My wife, 9-month old son and I stayed here for just three nights in February 2013. We booked a Valley Pool Villa based on the recommendations of others here on TripAdvisor and because we'd never tried booking what was supposed to be the best rooms at any hotel.
For reference sake - this was our first visit to Bali, and Indonesia. We were on a visit to my wife's family in Malaysia and wanted to have a few days (just four, far too little time to visit Bali or this amazing hotel) to get away and relax. So we cannot say firmly that Komaneka has the best service in Bali, or even Ubud - but we can say without a doubt that we have never received better service anywhere else in the world.
From the moment we arrived, everyone was very warm, very helpful, and incredibly thoughtful. Our perspective really is from how well the wonderful staff helped us with our infant son while we were there. We travelled from Canada to Malaysia only six days prior to our arrival in Bali, and he was still keeping us very tired because of the time change - but for not a single moment did he feel like a drain on us at Komaneka because of their staff and the surroundings. If he was bored and cranky during our breakfast, a staff member would often hold him and entertain him just so we could finish our meal in peace. They even offered to make baby food for him from fresh veggies and fruit! Similarly when checking in and checking out, he was whisked away by the staff so he wouldn't get bored, or us get too tired. Our room was also equipped with a beautiful crib with mosquito nets free of charge when we first arrived, and during our breakfasts we would be very quickly brought a lovely child seat for him to play in while we ate.
Breakfasts were amazing. The free selection is limited to I believe maybe five or six different set meals, but each one that we had was delicious and the perfect start to our day. Plus we only once actually ate in the proper dining room - and we ate by the main pool twice completely by ourselves, which was very peaceful for us, and for other guests who we didn't want to bother with our little noise-maker son. In fact - the food in general was of a very good standard, and with my wife being Malaysian, I assure you we are both picky eaters. Twice we decided to eat dinner in our rooms, and neither time were we disappointed by the excellent service or the genuinely very good food we were served. I would even argue that compared to many of the restaurants catering to tourists in Ubud, the price point of the room-service meals was very reasonable.
The rooms are of a very high standard and you won't be left wanting for much. The setting of the hotel on the side of a beautiful river valley is stunning - no photo can do it justice. We also preferred the location outside of the hectic centre of Ubud, as we felt more removed from the stresses of Bali, which is an incredibly saturated tourist destination. Being located further out did mean getting to other tourist destinations took about ten-twenty minutes longer though, but we were fine with that. We cannot comment on the shuttle to Ubud as we hired a private driver, but it definitely is not a long drive provided you don't get stuck behind slow traffic. We also loved the private pool at our villa. As others have mentioned, it is on the smaller side, and is indeed quite cool - but considering how hot it can get in Bali, it is great to just dip in and relax with a cool drink to escape the heat, and stare out across the valley. We also loved having a place to play with our son, who had a great time splashing about.
The only real negative point we have is that mosquitoes could be a problem - but obviously for us with a baby we were more concerned with that than most, and the hotel does go at length to minimize the impact of mosquitoes so this is more an observation than a criticism - generally we were not bothered by them. That being said, the outdoor bathtub behind the villa has a still-water pond next to it, which we did find was where the mosquitoes were congregating, even if the water was treated to prevent them from breeding there.
Overall, we'd highly recommend staying at Komaneka at Tanggayuda to anyone - even those with infant children.
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- Komaneka At Tanggayuda Ubud, Bali
- Komaneka At Tanggayuda Hotel Ubud