Pros

  • Set within an idyllic Balinese village
  • Ultra private villas with personal plunge pools and rice field views
  • A serene and tranquil ambience and a classic Balinese aesthetic
  • Facilities include a restaurant, a spa, and yoga shala
  • Most room rates include breakfast and afternoon tea
  • Breakfast can be served to guests' villas for no added charge
  • Free yoga classes, guided walks, bicycles to use, and Ubud shuttles
  • Free cultural activities like dancing, wood carving, and offering making
  • Free on-site parking and Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • In a quiet village located 15 minutes from downtown Ubud (a plus for some)
  • No communal swimming pool or fitness center
  • Villas do show some wear and tear
  • Many bugs and critters around due to the natural setting
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Bottom Line

Alam Puisi Villa is an upper-middle-range hotel with 27 private pool villas. The hotel is located in the scenic Pejeng Village, around a 15-minute drive from downtown Ubud. This intimate tropical retreat feels far removed from the downtown buzz and has a tranquil ambience, a classic Balinese aesthetic, and traditional artwork on display. Villas are highly private, modern, well maintained, and all feature plunge pools, bright stylish interiors, and rice field views. Facilities include a restaurant, a spa, and a yoga shala. Free extras include breakfast (most room rates), afternoon tea, Ubud transfers, bicycles, and daily cultural activities. For a more upmarket alternative check out the nearby Amori Villas -- a classy boutique all-villa hotel featuring spectacular jungle valley views and a gorgeous infinity swimming pool.

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Amenities

  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Alam Puisi Villa

Scene

A boutique all-villa hotel, with a traditional Balinese aesthetic and gorgeous tropical scenery

Alam Puisi Villa is an intimate hotel with a serene and tranquil ambience, tropical scenery, rice field views, and a traditional Balinese aesthetic. Towering brick archways lead into the hotels well manicure grounds which are lined with tropical greenery and tall trees. Most of the facilities have a semi open-air design, overlook the rice fields, and have been constructed using traditional building technique and natural materials, with carved wooden interiors and thatched roofs. A showcase of local Balinese artists are on display throughout the common areas, with a diverse collection of paintings, poetry, and intricate wood and stone carvings. Most guests are couples, though there are a few families as well. 

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Location

Located in the idyllic Pejeng Village, a 15-minute drive from downtown Ubud

Alam Puisi Villa is located in Pejeng, a small traditional Balinese village on the outskirts of downtown Ubud. The area surrounding the hotel features picturesque rice field terraces and tropical jungle valley scenes. There aren't any restaurants, shops, or tourist attractions within walking distance, but the hotel does offer a free daily shuttle service into downtown Ubud. The drive into Ubud takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Ubud is most well known as a destination for traditional Balinese arts and culture but it is also quickly developing into something of a culinary hub and features an excellent range restaurants and bars. It's almost a mecca for healthy plant-based cuisine, with an abundance of vegan, vegetarian, and raw food options. Ubud has a thriving thriving yoga scene, with classes being offered all day at places like the Yoga Barn, the Radiantly Alive Studio, and Taksu Yoga Studio, which are all within a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Art enthusiasts are also spoilt for for choice with a wide array of museums and galleries in town. A good starting point are the classics like the ARMA Museum, the Neka Art Museum, and the Don Antonio Blanco Museum, all of which are around 20 minutes away from the hotel by car. Transfers to the Ngurah Rain International Airport take around 90 minutes.

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Rooms

Spacious modern villas with bright stylish interiors, private plunge pools, and rice field views

All 27 villas at Alam Puisi are ultra private, have personal plunge pools, and are bright and airy, with large glass frontages that let in plenty of natural light and airflow. Interiors are tidy and modern with sparsely decorated white walls, light gray and yellow colored cement tile floors, and hardwood furniture and trim. Rooms are furnished with comfy seating, wooden beds with canopy mosquito nets, work tables and chairs, and roomy wardrobes. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, safes, coffee- and tea-making facilities, mini-fridges, and mineral water. Villas spill out onto plunge pools and wooden decks perched along the rice fields. The pool decks are lined with two lounge chairs and a thatched roof wooden cabana and daybed, which offers an idyllic spot to take in the view or unwind with a good book. Bathrooms are spacious and have elegant marble interiors, large walk-in rainfall showers, and deep soaking tubs. Bathroom amenities include bathrobes, slippers, and a full set of toiletries.

We noticed during our tour of the hotel that for the most part the villas were well maintained, though did show some signs of wear and tear, especially around the plunge pools and exteriors.

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Features

A restaurant, spa, and yoga space, plus free daily activities, bicycles, and shuttles to Ubud

Alam Puisi has a lovely range of facilities on offer, especially for a small boutique hotel. The restaurant serves three meals a day and the menu includes a selection of Indonesian, Balinese, and Western favorites. Most room rates include breakfast, which is served a la carte with a choice of continental, American, Asian, or Indian meal options. Breakfast can be served to guests' villas for no added charge. The spa features three private couples massage rooms and it offers a range of different beauty and massage treatments. 

Guests can immerse themselves in traditional Balinese art forms like gamelan, dance, wood carving, and offering making as the hotel offers a free program of rotating cultural activities. It also offers free daily yoga classes, guided village walks, bicycles to use, daily afternoon tea, and shuttle transfers to downtown Ubud. Guest parking and Wi-Fi are also free. There isn't a common swimming pool but all villas have private plunge pools. 

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Amenities

  • Airport Transportation

  • Business Center

  • Concierge

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Laundry

  • Pool

  • Room Service

  • Spa

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