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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #7 of 198 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Not in the heart of things some would say but it more than makes up with some excellent service, fabulous food and beautifully done up villas. We were upgraded to the garden villa which had a large pool. The food was so good we had most of our meals in the Purist rather than venture out. My husband tried out the massage and said it was the best he had ever experienced. We know for certain that we will stay here the next time we are in Ubud.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We stayed initially for 4 nights in the Garden villa then returned for a further 4 nights and stayed in the River Residence with our daughter and partner.. We have travelled extensively throughout the world and this is undoubtedly the best hotel we have ever stayed in which is indeed a major achievement.

The use of the world "villas" in the title of the hotel maybe initially misleading, The Purist is a HOTEL with exquisite individually designed villas all to the highest possible standard. Each combines a strong Balinese design but contrasted with exceptionally modern design elements. You will have to thumb through the pictures to decide which villa you prefer. Having now stayed in two and viewed a number of the rest they all excite. Why would anyone want to go back to a hotel where all the rooms are broadly similar straight from the interior designer's drawing board?

The Purist's food also require special mention. It is possible to eat in your room (each villa has a dining table), eat on your deck or by your private pool. We only ate in the restaurant area once which was also excellent. The food is very carefully prepared and presented although given that you are in Ubud, the culinary centre of Bali, it is by no means the only choice.

Even with all the above it would not be our best hotel ever if it wasn't for the amazing staff. Balinese hotel staff are always well trained and very attentive but in the Purist without exception the staff are an amazing team who deliver great service without being over stuffy or intrusive.

What would we change? Well we would want it on wheels so that wherever we went next it was miraculously there..

Room Tip: They are all so very different you really need to study the photos and decide which have the right f...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We stayed at Purist for the first 3 nights of our honeymoon in Bali. We spent the first night in the Hill Villa and the next 2 nights in the Garden Villa. First of all I would like to mention the great way in which we were greeted by the staff despite our late evening arrival, first by the driver who picked us up from the airport and then at the villas. We were given frangipani flowers to put around our necks, received a nice honeymoon dessert upon arrival, and found the bathtub ready and full of rose pedals. Most of the above are standard practice in luxury villas in Bali, but for us - having never been - marked a great start for our honeymoon.
The property is beautiful with great attention to detail, very appealing, modern design, great architecture, awesome design furniture (if you're into this sort of thing) and - most importantly - you get the feeling of actually being amid the jungle, which was what we enjoyed the most.
Breakfast served in the villa was delicious and the range of things on offer was satisfactory. It was always served on time.
Service was excellent and all staff members referred to us by our first names - which was nice.
They were very knowledgeable and eager to assist with reservations, suggestions for activities etc.
Overall we had an excellent stay at the Purist and would recommend it very highly for guests wishing to be pampered and enjoy a truly luxurious and romantic experience.
The only reason I did not give the Purist a 5* review was the shuttle service, were I feel there is room for improvement, as the complimentary shuttle to and from Ubud only runs 3 times a day and we felt we had to arrange our schedule around those times or arrange alternative transport on oue own.
Finally I would like to make a personal mention to our excellent driver Widi, the best of many drivers we came across during our stay. He was our guide for two whole-day tours that we arranged all over the island, always smiling, fluent in English, ready to take photos etc when we asked, accommodated our requests to deviate from the tour schedule and make an impromptu stop at a Kopi Luwak plantation. Thanks Widi, keep up the good work!

Room Tip: The Hill villa is beautiful, its private pool is a bit smaller but the veranda overlooks the main po...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

A stylish property with attention to detail in design and architecture. Took a glean at almost all the villas in the estate and my favourite is the Hill villa because of the double storey configuration. Size of the living room is perfect for a couple and the dining area overlooks the whole estate. Bedroom is very romantic with 4 poster bed and natural materials lining the walls and ceiling...

The beauty of the place is all rooms are unique. We stayed for 3 nights in different villas for different experience. We also hanged out at the common pool and it's still quiet and private.

Room Tip: Hill villa is very special with 2 storey - bedroom on upper mezzanine level and super romantic/priva...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Purist was exceptional, having stayed at the Viceroy previously and other 5 star Villa resorts The Purist was a pleasant surprise.The service was exceptional and intimate having almost the feel of a "home stay". My wife and I highly recommend The Purist. Enjoy!

Room Tip: If you want total privacy make sure they have installed the new "for" that I was told of w...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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We stayed 5 nights was absolutely fantastic. Great staff and service was excellent.They pay allot of attention to detail and they will arrange everything for you . Great pool and room will definitely be back.
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Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We stayed in the Timor Villa -- it was beautiful and very peaceful. The attentive staff were friendly and helpful. Located slightly out of Ubud, you'll need to take taxis in and out of town, but the staff happily arranged everything for us and made excellent recommendations for restaurants.

Room Tip: Timor Villa was beautifully appointed and located away from main areas, so very peaceful.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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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:
#6 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic 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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