Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bali Update 2: We’re Weak!

So the place we booked in Ubud was fine. More than fine. It was remarkably nice - particularly given the incredibly cheap price. The bedroom was air-conditioned, a REALLY tasty breakfast arrived at the room each morning, and the location put us a nice walk from all the town's attractions.

Nothing wrong with it. A bargain in fact. But . . . well . . . the air con wasn’t all that frosty. And the pool was more for looking at than dipping in. And the TV got nothing but snow (in Bahasa Indonesia!). And there were the bugs. And . . . well, we’d just come from that dream stay at Umah di Beji.

So we looked at what doubling our price would get us. Turns out, not much. A little nicer décor. A view of the rice paddies. But still the same basic standard to the room.

Then we thought we’d just ask about availability at the Komaneka. I mean we were walking by and it’s SO hot here and we thought, what’s the harm? Well, it turns out that quadrupling our price got us quite a lot at the one available room at the Komaneka.

Aside from your own private plunge pool, overlooking the mini-rainforest? Well, there’s the 500+ thread count sheets to compliment the satellite TV. And of course killer air-con. But the grandest pleasure of all may be having the bathroom inside the air-con bubble.

The smile on Pleen’s face is more than worth it.

Dude, who am I kidding? The smiles are mutual!!

For our last night in Bali, this is gonna prepare us for the trip to Jakarta tomorrow!

Komaneka at Monkey Forest

Jalan Monkey Forest

Ubud, Gianyar 80571, Bali, Indonesia

+62 361 976090

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Agree with you. I and my wife had stayed there last month. We had a nice room setup, great breakfast, killer aircon, clear television, plus the staff were helpful also.