We spent the first half of our one week stay in Ubud in a fancy hotel, a gift from our parents. That’s where we celebrated the start of 2016. The second half of the week, we stayed at Desak Putu Putera Homestay, slightly more within our usual budget. Although this place was obviously less fancy than Anumana Hotel, we were once again welcomed with a cold drink, albeit just juice.
We paid $46.35 for three nights in a private room with en-suite bathroom, and a large terrace in front of our door, with a clothes rack. The room was equipped with airconditioning (with remote), but in the little bathroom it could get quite hot. There was no fridge unfortunately and the WiFi connection was quite bad. Skyping with our parents was nearly impossible and certainly not enjoyable.
They came to clean our room every day and brought fresh towels and extra toilet paper if necessary. Upon arrival there were two small bottles of water in our room, but that was a one time “treat”. Breakfast was included and decent. We could choose tea, coffee or juice, eggs or pancakes, and got a plate of fruit on top of it. Here we tried a jaffle for the first time. It reminds of a croque monsieur, two pieces of toast with for example cheese and tomato in between. We would order at the reception and they would bring it up to our room.
The staff was really friendly and helpful. They also rent out motorbikes (including helmets), a service we used here for our first motorbike experience. We paid 50,000 IDR for a day and went on a motorbike day trip around Ubud. Who knew it was that easy and convenient to ride a motorbike? We didn’t. A shame we didn’t try it earlier on in our journey through Southeast Asia, where a motorbike is the most popular mode of transportation. Definitely recommend getting one if you’re staying here, as there is not that much to see within walking distance.
We were pleased with our stay at Desak Putu Putera Homestay in Ubud, even though the slow WiFi connection was quite annoying when trying to work. The room was clean and spacious, the staff friendly and the breakfast decent. Hope you enjoy your stay as well!