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“Fair deal for the money”
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Gayatri Bungalows
Ranked #12 of 614 Ubud B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 26, 2014

Spotted this place during my last stay at the highly rated and personal Ubud favorite Tegal Sari resort. Thought to give Gayatri a try considering their closer location to shops and cheaper rate for our overnight stay in this trip.

Good :
1. Fair deal for the price. At only USD30 per night, we got what we paid for.
2. Location hidden away from main road yet access is convenient to shops, ubud market, restaurants..etc. however you will need to rent a motorbike at USD5 per day to get to the famous and awesome Naughty Nuri's restaurant for the MUST-TRY barbecued ribs. It gets better with every visit. Miss it already.
3. Friendly service.

Could be better
1. Place is aging and will need some patching up to keep up with competition. The beds are worn, the lights are dim, shower need stronger water flow and better coffee making facility welcome.
2. We booked 2 rooms and one came with aircon while the other with fan only. Yet both were charged same price. Not sure why 1 had an aircon short. We were in room 2 and room 3 downstairs facing the reception. Better views are those facing the paddy field and small swimming pool.

All in all, fair deal if looking for good location at bargain price. However not good enough for us to consider staying here again when so many choices are available.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ayu I, Owner at Gayatri Bungalows, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Dear 2kids2adultsonbudget,

Thank you for your review!

The place is indeed aging, which is why we have started renovations on the rooms. Perhaps on the next visit you can see for yourself how much effort, time, love (and money!) we have put on the interior of the rooms. The idea is to have a kind of Boutique Bungalow with each and every room individually designed. We here are all very excited to see the rooms!

So hopefully you might still change your mind on staying with us again, as I can guarantee you that the renovated rooms will be stunning!

Kind regards,
Ayu, Bagus and Cinta

P.S. The idea is to actually widen the price range to include truly cheap budget rooms for backpackers as well as the new and improved deluxe rooms for those craving a bit of luxury.

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Centrally located in Ubud, tucked away at the bottom of an alley, you will find a terracotta and pink group of bungalows in the local architectural style. The gardens are lush, well maintained and peaceful. The pool is clean and large enough, with a lower end suited for small children. The rooms are basic, many in need of repair, but clean, airy and good value for the price you are paying. I recommend the deluxe rooms high up, with beautiful views and cooling breezes. There is a new management which will surely invest in renovations. However, this has already been a very pleasant stay with good quality for the price.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

This was our fourth visit to Gayatri Bungalows 2 and we were a little disappointed in the room. We were put in room 16 which is a large room somewhat separate from the others. The stairs to the room were steep, narrow and dangerous. The bathroom was not particularly clean and the smell of sewage was overwhelming ,so much so, that we had to burn mosquito coils all night to mask the smell. The sheets on the bed only covered two thirds of the mattress. The fan had one speed of 5 that worked, cyclonic or off was the choice. The complimentary tea and coffee did not appear in our room despite several requests and the excellent breakfast that was supplied by the Gayatri restaurant in the main street is no more. Breakfast ( ordinary) is served to your room. What a shame this used to be a good place to stay at a moderate price. Definitely not worth it now.

Room Tip: Rooms opposite the pool are reasonably good but maybe not worth the price.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We're glad to have stayed here because of many things. First off, the location was great, it is situated near the center of town. Market place, police station, groceries, restaurants are all accessible. Also, place itself is very nice to stay in. We stayed in a fan room, although aircon rooms are also available. They have a pool that is very nice after a long days travel around Bali.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank renjay83
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Gayatri 2 for only one night in Ubud before heading further out of town. We wished we had of stayed longer. It was in a great location, lovely room, beautiful pool that over looked a rice paddy field.
The room was full of character & the gardens were gorgeous.
The service of all the staff was quick & they all understood English.
I would highly recommend this hotel & we will def stay there again when we head back to ubud.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Chillipndee
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a lovely little place to stay. Basic but clean and welcoming. Outstanding location half way down Monkey Forrest Rd close to some of the best restaurants in Ubud. We have stayed there twice and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. A bit hard to find because its up a small ally way but that just makes it quiet. Lovely rice paddy views from almost every room and large swimming pool completes a pleasant place to stay.

Room Tip: Walk in and check out what's available. The free standing cottages is fantastic.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Foamcrest
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed at Gayatri's hotel for 3 nights, it was very cheap and centrally located. 5 minute walk to Ubud market, Palace and temple, 20 minute walk to Monkey Forest. The breakfast was very nice, you could choose two food options and a drink off the menu. The hotel was lovely, nice pond and water feature and lovely pool to cool off in when it gets too warm. The room was okay, standard and basic, but fine. The only problem we didn't like was our door was locked by a large padlock outside, which when locked the door would still open about 4 inches, seeing right into the room. Inside the room the door lock was a wooden bar pushed through the two door handles. That's our only real issue as we thought it may not have been the safest, especially when leaving your belongings there. Other than that staff very friendly, cheap accomidation right in the heat of the action.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Gayatri Bungalows

Address: Jl. Monkey Forest no. 41, Beji Lane | Gianyar, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 614 B&Bs / Inns in Ubud
Price Range: $28 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Gayatri Bungalows 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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