This place was a little trip advisor wake up call for me. Having checked into a highly rated homestay and finding it quite horrible, we found this place just by wandering around and instantly loved it. How funny to afterwards find it slammed on trip advisor! I think some people came here with unrealistic expectations, plus some of the reviews are pretty old.
We paid 600k ($60) inc tax and breakfast for one of the stand alone villa/roundhouse in low season. This dropped from 700k just by asking for a discount. Didnt want to haggle further than this as it seemed a fair price. They also had nice rooms with inside and open showers for 500k (pre haggle).
I'd imagine if you booked in advance through an agent and paid $100 you might be disapointed, but for $60 direct (and compared to the other things we saw in this price range or higher) this seemed good value for ubud.
Dont go here expecting 5 star luxury hotel - it isnt this, and your not paying those prices. Go here thinking you will get a really nice, comfortable and authentic (large) hut style accomodation with some luxurious touches with amazing lovely staff.
There is an inital wow factor with the hut/roundhouse, its a big high ceilinged room with thatched roof, four poster bed, a/c, tv, minibar, fresh flowers etc leading through glass doors onto a huge private covered veranda with cool low seating and rice paddy views. You go through one door into the walk in wardrobe with safe, follow it round to the big marbled sink area, then a toilet area, then a shower area then a bath area with perspex ceiling so the light floods in, then this area leads back into the central room through another door.
The bed was very comfy, the room was as near to spotless as you could get. It looked like it had a paint and new curtains recently.
There are a couple of things they could do with fixing, like the water pressure is a bit low, yes the linen is a little worn in places (hardly disintigrating though!) but very clean, the lighting a little too low, but nothing that stopped us leaving with a great feeling. This is asia after all.
Staff were really, really freindly, helpful and super nice without being overbearing. Definitly there when you needed them. Breakfast was nice enough but slow so if your in a hurry tell them first.
Do yourself a favour and eat in the reastaurant, the 'real' food (ie not the breakfast) was actually very very good. And you get 10% off as guests. It seemed a tad more expensive than some surrounding retsaurants but then it includes all the taxes that ususally get added on after and the quality was very high. Still dreaming of their Char Kwee Tiow noodles (yes i know they arent balinese but you can only east so many nasi gorengs on a trip!). Would have loved to try the duck it looked great, but just ran out of meals, there are so many good places to eat in ubud.
Ps didnt use the pool but it looked spotless and nice views. Base of the sun loungers looked a bit shabby but the cushions looked fine.
Overall we had a really nice time, extending our stay from 2 to 4 nights because it was so comfy here. Trip advisor doesnt always get it right it seems - sometimes price and expectations just need to align!
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