With a wide plethora of accommodations to choose from in Ubud, Bali, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best ones are those that go the extra mile to make your stay as comfortable as possible. As soon as we arrived in Gayatri Bungalows, we were greeted with smiles and were shown to our room. The place has been operational as a guesthouse since 1996 but has recently been undergoing renovation to update the style of the rooms. The compound itself is in a very central location but is quietly nestled in a side street, giving you a lovely view of the rice fields, immediately setting a calm and soothing vibe for our stay.
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The Rooms at Gayatri Bungalows
We were lucky enough to stay in one of the newly renovated rooms and was pleasantly surprised when we entered. The room was eclectic and quirky, and had awesome accent pieces spread around the space. The best thing about the room though was the view. Although the room was small, it had everything that you need and was spacious enough for two people. As soon as I entered, I fell in love with the teal walls which gave the room character. The staff immediately brought up welcome drinks which we happily enjoyed while looking out from our balcony. During the evenings, we fell asleep with the breeze from the rice fields blowing through our window-such a treat!
After speaking to the owner, we delightfully found out that each room had a different personality and style to it. The owner, together with a Finnish interior decorator imagined characters which would inhabit each room and made the design and accent pieces revolve around that. The style of each room was very much eclectic, making use of both traditional Balinese design and material, mixed with some European pieces.
Gayatri Bungalows Resort
At first glance, the resort seems quite unassuming but as soon as you enter, you would be greeted by a lovely gazebo and a rather large pool accompanied by a single gazebo. Breakfasts were a lovely treat and were served on tables overlooking the rice fields. The family run guesthouse has 19 rooms, 6 of which are newly renovated. The location is very central, making it a stone throw away from the Ubud Palace and the Monkey Forest.
Our Overall Experience at Gayatri Bungalows
The three days that we spent at Gayatri Bungalows were very relaxing. We filled our days doing adventure filled activities so coming home to a quiet abode was a delight. The staff were all very polite and were more than happy to accommodate our requests. The staff even placed a vase of fresh lilies from their garden in our room! The peacefulness of the place, along with the attention to detail allowed us to thoroughly enjoy our stay in Ubud.
Please note that despite receiving complimentary services from Gayatri Bungalows, all opinions are ours and remain completely unbiased.
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