Ubud’s rich cultural and artistic heritage makes the town an ever-interesting destination not only to visit, but also to stay in. To maximise your fun while staying in Bali’s cultural hub, read our guide to the best hotels in Ubud.
Once a residence for artists behind the renowned Komaneka Gallery, this homey accommodation offers a comfortable stay with style. Guests can immerse in the earthy, traditional Balinese architecture and décor while pampering the mind and body in the tropical garden, dipping into the stylish infinity pool overlooking lush jungle, or indulging in a relaxing spa session at Pandan Wangi Spa.
Managed by the reputable Alila Hotels and Resorts, this Ubud hotel is arguably the most iconic among their other excellent accommodations. Perched on the banks of the sacred Ayung River and designed to resemble a Balinese village, guests can experience what it’s like to live like locals (only with a luxurious touch). One of the hotel’s best features is the award-winning pool overlooking Ubud’s mighty hills and dense vegetation.
Outstandingly capturing Bali’s rich cultural heritage, distinguished natural charms, and artistic spirit, Bisma Eight offers a splendid getaway in the heart of Ubud. The boutique hotel accentuates Bali’s natural beauty with international facilities and elements, such as the Japanese-inspired soaking tub. The result is a serene, tropical, yet modern setting in which to enjoy Bali in all its glory.
The intimate and warm atmosphere at COMO Uma Ubud will make guests feel like they’re at their own rural country home. In addition to the natural setting amid Ubud’s forests, rice fields, and rivers, every corner is well-decorated, either with greenery or earthy elements. Rooms all come with their own elements of nature, from planted walls to wood furniture and even a tropical garden. Guests seeking a wellness journey can also treat their bodies and souls at the COMO Shambala Retreat.
Boasting a prime location just across the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, this hotel also shares the neighborhood with many of Ubud’s best galleries, working spaces, and restaurants. The hotel embraces Bali’s natural beauty with an open-air plan, which enhances its noteworthy facilities that include two opulent swimming pools, restaurants, and a spa, all rich in Balinese culture, symbols, and customs.
SenS is a sophisticated, modern hotel full of traditionally inspired elements and decorations that reflect its strong Balinese roots. This hotel is in downtown Ubud. Guests can expect Balinese-inspired artworks in its every corner, including paintings and carvings, a perfect manifestation of Ubud’s overall artistic atmosphere.
This hotel offers an impressive mixture of traditional and modern elegance. The vast hotel and resort complex is ornate with Balinese-style art and decorations, such as statues, paintings, carvings, umbrellas, and more, creating an authentic Balinese village vibe. The hotel’s attention to detail puts it ahead of many other accommodations that offer a similar Balinese experience. The Mansion also arranges traditional performances and serves authentic Balinese cuisine.
Managed by Plataran Indonesia (with six other hotels and resorts across Indonesia), Plataran Ubud presents its guests with a rich cultural experience in an authentic Balinese setting. The hotel arranges a multitude of Balinese adventures, from rice terrace or sunrise hiking tours to rafting, temple journeys and dance lessons. Plataran Ubud embraces its serene natural surrounding of lush vegetation, rice fields, and tall palm trees, enhanced by exceptional facilities such as infinity pools, a spa, and an outdoor gym.