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“Simply Irresistible - Need i say "The Purist Villas"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Purist Villas and Spa
Ranked #8 of 191 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Perth, Australia
1 review
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“Simply Irresistible - Need i say "The Purist Villas"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

My wife and i have been visiting Bali for 20 years now staying in various types of accommodation. The Purist Villas is by far the best, very private and personal from the time you enter the property, going through check in to getting to your villa. Presentation and decor was fabulous with the little extras as you discover throughout the room. Outdoor shower was fantastic. Food is five star and in fact we opted to eat in because it was so good and exceptionally presented, breakfast, lunch and dinners all brilliant. The staff from the manager, office administration, butlers and massage girls were very friendly and professional in their duties. Massages the BEST and had them all. If you are contemplating where to stay stop looking because this is the place. We are booked to go back in January with our children......cant wait.

Room Tip: Garden villa, the best good size pool and outdoor area, your own oasis.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tony B
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

What a place! Beautifully presented, clean, contemporary, LOVELY staff, great massages, great pool (private and the "shared" one), awesome food!

Honestly the food was incredibly good. We enjoyed every dish we tried. Being vegetarian the choice was limited but not to the chef. He offered to prepare different dishes for us. The presentation was great. Every dish a little work of art. Done with much love.

The only thing that was a little disappointing was the privacy. Other places we have stayed we got villas that were completely private. No one could walk in or see you by your pool etc. The Purist is more open. Some villas are even connected. Which is great if you stay with friends but not as a couple.

The outdoor dining area and one of the daybeds were right next to the path. So everyone walking past could see you. Same for the private pool. Really a shame because otherwise the place would get 120 % …

Our flights were in the late afternoon and even that our villa was already booked they let us move into another villa for a late check out.

I can happily recommend the place!

Mrs. V.

  • Stayed March 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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3 Thank Mrs V
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

The Puist is an exceptionally high quality boutique hotel. Each of the 7 rooms has been fitted out differently but all were superb. Aman quality

The staff were very friendly and helpful. They even gave us a spare room after checkout as we did not have to leave until 7:30pm. They also offered to drop us in town outside the scheduled shuttle hours

The location is a little out of the way. It is about a 15 min wall into Ubud but would not recommend it as many houses along the way have mangy dogs which bark at you

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Black_Cat_HK
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perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

My husband and I got married and spent our honeymoon there, we stayed at the Purist Villas for four night, in the Garden Villa.
We were so glad we chose to stay there, the place was amazing!, checking in is a breeze and was no stress at all.
The room and our private pool was kept in immaculate condition too and they made sure we had our privacy and didnt come to our room and disturb us without calling us first , our wedding day was fabulous and stress free, the staff made the flower arrangements and my bouquet also which was so pretty, they also arranged for my dress to be pressed on the big day.
Honestly nothing was too much trouble for them at all and all the staff and butlers were just beautiful and made us feel so welcome.
Ngaire and Glenn Colefax

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ngaire C
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Bali
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

We stayed in The Purist during the last weekend of June 2012.

What we wanted was a weekend of escapism and we could not have booked a better place then The Purist! This is truly an amazing and trendsetting resort where you feel one with nature. The name of the resort could not have been better picked!

The location is stunning as it is hidden away in a traditional Balinese village but still very close to the centrum of Ubud. Also the world famous rice terraces of Tegalalang are within reach.

We were welcomed in a very warm and gentle way and felt immediately home. We were lucky enough to have The Hill Villa which comes with a private pool and stunning view over Bali's beauty. It is only a couple of steps down to the very big lap pool overlooking rice fields, jungle and river.

We practically did not leave the villa as we wanted to soak up as much as we could from this unique experience. The decoration is very stylish and the service is one of the best we have ever experienced. Expect the very best butler service you can dream of and you are very close by! We cannot rave enough about the butler service! Distinct, very friendly and effective!

For breakfast we could choose from a lot of options and we had it every morning served in our Bale along the pool. Super! We also specifically would like to recommend the mango salad which we had for lunch! This is for sure the best mango salad we have ever tasted combining a world of flavors.

To summarize our stay : it was perfect and we would like to thank everyone of The Purist team to provide us with such a wonderful memory!

We will be back!

  • Stayed June 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank FrankBali
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Additional Information about The Purist Villas and Spa

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:
#7 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#8 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#18 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price range (per night): ₹ 13,839 - ₹ 29,884
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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