I am a huge fan of Tjampuhan Resort and Spa in Ubud and have returned to this place countless times over the last 20 years. We even spent our honeymoon here and returned with our children. Although we haven't been back for a while now, I feel compelled to write (after reading recent reviews) and say that this resort isn't for everyone. It's not a The Four Seasons, nor an Outrigger, HIlton, Novotel but simply an locally run hotel packed with old Balinese charm. The resort has historical significance and its moss covered crumbling walls are part of its character. Expect ants, mozzies, lizards and every imaginable creepy crawly. The swimming pools get their fresh water from a natural spring and my husband did suffer from an ear infection as a consequence. We stayed at the Walter Spies Bungalow which is a duplex thatched hut and it was great for a family of four. The staff were very attentive and courteous. In the old days, we did not have phones in our rooms and we had to use an instrument made out of hollowed tree trunk (shaped like a lingam) to summon room service. We love the fact that its rustic, laid back and minus all the modern gadgets. Most afternoon it would rain cats and dogs so we just sat outside on our verandah sipping Kopi Bali and play board games. The resort may have seen better days but hey! we were there during those better times and we loved the fact that it has remained unchanged. If you are a naturalist at heart, this place if for you! P/S. Caution: walking to and fro from Ubud town centre, beware of holes in pavement (described in previous reviews), they do exist!
- 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