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Although the palaces are worth a look there is nothing in the way of suitable accommodation in the center of Amalpura. The nearest accommodations can be found near Tirta Gangga, a few kilometers from Amlapura.

The one-bedroom Villa Tirta Ayu (Beautiful Spring) and two-bedroom Villa Djamrud (Emerald; Tirta Gangga Water Palace Villas, Desa Tirta Gangga, Amlapura; tel. 0363/21383; fax 0363/21383; www.tirtagangga-villas.com; Tirta Ayu year-round US$350-US$400; Djamrud year-round US$120-US$250; rates include breakfast; payment online) overlook the beautiful Water Palace.

Stay the night on top of a hill in the Puri Sawah Villas, Tirta Gangga, Karangasem (tel. 0363/21847; four units; high season Rp200,000-Rp250,000, low season Rp150,000-Rp200,000; rates include breakfast; no credit cards), a fairly basic but pleasant place with beautiful views of the surrounding paddy fields.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.