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Nirvana Pension
Jalan Gautama 10 | Padangtegal Kaja, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #92 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Ubud
Rockhampton, Australia
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“Nirvana Pension”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Beautiful homestay. The moment you walk through the gate you are greeted by Ganesha - remover of all obstacles. Upon turning the corner, you find the owner Nyoman - who removes any other obstacles you may find during your stay! Nyoman is the bearer of all knowledge about Ubud. Having lived in Australia for many years, his English is flawless - almost as good as his tips on where to eat! His wife Rai is gracious and friendly.
This is a traditional homestay - if you want "western hotel style" privacy and quiet, this is not the place for you. Although not noisy by any stretch, you are still aware of most noises throughout the gardens - which I mostly liked. There are only fans in the rooms. This was sufficient for us, but in the hotter months I think it could be a bit of a struggle.
It would be difficult to find somewhere as spotlessly clean as the rooms here and there is a lovely peaceful energy about the place. The rooms are not large, but are comfortable, and great value for money at the price.
If you stay here, I highly recommend hiring their driver Wayan. He is very knowledgable and possibly may take you to some genuine "local" spots.
The location is spot on - in the centre of town without the noise and hustle and bustle. Some of the best places to eat and shop are on Jalan Gautama.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Woodland Hills, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Nirvana Pension. Nyoman, Rai and all made us feel like family, they provided much insight into Balinese culture, made us feel comfortable as though we were guests in their home and provided many local contacts. Everyone they suggested was wonderful, especially our driver who helped me buy three large stone statues and ship them back to Los Angeles. The best part of that day was seeing the look on the face of the merchant when Wayan, the driver, handed the kickback sales commission to me after I had bargained for my best deal!! Priceless......

My wife took a batik class with Nyoman and made a beautiful artwork which we have framed and hung in our home where it always gets compliments from guests. He truly brought out a hidden talent in her that totally amazed us both.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

This IS Nirvana. The guest house is lovely and tranquil, the staff warm and wonderful, and the owners, Pak Nyoman Suradyna and his wife Ibu Rai Rupini are most gracious. Mornings start off with the gentle sound of brooms sweeping the walkways accompanied by the birds chirping and roosters crowing. Breakfast is served in the dining area where you're surrounded by oil and watercolors done by Nyom...an. Available are classes in the traditional methods of making batiks, and before you know it, you have produced a piece you can proudly have framed and displayed...even if you are "not an artist". The grounds are beautiful and the attention to detail apparent everywhere. The offerings for the day are carefully and gracefully placed along with incense throughout the property. This is a very special place, one which will become your Bali home.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Ubud, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I have been coming to Nirvana for many years and am always welcomed back by the hosts, Nyoman and Rai, like a long lost cousin. I can recommend this place without hesitation. Nyoman is a well known artist with several international exhibitions to his credit and runs painting and batik classes in his studio at Nirvana. His wife Rai is a gracious host who keeps the place as clean as a new pin while attending to the ceremonial life of the family. They have six rooms available and the location though on busy Jalan Gautama (Eat Street) is set back from the street and therefore is blissfully quiet. They are very helpful with suggestions about what to see and where to go while their driver Wayan will take you wherever you want to go including airport pickup.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

I stayed for several weeks at beautiful Nirvana Pension. The location Jl Goutama is ideal for investigating Ubud on foot close and is close to the Palace Galleries and numerious restaurants.

The Hotel itself is small the family and staff friendly and knowlegable. The rooms offer balconys overlooking beautiful gardens. Ria contunues with the mornig blessings as hotel guests are served breakfast in the dinning area amongst Noymans many paintings which portray daily life in Bali. Noyman offers classes in Batik in a relaxed and beautiful setting in an open air Gallery.

Wayan our local driver will help you plan your personailized tour and tells me he loves his job always with a wide and happy grin.

Ria also has a Gallery at Nirvana offering for sale an extensive collection of hand woven textiles from Bali and the various islands surrounding Bali,sarongs, puppets, and antiques are also availiable.

I loved being at Nirvana and hope to return soon..

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Jalan Gautama 10 | Padangtegal Kaja, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
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Ranked #92 of 242 Specialty Lodging in Ubud
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