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“Charming hotel but 30 minutes walk from the center of Ubud”
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Ananda Cottages
Ranked #87 of 196 Hotels in Ubud
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Geneva, Switzerland
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113 reviews
58 hotel reviews
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“Charming hotel but 30 minutes walk from the center of Ubud”
Reviewed September 25, 2011

We spent 2 night in this hotel, ideally located in the middle of rice fields in Ubud. The hotel is very quiet. The room was perfect, and we spent nice time at the swimming pool also. The did not have dinner at the restaurant of the hotel, but the breakfast was really nice in the morning!
The only negative point we found for this place is the fact that it is located 30 minutes walking from the center of Ubud. However in this country it can be done easily either by taxi or scooter!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Geraldton, Australia
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

We had 4 nights at Ananda 23rd to 27th
aug. What a lovely serene and peacefull place, we absolutely loved it. Got a very warm welcome, with a cold drink. Our room was lovely upstairs with a gorgeous view, rice paddies and beautiful gardens. Has some lovely meals in the restaurant. We really enjoyed our time in Ubud, after having a great time in Sanur. It is such a relaxing hotel, could not fault a thing. Just love Ubud, we would certainly stay at Ananda again. thankyou Ananda for a lovely holiday!!!!

Room Tip: we had an upstairs room, with lovely verandah, more private than downstairs
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed September 3, 2011

Despite a rather negative previous review we decided to give Ananda Cottages a go. Had five very relaxing days in our lovely cottage overlooking a small paddy field. Glorious tropical gardens, three swimming pools, great buffet breakfast with lots of fresh fruit and freshly made juices, and no sign of any hawkers made for a very pleasant stay. It's a 20-30 minute walk into the centre of Ubud if you can take heat and humidity, or 25,000 rupiah ($3) to go by car. There are several restaurants out on the main road - one new one called Gill's which specialises in grills is very reasonably priced, or for something more upmarket there's Indus (sister restaurant to the famous Casa Luna) across the road overlooking a lush valley. Pleased we chose to stay out of the bustle and traffic of Central Ubud. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel. We paid $US100 a night including breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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South Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2011

We stayed at Ananda in August for two nights and loved it. The place is serene and the food is fabulous. There are other retaurants in walking distance and it took about 15mins to walk down to the main street shopping area.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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California City, California
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

First of all, I had booked this online. I had emailed the agency AND the hotel itself (separately) to confirm that my reservation went through.
And both replied it. I did ths because I heard horror stories, that you can book things on the internet, but the hotels itselfnever get the booking.

Well, guess what. Upon arrival, they couldn't find our RSVP,,, and we had to leave our luggage at the front desk, for a few hours, and come back until they could see if they were any vacancies.

We came back, and they took us into a room, which I suspected was NOT a bungalow, sine it was small like a regular hotel room. But at that point, it was so late at the night.. that no one was around to help us.. (btw, the staff acts like they dont' understand English, when there is a problem)..

The following morning, we asked about that, and they said it was a regular room, And we pointed out that we booked a Bungalow... and then they relocated us.
NEVER an apology.
NEVER an offer to refund our money (since we paid more!! but we had alread prepaid thru booking agency).. but at least give us an extra amenity or something..

Also, I dropped off a few items for laundry service in the early morning, and guess what.. when we came back later in the evening, those same dirty items were sitting on our bed UNWASHED. and of course, when it brought it to the, wondering why they weren't washed--- they again, acted like they couldn't understand English.

Seriously, it was our driver who recommended this..
but i am pretty sure he is getting a commision, the place sucks...

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2011

I stayed at Ananda for a week and was really upset when I found "extra" items added to my account. Unfortunately I had paid them before I noticed. The worst was that they were totally disinterested and really didn't care. I believe they have a scam going. If you stay there pay as you go in the restaurant.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We got a night there at the last moment as we forgot to book hotel in advance for that day. Our room was on the second floor with very good view. It was nice to walk through rice paddle to get to the room. Breakfast was ok with pancakes and tofu which were what I liked. They told me that they didn't have a baby crib when I called but when we got there they even have few available. However, it was odd when they didn't accept $100 printed in 1996. And like other small hotels there I didn't like the toilet which gave me the feeling of uncleaness with a kind of smell I didn't like although it looked pretty clean.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: Ananda Cottages
Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#73 Spa Hotel in Ubud
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ananda Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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