Mandapa A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
At a Glance
Only a 15-minute drive into the cultural centre of Bali, Ubud
Every room showcases traditional Balinese architecture and artwork
There are over five different and very unique dining opportunities at Mandapa, including a private cocoon overlooking the Ayung river
There are lots of complimentary classes and workshops, such as Balinese batik, farming and visits to the Temple
The hotel is great for families and offers an excellent Kids Club for 'Mini Explorers'
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Bali’s climate is warm and humid, temperatures averaging between 21°C and 31°C. Short bursts of rain occur from November until April, making the velvet green landscape come alive. April to October is the dry season, although in hilly Ubud, you rarely feel too hot.
Festival periods can get busier. In Ubud, however, you never feel the crowds. This is the advantage Ubud has over the south coast area that can get packed to bursting around August, Christmas and New Year.
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Located just outside the centre of Ubud, Mandapa A Ritz Carlton Reserve is a fabulous property offering a selection of luxury villas and suites and is a great choice for guests looking to explore Bali's cultural hub.
Mandapa A Ritz Carlton Reserve is located by the Ayung River and amongst the lush jungle, the hotel is just a mere 10 minute drive from the bustling town.
The property is made up of just 60 villas and suites, all of which have a private outdoor space with views of the surrounding scenery, and showcase the architecture and craftsmanship of the local area.
The suites are located closer towards the main building and have wonderful views across the hotel towards the rice paddies. Interconnecting rooms are available which work really well for families.
The villas require a very short buggy journey from the reception area and all extremely spacious with views of the rainforest and a private pool.
During your stay at Mandapa, take a morning yoga class in the onsite pavilion, enjoy a good book in the library, ride a bicycle through nearby villages, or indulge in a relaxing treatment at the hotel's spa after a day of sightseeing and shopping in Ubud.
All of the suites and villas at Mandapa are extremely spacious and very elegantly designed with Balinese artwork and architecture. There are plenty of options for families too as you can interconnect two suites or, if you're looking for a little extra luxury, opt for a Pool Villa.
Mandapa offers an excellent kids programme called Mini Explorers where children can learn new skills and take part in a wide range of creative activities, all under expert supervision. Activities include kids yoga, nature walks, scavenger hunts, chocolate making, and rice paddy exploration. Babysitting is also available on request.
As well as a large central swimming pool, Mandapa also has a Spa and Wellness centre with steam rooms, saunas, treatment rooms, vitality pools, and a variety of lifestyle programmes to choose from. The hotel also offers a fitness centre, a river-facing yoga pavilion, and four unique dining experiences.
Kubu is a Mediterranean-European restaurant located by the Ayung River where you can enjoy dinner in one of its nine private cocoons. The Sawah Terrace is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant which overlooks the beautiful rice paddies and tropical forest, and offers a selection of Balinese, Asian and western dishes.
If you're looking for something lighter at lunch, or a fresh juice, then The Pool Bar is a great choice. The Library is a relaxed lounge where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or the hotel's signature afternoon tea.
Mandapa offers a complimentary shuttle service into Ubud for all guests to enjoy the restaurants, galleries, temples, shops and atmosphere of this wonderful town. Mandapa can organise a whole host of activities in and around Ubud including cycling, hiking and rafting. Within the hotel they organise lots of complimentary artisan classes and cultural workshops, including Balinese dance, farming, batik, visits to the Temple and weaving workshops.
Alex Ancira (Staff)
Mandapa boasts about being the closest resort to the Ayun river, and because of that it truly creates a peaceful, jungle-like atmosphere. The suites and villas are spacious, modern, and impeccably designed. Each room is unique No room is the same as each room has a different piece of art which was hand painted on premises by a local artist depicting some of Bali's most beautiful landscapes. The service is incomparable and their restaurant, Kubu, is rated #1 on trip advisor. But what I will remember the most is the architecture and surrounding landscape. The whole resort marries stone, greenery, and the use of light perfectly. I highly recommend looking up at the main buildings at night. But during the day, taking in the sweeping, uninterrupted views of the jungle will calm you instantly.
Stephanie Davidson (Staff)
The warm welcome and a stunning introductory view overlooking the resort is the beginning of what can only be described as a perfect stay in Mandapa. Start your day with complimentary yoga in the rice paddies, followed by an adrenaline filled afternoon white water rafting on the Ayung river which snakes around the resort. To complete this perfect day sit back and relax in an intimate cocoon at the riverside Kubu restaurant. This Balinese village is impressive from beginning to end.
Louise Brooks (Staff)
I loved my stay Ritz Carlton Mandapa - the service was outstanding, as is the food.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
This is such a wonderful property that I highly recommend staying at. The hotel is located just a 15 minute drive from the centre of Ubud and is very much hidden amongst the lush greenery. The attention to detail here was excellent - the rooms are very spacious and beautifully designed with plenty of traditional Balinese influence in the architecture and artwork. Most of the suites and villas also have amazing views across the property's rice paddies and the surrounding forest. I was particularly impressed with the hotel's kids club as they've made sure to make all of the activities educational.
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Location & directions
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Mandapa Ritz Carlton is situated just outside the town of Ubud. The resort is a short shuttle ride away from cafes, shops and restaurants.
How to get there
17-hour international flight with one change. From the airport Mandapa is a one and a half hour drive away.
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