KajaNe Mua Private Villa & Mansion
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... in central Bali, famous for its rice fields and organic, hippy-like vibe (and location of the book and Hollywood film 'Eat, Pray, Love’). We’re hoping it’ll give us a better glimpse of the real Bali, one away from the beaches and hedonistic party scene of the south. We finally reach Ubud mid-afternoon and we’re dropped in a somewhat inconvenient car park on the outskirts of the town, the driver wanting more cash to drop us directly! It’s ...
... shallots and other vegetables and also started boiling the chicken. During the lesson we made, gado gado (means mix mix) which is a boiled vegetable salad served with peanut sauce dressings, sweetcorn fritters, ayam pelalah (shredded chilli chicken) and tempeh kecap (fried tempeh in sweet soy sauce). We sat down and ate this about 10 so it was a really early lunch or a late breakfast or in fact, Balinese brunch. I think its safe to say that ...
... Tiga Wasa Village School where we met students and their teachers. George led a singing session for the kids in English (If you're happy and you know it clap your hands...). Later we played a tag game with the kids outdoors. It was lots of fun.
Next, we saw another side of everyday life when we met with villagers in their home and then joined a local family for a Home-Hosted Lunch prepared, in minor part, by ...
... was amazing.
We saw four or five Kopi Luwaks, a cat like animal that eats the red coffee bean berries, and then digests the beans and poops them out.
The beans are then cleaned and roasted, so of course no poop is still on them, but the enzymes in their stomach digest the beans in a way that brings out a really nice flavor in the beans, and supposedly it's the best coffee in the world.
Next there was a woman demonstrating how the beans are roasted ...
... some black rice pudding. It was so delicious as it was the first time.
From there we continued to window shop and head into places that were of interest to the eye.
At the end of Monkey Forest Road is the King's Palace. We were unable to go into the palace because it was evening so we went to a place that has a fish spa. Basically you put your feet into a huge tank full ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews KajaNe Mua Private Villa & Mansion Ubud
Stayed here for 2 nights & absolutely loved it! Wish we had stayed longer.
The Kajane Mua is a great alternative to the Four Seasons at Jimbaran Bay for the more budget conscious. You don't get the stunning view of the ocean or the luxury as you do at the Four Seasons, but the standard of the villa is just as good, if not better. The service at the Kajane is simply outstanding, among the best I've come across in my nine trips to Bali. I asked one of the staff to help me buy some local fruits, which I wanted to present to my mum back home, and he did promptly, bringing me a whole bag within an hour. After we'd checked out, they even gave us complimentary use of one of the living rooms at one of their villas, since we had about four hours to kill before heading to the airport. The location couldn't be better for those who want proximity to some of the best restaurants, shops and culture in Ubud. There's even an excellent authentic ``nasi padang'' eatery about 100 meters away from the hotel where a plate of rice and four dishes and drinks for two would cost you only about $5.
Loved the Kajane Mua Villa
Kajane has exceeded our expectation in every way. We stayed 7 nights and we enjoyed every minutes of it. The room was beautifully designed and the service was excellent.
We stayed in a three bedroom Danu villa; the setting of the villa was very intimate and private. The pool was magnificent.
The service was over the top; everyone served us with a smile. Breakfast and afternoon tea was something we look forward to every morning and afternoon. They set everything up on the patio where we enjoyed our morning sun and afternoon breeze. Not to discount the room and the location, but the service seems to be highlight of our stay. We hope to visit Ubud again and we will definitely stay with Kajane.
Dream Hotel - Wish we were there now
Beautifully designed - with amazing attention to detail (husband and I are design snobs so we noticed the high-end materials). We stayed in Beji Kila which was great - with another villa only on one side separated by a wall and greenery. We felt like we were in our own private country house.
The staff was over the top nice - we stayed an extra night because we loved it so much.
One caveat is that they are building the rice fields right across the ravine from the villas so currently there is a view of construction workers and mud. I'm sure once it's finished it will be lovely.
I'm hoping the price doesn't increase too much as it was a bargain and I would love to go back!
Hi all we stayed at the Kajane Mua in jan 06 and what a very special place it is the staff are wonderful and the rooms are very good value, all in all cant find better.
My husband and I stayed at the Kajane Mua at the end of December 2005 for four nights and we had an absolutely wonderful time. We had two nights in the Toya villa type and two nights in the Beji villa type. We are both in our early-30s and travel extensively for both business and pleasure.
Location can't be beaten since it's off Monkey Forest Road. There are eateries, spas & shops right outside yet the villas were private and secluded.
Stayed in this hotel on the strength of the reviews and forums and it did not disappoint. The location is perfect for exploring Ubud - right down the road from Monkey Forest Sanctuary and the drivers will take you anywhere in town for free. I stayed in the Beji Gita villa all the way at the back of the hotel and had an infinity pool that overlooked the river gorge and trees. I felt like I was in my own little sanctuary right off busy Monkey Forest Road. The main highlight was the staff - Service was impeccable (everyone seemed to know my name!) and I thought it was a very nice touch to be served tea in the afternoon.
A really neat find!
Would like to second the 'amazing' review above... we just got back from kajane and enjoyed it throroughly... stayed in the beji villa, ours did not have a river gorge view but just a greenery view, which was nonetheless very pleasing to the eyes... interiors are gorgeous, loved the infinity pool, the terrace, the swing, outdoor bath and the huge walk in closet/dresser... also liked the free transport within ubud. We did a lot of walk in research on other hotels in Ubud but couldn't find a better value for money. Would ABSOLUTELY recommend it to anyone!