Very pretty small hotel, on a quiet street with a couple nice resturants and the main streets only 5 mins walk away. Only downside was the bed sheets were still a little dirty and the shower was either boiling hot or freezing cold, but otherwise good value for money
Overall everything in Ubud was amazing. The sights, the sounds, the people were a welcomed experience from the everyday typical vacation you could have. If you are looking to escape from the rat race and you want to feel as though you are isolated from the bustling of the world, this is the place for you.
This is not your usual tourist trap although the market place reminded you of an overpriced swap meet.
But before you get anywhere be prepared for some major cardio climbing up and down their grueling 80+ stairs to
reach the main road which leads to the rest of the points of interest (shops, restaurants, marketplace, art museums, etc.)
The staff and manager were very friendly and accommodating, The manager spoke decent english an was very knowledgeable about activities and the spots to visit. He even went as far as keeping an eye out for us because we tended to wander off past the directions given.
You could take a taxi or motorbike to most anywhere around, but we chose to take the hot muggy walks to take in more of the sights. The plus was we came back to our villa and jumped into our private pool to cool off.
You could even request massages at your villa - - the Holistic Massage was Awesome!
I would definitely come back and stay at Ubud Heaven.
The hotel is really nice and close to the blanco museum and the market. The staff is REALLY nice and ready to help in every moment! The food is really good and the garden is amazing!!! I'll come back there for sure!!
I spent a week at The Chedi Club, Ubud. As this was my first trip to Asia and traveling alone, I really needed transportation to/from the airport. I heard horror stories of taxi experiences and that the airport was a bit hectic. My brief experience there was accurate and along came my driver who knew a lot about the area while we made the hour long trip to the resort. I felt a great sense of security with the security guard and gate at the entrance. The resort is very quiet and provides a sense that nothing else is around and yet there is a busy town right outside. The accommodations were spotless each day I was there and many items are included in the stay such as minibar, snacks, fresh organic fruit, robe, slippers, you name it. My room was the perfect size and as I lucked out with perfect weather. The bathroom was amazing, it's actually outdoors. Beautiful tub and toiletries and strong hair dryer which is rare in hotels. There is an infinity pool and because there are only 21 villas total, there was never a crowd at the pool. Fresh water is brought out with sunscreen. It really was these added touches that made the experience even better. I participated in a cooking class, almost all spa treatments, a traditional Balinese dance and dinner and even rice trekking. I loved the fact that many of the activities I wanted to do was right on property and reasonably priced. Staff is awesome and I couldn't have asked for a better place. One of the best vacations ever experienced.
Courtney from Exton, PA, USA
Nestled in an exclusive estate surrounded by lush greenery and verdant rice fields, only 20 elegantly appointed villas and …More
2 nights in Ubud seem too short when you stay at Plataran. A fabulous hotel that's worth every single dollar! Beautiful lobby, polite staff and mind-blowing views of the paddy fields from both their swimming pools. The room was clean and very well furnished - sexy bathroom as well! Nic, the hotel manager deserves extra credit. We couldn't get a single scooter as it was peak season. Nic took us in his car and went looking for a friend who runs a scooter rental company - all this at 8pm when he could've easily said wasn't his duty time anymore. We were given a personal scooter and even offered a tour around his beautiful house to get the Balinese feel. Location of the hotel is strategic - close by to local attractions. Stay here if you're in Ubud - no regrets!
I am a female senior travelling alone in Ubud area for 3 days and spent two nights at the Alaya Ubud. On the outside, the hotel looks fine but not too impressive. It's located on a major business street with many shops and restaurants. During check-in, the receptionist suggested I had my 'complimentary" afternoon coffee/snacks at the adjacent restaurant before checking into my room upstairs. I must admit that this cup of latte tasted much better because I was totally mesmerised by the beauty of the surrounding tropical trees, flora, and the sound of water in the fountains. But nothing could compare to my excitement as I entered my room. There is a balcony complete with lounging seats and dinette set ovelooking a sea of green! It's the rice paddy field described in some of the reviews. And what a breathtaking sight! The hotel room is decorated with Balinese style furnishings and modern amenities including a big round tub under the skylight. Very comfortable indeed. Convenience? The hotel is situated right next to a large supermarket where you can get fresh-baked goods and deli meats on top of regular stuff and souvenirs. Restaurants are all around the hotel. The hotel is also within walking distance to the Monkey Forest and the Ubud Palace. And the service? The staff are all courteous and accommodating, always wearing a big smile. I never used the spa, no comments on that. Complimentary breakfast? Awesome! And with a number of choices.
The pool down near the spa was amazing and well worth the experience. We also had time to embark on the nature walk which was informative and a great way to spend some time.
Overall this experience is one of the best I have had in all of my international travels.
A big thank you to the great staff who looked after us.
Vincent from Sydney
Set on a hillside and surrounded by ten hectares of tropical gardens, this resort is nearby to Ubud Village and the Ayung …More
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