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“A private oasis in the jungle with unbeatable and unobtrusive service” 5 of 5 stars
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The Purist Villas and Spa
4.5 of 5 Spa   |   Jalan Tirta Tawar | Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 134 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A private oasis in the jungle with unbeatable and unobtrusive service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2011

Much love and care is reflected in the details at The Purist. Its design is remarkable and tasteful. Every single member of staff is very warm, friendly and pro-active, anticipating any needs you might have. They go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and to fulfill every request. Main meals are made to order therefore you need to order in advance because they fetch their ingredients locally to ensure serving the freshest food.

We stayed in the Jungle Villa which is situated right beside the gorgeous main infinity pool. Although the other villas were occupied, it felt as if the place was pretty much all ours. The atmosphere is very peaceful and secluded. Perfect for a romantic hideaway but equally great for the family, as we were a couple with an infant. Food, spa, transportation and babysitting costs were all very reasonable. On our last day there was quite a bit of noise from the construction next to our villa and they offered to move us to another but we didn't bother because it really wasn't that bad.

The only thing we noted was that it probably wasn't the best place for toddlers. Our baby could only crawl, which was fine, but we didn't think it was conducive to little feet exploring around the outside living/eating area of the villa. Nevertheless, we highly recommend The Purist to those who appreciate well-designed, tranquil, boutique accommodations.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

This was our first time in Bali, a lot of people had told us it was a wonderful place so we gave it a shot. We checked trip advisor and the Purist seemed the best place to go as a family of five (my husband and I and our three kids, 17, 14 and 11).
We were off to a great start when we arrived at the airport and we were warmly received by a 5 staff members, including the manager, who helped us with airport security and our luggage. We were then taken to the Villas in a spacious van with much needed air conditioning.
When we got to the hotel we were amazed by the design of the whole area, it just seemed to fit in perfectly with the nature that surrounded. Trust me when I say the real experience is a lot better than what you can find in pictures, and these already look great.
My husband and I stayed in the jungle villa, wonderful design right in the middle of the jungle. A couple things I loved about it where the small fish pond we had in our room and being right next to the big pool. Our kids where in the timor villa, which had wonderful views since it was more elevated and it was slightly bigger.
The service was outstanding, every single member of the staff was always willing to help and make our stay more comfortable, always with a smile in their face. They also took us to key places in Bali and served as great tour guides, not only driving us there but stopping to show us the great temples and rice fields around the area. Furthermore the manager and Alberto, the owner himself, where always around, kindly recommending places to go.
That’s the other thing about the Purist, the location is great. It was just a couple of minutes from the center of Ubud and its markets, surrounded by an exotic jungle, beautiful rice fields and impressive temples. You really felt like you were in the heart of Bali.
The hotel also had great food service, a relaxing spa and very nice pools, so that if you did not want to go out and visit Bali you could have a great relaxing time in the villas.
We all had a great time and by the end of out stay we did not want to leave. We look forward to going back to Bali and when we do we will most definitely be returning to the Purist =

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

Fantastic service, beautifully clean private villas, with friendly cooperative staff and plenty of peace and quiet.

The food was a good, fresh selection and very tasty.

The spa provided the best massage ever!!!!

Its a great spot, out of town and sharing rural living with roosters crowing in the distance in the morning. Congratulations on a great place to stay for week to recharge the batteries.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2011

Loved all the art details in the room. The food was tasty, fresh and reasonably priced! Both of us had a great time here, it was our honeymoon. We came during the rainy season but it was alright as you get umbrellas provided with the room and can take them with you when you go out. This place thinks of all the details...they provide bicycles, and a Mac computer in the lounge if you want to get internet. We are looking forward to come back for more of this place!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taipei, Taiwan
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

The place is charming, the staff was great. We really had a good time there.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

The Purist is a beautifully designed boutique hotel.
We loved our villa (Bamboo) and great service.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

We stayed at the Purist in January 2011 and were extremely impressed with everything about the hotel. It is a boutique style hotel where it feels like you are staying in your own private home. The staff are super friendly and serve every need and beyond with a smile. We stayed in both the Bamboo house and the Timor Villa - both of which are beautifully designed. The Timor takes the cake as it has stupendous views and is nestled into the rainforest. This place was the highlight of the hotels we stayed in throughout our two weeks in Bali. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jalan Tirta Tawar | Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#10 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#11 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#17 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Purist Villas and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
THE PURIST VILLAS AND SPA is a hip designer’s hideaway nestled in the green fertile hills of Ubud, Bali. It wants to be a meeting point for individuals, for those who need to unwind in an inspiring setting and being pampered with great massages and delicious food. Our chefs use the freshest of ingredients, locally produced and in season, whether your meal is served in your villa or in the restaurant. In its rural and tropical setting you can fully appreciate the tranquil peacefulness the Balinese are famous for. The beautiful surrounding rice paddy fields make the short walk to the centre of Ubud a scenic walk. Being the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali, it is obvious why Ubud is a haven for writers and artists from around the world. The secluded Purist compound includes a spa building used for the specialist Ayurvedic massages as well as a yoga and meditation deck. We offer a variety of treatments, given by the best massage therapists, yoga and meditation teachers. The construction and design of The Purist reflects the ancient Balinese Hindu belief embracing the importance of balance, purity of spirit and harmony, as well as a deep respect for the natural environment. We use an eclectic palette of materials, including recycled wood, authentic Indonesian artifacts, natural lava and lime stone and green river stones. With The Purist, Yvonne and Alberto succeeded in creating yet another home away from home, which has become their trademark signature. The Purist offers only seven private villas, making it the smallest boutique hotel in Bali. In this way, we can meet any of your personal and specific needs. The Purist: sophisticated hospitality stripped to the essence. ... more   less 
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