Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
At a Glance
Privacy is of the essence at theTanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana he 20 villas and suites are scattered over a 5 hectare expanse of rural landscaping
Get away from the beach to the cultural capital of Bali where Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana offers a peaceful retreat
Sit at the secluded restaurant amongst the Rice Paddies and indulge in traditional Balinese food
Just a 15-minute drive from the centre of Ubud the hotel is surrounded by working rice paddies
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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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Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana, is a luxury retreat on the outskirts of Ubud. The private estate is a collection of exquisite villas, many with their own pools where you are attended to by your own private butler.
Resting in the exclusive private Tanah Gajah estate, Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana (formerly the Chedi Club Ubud) is a secret garden of sumptuous villas and suites surrounded by working rice paddies. Traditional Balinese architecture, local artefacts and contemporary design and comfort blend seamlessly to create exceptionally exclusive and luxurious private residences.
Each villa at Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana showcases the best of traditional Balinese design and offers every contemporary comfort conceivable. Relax in your private pool whilst gazing out over the dramatic countryside and enjoy the privilege of the intimate club and its lavish spa, diverse cuisine and dedicated butler service. Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana is extremely romantic and the ultimate in exclusivity.
Modern Balinese décor prevails here with clean lines, neutral colours and the very highest quality throughout. There are one-bedroom Suites, Pool Villas and Spa Villas. The Suites have a large bedroom, spacious indulgent bathroom with outdoor shower and a stunning private terrace. The Villas all have an outdoor bath, an al fresco dining area beside a 10 metre private pool and sundeck. The Spa Villas have a private spa room with two treatment beds, cold plunge pool, sauna, semi outdoor bathroom and private terrace. A daily 90-minute treatment is included. There is also a large two-bedroom estate with private pool. All suites and villas include: espresso machine, 32 inch flat screen TV, WiFi, daily newspaper and fresh fruit, minibar, iPod docking station and Bose entertainment system with CD/DVD player.
Children are welcome to come and stay at the Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana where every care is taken that families have a truly relaxing stay. The club can provide car seats for transfers, children's DVDs, high chairs, cots, children's menus and babysitting.
The Club Lounge and The Restaurant provide a unique venue for cocktails, afternoon tea and dinner overlooking the paddy fields. The Bird Lounge is a great place for drinks and in villa dining options are extensive as are romantic private dining venues around the estate. There is a 35 metre swimming pool, tennis court, yoga studio, state of the art gym and serene spa overlooking the verdant fields.
A complimentary limousine service can take you to and from Ubud when you feel like exploring the many galleries, shops, restaurants and cafes. Other activities include cookery classes, yoga and meditation, nearby golf, cycling tours, weekly cultural performances, trekking and rafting.
Charlotte Loughlin (Staff)
Be prepared for a warm welcome with one of Bali's best Pisang Goreng or 'Fried Banana' prepared fresh for your arrival. Then enjoy the resort grounds which are beautiful, showcasing the artistic cultural flair Ubud is famous for with large statues and classic Balinese structures and gardens. The views surrounding the private villas and pavilion restaurant are of lush rice fields that cover the surrounding area. Soak up the Balinese life style while you enjoy complimentary afternoon tea or cocktails and canaps at the pool side.
Amy Ropner (Staff)
The restaurant in the rice paddy fields provides endless picture perfect moments. I wanted though to get more in amongst it so ended up wandering on the raised grassy area between each pristine field and was greeted by charming locals going about their daily lives. The Chedi Club has championed the realisation that acknowledging and integrating with the local environment really does create something special. I loved that in the morning when I headed back to my villa from breakfast, that the gates at the end of my pool had opened to make essentially an infinity pool dropping away to the rice crops.
Charlotte Winter (Staff)
This was a real favourite of mine when I visited Ubud. The hotel used to be a private residence but has been beautifully renovated into a series of boutique villas, situated amongst working rice paddy fields. With only twenty units, the property feels exclusive and intimate, and is great for guests wanting to get away from the crowds.
Sarah Rowan (Staff)
With just 20 villas on their 5 hectares of land you get the most fantastic feeling of space and privacy here. Unusually the land is flat, so there are not the steps and hill climbs that you get at many other properties. This means you have the freedom to wonder round and take full advantage of the glorious gardens and views of the working rice paddy fields. The restaurant juts out onto a rice paddy and is in a spectacular and unique setting, where you feel miles away from the Western world. Meals can be totally personalised and while the menu is impressive, with a mix of Indonesian and western, you can request anything you wish - the chef likes a challenge! My favourite rooms are the One Bedroom Pool Villas, with a fabulous size pool. Here they also offer yoga, tennis, laundry, complimentary mini bar and butler service, all with an incredible personal touch.
Marina Byers (Staff)
As I walked up the steps and along the path to the entrance of The Chedi Club, I was taken aback by the stunning scenery of the surrounding rice fields, belonging to the property. Guests can take part in rice paddy trekking to gain a real understanding of how the rice is grown and harvested. The property's 20 rooms are all very spacious and spread out amongst the beautiful gardens. The main pool is the perfect place to spend some time relaxing in the sun. Don't miss out on the delicious afternoon tea, which can be enjoyed in the restaurant, by the pool or in the comfort of your own villa. The restaurant is set on the paddy fields and has a mesmerizing view. Watch the sun disappear into the trees with a sweet basil cocktail in hand before a spectacular dinner. There is always something to go, or something to see; one of the highlights being the traditional Kecak dance performed in the hotel's amphitheatre.
NH, July 2011 (Guest)
The Chedi Club in Ubud was out of this world! Service superb, the villa stunning, views stunning, the food there is like a Michelin restaurant and it was just the perfect place to relax! We really enjoyed going into the town centre too. The rooms were surprisingly free of insects too which was a major plus for me (I am afraid of everything!).
Olivia Smith (Staff)
Unlike most hotels in Ubud that sit on the edge of the Ayung Gorge, the Chedi Club sits amidst flat working paddy fields which gives you a real sense of being in and amongst Balinese daily life. Set on the Tanah Gajah estate, the Chedi Club is incredibly serene and peaceful and I loved the relaxed and intimate atmosphere.
The wonderful Villas are extremely private with beautiful views across the rice fields and are appointed in a traditional Balinese fashion whilst being furnished with all modern comforts. We were superbly looked after by our butler who took care of our every need, even going so far as to scatter our bed with beautiful frangipani flowers in the evening, complete with a rabbit made out of towels!
The food here is divine, eaten at the open-sided restaurant looking out across the paddy fields, which are dotted with candles at night, with only the noise of croaking frogs and singing cicadas for company!
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Get under the skin of historic Bali on this tour taking in Klungkung Palace, the scenic rice paddies of Rendang, Candidasa beach and witness the unchanged culture of Tenganan village. At the end of your day visit the "bat cave" or temple at Goa Lawah.
Batur's youngest crater - Volcano cooking
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Denpasar Street Food Tour with an Expert
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Explore the Charms of Northern Bali
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Kintamani Besakih Tour
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R.O.L.E Charitable Experience
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Spirit of Belimbing
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Sunrise over Mount Batur
Experience incredible views from the summit of Mount Batur as the sun rises. Have breakfast before your descent and visit three younger craters with evidence of lava flow and finally enjoy a soothing dip in Toya Bungkah hot springs.
Sunset over Uluwatu & Kecak
Travel to the south of Bali mid afternoon and to the impressive vantage point at Uluwatu Temple. Here you will be entertained by not only the view but also the famous Kecak dance prior to the chance to have a sunset dinner at Jimbaran Bay.
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Family Fun in Indonesia
Ubud, Sumba, Seminyak
from £6600 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights
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- It includes a huge array of soft adventure activities suited to the whole family
Location & directions
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Tanah Gajah, A Resort by Hadiprana, is located just 3km from the centre of Ubud, surrounded by lush greenery and verdant rice fields.
How to get there
17-hour international flight (with one change in Singapore) to Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport. Chedi Club is 1-hour from Denpasar airport.
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