This intimate 15 room hotel in the center of Ubud was originally established in 1976 on Ubud Royal Palace land.
Great care has been taken to retain the traditional Balinese architecture and lush gardens, well known trademarks of the property. New rooms are comfortably furnished with individually controlled air conditioning, bathrooms are marble and every room has its own large, private veranda.
The Bungalows are set back from the street in a tranquil and serene garden. It is hard to believe that Ubud’s activity is so close to these quiet and calm surroundings.
The Bungalows have served guests for over 35 years. This very special hotel remains a part of the Ubud Royal Palace property and today three generations of the royal family make their home on the grounds. You will see authentic Balinese ceremony and ritual as family and friends come and go. Don’t be surprised if you are invited to join them.
And in the adjoining Temple, activities vary from day to day. One day it will be carvers creating masks for the mystical barong; another day artisans will be detailing newly created gamelan instruments; or perhaps gala preparations for a temple ceremony could be in process.
You are surrounded by Balinese art, culture and tradition. At Puri Saraswati Bungalows it is all part of a normal day. The Bungalows have never been separated from the old, traditional Balinese life and you will find yourself as much a part of it as you choose, perhaps an observer, perhaps a participant.
Puri Saraswati Bungalows is truly located in the center of Ubud, two minutes walk from the Ubud Market, the Ubud Royal Palace and Puri Lukisan Art Museum… but still only five minutes from beautifully terraced rice fields. Ubud is recognized as the artistic and cultural center of Bali and appropriately, the goddess Saraswati represents the arts, knowledge and wisdom.
The Bungalows are adjacent to the famous Lotus Pond and acclaimed Café Lotus Restaurant. On selected evenings each week, award winning gamelan and dance groups perform on the Lotus Pond stage. During the day, the stage is used to teach young boys and girls traditional Balinese dance. In the surrounding pavilions, young musicians practice gamelan. The area is alive with traditional artistic activity.
The Bungalows are in the very heart of Ubud’s activities, where dance, gamelan and shadow puppetry performances occur nightly, excellent restaurants are steps away, art and handicraft galleries proudly exhibit their work, and the magic and mystery of temple processions pass at your doorstep.
Monkey Forest is a brief stroll down the road and shops displaying everything from handicrafts to fine jewelry to high fashion are easily