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. We have 7 different lodgings.
Sawo Apartment 1 is on the ground floor of a new two-storey building - 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom with a double bed and 1 bedroom with a bed with 2 mattresses which can be pushed apart on request, both with en suite bathrooms and verandas; and a living room with a Chinese Wedding Bed, a small kitchen and another small bathroom. Private entrance, porch and back door leading to the garden. Option of air conditioning in the bedrooms or open windows. Fans throughout. Sleeps up to 5 people.
Up to 5 Murni's Big Breakfasts per day included.
US$150 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 in the Apartment.
Wander round the garden and enjoy Murni's collection of stonecarvings by Wayan Cemul, one of Bali's most famous sculptors and living treasures. Born in 1927, he is Murni's father's cousin. Cemul produces non-conventional statues that are quintessentially Balinese in character and full of comic playfulness.
Murni's Houses have 220/50HZ electricity, hot running water, flow-through ventilation and are fully mosquito-screened. Included are fans, blankets and a mini-bar. There is day and evening room service from our internationally famous restaurant, Murni's Warung, just three minutes away.
Murni's Big Breakfast is two eggs served to order, ham or bacon, toast with jam, yoghurt with fruit and honey, and coffee or tea. Vegetarian and Balinese options available.
Free coffee and tea facilities and drinking water in each accommodation. Free WiFi throughout for your laptop or smart phone. A baby crib is available. Free round-trip airport transfers for guests staying a month or more.
We can arrange tours, courses or activities (such as photography tours, cooking classes, a session with the medicine man from Eat, Pray, Love, white water rafting, elephant safari park trip with a ride on an elephant, bicycle drive through the villages, bird walks, tarot reading, batik course, snorkeling or scuba diving or a boat trip to a deserted island) for you. and offer very comfortable transportation at a reasonable cost to anywhere on the island. Just give us a bit of notice.
Note that there is no pool - yet. You can also use the pools at nearby hotels for a small fee.
We have our own spa Tamarind Spa at Murni's Houses. Trip Advisor's Attractions in Ubud, based on guests' experiences and reviews, lists Tamarind Spa at Murni's Houses as one of the top attractions.
We have written 2 books on Bali and Ubud.
Secrets of Bali, Fresh Light on the Morning of the World by Jonathan Copeland with Ni Wayan Murni was published in 2010 and is in its second print run. It is also available as an ebook.
Roy Thompson, Bali Times, wrote that "Secrets of Bali is the best book about the island written and published since 1990..."
Michael Clugston, South China Morning Post, wrote "This book will definitely go with me on my next trip to Bali."
Murni's Very Personal Guide to Ubud by Ni Wayan Murni and photographs by Jonathan Copeland was published in October 2011 and is available as an ebook.
Stephanie Brookes, Travel Writer wrote “This is all you need to experience the best of Ubud written by Murni, a legendary local insider and cultural expert.”
There is also a book to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Murni's Warung - Forty Delicious Years.
Just ask if you would like these books....Read more
Left on 03/01/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 1, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
The apartments are newly built with excellent amenities, including air conditioning. Staff extremely helpful and work hard to meet every request. Breakfasts are wonderful, and range from bacon and eggs to Bali specialties, your choice. Owners are gracious hosts and the lobby/pavilion is a welcoming place for all guests. Access to area attractions and activities easily arranged by staff. Loved it, stayed 10 days.
More traditional rooms and houses are wonderful too; did not miss air conditioning at all, because generous distribution of ceiling fans kept the house very cool and liveable.
I'm, delighted that you loved your 10 day stay with us and that the breakfasts were wonderful. I hope that you can come back. Murni
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Relaxing and friendly stay"
Left on 02/16/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 16, 2014Stayed Feb 2014
We stayed in the Sawo 1 apartment which was lovely. It was spacious, cool and charming. The staff were particularly helpful and friendly and made you feel very welcome. The location was perfect with delightful surroundings and although close to the town centre was a peaceful paradise.
Thank you for staying with us. I'm glad that the location was perfect and peaceful and that the surroundings were delightful. I hope that you and your family can come back. Murni
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"An Oasis in Central Ubud"
Left on 01/23/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 23, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
This was our first stay at Murni's Houses, as we usually stay at elsewhere in Ubud. We are frequent visitors, typically spending a month there each year. Our usual hotel is closed for renovations this year, and I selected Murni's Houses after looking at Trip advisor reviews for Ubud accommodation. Murni's reviews are outstanding. We stayed in one of the apartments. There is a choice of different styles of accommodation available - all well priced. The accommodation is very modern, clean, roomy and filled with books, art and small comforts. We were both surprised and pleased with all we experienced. The staff are lovely, the grounds just ooze the best of Bali, and the food and service equaled the best we have experienced in my 20 years or more visiting Bali. We loved it there, and I have already booked next year. This review is simply too short to do justice to the experience there. Fantastic food delivered from Murni's Warung, being close to everything in down town Ubud, a short stroll to Casa Luna, the fireworks on New Year's Eve, the ceremonies happening right on our doorstep, good internet wifi, and so it goes. Murni's is just great value, and enhanced our enjoyment of Ubud. See you next year Jonathan & Murni!
We are delighted that you loved your stay at Sawo Apartment 1 so much. It's really great to hear that the staff are lovely, the grounds just ooze the best of Bali, and the food and service equaled the best you have experienced in your 20 years or more visiting Bali. We are very much looking forward to seeing you next year. Murni
"Gorgeous Facility and Outstanding Staff"
Left on 09/15/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Jim B.Reviewed Sep 15, 2013Stayed Sep 2013
My wife and adult daughter stayed in the Sawo apartment at Murnis. The beautifully furnished, spacious apartment gave us plenty of space for three adults. The professional, gracious staff made us feel welcomed from the moment we checked in. Each morning, we started our day with a scrumptious breakfast. Having the incredible Tamarind Spa steps away from our front door was an unexpected bonus to our week there.
I'm really delighted that you enjoyed your week with us so much in the new Sawo Apatment - and of course that you liked the Tamarind Spa too. I hope that you can all come back soon. Murni
A FlipKey verified reviewer
New York City
"Great location, delightful place, and wonderful staff."
Left on 07/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 22, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
This is our third trip to Bali. In the previous one, whenever we crossed the Campuan bridge into Ubud, we noticed a very tasteful restaurant, Murni's Warung, attached to a store that sold high-quality Balinese handcrafts. When in preparation for our third trip we found out the Murni also offered lodging, we jumped at the opportunity. I'm happy we did because everything has exceeded our expectations. Murni's Houses is a compound located very close to the very heart of Ubud, yet up a hill on a very quiet street, easily accessible if you rent a scooter or a car (never rent a car in Ubud, the streets are impossibly narrow). The compound has many different houses, and we stayed in #1. It has two big bedrooms, each with private bathroom in suite and private terraces. It also has a living room comfortably furnished and with windows that overlook a beautiful garden with Buddhist sculptures. Inside the apartment, there are wood carvings, friezes, and stone bass reliefs, all artistically lighted to enhance their beauty. Outside the house and across the garden, there is an open terrace where asian and Western breakfast and meals are served by a gracious staff. And to top it all, there is a wonderful, fully-staffed spa, right there, in the compound itself. I have to highlight that the staff are so attentive you want to take them home with you. One day, there was heavy rain in the morning. When we opened our door to walk a few steps to the breakfast area, we found that they had left open umbrellas at our door. Such a classy touch. We highly recommend this place.
Thank you for staying in our new apartment. I know that you come to Bali twice a year on your yoga and mindfulness retreats, so your review means a lot. Thank you and looking forward to seeing you later in the year. Murni
Left on 06/08/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | KarenReviewed Jun 8, 2013Stayed May 2013
It was a beautiful place to stay...the warm welcome and personable staff made it extra special.
I loved the space we called home for 10 nights...it was modern yet had that "Bali" charm I had expected.
It was very close to everything...our daily walks helped keep off the pesky pounds that usually find me on holidays. I loved having the spa right there and enjoyed my luxurious treatments. The girls were fantastic and the tea was delicious!
If I was ever to go back I would definately stay at Murni's again.
The only thing it lacked was a pool...
Thank you for staying in our new Sawo Apartment 1. I'm delighted that you liked it and that it was a beautiful place to stay. I'm also very pleased that you liked the Spa so much. I hope you an indeed come back and stay. Murni
"A refuge from the hubbub, a friendly enclave"
Left on 05/07/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | ClarkReviewed May 7, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
From the warm welcome on arrival, through the breakfasts and tea times, the staff at Murni's was always smiling and offering ways to make our stay more pleasant. The Houses offer a special ambiance and comfort in the center of a very busy town. Murni's knowledge of Ubud and her suggestions for cultural activities, greatly helped to expand our experiences. And the Spa is a delight...so close at hand.
In short we had a wonderful experience at Murni's and we look forward to our next visit!
Thank you for being one of our first guests at our new Sawo Apartments. It was our pleasure having you and I'm delighted that you liked it and Tamarind Spa at Murni's Houses so much and that you are looking forward to your next visit. See you soon! Murni
Albert J Heath
"relaxing in a beautiful setting"
Left on 05/01/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | Albert J HeathReviewed May 1, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
I had the good fortune to spend some days staying in Murnis new apartment. It is beautifully appointed two bedroom each with ensuite bathrooms, A lovely lounge, sitting room with adjoining kitchen.Each bedroom has a private veranda to sit and catch the cool breeze. The interior decor is tonal and restful with Murnis special touches to delight the eye. Tinkling water softly fills the air to make one feel totally relaxed and all ones worries are left behind. A very special experience.
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