I booked at Ala's last minute, and was pleasantly surprised at this little gem... I arrived in the evening, and was guided through a series of little footpaths through the rice paddies to Ala's, where I found a little oasis yucked away overlooking the rice paddies.
You are only a very short walk from the main street in Ubud, so in a great location, but all the noise and bustle of the main strip is completely blocked out, and you only hear the chorus of frogs in the rice paddies (at night) and the roosters during the day.
The room was very clean and with a traditional Balinese feel, no A/C, but a fan is all you need... and I was surprised that despite open windows all day/night, the only visitor I had was an inquisitive gecko. It looked exactly as it was shown in the professional photos. The pool was just big enough for a quick dip to cool off, was very clean and definitely a great place to just hang out by and read a book.
The breakfasts were delicious... the green pancake and the banana taco are heaven! For anyone that gives a bad review for Ala's, you should remember that you're only paying 40USD a night, so of course you're not going to have all the high end finishes that you get at a five star hotel, but if you expect those, then you should go book in at a 5 star hotel!
Great value for money.
Sri Ratih is in penestanan, an artist village walking distance from all the action in Ubud. The area is beautiful and the hotel premise is completely serene. I only wish I could have stayed more than 1 day.
Royal kamuela villa is by far the nicest place I have ever stayed, the service was amazing and the staff were never without a smile. Staying for 5 days as a younger couple, it was pure luxury. The villa was beautiful in every way and the pillows..!! Most comfortable thing in the world. The pool was bigger than we expected, and seeing sitting on the wall was a bonus!
We had a massage in the spa which was incredible and a private yoga lesson in our villa with the sweetest Balinese man.
I would recommend royal kamuela to anybody and everybody, you get exactly what you pay for and so much more!
Thank you for making our stay in Ubud a memorable one!
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