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.
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.
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.
I found the rooms to be very comfortable and cozy. I loved having all the space to stretch out.
The room had plenty of outlets – which is important for me because I have a lot of electronics to charge that I travel with.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
- 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
Disclaimer: I was hosted by Bisma Eight, but as always, opinions are my own.