The last leg of my trip to Bali was spent in Ubud, Gianyar. Here’s a look at where I called home for the week.
Situated amongst a couple of smaller rice fields and one of the rivers that flows through Ubud, Ubud Heaven Sayan was a tranquil and spacious property in which I stayed whilst in the area. The property is located on Jalan Raya Sayan, which is a little further out from the main tourist drags – approximately a 30 minute walk/5 min motorbike ride to Jalan Campuhan.
The villa that I stayed in was one that was right up the back, meaning it was extra quiet and offered more privacy. The villa itself was made out of wood and was Javanese influenced/designed, and I’d say that the biggest highlight was having my very own private pool, which was one of the most luxurious things ever! Coming back to the villa at the end of the day and jumping in for a night time swim was one of my favourite things to do – so refreshing in the Bali heat!
The villa had it’s own fully equipped outdoor kitchen and dining area, so you could actually cook a meal if you were sick of eating at cafes, and it boasted a giant balcony which overlooked the river and the lush jungle.
Stepping inside, you have a King sized bed with a mosquito net – an absolute necessity in Bali, and a bathroom in the room next door which has the basics: a toilet, basin and spacious shower, as well as a linen cupboard (which I assume is more for those who are staying for a longer period of time).
There is complimentary WiFi throughout the property and there are also two daily shuttle runs that take you into town to Ubud Palace – one at 10am/11am (I can’t remember exactly) and the other at 2pm, which was quite handy on the day we arrived.
All in all, I was very happy with my stay at Ubud Heaven Sayan especially for less than $100 a night. I paid just $95 per night (I booked this quite in advance whilst it was on special via Expedia!) and it included breakfast – however to be honest, the breakfast (and food in general at Ubud Heaven Sayan) was not that impressive so I’d actually recommend skipping breakfast and heading out to one of the many cafes in Ubud instead. I’ll be putting together a post of must-eat places in Ubud, so stay tuned for that soon!