I should start out by saying I have been staying at this hotel for 30 years. I know the staff well and we are treated like 'pambly" as they would say.
I have read some of the reviews, particularly the bad ones and try to relate their experiences to mine. Firstly this is not a hotel for anyone who is handicapped in anyway. The steps are enormous and impossible to navigate if you are not reasonably fit paticularly if you are put in one of the lower rooms near the river, We request Arie Smith 4,5,or 6. These room have aircon ( not that we ever use it ) a safe if you feel insecure and wonderful bathrooms.There is no TV but who wants one ? Its all in Indonesian anyway. The patio off the room is large and overlooks the valley and its only a short walk to the dinning room. The breakfast is more than adequate with all the usual food stuffs available.Having read some of the more critical comments Im not sure what people want for breakfast. They have cerial, omlettes, sausages, coissants, fresh fruit, tea, coffee etc.. Sure sometimes at peak periods you have to wait for a table or they have run out of something for a short time but this is Bali and time is not of the essence.
The shuttle runs into Ubud on the hour and back again at 10 past the hour but we walk in and get a taxi back for $2.00.
This is a grand old dame of a hotel and whilst there are smarter, more modern hotels in the area none will match the ambiance, peace and tranquillity of Tjampuhan. This is the REAL Bali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The classic Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa, built where two sacred rivers meet, has been legendary since 1928. As the first hotel in the artist colony of Ubud, this royal guest house graciously hosted celebrities and foreign painters such as Walter Spies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tjampuhan Ubud
- Hotel Tjampuhan And Spa
- Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa Ubud, Bali