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“Great location but not everything is promises”
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Nick's Pension
Ranked #64 of 542 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
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“Great location but not everything is promises”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

This is quite a large estate and has many rooms. We had specifically asked for a room with a rice paddy view, but when we got there we were given one on the river side. It said all over the website and even in the book in the room that there was free wi-fi in every room, but when we called the front desk we discovered that was not the case. You could only use the internet at the pool or in the restaurant, which were on the other side of the hotel from our room and not convenient at all.
The staff was helpful and pleasant and it's nice that the room includes breakfast. The quality isn't great, but what can you really expect? The front desk also booked an excursion for us and got us an unpublished discount which was really nice.
The only other annoyance was that the staff took all the towels from our room when they cleaned it and when we called for more, the ones they brought were WET!
It IS right off the main road, but set back enough that you don't hear motorbikes all night long, which is a huge plus. The scenery is very pretty as well.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Situated a 3 minute walk off monkey first road, this hotel is quiet and set amongst a rice fields and a beautiful spacious garden. The swimming pool area is good.

I stayed in a standard aircon room which was basic but had enough light and was clean. I did view a standard fan room which was further down towards the river and monkey forest road, which was cheaper but more dingy and far from welcoming. Id suggest you ask to see a room before checking in if you are in a fan room. However, booking online is usually cheaper.

I stayed here twice during my time in Ubud. Having checked out some other accommodation for similar prices, I found nicks pension the best option for me.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

Checked in to the standard double which is probably one of the worst rooms we stayed in during our Indonesia trip yet one of the most expensive. We were allocated a standard double which is a garden bungelow. The room was small and extremely basic consisting of a really old bed, well worn out sheets, bed bugs and dirty towels. The rooms dont feel clean and smell musty. The staff here spend a lot of time here keeping the garden nice but little effort on the rooms. The bathroom was also something you'd expect from a place at the very low end of a travellers budget - small, smelly with a rubbish shower and broken toilet. Expect to get bitten at night. The deluxe rooms are nicer but, again, no where nearing worth the price they were asking.

The reception staff here we felt were also very arrogant who acted like they thought they were doing you favour in letting you stay here! We stayed here for only one night before checking in a hotel accross the road and for the same price got a large modern room with two large comfy beds, tv, minibar and friendly efficient service. There is a lot of good accomadation in Ubud so dont stay here!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

It was our Honeymoon and we've been with Nick two years ago.
But since then they must have stoped cleaning and maintaining the rooms.
When we arrived Three things were brooken in our river view room incl. AC and Fan.
You had to argue with the Staff for New towels. They smell like rotten! Yuk!
Poor english of Staff.
Used soap in the room
Non exceptable bathroom.

We moved out after 4 nights to a homestay in a Honeymoon Suite which was perfect and cheaper!
Nick reinvest the money into the rooms. Its a shame!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Had stayed here 3 yrs ago but only in a superior room by the river. This time paid double and went for the deluxe option. I must admit view was stunning over the rice paddies and the room was huge with a four poster bed and massive bath! I would say that it was a little bit over priced and the breakfast was taken in a rather shabby room by reception. All in all if I returned I would opt for the superior room and save some money..

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nick's Pension

Property: Nick's Pension
Address: Jalan Bisma, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #64 of 542 Speciality Lodging in Ubud
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,452 - ₹ 5,549
Hotel Class:3 star — Nick's Pension 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are entering a place of beauty, peace and comfort. Ubud, the centre of art and culture of Bali welcomes you, and for complete experience we invite you come to Nick's Pension. A great deal in the middle of Ubud Just off Monkey Forest Road in Ubud. Around 10 minutes walk to Ubud Center / Market. Approximately one hours drive from Bali International Airport. ... more   less 
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