Upon check-in we were welcomed with a cold drink and shown to our rooms. We had two rooms in the same building; one was to sleep 2 adults and one 3; however there was some confusion in room placement as the staff weren't aware that a 5th person had been added to the booking - the booking was originally for 4 adults, but was changed to 5 adults a few weeks before our arrival via. email.
We were told the downstairs room was for 3 adults and upstairs was for 2; but this was wrong because the upstairs room had 2 double beds and the downstairs one only a chaise longe - which was turned into a bed. The matter got resolved but it was still an annoyance because the make shift bed wasn't very comfortable.
The room was of a decent size but a little cramped for 3 adults. The bathroom was very big and had a large bath; the shower had no holder so you would have to hold it to shower yourself, a little annoying but not a big problem. The water pressue and temperature were both good. The room was always kept clean.
We were in the Laksmi room and because we were on the ground floor we had a small kitchen next to our room with fridge and sink etc. Mini bar is available; a little more pricey than the supermarket in town but this is to be expected.
Breakfast was included and was to be ordered from the reception the night before with what time you would like it to be brought to your balcony/terrace. The breakfast was very ymmy, I had jaffles most mornings with fruit salad and orange juice. The croissants from the local bakery were also very good.
Every morning outside your room the staff offer a blessing outside your room, this is a Balinese tradition and it nice to watch them do.
The hotel does offer free wi-fi, however it did not work while we were there due to the bad weather.
The hotel also offers a shuttle service into town, taking 10 minutes. This finishes at 10pm.
If you wanted to walk into town, the receptionists offer you a map and show you a shortened route through the moneky forest, this would take around 30 minutes. There are some good restaurants in town, most of them offer free wi-fi.
We ate at the Dirty Duck one night which is a famous restaurant; the food was very good!
I had a full body massage at the hotels spa - USD$25 for a full body one hour massage, It was very worthwhile, they offer different services and all are reasonably priced. There are 2 different buildings where they do the massages' so be sure to find out which one as we had to be split up due to limited space
We didn't use the swimming pool however it was a decent size and had sunbeds and huts.
This accommodation is very peaceful and has beautiful surrounding, the staff are helpful and friendly. I would recommend staying here, it's my parents idea of paradise however if I was to return I'd want to stay somewhere a little more central as it's a little too quiet for me.
- Also Known As:
- Alam Shanti Ubud, Bali
- Alam Shanti Hotel Ubud