Faultless. I never thought I would say that about a hotel, but you can see why it is rated the Ni1 hotel in Bali on Tripadvisor.
This is a small luxury hotel that defines the very best in service, ambience, food, relaxation and management. Led for the last year by Simon Spiller - definitely a GM to watch in the future - his charm and quiet authority are evident everywhere. No detail escapes his attention, yet the staff are clearly happy, beautifully trained and flourishing under his leadership. He told me there were improvements to be made, but I couldn't see where - at least from an experience perspective.
The service is superb - omin-present yet not invasive. With only 20 villas and a staff-to-villa ratio of 4:1 you know you are going to be pampered. Your arrival, your check-in, your vila/suite preparation is faultless. You are assigned a personal butler who looks after your every need - from escorting on walks around the local rice fields, to servicing the villa to bringing you room service. Nothing is too much trouble. And, critically, they have the perfect balance between attentiveness and familiarity.
The property is quite large, so there is a feeling of space and serenity.
Food under Chef Dean is a joy - his enlarging of the organic vegetable and edible flower garden is evident in the taste and beauty of his dished, He even smokes his own smoke salmon.
Really whether here for a night or a week (and after the first night you will wish it was a week) you will fall in love with the Chedi Club and the staff. Forget the Oberoi, the Bulgari or the Four Seasons, this is small Luxury hotel experience at its best.
Perfect for honeymooners, couples or singles. Less ideal for families as you'll feel guilty about spoiling the serenity!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, Ubud, rests within an exclusive private estate, comprises of 7 one bedroom suites, 9 one bedroom pool villas, 3 one bedroom spas and a two bedroom Hadiprana villa, leisurely spread throughout a substantial four hectares of beautiful garden, encompassed by an infinite vista of rice fields. All resort residents are entitled to a daily butler service and the Club benefits including welcome drink and cold towel upon arrival, daily newspaper and seasonal selection of fresh fruit in suite or villa, daily American breakfast in suite/villa or at The Restaurant, daily laundry service up to 6 pieces per person (dry cleaning not included, complimentary minibar with well-stocked alcoholic selection, refreshed once daily, complimentary afternoon tea from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in suite/villa or at The Bird Lounge or The Pool Pavilion or The Club Lounge, complimentary daily sunset cocktails from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in suite/villa or at The Bird Lounge or The Pool Pavilion or The Club Lounge, scheduled private car service to/from Ubud Centre, return airport transfers or inter transfer from/to The Legian for combination stay, free unlimited access to the health club, yoga studio and tennis court. Other facilities include a spa, 28m swimming pool and amphitheatre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chedi Hotel Ubud
- The Chedi Hotel
- The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali – a GHM Hotel