Far away from the bustle of Bali beach is Kenanga, a sleepy boutique hotel with quacking ducks, slow moving snails, and the loudest geckos I have ever heard. The trip to Kenanga was a pleasant break from the agonising six hour taxi journey we endured the previous day to Bromo Tennger. It took just over a hour from Bali’s Denpasar airport to our hotel in Ubud. At arrival a helpful Kenanga staff member greeted us with a light refreshment presented with a tropical freshly cut flower. The open air reception view was calming. We went through the check-in procedure and were guided to our private hut which was five meters away from the reception area.
Our deluxe room, a word that seemed to be very popular among the hotels we stayed, was clean and provided all the amenities needed for a three night stay. Breakfast overlooking the rice paddies was magnificent and the hotel was a comfortable 10-minute motorbike drive from Ubud’s city centre. As expected hotel snacks and food were over-priced and the rice paddy area was mosquito infested. Was there anything special about Kenanga? Not really, except that the wifi was terrible. But not being connected during my holiday was probably a blessing.
Kenanga boutique hotel
Jl. Raya Lungksiakan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia.