Kubu gets a really positive review in the Rough Guide stating that it comparable with Tegal Sari in Ubud - where we were previously and had a great stay - so were looking forward to our one night there.
It was awful. The room was filthy - moth-eaten curtains, insect nests in the mosquito net, shabby towels, dirty light switches; very poorly lit with the light in the (outdoor) bathroom not working at all.
The room was surrounded by ponds that were heavily populated with both extremely noisy frogs and a plethora of mosquitoes.
To top it all off the staff were very surly - first time we have encountered this in Bali. The porters complained bitterly about carrying our bags to the room, and the receptionist over-charged us for a transfer the following morning to Padang Bai (10 minutes drive) to the tune of IR100,000!
The whole place has a feeling of decay and neglect -needless to say, I wouldn't recommend Kubu!
Similarly I wouldn't recommend Candidasa - if you can find somewhere Padang Bai is far nicer, and has a beach!
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Kubu Bali
- Kubu Bali Hotel Karangasem