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The Purist Villas and Spa

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although located a short distance from the bustling hub of Ubud, you could not ask for a more relaxing piece of tranquil Bali than The Purist Villas. From the moment you enter, the staff truly do make you feel at home - and that isn't an exaggeration. We were looked after by Sam, who's hospitality skills were flawless. The resort... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed with a friend for five nights. It was the perfect start to our 2 weeks' holiday. It was so relaxing - we only left the premises twice and were super happy when we returned each time. We stayed at the jungle pool villa. Very nice though no loungers outside for when it rains and a bit dark. In sunny... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Purist Villas is the most amazing boutique hotel, 2k outside the hectic centre of Ubud. It’s simply a piece of heaven. Think infinity pools, rose petals on the bed upon arrival (and in the bath), friendly staff, and amazing service. The pools are inviting and stunning, it never was really busy at the pools (there are two), so it... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Purist was amazing - the staff was so warm and welcoming, the restaurant made all sorts of dishes specifically for me (wheat free, dairy free, and vegetarian) and they didn't taste like cardboard, but sumptuous... the chef really knew what he was doing! The massage, while overpriced for this type of service in Bali, was amazing! We were able... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at Purist exceeded all our expectations. This beautifully maintained piece of heaven provided us with an indulgent and luxurious experience unsurpassed by any we have had before. All the villas are unique and special, offering a true Balinese flavour and as we were very fortunate to be upgraded to the wonderful Joglo Villa this capped off an amazing... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the villa was wonderful to say the least. All the service departments spoiled us with their high quality care to the finest details. Our private villa was sparkling clean & very comfortable surrounded by a relaxing, calm atmospheric jungle setting. Also please do check out the foods being offered from the restaurant too, you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want pure indulgence, excellent service and amazing surrounds, this is the place to be. We had a 2 bedroom villa which really was something out of this world. I highly recommend staying there, the staff are so friendly and accommodating. I can't wait to go back there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights and it's truly magnificent. It's a small hotel, which I loved, the staff is amazing, friendly and helpful. The rooms are great too, very atmospheric and well equipped. The pools are just amazing! Make sure to book a yoga class with teacher Eka and you'll have the most uplifting, happy yoga class ever. We... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We booked into the Purist on a whim, and mainly as we'd decided Seminyak partying was not for us. From the outset we noticed the hotel is beautifully maintained and cared for, from the common areas to the bedrooms the standards are high. The room was beautiful and well appointed, no aircon issues etc at all. The staff are really... More 

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Dear Oliver B, Warmest greetings from The Purist Villas and Spa and Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor We are extremely appreciative of your valuable feedback, as we pride ourselves on delivering our customers with an unforgettable experience when visiting Bali. We are delighted that you loved staying with us and that your experience was... More 

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an absolute gem in the middle of Ubud. We stayed in the Bamboo Villa 1, and it was faultless. The place was very clean with all the mod cons we required. It looked amazing and fitted right in to the jungle surroundings. Our pool was used everyday and heated up in the glorious sunshine. The food was delicious... More 

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Dear BoltonsFinest, Warmest greetings from The Purist Villas and Spa and Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor We are extremely appreciative of your valuable feedback, as we pride ourselves on delivering our customers with an unforgettable experience when visiting Bali. We are delighted that you found The Purist Villas and absolute gem in the middle... More 

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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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Address: Jl. Tirta Tawar | Banjar Kutuh Kaja, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Price Range: $263 - $552 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Purist Villas and Spa 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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The Purist Villas Hotel Ubud
The Purist Villas And Spa Ubud, Bali
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#9 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#9 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#18 Family Hotel in Ubud
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“Bamboo Suite was gorgeous”
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“The bamboo villa was amazing, just be aware a little gecko might pop in to say hello!”
 of 5 bubbles BoltonsFinest, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The pool suite is awesome because you get your own private pool!”
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 of 5 bubbles joycez945, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Garden Pool Suite - great for families! Our parents had the Limasan Residence- it's separate master is deal for teens or a friend!”
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“Private villa is best, normal rooms you can hear anything outside.”
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