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“Perfect introduction to Bali” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Purist Villas and Spa

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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #14 of 169 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect introduction to Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We loved our stay at The Purist. River villa 1 is perfect - its outdoor living area and indoor/outdoor bathroom were incredible. The bed linen was fabulous and the laundry service first class. The attentive butler service was great, nothing was too much trouble. Breakfasts were incredible - fresh and delivered at the exact time specified. A couple of niggles were that dinner (our second there) took more than 2 hours to arrive - even on 'Bali time' (as referred to locally) that was unexpected; and the building works started by 8am so wiped out our chance of a planned lie in or afternoon relaxation by the incredible pool. We hired a local driver, called Made, through the Purist who was knowledgeable, courteous and prompt and planned our tours to meet our needs. He also told hilarious stories of his family - ask for him by name if in Ubud! All in all, a fabulous trip - we would highly recommend the Purist!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Munich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

the purist is a little paradise in ubud. extremely nice villas, tastefully decorated, beautiful pool(s), friendly and very professional service!!! every little detail is thought through in the villas! highly recommended!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Roatan, Honduras
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

We loved our stay in Ubud but the nights at The Purist were our best. Very tranquil and great service from everyone. Love the river room with the amazing bath and space. Great food (we had breakfast in the room every day). The spa was also top notch we had a lovely couples massage.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Marrakech, Morocco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I write to thank you and, if I may, through you, to thank all the staff and personnel at " the Purist Villa and Spa " for your superb hospitality and service during my stay in Ubud. This was my first visit to Indonesia , and so I'd like to say a special thank you for being such an outstanding ambassador for your City and Country!

All the Staff was just awesome and outstandingly helpful and I can't praise everyone enough.

the weather was good and I was able to spend quality thinking time walking to and from Kutuh Kaja.

By writing this review i was asking myself if i had any constructive criticisms to make about the Purist Villa and Spa. I was glowing and not the one to ask. I have been racking my brains to find something positive to contribute in this respect. But, so far, I have not come up with anything other than praise and thanks. My only advice is: just keep doing what you do and i'm sure that you will.

I hope to return to Bali again, but, alas, probably not until next year.



Please tell everyone you have a number-one fan over here in Marrakech. I've been telling everyone about the Purist Villa and Spa !

That very special atmosphere you all promote so gently, and so naturally, was much appreciated and makes all the difference and feeling really home .

Thank you. Thank everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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9 Thank HichamTedeuhh1
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

My husband and I have just stayed at The Purist for the second time in 2 years - we loved it so much the first time that we just had to come back. We stayed in the Timor suite - spacious, peaceful, private. The butler service is a real treat, and the staff are just so lovely. The food is great, and they have a nice little spa on site, so if you don't feel like heading into town and just want to chill out for a while it's all there on call for you. Totally recommend it.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank Carol S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

On our honeymoon we wanted something special and we got it!!
We stayed in the jungle villa and it was fantastic, a huge bath, bed, living space, outside deck and living area where we ate breakfast every day & a couple of meals there too
Breakfast cooked fresh & superb on time for exactly when we ordered it
Dinner was as good as anywhere in ubud & well priced
Service from all the butlers was lovely & personal
The pool was picturesque & relaxing
The tour with Wayan organised by Purist was really good although you do have to pay for lunch & entry to all of the temples and attractions about 15,000 Rp per person per attraction - take plenty of money
Only negatives were about a 20min walk from ubud although they offer a free shuttle service @10am & 5pm and they will also pick you up at anytime & that cost can be added to your bill
Would recommend it to anyone staying in Ubud
Thanks everyone at purist for starting our honeymoon on a fantastic note!!!!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Munich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is not just a hotel. It is different. You will know and feel it when you are there. The Villas you will stay in will let you feel like living in a paradise :) We have been in River Villa1 and we wished we could take it with us. We also wished to take their cook with us. Unexpected amazing local food!
The Spa - 5 Stars!
The people serving you - all stars!
This place is a must have :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 Thank lexxus77
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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:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#12 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#14 Spa 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):
Welcome to The Purist Villas and Spa, a PURE HAVEN of relaxation near the heart of Bali’s spiritual and artistic homeland. The Purist Villas & Spa is a hip designer’s hideaway nestled just behind a rustic Balinese village, where you can still see all aspects of traditional rural life, including daily offerings, traditional dances and music. Comprised of seventeen uniquely styled and tastefully appointed villas, this enchanting property at The Purist offers privacy, design-led luxury and a deep sense of tranquility set in breathtaking, natural surroundings. Manifesting a true feeling of the Magical Island Of The Gods. Each villa is an oasis of calm, created using natural materials and all have living spaces which open directly to the outdoors, overlooking the lush tropical Jungle. HOMAGE TO THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO The JOG-LO house, The LIMASAN Residence and The TIMOR Residence, are a combination of three villas reflecting an ancient Indonesian architecture, fully renovated and modernized with high-grade facilities. All beautifully reassembled with modern convenience in mind, they are all ideally suited to accommodate extended families or groups of friends, and perfect for special events like weddings. The Purist Villas & Spa embody the ancient Hindu beliefs of balance, harmony and purity of spirit; to this, we add a deep respect for the natural environment. Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes have worked closely with architect Joost van Grieken to create a truly spectacular experience, a tasteful, beautiful resort designed in harmony with its landscape - the fragrant, lush hills of Bali’s magical Ubud region. We use an eclectic palette of materials, including recycled wood, authentic Indonesian artifacts, natural lava and lime stone and green river stones. Our wish is to connect our guests with Bali’s many spiritual and artistic traditions. That’s why we’ve furnished The Purist with only the most beautiful and authentic artifacts which we’ve slowly accumulated on our travels among the various Indonesian islands. In the peaceful Purist environment, we honor the slow food philosophy – it comes to you freshly organic, fair and delicious in harmony with the environment and seasons. That said, we cater to all dietary requirements and understand that culinary pleasure is an essential part of your stay. For that reason in particular, we select our chefs from among Bali’s finest and offer both Indonesian and International dining options. Complete with a unique Asian flare, traditional Balinese spices mixed with international delicacies. The Purist Spa offers a range of blissful Ayurvedic treatments and Sensatia products; Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of healing and well~being, focusing on re-balancing energy. With training that includes meditation and yoga, our therapists are deeply attuned to the practice of working with energy, and have mastered the art of mindful touch. The term ‘thank you’ in 'Bahasa Indonesia' implies both ‘giving’ and ‘receiving’ – our therapists are skilled at giving all they have, while inviting you to take all you need. You simply say ‘Terima Kasih’ – thank you. Still the mind and become fully present to the beauty around you by taking a yoga session or two. Our yoga teachers have trained abroad in some of the world’s finest yoga schools and can be booked for private sessions, in small intimate groups of four. You’ll find yoga mats in your room, simply let us know what style of yoga you prefer – if you have a preference - and we will ensure to bring the right teacher to your door. Complimentary shuttles to Ubud center are scheduled daily for guests. The airport is around 90 minutes away by road depending on the traffic situation. With The Purist, Yvonne and Alberto succeeded in creating yet another home away from home, which has become their trademark signature. The Purist offers only seven private villas, making it the smallest boutique hotel in Bali. In this way, we can meet any of your personal and specific needs. The Purist: sophisticated hospitality stripped to the essence ... more   less 
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