After much searching and contacting endless hotels, resorts, homestays & villas decided on the Kori for a 5 night stay.
Booked direct with the Kori and asked for Deluxe room with rice paddy views. Got exactly what we asked for at the price quoted.
The room was amazing with the bathroom alone the size of your average room in a large hotel. Seperate shower & bath, large vanity and mirror, good lighting and a good sized cupboard to hang clothes.
The main area in the deluxe room is spacious and opens out onto a large private patio with table & chairs and a sunbed with a beautiful view across a very lush green valley and out to the rice paddies. You can hear running water from your patio all the time as a creek meanders past the hotel in the steep valley at the back between you and the rice paddies.
If you are lucky enough to get the upstairs deluxe rooms you get a magnificient wooden & thatched roof which gives the room an even larger feel and is NOT noisy if it rains.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and because i had mentioned it was my partners birthday while we were on holiday the hotel presented a magnificient birthday cake (at no cost) to my partner in the room with several staff singing happy birthday. This was a beautiful touch to a great 5 days spent at the Kori.
The only drawback we found was the lack of tea & coffee making facilities in the room as an early morning cuppa is a must when on holiday.
The breakfasts is a la carte and were very nice for a change from the all you can eat buffet where you normally over-indulge. You get a selection of 3 types of breakfasts and they don't mind mix and matching if one doesn't suit your taste. The restaurant has a great outlook over the pools and across to the rice paddies and with the gamelan music lightly playing in the background it was hard to leave breakfast some mornings.
The pools were very quiet as the resort is only small and we enjoyed several peaceful swims. The spa was freezing as is under a thatched roof and not very clean, so gave it a miss.
This resort is not an easy walk from Ubud centre but can be done if you really feel like it. Would take about 20-30 minutes. The hotel supplies free shuttles during the day and into early evening to and from Ubud but you can get a ride back from the centre of Ubud for no more than 30,000rp (If you haggle) later at night.
The Kori is also located right next to one of the best Spas in Ubud (Botanica) and you must book as they are so popular. Is worth the wait though as we found out. On the other side of the Kori is Mozaic Restaurant. Probably one of the best restaurants around but did not go ourselves as preferred to eat in Ubud centre most nights. Several people we talked to at Kori said it was one of the best meals they had eaten in Bali (but at a price).
Overall i would rate the Kori as a 9 out of 10 and would not hesitate to stay again when in Ubud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set within a tranquil and luscious tropical garden, The Kori Ubud Resort is a peaceful, relaxing and revitalizing haven, overlooking a sublime rice terrace view. Just over 1 hour from the airport and only a 4-minute drive from Bali’s bustling cultural centre of Ubud, the resort provides a perfect rural setting for an enchanting and nourishing retreat. Ideal for families, couples and groups alike, our hotel provides a variety of different style and size accommodation to suit your needs. Our rooms provide the perfect combination and balance of modern style with traditional Balinese architecture. Even our most standard rooms are furnished to a superior quality whilst our most luxurious rooms offer an extra degree of space and privacy. The Kori Ubud Resort has a highly trained team of friendly and welcoming staff, who are always willing to go the extra mile, ensuring that you have a relaxing, entertaining and memorable stay here in Bali. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kori Ubud Hotel Ubud
- Kori Hotel Ubud
- Kori Ubud Resort & Spa Bali