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Updated: April 5, 2023
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• Location: Ubud (central Bali) in a pristine forest alongside a river, walkable to downtown, about 1.5 hours from the airport.
• Hotel website: komaneka.com/bisma
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 971 933
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Komaneka at Bisma – Unparalleled luxury amid downtown Ubud.
This resort spreads across a vast ravine and faces a pristine forest. It feels remote but is only a short stroll to all the shops and cafés along Monkey Forest Road. Both pools are divine, lined with palm trees, and surrounded by rice fields that blend seamlessly into the environment. A five-kilometer jogging track (including a boardwalk) meanders among the untouched wilderness. The luxury suites feature modern décor and extraordinary 180-degree views of the forest, ravine, and terraced rice fields from balconies with a swinging chair. Even the bathtubs provide incredible vistas. The secluded villas (with up to three bedrooms) are even more luxurious and have a private pool and charming kitchen/dining area. Adding further to the immense appeal are the world-class spa and various activities. The Komaneka is along Jalan Bisma, a quiet street with plenty of places to eat, drink, and shop.
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Komaneka at Bisma – The Location
- Area: On quiet Jalan Bisma street, in the lower southern section, where there are still rice fields. The resort is in a pristine forest alongside a river and ravine, yet walkable to many places to eat and drink along Jalan Bisma and about 800m to the more developed Monkey Forest Road.
- Address: Set back from Jalan Bisma street in Ubud, central Bali’s most popular tourist region. The entrance is about 100m from the main street.
- How to Get There: Best to arrange airport transfers with the resort about 1.5 hours (40km) away, depending on traffic. To reach Monkey Forest Road (800m), walk south down Jalan Bisma street until the end and follow the obvious path past the Wanara Spice café.
Komaneka at Bisma – The Basics
- Guests: Although trying to attract families, the overall vibe is for couples, especially those on honeymoon.
- Views: Jaw-dropping views of the ravine, rice fields, and forest from all suites. The villas are secluded behind walls.
- Kitchen: The Bisma Residence has a pantry kitchen.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: All villas have a private pool.
- Parking: A few spots at the lobby area, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: +62 (0)361 971 933
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: komaneka.com/bisma
Komaneka at Bisma – Amenities
- Pool: Two Pools. The infinity pool has an idyllic setting alongside terraced rice fields and is lined with palm trees. Another at a slightly lower level is curved and equally stunning. Abundant deck chairs and umbrellas surround both.
- Spa: The Wana Jiwa (‘Soul of the Forest’) Spa is as sumptuous as imagined and focuses on treatments for couples. Set among the forest and almost perched above the river.
- Fitness Center: Well-equipped. Stunning views of the pool, forest, and rice fields.
- For Families: Childcare. Cots.
- Activities: Five-kilometer jogging track. Cooking classes. Yoga classes. Lessons in Balinese culture.
- Other Facilities: Wedding chapel. Gift shop/boutique. Library/Business Center.
Komaneka at Bisma – Food and Drink
- Restaurant & Bar: Seneng Kitchen has exquisite views from several levels and is open all day for fine dining, focusing on Indonesian cuisine. Named after the couple who tend to the rice fields below. Special romantic dinners are available. Also, a bar and coffee shop in the lobby.
- Breakfast: Breakfast may be included depending on the villa type and how it was booked. Sometimes served to guests on their private balcony.
- Room Service: Available 24/7.
Komaneka at Bisma – Rooms
- Room Types: Pool Villa (one or two bedrooms) • Family Duplex Pool Villa • Family Suite • Bisma Suite • Bisma Residence (three bedrooms) • List of all Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: Very few places for smoking. Check at reception.
- Best Room: The three-bedroom Bisma Residence is exceptionally secluded within the forest. Huge private pool, windows almost all the way around, and an extra-large kitchen/dining room.
- For Families: Some villas have two or three bedrooms. The Family Duplex Pool Villas with two bedrooms, a private pool, and kitchen/dining areas are ideal. The Family Suites are also very comfortable but smaller and don’t have a private pool.
Komaneka at Bisma – Local Transport
- Walking & Cycling: Ubud is surprisingly spread out, and distances can be deceivingly long, but there are enough places to eat, drink, and shop within walking distance of the resort. A few hardy expats ride bicycles, but cycling is rarely enjoyable due to traffic and hilly roads. However, Jalan Bisma street is comparatively quiet and reasonably flat. Ask reception about bike rentals.
- Public Transport: No reliable public transport anywhere in or around Ubud. The new red buses that ply the main roads and add to the traffic congestion are useless to tourists.
- Cars & Taxis: Driving a car is not recommended anywhere in Bali but can be arranged at the resort or agencies around Ubud. Metered taxis from southern Bali can drop passengers off in Ubud, but are forbidden to operate there. So, the only option for day trips is to charter a car with a driver. Ignore the drivers hanging about the streets and organize through the resort.
- Motorbikes: These are easy to rent and popular for visiting local attractions without the traffic of southern Bali. A useful mode of transport is a motorbike taxi called an ojek. Book one at a fixed rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.
- Shuttle Bus: To reach any 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, 1.5km east of the resort.
Komaneka at Bisma – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars
These places are along Jalan Bisma street, far quieter than anywhere along Monkey Forest Road. Distances are from the start of the path down to the resort.
- Warung@Bhisma – Friendly and great value. Inviting setting and daily specials. Guests go back regularly. 50m north.
- Bonzer Cafe – Popular expat hangout for the bakery and massive burgers. Where the path to the resort hits the street.
- Chora – Particularly elegant with a lovely garden setting. Mediterranean, predominantly Greek, influences. Pricey but exquisite. 50m north.
- Lemongrass Bisma Warung – Firm favorite for cheerful service and inexpensive meals. Cozy garden setting. Delicious crepes. 200m north.
- Garcon Ubud – Hip and popular French restaurant. Also, pasta and fancy pizzas. Very quirky décor worth seeing if not eating there. On the other side of the street from the path to the resort.
- Jalan Bisma street – A few minimarts and boutiques.
- Monkey Forest Road – For more serious shopping, stroll 750m down to the end of Jalan Bisma and cut across the lane to Monkey Forest Road.
- Jalan Hanoman Street – Better still are all the trendy boutiques and chic restaurants along Jalan Hanoman, which now rivals anything in Seminyak. It’s a 20-minute walk; go north up Jalan Bisma, turn right at Jalan Raya road, then right on Jalan Hanoman.
- Monkey Forest – It may seem a little touristy and is crowded at times, but this sanctuary is worth visiting (especially early) for its eerie setting, ancient temples, and pesky inhabitants. (Hang on to everything!) One of the two entrances is a 15-minute walk south down to the end of Jalan Bisma street and then further south along Monkey Forest Road.