We booked one of the Raja Room’s (Bamboo 3), which is a deluxe room consisting of a very large room with air conditioning and a balcony overlooking the valley. It was a neat and tidy and although the bathroom was very much out of date, it was clean enough. My wife counted about 60 odd steps to our room, but it was not a difficult walk, any person with reasonable fitness should be ok. Some of the rooms right down the bottom would require a bit more stamina but we walked up from the bottom several times and it was ok. The main pool does have a problem, there are too many chemicals in it. My eyes stung instantly on entering and it was very unpleasant. There was also a metal smell - possibly a bromide pool? Of course this might be sorted out when you stay. Conversely, the other pool in the resort is a very special pool – it is a natural spring water pool (about the same size) and very refreshing. We did get some “Bali belly” during our stay at Ubud and ate at many places, so it is impossible to pinpoint exactly where the contamination came from. However, I noticed the Hotel continually collected spring water in commercial water containers and carried them on their heads, to the top. Maybe they use this water for mixing drinks? If you do get an upset stomach, maybe avoid the fruit juices etc, but it is only a guess. Maybe the management can comment on whether they use the spring water for guests. Our stay was very peaceful and a great balance to our whole Bali experience and worth the visit. If you are trying to work out how to pronounce the hotel name, you need to be aware of some trivia first. The letter "c" was not introduced into the Indonesian alphabet until 1945 (and this business was established in the 1920's) so they used to use the letters "Tj" instead, so it should be pronounced "Campuhan".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The classic Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa, built where two sacred rivers meet, has been legendary since 1928. As the first hotel in the artist colony of Ubud, this royal guest house graciously hosted celebrities and foreign painters such as Walter Spies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Tjampuhan Ubud
- Hotel Tjampuhan And Spa
- Hotel Tjampuhan & Spa Ubud, Bali