The location was good because it was not along the main road, hence less noise. The nearby surroundings could get dark in the evening though, so it made me a bit nervous (ah, but it was safe! It was just “new place” paranoia – and I can be paranoid anywhere else ;-) . It was along a dark alley of small souvenir shops, obviously the “road less traveled” since most of the activity were happening along the main road. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the beachfront, the nearby Discovery Mall, a collection of bars and restos, and Hard Rock Café. The breakfast buffet was so-so (my fault for doing this review so late that I can’t remember it exactly… ). But still, with the price of the hotel, one shouldn’t expect a smorgasbord of choices! The restaurant, “DePalm” , offers a menu of different cuisines,predominantly Italian. I ordered minestrone and bruschetta for lunch before we left for Ubud and I was satisfied the Dekuta Hotel is perfect for travelers who are looking for budget + comfort. It has all the basic amenities mixed with the quaint, artsy ambience. The location is good and they have really friendly staff!