A simple gate greeted us after more than an hour of ride from the airport. We opted for the OVA thus skipped the hassle of queuing at the customs & immigration and Visa which on hind side we could have just gone through with but we wanted to start our holiday on a smooth note.
Our butler, greeted us and led us to the lobby for the check in process.
Well manicured lawns next to Chedi owned Padi fields lined the pathway. We could see the compound dotted with villas along a gentle slope as we strolled up the picturesque scene to the lobby. Everything is well taken care of and maintained.
Our room was the Pool Villa, one of the 20 villas in this hotel. It had a pavilion for in villa dining, a small dip pool, a laze couch, pantry and huge bath tub. The bed was great but the TV is small... but who needs a TV in this place where relaxing by the pool, snoozing on the couch, walking in the padi fields, reading a book from the pavilion library or enjoying the food is the order or the day?
The One and only restaurant is nested between Chedi owned padi fields and was a sight to behold. If one wants to view pre-harvested Padi fields, it would be wise to check with the hotel prior as we arrived to harvested padi fields which is not as stunning. What still lingers in my mouth is the Babi(pig) Guling or roasted Pig which is served only on Sunday nights.A trip to Bali would not be complete without this feast. Breakfast is sumptuous, afternoon tea delightful and cocktails intoxicating, all part of the price paid for the hotel room. Mini fridge had drinks that is refreshed everyday and also complementary .
It rained 4 days out of the 5 were were in Bali so if you want to have rain free vacation, choose your stay appropriately. Service is impeccable and one example was that when our butler discovered that our son had an allergy, that information is passed swiftly to the restaurant who verified with us without being asked by us when we stopped there for dinner. Whatever you need, just ask the butler...
What may not be so well known about Chedi Bali is its Eco friendliness. They use organic ingredients when they can and from what I understand select Eco friendly Partners or suppliers.They recycle when they can and the rice served are all from their own padi fields.
All these and more.... for a price
- 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
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