Neat-as-a-pin with a pool
Savira Bungalow offers some of the best value rooms with a swimming pool in Ubud.
At the back of a beautiful family compound with exquisite carved details, a pretty garden path filled with ponds and flowers leads to two modern double-storey buildings edging the pool, one housing the fan-cooled rooms, and the other with the fancier and newer air-con rooms.
Gleaming tiled interiors are spacious, bright, airy and super clean. Simply furnished with wooden furniture, the style is a tad bland, but very comfortable and inoffensive. Bouncy beds, bedside tables with lamps and plenty of power outlets cover the essentials and views to the pool or gardens give the impression of even more space. Smart and clean tiled ensuite bathrooms are equipped with hot-water showers and sinks offer plenty of bench space for your bits and pieces. Most rooms are graced with small furnished balconies, and in the air-con rooms they are curtained with a pretty cascade of flowering creepers.
The smallish oblong pool is edged oasis-like with lush foliage and spouting fountains with lounges primed for sun-worshipping. Breakfast and WiFi are included in the rate. The friendly owner said she prefers not to be on booking sites as word-of-mouth recommendations keep her deservedly busy, and we’ll second those recommendations.
Savira Bungalow can be found tucked away in a quiet riverside location in a lane off the southern end Jalan Hanoman. For an even better swimming pool, nearby Bucu Guesthouse will set you back a tad more dosh, but is also worth considering.
Address: 9 Gang Anila, Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud
T: (0813) 3836 7883; (0812) 461 3180;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'42.75" E, 8º30'58.9" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||250,000 rupiah||250,000 rupiah|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||350,000 rupiah||350,000 rupiah|
Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.
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