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New sleep mints in Ubud

Music lovers checking into Ubud may like to ask the front desk about the latest trend in upscale amenities: in-room iPods. ALiLA Ubud is one of the latest boutique hotels to offer guests the use of Apple's popular music gadget during their stay. The iPods come pre-loaded with as many as 1,000 songs and are available in the resort's Deluxe rooms and Villas , said Arjan de Boer, General Manager, ALiLA Ubud.

But not only upscale Alila offers this kind of the Service to their guests, a new player in the hospitality business with a personal touch, the Ladybamboo Villa provides the same kind of service to their guests.

iPods in Alila and Ladybamboo Villa

The music players are docked in Altec Lansing or Bose docking stations providing a clean and powerful sound in the room or even in the outdoor area, where the Ladybamboo Villa provides an own docking station in the eating area also for use of the guests own iPod. The devices come pre-loaded with music, with a focus on jazz, classic, lounge and contemporary and in the case of the Ladybamboo villa in addition with a huge collection of Balinese songs.

Music has become much more a part of the hotel experience. To enjoy the serenity of Ubud, both places do not have televisions in their rooms but these are available on request. Both provide free Internet access and television to the guest in their library Lounges to television must haves. WIFI is widely available.

Alila currently offers USD580++ for a 5-day/4-night stay, while a similar package is available at the Ladybamboo Vill, although at a fraction of the price. USD 180 for their 5 days/4 nights special allows you not only similar animidies than the Alila has promoted with their in-room iPod, but you have the added advantage of staying in 5 minutes walking distances from Ubud's centre - still I would prefer the Alila, but it comes at a price. Check it out and let us know.

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