We bought the tickets way back in February and had to wait out for so many months!!
The wait was horrible T__T
Our first accommodation is at Saren Indah @ Ubud. The place was book 3 months prior to our arrival dates and mind you, we went during the low months. We were considered lucky to get this place as its rated quite highly on tripadvisor although my first few choices were already full -_-
Tips: book your accommodation well ahead as the hotels in Bali tend to operate in a very small scale. Good things are grabbed fast.
It nicely located within walking distance to the Monkey Forest. It took us more than an hour to reach the hotel from the airport as due to the heavy traffic. We were famished by the time we checked in
The guys enjoying the Cinnamon Drink. Very refreshing.
The whole place was very green and serene. It actually overlooks a paddy field but you see paddy field everywhere in Ubud. I recommended you to take the Garden View room as it’s cheaper and you don’t need to climb up the stairs to get to your room.
Our very nicely made up room with personalize welcome letter and complimentary fruits platter which was left uneaten -_-
The very nice pool which we always see non-asians dipping in. Unfortunately, we spend most of the time away from the pool and dint have the time to fully utilize it.
The breakfast which was provided are fairly simple and very healthy. On the buffet, the normal bread and some fruits. The others you have to order off the menu. I feel like I’m in rehab or something during breakfast. They do offer eggs and bacon 🙂
I would recommend this hotel as it’s very clean, extremely friendly staff which gave us directions and such. So it’s value worth *thumbs up!* Also, they do provide shuttle service to Ubud town which is not very far away.
Our rooms are at USD40 nett per night.
After checking in, we had a fantastic lunch at Cafe Wayan which I will blog about next.
However, I’ll recommend this spa that we went to.What is a trip to Ubud without experiencing the Spa.
One of the best spa I’ve ever experiences. I love it! I love it more than Thai massage as it’s so relaxing! As we were short of time, which is such a pity, most of us went for the Holistic Combination Massage ( 1 H 30 M ) Rp 180.000,- (US$ 20)
Must TRY! You will not regret it. It’s the whole experience, masseuse skill and ambiance that made it perfect
Remember to book in advance and they provide free shuttle around Ubud area. We went to the new branch as we read that the one near monkey forest is very noisy.