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“So beautiful to be true!” 5 of 5 stars
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Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Jalan Raya Kedewatan, P.O. Box 7, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia   |  
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“So beautiful to be true!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I was there in december 2010 actually, and every thing was just perfect for a honeymooner and for ppl who want to relax and enjoy the beauty of ubud ,if only they heated the private pool in the villas that would be great .. and for the service although the place is very beautiful if we r back it will be for the great service we had from all the stuff,thanks

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 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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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear HElBassiony14,

Thank you very much for your comment. I am very thankful that you share your appreciation about our resort with the other travelers. Regarding your suggestion about heating the water of the private pool, this is not yet planned but this is something that we still want to consider. Thank you again for your review and I am happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kupu Kupu Barong.

Sincerely,

Kadek
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We have been to Bali many times over the past many years but no other hotels left us with a lasting impression than Kupu Kupu Barong. We stayed in Ayung Club Villa during our first stay and we wanted to have the same room again during our second visit at Kupu Kupu Barong. When we checked in, we noticed the layout and furniture were different so we requested the front desk to check their record if this was the room we stayed in last time. While they were checking, they told us that we have to pay for the upgrade if indeed the previous room that we stayed in is the club villa. We told them we are okay to pay the difference as long as we get back the same room we stayed in 4 years ago.

We left the front desk while they were checking and went for our lunch outside the hotel. When we returned 2hours later, the front desk gave us the new key as they have moved our luggage to the same room that we stayed before ( they found our record!) and told us that they have given us a complimentary room upgrade, nice surprise!

We were so happy to be in the same big spacious room with a wonderful view of the Ayung river. The room comes with complimentary afternoon tea but we realized we missed the timing so instead we prepared our coffee in the room. We called the service desk to bring us some fresh milk for our coffee. When the staff came with the milk 15 mims later, she apologized for making us wait as she was waiting for the kitchen to prepare a special cake for our return visit to the hotel. We were so touched by the kind gesture from the hotel!

We ordered room service for our dinner and the food is extremely tasty and well presented. Though Kupu Kupu Barong food is not cheap, but given that we frequently come across disappointing food in hotels, we felt it was worth the price given the quality of food was good.

Not only were we impressed by the beautiful room layout and serene surroundings of the hotel, the extra human touch and sensitivity of its staff truly makes this hotel a real star! We left the hotel with a even more beautiful memory than our first! Good job Kupu Kupu Barong ;)

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Joy-holiday,

Thank you very much for your nice review. We are glad to know that one more time you enjoyed your stay at Kupu Kupu and that you even preferred your second stay. This means a lot to us, because we understand that even after one time, the Hotel still has lots of surprises to offer.
We really focus our work on the quality of our service and reading such a review is always giving us more and more happiness and motivation to exceed guest's expectation.

We will be of course more than happy to welcome you back for a third time to your second home Kupu Kupu Barong.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back during your next visit.

Sincerely,

Kadek
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Bagi yang ingin memiliki pengalaman menginap di hotel tradisional khas bali ubud kupu-kupu barong adalah jawabannya. Kami memang berencana ke ubud dan tidak sengaja mendapatkan tawaran dari teman yang tidak jadi menggunakan paket honeymoonnya. Ketika sampai di hotel kami di sapa dengan sangat ramah oleh staffs, dan proses check in yang tidak terlalu lama kami menunggu sambil memandangi pemandangan hijau di depan kami, kami menginap di duplex vila no.3, kesan pertama vila ini sangat tradisional dan bernuansa kayu, kami memiliki private pool di depan kamar kami dan perlengkapan mandi yang cukup baik. kekecewaan kami ketika menemukan closet tidak stabil, dan goyang bila dipakai, tidak terdapat bidet maupun jetwasher, kami telah menyampaikan kepada PR hotel pada saat breakfast semoga ini segera diatasi karena menimbulkan ketidaknyamanan. siaran televisi jg kadang hilang dan muncul pada waktu kami menginap disana. Sarapan kita dapat memilih american, continental dan asian cuisine dan kami merasa rasa masakannya kurang enak dan fruit salad nya juga tidak segar seperti buah yang direndam. Diantara kekurangan tersebut kami memiliki kesan baik terhadap pelayanan yang sangat ramah dari staff-staff di hotel tersebut, semuanya sangat ramah dan terdapat PR yang bertanya kepada kami setiap pagi bagaimana liburan kami di hotel ini. Semoga ulasan ini bermanfaat.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Google Translation
Dear Mrs. Riandy,
Terimakasih atas ulasan ibu selama tinggal di hotel kami yang tentunya sangat bermanfaat untuk kemajuan hotel kami dimasa mendatang,

Kami minta maaf apabila closetnya tidak stabil pada saat digunakan, engineering team kami sudah menangani dengan mengencangkan scrup closet tersebut, dan kami akan memasang jet washer diseluruh villa, yang mana pada saat ini kami perioritaskan di Club villa kami.

Mengenai fruit salad team kami mempersiapkan ala minute dengan buah yang fresh dan dengan cara penyajiannya dituangkan sedikit orange juice untuk memperkuat aroma buah tersebut, sehingga fruit salad kelihatan seperti terendam, terimakasih sekali atas ulasannya fruit salad ini dan tentunya kami akan membahas hal tersebut dengan team kami yang mana team di dapur kami di pimpin oleh local chef yang handal.

Sekali lagi kami mohon maaf atas ketidak nyamanan selama menginap di hotel kami.


Salam hangat,
Kadek Merta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Spent 3 of my 6day honeymoon trip to Bali here. A bit far from the Ubud Palace/marketplace and even from the main road. But the villas, the comfort and the surroundings make up for it. Breakfast choices are limited but really good.
I pre-booked for the Romantic Dinner, though pricey, the food and the ambience was totally worth it. The chef personally attended to us and ensured everything was as its best.
We used the Hotel cabs for our day trips. The driver who came with us on the first day spoke better English and was very helpful.

The room was decorated tastefully. The huge TV on the living room was good. The thing that killed everything else is the view onto the river near by. I was actually a bit surprised there weren't much insects around causing any inconvenience. One small inconvenience was the lack of enough charging points.

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Thanashyam,

One more time, let me congratulate you for your honeymoon.

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you experienced nice moments like the Romantic Dinner and could enjoy our shuttle service to Ubud. I will ensure that the staff know about it.
Thank you for your feedback regarding the lack of charging points, this will definitively help us to improve our service. We will provide some at the lobby and our butlers will be ready to assist our guest’s needs.

Thank you for your wonderful review.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back during your next visit.

Sincerely,

Kadek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

My frind and I stayed at Kupu Kupu Barong from Mar.1 to Mar.3. We love EVERYTING at Kupu Kupu. Villa No.2 is amazing, it has privacy, great view and it is close to lobby area. The room is not big or grand, but it is very comfortable and lovely. The building is bali style, the traditional decoration and modern equipment makes it perfect. Love the bed, sofa bad, bath tub and flat TV.

Since it is in forest, we had concerns about the insects. And we did find many big ants on the balcony, but the room is clean. The staffs did the room twice a day. When we had dinner, they came to close all windows, drew the curtains and lighted the mosquito dispeller.

The staffs are very nice and friendly. One day we went back the villa and found a chain of keys is left on our door, fortunately people pass by cannot see it. I hope the staffs to be more careful. Besides this, the service is excellent.

The food is a surprise. I did not have high expectation for restaurant in hotel. But it turns out pretty good. Everything tasted fresh and good, and price is reasonable.

We enjoyed a free spa, which is great. We both thought it is better than Banjar. Wifi worked well. Free shuttle bus to Ubud center every hour till 5PM, and the driver provided good suggestion.

What a wonderful place! I will come back!

Room Tip: Villa 2 is great, but not for swim. Villa 4 have a big pool, but not very private, good choice for f...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Janee5012,

Thank you so much for your very nice review.

It is always such a pleasure to know when one of our Guests really liked and enjoy your stay at Kupu Kupu Barong.

Regarding your keys incident, this seems to look like an exceptional absent-mindedness, but I will ensure that this mistake does not happen again.
We never stop to focus on our services' improvements and I would like to thank you for giving us the chance to benefit from your feedback.
We are happy to know that you enjoyed our food at La View Restaurant and your massage at our Mango Tree Spa by l'Occitane.

We hope to see you again during your next visit to Bali.

Sincerely,

Kadek
Resort Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Kupu Kupu Barong truly exceeded our expectations of a romantic holiday! The staff was very courteous and helpful. Our villa was so amazing, we didn't want to go out at all! We stayed there for two nights in the beginning of March.. which is supposedly off-season! But we saw all honeymoon couples around us. The buffet breakfast was amazing... and so was evening tea/snacks!
There's a free shuttle that takes you to the Ubud market and back.. so its very convenient.
We earlier had apprehensions about choosing this resort but Kupu Kupu Barong hospitality extended even before we landed in Bali. The manager put all our apprehensions to rest and offered us the room we had asked for in the mail.
I'll look forward to visiting them again since they gave me my perfect honeymoon! I wish I had stayed for some more time...
If you're a couple who prefer each other's company over mad crowds and crazy night life, this is the place to be! It's worth staying at least a couple of days here at Kupu Barong Ubud.

Room Tip: Villa no. 38 was so worth it! very private and secluded.. amazing river view.. private infinity pool...
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Coastaway,

Thank you so much for your review. One more time, I would like to congratulate you for your honeymoon.
I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Kupu Kupu Barong and that our service met your expectations ; I will make sure the staff know about it. Knowing that our Guests experienced amazing moments at the Hotel always gives us lots of happiness.

We would be very happy to welcome you again and are looking forward to hearing from you soon !


Sincerely,

Kadek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wow. I have to say that. We went there for our honeymoon. We have research hotels in Bali for abput a year until we chose this hotel for the seclusion and value. The hotel was about 25 years but it was perfect for honeymoon. We stayed at Ayung River Villa I forgot the number but it was the second nearest Ayung River Villa from the lobby (don't choose the first one because from the stairway I can see glimpse of the private pool also don't choose the too far villa because even me was tired from going up and down to the lobby area). We don't know about the hotel room or the duplex villa or the most expensive villa near the river (really far to walk in my opinion) but after seeing the rooms in the website I don't regret our choice of Ayung river villa. Anyhow we had our romantic dinner on the 1st night. It was worth it though the drinks were not included in the package deal. It was really romantic and no mosquitos around so I never use the insect spray but be careful of the afternoon tea area,I suspected there were bugs there because the pillows looked old and I felt stings and later I had bug bites on my leg. The afternoon delight was also free but the place was hot. The spa was exquisite. We chose treatment in the spa area and not on the mango tree because of the heat (reserve the spa asap because we got ourself at 5 and it was good but I cannot imagine having spa at 3-as they previously offered us--the heat) The whirlpool spa was surrounded by fish pond,what a treat for the eyes and ears,one of the best surrounding ever for a spa. We gave a big tip to the two ladies (big in our standard though maybe not theirs) because we really had good spa. I will definitely go back to try another spa package (because they told us next time we stayed there they might give us free spa, just the possibility make me happy. We didn't have to rent a car in Ubud because they have shuttle and nearby the meeting point there was the museum of art. Nearby the hotel there was this great great nasi bali kadewatan. Wow, we even ate to portions each. The best bali rice ever. And it was within walking distance. Cheap also

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KKB_Management, Manager at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Chickeatout,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments with the other travelers.
I am glad to hear that you spent a very pleasant stay with us.
As you mentioned, it is true that the villas offering the best view on the Ayung Valley are down because more you go down, better the scene offers you to see the Ayung River and the rice fields. Despite this fact, our hotel service provides a buggy service (small electric car), that can come to pick you up / drop off on request to your villa, especially for those that are located a little bit more down.
I am very happy to read that you loved your massage at our spa by l'Occitane, which is one of the best of Bali. We wait for your next visit and I would like to congratulate you again for your honeymoon.

Sincerely,

Kadek
Resort Manager
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Address: Jalan Raya Kedewatan, P.O. Box 7, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Ubud
#30 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#31 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#35 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Tree Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 34
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