We stayed at Maya Ubud for 4 nights at the tail end of our honeymoon trip to Bali and Lombok, Indonesia. While the hotel is one of the larger ones in Ubud, the staff consistently did a very good job of making us feel like we were one of the only couples staying there. The fact that the front desk remembered our names throughout our stay was very impressive! We stayed in villa #407, which was very nicely appointed with both a touch of modern flair and classic Balinese style. The only potential disadvantage to having a "garden view villa" is that there wasn't much of a view at all, and bugs often made their way into the villa. However, the hotel does fog for mosquitoes on a weekly basis, and housekeeping did a good job of making sure our villa was as clean as possible. The hotel is surrounded by lush jungle though so the bugs are kind of expected, especially in a villa.
From the moment we stepped on the grounds of Maya Ubud, the staff catered to our every need and wish with a smile. We also partook in much of the hotel's offerings, including its Balinese cooking class (which we highly recommend), arranging a tour of the area by private car (our driver whose name escapes my memory was amazing), and arranging for a massage at Maya Ubud's award-winning spa. The only other potential downfall was that the restaurant was very expensive; we did try the wood-fired pizzas at the bar which were both reasonably priced and delicious tasting, and the hotel's buffet breakfast each morning was also very good. The bar does have a happy hour from 6-8 PM and the drinks become a little more reasonably priced during that time frame.
While located a bit more on the outskirts of Ubud Center, Maya Ubud also runs a complimentary hourly shuttle bus service to the center of town. We used the shuttle quite a bit, but it does stop operating at 5 PM, meaning that we often had to take taxi cabs back to the hotel late at night.
Our expectations of Maya Ubud were consistently exceeded throughout our stay, and we would recommend it to anyone! However, for honeymooners we would recommend a pool villa because it seems those have a better view. Our garden view villa was a little more isolated than the pool villas, which seemed to be built much closer together, so ours was good for privacy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury resort located in the central of Bali, between the river valley and rice terraces of Ubud. Rooms and villas with all the comfort and conveniences you would expect. An ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities, peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings with personalized service and excellent food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maya Ubud Hotel Ubud
- Maya Ubud Resort And Spa