last stayed here 10 years ago and not much has changed. I came back with my husband and kids and expected to stay in a similar room as requested with a large balcony. Perhaps for logistic purposes, this was not to be the case and we were positioned in Pura, comfortable enough rooms but small balconies. The pool is ever magical and welcome relief after a hot day walking around
Gripe: everywhere we went we were approached by staff to do something on the side ( a trip or visit or walk elsewhere) and not to tell hotel reception and when we refused, the mood became a bit threatening/ ugly.
also on leaving, suddenly everyone is your friend until you walk past them and do not tip them, including the security guys! I would suggest a prominent central tip box so that guests do not feel harassed.
That aside, the hotel is still a hidden gem and the rooms are quiet and comfortable ( bed is a bit hard though but bathrooms clean and adequate) and the breakfast good. The location is wonderful, just off the beaten track and within easy walking distance of main Ubud and the shops.
Some great eateries just outside the hotel too.
- 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