Rooms under £100: Ubud, Bali

Travel to Bali's cultural heart and discover budget billets among rice terraces, art galleries and serene temples Tuesday, 11 February 2014

By Jo Boissevain

Travel to Bali's cultural heart and discover budget billets among rice terraces, art galleries and serene temples. Words: Jo Boissevain

01 Bambu Indah
A collection of beautifully restored Javanese houses hidden in lush gardens with mountain views amid the sounds of the jungle. Food straight from the veg plot is brought to long tables, a rope swings above the unchlorinated freshwater pool, and taxis ferry you into town. 'Manis', with its cushioned porch and deck, a luxurious bed and an outdoor rain shower, makes a dream billet for two. Doubles from £92. bambuindah.com

02 Cinta Inn
This intimate seven-room boutique hotel started life as the Cinta Grill Restaurant in the bright heart of Ubud: the restaurant is lively, the mojitos are legendary. Tranquil bedrooms lie off a decked courtyard with three small fountains and a lap pool; the most romantic has a private balcony, others open to the pool, perfect for a splash. Doubles from £88. cintagrill.com

03 Tegal Sari
Choose from 27 guest rooms, all with their own terrace, and you'll wake to the sound of cooing doves before enjoying the tropical gardens, a massage pavilion, fresh fruit granola breakfasts, a small restaurant and a sunny pool. It's amazingly cheap when you consider the facilities on offer, with air con and green paddy views. Doubles from £20. tegalsari-ubud.com

04 Alam Jiwa
A great little sanctuary in a small village with beautiful breakfasts and a free shuttle into town; the Monkey Forest — a kid's favourite — is a 15-minute stroll away. Serene Balinese bedrooms open on to bucolic gardens, duck ponds and a lazy pool, while the sound of the river will lull you to sleep. Doubles from £71. alamindahbali.com

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