We stayed in an average room for $50 which included breakfast. This was the most beautiful hotel I've ever stayed at, my only regret was that we only spent two nights there (the other 5 nights came as a package with our flights). I'd spent a ridiculous amount of time researching accommodation in Ubud on the net - I had a list of criteria: it had to be small, typically Balinese, quiet location and preferably have a garden bathroom. The Alam Indah exceeded my expectations. The staff couldn't do more for you, you just had to ask and they delivered tea and coffee to your verandah, or the garden or the poolside. The room was beautiful, with the biggest bed I've ever slept in, and it was a four poster!!! There was also a day bed to lounge on on the verandah, and our friends who were staying in the room underneath even had their own shrine!!
Best Place to Stay in Ubud
Alam Indah is located a 5 minute walk south of the Monkey Forest (Ubud) in the town of Nyuhkuning. The staff here are wonderful. Ayu and Gusti make you feel right at home when you arrive, greeting you with fresh fruit drinks and escorting you to your lovely room. There are only 10 room here which afford the staff to make sure all of the guests are well taken care of. Some of the amenities include: a small swimming pool set in amongst the lush foliage overlooking the river valley, breakfast is served as part of the room fee, as is afternoon tea, and the staff will make sure you have the best drivers for your day-trips. If you want to feel as though you are at home in Bali, stay here. Ibu Wayan and Bapak Ketut, who own Alam Indah, also own several other hotel properties in the same general area. They include a lower priced property, as well as a few higher priced ones. Their newest property has an adjacent spa with wonderful treatments. They also own the famous Cafe Wayan on Monkey Forest road. Stop by if you need a chocolate fix, their "Death by Chocolate" cake is darn good! If Balinese food interests you, Ibu Wayan's daughter Metri, teaches a cooking class nearby.