Located in the mountains of central Bali, Ubud is the centre of art, culture, and self healing. A place of tranquility, Ubud offers glorious scenery of tropical rain forests and rice paddy fields, the perfect place to be one with nature and get back to a natural state of mind. It is the perfect place for those who seek a break from the hustle-bustle of the world.
In the centre of it all, you will find us; Gana Hotel & Restaurant, a pop-up hotel by The Udaya Resorts & Spa, Ubud and a home right in the heart of art, culture, and history prevalent in Ubud. Located in Jalan Pengosekan, one of the primary roads of Ubud, Gana Hotel & Restaurant if your go-to bed and breakfast with the perfect mix of tradition and comfort. Our homey space overlooks a relaxing garden view and lush paddy fields. Gana Hotel & Restaurant will allow you to fulfill your needs of self-healing and relaxation.
With easy access to Ubud Center and the sacred Ubud Monkey Forest, Gana Hotel & Restaurant is your gateway to exploring Ubud’s artistic and cultural charm. Welcome, and warmest greetings from Gana Hotel & Restaurant, we wish you a pleasant stay!
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rosievalencia - United States
Seriously this hotel is the best.
Claire - United Kingdom
Our stay at Gana Hotel & Restaurant was fantastic. All staff were extremely helpful and welcoming and made our stay a great one.
Paula - Indonesia
Very good place! close to everything! Is in the main road and many restaurants close by. The staff was very sweet and very very helpful. The rooms are comfortable and quiet.
an0ukfisher - Canada
An amazing hotel. Very quiet and clean, beautiful rooms, the staff are so nice and helpful, and a fantastic and breezy pool to get away from the crazy Balinese heat.
Tessa - United Kingdom
Firstly the staff are second to none, I’ve never received such great service like it before.
lorainee25 - United Kingdom
I was just there for 3 days this March & wish i would have done my whole 9 days !! This resort is perfect if you want to be spoiled in every way , the staff and cleanliness, the food , I could go on.
P4103JDmarkb - Singapore
Great little hotel with well maintained grounds and a nice pool. Staff were super helpful going above expectations. Great location just 10 min walk from Monkey Forest. Nice and quiet despite central location.
Rieky H - Australia
Well, I've waited till the end of my 5 days here and all I can say is I'll really miss the place and it's people. Felt like home and we we welcomed like family.
Gwen - Romania
We absolutely loved our stay at Gana Hotel & Restaurant. The staff were so friendly and welcoming. The grounds and rooms were very well maintained. A beautiful place to relax. The food at the restaurant was also very good. The location is superb. We would highly recommend this property. We look forward to staying there next time we're in Ubud. Great Value!
Wildwomank - United States of America
Amazing inexpensive boutique hotel, tucked away in a tropical paradise. The pool and the gorgeous grounds make this an absolute sanctuary! The staff are accommodating and kind.
Wilfrid - Canada
Stayed here for six nights and could not have made a better choice. Excellent attentive staff for food and room services. Meals were delicious and well-presented; bed was very comfortable; bathroom was well appointed.
Rudy - Belgium
This was the best hotel we ever visit in the world, service was TOP, very nice hotel that will do everything to please you.
Dima A - Indonesia
My stay at Gana Hotel & Restaurant was very pleasant and comfortable. The location of this hotel was perfect, in the center of bustle and hustle of Ubud. The staff were very polite and friendly.
Ninita - Indonesia
Recommend this place to anyone visiting Bali!! The staff were incredibly helpful and their food was so delicious. We loved our room and the view of the pool that had such serenity to it. It was close to all the great attractions and you still had so much privacy and quiet when you are relaxing at the hotel:)
Cassandra - Netherlands
Great value for money, superb staff and location. Super comfortable and new rooms. The food at the restaurant is also really good. Loved the pool and garden area. I can't recommend this place enough!!
Numero01 - Italy
We just walked in and book a room for one night but the following day we decided to stay one more day. Great place, good service, everything is clean and tidy. Beautiful garden and pool.
Isabelle - France
The hotel is located on the main road but is really quiet. Calm and relaxing atmosphere inside with a great pool surrounded by a rice field. The rooms are big and clean with a nice balcony. The staff is super friendly and helpful.
Janineh165 - Australia
Delightful Restaurant in Ubud. We had a lovely meal, the meals were of generous servings with a menu of Indonesian and Western food. After our meal we had a swim in the hotel pool which is surrounded by lush gardens. Recommend coming here for a meal away from the hustle and business.
Stacey B - Mexico
I only had the pleasure of staying here for one night and it was spectacular. The staff was absolutely amazing.
Dre - Netherlands
We highly recommended this beautiful, nice, clean, comfortable and relaxing place in the heart of Ubud. Very nice, kind, helpful, and honest staff. Willing to help in any way they can, and even do all the extras to make your holidays more better!
Traynor - Saudi Arabia
My wife and I stayed here for 4 days. The staff and the accommodations were great.
DBPee - Unites States of America
All the staff are very kind and welcoming, the grounds are beautiful and well-maintained, the ambiance is peaceful and secluded from the main road, the location is convenient enough with a motorbike, and the rooms were well appointed.
Larry - United Kingdom
I first booked for a night and then kept on extending for a week, as it was very clean, the staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
12and12 - Lithuania
Stayed for over two weeks and I wish I could stay longer. The location is convenient, close enough to main Ubud shops but far enough from all the noise and traffic.
Annadelrio - United States of America
I spent my days by the pool for 11 days of peace. The breakfast options were lovely and food was of a fantastic standard
Nihit - India
This property is excellent. Location is excellent just near ARMA and near to Ubud Palace and other attractions. Highly recommended.
Koteikos - Russia
Cozy hotel with nice and well groomed territory, very friendly and helpful staff. Our room was very clean and comfortable, we had everything we needed. The hotel is located in the center of Ubud in front of ARMA museum, but far enough from the road, so you don’t hear the traffic.
Whareedy - United Arab Emirates
Location is very nice close to all shops with many varieties of restaurants, Staff is very friendly, food is reasonable, swimming pool is nice, very quiet, perfect place for relaxation
Pam - Australia
The location was perfect, very quiet and restful.
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Pura Tirta Empul is considered one of the most sacred temples in Bali as Balinese people believe that it holds magical power within. The spring bubbles up into large, crystal-clear tank within the temple, formed by God of Indra to heal his dying armies that fell from Mayadenawa, the evil king. It is a place that is famous for its holy water ritual where everyone can dive into a large pool and lined up to the pouring of holy water. For that, the temple itself holds a very sacred ambience. To get there, it takes only 30 minutes drive from The Udaya with normal traffic.
Bali Mas Village, a village known for its artistic ethnic wood carving. Considered as the bridge between humanism and naturalism, here, you will be able to learn more about wood carving and how precious it is, especially to the society of Bali. The village has produced Bali's biggest name in wood carving and continues to pass on the legacy to younger and newer stars. In this ancient village, you may observe and even learn from the masters themselves about one or two things about wood carving!
Ubud’s representative of waterfall site, Tegenungan Waterfall, is located in Sukawati district. It takes around 10-minutes walk down to the main star from the entrance, where the verdant valley surrounding the beautiful cascade breathes. Just like any other waterfall, people aims to swim to the freshening water pond just below the falls. Or one can simply stand face to face with the mother nature’s gift and still get the best experience from there.
One of the famous agro-tourism in Bali is coffee plantation, with the one nearest to our hotel; Alas Harum in Tegallalang. Visiting this coffee plantation, you will be able to look at the process of Luwak coffee production and many other interesting discoveries about the unique coffee that is produced from palm civets. Coffee tasting is also available and an interesting past-time for coffee lovers. Aside from coffee adventure, you can also enjoy the well-known Bali swing inside the area and the beauty of its area.
Your journey to Ubud would not be complete without walking down the paved hiking path of Campuhan Ridge Walk. This famous hiking spot is a 1KM hiking trek with the scenery of green hills, jungle, and paddy fields and is located in Jalan Raya Campuhan, easily accessible from Ubud Center. It is the perfect place to catch sunrise or sunset while being surrounded by the greeneries of Ubud. Our pro tip is to visit early in the day, around sunrise, to have the place to yourself! You will get to enjoy a 360 degree Ubud panoramic view once
Celuk Village, the gleaming village home to gold and silver craft made by Balinese artisans. Made up of rows and rows of art shops and workshops, displaying numerous jewelry and souvenirs made from gold and silver with relatively cheap prices. It is the perfect place to look for unique souvenirs to take home as you may experience making your own gold or silver craft or ask for a custom-made one from the highly talented artisans. To witness their entrenched excellency, you can also watch the making behind it in their workshop that usually formed as traditional houses where numerous artists gathered and craft.
Pura Taman Saraswati or known also as Ubud Water Palace is one of the most popular landmarks of Ubud. The most notable feature of the temple is its lotus pond and water garden, marking the outer area of the actual temple. Plumeria (frangipani) trees decorate the edges of the pond, while the straight bridge-like access is decorated with paras (volcanic tuff) sculptures of Hindu mythological figures. There is also Balinese Dance that performed regularly there. Pura Saraswati Ubud has a stage to eradicate Balinese dance such as the Kecak dance. Stage performances are surrounded by lotus ponds. Balinese dance performances are performed at Saraswati Ubud Temple with different types of dance every night. Except on Friday, there are no Balinese dance performances to watch.
Located in Tampaksiring, Ubud, Gunung Kawi Temple is an ancient sacred temple complex hidden in between lush paddy terraces and gorgeous green valleys, overlooking the sacred Pakerisan River. It is a famous temple complex for the grandiose collection of ancient shrines carved directly into the face of a towering rock cliff. As it is considered a sacred place for Balinese, the complex is used to also make offerings and pray therefore dressing up properly is needed to enter the complex.
Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave is located near Teges, Gianyar regency. The temple is not very large in terms of complex width, yet still holds numerous beauty of interesting ancient-old carvings. The cave entrance carving that portrays a giant mouth and the history behind it successfully puts it into UNESCO World Heritage's list in 1995.
One of the must-visit when coming to Ubud is Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest. Habited by more or less 900 long-tailed Balinese monkeys known as Macaques, visitors will be able to interact with the monkeys while enjoying the scenery of Ubud's tropical forest and observing how the monkeys will swing in between the trees and canopies. Do take caution of the guides' words as the monkeys can be quite playful! Considering that you will be entering a jungle full of monkeys, avoid using oversized jewelry and or accessories.
Ubud Art Market, locally known as Pasar Seni Ubud, is practically the highlight of the uphills' mini downtown--Ubud Center. It showcases numerous shops that sell everything about art and general stuffs, from shirt, hat, statue, unique ornament, to the famous handmade woven bag and still more to mention. To explore the whole area, visitors need more than one day considering the number of shops they own. Shopping becomes mandatory when one steps inside the market area, or at least to art lovers. Balinese souvenirs are somewhere to be discovered with plenty variation to choose. This place is also interesting for you to take a break and enjoy each minute of it as you stroll around to appreciate the artistry of locals.
Wondrous overlay of terraced rice paddies showcasing the famous subak, a traditional Balinese irrigation system. The ever ending span of beautiful, well organized green lush brought the field as one of the Cultural Landscape of Bali Province UNESCO World Heritage Site. Trekking activity should be considered a must when visiting Tegallalang RIce Terrace, not to mention the famous giant Bali swing that everyone seek for their Bali's adventure. Reaching there should not be a problem from The Udaya as it only takes about 15-20 minutes drive with regular traffic condition.