This was a wonderful and peaceful place to stay in Ubud. Palm trees and jungle plants border a series of free-standing bungalows over the gently sloping (ok, there are some stairs; we're from the SF Bay Area...) grounds. Friendly cats and skittish chickens do their thing to the soundtrack of birds, geckos, cicadas and the distant hum of the scooters of downtown Ubud. It's a short walk to downtown Ubud, or the Monkey Forest, and after experiencing a bit of the madness of downtown, we were happy to have a quiet spot just a few blocks from the main road.
We were welcomed by Allan and Siti with cold beer and good conversation, and they immediately made us feel at home. Allan's a great guy to talk travel with, as he's been seemingly everywhere. Siti was warm and welcoming and cooked us amazing meals. She's a great person to talk to about where to go and what to do around town, and will help arrange rides with good drivers if you need to get out of town. We had planned to learn some Balinese cuisine while in Ubud, and after a couple meals, we knew Siti was the right person to take lessons from. (We already made the soup, and it came out great!!)
Our room had AC, which was a must for us after a few humid nights in the Gili's. We were on the second floor, with a nice panoramic view of the grounds. Each morning we woke up to a pitcher of hot coffee and the din of the tropics. A choice of breakfast is included, with tasty fresh fruit and juice. The bed was firm and comfortable, and the room was tastefully decorated with Balinese artwork. They even sell beer at competitive prices, which was nice to enjoy on the porch on the warm evenings.
This place was a great value, and was a wonderful experience. The perfect home for our time in Ubud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small secluded resort close to the main road of Ubud. Meticulously clean Rooms are equipped with a/c noiseless ceiling fans, bathroom, refrigerator, original art, large balcony, swimming pool, excellent Indonesian restaurant, cooking lessons, privately conducted tours. ... more less
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- Tiing Gading Bungalows Hotel Ubud