Being outside the hustle and bustle of Ubud, and far away from a handy walk to the centre might be a problem for many people, but we chose this place right because of these reasons!!
We considered the distance from the centre of Ubub, waking up with no noise rather then the birds and the river, the free shuttle twice daily from/to the hotel to Ubub and the fact that hotel has only few bedrooms and private villas.
We loved it as soon as we walked in! The entrance is on top of the stairs, and from there you can have a good look of the place and surrounding! Lots of green and typical forest trees, rice fields all around and the hotel that seems to be full part of the nature!
We've been welcomed from friendly staff, the 2 managers are always smiling with an incredible positive attitude, talking and suggestion tours and things to do in the neighbourhood!
We had a welcome drink, a fresh watermelon juice and then we've been escorted to our room.
There are 2 main buildings, the first one where the reception is, and few bedrooms upstairs, the spa and the kitchen, and after few steps, the bedrooms building, where there are only 4, maybe 5, definitely 2 on the bottom and 2 upstairs.
Our one was on the bottom, in front of the swimming pool, extremely big, not too bright, in a typical Balinese style. The bathroom was all in nice stone, bright due to a glass ceiling, with a bath tube.
everything was clean, no insects inside the bedroom, just the mosquito net with few stains...maybe they could wash it sometimes!
Negative points: - only 2 bath towel are provided, anything else to dry hands/face like a face towel unfortunately.
- There are no hooks for towel/cloths, we had to use 2 hungers, wrapping the towel on top of them and put them outside to let them dry so that we could re use the towel whenever we needed.
- There's no wardrobe or anything like that, except for a big chair that we used to put our clothes on, and a long chest drawers, not handy enough to be used.
- The bedroom is a bit too dark, even in day time, but all in all, you don't have to spend too much time in there!
The breakky was the best we had during our holiday, between 5 different hotels. 3styles, continental, American and Indonesian, with a fresh juice and a pineapple(or banana)pancake not to be missed.
And the option to consume it at the table just outside our bedroom, in front of the pool...with the poor staff members going up and down the stairs with trays full of goodness!
We didn't use much the pool as we didn't spend too much time at the hotel, but we could see the lounge chairs full of ants all the time. Other customers asked to the staff to give them a clean, and the guy seemed to be happy to do it...it just didn't last for long!
The shuttle service is very efficient, just be sure to tell the manager on duty that you need it so he can call the driver...otherwise i'm not too sure he comes to the hotel anyway!
we never walked from the hotel to Ubud, it just seemed too far with few steep parts of the road, ad the driving is pleasant, maybe 10/15 minutes. All the drivers were always on time, especially at night time, after a day long of walking around, we couldn't wait to go back and have a shower and they were always there 15 minutes before the appointment! good job!
Overall, we loved it and if we will ever go back to Ubud, we'll choose Graha Moding again and again...maybe next time picking the room upstairs, so we don't have to hear each and every step that our "neighbours" take, as the whole building is in wood!
top floor, overlooking the river and the pool!
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