|Rental type||Bed and Breakfast|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Luxury, Romantic, Spa, Away from it all, Town, Tropical|
Description from the owner
Murni's Houses are built in a traditional Balinese walled compound. Step through the gate and you enter a world of tranquility, filled with Balinese art, that's just a few minutes' walk from the main street of Ubud.
The Room has one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, bathroom, electronic safe, private veranda and private entrance. For a single or a couple.
Up to two Murni's Big Breakfasts per day included.
US$60 per night, plus 10% government tax and 5% service charge.
For those times you don't want to go to town, you can have your meals on the large veranda, or your personal veranda in your house.
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Murni's Houses and Spa, Ubud, Bali -The Room
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Additional Location Information
Location Type Away from it all, Town, Tropical
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$60||$60||$0||$0||1 night|
|Aug. 1 2011 - Aug. 8 2012||$60||-||-||-||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$60||$60||-||-||1 night|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
The Room: US$60 a night plus 10% tax plus 5% service
The Room above and The Suite below can interconnect by opening a double set of doors.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Murni's is in a great part of Ubud. Close to everything, walking distance to most attractions, cafes and restaurants. I really enjoyed the peaceful vibe and privacy.
A beautiful and peaceful sanctuary in Ubud
I did quite a lot of research to find a place to stay in Ubud, Bali. I wanted to be in a place that was authentic and gave me a sense of the culture in Bali. I found a charming, beautiful, and welcoming place at Murni's Houses where I stayed for one week in May of 2013. The food was fresh, varied and delicious. The staff were welcoming, thoughtful, professional and they really care about their guests. I had the pleasure of meeting Ni Wayan Murni, the delightful owner and her friend and co-author Jonathan Copeland the day I arrived at Murni's. I loved the beautiful patios and garden areas within Murni's, the sound of water, and the peacefulness of Murni's. The Tamarind Spa of Murni's which is on site is an added and not to be missed experience of rest and relaxation. I had one of the best massages of my life at the Tamarind Spa, steps away from my room and terrace overlooking Murni's patios and gardens. I would recommend everyone who comes Bali and who plans to stay in Ubud to stay at Murni's. I look forward to returning to Murni's one day soon.
Coolest Town in the great state of TX, USA
Awesome totally fell more in love with Bali
Super fast at responding to emails and sent all kinds of info on trips and what to do while there! The Room is just wonderful and has a killer big ol, beautiful umbrella hanging above the bed causing me to loose sleep the first night cuz i kept staring at it! i want one :)! And the veranda aka balcony/lanai well,,, it was the best part of every day having our breakfast delivered by 2 smiling faces and sitting and laying there on the couches overlooking the jungle! Laundry service was fast and it smelt so good! The shower was hot and loved how it had a tall window so you could see the trees outside ;) You must do the Bali Bird Walk (i don't like birds and it is one of the coolest things i have done, the guides enthusiasm and knowledge is well unmatched)! Enjoyed every beautifully presented meal Murni's Warung and the staff there is so great! The jungle noises were great and actually my dad couldn't even here me on Skype the bugs were so loud one day! You can find cheaper accommodation and there are places to stay everywhere but if you are tired of looking you will not be disappointed! Thank you Murni's staff for an unbelievable, unforgettable, did not want to leave vacation! Thank you sooo very much for everything!!! We heart Ubud and Bali!
Response from Murni - 03/09/2013
Thank you for your wonderful comments and the rave review. I'm delighted that your stay with us was wonderful and I hope that you can come back. Murni
Loved our stay!
Our family recently stayed here at Murni's houses right in the heart of Ubud. Our accommodation was very comfortable and clean and Murni and her staff are just so welcoming. Would definitely stay here again! Ps Loved our meal at Murni's restaurant located 2 minutes away - beautiful food and beautiful location.
Response from Murni - 01/16/2013
It was a pleasure having you stay with us. I'm delighted that you and your family enjoyed it so much - and also the restaurant. I hope that you can come back. Murni
A truly delightful experience
As expatriates, used to the best, it is a rare and delightful experience to be able to say how much we enjoyed being able to pay for the privilege of being able to stay as guests in Murni's Houses. It is a rare experience to feel sad to have to say farewell to one's host and her delightful staff, who do everything possible to enhance one's experience and pleasure of a stay in Ubud. Murni's restaurant is also most worthy of not just one, but multiple visits.
Response from Murni - 01/11/2013
Thank you very much for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you also for the wonderful review. Happy New Year! Murni
Pure Balinese experience! A pure treasure.
Murni and all the staff were wonderful. We had such a pleasant stay, we extended our time which was still too short. Murni herself was such a treasure to talk to and learn from. The atmosphere left my soul happy. It was so peaceful and pleasant with beautiful views and only a short walk from the center of ubud. I want to return again and again.
Response from Murni - 12/14/2012
I'm very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. I hope that you can return again and again. Please do. It was a pleasure talking to you. Murni
Soothing haven at Murni's houses
I loved my short stay at Murni's and am telling all my friends about it. I decided on (don't laugh!) an Eat, Pray, Love adventure and got exactly what I wanted! I stayed at The Room, which Jonathan of Murni's so seamlessly coordinated for me through an online booking. I loved the energy of Murni's houses - it has a calming, soothing ambience, intricate with Murni's world famous Balinese art but down to earth simple and comforting. I am a big fan of Ubud, so first time travelers must go there first for a few days to thaw and chill out.. only then should they venture out into the urban and uppity places of Jimbaran, Seminyak, Kuta.. i loved Sarong restaurant there though. But lucky me, I got the ultimate treat - a French balinese dinner of foie gras, caviar, salmon, lots of truffle oil.. thanks to friends who have been gracious! I will definitely go back to Bali..to its thousand temples, Mt Batur, its simplicity and beauty, and of course, the sweetest people on earth! " I will try my very best to please you, Cecilia" are my taxi driver Made's words that I will cherish a long time!
Response from Murni - 11/16/2012
I'm delighted that you had such a good stay at Murni's Houses and that you are recommending it to all your friends. I'm pleased that you're coming back. Murni
This is the place to be!
If you are looking for a place in Ubud, and you like peace & quiet, small scale, a tranquil garden, fantastic food, your own private veranda, a soothing Spa, and people who call you by your name instead of your room number... Murni's is the place to be!!!
And at the door you'll be welcomed by a beautiful Lotus Flower.
Response from Murni - 09/10/2012
Thank you for staying with us and thank you for writing such a great review. I'm delighted that you liked everything so much. Murni
If only the hammering would stop
a pefectly delightful property adorned with traditional Balinese art. Unfortunately the intended bliss was amiss. There was a major constructioin project in full swing on the site and our window and front porch were front and centre to a continual buzz of men and their building machines ( mostly hammers). At least the breakfasts were quiet and delicious. If you can stay away for the whole day then this review is irrelevant. If you desire an afternoon nap, then better find a park bench somewhere else or use ear plugs.
Response from Murni - 10/03/2012
Thank you for yor comments. We did, of course, tell you that we were building a small house before you booked and you booked two nights and stayed at the beginning of July. I think that you unfortunately hit a particularly noisy time and you stayed in the Room during the day which most people don't do. If you'd mentioned it at the time, we could have done something. I'm sorry about that. It's history now ... as you can see from later reviews after you stayed. I'm pleased that you liked the property and the art and breakfasts and if you'd like to stay again the building's finished. Murni
Perfect sanctuary! So near & yet so far
Arriving in Murnis is like a small piece of heaven. This place immediately exudes the calm, tranquility & charm one hopes for when booking without seeing a place. It's magic lies somewhere between its undefinable position of guesthouse, hotel or home and then there's the on site Tamarind Spa. The 'room' that awaited me, seemingly is the smallest available, but it was more like a studio apt due to the homelyness of the decor and good old fashioned good design. Also, it has such a lovely balcony where breakfast was served every morning. One gets the feeling that not much has changed here in years, but in a reassuringly good way. None of the 'new transient design, but a timeless classic'. I had not been in Bali in 20years and this was exactly as I remembered it to be in spite of so much change elsewhere. I travelled alone, but would recommend for couples or families as it was quite clear that it equally suited these guests when I was there.
I had a few really great massages at the Spa, Mini was tiny but with such strong hands, bliss! It is a really good location, just a short stroll into 'town' but yet peacefully removed from noise. A perfect oasis, I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for peace & quiet in a clean, well managed and beautifully situated sanctuary in Ubud
Response from Murni - 07/20/2012
Thank you for such a glowing review. I am pleased that Murni's Houses was the perfect sanctuary and that you enjoyed it so much - including the Spa. I hope that you can come back soon. Murni
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Hallelujah, the "normal" Bali still exists!
Spent a couple of marvelous nights at "The Room" in Murni's Houses. The reason I entitled my review as I did is because it was a superb experience to see it is still possible to stay in Bali the way I remember it from the early days I used to visit (1981 & beyond). A comfortable room with no pretense, with no chrome/steel/glass/concrete, just the organic basics to make one comfortable which includes plenty of floor space, plenty of storage space, cross ventilation everywhere (with mosquito gauze of course 'sans' the obligatory rips) meaning no need for a/C as the ceiling fan does the supplementary job of keeping the temps just fine. A bathroom that has all one needs but is spared from unnecessary luxury touches, comfortable bed, lots of light fixtures where they are needed and last but not least a huge private veranda with enough space to entertain easily a dozen people should one feel the urge. To top it off, a hearty breakfast in the morning with "everything" and appropriately named the Murni Big Breakfast. What else does one need? Next time in Ubud I'd stay here again in a heartbeat and it is not for nothing that Murni has operated a successful enterprise now since nearly 40 uninterrupted years. Kudos and please keep it exactly as it is, leaving the chrome/steel/glass/concrete formula for the rest of them... With thanks, frank
Response from Murni - 06/17/2012
I am very happy that you enjoyed your time with us so much and that you are pleased with Murni's Houses. It was great seeing you both. No plans to change as everyone seems to like it this way.
Peaceful and serene
Murni's House is not located in the midst of crowds in Ubud although it's not too far also. Only 10-15 walking distance from the city center. Once you're there you will be disconnected from the tourist world outside. The place will remind you like home instead of hotel.
Response from Murni - 05/28/2012
Thank you for staying and mentioning that the place is peaceful and serene and homely although close to the centre of town. I hope that you can return. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.
St. Albans UK
Most relaxing atmosphere at a affordable price
After meeting Murni and Jonathan in Laos, they both made me very much at home in their Houses with the excellent spa on my doorstep.
Breakfast was served in a quiet garden with beautiful statues, collected by Murni over many decades.
If you want to recharge your batteries, this is the place.
Response from Murni - 05/24/2012
Thank you very much for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed staying with us including the Tamarind Spa and hope hat you can return.
Traditional Balinese in the heart of Ubud
I recently spent a couple of nights at Murni's. It is a really pretty little place that is traditional Balinese - really nice. This is the sort of place to stay if you want to feel the real Bali. Everyone is very, very friendly and always helpful. It is less than 5 mins walk to the main street. The room was better than I was expecting. For the sort of money they are charging it is a great property.
Response from Murni - 05/24/2012
Thank you- I'm delighted that you enjoyed staying with us. I'm happy that we exceeded your expectations and that you found everyone to be very, very friendly.
Balenise home - sweet home!
Murni's house felt absolutely like home! Not only because room wad very nice, comfortable, spacious and cozy (with shelfs ful of books, beautuful statutes and paintings), but also because of kind, attentive and hospitable staff (Although I feel like calling them friends). Breakfasts were amazing - cooked fresh and delicious just for you. Location wad great for exploring Ubud. And finally i recommend everyone to have some of the treatments at Murni's spa. Massages I had (every day of my 4 days stay) were fantastic! I will definatell come back to Murni's one day!
Response from Murni - 03/26/2012
Thank you very much for the review. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed our spa package at Murni's Houses and that the accommodation, food, service, location and spa were so good. I certainly hope that you can indeed come back.
Wonderful service, rooms and surroundings at this great boutique
We spent two nights at Murni's Houses and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were lovely - nothing was ever a problem. The room was immaculate and we loved the fitout, and the long sofas on our covered balcony got a lot of use! The small touches made a real difference - a fruit platter on arrival, for instance, or the quality coffee and tea.
The rooms are set in gorgeous sprawling grounds beside the rice paddies. On a raised road that is a 5-10 minute walk from the centre of town, there is no noise beyond the insects to keep you awake at night - a rarity in Bali.
We had a fantastic time at Murni's, and only wish we could have stayed longer. I have stayed in everything from backpacker hostels to five star hotels in recent years, and Murni's ranks up there with the best of them.
Response from Murni - 03/12/2012
Thank you for such a great review. It was a pleasure meeting you and Lauren. Your review is especially significant as I know that you are a professional traveller with over a decade's experience and have been keeping a really fascinating travel blog : What's Dave Doing. I'm delighted that you liked everything with us and hope that you and Lauren can return.
Away from noise, but short walk to center of Ubud
I really loved the location and will stay here again if I can go back to Ubud. You really are inside a traditional walled compound, but it's not a "homestay" arrangement. The staff are professional and very friendly. There may or may not be guests in the House, the Bungalow, the Suite, and the Room. You may meet the other guests at breakfast, or not. The "Big Breakfast" is great -- particularly the homemade yogurt with local honey and fresh fruit -- yum! The Room is the smallest and most basic, yet it has a nice private veranda outside. The shower is excellent. Note: There is no swimming pool here. The room is up a longi-ish flight of steps, as is the Suite. The walk to the main street is only a few minutes, but it is down a steep-ish hill (on a paved road) -- not difficult as long as you have no trouble walking. The staff can arrange any transport you need. The walk to the corner of Jalan Raya Ubud and Monkey Forest Road takes 10-15 minutes, depending on how much you gawk at shop windows along the way. It is a shorter walk to Murni's Warung or (in the other direction) to Casa Luna, both of which are nice places to eat.
I recommend you take the Bali Eco Tours bicycle tour, and also get at least one massage at the on-site Tamarind Spa. Both are excellent! You will have to pay in full in advance, and you will have to use PayPal to do it (which is my only complaint, because I don't like using PayPal).
Response from Murni - 01/23/2012
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I'm delighted that you had a good time and will stay again with us. I hope you do.
It's good to hear that the breakfast was great and the staff very professional and friendly.
We are lucky to be so convenient to the center of Ubud and that it's still quiet.
I'm also very pleased that you enjoyed the Tamarind Spa at Murni's Houses and Murni's Warung. Hope to see you soon.
Albert J Heath
A perfect place to relax and recharge in a touch of old world el
I have always stayed ay Murnis houses in Ubud.I have found them excellent on all levels.The staff make you feel very welcome . The service is first class. The setting is lovely, beautiful gardens and super views over the rice fields. and Murni and Jonathan are always helpful and hospitable.Its close to every thing but set back from the hustle and bustle of the main street. Personally I wouldnt stay any where else.
Response from Murni - 01/08/2012
I think your last word in the heading was elegance or perhaps it was Elysium! Thank you for a wonderful review. It's especially pleasing to have so many repeat customers, who soon become friends. I'm delighted that you rate the place so highly, find Murni's Houses excellent on all levels and wouldn't stay anywhere else.
Amazing Place with great service and awesome food
Every year I return to Bali and always make a point of stopping by Murnis place and Cafe. Its my second home for the last 20 years. The staff is like extended family. Now they have a spa so I am looking forward to coming back next Spring with a few friends and family members. Usually I am here alone though.
Response from Murni - 08/31/2011
Thank you for the great review and even more for coming so frequently to Bali and supporting us.
It will be good to see you next Spring - you know where we are!