by Santorini Dave • Updated: May 8, 2019
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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.