a traveler Singapore
Stayed here with the family for two nights. It's close to two hours from Denpasar airport and we got a private taxi for 300,000 IDR for a one way trip to the hotel. The driver was persistent but we found him to be friendly and helpful. On arrival, we were attended to efficiently and the staff explained the amenities in the hotel to us. The hotel overlooks the valley and is still quite a steep way up to the main road. It has a lovely infinity pool overlooking the valley and you can hear the river waters. Without transport, you would spend at least 10 minutes climbing up to reach the main road.
We signed up for a village tour (50,000 IDR per pax) which started at 7:00 a.m. the next morning. This was a good way to see the village (to the right side of the main road leading to the hotel). It was a good one-hour walk and it was fairly cool. We passed padi fields, many local homes, and was allowed to enter one which belongs to an artist.
The campuhan ridge is on the left of the hotel from the main road. It is a pleasant walk heading towards Ubud town. If you choose not to take the hotel shuttle to town (which takes about 15 minutes), you will get to town via the ridge in about half an hour (without stops). I would not walk back to the hotel via the ridge as some parts are uphill and can be challenging.
The spa at the hotel was very good. The room faces the valley and has no windows and you will enjoy the breeze, the sound of nature. No insect bites notwithstanding the proximity to the forest! The masseuse who attended to me twice was very good and the prices are reasonable compared to where I come from. The prices are a lot higher than the spas outside the hotel but I would not trade the skills and ambiance for less.
I found the staff to be friendly and was always greeted when we pass each other.
Afternoon tea is served at no extra cost between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. I recall. Good local snacks with tea and coffee. One caveat on coffee at the restaurants, it's weak. But I think you can pay extra for the stronger or regular ones you might be more used to at home.
The hotel arranged the white water rafting for us. The deal was for two hours of rafting, not including the traveling to and from the river. Lunch is provided. Do ask as it is cheaper than booking the activity yourself with the companies outside. I found the walk down to the river where we start very challenging as it is very steep going downhill with nothing to hold onto. It was also slippery. It took about half an hour to get down. For those who are unfit, like me, climbing up after the activity was worse. It took another half an hour for me to get up!
Another caution is the bathroom. The bathtub is raised at a higher level and you need to step on a stool to get in. Not handicap or elderly friendly in that sense.
I would return to stay here again. It is a great hotel overall.
Bijal J. United Kingdom
Lovely hotel tucked away in the greenery of Ubud. We stayed at this hotel for three nights with our 22-month-old son. The hotel provided us with a cot for our son. the hotel is beautiful and has little ponds with fish everywhere. it was beautiful to see but our son kept getting too excited and we had to try and keep him close so he wouldn't jump in! the pool is a good depth and size.
Breakfast was lovely every morning with a good choice of food. The pancakes were light and fluffy and fleshly cooked. There was always something for my son to eat, even when he was being fussy.
You have to book the shuttle into town in advance, which was fine. Our only slight niggle was that we didn't know you also had to book it for the return journey. we didn't know this and after waiting for the last shuttle, we were told that as we hadn't booked it. It was full (not fun when you have a small child with you), but they were very nice and arranged transport for us and another couple.
Also, this might not be great for elderly couples or those with young children. it has a very steep hill to climb to leave the hotel and it took both my partner and I together to push the light pram up the hill to the main road.
Overall, we loved our stay at the Lokha and its location.
PS. The hotel is at the start of the walking trail into town which is a nice scenic walk.
Noel S. Australia
This place is spectacular, the service is brilliant, and the staff are the best, nothing was too much trouble here and the scenery is unbelievable. You must attend the barbecue banquet as they have everything in front of you and cook it fresh to your liking if you desire.
Stayed at this hotel for four nights in early May 2016, and I cannot think of any major faults! The staff are very friendly and helpful, the breakfast buffet was different everyday and simple but satisfying and tasty, and the dinner menu at the hotel restaurant was great. The scenery in the resort itself is breathtaking - and although the hotel is quite far from the main tourist attractions, the view made it more worthwhile. Only complaints would be that the room I booked was the deluxe suite which looked bigger and fancier in the images compared to being quite small in real life, and the shuttle bus into the city was at inconvenient times (earliest at 11:00 a.m. and then every two and a half to three hours onward).
Overall, I would definitely stay here again - but maybe get the villa or such for something different next time :)
Highly recommend trying this place out!
Pierre Christophe Singapore
Spend one night there for visiting the Ubud area. The only bad thing about it was a bad smell in our room. The hotel is quite far from the city but does provide transportation to Ubud (although not very frequent, the first transport is scheduled at 11:00 a.m.). The pool area is nice, with the hotel restaurant next to it. The restaurant is good and the staff friendly. There is no other dinner option within a walking distance.
Will United Kingdom
We booked the Lokha for two nights initially with the view to moving somewhere more central to Ubud. The staff were so friendly and helpful with all our requests that we extended to five nights. The room was beautiful with a great view over the jungle, and the pool was large with similar great views. The shuttle to and from town was very efficient (four times per day and around 10 minutes journey) or you can walk the famous ridge (25 to 30 minutes) straight to the town center. Enjoyed every minute and would definitely go back - was actually quite nice to be a little bit away from the hustle and bustle of the centre. Thank you very much!
Lewiand United States
Paradise. This place is as good as you will find. Although it's hard to go wrong in Bali, this place is a cut above the rest. If you haven't been to Ubud, it is a unique experience complete with beautiful temples, amazing vistas, nice markets, and wonderful food. It is also busy. Real busy. Packed. Thus the appeal for the Lokha; located about five kilometers from the main part of town, it's a quick shuttle ride or a pleasant walk. Being five kilometers from town, you could be 500 kilometers. The hotel is set on a lush hill. It's the jungle for sure. There is a nice path down to the river which is a serene place to chill. The pool is perfect, as is the landscaping, decor, service, and food. You get the point.
The room was tasteful with nice deep tub and shower. Great balcony with wonderful views. If you are not on a backpacker budget, stay here and get the free shuttle to town. Enjoy!
Adil United Kingdom
This is a fine property in a peaceful setting above the Ubud town center. There is a complimentary shuttle bus and taxis are reasonably priced. The walk is definitely worth doing and takes about 25 minutes and best done late afternoon. We had a pool villa which was beautifully appointed, spacious and a very comfortable bed. The staff everywhere were friendly and helpful, breakfast was good though limited choices. The spa looked great but far too expensive in comparison with outside spas in the town which were very good.
a traveler Australia
Modern hotel, lots of stories, set in the jungle about 10 minutes outside the center of Ubud. A very typical 'western' sized hotel room, pretty traditional in terms of firm double bed, a couple of chairs, bathroom, and a little balcony. We were on the sixth or seventh floor, was quite disconcerting looking out of the bathroom window. The only issue was the noisy couple next door, whose Chinese accents seemed to beat the sound insulation. Good buffet breakfast, lunch pretty snack based, good value, we ventured out to eat in the center of Ubud at night. Lovely grounds, nice pool, with a deck looking out onto surrounding forest. I managed to see lots of birds, especially a Little Forktail, jumping from rock to rock in the fast running stream, and several beautiful Purple Kingfishers. Good shuttle service to the center of Ubud, and easy to get a taxi back late at night. The location is great for the amazing Karsa Spa just down the road.
Indriana A. Indonesia
I only stayed for two nights there and everything was perfect. The welcoming staffs were very friendly. Our room was spacious, tidy, with a very peaceful and beautiful view. In the morning, I went on walking to Bukit Cinta and the weather and view were just soothing for me. Breakfast was good, surely with a very helpful and friendly staff in restaurant. Then I took a walk around the hotel and had a chance to look a riverside villa. It was peaceful and beautiful with a sweet private pool on it, very suitable for honeymoon lovebirds. Not to forget to mention, the swimming pool, near the restaurant, has a breathtaking view. The pool was not so big, but I don't care since I'm the only person there. They also have afternoon tea which is good. When I came, there is a traditional worship for the temple near the hotel (it took twice in a year). I also did the yoga in the yoga place near the river. And it was very peaceful. All in all, it was a pleasant stay in Ubud, especially if you need some refreshing time and want to stay far from hustle and bustle of the city.
Indriana A. Indonesia
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This is the perfect place for total relaxation. The staffs are the best that I have ever come across. Away from everything 10 / 10+ clean, beautiful amenities, and restaurant. Unless you want markets and busy holiday, this is the place to relax.
The location is great, a few hundred meters over Ubud with a stunning walk to the city center. The pool and set up are nice and service is up to the standard. The room design and maintenance though is not what we expected for the price. Food is overpriced and tasteless. Better have a transportation and try local Ubud diner.
Ram A. New York, USA
If you want quiet time, me time, this is the place. It's not a busy resort. The view of nature is absolutely calming. Having said that the room we were in was dusty, seemed like it hadn't been occupied for some time. The food is disappointing and really brings down the experience. Good escape from Ubud center.
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Fantastic place, mediocre food. Stayed both in their villa and standard room. The villa we got was perfect, the standard room didn't make the cut with the air conditioner not working well and bed creaking whenever you move or get in or off it. Get the villa and you'll be more than fine, as for food, just go to Ubud center.
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This resort is absolutely magnificent. We had three nights in the pool side villa and couldn't ask for a better view. The service is wonderful and room service is cheap! A must stop, even if it is a couple of nights. Everyone should experience the wonderful Lokha.
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