Panorama Hotel, funky little gem
Posted Jun 21, 2010 on Hotels
Hotel is centrally located to the Monkey Forest and walking distance to Ubud's main commerce street (like running the gauntlet). This hotel is totally funky. More attention is paid to the immaculate grounds, but not to the rooms. Rooms are spacious, but all the small details are overlooked such as : shower curtain tattered, has mildew, bathroom mirror has a big corner crack. The euro-style shower nozzle tube not long enough, NO hot water, interior door handle comes off, bathroom fixtures loose, AC unit somewhat noisy, TV remote did not work at all, cable signal cut out in the middle of a movie. No internet service. The views are evocative, overlooking rice paddies, you can feel the charm of the place. I can overlook all other things, but NOT having any HOT water was a major turn-off. The price was very reasonable, more akin to a youth hostel that any pretense to an actual hotel. If you want cheap, funky, and lots of dilapidated charm, with OK service with a smile, this is the place.