About us: 2 families travelling together (4 adults, 2 older kids and 1 toddler)
The Good: A privately owned hotel employing locals. The surrounding scenery was magnificent.
The not so good. We made a prior enquiry about getting a nanny for the day to look after the toddler while we were on tour. They quoted us $25/hour!! The going Bali rate is $6.50/hour. My husband and I love to stay in small locally owned hotels around Asia, we found this hotel did not meet our expectations. Photos of the hotel on the booking website were very misleading. We arrived during a huge down pour of rain, there were huge pools of brown storm water everywhere. We were led to our villa which had 2 small bedrooms, a basic kitchen and a basic bathroom down stairs, and a bedroom upstairs. The rooms were basic (but clean). We all sat there together huddled together sitting on the front patio tiled floor area, there was no seating for the 6 of us any where in the villa. There was no table and chairs in the kitchen area. The patio had a large drop off the front (no fencing rail) and the tiles were slippery from the rain, we all felt it was VERY unsuitable for the toddler of 18 months. We couldn't find a restaurant or bar, we don't think the hotel had one??? We didn't see any restaurants in the area, it was a beautiful rural setting but couldn't see where we could eat without travelling into Ubud. The 'villa' was not what I would call a villa. It was more of a backpackers type accommodation. The pool looked very green and it was tiny. We felt the information about the villa was misleading from the booking website. We spoke to the manager on the phone, we didn't want to be ungrateful or impolite, he offered us to look at another room. We declined, we just wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible. The hotel staff organised a shuttle for us to go into Ubud to find another hotel, they charged us for the privilege. We also lost 3 nights rates due to the booking conditions on the booking website.
This accommodation would be better suited to couples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Junjungan Suite Villa is a special & unique place, with 13 rooms to offer a familiar atmosphere. The villa is surrounded by rice fields & has an outside pool. Villa is situated at only 7 minute drive from the center of Ubud and 45 km from the Airport. From here you can visit the main interesting places of Bali.Junjungan Suite Villa own by local person,and the most of staff from local village person and family, that mean your spent money ($) to right way and the right person. "Stay with someone you know" ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Junjungan Suite Villa Ubud, Bali