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Traveling through Ubud in Bali is a large area of rolling hills, rice terraces, the bustling city,  and lodging. When I was traveling through Ubud, I wanted to stay in the city and outside the city. Bisma Eight was the perfect retreat inside the city and walking distance right outside the hotel to restaurants, laundry, the Monkey Forest, and shopping.

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Reception/waiting area

Bisma Eight is a boutique luxury hotel with a modern touch within the local culture. Offering three floors of space, you’ll find a rooftop restaurant, gym, an infinity pool, beautifully decorated rooms, a library cafe, and open spaces that are sleek in design.

The Rooms:

During my stay I was in a Canopy Suite. This room category is located on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the courtyard of greenery. The room itself was made up of three rooms: the living area, bedroom and bathroom. Each area was modern in design and had sliding doors to which you could close off the other rooms.

The room was outfitted with a king size bed, a working station, two closets, a safe, a living room area with: a TV, mini bar, couch, chair, dining table, and the bathroom was the best part: not only spacious but came with a rain shower, onsen soaking tub, a vanity, and a private toilet.

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Bedroom
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Bathroom
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Balcony

 

I found the rooms to be very comfortable and cozy. I loved having all the space to stretch out.

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Living area

The room had plenty of outlets – which is important for me because I have a lot of electronics to charge that I travel with.

Dining:

When you first arrive you are greeted with a welcome drink. One that I requested about 5 or 6 times during my stay. It was that good!

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Delicious welcome drink

One of the many awesome perks to staying with Bisma Eight is the free breakfast. Dine in your room or in the restaurant. I am 100% in love with their breakfast menu. Everything is fresh, delicious and healthy. My favorites were the poached egg on sourdough with avocado and the granola bowl – with a side of cappuccino.

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Breakfast at Bisma Eight in Ubud

The hotel has a beautiful rooftop restaurant, Copper Kitchen & Bar – that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offering fresh foods and a beautiful atmosphere. I love the romantic feel of being outside, the hanging plants and long fabrics.

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Copper Kitchen & Bar
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Pizza with Ubi fries and my favorite welcome drink

The Library Cafe is located past reception. Offering daily coffees and literature. The space is modern and quaint and you can order food in here as well. It is the same menu throughout the hotel.

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Lunch in the Library Cafe

The Pavillion is located out by the pool and overlooks the jungle. Think “drinks in paradise.” You can sit back and enjoy the views while taking in a cocktail and a sunset.

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Pavillion lighting
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Drinks
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Jungle views

The food at the hotel is so good that I ate all my meals here during my stay. I think that says a lot about a property – while their menu isn’t extensive, it is done to perfection and will keep you coming back.

The Grounds:

The hotel does have a beautiful infinity edge pool with plenty of loungers for guests around it. The pool is one of my favorite areas of the hotel because you walk through a tree lined courtyard to get there and once you arrive, its complete zen.

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A walk through the courtyard
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Sunset over the infinity pool 
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Loungers by the pool

 

Overall stay:

I loved the hotels location in the city and being able to access everything very quickly. The staff is top notch from helping you with your bags, remembering your name and assisting when you need anything at all.

Additional Info:

  • About 1.5 hours from Denpasar Airport (depending on traffic)
  • Hotel offers a shuttle service a few times a day with a drop off outside the Ubud Palace
  • You can arrange for an airport pick-up and/or drop off for a fee from the hotel
  • Activities are plentiful in the area
  • Ubud Monkey Forest is about a 15 minute walk
  • Ubud Temple is about a 5-10 minute drive
  • Hotel has laundry service
  • When visiting you must use the onsen tub – it takes about 45 minutes to fill
  • You can schedule a driver through the hotel to explore areas further out, like the rice terraces
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Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud

Disclaimer: I was hosted by Bisma Eight, but as always, opinions are my own. 

 

17 thoughts

  1. Oh my – everything about this hotel is amazing! I want to soak in the onsen tub, relax by the infinity pool and eat all the food!!

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  2. This place looks lush! I can’t believe how beautiful the grounds look and the food! That pizza made my mouth water. I really hope to get to Bali soon and I will keep this place in mind for a bit of a relax and unwind.

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  3. We looked at staying here on our most recent trip to Ubud! Now I’m kicking myself in the butt for not pursing it! The rooms look so comfortable and I love the design. The food also looks incredible! What a perfect Bali getaway! Makes me want to go back now!

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  4. A very detailed post about the hotel and what it offers, I can see this is a very nice place in Ubud. I didn’t know it existed; that wooden bath tub wow! Id love to get in there right now!

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  5. This looks like a perfect Ubud getaway! My husband and I are spending next Christmas in Bali and I’m not gonna lie, I just looked at their listings to see if we could stay there! SO beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Xx

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  6. Um so this basically looks like the perfect hotel! I love all the open spaces and leisure areas. The food looks like exactly what I like to eat – with fresh and filling ingredients. Also I am dying to know what was in the welcome drink 😉

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  7. I loved seeing all your photos on Instagram so I’m glad to be seeing more on the blog! This looks so amazingly peaceful and I still can’t get over the fact that breakfast is free! Livin the life for sure.

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  8. The infinity pool looks divine! Thanks for the info, glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We’re in Australia so quite close to Bali, we want to make it there in the new year, so it definitely helps now that we know where to stay!

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  9. I love Bali and Ubud! I have been staying in this little jungle by the river now 10 times, for a yoga and meditation retreat. It’s so peaceful to sit by the river, listening to the birds, watching the flowing water and the monkeys playing in the trees.
    I will be certainly looking into trying this hotel out, the infinity pools and the food looks amazing. Thank you for the great review!

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  10. I could live in that bathtub forever. We are traveling to Ubud in Feb 2017 and I am so excited to be there. Definitely considering a stay at this boutique hotel. 🙂

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