I meant to write about this magical place the second I returned home from Bali. We landed in Denpasar after 30 hours in the air and were greeted by a lovely driver who whisked us away in a Limo (read minivan but hey we are in the sub tropics). I had no idea what to expect as I left the hotels to a trusted family travel agent. You pull up to a non descript street are checked by security and then you enter paradise. The "lobby" is an open air terrace with hanging elephants, statues and water features. We were greeted by the British GM and our "butler" Sutari. She guided us to #5 which had a giant Hindu god "guarding" our residence. Let me state that I am hard to please when it comes to rooms/linens and lay out and our room was amazing. You have your own plunge pool plus an air conditioned bedroom with his and hers "getting ready" areas. The fridge was stocked every day; you can eat by your pool at a comfortable outdoor area. Our pool opened into a rice paddy. It was off season so you rarely saw other guests. Some things we enjoyed on property were the open air dining room, cocktails at 5pm, the yoga instruction (free) was top notch, the main infinity pool and of course the people. Everyone gracious and lovely. It seemed there were 10 hotel workers to every guest. The food was AMAZING!!!!
I didn't use the spa to the full advantage but it over looks rice paddies for miles. I will say after venturing to the Ritz, the Chedi was a deal and a half. Spa treatments ran about $100USD where at the Ritz they might run $300USD. Take advantage of the Legian dance they hold on Fridays. It is amazing, intimate and unreal. I can't say enough and have no complaints. I said to my husband, I would love to go there to wait out my days. It is that great! As mentioned I am picky but I can honestly say I have NO complaints.
PS - I was worried as a reviewer wrote in that their butler came in without knocking. This never happened to us. She either called or would let us know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ubud’s leading 5-star luxury boutique resort, The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, rests within an exclusive former private estate and features only 20 art-filled villas in 5 hectares tropical gardens, surrounded by lush rice paddies in the heart of Bali. Villa choices include 7 one bedroom Suites, 9 one bedroom Pool Villas, 3 two bedroom Family Pool Villas and the one-of-a-kind 570m² two bedroom Hadiprana Villa. Each villa is assigned a personal butler and guests enjoy extensive complimentary Club Benefits: A la carte breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails, minibar incl alcohol, laundry service, car service to Ubud, yoga classes, Wifi, and access to the 28m swimming pool, gym and tennis court. Unique activities include rice paddy trekking, cooking classes with Chef Dean or the acclaimed Kecak & Fire Dance followed by a Royal Balinese dinner at The Restaurant. The property features elegant spaces for memorable weddings and events for up to 150 guests and may be bought out exclusively. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chedi Hotel Ubud
- The Chedi Hotel
- The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali – a GHM Hotel