Can't recommend this beautiful oasis highly enough! Impeccable service and accommodations with lush grounds and beautiful, local character throughout. We stayed in the Jalak Bali room, which occupies the entire top floor of one of the three guest houses. Take a look at the photos of the room online and you'll see the beautiful character I am talking about. There was another room below us but it had a completely separate entrance so we never saw or heard its occupants. From our balcony we had a beautiful view of the rice terraces and the towering mountain. The staff is very attentive and provides a delicious breakfast to your private balcony each morning at the time you request (or you can eat breakfast in their dining area near reception and the pool). We were very impressed with all the breakfast options. Try the local pancake (more like a crepe) with paper thin apple slices and cinnamon sprinkled on top. Delicious. The jaffle (breakfast panini sandwich) is also very good -- my husband got the combo all three mornings: cheese, tomato and avocado. I also enjoyed the local Indonesian breakfast option one morning -- you really can't go wrong with any of it! Another perk is that purified, filtered water is offered at reception whenever you'd like to fill up your water bottles. The hotel location is just a short walk from the beautiful Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a must-see during your visit to Ubud. Go to the inner-most temple and you'll experience something akin to Indiana Jones with vines growing everywhere and a rushing creek carving its way through gorge-like rock. You can also walk to town from Alam Jiwa but the hotel offers car service for free, where ever you'd like to go in town. We utilized this everyday. The cars are brand new and always very clean and air conditioned for your transport. At one point a large bug landed on my leg and then quickly flew away, and the driver was so apologetic, insisting they would spray the car that very day. Another kind gesture from the staff that really made our stay -- we arrived back to our room on our second day to find a gorgeous flower arrangement with a note from the staff wishing us a happy honeymoon! It really warmed our hearts that they took the time and care to put that together for us. If you are looking for a luxurious place with local character, impeccable service & attention to detail, and beautiful, tranquil views of the true Bali, and you are willing to take a short drive to get into the center of town, then this place is for you!
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