We stayed in the Garuda room at the Alam Jiwa. Our first impression was "WOOOW!", the view from the terrace was gorgeous and the room itself was spacious and beautifully arranged. The bathroom is semiopen, which is weird at the beginning but you will love it if you are a nature lover. We had a gecko friend that would like to watch us in the shower, it was quite funny. The first night we were very concerned about bugs (given that the hotel is right by the rice fields and I am terrified of bugs) so we bunkered ourselves inside the mosquito net. However, during the whole week of our stay the only animals I saw in the room were little geckos. Oh, and one tokay gecko that somehow found his way into the closet and would sing super loud at 5 am sometimes. However, this didn't bother us, in fact I found it really fun to share the room with our special friend and hearing him sing made us laugh every morning. Being from the city, we never really get to experience this type of things.
The pool area is also gorgeous, very easy to relax with a good book while listening to the water pouring from the statues. Also, they serve complimentary cake and tea in the afternoon, which was nice. Breakfast was really good every morning, delicious fruit and jaffles and freshly squeezed juices. Only con was that it was all vegetarian, which made us choose the city for breakfast a couple of times craving a good piece of yummy bacon. But nonetheless it was delicious. The staff at the hotel is very polite, and they drive you for free to and from Ubud upon request. The hotel is 2 mins away from the monkey forest, which you can go through and be in the busy city in 5-10 mins. We found Chili's, a nice little restaurant about 4 blocks away from the hotel, to be quite nice as well.
Thank you Alam Jiwa! Definitely recommended.
- Also Known As:
- Alam Jiwa Ubud, Bali
- Alam Jiwa Hotel Ubud