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“Beautiful garden in the heart of Ubud”

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Komaneka at Monkey Forest
Ranked #13 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 27, 2013

Absolutely fantastic place. Just off the Monkey Forrest road (one of three main streets in Ubud) is this precious place. Out of noise and heat of Ubud just after entering the Komaneka Monkey Forrest you feel as in a hideaway.
The apartments are set in a wonderful and quiet garden. The staff is the best staff I have ever met - the attitude is "nothing is a problem"! My baby daughter was sick during our trip to Ubud and the hotel has done absolutely everything to help us - at no cost!
The apartments are beautiful - we stayed in the one with a terrace - a corner apartment. We could enjoy a quiet view on the rice fields. In our room upon arrival the bath was filled with water and flowers so that we could take a "Bali style" bath. The apartment was not big, but beautifully furnished. Our baby had a baby crib to use with a private mosquito net:)
Breakfasts were very good - a big variety a'la carte - great was the Bali breakfast.
The pool has a beautiful view and is also very quiet.
We had a great time - thank you!

Room Tip: Get the "deluxe room" with a rice field view - beautiful view and cheaper than the suites.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Beautiful little resort with all the extras included and in the perfect location. We booked a villa with private pool (something I've had on my bucket list for a while) and I was amazed at how picture perfect it was!

THE ROOM:
There was a covered pavilion with a daybed, mini-bar along with fresh fruit and cookies delivered daily, and table & chairs (and even a small bottle of mosquito spray that was refilled daily). Next to this is the beautiful private plunge pool (infinity style) with a view of the jungle with a wooden deck and 2 lounge chairs with comfy cushions and a small table to hold drinks, etc. the bedroom window/sliding doors looked out into the jungle and led directly to the wooden deck. The room had not 1 but 2 large umbrellas, all the bath products: toothbrush & paste, razor & shave cream, shampoo AND separate conditioner - not that all in one crap, massage oil, bath oil and salts, soaps, shower gel, Q-tips, comb, hair dryer, oh and a bowl of rose petals for the HUGE marble in-ground bathtub that I sadly didn't get around to trying. His and hers rubber flip flops on a shelf in the bathroom. There is a large shower area (big enough for 2 people with plenty of extra room) with a rainfall shower head. Another wonderful surprise was the koi pond surrounded by river stones directly outside the floor to ceiling bathroom window. Middle/connecting area of room had wardrobe closet with safe, robes and ample hangers (rare to find enough hangers in a hotel closet), a bench/luggage holder with 6 small drawers, a full length mirror, and for those who want to torture themselves - a bathroom scale. The bedroom had a small flat screen tv, a radio/stereo, small desk table with chair, and a beautiful large bed with white curtains that could be tied back at each of 4 corners. 2 lite cotton nightshirts were left for us on the bed each evening. On the bed stand were a pile of beautiful photo books on Bali. There was a heart made from rose petals on the bed the day we arrived as well as a vase with Calla lilies on the bedroom desk and a large flower arrangement on the table outside the room.

Only negative was the A/C wasn't very strong but we didn't mention it until the day before we left (so our own fault on that) They fixed it somewhat but it never got chilly in the room (though it was never hot in the room - we just like it chilly when we sleep). Small issue really considering how wonderful everything about this place is!

THE FOOD:
Free breakfast either in your room or at the open air restaurant with a surprising number of choices (French toast was lovely) including Balinese offerings, fresh fruit juices, French press coffee, fresh fruit, etc. The breakfast ran from 0700-1100 (instead of the usual 2-3 hours most hotels give you). Then there was a complimentary daily tea from 3pm - 6pm with appetizers at the pool. Dinner at the restaurant was inexpensive and good enough, but recommend getting out and walking to one of the many amazing restaurants nearby.

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Location is perfect, its right in the middle of everything and yet until you leave the property it feels wonderfully secluded (best of both worlds)! They don't mention it when you book your room but will usually drive you to any of the nearby restaurants or shops for free - you just catch a cab back to the hotel. Staff was very friendly and always had a smile. They were happy to teach us key phrases in Balinese (which earned us grateful smiles from the locals and even made those asking if we wanted a massage or a taxi briefly stop trying to sell to something to us and instead to laugh and greet us back). Always cold bottles of water available for free at the front desk if you ask. Laundry service was crazy cheap.

One of the all time best experiences and most amazing room I've ever booked. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would! If you get the chance to stay here be aware that the private pool villa is worth every penny (and even better was under $300 per night when we booked)!

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

This resort really lives up to its 5 star standard. Impeccable service and really large and beautiful rooms. We booked the deluxe room which faces the paddy field (Room 202). We enjoyed our two nights there and wished we had stayed longer. Breakfast was delicious and the staff are very polite and helpful. I can't find anything to fault this amazing property. Location is fantastic on Monkey Forest Street which is packed with really nice cafes, boutiques and art shops. We loved the quaintness of Ubud and the quieter lifestyle. An oasis of relaxation.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

A beautiful little hotel with fantastic staff and service. We particularly enjoyed a traditional balinese massage at the spa and chilling by the infinity pool that overlooked a little valley.

The location is great - about ten minutes walk from the centre of Ubud, on a street with plenty of restaurants and bars. A great base from which to explore Ubud and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

We spent 2 nights here and it was fabulous. The staff are extraordinarily polite, professional and helpful. The room was spotless, modern, and very well laid out. We were in 201 with a panorama view over a rice paddy - very scenic. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony with my ereader just taking in the scenery. The location is excellent - in the center of Ubud and with dozens of restaurants right on the doorstep.
The breakfast was spectacular, and kept us going until the evening. We went for the fruit salad with muesli, banana cake with ricotta, and the english muffin with smoked salmon, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. Breakfasts since returning home have been a bit disappointing in comparison really...
The only thing that wasn't perfect was that I had forgotten my ear plugs and there was a very loud frog singing loudly in the rice paddy at night!
As other reviewers have said, the staff do go the extra mile to make you feel welcome (like remembering what tea you like with breakfast). I was sad to leave Komaneka, and we'll definitely stay again next time we are in Bali.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

My wife and I travel a lot mostly for pleasure. We have stayed in many very nice hotels and resorts around the world. I usually don't write reviews because they are all about the same, and sometimes i don't want people to hear about great finds so they don't get overcrowded and over booked. I had to write about Komaneka at Monkey Forest. We have never experienced the level of service they provide. We got spoiled. Everyone who works there obviously loves their job, they work well as a team from pick up at the airport to check in to a fantastic breakfast in the morning.
The location in the center of town is great for early morning walks to the markets, museums, and Ubud sites. We also visited the other Komaneka Hotels, and they all are beautiful and peaceful. We also had the best massage of our life at the Komaneka Bisma spa. The setting is fantastic, and well worth it! Thank You everybody at Komaneka for an excellent vacation.

Room Tip: Book a pool villa.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

My wife and I just concluded a six night stay at this wonderful hotel. We found the room spotless and beautiful, with a fabulous bathroom and a charming porch area with a little garden that was private and serene. The service was amazing, keeping things clean, always friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the included breakfast and afternoon tea by the pool(which was also lovely). We found the food at breakfast delicious, with both Western and Indonesian choices. The front desk staff answered any questions we had efficiently. The location is within walking distance of anything in central Ubud. My only complaint was the limited English selection on the TV, but if you want great TV in your hotel, stay in the U.S. We loved the nightshirts provided each evening!

We plan to stay here again as soon as we can.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Komaneka at Monkey Forest

Address: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#11 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#12 Family Hotel in Ubud
#13 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: $169 - $337 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Komaneka at Monkey Forest 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Komaneka at Monkey Forest began as a residence for artists behind the prestigious Komaneka Gallery, specializing in fine contemporary Indonesian and Balinese art. Now recently renovated with luxurious suites, an infinity pool, open-air restaurant, spa, and pool villas, all in a lush garden with mature shade trees, this is a very special oasis. The resort's location on the Monkey Forest Road gives immediate access to the Ubud market and all the cultural activities of the Ubud palace, Puri Ubud, residence of Ubud's ruling family. At the other end of this bustling street, lined with restaurants and boutiques, is a sacred monkey forest. ... more   less 
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