Great base for first-time visitors to Ubud, Bali – Ubud Wana Resort

The Ubud Wana Resort in Ubud is located close to town, yet in a quiet neighborhood – great for the first-time visitor who want to explore Ubud on foot. It offers tastefully decorated rooms with upscale features, two pools to relax and a restaurant with good food. Service is personable and friendly, resulting in a very enjoyable stay! Check out my review for more details, pricing and photos!

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Location: The Ubud Wana Resort is located on the other side of the Monkey Forest from downtown Ubud in a quiet village. There are a few other hotels, restaurants and shops on that street, so you can find everything you need nearby.
UbudWana MapThe best part is that via a small walkway that goes along the Monkey Forest, you can reach the main street of Ubud in a leisurely 15 minute walk, giving you access to everything the town has to offer. The hotel also offers a shuttle bus to the Ubud Palace (on the other side of town) four times a day (first at 10:00 to town, last back at 21:30) and we took advantage of that, sometimes taking the shuttle to town and walking back or the other way around!

Service: The Ubud Wana staff is exceptionally friendly throughout. We received a warm welcome on arrival, were greeted with cold towels and a drink and were checked in quickly. The front desk agent showed us to our room and explained the amenities along the way and in the room. Housekeeping was thorough and prompt every day – and they do respect the electronic do-not-disturb sign! When I forgot to turn it off in the morning, they did not enter the room – they came to clean it quickly when we returned from our town exploration.

 

The restaurant staff was equally friendly, delivered coffee and food orders promptly and enquired about other needs in an attentive, unintrusive manner. Any special requests to hotel staff were promptly addressed. The hotel manager personally introduced himself to new guests to ensure we had everything we needed and had a way to escalate any potential issues – that’s a rare and welcome gesture, were too often the management “hides” in the back-office, instead of setting a good example for their team with their personal engagement!

UbudWanaResort - 2Rooms: The Ubud Wana is very new and the rooms are in great condition. Our room was overlooking the pool and the abundant greenery of the hotel grounds. It is held in a modern design, with light-colored woods and colorful, local fabrics. The bedroom floors are tiled, appropriate for the location. The bed was large (long!) and comfortable, with nice quality sheets, pillows and comforter. There are a desk, a TV, sufficient luggage and storage space, as well as a safe, tea/coffee facilities and sufficient outlets. There were two bottles of coke offered as a welcome and water was provided every day (two small bottles for the bathroom and a large bottle in the bedroom), as well as coffee and tea.

UbudWanaResort - 3The bathroom is large with a good-size glass enclosed shower, toilet and sink with enough space for toiletries. It is separated from the bedroom with a (partially) frosted glass window, making it bright and airy! The only nit-picking was that no hand towels were provided (but bath towels, wash cloth and pool towels).

Restaurant/Amenities: A nice feature of the Ubud Wana Hotel are the two pools with lots of loungers, giving all guests a chance for a nice spot. We were overlooking the main pool, which also had four whirlpool seats built into it, making for a relaxing spot after a day of walking! The hotel spa is offering the typical massages, facials and other services, although at pretty steep prices, so we passed. There is no gym available.
UbudWanaResort - 4We had breakfast at the restaurant every morning. It offers a small selection of fresh fruit, cereals, yogurt as well as pastries and bread, cold cuts and a few hot dishes buffet style. Regular tea, coffee and juices are also on hand and you can order eggs made to order to be delivered to your table. While the selection was smaller than at the pullman Legian or even the allseasons Legian, the quality and taste of the food was very good and we left happy every morning! The restaurant has open-air seating on the roof top, some with a roof to shelter form the rain and some outside. There is plenty of space and you can go to a separate area, if you prefer some peace and quiet.

Bottomline: The Ubud Wana Resort puts you in easy walking distance from Ubud’s town center, without being in the middle of the crowds! You get a very upscale room, great service and the choice of two pools. At our price of under $100/night, it is great value!
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