I've stayed in hotels and resorts and hotels throughout the world, and this is one of the finest properties I've ever visited.
The location is spectacularly beautiful, surrounded by rice paddies. The sunset views from the restaurant drew us there every day for the (included) cocktail hour.
Unlike some "international" resort, you get a real sense of place, knowing always that you're in Bali, because of the setting, the many superb examples of Indonesian art, and the kind and always comfortable atmosphere.
Our butler, Dias, was unfailingly helpful and cooperative. The rice paddy tour he led us on was a highlight.
The restaurant was beautiful, and the food, both Indonesian and Western, unfailingly delicious.
On hearing that Dean, the chef, was from Singapore, I asked if he could make my favorite Singaporean noodle dish that wasn't on the menu, char kway teow. No problem, he just had to get the ingredients--end result delicious.
The pool was large, warm, perfect for laps. There were never more than 4 people, including the two of us, at poolside.
When I expressed interest in going on a more distant rice paddy walk in central Bali, the staff arranged for a driver who took us where we wanted at a reasonable cost.
When we went to go shopping in Ubud, we were given a pre-programmed cell phone to call for the driver when we were finished.
If you're going anywhere near Ubud, I highly recommend that you stay here.
- 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