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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #10 of 183 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
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“River villas rule”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We have just spent 6 days as a family in this magnificent Villa resort just out of Ubud (5 mins by friendly taxi). The two villas share common living area and access to the main pool so are ideal for mum dad and two kids. Decor is stunning and service is spot on.
Dinner in the gazebo was special and the pool area has a beautiful outlook. Only 7 villas so quiet and private and plenty of attention from the wonderful staff.
We let the front desk organize our tours and day trips and they were all good.
We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We need a quiet villa in Ubud to stay.We chose Purist cause it is a small hotel with only 7 villas.We stayed in Villa River1,which has a large open area with local decoration.We like it so much.You can have breakfast ,dinner,reading book,anything in this area with a jungle view front & a small river behind.We don't have a private pool,but the main pool is just steps aside.We only saw people there once.The breakfast is amazing.You can anything on the menu,and the butler will deliver them next morning,sweet.We also use the hotel driver to the downtown,the driver was so kind and will give you great suggestion.We will try other villas next time.

Room Tip: River villa 1 is great.A large open area and the main pool just aside.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

We just spent 2 nights at The purist and we were sad when we left because we wanted to stay much longer. We stayed in the jungle villa. It really felt like we were in a jungle because of all the green around the house and the sounds of frogs, grashoppers, birds etc.. in the evening. The food was almost all organic and healthy and so good tasting. Everything was great about this place. We're definitily coming back to The Purist when we go back to Ubud again sometime.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

My husband and I spent 5 wonderful days here at the stunning Purist Spa. Wonderful views, friendly staff, gorgeous food, and a great location. The Purist is beautifully decorated, and is laid out in such a way that you often feel like the only guest there. There are many great places to stay in Bali, but the Purist has the attention to detail. Thanks to all the staff for a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

We have just had a wonderful 4 night stay at The Purist and thoroughly enjoyed everything. We stayed in the Garden Villa which was just magic - beautifully decorated, very romantic with a stunning pool. The staff could not have done any more for us - always obliging with that wonderful Balinese smile and happy to share a joke. The food was first rate - an excellent selection and different every day - would even make something that was not on the menu. The villas are all very private with beautiful landscape design features around every corner and having only 7 villas makes it very intimate and special. Would absolutely recommend The Purist to everybody! Thankyou for a wonderful holiday in Ubud.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stayed at the purist for four nights in the Hill Villa as a family of two adults and two children. We had an excellent stay. The Hill Villa is a very upmarket and stylish two bedroom villa with lovely artwork from ubud, much of which you can purchase in the Ubud area. The breakfasts were outstanding with many staff eagerly serving you with really great food. The staff are very friendly and will drive you to the genuine art and craft makers rather than the commercial tourism hubs where the prices are inflated. Being a boutique hotel you really feel looked after and the manager always ensures that you have achieved what you want out of your holiday in Ubud.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

My partner and I chose The Purist Villas as our base for Ubud and our expectations were exceeded. From the intiial booking process to the farewell, we felt special. I would like to note the service provided by Sukang, Antarres and Agus was far superior to most other hotels I've stayed in. Nothing was too much trouble for these men. The accommodation was quiet, luxurious and immaculate. The outdoor showers and bathtubs made us feel as though we were bathing in the jungle. Very special. Treat yourself to a massage whilst there. We changed villas throughout our stay and particularly loved the Garden Villa and Timor Villa. I highly recommend The Purist as a romantic and well located venue. The staff welcomed us like friends visitng their own homes. We will be back!!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#9 Spa 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):
Welcome to The Purist Villas and Spa, a PURE HAVEN of relaxation near the heart of Bali’s spiritual and artistic homeland. The Purist Villas & Spa is a hip designer’s hideaway nestled just behind a rustic Balinese village, where you can still see all aspects of traditional rural life, including daily offerings, traditional dances and music. Comprised of seventeen uniquely styled and tastefully appointed villas, this enchanting property at The Purist offers privacy, design-led luxury and a deep sense of tranquility set in breathtaking, natural surroundings. Manifesting a true feeling of the Magical Island Of The Gods. Each villa is an oasis of calm, created using natural materials and all have living spaces which open directly to the outdoors, overlooking the lush tropical Jungle. HOMAGE TO THE INDONESIAN ARCHIPELAGO The JOG-LO house, The LIMASAN Residence and The TIMOR Residence, are a combination of three villas reflecting an ancient Indonesian architecture, fully renovated and modernized with high-grade facilities. All beautifully reassembled with modern convenience in mind, they are all ideally suited to accommodate extended families or groups of friends, and perfect for special events like weddings. The Purist Villas & Spa embody the ancient Hindu beliefs of balance, harmony and purity of spirit; to this, we add a deep respect for the natural environment. Yvonne Hulst and Alberto Cortes have worked closely with architect Joost van Grieken to create a truly spectacular experience, a tasteful, beautiful resort designed in harmony with its landscape - the fragrant, lush hills of Bali’s magical Ubud region. We use an eclectic palette of materials, including recycled wood, authentic Indonesian artifacts, natural lava and lime stone and green river stones. Our wish is to connect our guests with Bali’s many spiritual and artistic traditions. That’s why we’ve furnished The Purist with only the most beautiful and authentic artifacts which we’ve slowly accumulated on our travels among the various Indonesian islands. In the peaceful Purist environment, we honor the slow food philosophy – it comes to you freshly organic, fair and delicious in harmony with the environment and seasons. That said, we cater to all dietary requirements and understand that culinary pleasure is an essential part of your stay. For that reason in particular, we select our chefs from among Bali’s finest and offer both Indonesian and International dining options. Complete with a unique Asian flare, traditional Balinese spices mixed with international delicacies. The Purist Spa offers a range of blissful Ayurvedic treatments and Sensatia products; Ayurveda is the ancient Indian philosophy of healing and well~being, focusing on re-balancing energy. With training that includes meditation and yoga, our therapists are deeply attuned to the practice of working with energy, and have mastered the art of mindful touch. The term ‘thank you’ in 'Bahasa Indonesia' implies both ‘giving’ and ‘receiving’ – our therapists are skilled at giving all they have, while inviting you to take all you need. You simply say ‘Terima Kasih’ – thank you. Still the mind and become fully present to the beauty around you by taking a yoga session or two. Our yoga teachers have trained abroad in some of the world’s finest yoga schools and can be booked for private sessions, in small intimate groups of four. You’ll find yoga mats in your room, simply let us know what style of yoga you prefer – if you have a preference - and we will ensure to bring the right teacher to your door. Complimentary shuttles to Ubud center are scheduled daily for guests. The airport is around 90 minutes away by road depending on the traffic situation. With The Purist, Yvonne and Alberto succeeded in creating yet another home away from home, which has become their trademark signature. The Purist offers only seven private villas, making it the smallest boutique hotel in Bali. In this way, we can meet any of your personal and specific needs. The Purist: sophisticated hospitality stripped to the essence ... more   less 
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