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The Purist Villas & Spa

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in Purist mid August for 6 days as a family with young child. The hotel is small and nicely quiet about a km from very crowded Ubud centre. We were initially in suite 4 garden villa in front of the forest, we found the room a little dark and asked for a different room, this was possible next day and we moved to suite2 on the upper floor which was full of light and really comfortable. Breakfast is a la carte and is delicious. There is a small buffet for juices, granola and fruits. I think this can be enhanced to give additional variety. Pool is good size and lovely, we felt the clore level in the water was high, perhaps this can be regulated moderately. We used the shuttle in the evenings to go to centre and we were picked up from the restaurants by the hotel. We were suggested several restaurants by the hotel staff. Our favourite restaurant is Hujan Locale with amazing gastronomic dishes, lovely ambiance and good servicereservation is a must. We tried Iburai we were not impressed with the food, just basic taste, although place is artistic. Nusantara was nice experience beware with level of spice. Try cocktail Holy Water, best in Bali! We've been to Bridge and tried the tasting menu with wine pairin, it was delicious but really small portions and pricey. Ubud is a very special place with beautiful energy, lots of great shops and restaurants and crazy traffic. I recommend Purist Villas to anyone who wishes for a little lovely oasis in the unique Ubud.

We had an amazing stay and couldnt recommend this place enough. Super quite, run into town or anywhere if needed and staff where really nice. Massive bed and really nice bathroom. The staff did all they could to make the stay better. Absolute favourite in Ubud

My fiancee and i had an absolutely exceptional stay at the Purist VIllas this August. It put every other hotel we visited in Bali to shame. The villas are exquisite, many with large private pools and all extremely well appointed. The food is exquisite and the staff and service are utterly brilliant. Nothing was ever too much trouble, they were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and whenever we popped out of our villa it was tidied and immaculate on our return (multiple times a day). I can't recommend Purist highly enough - you won't be disappointed. Be sure to head to Yoga Barn for a morning stretch, and head up the road to Bintangbali for a great meal at a local family run restaurant. Enjoy!

Delightful stay at The Purist Villas and Spa. Clean healthy delicious food. Wonderful friendly helpful staff. Luxurious spacious rooms, comfortable beds, clean with private pools, scrumptious bathrobes and spacious bathrooms with huge baths for languishing in after a sweaty day. Location is close to town with free shuttle, experienced guides to facilitate small group adventures. A wonderful resort with lovely pools, flowers and scenery. I tried 2 massage treatments and a pedicure and each was wonderful. Thoughtful management team often asking to be of service. Will definitely return.

The Purist is the perfect twist between traditional and modern architecture. Only stayed one night in this amazingly huge villa and felt like I have been disconnected for days. (afterall, that's what you're expecting from holidays). The villa was offering a massive outdoor deck where we spent most of our time despite the rain (Jungle is green for a reason). The staff was really friendly and helpful, the food was great and offered a large selection of choices, sames for breakfast. Wherever you'll be in the resort, you'll be sure to face the jungle. Great stay to be renewed!

We fell in love with this absolutely beautiful hotel in Ubud. We didn't want to leave! The place is just absolutely impeccable - the owners have thought of everything. We had a private jungle villa with our own pool and it was just beautiful. From the (what feel like) hand made shower gels and shampoos to the beautiful pool areas and incredible food served in the restaurant - we were just blown away by how amazing this place was. The staff are also incredibly helpful and friendly. If you're visiting Ubud, don't stay anywhere else!

The Purist has beautiful design, a delicious restaurant, a gorgeous jungle infinity pool and so much serenity! Just lovely. I feel so relaxed. All we could see from our room is jungle and all we could hear was water running and cicadas. I would love to come back and try a pool villa next time. Highly recommend!

There is a reason why this property gets so many top ratings: it is amazing ! A truly gem of luxury and privacy hidden in the forest on the outskirts of Ubud, without being pompuous. Stylish balinese decoration and very well kept grounds. We stayed at the hillside villa, a superbe villa with private pool, 2 separate bedrooms, large terrace and view over the forest. The bathroom featured a standalone bathtub in the open and the shower was in the open as well, so you could shower under the stars. Our bed was surrounded by a huge mosquitoe bed and looked like a princess bed ! We couldn't believe our eyes when we got there. The service is outstanding and everytbody is extremely friendly. We were greeted personally by the owner upon arrival, which is a nice touch. The restaurant is very good with a nice choice of both Asian and Western dishes. We booked a couple of massages (very good prices we we also booked one for our 11 year old daughter), and everybody was thrilled by the experience. The only - minor - downsides were the kids bed, which were very uncomfortable (they would probably be OK for smaller children, but both our 11 and 14 year old complained of back pains). Also, the breakfast is excellent but it is a la carte and therefore a bit slow, which is OK as long as you don't have any particular excursion planned in the morning. We found the solution and ordered the breakfast the previous night to be served at our villa. The bathroom, though very stylish, does have poor light, and it was almost impossible to put on make-up at night - but then who needs make-up when you're in such a paradise !!! I would highly recommend this place, whether for couples or families with small or older children.

If you are after a lot of privacy in lush nature at the outskirts of Ubud - this is the place to stay. The Purist offers an amazing space with great design, a lot of privacy in your own villa / room whilst being in close proximity to the hustle and bustle of Ubud centre. We stayed in a river villa which had a spacious outdoor area, a very nicely designed interior and a really beautifully equipped spacious bathroom with a little fish pond as part of the interior design. The bed was super comfy and equipped with a mosquito net fastened to the ceiling which meant it was running around the bed at a decent distance so you did not entangle yourself. The room had a desk and sofa with a table, the outdoor area had a proper dining area, recliners and a sitting area with couch and chairs. We did not have a private pool (but were just next to the second pool) but then other villas do, so whatever takes your fancy is available for the respectively higher rate. Wifi is available everywhere in the resort and free. We had some issues with range inside the room but no problem whatsoever in the outdoor area. (Our villa was in a corner of the resort.) Service is outstanding, the room gets attended to two to three times a day to refill water or towels, manage the aircon, prepare the room for the night which included lighting a beautifully scented candle in the bathroom and the anti mosquito incense at night. Cleanliness is a given and could not be better. Meals can either be taken at the restaurant area which features the main pool of the property - the second one is in a rather private setting between the river villas - and a lovely deck area or in your room at no extra charge. We were happy with the food quality, the choice ranges from indonesian style food to western dishes. Breakfast was included in the rate for us and was nice. The hotel offers a shuttle to the town centre and given the property is a bit up a small road that comes in handy. The shuttle does not run during the afternoon hours or to places other than the centre, but then the hotel offers private shuttles at a very reasonable rate to any place in Ubud at any time. If you are up for a little walk, Ubud centre is about 20-30min away on foot. Ubud fitness centre is down the road and included for guests which we thought was really nice. We took the bikes that are available for free and cycled down which is really easy and takes about 5 min. All in all the Purist is the perfect location to have some peace and quiet and indulge in beautifully designed surroundings - we loved it and would definitely recommend to stay there. It comes at a higher price point than quite a lot of other places - but then Ubud is not the cheapest area if you look for a bit of luxury - and the Purist definitely delivers. It lives up to expectancies and is really worth it.

The purist was amazing in every way. We stayed in river villa one. The decor in the Villa is beautiful and the bedroom felt cosy and clean. As the main section of the Villa is all open we often had multiple Gecko / Frog friends join us inside. If you are not a fan of the reptiles/amphibians I would consider giving this place a miss. The bedroom is obviously behind a locked door but the living room can be just walked into by anyone creating a slight security risk if you were to leave things inside. Our villa did not have its own pool but as a lot of the other villas do, we never shared the communal pool with any other guests. At times you could forget that there was anyone else around. The views of the jungle around the hotel were beautiful. Lastly I don't think I've ever experienced more attentive staff in a hotel before. All the staffs customer service was amazing and they should all be commended. If I was to return to Bali I would definitely stay here again.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

The Purist Villas & Spa places you within a mile (2 km) of Ubud Royal Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market. This 4.5-star resort has 16 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on a river and also close to Pura Taman Saraswati and Puri Saren Agung.


Free breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the resort and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 16 air-conditioned rooms feature fireplaces, balconies or patios, and iPod docks. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include minibars, free bottled water, and safes.

Property features

Guests staying at The Purist Villas & Spa enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for IDR 650000 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include a computer station, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Jungle Pool Villas

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

River Villas

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Bamboo Pool Villas

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Private Pool

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

97% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 592 reviews