Kamandalu Ubud is a 5 star luxury resort and spa located in the serene & untouched Ubud village. Unlike the touristic Kuta area, Ubud represent more of Bali traditional culture and local village life making it an ideal choice to experience authentic local life in Bali.
Ubud is also the epic center of all famous Balinese cuisine with Bebek Tepi Sawah, Naughty Nuri’s Ubud, Babi Guling Ibu Oka (overrated), Bebek Bengil all located in Ubud. So if you are a foodie, Ubud is definitely the place to explore.
Kamandalu Ubud is located 1 hour 30 mins away from the airport and approximately 5 mins drive from Ubud city center. Nearby attractions include Ubud City, Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Tirta Empul. The hotel provides several complimentary 2 ways shuttle to Ubud city for the convenience of guests.
Upon arriving, we were brought to Village Club for personalized check-in. It is an exclusive benefits for all guests who are staying in Villas.
Surrounded by tranquil villages and lush paddy terraces, Kamandalu Ubud provides a much needed refreshing experience as our previous Bali hotels were beach resorts.
Our 180 square meter Pool Villa is very spacious, traditional yet enchanting Balinese architecture enhanced with all the luxury features.
Inside our villa features a large 4 post king-size wooden bed with bed net, Flat screen LCD TV, a sofa lounge, work desk and one time complimentary mini bar. Complimentary wifi is provided throughout the resort as well.
The luxurious marbled bathroom comes with a spacious bathtub and also an outdoor shower with garden view that provides an unique experience to bath in the nature yet with ample privacy
One of the main highlight of the villa is definitely our gorgeous free form pool overlooking the mountain wilderness. Beside the pool there is also a thatched roof bale Balinese day bed, perfect for outdoor relaxation.
We were told every villa and the pool is uniquely design according to the landscape and slope hence not one villa is similar.
This is the type of holiday we just stay in our villa whole day, enjoying the pool and villa doing nothing but pure relaxing and rejuvenating from harsh city life back home.
Apart from our private pool in our villa, there is also 2 other swimming pools in Kamandalu Ubud. The first is the infinity pool with mountain view and the other is the large free form swimming pool.
If you are staying in Kamandalu Ubud, do not miss out the amazing sunset from the pool! Blazing orange sunset slowly changes soothing purple and the lights illuminates the resort making it more beautiful.
For dinner, we managed to try Kamandaly Ubud’s Petulu Restaurant, ornamented with multi-tiered ceiling of polished binkray wood and provides a splendid rice terrace view from the balcony.
The Nasi Campur Indonesia comes with succulent fresh prawns, chicken sate and fork tender beef rendang that is cooked with low heat over few hours to allow flavours to be fully absorbed to the beef and tenderizing the meat. It was delicious, the slight downside was the meal was bit too dry, a bowl of soup or curry would definitely make wonders to this dish. For dessert we had banana fritters to end our meal.
Every morning, complimentary yoga classes are provided daily at Kamandalu Ubud. We managed to wake up early to join the 1 hour class with other hotel guests. Basic moves are taught providing good insights for beginners, and for yoga enthusiastic, the instructor is able to guide them on more difficulty moves.
As a villa guests at Kamandalu Ubud, we are able to enjoy breakfast in the villa by notifying our butler one day before so they can prepare and send it to our villa.
Having breakfast in the villa seems luxurious and we were happy to try it out, all food were well prepared for us, and all we just need is to enjoy it without any interruption in our villa garden.
Our 3 days stay at Kamandalu Ubud were satisfying and rejuvenating, the zen like resort surrounded by mother nature is indeed a pleasant change and with our gorgeous villa, we dont even feel like leaving our villa.
The hotel is most suitable for honeymoon, romantic getaways and also a splendid choice for relaxation and rejuvenation. The tranquil and serene life in Kamandalu Ubud certainly brought wonders to our body and soul.
Jalan Andong, Banjar Nagi Ubud