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Lush garden with simple tropical chic

Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud T: (0361) 981 542

Bumi Muwa

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Action-packed Jalan Monkey Forest hides many secrets behind its glass shopfronts, and Bumi Muwa, a terrific small boutique hotel, is one we’d like to share.

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Surrounded by a thick labyrinth of foliage, the modern double-storey block houses simple and stylish tiled air-con rooms.

Woven rattan bedheads and furniture establish the tropical aesthetic and a cool stone coloured palette is contrasted with colourful bed runners and cushions. We were delighted by a fun carved wooden monkey parade above the bed in the room we viewed, apparently in reference to common visitors to the garden (yep, watch out for monkeys!). Amenities include a flatscreen TV with DVD player and a minibar. In contrast to the rather chic room, the bathroom is a little old and tired and could do with an upgrade, but it was clean. Hot-water showers are standard and some rooms add tubs. Furnished balconies and verandas are great for monkey spotting (no seriously, don’t leave anything of value out).

Adjacent to the rooms, a good-sized, deep swimming pool feels more like a jungle lagoon, surrounded by wooden decking and umbrella-shaded deck chairs — you’ll find it hard to believe you’re right in the middle of town. Friendly staff will bring your included breakfast to the room where you can also use the free WiFi.

Bumi Muwa, although really close to the road, is difficult to find—the sign is dark wood and hard to spot. The entrance is from a tiny lane off Jalan Monkey Forest, just north of Piment Rouge shop.

We like the cool and calm ambience and simple chic. If you like the modern style, but are after swankier digs at the top-end of the midrange bracket, Cinta Inn right on Jalan Monkey Forest behind Cinta Grill (entry through the restaurant), has terrific rooms and a lovely pool, but you won’t have the jungle backdrop.

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450,000 rupiah
450,000 rupiah
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Where is Bumi Muwa

Bumi Muwa
Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
T: (0361) 981 542
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'37" E, 8º30'58.14" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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