One more gem whan talking about sleeping with the fishes. This time it’s not literally sleeping under the water, but it’s the luxury suite with a glass bottom to give you a glimpse of the marine life beneath. Yes, that’s Udang House (also known as the Shrimp House) at the Bali’s Bambu Indah Hotel. Bambu Indah is a radically distinctive boutique hotel in Ubud, carefully curated by designers and long term residents of Bali, John and Cynthia Hardy. In 2005, eleven antique Javanese bridal homes were brought to Bali, restored, and decorated with the finest details. Now, Bambu Indah is available to travelers from around the world seeking unique experiences while being comforted by the luxury and service of an intimate hotel.
This picturesque eco-luxury boutique hotel/resort offers accommodation in rustic and yet refined 100-year-old antique Javanese teak wood houses, namely Kuda House, Manis House, Biru House, Kuning House, Udang House, Kolam House, Kuno House, Jawa Lama House, Padi House, Elora & Orin House, The Pagoda, Afrika House, Sumba House, etc.
Already mentiond Udang House is the most striking since it’s a glass-bottomed hotel room on top of a fish-filled pond. It’s designed to create a “fishing village experience”. It also features a glass-ceilinged bathroom with an open-air shower. The house is decorated with fisherman-friendly wares, like giant whale bones and antique shrimp baskets.
Guests are welcomed in a lobby with a 24-hour check-out service. Additional facilities include a hotel safe, restaurant, wireless Internet access, bicycle hire and a laundry service.
The property is located on the Sayan Ridge, 15 minutes southwest of central Ubud in Bali, surrounded by the stunning cascades of River Ayung, verdant rice paddy fields and the volcanic ridges of Mount Batu Kau.