Having spent a great week in Perth with friends before travelling to Bali, we were ready for some real down time when we got here. The taxi ride from the airport was fine, it's a bit of a trip, almost an hour, but that was expected and traffic wasn't too bad. Once we got to the hotel, it was smooth sailing. Complimentary cocktails on arrival and lovely little biscuits (which I grazed on the entire time we were there) were a welcome respite while checking in, which was relatively quick and easy although I think they were a little surprised at me doing all the talking and accounting rather than my husband!
I had chosen a premium valley pool villa, which was absolutely lovely. It really was secluded in that no one else could see you while in the room or on the balcony or in the pool. The view out over the rainforest was absolutely spectacular. The suite itself was huge - bed was so comfortable and the nightly turndown service is such a nice touch, along with the lovely cotton 'nightdresses' that are left for you - very comforable in high humidity I have to say. The bathroom was two separate areas- one with his and hers wash basins and dressing areas and then a separate area where the bath and indoor and outdoor showers are. My husband really liked the outdoor shower - I'm an indoor girl!
What I noted was that they have everything you could possibly want from a necessity point of view, down to having insect repellant on the balcony so if you are a traveller unfortunate enough to lost their luggage, you will be fine here. If this is where you end up, you will have all the toiletries you need and something to sleep in for the night, rather than your own clothes. Luckily that wasn't us but I did think about it during our time there - it really is the little details that make the difference!
The suite had a private pool which was so nice. Only issue with our room was that it was downstairs so we lost the sun quite early in the day, which was a shame but didn't detract from lovely early morning swims post breakfast. You could choose to have your breakfast (which was very tasty every morning) just about anywhere in the resort but most mornings we made the effort to go the restaurant and enjoy the view.
The resort itself is full of little areas that you can go and hide in. There are two pools, a lovely terrace upstairs from the main restaurant, a lovely shaded lounge area where classes happen (particularly handy if it rains).
My one and only real gripe, and this probably is more of a personal thing, is that while staff were lovely, the attention could be a little over-bearing at times. The frequency with which you are asked how your day is going and what your itinerary for the day is became somewhat annoying for me after day 2. Friendliness and helpfulness are always appreciated but my one bit of advice would be to maybe hold back a little and if guests really need it, they will more than likely ask for assistance!
We really enjoyed our little trips into Ubud and the visit to the monkey forrest was nice too. The shuttle that takes you from the hotel into town is a great service and we used it all the time, getting picked up at Komaneka at Monkey Forrest, who always had little bottles of water at the ready for the weary shoppers.
If I was ever in this part of the world again, I would definitely go back and enjoy the delights of Komaneka and Ubud once again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Komaneka at Tanggayuda Hidden away and refreshing in a peaceful location with beautiful valley view's over the Batukaru mountain, feature spacious rooms and villas with private veranda to completed your memorable moments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Komaneka At Tanggayuda Ubud, Bali
- Komaneka At Tanggayuda Hotel Ubud