Hibiscus Cottage provided a glimpse of Balinese daily life which I found charming and added enormously to my stay in Bali. It was family run with additional staff everyone was extremely helpful & happy to share local knowledge, customs & ideas . The breakfast terrace gave breathtaking views across a wide vista extending to the mountains on a clear day. Breakfast was delicious cooked to order. available earlier if required.
My wife and I stayed for four nights in early August 2014. We booked a 1-bed villa with private pool.
The accommodation was without fault and was serviced daily. The private pool was excellent and was totally private. The overall resort was well maintained and its location was just perfect set on the slopes of rice paddies.
The resort has recently completed extensive renovations and so earlier reviews may now be out-dated.
The food both in the restaurant and by the pool was of good quality however the menu was a bit restricted. Similarly the range of drinks, especially at happy hour, was somewhat limited.
All the staff were lovely and a real pleasure to have got to know.
Overall, we had a really pleasant, relaxing stay at Kamandalu
It is outside of the main hubbub of Ubud, instead of cars and crowds of tourists you are surrounded by gardens and terraced rice patties. The villas are immaculate and so special. The indoor/outdoor living quarters and plunge pool combine comfort and luxury to make you never want to leave. There is a free shuttle bus to take you to Ubud and back throughout the day. But with a setting like Villa Semana, you might just want to stay. Things to enjoy on site: restaurant, pool, spa, creek, private tour of local village and rice patties. The only reason I gave it 4 stars on room comfort instead of 5 is that the bed was quite firm. Nevertheless, I'll be back. Loved it.
Laura from New York, NY
Situated amid rice fields and overlooking the Ayung River, this hotel is 5 km (3 mi) from the artistic and cultural center of …More
We stayed here for 4 nights in October 2014 and we were blown away by this hotel. The location is stunning.. even better than it looks in the pictures. It takes your breath away. The facilities were amazing the food at the hotel restaurant was of a very high standard. The rooms were immaculate and the staff were incredible. Every staff member knew our names as soon as we saw them (even the gardeners working in the rice fields would look up and greet us by name). We were so impressed by this hotel that we are already planning another trip back.
When you step into hanging gardens it's like visiting your maternal first cousins who haven't seen you in 10 years and are eagerly awaiting your arrival. Everybody and I mean everybody is amazing, everything is amazing from the moment you arrive... even the noisy gecko (whom was our neighbour). Saying that you then won't want to leave and when you do you will yearn to stay more. It's more breathtaking than the pictures, sounds as well as the sights. There are no superlatives worthy of it. However if I was to break it down, paradise wouldn't be far off and I'm sure it's the envy of every architect or humming bird that hasn't yet discovered it. There should be a patent on this place. Luxury in the forest. Thank you for a wonderful time I doubt I will ever experience such greatness again, unless I return.
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