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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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Ranked #9 of 120 hotels in Ubud
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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“Great luxurious villas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Every aspect of the villa resort was beautifully designed. The Hill Villa was large and luxurious with a fantastic outdoor bath and shower, private swimming pool and great outside lounging areas in jungle-like surroundings. Staff were very friendly and extremenly helpful with every aspect of our stay.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We spent a long weekend in Ubud and could not have enjoyed it more thanks to the amazing staff at The Purist. We knew we were in for a great experience from the moment we arrived and were not disappointed. The staff are all genuinely friendly and make it clear your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance. Our River Villa was lovely, spacious and felt private even though there were other villas close by. Believe the reviews! The meals are delicious. We chose to eat our meals in our villa and were always pleasantly surprised by the lovely table service laid out for us. The courses arrived at the right pace and food was clearly just prepared. One suggestion, if you plan a tour day and know you will be wanting to dine in that evening, order your meal in advance. We arrived back about 7 p.m. and found most guests had also decided to stay in for dinner causing about a 2 hour wait for our meal. Again, the excellent staff made sure we could get an appetizer rather quickly to hold us until our meal was ready. Crisis averted! We will be back and will recommend this property to friends.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stayed 11 nights at The Purist from mid-June and everything exceeded our expectations - the standard of the accommodation, decor, the phenomenal service of the staff, quality of food and overall experience of being treated like a part of a small family.
The villas are beautifully designed and very comfortable and all the butlers are extremely attentive yet discreet enough in the service they provide. Our daughter was almost adopted by them with the great rapport and relationship she developed instantly upon arrival.
In addition, they were very helpful and provided good insight into recommended tours, restaurants, surrounding areas to make our experience in Bali a memorable one.
Thank you for the wonderful memories and we hope to come back soon for another fantastic experience.

Room Tip: Not having seen most of the other villas, the Timor villa is fantastic in its space, decor and outsi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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 July 14, 2013

I just returned from an amazing week in Ubud and it was made absolutely perfect by staying at The Purist. We stayed in the Hill Villa for 6 nights and it was the most blissful place to call home during this time. The rooms are second to none, with the most delightful decor which actually showcases the amazing talent of local artisans to the food... All I can say, is that I never wanted the meals to end! Fresh, tasty and full of great flavour, put together with the flair that you expect from a silver service restaurant, delivered by the most fantastic staff I've had the pleasure to deal with. The staff will and did go above and beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible and the day spa is to die for. While you might be paying a bit extra than in downtown Ubud, the friendly and talented girls make it worthwhile, with the hot stone massage my absolute favourite. What else can I say? I could be here forever...

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had 5 nights here recently - first time travelling with our 11 month old son. First impressions was the wonderful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The Hill villa was clean featuring traditional Balinese furniture. The bedroom was upstairs which was a pain if you wanted to go to the toilet at night. This Villa was not suitable to let your children crawl around so my wife and I were carrying him most of the time. The pool area got afternoon sun only - also the pool area is not private. On a few occasion the staff walked passed while i was playing with my son which I didn't like.
The food was sensational. Every meal was without fault and very tasty. The staff also helped us out with preparing some steamed veggies for our son.
Also, be prepared to pay for the transfer into Ubud. I found this odd as the last place I stayed in Ubud (Chedi Club) was complimentary and very handy.
I have to also mention the noise of construction close by. I believe they are building a new villa which naturally comes with loud building noises.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We spent 3 nights in the Bamboo Villa at the Purist, having read the reviews here on Trip Advisor and been impressed by the rating and we weren't disappointed!. It really was a beautiful oasis amidst the chaos of the Balinese streets. Everything from the attention to detail in the rooms, the service from the wonderful butlers to the food on the room service menu was excellent.
We hired a driver for a half day, which was well worth while as he took us to all the most interesting temples around Ubud as well as the obligatory Monkey Forest.
While other reviews mention the wait for food ordered off the menu, we found that this seemed fairly prompt so it was never an issue and we absolutely loved the amazing breakfasts we were served at the table in our private courtyard every morning.
We were also impressed by the small personal touches like the gift of a beautiful box with some wooden bangles that the manager gave us as we were leaving.
All in all a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend the Purist to anyone planning on staying near Ubud.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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 July 11, 2013

We recently stayed at The Purist and it was absolutely fabulous is all aspects.

The accommodation is outstanding, staff and service absolutely fantastic and the food was equivalent to dining at a top end restaurant.

The day spa facilities and service were once again of the highest standard.

Whether you are a couple or family (we travelled with our two children 16/14) the Purist represents wonderful value.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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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 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#8 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic 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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