This is our 5th/6th trip to Bali and our children are now in their teens so we needed more room. Ubud is about an hour away from the airport. We booked a 3 nights stay at a 2-bedroom pool villa at Sungu (formerly Waka Namya) that comes with daily breakfast, daily afternoon tea, free on-demand shuttle service, free visit to Rudana Museum and Art Gallery, 30-mins massage for 2 adults and a one-hour padi field trekking. The 2-bedroom pool villa (Tunjung 2) had one bedroom downstairs with 2 big wardrobe space (no hangers for clothes though strangely) and a huge bathroom downstairs with 2 sinks, a large sunk-in bathtub, a roof-sheltered yet open-air shower area and a separate toilet area with a glass door. The upstairs room contained a bed, the TV, phone and a big day bed. Only gripe is that there is only one bathroom downstairs. One air-con cools the whole room down but it was sufficient though this means the upstairs room is always cooler since the air-con is situated upstairs. The rooms are old-world cosy Bali charm but with modern comforts.The pool was too small to swim in but you could always use the bigger pool outside the room. Some of the villas and the spa were under renovations when we were there though we hardly hear much noise. We opted to have breakfast and afternoon tea in the room and had to request for extra chairs as the tables/chairs were meant for 2 pax only (in a 2-bedroom villa?). The fried banana fritters served for tea were delicious, breakfasts were pretty decent too. Absolutely loved the on-demand shuttle service that brought us around Ubud for food and some walkabouts. We took the shuttle car/van to the nearby restaurants then had the restaurants call the hotel to pick us up. Wifi is only available at the lobby though so if you need to stay connected, this would be an issue. Many of the things used at the hotel still carried the Waka Namya name such as it's cups and saucers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With choices of accommodations in Ubud: villas, private villas, resorts and hotels, the Sungu Resort & Spa is no new player. Formerly known as Waka Namya Resort & Spa Ubud, this hotel and resort has re-invented itself, and therefore upgraded many of its services and facilities to cater for its guests - the satisfied repeaters and the new ones seeking an alternatives of Ubud Resort or Ubud Hotel. Come and stay with us - Be a part of supreme, serene and sacred experiences.The Sungu Resort - the haven on the hill, within walking distance to the famed Antonio Blanco Museum, is nearby the artist village of Penestanan and is a short drive from the Rudana Gallery, many Ubud Art Museums & Cultural Centre and the downtown of Ubud. The Sungu Resort is serene and relaxing with welcoming friendly staff and management team who are always at your service. The Renovation has been done properly, To be in full operation on 1 July 2013, the resort is keen to await your stay with us with a full rejuvenating spa programs, children programs and creative art programs. Relax, rejuvenate, and rediscover yourself in a newly refurbished Resort, The Sungu Resort. This newly reborn Resort, formerly known as Waka Namya Resort, boosts new improved facilities such as New Duplex Villa Sungu ideal for 2 Adults and 3 Children. Another addition is the 2 Bed Room- Pool Villa Sungu also ideal for 2 Adults and 3 children. 2 Bed Room - Pool Villa SunguThis is a two storey-traditional Balinese style villa with amenities such as top floor is a big sofa bed in the queen size bedroom with, TV cable for kids, air conditioning. And in down stairs find a queen size bedroom, shared huge bathroom, open shower, bathtub with complete amenities such as a hairdryer, large fridge, mini bar and a telephone. This Balinese room is decorated with local art work, whilst in the outside terrace you can find a private swimming pool, beautiful tropical garden, ideal for 2 adults and 3 children; or, if you would prefer, 4 adults maximum. 2 Bed Room - Pool Villa Sungu is an excellent choice for your family. Each of the villas has an outdoor swimming pool decorated with green stone - a true wonderful appeal for a swim for adults and children. Have a swim and regain your stamina and wellness with the healthy sea salt treated pool. The Sungu Resort - Unique place to stay - feels like home ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sungu Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali