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“Good location, bad rooms” 2 of 5 stars
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Pertiwi Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Monkey Forest St., Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #98 of 127 Hotels in Ubud
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“Good location, bad rooms”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived, we weer geven one of the non renovated rooms: smelly, dirty rooms, bedsheets, curtains and most of all a horrible bathroom. When I litteraly told reception we could not stay there, they simply agreed (so they knew how bad it was!) and moved us to a new room in the renovated part. Better bathroom, but still damp and unclean room, bloodstained bedsheets. The complex is also quitte fulltime nog, with buildings everywhere. Ubud has many better hotels to offer!

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Great location in town, 5min from shops, 10-15 min from market/palace/monkey forrest. For a single person a place that is easy to pop in and out of.

However the plot of the hotel is very looong so if you are in the delux rooms (which being renovated and more of a western style in a large block but with views) then quite a walk. Older rooms which more authentic are closer to reception but not private and bathrooms def need updating.

Breakfast buffet easy/ good selection of things which quite good. Reception varied hugly, not that friendly, depending who you get depends on friendlynes and they will charge for everything, even a local call. for a tour which not the case in other places i stayed.

If want convenience at ok price this is good but not a special experience.

Room Tip: Delux bettr quality, more private but in a big building. Older rooms nr reception, more authentic bu...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albany, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Stayed with a bunch of people, booking five different rooms. Our room and bed were adequate, no problems with electricals, airconditioning, tv or hot water. The bathroom could've done with some shelving as there was no room to place our products other than the floor and that was often wet from shower water. Breakfast was average, pools were green (what's with that?), but location great. Staff could've done with some smiling lessons (which is unusual coz Balinese people generally overdo their smiles!). Enjoyed the antics of the resident geckos. Would consider staying again, but in a villa maybe.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in Pertiwi Resort by default after having problems at the place we had originally booked. We were upgraded to a pool villa. Room was spacious and clean. It was also fantastic having a private pool. The Resort is spread over a large area, probably once rice terraces as there are some very steap hills! The gardens are lovely, there is plenty of space and two pools. Our room looked a little tired, roof leaked through light fitting, no bottle opener for the complimentary water and when we requested one it never arrived. Great location in Ubud, with shops and restaurants outside the resort.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I stayed in one of the private villas - absolutely beautiful. Great pools and good brekky. If you can afford this place, this is a great place to stay in Ubud. Very central and an overall lovely experience.

Room Tip: Only stayed in the private villas - they have a nice little private pool. I would stay in a regular...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

I have stayed here a few times. It has increased in price, they took out the big pool to put in more rooms, and added a tiny pool up front. There is still a slightly bigger pool in the back of the complex. This is a gorgeous complex, but very hilly, so if you have problems at all walking, it might not be for you. Luckily, they took out all the steep steps and made it instead a driving ramp, and they will take you on a golf cart to your room, if you are in the back section. You get a nice breakfast buffet every morning included in the room. The rooms up front in the older sections have rather questionable bathrooms, with nozzles that spray all over when you turn on to take a shower. I didn't care for these rooms. The newer ones are better, though not very picturesque. You should offer to bargain for one of the villas in the back, that all have their own little swimming pool and veranda. They come with a spa treatment and a sarong. I bargained for such a good price that I didn't get the spa treatment, but never mind! Just a couple blocks to the right of Pertiwi is the most amazing little spa place ever! Turn right out of Pertiwi and walk up to Padma Haasta (they are sitting out on the sidewalk with blue brochures, and then they walk with you down a very short nice open alley to their spa) - these women are great, and you get a $7 massage or $6 facial! wow, I got one every day!

Room Tip: If you get one of the villas in the back, opt for one of the four in the front, as they are on the h...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Having experienced the fast paced streets of Legion and Kuta previously, I wanted to stay somewhere a bit quieter where I could b away from hustle and bustle but still be handy enough to do 'stuff' when I felt like it.
The location of thus resort was superb for my needs. Beautifully manicured gardens, enticing pools and privacy were just what I needed. Some things in our room were a little tired, but this was well and truly made up for by the excellent service provided by the staff. The breakfast staff enquired about me after my companion turned up to breakfast alone one morning. Upon hearing that I had a bad back and couldn't come to breakfast they immediately prepared a breakfast platter and delivered it to my room. I was impressed!
We could walk our street and shop without the hassling so common elsewhere, but there was a Market just up he road if we had wanted.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Monkey Forest St., Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#67 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pertiwi Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pertiwi mean Mother Earth, is an exotic name well known in the heartland of Ubud, a perfect retreat for those who appreciate informality and total privacy but want to be close to Ubud's tourist's interests and cultural centre. Considering the central but quiet location, the space and facilities are set in compound greenery tropical landscape with two swimming pools and proximity to either Monkey forest and Ubud's King Palace, just a door step to find many tourist activities, shops are right on the main road in front of the resort a few minute walk to the museums and rice field, represents outstanding value offer not just an accommodation but unforgettable experience to recharge your energy. New Renovated Villas, with its simplistic design covered by alang-alang roof, long glass window and bamboo hand-woven ceiling are reflecting its Balinese stylish combined with modern touch. ... more   less 
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