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The Purist Villas and Spa
4.5 of 5 Spa   |   Jalan Tirta Tawar | Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia   |  
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“More than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This small property (only 7 villas) is on a beautiful property, with an infinity pool overlooking a ravine with palms and tall stands of bamboo. The room was extremely comfortable. One evening we were walking back towards the hotel (not realizing we were really too far away to walk, when a driver from the hotel saw us, recognized us, and stopped to pick us up! That was service above and beyond. The included breakfasts were elegantly served and with plenty of choices. We ordered two other meals, and they were reasonably priced, and the food was excellent.
One note--the sign for the Purist is extremely difficult to find--small, white on white, and not on the main street, but on the driveway leading to the hotel. You should ask for other nearby landmarks or signs when you book the room.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Our first visit was on November 2010 for 5 days and we were amazed! Superb design in every little detail. We stayed in the Garden villa (the one with the pool), and had the time of our lives there.
Two years later we returned for just 2 days, and stayed at the river villas. Our friends were blown out because they could not believe that what we described as the best Bali experience was true!
The staff (and by that we mean all the staff, every one of them) is elegant and gentle. They tended every single thing we asked them for. Unfortunately we had so little time, but if we are to return to Bali again, we will definitely stay for 4-5 days. Absolutely recommended

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

It was my boyfriend 21st Birthday and I decided to stay in The Purist to surprise him. I'm really glad that I've made this decision, The Purist was really amazing in every sense. Our hired driver did spent some times to find the villa, but everything was great from the moment we arrived. It was quite impressive that each of the staffs could called us by our name and greeted us with warm & lovely smile all the time. Jungle villa was totally incredible and the pictures don't do the justice. They welcomed us with flower petals on the bed and a nicely decorated rose bath. We felt like royalty throughout our stay in The Purist. On the second night, we have the In Villa Romantic Candlelight Dinner. Antara was a great looking butler who provided us with five star hotel service standards, Gede or Oktri if you are reading this, he really deserves a salary raise! Though we did encountered some problems during our stay, but the staffs were really helpful and always be there for us even in the middle of the night. We were upgraded to the Hill Villa on the last night and the management also offered us a complimentary Reflexology treatment as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. The spa treatment in The Purist is a must to do lists in Bali, their therapists were really amazing. I just can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Jungle villa provide more privacy as it is in a more secluded part of the hotel.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

After a rough drive from Amed to Ubud we were delighted to arrive at The Purist. From the very start we knew this place would be a special experience and it did not fail to deliver. We stayed at the hill villa, perched above the river villas. The house just oozed style and comfort and was so tastefully appointed. It was hard to leave the villa each day for the 5 minute drive to central Ubud as we spent so much time just lazing around in the pool enjoying the jungle surrounds. Consider using the bicycles as its a pleasant ride through the local streets to the centre. Had a great massage that was included in our rates after we extended our stay. The staff at all levels were professional and courteous, even offering to stop the construction work for the extension so that the noise would not disturb us, it was minor and did not bother us at all. Our stay at The Purist was one of the highlights of our Bali honeymoon, oh and we rate rate the nightly turn down service as the best in the business!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We spent 5 amazing nights at The Purist for our honeymoon and we didn't ever want to leave. We stayed in the Jungle Villa and it was incredible. The staff were the nicest and most helpful we have ever encountered, nothing is too much trouble for them. They serve breakfast in your villa every morning which adds to the secluded & intimate feel. It is about a 20min walk from the centre of Ubud however they offer a free shuttle bus and are only too happy to pick up throughout the day & night.
I would highly recommend The Purist if you are staying in Ubud and can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: The Jungle Villa, it is very secluded and away from the other villas.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Stayed here for two nights. Everyting was 5 star, the design, service, food etc. The staff was kind an helpful. Free transportation. 24 hour butler.
The villas was absolutely wonderful and had everyting you mat need.

Nuff said...a great value for the buck!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Purist in the first week of May 2012. It was a lovely retreat from the hustle and bustle of Bali. We both loved it. Our room was quiet and romantic with a private garden view, breakfast bale, and outdoor shower. The service was fantastic and nothing was beyond the staff and all delivered with a smile. The food was fresh, tasty, and wonderfully presented. It was a beautiful and relaxing place to stay. We talked for hours and really enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect from our busy schedules. I would highly recommend the Purist to anyone visiting in Ubud.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#8 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*
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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