Ubud Garden Villa3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Nice and quite hotel, there are houses in the garden in which the rooms are. They all have a porch to sit on too. Nice pool and breakfast also. Its a bit out of the center but there are nice restaurants around within a walking distance of 5 minutes. The WiFi was bad, only good in the restaurant area. Beds we're good and rooms looked nice. There is a taxi stand around the corner which is also handy
We booked this hotel because of the pictures and the reviews. We left a bit disappointed. I think the hotel used to be really nice but when we were there it looked like it needed an update. Not as beautiful as on the picture. We were there for only one night and were the only customers in the hotel so it did give a bit of a spooky feel to it. The location is 20 minutes walk from the center. There are some nice restaurants in walking distance. The breakfast was ok. With some paint en some maintenance ubud garden villa can become a nice play to stay again, but for now I would not recommend it.
My wife and I stayed here for two nights recently and, having used a well known booking website to make the reservation, were left rather disappointed. We are backpacking, so need to watch the money, and booked this expecting it to be a bit of a treat. It probably didn't help that the previous place we has stayed in Ubud was nearly half the price yet, as we realised not long after arriving at Ubud Villas, was far nicer! We had booked one of the suites, the most expensive room available on the website. The pictures looked stunning and it was described as having a pool view, balcony and seating terrace. It didn't have any of these things (well, if you looked around the corner you could see part of the pool). As well as this the 'satellite tv' didn't work. We weren't that bothered but, again, it was on the description. Furthermore, it was adjoined to the dining area by a door (which was permanently locked). Whilst the noise wasn't excessive, as soon as the first people were at breakfast we could here the knives and forks and the chatter and it felt like they were dining in our room! I found the room, and the whole place for that matter, very tired and in need of some repairs and a lick of paint! The breakfast was also rather disappointing (I had the Balinese fried rice on the first morning which seemed to have had half a pot if white pepper added to it). And finally, the shower was probably the worst I've ever tried to use. It just sent out a mist that intermittently changed from scalding hot to freezing cold. Now the positives: the bed was very comfortable, the room was a good size. The pool was OK but could do with some maintenance. The management handled our complaints very professionally and we only had to pay for one of our two nights. The owner explained that we weren't the first people to raise these points and he was trying to contact the booking website to have it changed. Overall, the place is OK but don't expect it to be as luxurious as on the pictures/description!
Located at Jalan Penestanan, D'Omah Hotel is a cosy and homey hotel with a scenic and peaceful garden. The rooms were nice and cosy. Each room has a terrace where you can sit and relax and also has a sort of a mezzanine for relaxing too. Breakfast was standard, but I have no complains. Not centrally located, but you can still walk. If you need to go downtown it will take you about 15-20 minutes, or much quicker if you prefer to take an ojeg (motorcycle taxi). I was here to attend the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival which was located far from downtown Ubud. I found a nice way to reach the venue by walking through rice field and small alleys which took me about 15 minutes.
We enjoyed a family stay in a villa where we enjoyed two rooms joined by a living / relaxing space. Our villa was simple & clean with a traditional Balinese feel. The showers were interesting... Lots of style but not very practical. The breakfasts were lovely, but I suggest making the trip into town for a better more cost effective choice for your other meals. The grounds were lovely & relaxing with lots of open water, lillies & fish. I loved the singing of the frogs at night time after the steamy rain. Bliss. Mosquitos were a tiny bit challenging so BYO bush mans & seek bug spray from reception. The pool was interesting, getting a little tired & very cold even on the hottest of days. very challenging for kids as there's no shallow end which is concerning so BYO floaties if you bring little people. The staff were very helpful & obliging. we found getting a car into town was easy with lots waiting nearby. The d'Omah is a 15 minute drive from the market. We'd be happy to stay again!
The location is good as it is close to the central area. Our room was ok. There is a balcony up the top of the villa that was was not furnitured hence unusable. There was also a day bed by the pool that had no mattress. This felt like a waste of a nice space. The pool is decent though we were concerned over the rough paving around the edge. With some love and care this could step up a notch as the grounds are quite nice.
We stayed here for a few nights and enjoyed our stay. The staff was friendly and the pool was beautiful! The rooms could definitely use a little TLC and a fridge. We experienced quite a lot of ants; they kept mostly to the bathroom although we got a few in the bed. Not too far from Center and close to great eateries like Alchemy, Clear Cafe and Yellow Flower Cafe. Not a lot we would eat on the breakfast menu, so the staff made us fruit platters which was really lovely!
If you want somewhere to stay in Ubud that is small, peaceful and not expensive, this is a lovely place to stay. Not to be confused with the d'Omah Villa which is luxurious and just near the hotel. Called a hotel but is 5 separate huts with 2 bedrooms (each with their own ensuite), and small open air sitting area at front and an open air top level, which we didn't use but would be nice to meditate or read, but no chairs or furniture up there, just a space. Breakfast was simple but good, included in our price. Pool area ok, the day beds needed some TLC to recover mattresses (were torn/ bit mouldy) but just laid pool towel over it. Pool a little cloudy with few visible floaty bits, but clean enough and I was comfortable enough to go in. Lovely and peaceful, nice gardens. Only concern was the shower recesses which had loose pebbles around a concrete slab with inset pebbles. Just concerned at how they can be properly cleaned between guests as I'm sure hair and other stuff would get stuck in the stones and difficult to clean properly. Ensuite bit 'rustic' with hot water service attached to walk above toilet. Mozzie nets over beds gave a romantic feel, with Balinese style racked ceiling. Also nice day bed built into window bases. Did not have a problem with mozzies while we were there June 2016. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Not the Ritz, but great value. I would recommend it and happily stay there again. Paid around $60 p/night for room and breakfast. Booked with a large group. I think this was on s special rate.
I have booked this hotel because of the large outdoor swimming pool. As we arrived we have been greeted with the information that the pool was closed because it was not clean. Even though we could use the pool the day after, the water looked murky and foliage was in it. It looked neglected. The rooms were worn down. Breakfast coffee horrible.
The room is fairly simple but functional and beautiful, bed very comfy and air con nice and cold. Food was yummy. Staff very attentive to our needs and remembered our preferences. It is less than a 10 minute walk to the beginning of the main street, and from there a pleasant walk to the centre. The only small issue I had was with the laundry service, I sent in some white blouses (to be fair they were very dirty) but they came back just as dirty as I had left them. Apart from that the hotel was perfect!
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79% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 294 reviews