The view from the patio where we had breakfast every morning was simply divine! There's always birds, ducks and chicken around.
The whole setting was full of character - from the walk to the bale, to the all-wooden architecture, to the bathroom. There the mosquito net over the bed was a nice practical and romantic touch. No issues with bugs - insect repellent and mosquito coils were always available.
Breakfast was nice and the variety was comprehensive.
The only thing to note is that the location of the hotel is not exactly near Ubud town. There's a free shuttle serivce from the hotel to the town, but traffic is commonly congested. We once had to wait over 1hr for a pick up from town back to the hotel. But that's probably the way things are at the town area, nothing much that the hotel could do (except perhaps to inform us of possible delay given the time of day).
We travelled on mid of March, family of 4, 2 rooms from Batuan Villas.
Once we arrived, we were greeted with refreshing juices that sufficiently cool us down in that hot weather of Bali. Check in procedures were fast, the staff led us to our rooms and showed us the facilities around. The rooms were lovely, the bathrooms were clean and spacious.
The breakfast they provided were really good and healthy, Western or Indonesian style served with fresh fruit juice and fruit salad. I personally don't mind to have them everyday. We were also offered free afternoon tea coupons. I highly recommend Bebek Tepi Sawah restaurant next to the hotel (not the one we had our breakfasts), this is one of the must-eat restaurant in Ubud, they are famous for their smoked duck.
The hotel provides free shuttle bus service, in fact, mini vans, they will drive you to anywhere in Ubud, and pick you up at the time and place that you preferred. It's very convenient. On the last night of our trip, we tried to book for a spa session from the hotel. Unfortunately it was fully booked, the staff were very helpful that they arrange another spa not far from the hotel and arrange transportation.
We really enjoy the stay at Bebek Tepi Sawah and pleased with their service.
The location of this hotel is wonderful because it's just down the road from the monkey forest and the incredible downtown shopping and dining of Ubud, but just far enough away that it's very quiet and peaceful. It also has a couple convenience stores right across the road from it which is ideal.
The hotel itself is very charming and small with thoughtfully appointed rooms and a top notch gracious staff who will do whatever you need to make your stay comfortable and easy. We traveled to several other hotels on our trip and never again had such wonderful service or helpful and educated staff to take care of us. We really missed it after we relocated! The breakfast service is also one of the most wonderful experiences we've had in Bali. They set it all up for you in your private patio on a beautiful table by trickling water, and it was deliciously prepared. Just lovely over all.
There was one thing I think they could greatly improve and it is their Wifi connection. It hardly worked anywhere, and when the signal would catch, the download speed was as slow as a turtle. If you need to do research or work from your computer while traveling, you would not be able to from this hotel.
Also, their air conditioning units are extremely old and couldn't do a good job drying out the air in our room. Our room and the bed felt kind of moist and damp which took some getting used to. Overall it's a wonderful place we would stay at again but for a longer time.
maria strain from Los Angeles, Ca. USA
This resort is located less than one km (one-quarter mile) from the Monkey Forest and one and a half km (one mile) from the …More
We were there during the off season and of the 4 rooms available we were the only guests there. July (pronounced Julie) was about the only person we had any contact with and he was very helpful. He was punctual in getting our breakfast every and taking us into Ubud when we needed to go. Ubud is about a 10 minute drive from the villa.
The only time that the room was cleaned was when we requested it. We had to ask for fresh towels almost every day.
The room was spacious, had a patio with a nice view and A/C. The bathroom served as both the shower and bathroom, no divider. There was limiteed space for hanging your clothes.
We tried the TV a few times but the reception was poor. We weren't very interested in watching it anywhay. The wifi was sporatic and had been shut off on one occation because "It is hot and it needed to cool. Most of the time we went into the lobby to get connected and even then you had to be on the opposite side of the wall from the router, which was outside.
The breakfast was the same everyday, no variety except a choice between western and Asian.
We absolutely loved our stay at the Bhuwana. It's in an unassuming area quite close to the Ubud markets and monkey forest but once you enter the hotel it's like a secluded paradise. Our room was lovely, the air conditioning was perfect and we had everything we needed. The staff were all wonderful, professional and welcoming.
The restaurant and bar are fantastic - delicious food, great variety and excellent value. Great cocktails! Loved the swim-up bar and gorgeous pool.
I had a Balinese massage at the hotel spa, which was amazing.
I couldn't recommend this place more, no negatives at all and such amazing value. We will definitely be back!
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