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COMO Uma Ubud

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

At a Glance

  • Take a trip from the Uma to visit the mighty Mt Batur, with villages dotted along the crater lake and the smoking cone towering above

  • Only a 10-minute stroll into the cultural center of Bali, Ubud

  • Uma Ubud has the charm of a traditional Indonesian Village and has a contemporary touch, the perfect combination

  • The restaurant relies on fresh produce, which is harvested locally, to create delicious dishes

  • For privacy the Uma Pool suites with infinity edged plunge pools are the accommodation to stay in

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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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Insider's View

Breakfasts here are amazing - make sure you order a coffee with a cinnamon stick to stir!

The Como Suite here is absolutely incredible - with ample space, your own private pool and even your own secret door to the spa, you will feel like you are in absolute heaven!

The lychee martini is the perfect evening drink to accompany a day of relaxation at the spa.

Upgrade to a Pool Villa to enjoy sweeping views of the valley.

Go on the Tjampuhan Ridge and Temple Walk one morning - a beautiful (and not too challenging walk) along a valley ridge, paddy fields and through local villages.

Have at least one meal at Uma Cucina, the hotel's new Italian restaurant. The food is so fresh and tasty!

Enjoy an evening at their atmospheric Italian restaurant for something different and sample their delicious selection of pizza, which comes highly recommended.

Make sure to try their breakfast here – I had such a delicious egg white omelette, alongside a glass of fresh coconut water!

Enjoy a little slice of Italian heaven at Cucina, if it's on the menu try the Black Ink Linguini, though the color is a little daunting the taste is exquisite.

Don’t miss the Mojito at 5.00pm a staff favorite!

For the perfect day out sign up for the Kintamani temple and volcano tour.

Participate in a traditional Balinese BBQ every Monday at Uma Bar.

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Description

COMO Uma Ubud is a peaceful hideaway on the outskirts of Ubud, set amongst dense vegetation and offering scenic views across the steep valley. The resort's contemporary luxury edge mixed with local design and materials gives it a distinct Balinese feel.

The luxury COMO Uma Ubud is located on the periphery of Ubud, rooms are hidden away amidst paddy fields, carved out of hillsides and backed by coconut palms. It is a tranquil retreat yet just a short drive from the exciting cultural heart of Bali where you can visit art galleries or barter at local handicraft shops.

The narrow paths that wind between the rooms and suites and their tropical gardens give Uma Ubud an intimate local village feel yet beneath the alang-alang thatched roofs are stylish, contemporary villas, some with infinity edge pools and stunning Tjampuhan valley views. Highlights of the rooms include the chic uncluttered interiors, sleek black and white bathrooms and abundance of natural light. Suites have the addition of sitting rooms, dining rooms and the Pool Suites have a wonderful plunge pool with views over the jungle.

Meals center on local, fresh produce at the Uma Ubud's open air restaurant 'Kemiri'. Here Asian and Balinese dishes are served as well as healthy COMO Shambhala cuisine. At the cool Pool Bar you can kick back with a cocktail or you can chose to dine in the comfort and privacy of your own room.

COMO Uma Ubud has a strong focus on health and wellbeing and the COMO Shambhala Spa, well established in many of the COMO Group's properties, offers an excellent array of treatments and classes. The spa makes use of natural ingredients, with the therapies drawing on Bali's traditional medicine and ancient beauty rituals. A daily complimentary yoga session, reflexology area, steam rooms, gym and sauna as well as a fabulous 25 meter pool should help you soak up Bali's peaceful health-giving spirit. Active guests can enjoy the wonderful biking and hiking opportunities this region has to offer.

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Accommodation

There are 46 room and villas in total at Uma Ubud. The 14 bright Terrace Rooms at Uma Ubud have voile draped four-poster beds and large private terraces. The 10 Garden Rooms have open-air bathrooms and a comfortable terrace with fish pond that connects them to the bedroom. The Uma Suite has a separate sitting room, dining room and bedroom and a private terrace with sweeping views. The three Pool Suites have the addition of a plunge pool with jungle views. The Como Suite has even more space with a spa treatment area, infinity pool and spacious sundeck. All rooms and suites have Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, Egyptian cotton linen, phone, flat screen satellite TV, DVD player and library, safe, minibar, tea and coffee facilities, yoga mat and hairdryer.

Terrace Room

Measuring 45sqm, the Terrace Room is bright and spacious with a chic feel and large French doors which open up to a private terrace.

Ubud Room

Located on the upper floor, the light and airy Ubud Room measures 55sqm and features its own conservatory along with a relaxing day bed and seating area beneath a thatched roof.

Garden Pool Villa

Benefiting from an open-air courtyard, the Garden Pool Villa measures up to 193sqm.

Pool Suite

Spread over 167sqm, the Pool Suite offers plenty of space and even a second room which can also be used as a bedroom for younger guests.

Uma Villa

Measuring up to 94sqm, Uma Villa is spacious and elegant, offering a sitting and dining area as well as a modern bathroom with a sunken bath and separate shower. There's also a private terrace for guests to enjoy.

Uma Pool Villa

The Uma Pool Villa spans 259sqm with a private swimming pool, sprawling sundeck and outstanding views.

COMO Villa

The largest of all accommodation at COMO Uma Ubud, the COMO Villa measures 287sqm and boasts its own spa treatment area which can be transformed into a second bedroom. There is also a spacious sundeck and infinity pool which overlooks the Tjampuhan Valley below.

Childcare

Children are very welcome at Uma Ubud although no formal children's activities or facilities are available, apart from babysitting, which can be arranged on request. Children's meals are also available.

Facilities

Uma Ubud's Kemiri open-air restaurant serves modern Balinese and Asian food as well as healthy Shambhala cuisine. The Uma Ubud takes room service to a new level with an international choice of delicious dishes. The Shambhala Spa is central to the hotel's healthy philosophy and its four treatment rooms, reflexology area, steam, sauna, gym and 25-meter swimming pool will restore the body and mind.

Activities

The Uma Ubud offers a complimentary shuttle service into Ubud for all guests to enjoy the restaurants, galleries, temples, shops and atmosphere of this wonderful town. Uma Ubud can organize a whole host of activities in and around Ubud including cycling, hiking and rafting. Within the hotel they organize a daily complimentary yoga class and guided morning walks.

Reviews

5

Alex Ancira (Staff)

With a modern take on traditional Balinese style, COMO Uma Ubud is a great option for families and couples alike. The rooms are spacious, white, and simple with plenty of light. A great complement to the surrounding greenery of the jungle. Local shops and restaurants are only 15 minutes away but I definitely recommend trying both restaurants the hotel has to offer - I had a meal at each COMO location on Bali and all of them were nothing short of delicious!

5

Amy Ropner (Staff)

With the noise of crickets as company I left my room and headed along the romantically lit pathways to Cucina restaurant which served delicious Italian food and great cocktails. With an impressive reputation to boot and with good reason, I would recommend mixing your time between local Ubud restaurants during the day and heading back here in the evenings to try as many options on the menu as possible.

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Charlotte Winter (Staff)

Just a 15 minute walk from the cultural center of Ubud, is the beautiful Como Uma Ubud. This was a real highlight for me and I couldn't recommend it more. As soon as you walk into the hotel, you instantly feel a sense of peace and serenity. There is a very relaxed atmosphere here and the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. The hotel has 46 rooms, suites and villas, all of which are beautifully designed with fresh, simple and clean interiors. The property has a stunning swimming pool, and a dedicated yoga center which offers incredible views across the lush, green valley. The Shambhala Spa is also a real highlight and is made up of four treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, gym and reflexology area.

5

Sarah Rowan (Staff)

This hotel has such a quiet and tranquil feel to it and is a superb option for couples or honeymooners. The rooms are white, fresh and simple; they are beautifully designed and my favorite has to be the newer Uma Pool Villas. These would be the ultimate accommodation for a couple. For families with a small child, the Pool Suites do work well, as they have a small separate room they can convert into a kids bedroom. With just 46 rooms, they still offer a gym, spa with sauna and steam rooms, plus yoga. It is also so close to the town, that you are in the ideal set-up; still enjoying the peaceful countryside, but just a short hop from the town and all it had to offer.

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Clare Barratt (Staff)

Uma Ubud is an absolute gem. You feel immediately at home upon arriving here - the welcoming staff, relaxed atmosphere and beautiful surroundings encourage this. The resort feels quite small, although the accommodation still all feels quite private with lots of windy walkways and lush vegetation. The pool, restaurant and bar are at the center of the property and this area is very relaxed with lots of comfortable seating and service on hand if you need it! I spent lots of time here. The hotel can organize lots of activities such as trekking, cycling tours, walking tours of Ubud and one that I didn't do but would love to - a sunset volcano trek which sounded amazing, so I would highly recommend doing this! I stayed in a Pool Suite which was lovely, the decor consisted of fresh colors and linen. If you want some views, I would upgrade to one of the villas though as the suites and rooms don't have any. Four or five nights here is a try wonderful way to experience Ubud!

5

Marina Byers (Staff)

Uma Ubud is a haven of calm and tranquility. Set within stunning gardens and with a view of the valley below, each of Uma's 46 rooms offer contemporary Balinese luxury. In particular their garden suites, with their enormous bathrooms, private gardens and stunning walkway entrances above fish ponds are a must. Offering a number of activities, I recommend waking up to a morning of yoga followed by one of the hotels trips to the Bedugal mountains and local market where you will be immersed in the unspoiled culture of Ubud.

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Olivia Smith (Staff)

The Uma Ubud is located in the jungle in a peaceful setting close to the quaint and quirky town of Ubud. The view from the lobby through to the main part of the hotel is lovely, over the pool and immediately reveals how stylish the property is. There is a wonderfully relaxed bar out in the open sided building by the large and beautiful swimming pool, perfect for an sunset cocktail before heading into Ubud for supper at a local restaurant. The rooms and suites at the Uma and really stylish and comfortable, with chic furnishings and crisp, white fabrics. One of the jewels in the Umas crown is the fantastic Como Shambhala Spa, with a dizzying array of treatments designed to relax and revive. The Uma is ideal for honeymoons or couples looking to explore the great little town of Ubud, with its markets, temples and artisan shops, whilst maintaining a wonderful, Balinese jungle atmosphere moments away from the buzzing streets.

Experiences

  • Bali Street Food Tour

    From exotic fruits to exquisite beef rendang, fish fresh from the ocean to regional delicacies, a tour of Denpasar’s street food stalls is a chance to uncover the cultural nuances of the country while enjoying the flavors of its famed cuisines.

  • Explore the Charms of Northern Bali

    Take a day to explore northern Bali, taking in the central highlands, the famous market at Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu temple, the sacred hot springs at Banjar, Lovina town for lunch and the former Dutch capital, Singaraja before visiting Gitgit waterfall.

  • 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.

Vacation Ideas

  • Active Indonesia

    Ubud, Sumba Island & Seminyak

    from $7400 pp 14 nights

    • With one of the best surf breaks in Indonesia Nihi Sumba is a dream for keen surfers who can't resist luxury
    • A stay on the main island of Bali either side of traveling to Sumba, will provide time to relax and unwind before any onward travel.
    • Seminyak offers both beach front and action with plenty of local bars and restaurants to chose from.
  • Bali Honeymoon

    Ubud, Munduk & Manggis

    from $3400 pp 9 nights

    • This itinerary provides the perfect combination of culture, adventure and relaxation
    • Learn the art of Indonesian cuisine with a private cooking class
    • Enjoy the sunset views from your overlooking the highlands of Manggis with a cocktail in hand.
  • Classic Java & Bali

    Magelang, Munduk, Ubud, Seminyak

    from $4200 pp 12 nights

    • Soak up the culture and scenic beauty of Java and Bali
    • Explore the highlands temples and rice terraces of central Bali
    • Visit Buddhist temple complex of Borobudur at sunrise
  • Highlights of Indonesia

    Hong Kong, Ubud, Borobudur, Seminyak

    from $4100 pp 8 nights

    • You will not be able to take your eyes off the view of Borobudur Temple during your sunrise temple tour.
    • Explore Southern Bali's many bars, restaurants and activities from the bustling center of Seminyak.
    • Start your journey with shopping, cityscapes and fine dining in Hong Kong

Location & directions

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Uma Ubud is located on Jalan Raya Sanggingan, on the fringe of the artists’ town of Ubud, a small town and Bali’s cultural hub, overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley and River Oos. The landscape comprises rolling rice paddies carved out of hillsides backed by the curve of coconut palms.

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