Dearest Ms Ong,
How exciting you are coming to Bali, the island of wonder and surprises. We thank you very much for your interest in staying with us. Enclosed below is the chart of our room rates which are also subject to 10% government tax. A 25 percent discount is applied on the daily room rates if you stay one week (7 nights) and up. Visa and Master cards are accepted.
We now are able to reserve for you and your husband the Batavia Dacha (Batavia Princess) Cottage on December 23rd and the Cinnabar Tearoom on December 24th, 2007 (2 nights.) Enclosed is a letter of your confirmation. (You may find deposit information below.)
Is there any special diet that we need to take consider? According to some of the tourists' recent comment, some taxi or pickup service drivers will take you to expensive souvenir shops on the way to Ubud where they can get a high percentage bonus. We would suggest you to say no to these offers if they happen. On the other hand, the private drivers with whom Matahari associates will never take you to any place that you don't wish to go. For airport pickup service reservations with Matahari's driver, simply drop us a note with your flight information in it including the flight number and the exact arrival date and time. Our driver will be waiting for you with a Matahari sign and your name when you come out of Customs. The fee of 150,000Rp (currently about 16$US) for airport pickup service can be added up later to your room bill. Also enclosed is a simple map of our location for your convenience.
May we remind you that Bali has charged tourists for visa on arrival since February 2004? Staying less than 5 days (included) is 10USD, 5 days to one month is 25USD. The maximum stay is one month. Make sure you have the exact change ready for paying the fee at the visa counter before lining up at the immigration counter as sometimes they don't give your change back. Also they randomly require tourists to provide two 2-inch snap shot photos, so it's suggested to have these ready, too. By the way, if you plan to bring USD to Bali for exchange, remember USD issued before 1996 (included) is not accepted by all Money Changers here in Bali. Also larger denominations always get a higher rate. Furthermore, due to large quantity of fake USD paper bills, most countries in South East Asia stop accepting USD bill that comes with a series number that begins with CB. The current exchange rate of USD to Rupiah is at 1 to 9,000.
B&B is a part of our name, which is Matahari Cottage Bed & Breakfast. However, we're offering hotel amenities, such as 3-course breakfast, Victorian afternoon tea. Facilities include air-conditioned Elizabethan library, jungle bathing pool. We also provide tourist information and other booking services. An occasional guest familiar only with chain hotel offerings might find that Matahari does not match his or her expectations; however, those who would enjoy a more natural ethnic experience in grass huts carefully prepared to make guests feel pampered in the jungle surroundings, will find a pleasurable and memorable experience at Matahari.
We are also offering massages in your own room, one of the best massages in Ubud area according to most of our guests' comment.
The In-Room Massage services include:
Full Body Massage: one hour full-body oil massage combines Balinese strokes and Chinese acupressure.(One hour, Rp.80,000 per person)
Royal White Mandi Lulur: Starts with a white water lily floating in a silver aroma oil burner permeating your room with scent. After a one hour full-body massage, your body is covered by white Lulur, a traditional Balinese spice combined with porcelain kaolin earth to exfoliate your skin. This is followed by a yogurt skin-soothing treatment and a white flower bath. Complimentary white chocolate fondue with white fruits, including apple, lychee, and mangosteen accompanied by white sesame cookies and almonds is served while you soak. After your hot soak, return to your massage table to be anointed with whitening lotion and dusting talc. (Two hours, Rp. 180,000 per person)
Lexxus Bio-Mask Facial: Pamper your face as you drench yourself in the exquisite luxury of our exclusive American Skindulgence facial technology followed by a Balinese scalp massage and avocado skin-soothing treatment. You’ll feel years younger in just 60 minutes.(One hour, Rp.100,000)
Although we don’t have airport vouchers, we work with a reliable driver who will be waiting with a Matahari sign and your name as you come out of customs. The fee of 150,000 Rupiah (currently about 16$US) for each airport pick- up or drop-off can be added to your room bill.
We sincerely hope you will be able to join us for our Victorian afternoon tea and Hofgarten (Viennese) afternoon tea, which is served in rotation from two to five daily and is complementary to guests of the B&B. Also included in the room rate is a fancy breakfast in bed, on your terrace or in the dining room if you prefer. Also, you will want to have a dip in our jungle bath or use the air-conditioned Elizabethan library.
We believe everyone should have a magical experience in Ubud and we are determined to contribute what we can to make your holiday perfect. Also enclosed is a photo of the Balinese ceremony, Ogohogoh, to share with you the mysterious atmosphere of the tropical festivities.
Should you need other reservations such as water-rafting, horse-riding, dancing classes, other SPA treatments, cultural classes, transportation and restaurant reservations, we will be more than glad of assistance. We wish you a very wonderful trip and look forward to your acknowledgement of this mail.
Matahari Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Matahari Cottage Bed and Breakfast
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|Matahari Cottage Bed and Breakfast|
| ||Guest name:||Mei Ling Ong|| ||Jl. Jembawan, Ubud, Bali, Tel:62-361-975459
|2007/12/23||Others|| ||Royal Mandi Lulur||2||288,000||21:00|
|2007/12/24||Cinnabar Tea Room||49.5|
|Total||USD93.5|| ||(10% tax included)||Rp.||288,000|
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