Located toward the end of Jalan Bisma in Ubud.
Initially I was supposed to stay at a rice-terrace facing resort called Tegalsari somewhere in Ubud but the plan did not pan out due to the peak holiday season. What a pleasant surprise when I first checked-in at Putri Ayu Cottages. It was a great fall back plan.
My Deluxe room is well-appointed with bamboo fittings and minimal furniture. A sliding glass door brought me into my own private balcony with a golden view of rice terrace to boot. For Rp 350.000 ($35) per night, this room is a bargain for such perfect settings.
One could also walk into the rice terrace area. Different growing stages give a multitude of color as a vantage - newly planted paddy seeds grow into fascinating sea of greenery, while the ripe fruit bunch takes into a golden hue setting.
There are only 8 rooms here - Superior rooms are downstairs while the Deluxe ones are upstairs. The resort also has one Family Suite which can fit in 2 adults and 3 children.
The landscaping at Putri Ayu Cottages is kept at bare minimum, unlike the expansive proportion I had witnessed at its sister property, Pertiwi Resort & Spa. Nonetheless, a healthy dose of fiery red haleconia and stunted coconut trees are enough to complement the perfect rice-terrace scene. The swimming pool is just as elegant especially during sunset when the golden shimmering sun spreads its breathtaking hue to the rice terrace.
Next morning after my fitful sleep in my bamboo bed, I had a decent breakfast at the resort's only eatery. According to the lady owner, a friendly soul I must say, the property does not offer lunch or dinner meals, which is still perfectly OK because the various eateries at Jalan Raya Ubud or Monkey Forest Road are just a quick stroll away. The morning view during breakfast was just stunning and it was a perfect way to wrap up my wonderful stay here.
Highly recommended! Spectacular view of rice terrace and the mountains. Great bargain.