Travel Blogs from Ubud
En route to Bali we stopped in Jakarta to change planes - this city was as hot and steamy as Borneo but the thick forests replaced with a claustrophobic urban jungle! We'd just about had our fill of being hot and sticky so we were glad didn't stay longer than an hour.. Our next plane landed in Bali on a thin runway strip that stuck out into the …
A lengthy but straightforward boat, then bus ride brings us to Ubud - the crowned culture capital of Bali. We can tell we're headed in the right direction from the endless line up of 'Galleries' (both painting and crafts) which span the streets. The paintings on offer range from original, interesting pieces to the typical Buddha faces seemingly …
... to make it there to watch the sunset. This temple is the most visited and photographed temple on Bali because it sits right on the southwest coast of Bali on the ocean. During sunset it definitely the busiest time to come to the temple but it was a gorgeous and picturesque sunset! Drive back to Ubud to stay our last night before taking off to Gili! We will be picked up between 630am-7am by the shuttle to take us to Padang Bai. Another early ...
We hired a car and driver to take us around the island. We
started by picking up Mayuri's shirt and then heading to the Monkey
Forest. The forest was awesome with a really nice layout with paths
leading throughout the woods to three temples also, but the monkeys
freaked us all out. There were quite a few that had open wounds and they
were very aggressive because they are TOO accustomed to being around ...
A great, partially stormy day, traveling around Bali. We began around 9:30am, and the day was hot. We began by driving southeast, to the temple of the Royal Family (Taman Ayun). The parking lot was full of tourist buses, many from Java. The temple complex has the standard three main areas: the outer courtyard, the middle courtyard, and the inner courtyard. The inner courtyard was full of beautiful pagodas, with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 dimensions. The ...
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We stayed here for a night to visit Ubud, should have booked for more! Great service from the staffs and superb view of the paddy field. Within walking distance to the famous Bebek Bengil and Pizza Bagus. Would definitely stay longer for our next trip!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Tegal Sari Ubud
This hotel is getting huge reputation in these days but I have to say that my stay at Tegal Sari in this March was not that great experience.
Fantastic hotel! I stayed in one of the new super deluxe rooms - gorgeous views only steps away from the rice paddies. Sunsets are spectacular from the patio/balcony. The room was lovely, and so clean & comfy! There is no TV (if this is important to you). There is an in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini-bar (no spirits), room service & a very good cheap laundry service. They have a tiny restaurant with great food - no bar though. There is shop across the road that sells alcohol, if wine/beer is not to your taste.
Great, Great Value at Tegal Sari
Tegal Sari comes highly recommended. My husband and I stayed there for only 2 nights but we loved it. For the price, you get service that is personal, friendly, ever helpful and accommodating. The breakfast though no buffet is simple yet sumptious. The rooms are clean, spacious and had a good view. The bathroom may not be the best but it really is very adequate. The great bit is the free pick up service from Ubud centre, that is really convenient and the staff are always obliging. We would definitely return in future.
My wife and I arrived in Ubud, and our first night was in Tegal Sari. And we fall in love with the place. The reception was warm and friendly. The manager in duty showed us all rooms upon arrivals.
Stayed here in Feb, 2006 - I initially had a problem booking because the wanted a wire transfer of entire amount to make the booking. I was traveling in Asia and couldn't do that - so I took my chances and just showed up. Luckily they had a room. It was the last room and I learned they are usually booked months in advance - so I highly recommend booking ahead.
....than the previous reviewer (September 2005, from New York)! We also loved, loved, loved the Tegal Sari! We visited several other hotels in the area. Though there were many that were absolutely beautiful, some much more expensive, my husband and I both agreed that we would definitely go back to the Tegal Sari on our next trip to Ubud! The Tegal Sari has a very unique atmosphere that is welcoming, comforting, and relaxing. Of course, much of that is thanks to the absolutely wonderful staff - they truly made us feel at home! We came as strangers, we left as friends! How often can you say that about a hotel?
I had the pleasure of staying at Tegal Sari for 3 nights in September 2005. I had booked the room in March 2005. Even 6 months in advanced, many of the rooms were already reserved! I highly recommend booking this place well in advanced, it's definitely worth it.
Best Value in Ubud
My wife & I stayed at TS for 5 nights in a duplex room. We arrived at night after a long flight from the UK the next morning we awoke to a stunning view from our room over the rice fields. We could not fault the place, we went on a walk with the staff through the countryside around Ubud and they went out of their way to help out on every occasion. The price of this place is almost too good to be true, we have stopped at one of the big name places in Ubud that charged well over 10X the rate of TS and it was about Half as good! The only problem is trying to get booked, they are almost always full though they were building a couple of new rooms when we were there.
I loved, loved our stay at Tegal Sari. First off, the hotel is well-run. The staff was wonderful! Since the hotel is 15 minutes away from the center of town, staff would drive us to and from anywhere we wanted to go--by the time we checked out, we felt like we really knew the staff after riding around with them. The hotel itself is so beautiful: we stayed in the duplex bungalow, which has a private jacuzzi, and it was amazing! The view from our terrace, where we ate breakfast, was gorgeous. It was so relaxing, staying away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Ubud, too.
We stayed at The Tegal Sari hotel December 2004 and it was heavenly. I am a bit of a 'value for money' bod when it comes to hotels so I love it when I find a boutique style hotel like this for such a good price. Three of us shared a deluxe suite and it came to roughly £12 each a night. The rooms are immaculate with modern bathrooms (complete with leg waggling praying mantis - this is Bali!) and balcony veranda overlooking the beautifully green rice paddy - watch the sunrise and listen to the farmers singing to their gods in the fields. Each bungalow is beautifully landscaped within the grounds with a wonderful stone bottomed swimming pool.