This is our second trip to Bali and first time staying in Ubud.
Alam Jiwa was everything we hoped it would be. Rustic (but with all the mod cons you need), feeling of seclusion (but close enough to walk to the main drag) and the ability to just relax and unwind.
I went with my husband, my sister and her husband and their 20 month old son. We got 2 rooms, one below the other and this worked perfectly for us. The baby monitor worked from our room downstairs so we were able to play card games and drink/eat on our balcony when my nephew went down to sleep. The hotel is somewhat baby friendly (the cot was near brand new and all set up in the room when we arrived) but certainly not aimed at "families" (no games room etc) however that is not what we were looking for.
All the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and all loved to play with little Alex.
The hotel is walking distance to the Monkey Forrest and Monkey Forrest road where all the shops and restaurants are. This is however via a somewhat bumpy and slim walk way that is also used by scooters etc. There is also a few restaurants and massage places on the same road as Alam Jiwa and the ones we tried were great value for money. (The massage palour up the road was one of the highlights for us). We also ordered food into the room from the associated restaurant to the Hotel and it was some of the best food we had in our week. Highly recommend it if you don't feel like heading out.
We used the hotels shuttles into and home from town multiple times without any issues and at no extra cost to us.
The breakfast is amazing and is great either in the lobby or in your room.
The only issue i will mention is that if you don't like bugs then this is not the place for you. Being that its so imbedded in the land and surrounded by nature this with it brings bugs. In saying that we did not get bitten once (we wore bug spray most days which was not an issue for us and the staff bring around coils every night) and being surrounded by the sounds of nature and the beautiful sound of rushing water in the local creek was part of the highlight for us. The mosquito nets over the bed also worked wonders.
I highly recommend Alam Jiwa as a wonderful place to stay and Ubud as a destination!!
We are already dreaming of our next trip here and recommending it to all our friends.
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- Also Known As:
- Alam Jiwa Ubud, Bali
- Alam Jiwa Hotel Ubud