Madali akong nakita ng aking mga amiga. Eto ang suot ko.
kahit na ilang kilometro pa sila makikita nila ako. nagniningning ako ng oras na yun.
promising ang paglabas ng Bali Airport. Andaming AFAM! win! agad agad may napipick up na ang aking radar! but before any of that, kailangan naming kumain. so gora kami sa sobrang indo native fastfood. ang BURGER KING. ke haba ng pila! nakakaloka! natanong ko sa sarili ko, Ngayon lang ba sila nakakatikim ng burger? or french fries? ahahaha. CHAROT lang Indo friends. Tinanong ako ng crew, whats your order? sabi ko, wait, im so hungry I can eat you, your friends and this whole restaurant! whopper meal pls. ahahahaha.
pagkatapos kunin ang order, we were whisk away sa isang toyota innova na may name ng hotel. I must tell you dears na hindi ako nag research ng hotel. kaibigan ko ang nag arrange ng lahat. game naman ako sa lahat kaya keribels, ready ako sa lahat.
BUT, I was not ready for this. I was not ready for Plataran Ubud.
I felt belonged. but my clothes do not. ahahaha. This resort is fairly new. They are still constructing the other parts. Expansive ang lobby, full of natural light. Pagdating namin, may I offer sila ng cold wet towels at welcome drink. The check in is quick and kahit na dumating kami ng maaga, they agreed to whisk us to our room.
whisk is my favorite word nowadays. baklang bakla! panalo! let me whisk you to the continuation of the story.
Plataran is a luxury hotel. think Aman group yan ang kalevel nya. Pero ang Plataran ay homegrown. purely indonesian itez. They have hotels in major tourist destinations like Yogjakarta, Jakarta and Komodo Island. They also have boats, ships na you can charter. Having this in mind. I expected more from them. Katulad ng Welcome drink. salak soda, acquired taste ito. not everybody will appreciate. Ako wit ko bet. Maasim ng severe, carbonated at may bitter aftertaste. wala akong masabi sa surroundings. Very indonesian. ang feel na peg nila ay balinese garden with modern comforts. maganda ang interiors at well thought out ang plan ng buong resort. the resort is tranquil, idyllic for honeymooners. The staff are attentive and they greet you everytime they see you, may it be good morning, good afternoon and good night. toroy! parang Truman show lang ang peg!
plus points sa akin ang magandang bed at ang bed nila is too die for! very comfortable, just the right softness.
eto naman ang view pag nakahiga sa bed.
Yes, palayan levels ang peg. BTW, this is UBUD. dito daw nagshoot ng Eat Pray Love si Julia Roberts.
As you can see, every corner of the resort is pretty. Great attention to detail. But there are also small things that they quite missed. Every luxury resort I stayed in laging may free slippers. Like sa Amanpulo, they give their guests Havianas na may Aman logo, sealed and brand new. Sa plataran meron din pero think abacca slippers. The choice is not the issue here. I actually commend them for choosing a natural material as it is consistent with the brand. What I cant get is why its not sealed. and when I tried the slippers parang ginamit na ng 5 tao. bukol bukol sya mga te! I should know kasi flat footed ako. Theres also incomplete toiletries. Walang toothpaste at toothbrush nakakaloka! buti na lang may baon kami. Theres also NO functioning bar. so yung mga guests na gustong magnomnom kailangan pang umalis at maghanap ng bar. Hindi rin sila attentive sa house keeping. In Discovery shores, kuamain ka lang ng breakfast pagbalik mo ayos na ang lahat. in Plataran, we did not experience that. We atleast expect na sana kinuha nila ang baso na pinaginuman namin but no, walang kumuha. To be fair merong fruit basket na mini size sa room but, the quality of the fruits are like SM bonus levels. Over riped bananas, ganyan. as for the food, they have very limited breakfast choices. I mean, for the price of the room or villa, one would expect a buffet breakfast right. Well, walang ganun. It’s a sit down breakfast. at meron yata silang 5 choices lang. Mega fail ito for me. Kasi over prced na nga hindi pa spectacular ang lasa.
I hope the admin of Plataran Ubud, will change all of that. I know that their target market is the people who have money to blow $200 a night minimum, these people are very discerning. And Im sure gusto din nila na sulit ang binabayad nila. If they are consistently missing on the small things, baka maghanap ng ibang hotel ang guests.