Villa Ladybamboo is ducking in a nice quiet little corner of Ubud. The garden is very small but marvellous and full of plants, feels like being inmidst of a rain forrest. Astonishing how much privacy it gives for the rooms. Rooms are spacious and equipped with a lot of technical extras. But who comes for holidays just to watch movies on DVD? Unfortunately no tea kitchen. Extremely clean and cleaned every day.
When I arrived from a lengthy transfer I asked for a restroom but had to fill in the registration forms first. And have my welcome drink. I asked again for toilet but still they wanted to know how I intend to pay, cash or credit card. By the time I hadn't seen my room nor had my luggage been brought to. Strange, pay before you have seen the room. Then I was asked to select the recipes I would like to cook at the cooking class next day. Going to toilet getting urgent ...
I had asked for a quiet room in advance and got the one next to the restaurant. After complaint I was transferred to a different room without terrasse, but open bath room close to the spa. Unfortunately the spa is used as office at the same time. Very noisy, loud telephone calls, video conferences.
The pool was undergoing a chemical cleaning process and was not for use at the moment. Anyway it didn't look inviting.
The breakfast was tasty and sufficient, buffet style, 8-10, which is a bit late for me.
Sometime snacks are served in the afternoon and they are yummy, yummy very tasty.
The cooking classes took place in a different building two streets further down. Excellent kitchen equipment and lucky us our group was so funny and entertaining that afterwards we all went out together for lunch, dinner, activities for the rest of our stays. I must confess, that I didn't learn too much since our instructor didn't speak too much English and didn't understand our questions nor did she know the names of the ingredients. And part of the recipes she did wrong but were corrected by the manager Reki later on after one of us asked.
Couples are granted a discount for cooking classes if one of them contributes a dish from their home country. This is not granted to single travelers and the reason: Because they are disadvantaged everywhere and this is why here as well.
Rooms in Villa Ladybamboo are high priced, garden is small, pool not inviting. But you can have excellent bungalows for half price or less, as quiet and with bigger garden around the corner.
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