What a fantastic place and don't they make you feel spoilt and welcome!
We arrived in the evening, tired, it was long old ride from the airport and we did wonder whether the taxi driver knew where he was going for a while. He found it though and we were greeted to delicious welcome drinks on arrival as we filled in yet some more forms :-( Then it was off to the room, porters taking our luggage. We had booked the Indus room for 2 adults and 2 children, they put an extra bed in the room to accommodate us - even with the 4 beds they was still plenty of room. The room was great - we were certainly not disappointed. We were upstairs and had a great balcony space for eating and relaxing, a large room for sleeping and a large bathroom split into bath, shower, toilet and wardrobe/dressing table areas. The Indus had a huge tall roof which helped keep the room cool, there was also a ceiling fan and air conditioning if you needed it - we were never too hot. Upstairs accommodation is probably easiest to keep cool.
The breakfast was included in the price and there were plenty of options - we ate very well and always set off for the day well fed - we had never eaten so much fruit (the crepes with honey and lemon became a family favourite). Complimentary teas and coffees were available all day - it became a ritual getting tea and coffee and afternoon cake towards the end of each afternoon after the day's exploring.
The staff could not have been more friendly, everyone had a smile on their face and always wishing a good morning, we tried to learn small phrases and they helped us get our pronunciation right.
For the Indus room you use the shared pool at the Alam Wangi Spa - a 1 min walk from the Indus. The pool was pleasant and towels provided.
As a family firmly recommend this place and if we are back in Bali we will definitely be returning to the Alam Shanti!!! We spent a week here and used it as our base to explore Bali - we didnt run out of things to do. We did go to Seminyak for our last 4 days - no comparison - on reflection 2 nights in Seminyak would have been enough and 2 extra nights in Ubud would have been nicer.
If I really wanted to nit pick (and it really would be nit picking), I would just suggest they give the breakfast table on our balcony a wipe each day. Also if you are travelling with kids you might want to just bring a game or two just to entertain themselves for the couple of hours you might want to just sit and relax after a day's exploring. We bought a deck of cards and found a game they loved so that worked for us.
Well done Alam Shanti :-) You lived up to the rave reviews!!
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- Also Known As:
- Alam Shanti Ubud, Bali
- Alam Shanti Hotel Ubud