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Bambu Indah
Banjar Baung | Sayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #37 of 127 Hotels in Ubud
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“Very special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

WOnderfully unique property in Ubud. The detail, charm, tone and overall setting that they have created using as mcuh recyled and sustainable materials as possible so special. We are delighted to have a stayed here and it really made our honeymoon. The staff was amazingly sincere, the food was the perfect,(mostly grown on site) and the room was so charming. Loved everything about the place. Look forward to coming back soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Wow. This is a one-of-a-kind spot with incredible views, a cool pool, and exceptional food. Bambu Indah is “rustic” and may surprise if you’re expecting conventional luxury. Once you get used to the outdoor rainshower (which we grew to love) and the sounds of roosters in the morning, you’ll love it. We were a family of 5 in the Elora House. It was a good space for us (two floors). Some have suggested this isn’t the best place for kids, but ours loved it. Our youngest had a Balinese massage and all the kids couldn’t get enough of the pool and palm tree with the swinging rope.

The food here does not get enough attention. While the choices are limited – typically two options at lunch and dinner – the quality is amazing. Over the course of three days, every single dish was fantastic. The breakfasts (included in the rate) were also terrific – fresh mango and papaya, delicious eggs or Balinese breakfasts, and great coffee.

The staff was very helpful as well. They coordinated white water rafting on the Ayung River, recommending a cheaper local option over the more heavily promoted brands. They also arranged for a fabulous three hour walk through rice fields and local villages.

If you want to get away from the crowds and feel like you’ve been transported back an earlier time in Bali (albeit one with wireless Internet), this is the place!

Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Bambu Indah is not a hotel or your standard accommodation. It's an inspiring experience 15 minutes outside of Ubud. A place to meet and greet locals as well as international travellers. 

Everyone with a sense for natural beauty, an interest in sustainability and appreciation of cutting edge design should visit this amazing retreat and have a look at the mind blowing bamboo architecture. Nestled in organic gardens, Bambu Indah provides a unique travel experience. 

A bold statement made out of traditional, century old huts from Java, 'Vogue-esque' interiors, stunning views, beautiful service, delicious food, pure nature, calmness, relaxation and dedication.

We were delighted to learn that Bambu Indah was only the beginning. John Hardy and his wife created 'Green school' - also located close to Ubud. A progressive, 'hands on' school concept for locals and international students.

Should you ever be in Ubud, don't miss the chance to pay Green school a visit. 

Thank you Bambu Indah and team for your hospitality, kindness and inspiration.

We will be back.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great property to stay for a few evenings. This was our first stop in Bali and it was a wonderful place for the start of our adventure. There was a lot to like -- amazing food, lovely staff, natural pool, outdoor shower, and unique room.

Of special note, the head gardener is a professional who has an international resume that the owner has hired to help revamp the organic plant beds. If you stay here, you should really take the time to talk to him as he is brilliant at the science of the organic garden.

The property is on the outskirts of Ubud so you will need to hire a driver to take you into town. We hired a driver for one of the days, but other than that we stayed at the property and relaxed.

Another must do while you are there is to hike the trail behind the property and cross the river via a very cool bridge which leads you to beautiful rice fields.

Highly recommend if you like rustic lux, but probably not a place for you if you only enjoy big glamorous resorts. We did both on our trip so starting with this small hidden gem was just perfect for us.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Bambu Indah is an exceptionally beautiful place. Clearly the creation of designers, each of the eleven antique Javanese joglos is different, and they and the objects on display within them have been chosen by discerning eyes. The piece de resistance however is right in the centre; a vast, open building made entirely of rare black bamboo, lashed together with not a nail in sight, based on the Sumatran Minang house. It is stunning. There are any number of places to lounge and read or just pass the time staring off into space, listening to the sounds of the gardens around you. The staff are warm, friendly and helpful, and were extremely understanding when I had a credit card problem. The restaurant is on the expensive side, not by European standards, but compared to the dozens of other places you can eat at in Ubud; it is also very quiet, so if you want a bit more bustle it's easy to get a taxi to and from town. I also walked a couple of times, there and back, about 30 mins each way.
I was travelling with my 13 yr old son, and although he enjoyed it and could see the buildings were cool, I would say it is probably most appreciated by adults for whom the sheer loveliness of the place is enough. One of the very best things was the afternoon tea, served at 4 o'clock on the terrace, with different Balinese cakes every day, and included in the room rate along with breakfast.
Bambu Indah is gracious, stylish, beautiful and peaceful; I would go back anyday (once I've saved up!).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

On the good side :
The room are gorgeous, the garden and view are amazing... The massage are one of the best I had in Bali... And the staff are gentle and kind :-)

On the down side :
The restaurant is poor and really expensive for what you get : 40000 IDR for a green salad :-///// not to mention the glass of local White wine charged 100 000 IDR (!!)
The food itself is good but for a place where you'll be charged (~185$ / night) my expectation were higher...
The owner could have been a bit nicer - not eaven a word adressed to us...
And finally, the natural pool itself is amazing but only one recliner... Doesn't really make you want to chill around it !!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Usually travelling with family I went to Bambu Indah in 2010 for 3 nights by myself in Padi, loved it. So when I had the opportunity to return to Bali for a break by myself I called them and managed to have 2 nights in Biru (small but completely gorgeous). the staff is perfect, the garden is amazing and even at such a busy time of year it makes Ubud liveable! Highly recommend

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Banjar Baung | Sayan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Ubud
#7 Business Hotel in Ubud
#20 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#29 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rustic luxury in the gardens of a tropical highland farm. ... more   less 
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