We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fell in love with our first trip to Bali”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Tanah Merah Art Resort
Ranked #87 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
“Fell in love with our first trip to Bali”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Traveled in a group of 6 to Ubud in May 2014. It was our first time to Bali and we picked Tanah Merah as our hotel in Ubud based on the reviews we read on Tripadvisor. The actual place looked even better in person than on pictures. We had Bali Villa 1 (both rooms) and Bali Villa 2 and the rooms were super clean, beds were comfortable and the view spectacular, overlooking the jungle and could hear the river from the rooms. Each villa came with its own private patio, It was a great escape for all of us who are used to be living in large cities like Boston, NYC or Seattle. The Bali Villas are just steps away from the reception so not many stairs to walk, easily accessible for elderlies but I would recommend Bali Villa 2 over Bali Villa 1 for those who need to go to bathroom frequently during the night or poor vision - bathroom for Bali Villa 2 is directly accessible from the room whereas bathroom for Bali Villa 2 is located as a stand alone unit and shared between Bali Villa 1 room 1 located on the same level of the bathroom and room 2 which is a stand alone room with a outdoor staircase (must climb down the staircase to go to toilet). The traditional Balinese bathrooms were each super cutely decorated with flowers and stone carvings. Water flow from shower was a little bit weak most likely due to the piping system. Breakfast was included and choices were decent and it could be delivered to the room if desired. The brave ones can also walk down the staircases close to the restaurant where you have breakfast (there 2 restaurants) to the river but make sure to wear proper shoes and beware of uneven steps - with some luck you may see wild monkeys. Staff was super friendly and always smiley. Our only regrets - only stayed for 3 nights and did not have a chance to enjoy the beautiful swimming pools and also explore the Museum and Private Collection (need about 2 hrs for the special tour). Also if you get to talk to Herman, the owner of the place, he has traveled around and has many stories to share. Hopefully we get to travel back to Bali again in the near future! This was by far the best hotel experience I've ever had in my entire life!

Room Tip: Choose Bali Villas for the views and traditional look but recommend Bali Villa 2 for the elderly peo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ella C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

351 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    233
    85
    17
    6
    10
See reviews for
61
191
21
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (71)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2014

The stay at Tanah Merah resort was the highlight of our stay in ubud.
Excellent location on the banks of a river amidst. mountains(you can go down and swim in the river if you want) one would wake up with the calls of birds in the morning and sleep listening to enchanting music from the nearby temple. The resort is 10min drive(most of which is through rice fields) from the city centre put being away from the noise works in the favor of resort.
The staff is very cordial, excellent in their communication and their services are of high quality.
The rooms are beautiful and are tastefully done.
The only problem we had was the signal strength of wifi connection. This aside, We would love to stay here again.

Tip: They serve breakfast to your room and so you can enjoy your meal soaking up the beautiful view from your patio. Do take advantage of that:)

Room Tip: cottage villas near the swimming pool even though they are little smaller.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank richtravellor
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having lived and worked in Bali off and on the last 10 years I've seen the island through many changes and transformations. This last trip however was pure holiday. I met the owner Peter about 7 years ago at his shop in Ubud. He graciously invited me to his property for a tour. I always remembered Tanah Merah, and was the first and only place we booked for this latest trip to Bali. My step father had never been to Indonesia, so I wanted to show him as authentic as possible a pure Balinese style experience. You get this at Peter's slice of paradise. But you also get a look into the incredible kaleidoscope of art and culture that makes Indonesia such a fascinatingly stimulating place for the senses. His art collection is nothing short of extraordinary (both museum and shop are a must see), and the art that is scattered about the hotel's grounds is unique and intriguing. The staff goes way out of their way to make you comfortable and relaxed. The Balinese are well known for their gentleness and hospitality. Our driver Made (he lives next door) was also very thorough and reliable and took us basically anywhere we needed to go to. This is important to have a good driver in Bali who knows his way around the island. The morning staff at breakfast were just delightful and very professional. The grounds are just beautiful and the views to die for. I still love Bali, but the Kuta and neighboring beach areas have been over built and as consequence are extremely crowded and traffic now rivals Jakarta. So if you are a first timer to the "island of the gods" or going back for holiday, skip the Kuta areas and head straight away to Tanah Merah Resort & Gallery!

Room Tip: Th rooms are all a bit different; we stayed in the Timor Huts out back by the pool and edge of prope...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank BaliChris270
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights and it was very nice;

(+)
- Amazing View
- Free upgrade from cottage to Bintang Villa
- Breakfast was nice, really nice bread
- Nice big room
- Amazing pools
- Rooms cleaned and re arranged twice a day
- Could order breakfast to the room
- Towels and robes availible in room
- Free shuttle service on demand
- Friendly staff

(-)
- The airport pick up service is expensive, meet a local driver to take you back to the airport for atleast $10 cheaper
- Breakfast wasn't buffet, you had a choice of American, Contintal, and Indonesian.
- The resturaunt menu is all in US $ and is very expensive for Bali. All items only 10-20$ but once you add the 10% tax and service is ends up being fairly expensive compared to usual Bali prices
- The TV was too far away from the bed
- The staffs english wasnt great
- The dogs in the hotel smell and need a good clean and they need their nails cutting
- The massages are expensive, also in US $... $40 for a 1 hour massage... very expensive for Bali

We wanted to spend a weekend relaxing and not having to go anywhere but due to the hotels food and massages being so expensive we didnt get chance, we ended up going to the town a lot.

If you're looking for a cheap, relaxing holiday, I would look somewhere else, it is a very nice hotel with an amazing view but the menu and spa prices were a big downfall.

Room Tip: Bintang Villa 1 & 2 are both very nice. The other villas looks amazing. Definitely upgrade from...
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Lauren R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Beijing, China
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Four of us had a great time staying here. The view and swimming in the river were two of many highlights. The museum is quite stunning. I have lived in China for the last 6 years and was totally blown away by his collection. Check out the shields and bows in the bar too. The owner, Peter, has the most amazing story. All round highly recommended. Stay there...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank KitCrisp
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Noosa Heads
Level Contributor
727 reviews
253 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights and found that the biggest problem with the Tana Mera was that we just did not want to leave ! This meant we did less sightseeing that we should have. Never mind - we had a great time and the Tana Mera is a fantastic place to relax and recuperate from life on the road.

We stayed in both studio and villa accommodation and both are brilliant. The studio 6 did not have the view but the room was a work of art and very, very spacious. Bali Villa 3 had an amazing view and its deck was just the best place to sip a cocktail as the sun set over the jungle opposite. The bathroom in the villa was not the best but more than acceptable.

If you do come and stay here make sure you go to see the incredible antique collection, Simply breathtaking ! Take time to walk down to the river below as well.

Thank you Peter and your wonderful staff for the highlight (accommodation wise) of our trip through Asia.

Oh - and the breakfasts are fantastic !

A true gem !

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank James H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vancouver
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Timor cottage that was perfect. The pool(s) and staff here were fantastic. It's a beautiful property set away from the hustle of Ubud. They have a free shuttle that will take you to town anytime you want to go. The owner had lots of great advice on Ubud as well which was very helpful. We stayed 3 nights with our 6 month old and the staff were amazing with him. Breakfast was great but didn't eat lunch or dinner so can't comment. Loved this place...best pool in Bali.

Stayed May 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank mattyfarr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Ubud hotels
0.2 mi away
Suara Air Luxury Villa Ubud
3.7 mi away
Sankara Resort
Sankara Resort
#28 of 199 in Ubud
5.0 of 5 bubbles 694 reviews
4.3 mi away
Villa Semana
Villa Semana
#69 of 199 in Ubud
5.0 of 5 bubbles 712 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 mi away
Villa Sabandari
Villa Sabandari
#11 of 542 in Ubud
5.0 of 5 bubbles 383 reviews
2.0 mi away
Puri Sebali Resort
Puri Sebali Resort
#44 of 199 in Ubud
4.5 of 5 bubbles 446 reviews
5.6 mi away
Puri Gangga Resort
Puri Gangga Resort
#36 of 199 in Ubud
4.5 of 5 bubbles 529 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Tanah Merah Art Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tanah Merah Art Resort

Property: Tanah Merah Art Resort
Address: Jl. Melayang, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Location: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#36 Family Hotel in Ubud
#74 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Tanah Merah Art Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Tanah Merah Art resort is located only 4 km (4000 m) from the center of busy Ubud. The short scenic route from Ubud winds thru rice terraces with view of the big volcanoes until you arrive at the hotel with the only access in Ubud to the Petanu river in the jungle, where you can swim up to the waterfall. The 18 villas and rooms are decorated with art and antiques. The unique museum and gallery here take you thru 2000 years of Indonesian and Balinese history. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire, Agoda, Ctrip TA, Booking.com, Cheap Tickets, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Tanah Merah Art Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tanah Merah Resort & Gallery Hotel Ubud
Tanah Merah Resort And Gallery
Tanah Merah Hotel Gallery
Tanah Merah Art Resort Ubud, Bali

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing