My wife and I stayed two nights in Ubud at the Komaneka at Monkey Forest - and absolutely loved it. Ubud is fascinating, and we should have scheduled for a longer stay (my bad), but the downtown is also slightly hectic. The Komaneka at Monkey Forest is nicely situated near the center of Ubud, yet as soon as you walk in the city melts away completely and relaxation sets in. The grounds are beautifully kept, the facility is lovely and the staff are warm and welcoming. This is a superb, quiet, elegant respite from the street activities.
The Komaneka is a relatively small family-style resort. Our room was excellent - with a great, spacious bedroom, an excellent bathroom and a porch with a beautiful view (on to a rice field). The pool was a gem, clean, big, with a great view onto a forest. The grounds are lovely and nicely maintained.
The restaurant was small (maybe 8-10 tables), with wonderful offerings for breakfast, tea and dinner. The chef, cooks and wait staff are delightful and very engaging. The food was delicious and nicely portioned for each of our meals. [On Chinese New Year, we ate at their sister hotel, Komaneka at Bisma (larger, and also excellent).]
Most of all we loved the staff. They were wonderfully welcoming, helpful and gracious.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking