Komaneka at Rasa Sayang, the fourth of the five Komaneka Resorts, owned, founded, designed, and run by a young couple from Ubud, Koman Wahyu Suteja and his wife, Mansri Trisniawati, is a stylish small hotel in the midst of central Ubud’s cafés and boutiques, but set off from the street in luxurious calm. It is ideal for adventurers who like a bit of elegance and comfort.
The smart modern architecture is warmed by the extensive use of wood and recycled timber. The Deluxe rooms have sleek, first-class interiors with generous living space and broad balconies facing urban gardens. The Madu Manis Kitchen restaurant is an open-air dining pavilion with Balinese and Mediterranean cuisine, poised above a sheltered infinity pool overlooking a quiet river valley. On the rooftop, two villas — a one-bedroom suite and a two-bedroom suite — have wooden sunning decks and airy views over central Ubud. The full-service Akar Wangi Spa has air-conditioned treatment rooms, a salon, two Jacuzzi, a steam room, and a Zen-like terrace garden for contemplating the dawn or the sunset.
Once known as a sleepy rural village of artists, Ubud today is a busy hub where world travelers flock to experience both traditional Balinese culture and the pleasures of a modern international lifestyle. The streets are crowded by both visitors and fabulous ceremonial processions. Ubud brims with temples, small palaces, galleries, museums, spas, shops, and culinary experiences from market stalls to first-class restaurants. Under the patronage of the ruling noble family, Ubud’s traditional Hindu Balinese rituals are among the most splendid on the island, and its traditional musicians and dancers are among the most renowned.
Komaneka Resorts are distinguished by their handsome architecture, gentle Balinese hospitality, and outstanding value. The architecture and décor are simple but strong, natural yet stylish, where timber and chandeliers exist in harmony. The suites are large with luxurious bathrooms, and are designed as living spaces with five-star comfort. The resorts are furnished throughout with fine Indonesian art. The staff are happy to share with resort guests their skills in wood-carving, dancing, and making offerings, with free classes every afternoon. Komaneka also introduces the rich and savory world of Balinese and Indonesian cuisine. Guests are welcome to move freely among the five resorts — making expanded use of the invitation to let Komaneka be ‘your home address in Ubud’.