We had been to Ubud a few times, but this time we wanted to get out of the village itself, away from the hustle and bustle. We wanted to be able to relax in the surrounds of Bali’s natural beauty, whilst still being close enough to easily get to Ubud Village. After lot’s of searching, we finally found Kamandalu Ubud.
Our First Impressions
The first thing we noticed at Kamandalu Ubud was that genuine Balinese service. Friendly staff that genuinely want you to have a great stay. Walking through the grounds was peaceful, with villas and walkways and beautiful surrounds. Traditional Balinese style, tranquility, nature and luxury.
Location, Location, Location
Although not located in Ubud village, this is really a perk. It’s about a 5 – 10 minute taxi to Ubud, or you can also use the hotels complimentary shuttle service. It’s located right along the Petanu River, nestled in the natural beauty of Bali. The location provides tranquilly and calm that’s hard to find in Ubud centre. A lot of hotels on the Ubud outskirts can be further then you think, but the proximity of this hotel to Ubud centre made it the perfect mixture of peacefulness with restaurants, shops and other facilities within arms reach.
The Room And Beyond
We stayed in the Ubud Chalet, which is Kamandalu’s entry level room type. It was private villa overlooking rice paddies, and I have to say, this room and outlook was stunning. The room itself was very spacious, with 4 -post king size bed, indoor shower and bath, as well as an outdoor shower with garden.
There were two pools to choose from, one larger pool with swim-up bar, and another more peaceful infinity pool overlooking the river. Also overlooking the river was morning yoga sessions.
Other facilities included a restaurant, cafe and range of other private dining options, and a spa. They also have garden villas and a range of pool villas to choose from.
Almost Landing LovesTraditional Balinese Style
Tranquil grounds in lush green setting
'Best of both worlds' location
Jalan Andong, Banjar Nagi, Ubud