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Como Uma Ubud

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  • Why:Eat, pray, love.
  • When:January 2018
  • Who:Eating, praying and loving by myself.
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Como Uma Ubud The room was a dream - bright and open.

The room was a dream - bright and open.

Como Uma Ubud I got upgraded to a private pool villa with the wildest view.

I got upgraded to a private pool villa with the wildest view.

Como Uma Ubud
Como Uma Ubud This gorgeous overgrown pathway lead to my villa. Hindu religion moves me so much that this mini temple outside my room made me feel very safe.

This gorgeous overgrown pathway lead to my villa. Hindu religion moves me so much that this mini temple outside my room made me feel very safe.

Como Uma Ubud The main house has the bar, pool deck and yoga space upstairs.

The main house has the bar, pool deck and yoga space upstairs.

Como Uma Ubud The garden has some old trees and beautiful statue of Ganesh. It’s so lush and overgrown at times.

The garden has some old trees and beautiful statue of Ganesh. It’s so lush and overgrown at times.

Como Uma Ubud  I arrived during some serious tropical rain. Remember kids, keep your plans open if it’s wet season. The hotel offers a complimentary walk in the rice terraces in the mornings which I unfortunately missed out on due to the downpour.

I arrived during some serious tropical rain. Remember kids, keep your plans open if it’s wet season. The hotel offers a complimentary walk in the rice terraces in the mornings which I unfortunately missed out on due to the downpour.

Como Uma Ubud The second yoga pavilion has jaw dropping views. It hangs over the rainforest and you can lose yourself watching it. This is where Tarzan lives right?

The second yoga pavilion has jaw dropping views. It hangs over the rainforest and you can lose yourself watching it. This is where Tarzan lives right?

Como Uma Ubud The stunning restaurant with a pond serving delicious breakfast buffet. I had a bubur ikan, which is a savoury Indonesian porridge with fish, chili and spices. There is a selection of western food too of course.

The stunning restaurant with a pond serving delicious breakfast buffet. I had a bubur ikan, which is a savoury Indonesian porridge with fish, chili and spices. There is a selection of western food too of course.

Como Uma Ubud  I didn’t mind the rain. Lounging on the terrace was so relaxing I couldn’t be anything but grateful. Pardon my zen.

I didn’t mind the rain. Lounging on the terrace was so relaxing I couldn’t be anything but grateful. Pardon my zen.

Como Uma Ubud This was the view from my room. I am speechless, aren’t you?

This was the view from my room. I am speechless, aren’t you?

Como Uma Ubud  I had to show this off. How stunning is this bathroom in the restaurant? I’ll move to Indonesia just for the plants growing on the walls.

I had to show this off. How stunning is this bathroom in the restaurant? I’ll move to Indonesia just for the plants growing on the walls.

Como Uma Ubud The design in the lobby, spa and other common spaces is clean, airy with organic materials.

The design in the lobby, spa and other common spaces is clean, airy with organic materials.

Highs & Lows

  • Como Uma Ubud is all about experiences and activities. There are complimentary yoga classes daily and morning walks in the rice terraces. Or else you get a calendar of daily activities to book. Things like, hiking, visiting temples, seeing traditional dances, private Hindu prayer ceremonies, rafting etc.

  • There is a stunning spa on the premises using Como products, if you feel like pampering after rafting.

  • You can really detox here. Part of the menu consists of raw food for a good cleanse.

  • My room had two showers, one inside and one outside in a stunning private garden full of plants.

  • I didn’t get to partake in any activities outside of the hotel due to an unfortunate downpour during my entire stay. But nonetheless, I had an incredible time.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 49/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique spa resort.

  • Vibe

    Serene, luxurious, small resort, with jaw dropping jungle views

  • Location

    Ubud, the holiest of places in Bali

  • Rooms

    46 rooms and suites. Of which, 23 have private pools.

  • Music

    Chilled and slipped into the background.

  • Year Opened

    July 2004

  • Designed By

    Japanese interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi.

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes and yes + yoga.

  • Restaurant

    The Italian, Uma Cucina and Kerimi, asian + themed dinners.

  • Bar

    Yes, Uma Bar.

  • Minibar

    Yes ma’am.

  • Children

    I don’t see why not. Especially with a private pool.

  • Price

    Starting at €215, a great value for this magical place.

  • Website

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