Uma Ubud is located in the centre of Bali.The island is divided by a volcanic mountain chain which separates the quiet north, where the foothills fall into the Bali Sea, from the busy south, where fertile rice paddies slope gently down towards the Indian Ocean. At its heart lies Ubud, a small but lively town regarded as the island’s cultural hub.
The hotel, occupying a three-hectare site, is hidden on the fringe of Ubud, overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley amid paddy fields carved out of hillsides, backed by coconut palms and banyan trees. The river Oos runs below; to one side stands a mountain. There is no sound of traffic. The town, where there are numerous shops, galleries and local restaurants, is a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk.
The landscaping of Uma Ubud, by Bali-based Trevor Hillier, refers to the village siteplans of island tradition. The heart of the hotel the lobby, 25 metre pool and bar is open, clean and simply designed. This contrasts with the narrow paths running between tall, lushly-planted walls that lead to rooms. All villas have small, walled, tropical gardens.
The 14 Terrace Rooms,are each 45sq metres There are 10 Garden Rooms positioned along the northern perimeter, all 53sq metres with a private courtyard. The three Uma Pool Suites are 94sq metres and have infinity-edge pools and uninterrupted views across the valley down to the snaking river. The Uma Suite is similar, but without a pool. The COMO Suite, located on the southern edge of the resort, has possibly the best pool as well as a private treatment area. In-room facilities are decadent in their detail. The open-air bathrooms all include separate baths and an open-air shower. Other facilities include 32” flat screen TVs with satellite channels, DVD players, an electronic personal safe, Yoga mats and minibars.