KajaNe Yangloni Hotel in Ubud, Bali

by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 8, 2019

Review of Kajane Yangloni in Ubud, Bali.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – Delightful villas among serene gardens and fertile rice fields, but a little isolated.

One of Ubud’s newest options is in the outlying village of Mas, but the isolation is offset by free hotel transfers to downtown at any time. The exquisite lobby – in a traditional bale pavilion and perched within a lily pond – sets the tone throughout. It offers rustic wooden villas accessible along narrow trails through rice fields, more modern and secluded villas (some with a pool) facing stone paths, and chic suites in a building offering balcony views across the vast grounds. Adding to the appeal are the traditional gazebos among rice fields, vine-covered terrace restaurant, and kidney-shaped pool.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – The Location

  • Address: About 100m back from Jalan Cok Rai Pudak, the main road through Mas. Mas is one of the southern villages that make up the area known as Ubud, the most popular tourist region in central Bali. About 2km from Monkey Forest and 3km from the Ubud market.
  • Area: In an isolated area of little interest. Only a few facilities are along the main road, mostly for locals rather than tourists.
  • How to Get There: Best to arrange an airport pickup with the hotel, which is about 1 hour (36km) away, depending on traffic. See other options under “Local Transport” below.
  • Handy to: Rudana Museum.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – The Basics

  • Guests: Most are couples, many of whom are over 40 years old, relish serenity, and don’t mind isolation.
  • Views: Some villas face private gardens, while others overlook rice fields. Rooms and suites in the building provide fine views across all of the hotel grounds.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Toya Antik villas feature private pools.
  • Extras: Free transfers anytime to/from central Ubud.
  • Wi-Fi: Available free throughout for all guests.
  • Parking: Limited free and secure parking at the gate, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: (03)361 979 270
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: kajanebali.com

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – Amenities

  • Pool: Lovely position, surrounded by gardens and lawns. Seems a little undersized but is good enough for the limited number of guests.
  • Spa & Fitness Center: Not expected or provided at a traditional-style boutique hotel like this in Ubud.
  • Other Facilities: Business Center. DVD/book library. Moneychanger.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: The restaurant is spacious and features a likeable colorful décor. Tables inside and along the terrace facing the gardens, and a tempting range of meals and drinks with pleasing prices.
  • Breakfast: Included in all rates.
  • Room Service: Available during restaurant hours of about 7 am to 9.30 pm.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – Rooms

  • Room Types: Deluxe Rooms with Balcony • Junior Suites with Balcony • Bale Villas • Toya Antik (villas)
  • Smoking Rooms: No smoking in or anywhere near the rooms, and limited permission in public areas. Ask at reception.
  • Best Room: The Toya Antik villas feature a lovely wooden design. Secluded along a path, with outdoor-style bathrooms and private pools.
  • For Families: All types of accommodations can fit in an extra single bed each, but the hotel is not that well set up for families.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – Local Transport

  • Walking: Too far to walk to anything within central Ubud and very little of interest along the main road.
  • Public Transport: There is no reliable public transport anywhere in or around Ubud.
  • Cars, Motorbikes, & Taxis: Car rental can be organized at the hotel, but driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali. Motorbikes are easy to rent at agencies in Ubud and popular for visiting local attractions without the traffic of the south. Metered taxis from southern Bali can drop passengers off in Ubud but are forbidden to operate here. So the best (and really, only) option for day trips is to charter a car with a driver. This can be organized with any of the several drivers hanging around the streets, or better, through the hotel.
  • Shuttle Bus: For towns popular with tourists (e.g. Kuta and Lovina), shuttle buses are comfortable and cheap, if a little overcrowded at times. Local operators, as well as the major island-wide company, Perama, will pick up (but not drop off) guests from their hotel. The Kura-Kura Bus company links Ubud with southern Bali, but schedules are convoluted and routes, confusing.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – What’s Nearby?

Restaurants & Bars

    There are very few places nearby worth visiting on foot:

  • Warung Makan Teges – Friendly and family-run, offering simple Indonesian food. Virtually opposite the hotel entrance. 1-minute walk.
  • Bebek Tepi Sawah – One among a chain of much-loved cafés specializing in crispy duck. Gorgeous garden setting and exquisite food. 6-minute walk (450m).

Instead, it’s better to arrange a free hotel transfer to one of these unique places in Ubud:

  • Ibu Rai Restaurant – Been around since the ‘70s (but moved since). Still one of the finest for its elegant setting and extensive menu. 10-minute drive (3.4km).
  • Ibu Oka (0)361 976 345 – Offers almost nothing but babi guling (roast pig), a Balinese speciality. The outlet along Jalan Suweta is more spacious, and guests can peek into the kitchen (animal lovers beware). 12-minute drive (3.7km).
  • Bridges Bali – Super-swish and award-winning, with an extensive wine list, live music, valley views, and 5-star service. 15-minute drive (4.5km).
  • Murni’s Warung – On 4 levels, facing a river and ravine. Local favorite since 1974 for Indonesian, Thai, and French food. Art shop inside. 15-minute drive (4.5km).

Shops

  • Very little of interest nearby, with only a few minimarts and some arts/crafts shops along the main road. So, arrange a hotel transfer to central Ubud and shop along Jalan Hanoman street, with a selection of boutiques to rival Seminyak, and/or the produce and art markets.

Attractions

  • Often forgotten, the Rudana Museum is worth a visit if only because it’s devoid of crowds, and the staff has time to show visitors around. Features locally-made and contemporary art, with a real chance to watch artisans at work. And the gardens are lovely. 400m down the road, away from Ubud. 5-minute walk.

KajaNe Yangloni at Ubud – The Hotel

The hotel is located in Mas village of Ubud.

The hotel is set back about 100m from the main road through Mas, one of the villages that constitutes the area known as Ubud, which is the most popular tourist region in central Bali.

The lovely hotel grounds offer plenty of pleasant seating.

The hotel grounds are lovely, with plenty of seating on which to enjoy the tranquillity.

The resort grounds have rice fields and traditional-style huts for relaxing.

Parts of the grounds are still used as rice fields, which can be admired from traditional-style huts.

The reception area is very delightful.

The delightful reception area sets the tone throughout the hotel.

The hotel restaurant offers outdoor seating on the terrace.

Some tables at the hotel restaurant are sprinkled along the terrace facing the gardens.

The hotel restaurant has a pleasing decor.

The décor inside the hotel restaurant is fetching.

The traditional huts in the resort grounds includes one with a small library.

Among the grounds are traditional-style huts. One houses a modest collection of books and DVDs available for free rental.

The pool is large enough and offers lots of shade.

The pool seems a little undersized, but is certainly large enough, and offers plenty of shade.

A stone path leads to the villas.

Some villas are accessible along a stone path within the hotel grounds.

The modern Toya Antik villas come with private pools.

The Toya Antik villas are more modern and feature private pools.

The traditionally-designed Bale Villas are made of wood.

The wooden Bale Villas feature a traditional design.

The secluded Bale Villas overlook the rice fields.

Bale Villas overlook rice fields and are distant from the lobby and restaurant.

A modern building houses the Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites.

Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites are inside a more modern building.

Junior Suites offers views of the hotel grounds.

Views from the Junior Suites extend across the hotel grounds.

The spacious suites have full-length windows which lead to balconies.

Suites are spacious and feature full-length windows leading to the balconies.

The suites come with large and comfortable beds.

The beds in the suites are large and particularly comfortable.

Junior Suites come with balconies.

Only the Junior Suites feature balconies.

There is only a single simple cafe near the hotel entrance.

This simple café is the only worthwhile place to eat along the main road near the hotel entrance.

Bebek Tepi Sawah nearby has a beautiful setting.

An easy 500m walk, Bebek Tepi Sawah provides a superb setting.

Bebek Tepi Sawah specializes in crispy duck.

Bebek Tepi Sawah is one in an island-wide chain specializing in crispy duck, but all sorts of meals are available.

One of Ubud's first restaurants, Ibu Rai, can be reached by the free hotel shuttle.

Take advantage of the free hotel transfers and try Ibu Rai, one of Ubud’s first restaurants.

The Ibu Oka restaurant in Ubud serves on roast pig.

Also worth a visit to Ubud is the Ibu Oka restaurant, which offers nothing but roast pig.

Bridges Bali restaurant is located on the other side of Ubud.

On the other side of Ubud, and also accessible by hotel transfer, is the swish Bridges Bali restaurant.

Murni’s Warung is a great cafe spread across 4 levels.

Opposite Bridges Bali, another great café – Murni’s Warung – is spread over 4 levels.

The selection of arts and crafts shops around the hotel is disappointing.

The hotel is in Mas, a village renowned for its arts and crafts shops, but the selection near the hotel is disappointing.

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