We just came back from a last-minute one-week trip to Bali again and more reviews to come. And this post is about our honest review on staying at a Deluxe Room at Bakung Ubud Resort and Villa. As you know, we usually stayed at Tegal Sari during our Ubud trip, but not this time. We decided to venture a little further out of Ubud center and we take this chance also to review new places to share with you all.
We arrived at the hotel around 10 am, which was way before their standard 2 pm check in time. The reception staffs then processed our booking and payment. After that we were led to their restaurant area for the refreshing welcome drinks. We had booked the room via Booking.com at less than AU$50/night excluding breakfast. Luckily we can leave our luggage at their storage, rent one of their motor bike meanwhile waiting for the check in time.
Bakung Ubud Resort and Villa is a mid-size accommodation, located about 8 minutes drive my motor bike from Jalan Raya Ubud, where the surrounding is still fairly quiet with lots of rice paddy fields. There are total of 24 rooms and 9 villas within this lush property. Prior to our trip, I emailed the hotel to inquire about their airport transfer service also to confirm our booking and they responded very promptly and politely. This is usually an indicator on how good the staffs are, and it has worked for us many times at least.
The room we stayed at was beautiful and very spacious, I believe the rooms downstairs that have easy access to the main pool would be in similar layout and size as well (from the glimpse when walked past them). They provide tea, coffee, sugar, two cups, electric kettle, bar fridge, and two bottles of mineral water per day. Bathroom is also huge and clean with a separate shower area and a big bath tub with another shower attached. However, I cannot find a hair dryer in the room and didn’t ask the reception either. Maybe if you are planning to stay there and need to have a hair dryer, please contact them before booking.
We got back to the hotel around 1.30 pm and the lady at reception told us the room is ready that we can head there right away. One of the staff then led us to our room where they have brought our luggage in earlier and turned on the air conditioner. Little gestures that we love!
The only negative I’d comment on is the mattress. We think that it might be too old, where you can feel all the springs when you lie on it. Thankfully, it doesn’t give us back pain – but that’s really a turn down for me personally. The other factor you might need to consider before booking here is that you will need your transport. The hotel provides free drop off and pick up shuttle to Ubud area few times a day, and you can certainly pay a little extra for shuttle outside that time-table. But, if you like to explore Ubud, you may need your own transport because metered taxis are rare in Ubud. Also there is no lift facility on this property, so if you taking little kids might be better to request the pool access rooms downstairs.
Unfortunately that our booking did not include breakfast and we always ate out, we cannot review on this matter. But we generally had a good stay at this place. We find it very peaceful and relaxing during our two nights stay in their Deluxe room.
Bakung Ubud Resort and Villas
Jalan Sri Wedari,Desa Tegallantang, Ubud
Phone: +62 361 4792660
Fax: +62 361 4792757