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Ananda Cottages
Ranked #84 of 196 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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“Beautiful retreat!”
Reviewed October 6, 2011

Ananda cottages was our base for our Eat, Pray, Love" tour from Sept. 20-28. This property hosts many groups from around the world! Our days were full but managed to spend some down time at the property by spending a few hours at one of their 3 pools closest to the rice paddy field and the yoga studio. Very quiet and relaxing. We had 3 yoga and meditation classes in the studio. Our teacher was local and very good. I must say it was the best venue I'd ever experienced for yoga. Can't get much better than that out in the middle of rice paddie fields listening to the sounds of nature and the view was incredible! After our classes, we all left feeling calm and just an overall feeling of serenity! Breakfast was included and was adequate i.e. juice, coffee, tea, water, fresh fruit, breads, eggs, and a local Indonesian dish daily. We had dinner at the hotel twice and was good. Front desk check in staff very friendly and accommodating especially Made #1 (as we called him). Made #2 in the restaurant always made a point of coming over to chat with us and gave us very good suggestions for dining at other restaurants around Ubud as well as shopping venues. Our room upstairs (#22) was very large with 2 single beds and mosquito netting, sitting area, mini fridge, good sized bathroom with a hair dryer, good closet, and drawer space. They also include a can of bug spray just in case! We weren't bothered much with too many bugs but what can one expect when you are in the middle of a rice paddy field and all of that beautiful tropical vegetation!! Our balcony was large and had ample sitting room to enjoy morning coffee or tea or to just sit and enjoy the beautiful foliage. My only suggestion would be to have in room safes to lock up valuables, passports etc. They do have safety deposit boxes at reception which we used. If you lose the key, you pay. Walked around the property one day and took photos. Lots of beautiful tropical flowers, trees, ponds and loved the sound of running water everywhere. There were stone carvings stragically placed around the property as well as typical offerings which is part of the Hindu religion. Our friends had room #20 on the ground floor which was equally as spacious with 2 single beds and netting. Their shower was actually outside which was a unique touch! Ubud centre was only a 20 minute walk or about a $40,000 rupiah cab ride which equals about U.S.4.00. There are several restaurants close by as well as shops, spas, etc. Very enjoyable stay!

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms offer a great view of the rice paddy fields and beautiful surroundings.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Stayed there for three nights and we got a good deal. Huge superior room for three for 90USD with breakfast. And we had a really nice room with a huge balcony!! The hotel is really nice in middle of rice paddies, be prepared there are lot of mosquitos but that's what you have to expect when you wanna stay in the middle of rice paddies..:-)
We enjoyed the silcence - very peaceful and glad that we didn't stay in the middle of Ubud. The Cottages are around 30 min walk down a hill from the main street in Ubud, there are also plenty of restaurants.
But you can also enjoy the food in the hotel, good and tasty. And they also have a small pool, nice to relax.
The Hotel can also organise pick up from the airport for around 25USD, take it as you won't get a cheaper transport on the airport anyhow.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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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...

Room Tip: don't bother...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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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:
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Ubud
#70 Spa Hotel in Ubud
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Hotel Class:3 star — Ananda Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 58
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