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Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa
Ranked #65 of 198 Hotels in Ubud
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40 reviews
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“A visual feast”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

There is so much to look at it is hard to take it all in. The hotel is built on the side of a gorge leading down to a river. Every square inch is carved with monkeys, frogs, weird faces, critters of all kinds. There are many temples dotted throughout the property.

The food was decent both at the breakfast buffet and regular dining.
Internet is spotty.
No TV in the rooms, but you won't miss it.
Location is 10 minute walk to Ubud center, and there is a shuttle every hour
Staff are friendly
Rooms are dated but clean

If you want similar, but with more amenities, just up the hill at the very next hotel is their sister property.

Room Tip: If you need a bit more space, ask for the Walter Spies bungalow. It has two floors and is the origin...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

After reading some great reviews here on trip advisor we were very disappointed with Tjampuhan. The hotel is situated in the rainforest overlooking a running river but the hotel is still a 1km walk out of town and the shuttle service doesn't even take you halfway. The staff are disinterested and slack. The breakfast was a 3 star continental at best. We also both got bali belly from drinking the table water! The saving grace was the pool and spa (even though you had to pay USD$6 to get into the spa), we particularly liked the hot cold baths. Stay here for the charm but don't expect much more.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Revisited for 5 nights late October. Yes, its looking a little tired but still enjoyable! Loved the spring fed pool - so refreshing to come back to after a hot humid day around Ubud city. Meals were tasty, breakfasts yummy and no gastro! Grounds are best described as a lush haven, far from the madding crowd. Shuttle program running throughout the day if your knees could'nt take anymore! The short walk into town (timed at 15 minutes) was pleasurable. Staff friendly, plenty of native wildlife to sit and ponder, without the fear of a monkey pinching your omelette from your plate. Plenty of other guests on a revisit too. Rooms and bathrooms are spaciuos and clean. We also will return for another stay. Hoping to stay in the Walter Spiers house to soak up a piece of historical flavour. Roll on 2013.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

While travelling in Bali I stayed in Ubud for four weeks, I stayed at Tjampuha after I decided to leave Ubud Sari, which the ambiance was not was I was looking for. As soon as I arrived at Tjampuha I felt alive again! I had chosen this place after careful review of tripadvisor. There is so many nice place to stay in Ubud it is not easy to make a decision. The price was right, and the place is so magical. You must go down to see the sculpted caves, at the spa, I cant find the word to describe it. The spa treatment given by the river are wonderful. The entire resort is built on a ravine, everything is stunning but not for people with mobility problem, you go up and down many stairs in one day, but great to keep you fit. I wish I could live there!

Room Tip: Not one room is the same, not all of them have A/C Bali can be a sauna, make sure you reserve a room...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We loved our stay at Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa, built in 1928 and set in a simply stunning garden that drops into a beautiful river valley. The rooms are very nice, with incredible views, the included smorgasbord breakfast is awesome and the staff are all very friendly and helpful.
The bathrooms, however are in clear need of a revamp.

Tip, hire a scooter from over the road and (carefully) explore the surrounding countryside. Other highlights are Cafe Clear, Queens Tandoor , a little warung 2 kms up the hill with a beautiful front garden & the best chilli tempeh in the world, and the drive out to the elephant safari park on scooters... Namaste...

Room Tip: Book online for half the price of a walk up booking & the Spa prices are exorbitant (go over the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2012

last stayed here 10 years ago and not much has changed. I came back with my husband and kids and expected to stay in a similar room as requested with a large balcony. Perhaps for logistic purposes, this was not to be the case and we were positioned in Pura, comfortable enough rooms but small balconies. The pool is ever magical and welcome relief after a hot day walking around
Gripe: everywhere we went we were approached by staff to do something on the side ( a trip or visit or walk elsewhere) and not to tell hotel reception and when we refused, the mood became a bit threatening/ ugly.
also on leaving, suddenly everyone is your friend until you walk past them and do not tip them, including the security guys! I would suggest a prominent central tip box so that guests do not feel harassed.
That aside, the hotel is still a hidden gem and the rooms are quiet and comfortable ( bed is a bit hard though but bathrooms clean and adequate) and the breakfast good. The location is wonderful, just off the beaten track and within easy walking distance of main Ubud and the shops.
Some great eateries just outside the hotel too.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa
Address: Jl. Raya Tjampuhan, 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 Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#56 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 67
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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