I loved my Saren Indah stay back in 2009, but it's even better now. They've improved the property by adding 2 big open air restaurants next to the rice paddy. Also, wifi is FREE and available in your room, which is a major improvement. The restaurant is also much better, and breakfast options are improved. Also, the pool has been remodeled. That said, the Saren Indah is still as homey and comfy as it was before.
A few things:
1. We had the deluxe rice paddie view for $70USD/night. It was a nice view, but you might not want to spend the extra money if you are on a budget. It's not a rice paddie like some in Bali that are really impressive, built on a hill.
2. The shortcut through Monkey Forest Road is pretty important. If you don't take it, and you try to walk you could get turned around pretty easily.
3. The shuttle is also very helpful, if you don't want to walk. Here's the deal, Saren Indah is a bit tucked away, but it's not a deterrent. You can still explore Ubud by foot, or by taking the shuttle.
4. A few restaurant tips:
Taco Casa--they DELIVER to Saren Indah. Excellent, fresh tacos. Highly recommend.
Murni's Warung--their duck is To DIE FOR. Also, have the Balinese Caramel Cake.
The Melting Pot--casual nightlife. Fun crowd of locals who like to play pool.
Naughty Nuri's--also has good tacos, and excellent pork ribs.
Shopping--Ubud Market if you're in the mood, otherwise the streets by the monkey forest have cute shops with limited amounts of merchandise. Be aware of moth holes, though.
Jazz Cafe--expensive drinks, but good music.
Spa--there's a little "natural massage" to the left of Saren Indah. Great massages for low price.
Enjoy your stay at Saren Indah!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set amidst lush paddy fields and only 200 meter from monkey forest sanctuary is Saren Indah Hotel which offers travelers the tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saren Indah Ubud
- Hotel Saren Indah
- Saren Indah Hotel Ubud, Bali