01. The Royal Suite Room
The special charm of this 110 m2 bedroom with bird’s eye view on the exuberant vegetation of the tropical forest lies in its bathtub which serves as a decorative object in the middle of a living space. We could not resist dipping into the bathtub every single day of our stay. The opened space and sound of the jungle made our stay in the hotel to an unforgettable experience. During the rainy days in Ubud, we found our peace in the Royal Suite.
The entire site is mold by Alexa Aguila Genoyer’s artistic touch which you’ll discover right from the lobby through her colorful paintings in contrast with the sobriety of the chosen materials such as teak, lava stone. She has succeeded in creating a very special ambiance that makes modernity serve tradition, nestled into the abundant greenery. Sobriety and the refinement of the decoration lend to the site that special soothing touch, an invitation to relax body and soul in the spiritual heart of Bali.
02. Peaceful oasis set in the midst of rice paddies
Between heaven and earth, 3.5 km from the center, in the middle of rice paddies, you’ll discover “Blue Karma Ubud”, our Boutique Hotel de Charme, where everything waits for you to relax, to let go…
In the middle of this verdant haven of peace, built with respect of the environment, surrounded by fruit trees and deliciously perfumed plants, nestle a 25 m pool of supple shape, our pagoda “Karma Yoga”, gazebos with their thatched roofs as well as many other resting areas. If you wish, traditional Balinese massage and different more specific treatments are available the perfect opportunity to top your stay in Bali.
03. Just steps away from the Ubud's jewels
We enjoyed the location of the hotel outside the main Budu area but still in easy reach to the town and other main sites. We rented motorbike right from our arrival to the hotel and it served us well during our stay. The hotel just 30 minutes ride from the instafamous Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Take advantage of the location and get there early in the morning before the crowds arrive.
One of the highlights of our stay in Ubud are the numerous waterfalls that are to be found in the surrounding countryside. We visited the most famous and also most visited waterfall Tegenunagan. The waterfall is stunning, but if you look for more privacy and waterfall just for yourself, then head to Tibumana waterfall. With a bit of luck, luck you may be the only person at the place.
If you love temples, then do not miss visit to the Tirta Empul. This beautiful temple complex and holy mountain spring is also a national cultural heritage site. If you ask a local, they’ll tell you that it also serves as a legendary setting for the traditional tale of ‘Dharma’ (good) against ‘Adharma’ (evil). Historically, the 10th century Tirta Empul temple is a silent witness to the old Balinese kingdom years, particularly the Warmadewa Dynasty. The main highlight here is its collection of freshwater pools, lined with over a dozen fountains where pilgrims wade through and seek spiritual purification by ritually praying and going under each fountain in succession.