I just spent nearly one month here. So peaceful and quiet among green rice paddies. It's a 40 minute very pleasant walk down hill into Ubud. Most guests hire a motor scooter while they're here but I enjoyed walking and taking a motorcycle taxi back up the hill at the end of the day. I found one person who picked me up whenever i was ready to go back. Sometimes I walked and the walk is not particularly arduous though does seem quite steep when you motor up.
As others have said, Yuda is a creative cook and I had some really fabulous meals there. Breakfasts are especially good value.
Now it's not for everyone....no smoking on the premises, no alcohol, no meat and the gate closes at 9 or 10pm. However, if you are looking for peace, quiet and beauty out of the hectic pace of Ubud, this could be for you.
The only negative comment I could make is the lack of comfortable seating in the rooms or on the veranda. This means you have to sit on your bed or go down stairs to the public kitchen or pool.
I became ill with flue the week before I left. Herny and Yuda were so kind helping me with many tasks I was too I'll to accomplish. They are generous and kind hosts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Anand Ashram provides accomodation for guests who genuinely seek a spiritual life. The room is not luxurious but comfortable with basic facilities. Enjoy the peaceful environment that is conducive for Self-Discovery and Empowerment, with daily activities of Chanting Meditation and Yoga. Located 3 km from Ubud Center, it will take 45 minutes by walking and 5 minutes by scooter. Meals can be ordered at premise. No cooking facility available. The minimum age to stay in the ashram is 12 years old. We regret that at present we do not have special facilities for the disable or sick persons. We, therefore, expect all visitors to be in fit condition, physically, as well as mentally/emotionally. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anand Ashram Ubud Bali