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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #10 of 198 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Home Away From Home”
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We have just returned from an incredibly relaxing week at the Purist in Ubud. If you are looking for a quiet home-away-from-home with excellent service in very pretty surroundings, this is the place to choose. We stayed at the Garden villa which is bright and nicely decorated and which has the largest private pool. The bed in the villa is excellent, the shower sexy, the sunbeds outside are large and the dining area next to the pool is superb.
The service provided by the Purist is very friendly and not intrusive, which means that they respect your privacy when you do not require their services. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be served in the comforts of the villa, or in the central lounge area. We chose to stay at our villa for most of the time, as all services are just a phone call away. As it should, all staff are very helpful and interested in your well-being.
We also had the opportunity to use the spa facilities. The spa is located in a separate villa and offers different kinds of treatments. We were very pleased with the level of professionalism in the treatments, but be sure to double-check your bookings, as we experienced some (minor) problems here.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Amazing hotel in Ubud. The villas are amazing. We stayed in the river view villa and had a private cabana where they served breakfast just by the pool. The villas are all unique and decorated with so much taste. Food is excellent
Staff is amazing and always available. Special thanks to Oktri.
A little expensive for Ubud but it is definitely worth it especially for a couple.
Note: the hotel is not in the very center of Ubud, need to take a car (5 minutes)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Celia B
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

I contemplated several properties for our 4 days in Ubud and read Tripadvisor for hours. There was something about the Purist's reviews that convinced me it was the one and I am so glad I went with my gut! I cannot believe this is not the #1 rated hotel, but with only 7 villas perhaps I should be glad it's not - because maybe I wouldn't have been able to secure a reservation!

This is a true superior and gorgeous hotel with top notch customer service. We could not want for anything and the villa we stayed in was absolutely stunning.

We stayed in River 1 which is one of the villas without a private pool but it's about 10 steps from the central pool so it feels like it's yours -- and we only ever had max 4 other people with us at the pool but usually less than that. The villa has a fantastic HUGE outdoor living room in addition to the bedroom w/ AC. The bathroom is half in/half out and the covered but outdoor shower was a dream to use.

The property isn't big, but every villa is tucked away and feels private. There is a lovely common space where you can dine but you can also dine poolside or at your very own dining table in your villa.

The staff really rounds out why this place is 5 stars. I can't commend them enough. Anything you want/need and they will be there to work it out. But beyond that, they were all just so lovely and gracious and it was a pleasure to get to know them.

It's true that this place is about a 7 minute drive out of Ubud, so a taxi (or bike) is required to get to restaurants/sites. They do offer 3 free shuttles, but a taxi is only $5 US if you want to go at alternate times. I don't think it's a negative at all to not be within walking distance to Ubud. The taxis were always easy to get.

The Purist is the only choice in Ubud! You will not regret it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank TravelLoverNYC
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Beijing
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2013

We booked a little villa with my family. The hotel is located in Ubud but you feel like being in the middle of the jungle. Design, decoration, comfort, food, bar, pool, spa, service... everything is really nice. This is a 20 mn walk to Ubud center but they have a driver and they also have complimentary bikes that we used to ride in the middle of rice plantations very close to the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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4 Thank Gihef
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

We have spent 4 nights here as part of our honeymoon and it was been an amazing stay, the staff here are so friendly and the villa is gorgeous. You can walk in to Ubud from here and you are amongst all the local villages and rice paddie fields, breathtaking. You are so well looked after here, you feel like royality its just been a perfect experience for us. After staying in 2 private villas now that is the way I would always travel here now its the privacy but also being so close to the town centre. We had dinner and lunch here and both were oustanding. We both highly recommend this place to anyone. Also had a facial here which was lovely. There is a gym 100m up the road if you want to use it.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

I went wid my wife for my honeymoon. It was truely the best experience we had. Everything was just perfect. The place. The private pool. The service. Ambience. Excellent staff...very humble n personalised. Would recommend everyone to stay there once atleast.

  • Stayed February 2013
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4 Thank Coolbuddy872
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2013

The Purist was the perfect retreat! The villas are gorgeous and the private pools are so romantic and lovely. I loved all the attention to detail in both the style and service. One of the best in-room dining experiences I have ever had - you place your order earlier in the day to allow time for staff to go to the market and buy the food fresh - then the chef prepares the meal, and they set up everything for the best al fresco dining in your villa. Truly amazing! The spa was also really great! Staff were professional and friendly. Lovely holiday!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank julucid
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Property: The Purist Villas and Spa
Address: Jl. Tirta Tawar | Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#18 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Purist Villas and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located four minutes’ drive from Ubud centre, The Purist Villas is a design-inspired oasis of calm. A collection of seventeen unique and spacious luxury residences, villas, and suites, most with private swimming pools, complimented by an elevated wellness centre, poolside restaurant and lounge areas. Contemporary and Indonesian architecture has been thoughtfully combined, well-furnished, and styled with a large and valuable collection of fine textiles and Indonesian artefacts. Owner-designers Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes, together with architect Joost van Grieken have created a most spectacular villa resort, a beautiful estate, in harmony with the landscape of the lush valley of the Tawar river. Featuring an eclectic palette of materials, including recycled wood, lava & limestone, green river stones, and authentic artefacts from years of traveling the Indonesian archipelago. Balisimo restaurant, situated poolside in the peaceful Purist environment, honours the slow food philosophy. Fresh, organic produce prepared by an experienced team of Chefs results in a collection of healthy and delicious seasonal menus. The devoted and well-trained team of dedicated Butlers are intuitive to guests needs, establishing the Purist villas excellent reputation for superior, attentive service. The Purist Spa offers a range of blissful Ayurvedic treatments and uses high-end Sensatia products; Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of healing and wellbeing, focusing on re-balancing energy. The Purist's meditation and yoga therapists are finely attuned to the practice of working with energy, having mastered the art of mindful touch. The Purist Villas have brought a new benchmark of luxury boutique villa resort accommodation to Ubud and should not be missed. ... more   less 
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