The outside grounds of this hotel are gorgeous and make for a beautiful walk. The staff is friendly, gracious, and helpful. Although the hotel is VERY remote, with pretty much nothing around, the staff makes an effort to be very accommodating.
-Free ride to and from Ubud at THREE specific times every day.
-Lush, picturesque grounds
-Quick service (room service, driving service)
-Breakfast is included, and it is a nice one (it does not go above and beyond as compared to other hotel's breakfasts, but it is adequate). To their credit, it seems as though they have made the effort to make the breakfasts more filling since many reviewers complained about a "thin" meal in earlier evaluations. Breakfast options are the same every day. Choose either:
orange or apple juice
"Western" style eggs (scrambled, fried, etc.) and croissant OR "Balinese" style egg (over-easy) over fried rice or noodles.
fruit bowl or fruit bowl with yogurt
coffee or tea (all you can drink)
-They have a restaurant with plenty of options, if you do not want to get a ride to a nearby town to eat, but the prices are very inflated, especially for the quality/quantity of food (i.e., about $6-9 for a plate, not including drinks).
-Despite it's remote distance from other areas, it can be pretty noisy: roosters, dogs, and motorists on the adjacent road, once you get used to them, become a steady background "white noise"
-Our room, the Alamanda, was the bedroom on the most southern part of the facility, I believe. There was some sort of generator behind the wall that turned on (LOUDLY) about every 10 minutes at all hours. This generator was more distracting and disruptive to our sleep than the chorus of roosters, dogs, and motors.
-On the outside, everything is well-maintained and clean, but the inside of our room and bathroom definitely showed its age: patches on walls, water stains on ceilings, cheap repair jobs on bathroom tile, uncovered, stark, fluorescent lights in the bathrooms. Although the bedroom and bathroom are very roomy, they could really use an update....really.
-They replace old towels with "clean" ones, but some of these towels have small stains. Eew.
-Think you want to take a dip in the jacuzzi? Think again. After a loooooonnngg walk through the villages, my husband and I walked all over the hotel trying to find the jacuzzi to sooth our muscles (it was not next to the pool as one would expect). When we asked an employee, he said we have to reserve it ahead of time and pay HOURLY. What????
Overall, it was nice, but not extremely impressive. Would I come back? Hmmm.....I would rather shop around first now that I know better; this hotel would likely not be a first choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Alam Sari Hotel Tegalalang
- Alam Sari Keliki Gianyar
- Alam Sari Bali/Tegalalang