To make this Ubud boutique property name easy to remember we wanted to keep it simple. So Bisma is named after the street and Cottages after the style of accommodation. Street translates to Jalan in Indonesian language so in Bali is known as Jalan Bisma. Bisma was one of the most powerful warriors of his time and in history, so this name is easily remembered by local people.
Jalan Bisma is a popular area to stay in Ubud due to the central yet quiet location. The road is one way for cars but through road for pedestrians, cyclists and motorbikes.
Walk right from Bisma Cottages and arrive in Monkey Forest Road in 5 minutes, turn left and you will arrive at Ubud Palace and Market in 15 Minutes.
Ubud Monkey Forest entrance is only 1 minute from the corner of Bisma Street and Monkey Forest Road.
Yoga Barn is 15 minutes walk form Monkey Forest.
This route is recommended during the day as is less busy. At night it is dark in some sections due to no street lamps.
Walk left from Bisma Cottages and arrive at Ubud Palace and Ubud Market in 15 minutes and Campuhan Ridge in 20 minutes. This route is recommended in the morning or evening. During the day it can be busy.
Mt Agung View from Bisma Street
Most of the street was upgraded in 2019 and now again in 2023 to be wide enough for car, motorbikes and pedestrians to access with ease.
Jalan Bisma has great shops, spa’s, resto’s, live music, coffee shops and the necessities like mini marts, ATM, Laundry and Pharmacy.
For assistance with tours, transport and motorbike rental please ask our staff. Bisma Cottages has two cars and two motorbikes. One each in standard and luxury categories.
Here is your guide to Bisma Street.
1. Lucky Family Cafe
Located almost directly across from Bisma Cottages makes the café very convenient for breakfast, coffee or drink break, lunch and dinner. Opening hours from 8am with last order at 10pm. A good range of breakfast menu choices including smoothie bowls and very good coffee. Lunch and Dinner menu offers tasty Indonesian and Western food choices at very reasonable prices. Also recommend mocktails, smoothies, spring rolls and coconut banana pancakes. The design is modern including ground level open air dining plus upstairs AC and open air areas that have a nice breeze.
2. Early Breakfast Options – Pistachio & Little Talks
Both open from 7am so this is the recommendations if you need breakfast or coffee before an early tour or activity.
Pistachio is the restaurant in front of Adiwana Hotel and is only 75 metres from Bisma Cottages. Little Talks is slightly further with a more simple but cheaper breakfast menu.
3. Maria Curau
Non-toxic, vegan & cruelty-free beauty nail salon Maria Curau is the first Bali spa offering this new standard in organic beauty. Their natural nail products have a dedicated following from ladies and men seeking a more wholesome experience. Offering refined nail treatments including creative and classy nail art, they focus on the finer details which combine natural products in a natural setting.
4. Putri Spa 2
Putri Ubud Spa offers a wide range of spa services that give your mind and body a total relaxation experience. The large spa menu includes foot and leg massage, reflexology and full body massages, all highly recommended after a day walking around Ubud town. Other must try spa services are 4 Hand Massage and Hair Crème Bath, both which are total bliss.
The spa is clean and the friendly lady therapists are experienced and mindful of hygiene. Offering great value, many guests spend a minimum one hour here every day during their stay at Bisma Cottages. Bookings necessary.
5. Putri Spa 3
Just opened in March, with another 8 rooms.
6. DR Dede Phone Shop
A lovely lady, Rupi and her husband Dr Dede own the phone shop just opposite Adiwana Hotel. Here you can get an Indonesian SIM card (must bring passport) and phone cables, charger and accessories. Very handy if you have forgotten to pack your charger !
7. Uma Pizza
Such yummy food and is an absolute bargain. Pizza is spot on but their Indonesian food, pasta and chicken dishes are very good too. Alcoholic drinks are limited. You need to book for dinner during high season. Be warned….you will get addicted to Uma Pizza. Deliver to Bisma Cottages available.
Pukako is located close to Raya Ubud, a great spot to grab a coffee enroute to a day tour or when walking around Ubud Town. The coffee is definitely in our top 3 in Ubud. All the food is delicious, but Panini’s and Carrot Cake are definite specialities.
9. Warung Ning
Probably the best success story of Bisma Street, Ibu Ning started selling fruit on a table under an umbrella. Then she moved across the road and opened a small shop selling snacks, fresh fruit and fruit juice. The third and current location opposite Adiwana Bisma Hotel, is much larger and has area for dining. Now her family is working with Ibu Ning to help cook delicious Balinese food. Locals who work is Bisma Street all eat here including Darma who says Nasi Goreng is enak sukali (very delicious)
After watching this restaurant beng built over the past 2 years we are very happy to see Chora open and buzzing with guests. The décor is stunning and modern yet has a relaxed feel overlooking a beautiful garden with moon view in the evenings. We particularly love the starters, dips and side dishes which can be ordered tapas style. Pornstar Martini is 2022 BEST COCKTAIL IN UBUD. Try and see if you agree!
Overlooking the expansive jungle, Senja has the best sunset view in Bisma Street. Come early to get the best viewing location. Located at Goya Boutique Resort.
12. Copper Rooftop Bar & Kitchen
Located in Bisma Eight Hotel, we recommend here for their delicious cocktails pre or post dinner or even for a sneaky cocktail after a shopping spree. A modern vintage style property the rooftop bar and lounge décor is pretty and its lovely sitting out under the stars.
13. Shichirin Tepanyaki
Turn right from Bisma Cottages and in only a 5 minute walk you will arrive at Shichrin. Newly opened in 2023, this is an intimate teppanyaki setting with very nice décor. Tepanyaki Chefs are mostly female and are playful yet professional. Whilst servings are not large the food is super tasty.
14. Magali Gelato
This is a cute little shop where the lady paints and makes icecream. There is some standard flavors but also always a couple with a twist such as the highly recommended banana, peanut butter and almond. All taste super fresh and creamy. Recommended for a stop enroute back to Bisma Cottages after dinner or watching the Balinese dance.
Located close to Honeymoon Kitchen is Maybank ATM. The standalone ATM is recognisable by the bright yellow logo. This is the best ATM in Bisma Street because it is reliable, you can withdraw IDR 3,000,000 in one transaction (just choose other when selecting amount) and it always has cash.
Tip: if you want more than IDR 3,000,000 take your card after the transaction and then start again.
16. Eco Laundry and ABC Laundry
The two closest laundries to Bisma Cottages are ABC and Eco Laundry. Both offer very good service payable by the weight of your items. You will find the ABC Laundry list in your room. This laundry is more of a commercial laundry and is located next door to Putri Spa 2. Eco Laundry is a small laundry, turn right from Bisma Cottages you will find their sign. They use eco friendly detergent which also is not so harsh on clothing. Laundry will be ready un 24 hours and there is an express service available.
17. Live Music Bars – Why Not & The Hideout
Probably the most famous bar in Ubud Town for nightly live music. Close to the corner of Raya Ubud, Why Not has a different local band every night of the week and they always get the party atmosphere started. Music can be rock, pop, reggae and more. Why Not is also an option for a casual dinner. Homemade fries, burgers and Indonesian food are popular choices. Every night of the week is busy, fun and social at Why Not.
18. The Hideout
Closer to Bisma Cottages and more relaxed is The Hideout. There is also great nightly live music here and simple alcohol drinks. If you want to catch up with friends for a chat then The Hideout is a better choice.
In Bisma Street you will find a range of convenience shops. Some operated by locals that sell mainly snack food and drinks. There is one of these directly across from Bisma Cottages. The convenience store chains in Bali are Circle K and Mini Mart. In these Panadol, sanitary napkins, alcohol
Tip: When staying at Bisma Cottages you don’t need to buy drinking water. We provide free unlimited Balian Drinking Water (best quality available) Refillable glass bottle is inside every fridge, but you can also bring your own water bottle.
20. Kurnia Wine Shop
Very close to Bisma Cottages, turn right from and you will find in the group of 5 shops. There is a good variety of wine and spirits all at a very reasonable price.
Guardian Pharmacies are all easily identified as they have bright orange signage. In Bisma Street the location is about 10 minutes’ walk from Bisma Cottages, close to Uma Pizza. At Guardian you will find toiletries, make up, vitamins and basic pharmaceuticals. If your medication is not available here, try Kimia Farma, there isn’t one in Bisma Street but our staff can advise the closest. Tip: Indonesian word for Pharmacy or Chemist is Apotek.
There are too many shops to include all but you can find many shops in Bisma Street. Clothing and souvenirs that are both available with set price and barter. There is also homewares, art and Home Tip: Indonesian word for shop is Toko.
23. Yoga Class at Honeymoon
10 minute walk from Bisma Cottages toward Raya Ubud you will find Honeymoon Guesthouse. They have a lovely cool, quiet space for yoga and Ketut who is often the instructor is very good. There are morning classes a few days per week and also afternoon meditation and stretching a couple of afternoons. Don’t worry this place is not only for Honeymooners. Price approx. IDR 120,000 per person per class.
24. Tropicana Tailor
The lovely Ibu Rai is the owner and seamstress at the only tailor shop in Jalan Bisma. Every guest that has had clothing made has been very happy. Most guests bring the material to Ibu Rai and she copies an existing clothing item or a photo. The shop is small on the west side of Jalan Bisma, close to Goya Hotel. Please allow plenty of time for clothes to be made as Ibu Rai is a one lady operation.
25. Ubud Monkey Forest
Whilst not located on Jalan Bisma, in only 5 minutes walk you can be at Ubud Monkey Forest.
Turn right from our entrance and right again when you get to the end of Bisma Street. Learn more about Ubud Monkey Forest HERE
26. Bisma Padel Tennis – Coming Soon
Read why our guests love staying in Jalan Bisma
I stay at Bisma Cottages, and it never disappoints. It’s on Jalan Bisma (my fave street in Ubud) and has cute cafes all around, my fave spa, a 30 second walk away, and is walkable to the centre of Ubud.
For me I’d say Bisma Cottages is a good place to stay your Ubud stay. Everything is in walking distance plus ATM, laundry, minimart. Alexa recommended in one of her UTube videos. Lovely staff and a great price for solo travelers.
Note: The only service missing from Bisma Street is a Authorised Money Exchange or Money Changer. The money changers in Jalan Bisma are NOT AUTHORISED.
The closest money exchange to Bisma Cottages is:
1. PT Ubud Valasindo AMC. Open 8am – 10pm
Look out for the green sign as you walk to the end of Bisma Street then turn right into Raya Ubud and it is about 25m further down on the left. Approx 15 minutes walk.
2. PT Perdana Mulia Valisindo. Open 8am – 10pm
Turn right and walk to Monkey Forest Road from Bisma Cottages. Turn left into Monkey Forest Road and Money Exchange is on left.
Google Map not available. Approx 15 minutes walk.
Learn more Bali Money Tips – https://bismacottagesubud.com/blog/insider-tips-about-money-in-bali/#top