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Bali Spirit Hotel and Spa
Ranked #88 of 196 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Perth Western Australia
Level 5 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Sensational Spirit”
Reviewed May 19, 2008

We have recently returned from the Bali Spirit & loved it! Travelling with two families (4 adults & 5 children aged between 7 & 13 ) we arrived to a smiling welcome, cold drink & fresh towels. The first room we were given was not suitable (balustrading on balcony not safe for young children) so we were quickly allocated another room. As previously rated there are many stairs - very difficult for young children or the elderly.

I cannot even describe how great the staff are - always friendly & smiling & happy to accomodate any requests. They also love to hang around & have a chat - the Spirit definately operates on "Bali Time"!

Breakfast is very nice and we also ate lunch a few times - also very good. Also did the cooking class including market tour which was excellent. Pool & pool bar are great - have a laugh at the locals all coming down to the river for a bath at around 5pm. Massage was wonderful - very relaxing!

The complimentary shuttle bus will take you into town at set times or you can hire it any other time for $10US for the whole bus ! ( 8 seater ). We ate at some fantastic restaurants including Casa Luna & Nomads ( also the place next to Nomads - can't remember the name ) and if you visit Ubud you will realise you are very spoilt for food up there!

This tiny hotel set in the jungle on the cliff overlooking the river truly encompasses the "Spirit" of Bali & it's people - dont miss out !

P.S. Anyone travelling to Bali regardless of where you stay - please take any old clothes, toys, books, school supplies with you & donate them ( there are many orphanages - google Bali Orphanages or contact me for details ) to these wonderful people who could really use a little of our help.

Cheers Roz

  • Liked — wonderful staff & atmosphere
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2008

We (family of three) stayed in River Villa. We loved the place. The pool was superb, perfect for a quick dip mid afternoon dip before getting ready to head into town again. My seven year old loved drinking lemonade at the pool bar (whilst sitting in the pool, sooo cool) Regular Free of Charge shuttle into Ubud (5 minute drive) but less than 5000 ind rupiah (30p) each at other times.

Villa on two floors - downstairs consisted of kitchen area with double sink, fridge and kettle (tea and coffee sachets), twin bedroom which is curtained off from the lounge/kit area, outside bathroom (with bath, very good overbath shower, loo and sink and rack to dry swimsuits on (plenty of plants and wildlife as well!), lounge/hall area with small table and two chairs plus a balcony with small table and two chairs. Upstairs is just a double bedroom (four poster with mostiquo net) - note: no mostiquo nets downstairs, but our daughter immune to them so unsure if they were a problem.

Property built on hill, so everyone feels very secluded. Breakfast was a difficult choice - everything but the cereal was very very good. Choice of noodles or rice or full cooked or cereal all served with fruit/fruit juice + tea/coffee - milk not like English milk - but we stuck to the excellent juices instead.

Bring US$ to pay the bill as the exchange rate to Ind Rp awful - GB£ even worse. Still very cheap.

Do not come here with wild run about toddler, as many stairs and no handrails and sheer drops.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Mostiquo net grubby
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2008

We stayed in this hotel with our toddler and were a little disappointed. The hotel is not what it seems from the web-site. The scenery is nice and the surrounding jungle is beautiful. But Ubud is quite a distance away. Pool and Spa close very early so there was not much to do for us when our toddler was asleep in the evening. The staff seems a little annoyed by the guests. The rooms are fairly dark.
It might be a good place for singles and young couples without children who want to enjoy some quiet.
But with children I wouldnt go there. The walkways and paths are much to steep and not any good for play.

  • Liked — The nature around it
  • Disliked — early closure of pool and spa
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 18, 2008

We selected the Bali Spirit for our first visit to Bali based on reviews in professional guidebooks, balancing an authentic experience with a reasonable price. The Bali Spirit fit the bill, with a beautiful and atmospheric location and very comfortable accomodations.

Although the hotel is a ways out of town, that is actually an advantage. The jungle is thick and the hotel located on a river gorge. We were in Room 107, the closest to the river, an ideal location. The views through the windows of the two-level villa were wonderful, with local residents often washing clothes and bathing in the river. We were surprised to find a TV and DVD player, since we had read otherwise. The outside bathroom is a nice touch. Our two teenagers were quite happy there and slept like logs. Our only complaints about the villa are that it did not have the most comfortable lounge chairs nor adequate lighting for reading.

The pool is very nice, and the restaurant good enough. A driver was always available to take us into town as needed, and, as was the case everywhere else in Bali, the staff were very kind and thoughtful.

  • Liked — Setting
  • Disliked — Furnishings in villa
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Bali Spirit Hotel and Spa
Address: Jl. Raya Nyuh Kuning, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#47 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#74 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bali Spirit Hotel and Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A tranquil place to return to at day's end, where traditional Balinese architecture, rich in natural materials, in enhanced by the luxurious appointments and services expected of a fine hotel. 30 Private suites and villas, all with views, air-conditioning, fan, hot water garden showers, cotton sheets and towels, breezy terraces, and discreet service. Restaurant, bar, reception pavilions, massage and spa treatments, cultural programs and more. Now there is a unique facility in Bali to nurture the Self-a place to restore both body and soul. Bali Spirit Hotel and Spa brings together the traditional healing arts and ritual life of Bali in a serene, intimate setting of total comfort and top quality design. We are in close walking distance of Ubud-the island's cultural hub. Overlooking whitewater river and off-the-beaten-path, Bali Spirit feels more like a private estate than a hotel. Natural springs flow into a large swimming pool. And the Bali Spirit Spa provides a complete program of body massages, beauty treatments, and healing tools from traditional Balinese healers & Western practices. Come, feel the gentle touch of Bali Spirit. ... more   less 
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