from Singapore, September 2017
Yoga class and scenary
from Netherlands, June 2017
"Geweldige yogaretreat "
Prachtige lokatie, mooie omgeving en vakkundige yogalessen
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.
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