The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa ↠ Ubud, Bali

So by now I’m sure you’re all very aware that earlier in the year I spent 2 weeks exploring the wonderland that is the Island of the God’s {Bali, Indonesia}.

During my time there I had the pleasure of roaming between Seminyak {check out my guide on where to eat here, and a look into where I stayed in Seminyak here}, Ubud, Gili Trawangan {click here to see my guide to Gili T}, and Canggu.

{Check out my guide on how to deal with Bali Belly if you unfortunately find yourself suffering from it}

During my time in Ubud I stayed in what can only be described as a gem among the rainforests; The Mansion Resort Hotel & Spa.

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Honestly this place was unreal. Unlike our first accomodation {Villa Savvoya} where we had our very own exclusive villa equipped with a private pool and all, The Mansion was more like a hotel {as the name suggests}.

Situated amongst the rainforest and on a lush green estate, The Mansion boasts 8 accomodation varieties {family rooms, villa residences, deluxe rooms, grand deluxe rooms, suite rooms, one bedroom villas with plunge pools, two bedroom villas, and a family residence}.

We stayed in a deluxe room during our 3 nights here. The rooms main inclusions were a double bed, desk, day bed/couch {which could accommodate an extra person if needed}, and a stunning stone bathtub.

My only negative of the room was the location; given the size of the estate understandably not all rooms are going to be close by to the entrance, but our room was on the other side of the estate, which was not handy when the rains arrived and we pretty much got stuck in our room.

Alongside the 180 rooms, The Mansion also has a restaurant and bars {for a romantic evening, consider having dinner in the Tree Top setting one night – just be aware that it is approximately AU$140 for 2}, spa, and 3 pools onsite.

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{So really, if you just wanted to relax for a few days without leaving the serenity of your accomodation, this place would be perfect for you!}

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Similarly to Villa Savvoya, we scored this beauty thanks to Seminyak.com.au. At just under AU$100 a night {check out the deal here}, we got 3 nights accomodation, daily breakfast, a welcome drink on arrival, unlimited WIFI internet access, daily scheduled drop off and pick-up in Ubud town centre, 1 x 15 minute back & shoulder welcome massage for each guest, 20% off at Cafe La Terrace & Indochine Restaurant (Food Only), 40% off on selected spa treatments, and 20% off on all spa treatments menu.

The Mansion is unfortunately not within walking distance to Ubud’s town centre {it’s approximately a 10 minute drive from the hotel to town}, however, daily scheduled shuttle buses do run from the hotel to the centre and back {just make sure you’re aware of the times as they’re not on the hour every hour}. Grabbing a taxi is just as easy and cheap as an alternative travel option, and if you’re brave enough to ride a scooter in Bali then there is this option as well.

The Indochine restaurant situated on site and where breakfast is held daily is neither spectacular nor a let down. The first 2 breakfasts were a la carte options {which I put down to the fact construction was going on where the buffet would be held}, however, on our final morning we were given a buffet breakfast – a notion I really appreciated given that our breakfasts in Seminyak were only eggs.

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Tips & Recommendations

↠  Dinner recommendations:

↠ Vietnamese rice paper rolls,

↠ Pumpkin soup,

↠ Beef rendang,

↠ Dumpling selection,

↠ Vietnamese vermicelli salad.

 

↠ Spa treatments: Despite the 20% and 40% discounts available at the Spa, I would honestly recommend holding off and not getting any treatments done at The Mansion. Not because they weren’t good, but because they were ridiculously expensive, and a little bit cheeky in the sense that they did not disclaim an added 21% government tax on the prices {a pedicure cost me AU$45 even with the 20% discount}.

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↠ If you need a taxi, call a taxi company. If you ask the front desk to book a taxi for you, they provide you with one of their drivers which will cost a minimum of AU$8 {which may seem like nothing, but considering you could get a local taxi for a mere AU$3, why not save your bucks for adventures instead?}

 

Stay tuned for my guide on Ubud coming soon!

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