This hotel is in an amazing location about a 20 minute walk to the centre, away from the constant noise of traffic you seem to get all over Bali. Iinstead you get the sound of the river below matched with stunning views of the campuan ridge ahead from all of the rooms.
Sadly this is this hotel's ONLY positive feature. Having spent many days on tripadvisor scouring reviews we decided to go ahead and book this hotel. The reviews above are for the private villa, however we stayed in one of the standard bungalows.
The Bungalows themselves on the outside are atractive: semi-detached, of a good size and with their own veranda. Sadly the inside is lacking such appeal. It is not the basic standard of the room that we found disapointing (tired furniture and a dated and slightly damaged bathroom), but the level of cleanliness was totally unacceptable. As soon as you enter the room, what you can see from the poor lighting is not welcoming: the bedding was incomplete, badly stained and torn (and remained so for the duration of our only night there causing us to sleep on top of towels). The pillows (covers not provided) were so filthy I wouldn't have put them in a dog kennel.The mosquito net was also full of swat kill remains and on closer inspection the top was covered in layers of thick chunks of dust. This same layer of cobweb-covered dust was on the rusted light fittings and the tops of furniture. The bathroom also had a good layer of scum around the bath and a cockroach that tried nestling into my clothes when I took a shower. Just incase you were uncertain of where the smell of damp was coming from the efflorescence (a kind of cottonwool/candyfloss type mould) growing on the walls made it obvious.
On the belief that we may both just be a little tired from travelling and therefore over-sensitive, we decided to go for a swim and breakfast. Oh Dear, the pool itself is of a cloudy, milky colour, a sign of bad maintenance, the wooden loungers so badly damaged and decrepit, they looked as if they would crumble if you laid on them, and the grassy area around it covered in dog dirt (belonging to the owner). Breakfast was spent listening to the "chef" in the kitchen below us constantly gobbing up - into what God only knows - and picking out the dead ants from the food we had been served.
Had we booked this hotel for one night it would have served a purpose, but as we were to stay in Ubud for 5 nights we checked out the following morning. The receptionist was neither surprised or apologetic, giving the impresion that this has happened many times before.
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- Also Known As:
- Taman Indrakila Ubud, Bali