I booked my room online from Canada and did not know what to expect. However, the quick replies from Allan and Siti reassured me that all will be well. My numerous confirmations as the days got closer had a turnaround reply of less than a day. Marvelous communication!
When we arrived at Ngurah Rai airport in the evening, we were promptly greeted by our driver; as pre-arranged with Siti. Once we got to Tiing Gading at around 9pm, Allan, Siti, and Wayan were waiting for us and we began to chat about our travels so far.
The Bungalows are cute and were akin to what many Balinese villas look like. The bed was comfortable and the washroom was clean and functional. There might be some pressure issues with the shower - a minor issue considering all the pluses. As it was a bit gray during the 3 days my family and I were there, we did not get a chance to try out the swimming pool. It did look like a very welcoming area for hot Bali days.
Heading into town was very easy. A quick walk and my family and I were in the hub of Ubud. Do go and see at least 1 of the Legong, Barong, Kecak, Wayang Kulit performances in town. All of the performance places are no more than a 20min walk from Tiing Gading. If there were any mobility issues, Siti would gladly arrange transportation. She had also arranged our short day trip out to Kintamani and it was quite exceptional. Definitely worth it, especially the lunch at the rice fields.
Wayan and the rest of Siti's helpers were none short of awesome - always a smile. Definitely try the Mee Goreng with a lime juice from the kitchen - Some of the best cooking I had in Bali.
For anyone that is looking for 5-star out of this world luxury, you've not found it. However for one that wants a true Balinese/Indonesian experience with great home comforts and great service, Tiing Gading is the place! Thanks Siti, Allan, Wayan et al.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small secluded resort close to the main road of Ubud. Meticulously clean Rooms are equipped with a/c noiseless ceiling fans, bathroom, refrigerator, original art, large balcony, swimming pool, excellent Indonesian restaurant, cooking lessons, privately conducted tours. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tiing Gading Bungalows Hotel Ubud