Since I wanted the convenience of Monkey Forest Road, I moved to a superior room at the Cendana for twice the price of the Suly Resort. I regretted that move as soon as I saw my room. The hallway to my room is in front of the garbage dump, which does not affect the inside but is a nasty homecoming after time. There were huge gaps in both the door to the balcony and the main door -- mosquito doorways I called them. The mosquito netting also had huge gaps and the critters came in. As did the tiny ants who swarms my toothpaste by morning. The shower was fine but the bathtub never became hot. The room had a musty odor which after a day of air-conditioning, got better. I was prepared for the music but honestly, didn't know it would drive me so crazy.
The rest of the hotel was great. The front desk was very helpful in making local calls to book appointments for me. The pool was lovely. The breakfast buffet was yummy. The staff brought a free pot of coffee at our request. And yes, it was great to be on Monkey Forest. But I had never hated a hotel room so much.
After two nights, I upgraded to a deluxe room. The management was sympathetic to my complain and gave me a discounted upgrade. It was a different world! There were no gaps in the doors, the rice paddy view was gorgeous as was the larger balcony. The night time music was just a dull thud. The bathtub didn't look appeal so I didn't try it.
So it's deluxe or nothing for me. Maybe there are better superior rooms, but I will never take that chance again. The Cendana is often sold often so there clearly there are people who are happy with the rooms.
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- Also Known As:
- Cendana Hotel Ubud
- Cendana Resort Ubud
- Cendana Resort And Spa Ubud, Bali