I had organised with the hotel to have a car pick us up when we arrived which was eta 12.30 am. The hotel had assured me there would be a driver with a sign waiting for us at the cost of $US37. The flight was an hour late. No driver, and at that time of night it was a bit scary as ours was the only flight at the time. A taxi driver rang Champlung Sari who said they were sorry but there was no driver coming, I think because the flight was late. The taxi driver took us for Rup400,000. It was about a 40 min journey so not too bad. Very disappointed in the hotel service though. But just glad to get there at that time of night. We had one of the 'new' de luxe rooms, but the 'old' de luxe rooms looked more charming in the older style buildings. Ok, but the bathroom electrical fitting was coming away from the wall socket, and the whole room looked as though it needed some TLC. I had read heaps of reviews from other travellers before I booked here and agree that yes, the pool towels were pathetic (because of this I brought our own beach towels, with the intention of leaving them there.) But, the location is perfect, the grounds are lovely, the staff are agreeable, the breakfast just ok. So many places advertise 'near the Monkey Forest' when in fact they are so far away you have to get a taxi anywhere. (Happened to my son, and believe me, getting from A to B in Bali is time consuming because of the traffic). This place is right on the main road and within walking distance to the Ubud Market. The hotel also arranged a driver for our first outing, (Sukawati Craft Market , rice fields, Mt Batur, coffee tasting) and this turned out to be the best thing, he was just great, gave us facts on the Balinese way of life and even took us to meet his parents, wife and children on the second day we hired him. I know people will think he was just doing that to get a good tip, but the cost of a car for the day is so small compared to western countries, what we paid him plus a tip was so little to us, but meant so much to him. He has a stand near the Monkey Forest Park and his name is I Ketut Wiranata.
We stayed three nights here before going to the Puri Santrian in Sanur. If you are thinking of going to Ubud I would recommend for the perfect location.
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- Also Known As:
- Heritage Champlung Sari Ubud
- Hotel Heritage Champlung Sari
- Champlung Sari Hotel Ubud, Bali