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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #9 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 August 2013 via mobile

This is the best hotel I have stayed in. The villas are beautifully designed, extremely comfortable and are in the most amazing setting. We stayed in the River Villas and the Garden Residence during the 7 days we stayed at the Purist. Both are gorgeous. The River Villas have an exquisite view over a 'jungle' and a lovely communal area. The Garden Residence is capacious, the private pool is lovely and the villas well designed. Bathrooms in all villas are brilliant. The River Villas do not have their own private pool but are adjacent to the main pool which is stunning.
What made the stay at the Purist, however, was the staff. They work incredibly hard to ensure guests have a memorable stay. Everyone we met were courteous and helpful. The driver who met us at the airport and retuned us deserves a particular mention.
I have only one issue to raise. The Purist is being extended and four more villas are being built. We were told work would start at 10.00am and stop at 5.00. This was not always the case and on one morning when we were having breakfast the hammering could be heard at 8.20am. I complained and it was stopped. It did resume subsequent days. Most websites warn guests that there will be some noise when building work is going on. Not the case here. I do think the Purist should have reduced their high season charge while this is going on.
Only a small criticism in an otherwise perfect stay - oh, and breakfast are pretty good too!

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Reviewed 5 August 2013

My wife and I stayed here in June for 4 nights. Our only regret was for not staying longer. It was one of the best places we have stayed at in Bali. The villas are beautifully appointed - comfortable beds and pillows, fantastic lounging areas (we were in River Villa 2), constantly replenished towels and toiletries. It was such a relief to get back to this oasis of calm after being in the chaotic mayhem that Ubud sometimes is. The staff here are truly wonderful. They are attentive, but not intrusive. Nothing seems too much trouble for any of them, they are truly a credit to the owners. Only one small niggle was the sound of construction next door where they are building more villas. But, as they say, "you can't make an omlette without breaking eggs!" The manager took me on a tour of the new villas (to be finished approx.this.dec) WOW! WOW! WOW! cant wait to return here next year to check out the new villas.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank tony s
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Reviewed 2 August 2013 via mobile

Every aspect of the villa resort was beautifully designed. The Hill Villa was large and luxurious with a fantastic outdoor bath and shower, private swimming pool and great outside lounging areas in jungle-like surroundings. Staff were very friendly and extremenly helpful with every aspect of our stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank rbun
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We spent a long weekend in Ubud and could not have enjoyed it more thanks to the amazing staff at The Purist. We knew we were in for a great experience from the moment we arrived and were not disappointed. The staff are all genuinely friendly and make it clear your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance. Our River Villa was lovely, spacious and felt private even though there were other villas close by. Believe the reviews! The meals are delicious. We chose to eat our meals in our villa and were always pleasantly surprised by the lovely table service laid out for us. The courses arrived at the right pace and food was clearly just prepared. One suggestion, if you plan a tour day and know you will be wanting to dine in that evening, order your meal in advance. We arrived back about 7 p.m. and found most guests had also decided to stay in for dinner causing about a 2 hour wait for our meal. Again, the excellent staff made sure we could get an appetizer rather quickly to hold us until our meal was ready. Crisis averted! We will be back and will recommend this property to friends.

Room Tip: If you like to sleep in, make sure to request a room away from construction. We were not awakened no...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed 11 nights at The Purist from mid-June and everything exceeded our expectations - the standard of the accommodation, decor, the phenomenal service of the staff, quality of food and overall experience of being treated like a part of a small family.
The villas are beautifully designed and very comfortable and all the butlers are extremely attentive yet discreet enough in the service they provide. Our daughter was almost adopted by them with the great rapport and relationship she developed instantly upon arrival.
In addition, they were very helpful and provided good insight into recommended tours, restaurants, surrounding areas to make our experience in Bali a memorable one.
Thank you for the wonderful memories and we hope to come back soon for another fantastic experience.

Room Tip: Not having seen most of the other villas, the Timor villa is fantastic in its space, decor and outsi...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank Shawn C
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

I just returned from an amazing week in Ubud and it was made absolutely perfect by staying at The Purist. We stayed in the Hill Villa for 6 nights and it was the most blissful place to call home during this time. The rooms are second to none, with the most delightful decor which actually showcases the amazing talent of local artisans to the food... All I can say, is that I never wanted the meals to end! Fresh, tasty and full of great flavour, put together with the flair that you expect from a silver service restaurant, delivered by the most fantastic staff I've had the pleasure to deal with. The staff will and did go above and beyond to make your stay as pleasant as possible and the day spa is to die for. While you might be paying a bit extra than in downtown Ubud, the friendly and talented girls make it worthwhile, with the hot stone massage my absolute favourite. What else can I say? I could be here forever...

Room Tip: The Hill Villa is great if two couples are travelling together, as there is another king bed downsta...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mary-Anne R
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had 5 nights here recently - first time travelling with our 11 month old son. First impressions was the wonderful staff. Nothing was too much trouble. The Hill villa was clean featuring traditional Balinese furniture. The bedroom was upstairs which was a pain if you wanted to go to the toilet at night. This Villa was not suitable to let your children crawl around so my wife and I were carrying him most of the time. The pool area got afternoon sun only - also the pool area is not private. On a few occasion the staff walked passed while i was playing with my son which I didn't like.
The food was sensational. Every meal was without fault and very tasty. The staff also helped us out with preparing some steamed veggies for our son.
Also, be prepared to pay for the transfer into Ubud. I found this odd as the last place I stayed in Ubud (Chedi Club) was complimentary and very handy.
I have to also mention the noise of construction close by. I believe they are building a new villa which naturally comes with loud building noises.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank ChrisS-Australia
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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:
#7 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#18 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £130 - £388 (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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