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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #11 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We recently stayed at The Purist and it was absolutely fabulous is all aspects.

The accommodation is outstanding, staff and service absolutely fantastic and the food was equivalent to dining at a top end restaurant.

The day spa facilities and service were once again of the highest standard.

Whether you are a couple or family (we travelled with our two children 16/14) the Purist represents wonderful value.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Just stayed at The Purist for four nights with extended family and just have to say that it was fantastic. Both our adults and children loved the place and the staff are amazing. Our family thought Antara was delightful. Everything that has been said by previous T.A. reviewers is correct!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank gamsman
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

To my fellow travellers looking to stay in Ubud.
All has been said eloquently and in detail in the previous reviews, the amazing staff, the care and professinalism of the staff, the amaing landscaping, the attention to detail, the fabulous food. So i urge you to stay there as it will blow you away. Enjoy.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Timor villa which is beautiful.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank cyrille M
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We spent 6 nights at the Purist in the Hill Villa. The villa was fabulous - a wonderful dining area and private pool overlooking the main pool and local county side. Inside the villa was decorated in a modern balinese style and had everything you would need, even DVD and a really good DVD library.

I think we had a treatment on every day - all good with a particular recommendation for the Purist massage.

The best part of the stay was the service - just superb. Our butler, masseuse, reception staff, room cleaners and drivers were just great.

I'd recommended the Purist with any hesitation.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Alex H
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

The most incredible place in earth!!!

The staff are real angels and would do everything to please you.

I can only thank them all to make my holiday so wonderful.

Brana, Gede, Antara, the masseurs, the general manager, the girl in the reception, Alberto and all the staff, a big thank you!

Please do NOT change!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Filipe B
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

My husband, seven year old son and I stayed at The Purist for a week at the end of May 2013 in the Timor villa. It was quite simply a heavenly experience!

From the moment we were met at the airport, we felt looked after and special - a rare thing in this day and age. Icy cold water bottles were waiting for us in the very comfortable, large car that took us on the interesting drive up to the hills of Ubud. Our lunch order was phoned ahead so the delicious food was ready just after we settled in to our villa but first I want to tell you about our arrival. We were greeted with such friendliness, it was a wonderful welcome. We were escorted to our magnificent villa, shown around and before we knew it lovely, refreshing drinks arrived for us. Our son was delighted to be put in charge of feeding the pet fish in our little pond and kept them very well fed throughout the entire stay! When the staff noticed his interest in the fish during our stay, they ask him if he would help them feed other fish to and he was thrilled to be ask to help with this important task.

The property was just exquisite - enormous tropical plants and magnificently maintained gardens as well as traditional architecture with unique contemporary comforts and hip design aesthetic.

The food was delicious too! The breakfast was a delight every morning and we had lunch and dinner at the villa every day of our stay as well. It was sensational and such a treat to have such amazing food delivered to our villa and set at our outdoor table, it was marvellous.

The incredibly high standard of cleanliness was amazing - the staff were regularly asking when would be convenient for them to come in to tidy, replace the towels, make the bed - just make everything lovely again - it was so great!

It was however the beautiful nature of the staff, their genuine care and interest that made this such an extraordinary experience. Everyone was kind, friendly and helpful. For example, a couple of times our son ran ahead of us towards the main pool. Each time a passing staff member would gently call out hello to him and asked if he was out on his own, they wanted to make sure my husband or I was with him. Even if they hadn't even met him and were busy gardening or working on another villa, they cared about a little boy who might be get himself into trouble by running down to the pool on his own. All the staff are very family-oriented and love kids, they made our son feel very welcome and he loved every moment of the holiday.

He had his first ever massage at the spa and loved it! I had one too and it was truly excellent. The spa staff and facilities are fantastic.

I just read a previous review complaining about the construction next door so I wanted to add that we didn't find it upsetting at all. We were of the view that we were spending a week in a village, in a place where tourism is the major income stream and with that naturally comes construction from time to time. We just relaxed, thought about how incredibly fortunate we were to be in such an amazing place and enjoyed all that was happening around us.

We were there just to relax too - not to sightsee and still it didn't bother us. As well, my husband and son literally spent the entire week in our villa - I had to coax them to come into Ubud for just one hour, so it's not like they were out all day and so weren't at home to notice it. I only ventured out twice - both for only an hour or so into Ubud as I couldn't wait to get back to our gorgeous villa to relax in our home away from home. We all also swam every day which was lovely, only once did we see other guests down at the pool. It was amazing to have this enormous pool all to ourselves!

To be driven into Ubud is only R5,000 so about A$5, incredibly good value and so easy. I just booked a time when I wanted to be collected before I went - again it was so easy. It only takes about five minutes to drive into town from The Purist and I preferred the drive to walking.

The location just out of town is a huge advantage - when we were walking in Ubud it felt so busy and cramped compared to where we were staying. You really feel the vastness of the space at The Purist, we never actually saw the boundaries of the property, it was just lushness all around us.

The Purist is definitely the place we'll be returning to within the year - it was such an escape from our hectic, big city lives and we felt completely rejuvenated, pampered and refreshed after our weeklong stay. We slept, we relaxed, we ate, we drank, we laughed, we talked, we swam, we played and we made very special memories.

Hope you can go there soon, you'll love it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Sydney-Seattle
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

We have just returned from an amazing 5 days at the Purist. We booked the garden residences with us in the Timor villa and our friends in the garden villa. We had three little kids between us with a 5 month old, 1 year old and 3 year old and it couldn't have been a better holiday. The staff were incredible with every request done in lightning speed and they went above and beyond our expectations. It was completely private and you really felt like the whole resort was your own and the staff seamed to appear out of no were when something was asked for.

The kids were treated like royalty and the 3 year old loved the huge koi around that she was allowed to feed. They bought us a high chair to our villa and were happy for us to keep it there for the whole 5 days which was great. The 1 and 3 year old had a great time in the huge stone bath and open bathroom. The only negative of travelling there with such small kids was the amount of steps and drop offs near ponds and gardens etc- it just meant we had to watch them a bit more than usual while they were out in the gardens. And the beautiful old floorboards in the Timor squeaked so loudly if we tried to tiptoe past sleeping children.

It was definitely a bit further out of town than we would have liked, I'm used to being able to walk out for a meal or visit a shop. Drivers were extremely easy to organise though which was great and it cost roughly $5 each way. They offer a complimentary shuttle but we only managed to use it once due to timing not being when we wanted to head out.

The food was INCREDIBLE! We were so excited for breakfast to arrive each day, it was an amazing selection and we all tried basically everything off the menu. Someone would quietly arrive about 15 minutes before the nominated time to set up the table on our deck restaurant style. They were more than happy to bring anything extra we asked for throughout breakfast aswell. We ate multiple lunches and dinners there aswell either setting up by our private pool, on our front deck, or by the main pool. Food had to be ordered in advance which was a but frustrating if the kids were hungry but we understood this was due to them cooking everything fresh.

Big thanks to Wayan one of the drivers we had on several occasions, he was an extremely friendly and knowledgable man and really made our stay extra special.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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6  Thank Lahtzystravels
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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#9 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#11 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#18 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £133 - £381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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