Dearest Mr. Tate,

How exciting you are coming to Bali, an island of wonder and enchantment. 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.


Daily (US$)




Barong Cottage



Primitive Room



Cinnabar Tearoom



Indian Pasha Room



Batavia Dacha Cottage



South Pacific Room



The rooms and cottages available from July 9th to 12th, 2010 are shown in the chart below:



Barong Cottage

Primitive Room

Cinnabar Tearoom

Indian Pasha

Batavia Dacha

South Pacific





Not available


Not available





Not available


Not available


Not available



Not available


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Complimentary three-course breakfast and full afternoon tea are served daily to all in-room guests.


A.               Daily full breakfast and Matahari afternoon tea for each guest

B.               Use of the cold water Jacuzzi and air-conditioned Elizabethan library.

C.               Fresh flower in your room and evening aroma oil service.



Baby cot? Anniversary? Special dietary restrictions? Just let us know by email and we will do our best to meet your needs.



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 can 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.



For airport pickup service reservations with Matahari's driver, simply drop us a note with your flight information in it including your flight number and exact arrival date and time. Our driver will be waiting for you with your name when you come out of Customs.

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.

Also enclosed is a Google map of our location for your convenience.



May we remind our guests that Bali has charged tourists for visa on arrival since February 2004? Staying less than 7 days (included) is 10USD, 7 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 9,200.





Full Body Massage: one hour full-body oil massage combines Balinese strokes and Chinese acupressure.(One hour, 12$US 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, 20$US per person)

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 auspicious Balinese mythological animal, Barong, to share with you the mysterious atmosphere of this tropical paradise.

Should you need other reservations such as water-rafting, dancing classes, other SPA treatments, transportation and restaurant reservations, we will be more than glad of assistance. We wish you a very wonderful trip and look forward to your reply mail.

Yours truly,

Matahari Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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From: Justin Tate []
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:26 PM
Subject: Room Enquiry


Dear Sir / Madam,
I am arriving in Ubud on 9th July and leaving 12th July and am looking for a room for those 3 nights.
Do you have a double room for 2 people available for those dates and if so please can you confirm the rate?
Thanking you in advance.
Best regards,

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