start!? Peace and serenity awaited! We stayed in Laksmi, beautiful room, four poster bed, which was supremely comfortable! Gorgeous gardens with a veranda to enjoy them from. We couldn't hear anything from the room, and slept like babies.
Breakfast was included, several choices, and you could request where to have it, ie - pool side, room or restaurant! Banana pancakes were divine!!

The location was perfect, a 10 - 15 minute walk around or through the monkey forest to monkey forest road, where shops, restaurants and bars await in abundance!
I wouldn't want to make the walk in the dark due to sharing the path with speedy scooters, but no problem, free shuttle from Alam shanti till 10.30pm, and if out later cheap taxis are everywhere - £3 tops!

Attention to detail was amazing, price was amazing! A huge thank you to all the friendly and exceptional staff! X x x

  • Stayed: August 2013
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3  Thank ClareOz1986
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

I'm a little late on this review, but I promised the manager I would so here it goes. I took my wife and 9 y/o son to Ubud in May and stayed at Alam Shanti for one week. The location is excellent. Walking distance to the Monkey Forest and into the town of Ubud. Alam Shanti is actually in the quiet village of Nyuhkuning, but it is a quick walk into the heart of Ubud. It's nice on the motorbike path/trail that skirts along side the Monkey Forest. You see plenty of monkeys but don't have to pay. Don't get me wrong it was well worth it to pay once and go check out the monkeys, but when you stay at Alam Shanti you get a little taste of the Monkey Forest for free every time you walk into Ubud. The rooms are great. Much nicer decor than the Bali Hyatt in Sanur(although we loved it there too). You place your order for the complimentary breakfast the night before and they will deliver it to your room. We ate every morning on our balcony overlooking the beautifully manicured grounds. My wife and son loved the spa. I chose to venture off the grounds and hit up one of the spa's on the way into ubud. these were cheaper, but my wife said the set and setting were no where close to the spa at alam shanti. guess you get what you pay for. The pool is nice and we had it to ourselves most of the time. The staff will bring cocktails, beer and food to you at the pool. This was a nice touch. There is a free shuttle that will take you into Ubud and pick you up after you have shopped or had dinner. The staff is friendly and will help you arrange activities such as whitewater rafting, kecak dance, dinner reservations, etc.... having a nice cool A/C in the room made for easy sleeping and the Wifi worked good enough for us although we didn't use it extensively . it would drop occasionally, but that wasn't a big deal to us. hope this review helps you on booking a nice vacation at the alam shanti

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Loved the Balinese architecture & carved wooden furniture. Lovely gardens & pool overlooking rice paddock. Had the pool to ourselves when we were there. Staff were discreet & polite. Also stayed at Alam Indah - loved seeing the monkeys jumping from the rooftop (while sitting at the balcony!) to trees/pool area in the morning. More steps at Alam Indah. Staff were very helpful at Alam Indah with organising activities. Our lovely guide even came back at night & brought us to find fireflies. Gorgeous staff showed us how to weave baskets. Yummy breakfast - banana pancakes ummm.... Gorgeous bathroom & daily potpourri. Had a wonderful time.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

This hotel is perfect, and I can't describe it any other way. Like a previous reviewer, I had been trying to book at Alam Shanti for years. After an unexpected move to Singapore and a quick try to get a room over Christmas, we finally got lucky! It was everything I had hoped.

It is located near the Monkey Forest, a little ways away from the town center. Not to worry as there is a free shuttle into town whenever you need it, or you could walk through the Monkey Forest. The check-in was smooth and easy, with welcome drinks on arrival. The grounds are dotted by individual villas, 2 floors each with a room on each floor. The rooms are large and decorated in traditional Balinese style. We stayed in the Shindu room and it was huge! The outdoor bathroom took some getting used to, but we adored the traditional feel and the large balcony to lounge on. The bed was comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. Wifi connection from the room was also ok.

Breakfast was brought to the villa each morning and there is enough variety to try everything. I used to get quite excited for breakfast! It was all yummy and we never went hungry. We always took afternoon tea on our balcony, and ordered room service a few times - the food was excellent and a great value.

The staff are so very nice, ready to answer questions and help as needed. The hotel is peaceful, beautifully landscaped and feels authentically Balinese. We rented bikes from a shop near the hotel and biked the rice paddies and around town. Ubud is busy and very touristy but when you return to Alam Shanti each day, you appreciate where you are. The hotel really made my experience in Bali all the better. I had stayed near Nusa Dua on a previous visit and left Bali feeling unimpressed.

We had a spa treatment there and it was good. I was slightly disappointed with the spa room however, as it was quite bright. Our treatment was in the rooms near the pool, while other spa rooms near the entrance seemed darker. My husband also had a haircut there and it turned out great.

If you can get a room here, just book it! It's perfect and will make your holiday that much more memorable.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank jolliette
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We've tried to book at Alam Shanti for the past few years but could never get a room. Finally this year, after booking several months in advance, we scored!

We booked both the Gangga and Yamuna rooms together for our family of four. One suite would have been adequate in size but it was nice to have a completely private villa with our own pool. Both suites had wonderful rice field views, though Gangga was slightly better due to its height advantage. Yamuna maybe has a better terrace as its slightly larger and has a beautiful daybed with mosquito netting, perfect for afternoon naps.

The neighborhood is very nice. It reminds me of Ubud back in the 90's. And the quick walk past Monkey Forrest makes this an excellent location. Driving around takes much longer so we preferred to walk.

We found two favorite restaurants nearby -- Coffee and Copper right at entrance to MF. And D'Waroeng down the street to the left after you exit the driveway, and then turn right at the end of the street. Its just across the road. The chef used to cook at the Amandari hotel, and she is very talented. We ate here several times; our last visit she prepared smoked duck for us... Yum! The ribs were also wonderful.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We had a wonderful two nights here at the start of our Bali holiday. We'd been busy at work and really wanted a complete relax/chill time to kick off our holiday. Alam Shanti was the perfect choice.

We stayed in Indus, an upstairs room. It's worth paying a bit more for this as it's so private and spacious. Huge bathroom with a lovely bath and separate shower and large dressing area and four poster bed. Loved the balcony - we enjoyed breakfast (included) and room service dinner here. Fantastic food. Some of the best meals we had in Bali. It comes from the sister restaurant Lake Leke (which we also ate at - delicious) so was slightly cold by the time dinner reached us, but not an issue for us at all. Just so peaceful - the gardens are stunning (and no wonder when you see how many gardeners they employ!).

Lovely pool area with great lounge chairs - and the spa gave great massages. They were quite a bit more expensive than the usual Bali massages, but definitely worth the price as it's so well done, including the large couple sized room with adjoining shower room (I felt a bit disappointed in massages at other places).

We paid US$135 per night including breakfast which I thought was really reasonable.

Definitely keen to return - hopefully with a group so we can stay at the villa with private pool!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: P.O. Box 165 | Nyuhkuning, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
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#3 Family Hotel in Ubud
#13 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £62 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Alam Shanti 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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