Comfortable rooms, great location
In the heart of Jalan Monkey Forest, and home to one of Ubud’s well known families, Pondok Pundi Village Inn & Spa offers a range of charming and very comfortable rooms within the family compound stepping down a series of terraces to the riverside swimming pool.
Entry is via an ornate traditional Balinese entrance gate, and it’s a promise of what’s to come as you wander past the family temple and pavilions to the capacious, but simple classically styled rooms. Tiled air-con interiors are furnished with quality, solid and comfy furniture and despite the vastness of the rooms they feel cosy and homely. Facilities include TVs and DVD players, minibar, a safe, a kettle and free WiFi. Large hot-water bathrooms provide tubs, and adequate bench space but some are a little worn and could do with a scrub in the corners.
Standard rooms offer garden views and Deluxe rooms are larger and face the jungle and swimming pool. Studio rooms provide a separate living room, large enough for an extra bed or two — a great choice for families. The ornate wooden Joglo studio is particularly good. Quieter rooms at the bottom opening to the pool are our pick, but the upshot is, there a lot more stairs to climb.
An a-la-carte included breakfast is served in Pondok Pundi’s streetside restaurant. Staff are friendly and professional. Pondok Pundi is a solid midrange choice offering all mod-cons with an excellent central location. A quick check online offered better deals than the walk-in prices, so check first. If Jalan Monkey Forest is too busy for you, it’s worth considering Artini 2 Cottages, a slightly less expensive midrange option in a fabulous garden setting on Jalan Hanoman, owned by the same family.
Address: Jalan Monkey Forest, Ubud
T: (0361) 977 119;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'36.09" E, 8º30'53.95" S
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Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||500,000 rupiah||500,000 rupiah|
|Deluxe double room|
Studio: 1,000,000 rupiah
|850,000 rupiah||850,000 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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