Alam Indah Hotel in Ubud, Bali

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Updated: May 8, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: Peaceful village within walking distance of downtown Ubud (in central Bali) next to Monkey Forest Sanctuary and about 1.5 hours from the airport.
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• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 974 629
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A view of the pool and jungle.

The beautiful pool with a separate section for kids at Alam Indah is surrounded by trees and loungers and overlooks the ravine.

Alam Indah – The exact reason why so many come to Ubud – traditional, serene, charismatic, and affordable.

Meaning “beautiful nature” in Indonesian, this enchanting boutique hotel feels wonderfully isolated with the sounds of trickling fountains and birds. The ten bungalows (first built in 1995) are perched along the edge of a ravine, with a creek 100m below. Each bungalow is bright, airy, and traditionally designed. They feature delightful Balinese-style furniture, a huge bathroom, and numerous windows with jungle views and valley breezes. Breakfast is included with the rate. But distractions like telephones and TVs are deliberately not in the rooms. One cobblestone path meanders past ancient banyan trees to the sizable pool. The hotel is in the tranquil village of Nyuh Kuning (an extension of Ubud), once famed for woodcarving but now packed with cafés and close enough to the Monkey Forest sanctuary to hear and see some pesky macaques.

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Alam Indah – The Location

  • Area: In an adorable, peaceful village along the southern edge of the famous Monkey Forest sanctuary. (Inhabitants often cross into the hotel grounds.) Enough places to eat and drink within walking distance and less than 10 minutes on foot to downtown Ubud.
  • Address: Jalan Nyuh Bojog Road, Nyuh Kuning. About 100m down a steep path from the main street through Nyuhkuning. One of many villages within the area collectively known as Ubud, the most popular tourist region in central Ubud. Cafes are scattered around Nyuhkuning, but the village is still quiet and underdeveloped.
  • How to Get There: Best to arrange an airport transfer with the hotel, which is about 1.5 hours (35km) away, depending on traffic. To get to all the facilities on Monkey Forest Road, either: cut through the Monkey Forest sanctuary but must pay an entrance fee (five minutes) or walk along the obvious path that skirts the eastern outside fence of Monkey Forest (10 minutes). Otherwise, ask about free transfers at the hotel.
  • Handy to: Monkey Forest. Museum Pendet.

Alam Indah – The Basics

  • Guests: Almost all guests are older couples relishing the serenity and distance from downtown Ubud.
  • Views: All bungalows overlook the pretty gardens and distant forest. A few – especially those on the second floor – may also offer glimpses of the ravine and creek below.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: None.
  • Extras: Free transport to the center of Ubud. Afternoon tea.
  • Parking: Some free and secure parking spots available, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 974 629
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Alam Indah – Amenities

  • Pool: Attractive pool on a lower level with fabulous views of the ravine. Children’s area attached.
  • Spa: No spa onsite, but guests are encouraged to use the Alam Wangi Spa, in the co-owned Alam Shanti hotel, 150m south (away from Monkey Forest).
  • Fitness Center: None
  • Activities: Cultural workshops. Yoga.
  • Other Facilities: Guests lounge with library. Bicycle rental.

Alam Indah – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant & Bar: Pleasant café offers tasty Indonesian and Western food.
  • Breakfast: All rates include breakfast.
  • Room Service: Limited service available during restaurant hours from 7 am to 8 pm.

Alam Indah – Rooms

  • Room Types: Grand Deluxe Valley • Grand Deluxe Garden • Deluxe Garden • Superior Garden • Deluxe Suite Gardenia • Junior Suite Rambutan • Papaya House • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Ask management about dedicated areas for smoking within the hotel grounds.
  • Best Room: The (one-only) Junior Suite Rambutan is the most secluded. On two levels, it’s large and quiet, and there’s plenty of outdoor living space.
  • For Families: All rooms can squeeze in an extra single bed. However, the hotel is not really set up for families. Papaya House is in a separate building with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. Sleeps about six.

Alam Indah – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Ubud is surprisingly spread out, and distances can be deceiving, so be prepared for a lot of walking. The streets around Nyuh Kuning are perfect for cycling, but further away, less so. Ask the hotel about a rental.
  • Public Transport: No reliable public transport in or around Ubud. Ignore the red buses that ply the main roads; they’re not for tourists.
  • Cars & Taxis: Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali but can be arranged at the hotel or agencies in Ubud. Metered taxis from southern Bali can drop passengers off in Ubud but are forbidden to operate there. For day trips, charter a car with a driver through the hotel. Ignore the drivers hanging around the streets.
  • Motorbikes: These are easy to rent and popular for visiting local attractions. A motorbike taxi called an ojek is excellent for getting around. Book one at a fixed rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.
  • Shuttle Bus: To reach any major tourist area outside of Ubud, e.g., Sanur or Kuta, buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. Some companies pick up guests from their hotels, but services for Perama, (the sole island-wide operator) only leave from its office on Jalan Hanoman street, 1km east of the hotel.

Alam Indah – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

    Places below are in Nyuh Kuning along the main street. Distances are from the top of the path down to the hotel.
  • Laka Leke Restaurant – Long-time favorite with tranquil garden setting and regular traditional dance/music. Try the roast duck. Pleasingly good value. Opposite the path to the hotel.
  • Bali Bohemia – Adorably eclectic. Range of Arabic and Mediterranean food. Live West African music. Open mics and art exhibitions. Next to the entrance to Monkey Forest 150m away.
  • Warung CocoNut – A classic family-run eatery with inexpensive meals and cheerful staff. About 200m south.
  • Blend Cafe Ubud – One of the dozens of coffee shops popping up all over Ubud. Healthy smoothies that expats cross town for. About 100m south.

Nearby Shops

  • Along the main street in Nyuh Kuning near the hotel are a couple of minimarts and some stalls selling traditional arts and crafts, including woodcarvings the village was once famous for. All sorts of shops of various quality are along Monkey Forest Road (a 10-minute walk around the sanctuary).

Nearby Attractions

  • Monkey Forest – It may seem a little touristy and crowded at times, but this sanctuary is worth visiting (especially early) for the eerie setting, ancient temples, and pesky inhabitants. (Hang on to everything!) One of the two entrances is a one-minute walk from the top of the path to the hotel.

Alam Indah – The Hotel

Stores line a street.

Alam Indah is in the delightful village of Nyuhkuning, one of many that make up the area known as Ubud, the most popular tourist region in central Bali.

The sign outside Alam Indah.

The hotel is about 100m down a steep path from the main street in Nyuhkuning.

A monkey sits on a fence.

Monkeys are a common sight along the main street in Nyuhkuning and even within the hotel grounds.

A narrow road is covered in moss.

The Alam Indah hotel was built in 1995 before tourism truly exploded around Ubud.

A pond with lily pads sit in the jungle.

The grounds blend in with the jungle.

Two pools next to the hotel.

The Alam Indah offers ten bungalows in a divine forest setting.

Guest lounge by the pool.

The pool is substantial, considering the limited number of guests.

A pool sits in the jungle.

The pool blends in well with the hotel layout and surrounding area.

Two pools sit on a patio.

This is the shallow kid’s area.

The outside of a three-story bungalow with a thatched-roof.

All rooms are in traditionally designed buildings.

An ornate carved wood door with stone sculptures.

The wood-carved door is ornately designed.

The outside of the hotel with a covered patio.

Rooms on the second level have more windows and better views.

A round table and chairs sits on a patio.

A patio on the ground floor.

A thatched-roof over a bed.

The furnishings in each room are beautiful and colorful.

A desk and daybed sit across the room from a bed.

Rooms are spacious, and the many windows capture valley breezes.

A desk with a view of the jungle.

The desk in the upstairs rooms is inspirational.

Windows line a wall next to a daybed.

The overall décor in each room is divine – understandably attracting return guests year after year.

A king sized bed sits between two doors.

Everything is tasteful and spacious at the Alam Indah hotel.

A daybed sits by a window.

A seating area next to a window adds further to the charm.

A wood-carved daybed and canopy sit on a balcony.

This daybed is on the patio of the (one-only) Junior Suite Rambutan.

A large king bed sits next to a bay window.

The Alam Indah hotel has been receiving guests for over 25 years.

A bench and table and chairs sit on a balcony.

Many rooms offer a balcony with extensive views of the ravine and jungle.

A day bed and table and chairs sit on a patio.

Rooms at ground level feature a large porch with antique furniture.

Table and chairs sit under a thatched-roof.

Breakfast (included in all rates) is served at a simple café within the hotel grounds.

Short tables sit on the floor next to floor pillows.

A lounge area.

Paintings hang on the wall at a restaurant.

Funky décor and fun times can be found at Bali Bohemia, opposite the entrance to the Monkey Forest, 150m from the hotel.

Two statues sit by the front of a stone archway.

The fetching Laka Leke Restaurant, virtually opposite the path to the hotel, also offers traditional dance/music and cooking classes.

An open-air restaurant.

A classic family-run café, Warung CocoNut is about 200m south of the path to the hotel.

Tables and chairs sit in a restaurant.

One of several new eateries popping up along the main street near the hotel is Blend Café, about 100m south of the hotel.

A large stone monkey statue sits outside of the Monkey Forest sanctuary.

One of the two entrances to the Monkey Forest sanctuary is barely a one-minute walk from the top of the path to the hotel.

A monkey sits on the side of the road.

Inhabitants of the Monkey Forest sanctuary don’t limit themselves to the fenced-off area!

Storefronts line the street.

All the facilities along Monkey Forest Road are less than a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Check rates and availability: Alam Indah

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