Upon entering the lobby at Pita Maha – you are instantly impressed! It’s all open air with an amazing view of the valley. Pita Maha has an old charm and rustic feel while still feeling elegant. It was designed with the style of a Balinese village in mind. The grounds are beautiful. Almost everything is covered in moss. Old stone and wood work are everywhere. I’m sure there are other, more lavish hotels but the unique feel of Pita Maha cannot be replaced.
The villa was wonderful. It was very private and perfect for a honeymoon. We loved the outdoor shower and tub and our personal plunge pool. The room is not completely sealed (the doors are locked by padlocks – so there is a gap and they don’t completely close). Therefore we did find bugs – mosquitoes and ants mostly. This was not a problem for us, but I know some would be turned off. It all goes with the atmosphere of the place! And there was a mosquito net on the bed. We never used bug spray once and only got bitten a few times - it was always when we were in town at night.
The main pool was very nice with an amazing view of the valley. We only used it once, however - since we had our own private plunge pool.
The “American” breakfast was included in our rate and was very good. We were served a plate of fruit, given a selection of toast, Danishes, cakes etc., then served two eggs, with choice of meat and a small hash brown. We only ate dinner at the hotel once and it was delicious. It cost about $45.00. For the rest of our meals we went into the town of Ubud. The food was always good. We usually ate for around $30.00. We found a little hole in the wall for lunch one day and it cost $10 with a beer.
The service was wonderful. The staff were very friendly and always helpful. We found this hotel to be very quiet. Even breakfast in the restaurant was never busy – although it’s a small resort with only 24 villas. There are family villas as well for bigger groups and families.
There was a free shuttle every hour into the center of Ubud and to the monkey forest. Although, we got the feeling that if you asked, they would take you pretty much anywhere in the area. We also saw them take guests into town who had missed the shuttle – so they were very accommodating. The last shuttle pick up in Ubud was around 9:00 pm - which gave us plenty of time to have dinner.
There was a supermarket located very close to the hotel - approx. a 5 min. walk, which was convenient for purchasing wine & beer & any items you may have forgotten to pack.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Etched into the hillside that overlooks the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud, Pita Maha Resort & Spa encompasses 24 villas in a style reminiscent of an intimate Balinese village composed of private compounds. Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talents during the 1930’s, Pita Maha means ‘great shining’ and today this boutique resort is an icon that showcases local artistry and design elements. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pita Maha Hotel Ubud
- Pita Maha Resort And Spa Ubud, Bali