The hotel offers guests sweeping views of lush rice terraces and tropical woodlands extending from the valley to the sea. Facilities on offer include a lobby area with a reception desk manned around the clock, a safe, a currency exchange facility, and a public Internet connection, in addition to a bar, a caf�, a play area for children, both room and laundry services, and parking for those arriving by car. The restaurant, on two levels, is housed in a pavilion, offers al fresco dining, and overlooks the Oos River deep in the valley below. Serving both Western and Oriental specialties, guests may also enjoy fine wines from the excellent cellar, as well as the refreshing breeze. Whether from the lobby or the restaurant, the natural beauty of the Ubud foothills is immediately apparent. A striking innovation in Balinese accommodation, in addition to the luxurious settings, is the presence of private garden pools in ten of the villas, which are designed for the frequent cool immersion that enhances the golden suntan for which Bali is famous. The ambience created of an earlier Bali is a striking achievement of the architect, who is a member of the Royal Family of the Ubud Palace. The standard of workmanship, in carving, thatching, wood carving and stone befits that of only the most ancient and powerful Balinese Palaces. It also has the elegance, modern conveniences and luxury expected by international travellers.