Komaneka Resort Hotel

, Gianyar, Indonesia
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Komaneka Resort Hotel

, Gianyar
5 star

Rooms: 20

Jalan Monkey Resort - Gianyar - 80571 - Indonesia Hotel Website | | +62 361-976090
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10/10
Gentleness and high quality in Ubud
Submitted by: Elsbeth in 14/01/07
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  • Traveller type: Retired
I had the privilege to stay at Komaneka Resort for 2 weeks in December. What splendours have I not found in this hotel: service, staff, room with view to the paddy fields, spa, food, setting, gallery with paintings and shop with beautiful sarongs..., everything was beauty, elegance, courtesy, and charm.
We get so much attention from the smiling staff -smile is a characteristic of Balinese people-, even from the owners who are everyday on the spot. You can exchange with them: they are very interesting people who received high education and know their country well. The management is very qualified and well briefed which is not so frequent as regard relationships with "tamu" as we are called!
Now one of the main attraction for me is the the Spa with lovely and competent therapists. What a delight!
The place is great build with wood and marble. The scent of the oil, the quality of the massages, the drinks offered before and after are delicious: "jamu" and "sari asam" . Taste and you will like them!
Of course the security of the place is high which is another + to the pleasure of staying there.
I can only recommend Komaneka Resort to all! Enjoy.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Komaneka Resort Hotel

Idylic Retreat in the middle of Ubud

from bali-mad-traveller
My family and I have had the pleasure of staying at Komaneka (both resorts) on over 5 occasions over the last 7 years.

The hotel is truly an oasis in the middle of Ubud. The staff are wonderful and the food is fabulous. It was so lovely that it was hard to drag ourselves away from the hotel each dayt o go sightseeing etc .

We have stayed in several different room types over the years and all are gorgeous (great views out over the rice paddies next door) but our favourite would definitely have to be the pool villa's.

The main pool is lovely, as is the hotels' spa. Our kids were 5 and 9 on our last visit and they found plenty to enjoy at the hotel - the staff even taught them wood carving one aftrnoon!

Overall I would say this is probably my favourite hotel in Ubud and I have stayed at quite a few! It has the most convenient location if you want to wander around the Ubud Village area but it is so quiet you wouldn't even know what was going on outside the gates. The art gallery is fabulous (and we have puchased quite a few interesting artworks too over the years and are still enjoying them now).

where everyone knows your name

from rileysm0m
booked through balibarongtours.com and we were absolutely satisfied! this place is intimate and every room looks great. we had a pool villa t(104) that overlooked the rice paddy field (honestly, we didn't have time to use the pool but the resort pool is fabulous!) the room was big with marble floors and the ac worked really well! we were there on a honeymoon and the room had flowers on the bed and in the tub when we got there. the staff is worth noting because they knew our names and always asked us what we were planning to do and how to make our stay better. stayed there 4 days and did lots of sightseeing. the hotel is in the middle of a busy street but once you walk into the resort you wouldn't realize it at all. it's true that at night the resort is so romantic. the room rate came with breakfast and that was served in either in your room or patio or in the restaurant which is outdoor overlooking the well kept grounds. we spent one afternoon at the pool and there they served tea with traditional appetizers. needlesstosay we did not want to leave. --a note about the staff--i went shopping and wanted to go to lunch across the street (cafe wayan is across the street and awesome place to eat) but didn't feel like walking back to my room and one of the ladies at the gallery that is attached to the resort simply took my packages and had them delivered to my room later. service is impeccable even the gardeners stop and say hi as you walk by. two thumbs up and i will definately come back.

Exceptional Hotel

from JFH1107
I absolutely loved Komaneka. Actually, it's one of the finest hotel experiences I have ever had. It's very centrally located, but once you step inside, it's an absolute oasis of serenity and completely removed from the street noise of central Ubud.

I had a suite room, which was really stunning - modern but warm, with Balinese accents. Large patio with daybed. Room-length windows with built-in window seat overlooking a beautiful rice field. Lots of nice amenities including a collection of Bali photo and design books, and a jar of homemade cookies.

There's a small restaurant, spa, gallery and very lovely infinity pool. Free wireless internet in the restaurant and lobby. The grounds were beautiful during the daytime, but at night they became magical, with hanging white paper lanterns and torches lit along the walkways.

The hotel is small but has a high staff-to-guest ratio. The staff - from checkin to housekeeping to restaurant - were consistently excellent. The GM stopped by my room on the first day to make sure I was happy with everything. I really can't recommend this hotel highly enough and would stay there again in a heartbeat!

Best Hotel we have ever stayed in!

from judithcharmers
Wow! We stayed in a pool villa for two nights whilst in Bali. It was a special treat for our wedding anniversary.

We were like giddy children when we saw the villa. There was an outdoor living area with a day bed, mini bar, and dining table. Next to this was the plunge pool surrounded by decking and a and balcony overlooking the stream and small waterfall. Sliding doors opened out onto the decking were we had two sunloungers. Inside, we had a four poster bed, dvd, cd player, seperate wardrobe area and huge bathroom complete with a sunken marble bath directly next to a lotus pond seen through the glass panels.

But it wasn't just the room which made this special - the service was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble. You could have your breakfast on the patio at no extra charge. Every member of staff greeted you with a smile. They also arranged the hotel transport for us to go and see a local legong dance.

The hotel was located in the centre of the village - near loads of restauraunts and some excellent shops.

Overall - excellent.

Royal treatment at the Komaneka

from JohnandJim
From the moment we arrive at the Komaneka in the heart of bustling Ubud we know we are somewhere special (and this has been a constant of our seven stays at the Hotel).

The 60 smiling staff service 20 rooms, a ratio that ensures they know and greet us, often by name. The airy creamy-white rooms with polished limestone floors feature traditional wooden furniture. Their terraces are the perfect place to have a rest or afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink.

But most importantly the rooms are set in a tranquil garden with rice paddy views bordered by a stream best viewed from the end of the pool while watching the squirrels play in the trees. It is a haven in the midst of this royal town, yet perfectly placed to explore the temples, market, arts and crafts shops and restaurants.

At night it is easy to venture out to a dance or musical evening in the town or the surrounding suburbs.

In the garden the restaurant pavilion is just large enough to accommodate the hotel guests. The tropical breakfast helps start our day, while afternoon tea features Balinese favourites, and at night the Indonesian specialities are an extra treat. Of course, there is a spa for pampering and a gallery where guests are encouraged to learn about Balinese culture.

We have been and will continue to be very happy here.

John McPhee and Jim Sait

Komaneka Resort: outstanding

from 74white
I can't recommend it highly enough! We stayed for 2 fantastic nights at Komaneka in a superior room overlooking the Padi fields. The rooms are really beautiful, with a sunken bath, lovely furniture, very nice toiletries. The staff are just lovely and the food is excellent. The location is perfect- it's so close to the heart of Ubud but so peaceful. The pool has wonderful views and between 3pm and 7pm they do a complimentary afternoon tea. They also include a complimentary trip to the Neka Museum, which is well worth a visit. You can even try free balinese dancing and wood carving!
We asked the hotel to arrange for a driver to take us to the volcano and within 15 minutes they had it sorted - a charming and patient driver and a comfortable car including a coolbox with cold towels, mineral water and an ipod - try listening to Gamelan music while your ears pop as you ascend the winding roads! On our last day we were leaving very early, so they brought breakfast to our verandah which was a perfect end to our stay.

International-class standards in an intimate boutique setting

from jukaykwek
As a frquent visitor to Bali and Ubud I'm glad to say that Komaneka is the best quality-versus-price value I've experienced to date in this area. After having tried a number of other hotels both large and small, Komaneka will be my first choice in future.

We had a large and demanding group with multiple rooms booked for a surprise birthday party - Komaneka's staff, all the way up to Koman, the proprietor, took personal delight in making sure that every detail was in place. Special efforts included dressing up the dining area with festival Balinese decorations, clearing out an open area in the middle of the grounds to host a traditional dance performance, and careful coordination with another hotel to ensure that the birthday boy would not find out about the surprise. Above all, the staff expressed genuine delight in their tasks in spite of their tireless efforts.

Rooms:
Beautiful villa-style rooms ranging in price and size. Many rooms have a lovely view of rice padi fields. The high-end villas have their own swimming pools. The rooms are tastefully appointed with comfortable linens, quality furniture and stylish design that is modern yet incorporates local Balinese elements and natural materials like wood and stone. Lighting inside and outside was thoughfully designed, from reading lights to mood lighting cast on the ceiling rafters and stone steps outside the villas. Great attention to detail - including flower arrangements on the beds, nightly "bedtime story" card left with turn-down service, and comfy cotton sleeping tunics for each guest.

Service:
warm, cheerful and attentive. Communication was not a problem - everyone I interacted with spoke good English. When I called for a last-minute spa appointment and the spa was full, they went ahead and called their sister hotel to find someone there who could come over to Komaneka. Food is excellent. Although their dining room is not large, the kitchen prepares a broad range of dishes (eastern and western) with some excellent local cuisine.

Spa:
Pleasant facility on-site with very nice open-air treatment room with view of rice fields, steam room, and open-air showers. Polite and professional massage therapists.

Other Facilities/Service:
Secluded pool, with infinity edge that seems to spill down into a stream. WIFI internet in dining area and lobby (I understand plans to expand this to rooms, which would be nice). Nice touch is complimentary afternoon tea, with a selection of western or local treats.

Location:
Can't be beat. The resort entrance is right on Monkey Forest Road, in the heart of Ubud, so access to shopping and galleries is trivial. It was nice to be able to do small "trips" out to the main areas, then skip back to the resort for a rest before heading out again. At the same time, the proximity to the main road doesn't affect the resort's relaxing atmosphere. That's because the resort is thoughtfully laid out on a narrow lot, and as you progress in, it delightfully reveals itself a little at a time. First the gallery, then the lobby pavilion, then dining and villas scattered throughout in the garden, and finally the pool area spilling down the hill towards a stream. The result is super-convenient access to the best of downtown ubud with an instant transformation into relaxing tranquility within the resort.

Price:
At US$200 for a room with views of the rice padis, I rate this as good value compared with other resorts of similar 4-5 star quality. The Four Seasons and other ultra-high-end resorts may be nicer in fancy finishing and setting, but you also pay more than double the price. Komaneka's service and setting are world-class, and yet given its location, lay-out, facilities and outstanding service, I would expect to pay far more. It's truly a gem for the money.

Memorable Holiday

from LyviaYap
It was my first time to Bali. I'm glad we made a right decision to stay in Ubud instead of Kuta and did a smart choice to book Komaneka Resort!

The resort has a very peacefull ambience despite its location at center of Ubud. Restaurants and cafes, the market, the palace, monkey forest and spa are at walking distance.

Resort service was fantastic and all the staffs were friendly and helpful.

Come and experience yourself...

charming romantic villa

from yueming
what a charming romantic villa in the heart of ubud...this villa is definitely worth staying in ubud...not only with their friendly staff who always greet you with balinese famous smile but also with it's superb facilities such as spa, swimming pool and it has one of the top modern art gallery that we can enjoy explore the indonesian artists as well as other indonesian jewerly or batik...I also enjoy their famous mango lassi and of course the afternoon coffee/tea break...I can't wait to return to komaneka resort again

lovely hotel,heartful service

from harlemade_diva
All of staffs are very kind and sweet,always smile without pretending.
Wonderful room with a beautiful pool,a bathroom and view.
Totaly worth the price even more than that.
Tiny but cozy restaurant's food is fine,room service can be got 24hrs.
Perfect location to anywhere.
Would definitely go again!

Top Local Tips for Gianyar

Ubud for activities Ubud is in a much better location for physical activities like rafting, cycling, volcano treks and elephant safari's than the Kuta, Nusa Dua, Sanur locations. It was a very pleasant surprise to us, to find out how much we enjoyed the town and in retrospect, should have stayed longer and done all of our tours and adventures based in Ubud.

Staying in central Ubud If you want to explore the cultural attractions, shops and great restaurants we find it is more convenient to stay in central Ubud as there are plenty of very Rural feeling places right in the centre of town (basically there are rice paddies behind all the rows of shops!) that way you can walk around at your leisure rather than the hassle of waiting for hotel shuttles etc (there are no metered cabs in Ubud) On that note though some of the restaurants will provide transport to and from the restaurant if you call and request this service (such as Lemak)

bargain like a pro always bargain and ask for "the best price" because the merchants seem to enjoy bargaining and you will get a better deal that way. generally, bid 2/3 the price they initially give you. if you pretend to walk away they usually will lower the price too.

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Other names for Komaneka Resort Hotel

  • komaneka at monkey forest ubud
  • komaneka at monkey forest hotel
  • Address: Jalan Monkey Resort - Gianyar - 80571 - Indonesia
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