The Ubud Palace has long been a popular attraction in Ubud, especially when it was still inhabited by the Royal Family, when the detritus of daily life could clearly be witnessed and guest books openly displayed evidence of the many famous visitors that were welcomed at the Palace. These included Noel Coward, Charlie Chaplin, HG Wells, Margaret Mead and members of American “royalty”, the Kennedys.
These days, only the external area is accessible to the public, who can nonetheless enjoy the magnificent Balinese architecture and take in the historic surroundings.
For a unique experience, it is possible to stay at the Palace. While not lavish, four of the eight rooms have recently been renovated, the facilities are clean and the experience of staying in a genuine palace is not to be underrated. Cost is USD65/night, including tax & service and American breakfast.
The Palace is also well known as a dramatic and atmospheric venue for evening dance performances.