Mawa House is an attractive guesthouse (small hotel at rear of a typical Balinese family compound) in a quiet location near the Monkey Forest. The main drags of Ubud (Monkey Forest Rd and Hanoman Rd) are a 10 or 15 minute walk through the Monkey Forest or a 10 minute taxi ride. The location is very good, as it is quiet with little to no traffic and a few shops, restaurants and spa on the doorstep. The property is well maintained with lush and attractive gardens, a small pool with a couple of loungers and the rooms are tidy and clean with all the basic amenities (room safe, aircon, mosquito nets on a four poster bed, information pack). They offer a turndown service and rooms are cleaned daily (they also have an environmental policy encouraging you to re-use towels and bedding when possible to reduce the drain on local resources).
There is no TV (a good thing!) or fridge (would be the only suggestion I have for improving the experience.) Bottled water and some toiletries are available in the bathroom.
Breakfast is good with a choice and taken at your room (balcony or poolside). Lunch and dinner is also available on request and at good prices - the food is tasty too! There are a number of restaurants a short stroll away if you don't feel like heading into Ubud for dinner. The property is quiet and probably best suited to couples or singles. The host family offer some daily activities (which we were unable to try out due to other things planned each day) such as learning how to make the typical Balinese offerings etc. The staff are attentive and willing to help with organising tours etc. The property is compact but we pretty much kept to ourselves and it felt very private, we were not bothered by staff or other guests at all. The pool is clean, small but adequate for a dip and cool off after a busy day traipsing around town! The property offers extremely good value for money and I highly recommend it.
We hired a scooter and only a took 5 mins to get into Ubud (via a small path alongside the Monkey Forest). We were never bothered by the monkeys - generally if you leave them alone and don't carry plastic bags or food when you go near them - they will leave you alone - I recommend not messing with them. Also, wear a good bug spray when going to the Monkey Forest as it is mosquito central!!
Don't go to Ubud though without trying lunch at Sari Organic (it is north of the main town and hard to find (over some rubble, down a path, through some rice paddies - accessible by walking maybe 30 mins or by scooter) it is worth the hassle to get there - the views are amazing and the food is possibly the best I've ever had! Highly recommend the Pandan Banana Crepes for dessert!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mawa House situated a minute walk from Ubud Monkey Forest. Setted behind the Balinese family house Mawa House offers an oppotunity to blend with Balinese lifestyle.Located only 10-minute drive from Ubud Art Market and It is a 1.5-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.Nestled in Nyuh Kuning Heritage Village Mawa House features a garden with outdoor pool is the best place to enrich your balinese holiday Experience consist of 8 deluxe rooms with finest decorate bedroom with mosquito net and standard hotel facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mawa House Ubud, Bali