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“A beautiful slice of Heaven in Ubud”

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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #8 of 195 Hotels in Ubud
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Sydney
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“A beautiful slice of Heaven in Ubud”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

We stayed at the River Villa 2, and had the best time in Bali. The villas are beautifully designed, the interior is very nice. The open-air shower was the highlight of the villa. This boutique villas deserved the number 1 ranking for villas in ubud. We stayed at Komaneka Bisma villa last year, and this property blew it all away. Much better service, hospitality, facilities and overall experience here.

The pool was amazing, very peaceful and serene. The little Bale outside our room was another nice sanctuary. I took a nice bike-ride to the ricefields near the property early in the morning. And it was beautiful, a real authentic balinese experience.

Pak Sugeng was such a wonderful host, very courteous and helpful during our stay. Definetely the best property manager that I've known in Bali. His team; from the driver, the butlers and to the gardeners performed wonderfully and provides great service for us.

We would choose the jungle villa or the river villa 1 next time, they seems to have bigger space and more privacy.

Highly recommended, can't wait to return to the Purist.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

Perched in between the forest around Ubud and the rice fields, The Purist is secluded enough to offer incredible peace and tranquility but close enough to town to enjoy the nightlife, restaurants and attractions.

First and foremost, communication with the accommodation is excellent with fast responses to emails unlike many other properties. Upon arrival at the airport, we where greeted by the manager and a driver who whisked us to Ubud providing us with cold towels, water and flowers. Once at the hotel we where escorted directly to the villa; River Villa 1. Through the beautiful grounds and past the stunning pool we arrived at our villa with its own private terrace area as well as a balcony. Once in our room we found the huge comfortable bed in the middle of the room and then through the almost hidden door into the bathroom then through another door, the wonderful outdoor rain-shower and huge bathtub. Absolutely faultless, just perfect! We looked around at all the villas during the course of the week and all where stunning, probably River Villa 2 offers the least privacy though.

Breakfast was provided every morning delivered at a time to suit us and could be eaten privately in the villa terrace or anywhere else around the property really. We picked our selection from the menu tick sheet every evening for the next morning and where provided with the freshest of ingredients - a great way to start the day with french press coffee, pots of tea and beautiful fruit juices. We never ate dinner at the villas as we like to explore and go out in the evening but they had daily specials which needed to be pre-ordered so they could source the produce for the meals individually to ensure freshness.

Due to the size of the property, even when full, you almost always have the pool to yourselves with around 15 people maximum there at one time. The pool is a wonderful infinity type design looking in to the forest. I also tried the spa twice which was reasonably price and provide great treatments.

The hotel provide a complimentary return shuttle to the town centre of Ubud every evening or you can take a taxi for next to nothing. Staff where always on hand and service was always personalised, refined and professional. Staff took the time to get to know us and address us on an individual level by name which was a nice touch.

Due to the location you must expect to see bugs such as ants and suchlike but thats all part of the experience of being in Ubud.

Apart from this, there isn't must more to say except from come and experience it for yourself, it's just second to none.

Room Tip: Try the River Villa 1 for a stunning bathroom!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2011

Good staff, very nice interiors.. everything so good.. worth spending to stay at the Purist.
everyone so kind and friendly and lovely view every where.
Thanks a lot guys for kind service.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2011

I would recommend The Purist, Bali in a heartbeat. I've been to Bali before and stayed in mid-range places but this time I wanted to stay somewhere truly indulgent as a treat. The Purist came out top in my research and wow did it exceed all my expectations. I had an amazing week there and came out the other end utterly relaxed and refreshed (and dreading my longhaul flight to London!). It is an oasis of calm and tranquility. The villas and surroundings are beautiful (I haven't bothered to post my photos as they look the same as those on the website!) and the place oozes relaxation. There is no need to leave - the breakfasts are fabulous as are the rest of the meals, which are not only affordable but also fresh and delicious and the massages are first class. The staff come out on top though - from the moment I was picked up at the airport I was looked after. Everyone is so friendly and pre-empt your every need. You really feel like you're being treated and looked after but at the same time not waited on hand and foot. As for where I stayed, I was in the Timor Villa and then upgraded to the Garden Villa (what a treat!). Both villas are gorgeous and sit higher up in the villa complex (whereas the Jungle and River Villas are further down by the pool, river, jungle area etc). I didn't see inside the Jungle or River villas so difficult to make comparisons but of these similar priced villas I imagine the Timor Villa has the advantage with its deck overlooking the complex (which also has a lovely four-poster canopy daybed which has replaced the outside couch shown in the website photos). Don't hesitate booking here. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2011

Excellent staff, extremely kind and attentive. Building and Interior design out of natural materials with very selective art and with attention to details, very tasteful and exquisite. Quiet and private atmosphere. Breakfast fresh and delicious. We've been traveling around Indonesia for 4 weeks and The Purist and its staff was the best we experienced. We stayed there at the beginning of our trip and as we really liked it so much, we decided to finish our trip at the same wonderful place. It's like feeling home.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2011

Much love and care is reflected in the details at The Purist. Its design is remarkable and tasteful. Every single member of staff is very warm, friendly and pro-active, anticipating any needs you might have. They go above and beyond to ensure your comfort and to fulfill every request. Main meals are made to order therefore you need to order in advance because they fetch their ingredients locally to ensure serving the freshest food.

We stayed in the Jungle Villa which is situated right beside the gorgeous main infinity pool. Although the other villas were occupied, it felt as if the place was pretty much all ours. The atmosphere is very peaceful and secluded. Perfect for a romantic hideaway but equally great for the family, as we were a couple with an infant. Food, spa, transportation and babysitting costs were all very reasonable. On our last day there was quite a bit of noise from the construction next to our villa and they offered to move us to another but we didn't bother because it really wasn't that bad.

The only thing we noted was that it probably wasn't the best place for toddlers. Our baby could only crawl, which was fine, but we didn't think it was conducive to little feet exploring around the outside living/eating area of the villa. Nevertheless, we highly recommend The Purist to those who appreciate well-designed, tranquil, boutique accommodations.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2011

This was our first time in Bali, a lot of people had told us it was a wonderful place so we gave it a shot. We checked trip advisor and the Purist seemed the best place to go as a family of five (my husband and I and our three kids, 17, 14 and 11).
We were off to a great start when we arrived at the airport and we were warmly received by a 5 staff members, including the manager, who helped us with airport security and our luggage. We were then taken to the Villas in a spacious van with much needed air conditioning.
When we got to the hotel we were amazed by the design of the whole area, it just seemed to fit in perfectly with the nature that surrounded. Trust me when I say the real experience is a lot better than what you can find in pictures, and these already look great.
My husband and I stayed in the jungle villa, wonderful design right in the middle of the jungle. A couple things I loved about it where the small fish pond we had in our room and being right next to the big pool. Our kids where in the timor villa, which had wonderful views since it was more elevated and it was slightly bigger.
The service was outstanding, every single member of the staff was always willing to help and make our stay more comfortable, always with a smile in their face. They also took us to key places in Bali and served as great tour guides, not only driving us there but stopping to show us the great temples and rice fields around the area. Furthermore the manager and Alberto, the owner himself, where always around, kindly recommending places to go.
That’s the other thing about the Purist, the location is great. It was just a couple of minutes from the center of Ubud and its markets, surrounded by an exotic jungle, beautiful rice fields and impressive temples. You really felt like you were in the heart of Bali.
The hotel also had great food service, a relaxing spa and very nice pools, so that if you did not want to go out and visit Bali you could have a great relaxing time in the villas.
We all had a great time and by the end of out stay we did not want to leave. We look forward to going back to Bali and when we do we will most definitely be returning to the Purist =

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Property: The Purist Villas and Spa
Address: Jl. Tirta Tawar | Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud 80571, 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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#18 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Purist Villas and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located four minutes’ drive from Ubud centre, The Purist Villas is a design-inspired oasis of calm. A collection of seventeen unique and spacious luxury residences, villas, and suites, most with private swimming pools, complimented by an elevated wellness centre, poolside restaurant and lounge areas. Contemporary and Indonesian architecture has been thoughtfully combined, well-furnished, and styled with a large and valuable collection of fine textiles and Indonesian artefacts. Owner-designers Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes, together with architect Joost van Grieken have created a most spectacular villa resort, a beautiful estate, in harmony with the landscape of the lush valley of the Tawar river. Featuring an eclectic palette of materials, including recycled wood, lava & limestone, green river stones, and authentic artefacts from years of traveling the Indonesian archipelago. Balisimo restaurant, situated poolside in the peaceful Purist environment, honours the slow food philosophy. Fresh, organic produce prepared by an experienced team of Chefs results in a collection of healthy and delicious seasonal menus. The devoted and well-trained team of dedicated Butlers are intuitive to guests needs, establishing the Purist villas excellent reputation for superior, attentive service. The Purist Spa offers a range of blissful Ayurvedic treatments and uses high-end Sensatia products; Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of healing and wellbeing, focusing on re-balancing energy. The Purist's meditation and yoga therapists are finely attuned to the practice of working with energy, having mastered the art of mindful touch. The Purist Villas have brought a new benchmark of luxury boutique villa resort accommodation to Ubud and should not be missed. ... more   less 
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