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Anini Raka Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   Jl Raya Tjampuhan, Ubud, Bali 80000, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #81 of 126 Hotels in Ubud
2 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“HORRIBLE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

we booked this hotel thinking that it would be great value given the great reviews on this site. the hotel looks pretty good on first arrival however on closer inspection the hotel was in bad condition and not the cleanest.

The bed was a disaster, it wasn't a mattress but rather a large piece of foam and on my side of the bed the foam had a deep indentation from a previous guest. the pillows weren't any better, very thin and you only got one each.

The first problem we encountered was that the remote for the tv didn't work, not a huge issue but still inconvenient but before we could call to get this fixed we discovered our toilet was broken and got distracted but this new problem.

we had to call them to fix the toilet 3 times before someone came, very late at night, to fix it properly.

we then had problems when trying to shower, the actual shower itself never got hot so we resorted to using the handheld shower in the very large bath.

we were very excited to use the bath, it took over an hour to fill and then as it was tiled and not porcelain it didn't retain any heat so within a minute or two of us getting in the water was cold. very disappointing for a bath lover.

we then had a problem where there was a blackout to our room and then the air-conditioning broke and it wasn't fixed even when we left, we couldn't sleep that night as the room was swelteringly hot.

VERY sleazy gardener tried to get us to book a tour with him privately. i don't appreciate this. made me and my boyfriend very uncomfortable to the point we went out of our way to avoid him the following days when we saw him around the hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Anini Raka has so many wonderful qualities to recommend it: the rooms were clean and comfortable, and the staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Located about 15 minutes walk from the centre of Ubud (there are free shuttles departing hourly), it was quiet and peaceful at night. I would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Anini Raka Hotel is best avoided. The place is in dire need of some TLC. Our room was very dirty, there were thick layers of dust on the furniture, very old rough towels, a dirty shower floor, a yellow stained toilet and loads of ants. The shower was an open one Which is usually good but when you turned the shower on it swivelled and soaked everywhere else in the bathroom except you!! You had to hold the shower head to wash. The breakfast was inedible, just terrible. There are two pool areas, one is dirty, with cracked wooden floor boards the other is ok. There are some positives to note however; friendly staff, nice views of rice fields, good pressure in the shower, comfortable bed. This place would probably suit backpackers looking for low to medium budget accommodation, it's not suitable for families or couples.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Something special about this place. Location is great, short 20 mins walk to center of Ubud, but free shuttle if you don't want the walk, and they will pick you up again if you call. But many restaurants/bars along same road if you walk up close to Hotel. Large comfortable rooms and great staff. Amazing view of rice terrace, two swimming pools, spa on site. Breakfast is fine and they will do eggs/pancakes as you wish. Ubus is nice place, central and easy transport once you know (Parama Bus, Jallan Hanoman !). Back to Hotel, clean, quiet, wonderful. Enjoy!

Room Tip: The lower floor rear block room we had was great with patio doors out to rice terrace view and seats...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Bear with me, as this is my first review. Had a lovely, quiet 4 night stay here. The hotel is just a bit out of town, which was perfect for us, as downtown can be a bit chaotic. Situated in the middle of a rice field, the surroundings were very green and lush. Hotel was very clean and the a/c worked really well, which was a relief. The staff was so kind, lovely and extremely helpful. They have a "shuttle" service which was like having our own private driver as he took us and picked us up where ever we wanted to go. We were going to the Yoga Barn every day, some days 2x, restaurants, massages, etc. Very accomodating.

I was traveling with a girlfriend, and the hotel was so reasonable, we each had our own room, which was fab.

Would not hesitate to stay there again. Wonderful place.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 2nd floor with a great view of the rice paddie.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I'm sorry, but do not agree with the description given that it is a "Luxurious boutique hotel"! We arrived at the hotel in the middle of rice fields in Ubud, Bali, and expected a lot more than we experienced. The pool by the spa was very small with no towels available and no one around to request them. It was later afternoon, and the spa was closed already, so unfortunately we were unable to have a " Balinese Bliss massage after a day of exploring". Our room was ok, but the white towels appeared very "dingy". Breakfast buffet was ok, but not up to the standards that we had been used to on the trip. It is a good location for nature lovers and the town is walkable and there are lots of good restaurants to choose from.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed 5 nights in this hotel. All was perfect the room was very clean and very comfortable. Big bed tv bathroom. The place is very quiet and you can relax in the 2 swimming pool at the end of your day ! They have a free shuttle to the city and the staff is very helpful and lovely! The perfect place to stay in ubud

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Address: Jl Raya Tjampuhan, Ubud, Bali 80000, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#31 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#57 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Anini Raka Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Anini Raka Hotel Ubud
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