Won't be back
We've stayed at Tegal before in a more traditional room at the Jl. Hanoman end. It was good, with views both sides of ricefields & very quiet. One of the problems with this place is that rooms vary a lot from each other in terms of what you get. We decided to pay a lot more this time for an upstairs room (No. 26 - AVOID IT!) in the more modern section which looked & sounded good on their website...as they always do! The room had absolutely no Balinese character except for the roof. You could have been anywhere, not even necessarily in Asia. Artwork, such as it was, was unattractive generic modern stuff. We had one outdoor terrace with uncomfortable sun lounges (we had to ask for cushions), a view of three walls & across a shabby ricefield to an old concrete block of 5 story holiday units. On the front enclosed, viewless, upstairs porch were two uncomfortable chairs they eventually replaced with something slighlty better. They offered us DVDs to watch but the player wasn't working. It was fixed but the CDs were all scratced & unwatchable. The shower barely worked & the bathroom was run down. Generally this room wasn't inviting & we avoided spending time in it. Very bad value for money! Half the rate might have been OK. Staff are friendly here & did their best to help but... Pool on ground level is lovely. Ubud is very busy these days, traffic is crazy & crossing roads requires a dare-devil approach. We'll probably head somewhere else for our Asia break next time.