Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa
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Understandably our waking up this morning was an unpleasant and difficult experience. We slept in until 4:20 and with an hours walk to the top for sunrise at 5 we leapt up, dressed and grabbed our bags as quickly as we could. Stepping out into the pitch black and cold was a bit of a shock to the system (& reminded us of many a school morning!) But with the pace Ally was marching along (Cat was basically jogging) we were soon sweating buckets and stripping off. It paid off though as ...
... that is a small price to pay for this gem.
-wandering around in awe looking at the amazing houses with moss covered stonework demons and guardians, each ...
... found the first time that we were in Kuta so we split a big rack of ribs for dinner. Very Indonesian.. Bed time for us. Another flight tomorrow.
May 19, 2013
Good-bye Indonesia. Agung met us at our hotel this morning with a smiling face to take us to the airport. We had a 3 hour flight to Kuala Lumpur which landed in Malaysia at 5:15 PM. After wandering around the airport trying to find our shuttle bus we finally arrived at our hotel at 7 PM ...
... tormenting the monkeys and the keepers didn't seem to discourage them. Some of the monkeys were getting quite aggressive and I've heard they carry rabies, so I wasn't so keen of getting too close! After a quick walk through, we decided to take a slow walk back to the hotel, taking a look in a few shops along the way. We had to get an early night, as we had a very early flight to Yogyakarta in the morning, so we had a cheap dinner & headed back to chill out at the homestay.
... public holiday causing an entire country-wide lock-down the day after you arrive.
That's exactly what happened in Bali. I discovered just a few days before I left Australia an old Kiwi workmate of mine has recently become unemployed and has been sunning himself in the same part of Bali I was going to. Meeting up was going to be a no-brainer but he also warned me that on the 12th, the day after I arrived, there was going to be a public holiday in which no-one ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa Ubud
We spent in KKB 3 nights in July 2006 which was a part of our honeymoon stay in Bali. Our impressions of the hotel are ambiguous.
We had both good and unpleasant experiences at KKB during our 5 night stay in May.
Kupu Kupu Barong is the BEST! My husband and I spent the best 4 days there. I just read the review before this and agree with everything they said. There are a few things in particular that made Kupu Kupu special:
We just arrived home from four of the most glorious days at Kupu Kupu Barong. Our stay at Kupu, I am sure, will be remembered as a lifetime treat. Budi, Suastika and Wayan, our butlers, took such good care of us and our accommodations in the Royal Suite were so beautiful from the inside to the outside (killer views), our meals were delicious and beautifully served and presented (including breakfast by our pool), our warm greetings every time we returned from an excursion from the staff and our fabulous massages were so appreciated, thoroughly enjoyed and always remembered.
Mixed feelings about KKBarong. Quick summary of positives and negatives:
Great hotel !!!
Pretty nice hotel, very helpful staff, really luxury villas.
We spent 3 nights in a villa with a plunge pool, it was awesome. The view from your private balcony is simply gorgeous. The restaurant provides various menu and some delicious meals. You can also enjoy a spa at the top a tree (I think it was a Mango). A peaceful retreat in the heart of Bali.
a perfect stay for a honeymoon. I recommend it !!
Immensely beautiful and charmed by its natural beauty and superb service
This is our first honeymoon in Bali and was extremely delighted to have chosen Kupu Kupu Barong. We had really enjoyed the quiet ambience and natural scenery there including our private plunge pool, romantically decorated villas, the spa villas combined with the warm hospitality from the staff. We hope to go back there in the near future and highly recommend this especially for honeymooners.
I just come back from Bali, and my only thoughts are when do I go back to Kupu Kupu Barong !!!
We stayed in a villa overlooking the Arung river that had a private plunge pool along with a veranda attached to the villa. We had a butler to bring whatever we requested. Our room was featured on the cover of an Asia magazine for the months of Aug/Sept 2005, it was that pretty. We had breakfast served in our room every day if we chose not to go tho the restaurant, we had a private dinner and 2-90 minute massages.
when you arrive at the hotel the first impression is not so good: you do not understand if it is a private property or you are in the middle of a local village: a few shops, a little fruit market before entering the main gate..., a messy forest, lots of dogs!!! The lobby is nice and the Spa, too. The staff is friendly and helpful, but I think they need to be trained. To reach the rooms you need to use an electrical machine: ours was very far away in the forest and it took us five minutes to reach it. It was very nice, with a private pool, huge windows with wonderful view of the valley and the river, king size bed and bathroom with both bath and shower (all fully refurbished). The price was really value for money, because this special summer offer included breakfast daily, dinner daily and 90 minutes treatments at the Spa, otherwise the full price is too high for this property.