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Nirvana Pension
Ranked #154 of 538 Specialty Lodging in Ubud
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Wouldn't stay anywhere else”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

What can i say other than this place will be your home away from home. Nyoman and Rai are so kind and so helpful. Me and my partner spent one week here in one of the downstairs rooms (so no steep steps to climb) then left to go to the islands. We loved it so much that we decided to return to spend another four days before flying home.
The dogs were lovely and as i always greeted them they never barked at us. Ask Nyoman about the Bali eco cycle tour...fabulous!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Spent 2 nights with my 2 boys age 7 and 9.
Superb location, a few meters from Jalan Raya, set in a lovely patio, with an art gallery.
nicely decorated room, with a balcony. No AC but a good fan and a very decent bathroom.
The only drawback were the very high stairs to get to the rooms, not recommended for small kids or if you have knee problems! the room was a tad small for the 3 of us, but it was perfect for just 2 nights as we spent the day outside. One of the drawback was the barking of the dogs, that was slightly disturbing.
Very healthy breakfast, and superb staff, so friendly with my boys, with a real smile on their face, always ready to help.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Chau Doc, Vietnam
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

A great place to stay in a great city. It is really beautifully done, had my own little balcony, clean, the owners are very friendly and helpful. They organised a day trip and a bus for me. Nice breakfast, very nice homey atmosphere. Highly recommend staying here. And a very good location as it's central but in a quiet side street. 240 Rupia a night so good value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

From the first moment when Wayan picked us up at the airport we knew our stay was going to be nice. The room was very nice with comfortable beds, clean bathroom, hot water and a nice balcony! Fresh towels provided everyday if needed. We stayed 2 weeks and got our room cleaned every 4 days or so.
Breakfast was very tasty with choice of tea or coffee, fresh fruit and choice of eggs with toast, banana "pancake", Balinese cake or rice dish. We tried them all during our stay.
Everyone was friendly here, offered the perfect information. It felt like home away from home. We also arranged 3 different tours with Wayan. Highly recommend it! He's nice and it feels like he's your friend and not like a tour guide.
They have 3 friendly small dogs! I even saw them having a bath. Very cute.
I will be returning for sure!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Beautiful homestay. The moment you walk through the gate you are greeted by Ganesha - remover of all obstacles. Upon turning the corner, you find the owner Nyoman - who removes any other obstacles you may find during your stay! Nyoman is the bearer of all knowledge about Ubud. Having lived in Australia for many years, his English is flawless - almost as good as his tips on where to eat! His wife Rai is gracious and friendly.
This is a traditional homestay - if you want "western hotel style" privacy and quiet, this is not the place for you. Although not noisy by any stretch, you are still aware of most noises throughout the gardens - which I mostly liked. There are only fans in the rooms. This was sufficient for us, but in the hotter months I think it could be a bit of a struggle.
It would be difficult to find somewhere as spotlessly clean as the rooms here and there is a lovely peaceful energy about the place. The rooms are not large, but are comfortable, and great value for money at the price.
If you stay here, I highly recommend hiring their driver Wayan. He is very knowledgable and possibly may take you to some genuine "local" spots.
The location is spot on - in the centre of town without the noise and hustle and bustle. Some of the best places to eat and shop are on Jalan Gautama.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Woodland Hills, CA
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay at Nirvana Pension. Nyoman, Rai and all made us feel like family, they provided much insight into Balinese culture, made us feel comfortable as though we were guests in their home and provided many local contacts. Everyone they suggested was wonderful, especially our driver who helped me buy three large stone statues and ship them back to Los Angeles. The best part of that day was seeing the look on the face of the merchant when Wayan, the driver, handed the kickback sales commission to me after I had bargained for my best deal!! Priceless......

My wife took a batik class with Nyoman and made a beautiful artwork which we have framed and hung in our home where it always gets compliments from guests. He truly brought out a hidden talent in her that totally amazed us both.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Michael D
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

This IS Nirvana. The guest house is lovely and tranquil, the staff warm and wonderful, and the owners, Pak Nyoman Suradyna and his wife Ibu Rai Rupini are most gracious. Mornings start off with the gentle sound of brooms sweeping the walkways accompanied by the birds chirping and roosters crowing. Breakfast is served in the dining area where you're surrounded by oil and watercolors done by Nyom...an. Available are classes in the traditional methods of making batiks, and before you know it, you have produced a piece you can proudly have framed and displayed...even if you are "not an artist". The grounds are beautiful and the attention to detail apparent everywhere. The offerings for the day are carefully and gracefully placed along with incense throughout the property. This is a very special place, one which will become your Bali home.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Nirvana Pension
Address: Jalan Gautama 10 | Padangtegal Kaja, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
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Ranked #154 of 538 Specialty Lodging in Ubud
Number of rooms: 9
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