Where to stay? Most charming boutique hotels in Bali
August 31, 2018
It is one of the most charming boutique hotel in Ubud, and Bali in general, due to its mix of authentic Balinese lifestyle, layout and design of their villas and the surroundings. Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with your family, this hotel is for you. The resort is like a small town, in fact, that’s what it means Desa in Bahasa, the Indonesian language. I totally recommend it.
The complex includes several rice fields, a small farm and a small orchard where they grow their own products that they use in their daily kitchen. In addition, the Desa Visesa Hotel has its own entertainment service, Balinese dances two days a week and daily several typical Bali shows that enliven the restaurant Lesung, next to the Lobby, during the dinner buffet.
The other restaurant, Lumbung, with a quieter atmosphere and a la carte food, is on top of passing a river below it. From the terraces of the restaurant you can eat/dine with a view of its waterfall. The food is a 10 and has typical dishes of the Indonesian cuisine. It was all delicious. Try their Nasi Goreng and the satay.
This hotel also has its own Children’s Farm, with horses, cows, geese, ducks, hens and much more. The little ones will delight here where they can even ride the horses or feed the animals.
Other of the restaurants I loved was the Warung, which was just amazing. This particular one is more secluded, beside the orchard and the farm, built all of bamboo. It offers rice dishes and vegetables with different types of curry. The food is delicious and above all, it has the charm of being eating outdoors overlooking the rice fields in one part and on the other hand overlooking the jungle. This restaurant also teaches cooking classes, and has a small park for children built all in bamboo, so they can play while you relax.
They have another restaurant called Padi Fine Dining restaurant because it is surrounded by rice fields -“Padi” means rice fields in Bahasa-. They make dinner barbecues of fish, shellfish or vegetarian Indonesian delicacies.
Another of the things you can’t miss in this hotel is the Spa. Incredible, located inside a cave, you will hear how the water flows through the stones as the energy flows all over your body with restorative and soothing massages. Also, their outdoor gym has the best views you can have. A real delight!
We stayed in one of the hotel Villas and the experience was amazing. We had a beautiful room with a very spacious and open bathroom, where you could shower outdoors or give yourself a flower bath listening to the nature of the background. The Villas have a very spacious living room with several sofas, fridge and coffee maker and a small pond with fish at the entrance of it.
Although definitely the most spectacular is the private pool. If you stay in one of its Villas, do not hesitate to ask for a floating breakfast, an experience that you have to live at least once in your life. Just spectacular!
Regarding its location, the Desa Visesa Hotel is about 10 minutes drive from the center of Ubud but they offer a shuttle service, 3 times a day. Personally, I find it perfect since you have the center of Ubud very close but at the same time you are not in the middle of all the hustle but you are more secluded in a really amazing setting.