Hosted by Paula
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About Hosted by Paula
Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration.
Why Hosted by Paula chose Ubud
Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -- scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, waterfalls and much more. And it's central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.
What makes this House unique
Socialising is never so easy as in the T-house. Great for families with kids. We look forward to welcoming you at our property!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Give yourself a break
We needed a real break after the cold Victorian climate and this was just the place. It was rural (thank you roosters, frogs, geckos, cats, dogs and temple business for our morning wakeup call) and the location overlooking the rice fields was superb. Our initial disappointment that the water had gone from the rice fields which were ready for harvest gave way when we watched with interest as the villagers cut the rice, collect the grains and dried them on the street a few hundred meters away.
And if I wanted to see wet paddy fields, all I had to do was walk a few meters away to another terraced area. The food was simple, very reasonably priced and oh so tasty. Go for it try a rural Balinese getaway. Ubud is only a short drive away.
If you love glam ping, this is the place for you. Beautiful setting, pool gorgeous.
We loved the Chai T house, it was like ritzy glamming with the open style accommodation. Complete with lots of frogs, lizards, butterflies & some friendly cats & dogs. The kids were not impressed when it started raining & water was running down the wall inside their bedroom & frogs visiting them most nights. The carpark was right behind their bedroom so was noisy when people were coming & going, open rafters so you can hear everything. Not so bad in the master bedroom upstairs, you tune out after a couple of nights.The staff were great, very helpful & genuine. Lovely breakfast cooked in our villa every morning. Lovely rural outlook over rice paddies. I would stay here again, leave the children at home!!
Great country location
Loved the country location! The staff was very helpful and friendly. The people in Ubud are lovely, gentle and gracious.
Thank you Gail for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit us again soon.
Perfect gateway / introduction to Ubud
THouse is located coviniently in the rural setting of Ubud. We walked to Ubud and it took us 30 minutes of an interesting march. Walking through the village and fields is a pure pleasure but one you get to the main road the real challenge begins as footways are very narrow and full of open holes to storm water channels. Taxi from /to Ubud 30,000 RP.
Accommodation is a perfect personification of Balinese spirit. Garden, courtyard, house are tangled together and fluid. Open air bathrooms are a fascinating cultural curiosity which we enjoyed very much.
Ground floor room is more European style:with walls, glazing and TV. The first floor bedroom is a Balinese interpretation of it: open to nature, stunning sunset views. Both rooms have big fans and mosquito nets. And we found that it is sufficient to feel comfortable. It was a bit loud at night due to the surrounding nature. Froggy rap accompanied by cricket drum section became our favourite music.
Breakfests are freshly prepared by lovely ladies. You just open the door in the morning and they come relatively soon to make typical breakfast food: eggs (scrambled, fried, omlet or pancakes), toast, fruit and Balinese coffee. Perfect start of a day.
Swimming pool is clean, comfortable, with a shallow section for children. It is long enough to have some meaningful exercise. Tranquil views over the rice field. Stargazing recommended.
Optional services include: massage and taxi. Massage is SUPERB ladies provided us with Balinese relaxation massage. And WE deeply regret that we took only one.....
Gerry recommended Putu the taxi driver for the airport transfer and we also asked him to give us a tour and drive us to Amed. And indeed his services were also excellent. He speaks fairly good English, knows places so can suggest routes if you give him your objectives, talks but also gives room for private conversations. We were so happy that we employed him multiple times.
Overall we had wonderful time and THouse was an integral part of the experience.
The staff on the compound is great. Apart from doing their job well, they also are very helpful in non standard situations such as assisting in changing the cooking class booking or treating the wound. THANK YOU!!!
Thank you very much for your review! We hope to welcome you back to Chai House again soon :)
Wonderful place to stay by the rice fields!
We absolutely loved Chai House! Such a gorgeous little Balinese-style wooden house, full of character with comfortable beds, spacious feel and lots of seating/dining areas, plus open air bathrooms – showering under a beautiful Ubud sky surrounded by bamboo and coconut trees, unforgettable experience!! The pool is really nice and it was so relaxing/serene swimming right next to the rice fields, especially in the early evening before sunset. We saw local children and villagers passing by through the rice fields; such a unique and authentic feel being so close to traditional village life. Putu the driver was great, he was waiting for us at the airport with a big smile and took us on an adventurous day trip (he will tailor to what you like to do); we also rented a motorbike from the T House staff and drove into Ubud town (very busy!) which was 10 minutes’ drive away. If you enjoy being close to nature and seeing the real Bali, I would highly recommend a stay at Chai House. Thanks Gerry!
Negatives: Breakfast was a bit on the small side, recommend to ask for more toast! or buy extras (ham, sausages, etc.) from the local supermarket to keep in the fridge and ask the staff to cook. Coco Supermarket is open until 11pm and has everything you could need!
Thanks so much for your respons.Thouse is indeed a special place which we found out after staying
at heeps of other places un Ubud.
We know our basic breakfast is a bit too basic for many and we are working on it to give a bit more,
so in case you want to check out Chai house again on your next trip you can be assured your belly will
be full in the morning!
Perfect Family Holiday
My family had a wonderful time at the Chai T house. All communication with Gerry was quick and easy. The house was exactly as described. We loved the open air feel and were perfectly comfortable. We made use of the fantastic pool every day. We also enjoyed meeting the other families staying in the compound, everyone was so friendly. The staff was always helpful and pleasant. We were especially grateful for Putu, our driver. He picked us up at the airport and drove us all around Ubud. He took us to so many interesting places, telling us stories and describing life in Bali all the while. We thought it was the perfect accommodation for a laid-back family.
Ubud, a town in central Bali, is far removed from the crowded scene in Kuta, and is regarded as the cultural centre of Bali. It is famous as an arts and crafts hub, and much of the town and nearby villages seems to consist of artists' workshops and galleries.
It's a place for contemplation, walking, biking, not to forget shopping and relaxing. Massages, spa's and yoga, it's all there in large quantities and qualities. There are some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed, all thanks to the spirit, surroundings, and climate of the place.