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“Quiet, by a ricefield in the heart of Ubud” 5 of 5 stars
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Okawati Hotel
Jalan Wanara Wana, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #56 of 119 hotels in Ubud
Paris, France
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“Quiet, by a ricefield in the heart of Ubud”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Our third time at Okawati’s, and it won’t be the last. The staff are so welcoming and helpful, the rooms are all different, with character and genuine Balinese decoration.
Okawati is located at the heart of Ubud, but away from its trepidation.
The pool is very relaxing, breakfast or dinner by the ricefield is wonderful,... and at 60$ a night it is a real bargain in Ubud.

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  • Stayed August 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

We studied Bahasa indonesie in Ubud and stayed for 4 months in Ubud. First we were thinking of renting a house but we decided to stay in a hotel instead. We saw many hotels but decided on Okawati. We never regretted our decision to stay there. People are so nice, everything is clean, service is good, bed is good, shower can be better, breakfast is good, location is perfect. Please do not stay in Okawati because then it will be fully booked and where will we have to stay then?
Martha and Jolanda

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Having read the favorable reviews for Okawati we thought we'd give this hotel a try. We booked Okawati on line in September 2012 and had written confirmation from the hotel that we had 2 nights, in a Deluxe room confirmed for January 2013. On arrival it was clear that there was no deluxe room available, however Oka Wati herself said they would upgrade us for one night at no additional charge and move us to a deluxe the next day. The next morning they informed us that the next room wasn't ready, however if we came back in about an hour they would move us. When we returned we were confused when they wanted us to settle the account for one night, and then gathered up our cases and marched us out of Okawati to a different hotel that was at best a could only be described as a building site, and the room was dirty, dark and had a decaying bathroom. The staff from Okawati immediately left when they saw we were not prepared to accept this room. As we only had one more night in Ubud and 2 hotel inspections later we finally settled on a spotlessly clean nearby hotel for a mere $25 (AUD) per night.
We have visited Bali 8 times and have stayed in a range of accommodation, and we can accept errors from time to time may occur in bookings, however you do not put clients in a barely liveable accommodation when clearly you have booked Deluxe rooms.
We would NOT recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: This hotel is not value for money, check out others in Ubud.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

The most welcoming and distinctive hotel that we found and where we stayed in Bali. Staff were unobtrusive, polite and helpful, reasonable price, impeccable cleanliness and quiet and truly breathtaking!

Room Tip: The best rooms are the ones with balcony and garden view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A 2 night stay here cost us 1.5 million ruppiah, and it was just about worth it. (even after VAT and taxes had been sneakily added on to the bill)

The location is at the heart of Ubud, although far enough away that things are calm and friendly, yet everything remains walking distance away.

The hotel is nice, and set in beautiful grounds with a decent size pool - Rooms are spacious, clean, and interestingly decorated!

Breakfast is terrific was served on our own balcony overlooking the gardens, and was really quite idyllic, and the staff were generally polite and helpful.


The only gripe i would have would be that i do feel the staff (whilst polite) are trying to rip off the customers at every possible turn.
Transfers arranged through the hotel are overpriced and should be avoided as it's possible to arrange a far better deal elsewhere.

One particular incident stood out for us though, which left a bit of a bad taste...

Our driver (who works for the hotel) asked us if we had seen the local coffee plantation? We said no, and he advised that it was en-route and that we could pull up at the roadside and take some photos. (2 min. he said)

When we arrived, it soon became evident that we were being whisked away on a tour of a second rate balinese coffee plantation and that we had been duped. 5 min into the tour we asked to be taken back...
I assume the driver is on some sort of commission, and judging by how well he knew the staff there this is a fairly regular occurrence! However we were already paying for an overpriced transfer and felt that this milking of clientele reflected poorly on the hotel!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KomangSuas, Public Relations Manager at Okawati Hotel, responded to this review, January 15, 2013
Firstly thank you for your positive review about our place.I am just want to clarify your comment about the hidden prices and the driver behavior. as we already explain before you do check in, on the total bill, there will be tax n services apply! about the other comment, before we make a trip, we already discuss about the place you like to visit and then we had agreement about the price. so if you do like to take another interest place that not listed on the trip that we discuss before, it is normal think the driver will reject your request and the site you do like to add is also about 20km away.
But, besida those thing, we are happy that you spend your holiday with us while you are in Ubud.
Hope to see you on your next trip.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is the second time we have stayed with Oka Wati. What a gracious hostess she is, and what an eexquisite environment she has created in the heart of Ubud. As a walk through the gardens, you can sense that each plant has been lovingly places, the plumaria blossoms are collected each morning and placed in gorgeous arrangements in water bowls. The rooms....oh my...works of art each one, with balinese carvings and frescoes, WORKING air conditioners, misquitoe repellant things....and full on breakfast served on your private terrace overlooking the garden and the pools every morning at a time of your choosing. Aaahhh, Life as it should be. I would not stay anyplace else. Neither will you when you check out the price! Last time that I stayed, I got very sick, and the staff went out of there way to make sure I had fruit, and presented puja's for my well being. I love this place!

Room Tip: Any room is great, the second floor rooms are pretty fun!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This hotel has many things going for it. The best perhaps is location, right in the center of Ubud on popular Monkey Forest Road. It's also not expensive and pretty, with a nice swimming pool, spacious, traditional rooms with very comfortable beds, nicely decorated, and with nice balconies and views. The staff are friendly and generally helpful (they recommended some nice shows for me in town), and the owner, Okawati, is beautiful and very gracious. The only thing is that the breakfast is really basic, and you may need to supplement it with more food outside the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Wanara Wana, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Ubud
#47 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay with us If you want to be close to all the action in Ubud, yet away from the noise and hustle, you have found the right place. Only 1 1/2 blocks from the center of Ubud, on a quiet alleyway off Monkey Forest Road, we are in close walking distance to the market, tourist information, evening performances, soccer field, major shopping, art museums and galleries ... more   less 
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