Comfortable hotel-style homestay
Bright, modern, super clean and colourful, Narendra Guest House is a delightful surprise, hidden behind a family compound, about a 10-minute walk to Ubud’s main road.
The guesthouse offers the comfort of a hotel, with the intimacy of a family homestay. Flower-covered creepers sway overhead along the path leading to the four smart air-con rooms built in a simple brick longhouse block. Tastefully decorated with elegant touches, the good sized tiled rooms provide comfortable beds with bedside tables and stylish lamps, along with a small desk and chair, however they lack any storage. Coloured feature walls and large black and white photos enhance the modern, yet relaxing vibe. Clean, spacious tiled bathrooms have glass-screened hot-water rain-showers and amenities are a little more upmarket than the average homestay, with fragrant toiletries and decorative embellishments.
Curtained glass doors open to a shady furnished private terrace surrounded with lush flowering plants where your included breakfast is served. The warm and hospitable family also offer local tours. WiFi is free, but being a family homestay, so is the early morning rooster serenade—bring earplugs. We think Narendra Guest House offers excellent value, and for an even better deal, friendly staff suggested prices are negotiable for a longer stay.
For similar styling with a small private kitchen, Rumah Taman, a further 300 metres up Jalan Sriwedari, offers good value too. We also like Lilacita Inn at the back of another family compound on Jalan Suweta.
Address: 42 Jalan Sriwedari, Taman, Ubud
T: (0361) 973 466; (0812) 394 3943;
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º15'57.86" E, 8º30'10.15" S
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Room rates: 150,000 to 400,000 Rp
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||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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