Bali, Indonesia

Bisma Eight

Rates from (inc tax)$200.58

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (IDR3,161,250.01), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Industrial design, organic materials


Ubud jungle view

Boutique hotel Bisma Eight in Ubud is an impressive blend of industrial and organic materials. This urban(looking) jungle-side retreat has an organic garden and modern restaurant, but it’s the sultry infinity pool seemingly floating over the forest that beckons first.

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Daily high tea, 3pm late check-out and a guided village walk


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Need to know


38 suites.


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm. Guests can extend their through the day of checkout for an additional charge of 50 per cent of the standard room rate. Luggage storage is available too.


Double rooms from $200.58 (IDR2,612,603), excluding tax at 21 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (IDR3,161,250.01), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates include à la carte breakfast, fresh fruit on arrival, free daily morning yoga class, and a variety of free daily activities.


In-room massages, reflexology sessions and body scrubs are available; they’re particularly relaxing on balconies.

Hotel closed

No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 28 March 2017, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence). Stays are still possible, however guests are not permitted to leave the hotel grounds on that day.

At the hotel

Gym, organic garden. In rooms: TV, DVD player, WiFi, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Republic of Soap bath products.

Our favourite rooms

We love that all rooms come with a Japanese soaking tub made from Canadian cedar wood and natural Balinese soaps. If you fancy stepping from bed directly out onto your private jungle-view balcony, go for a spacious Forest Suite: you’ll wake to the sun glimmering through your curtains and squirrels chasing each other among the trees. Forest Suites are also spacious, with a separate living area.


Enjoy dips in the heated outdoor infinity pool from 7am to 9pm; we recommend swimming to the far corner for the best jungle views. The pool is flanked by a wooden deck with a dozen sunloungers and is steps from the Pavilion bar, which serves all-day dining and drinks.

Packing tips

Pack classically beautiful swimsuits for the aesthetically pleasing pool and outdoor-worthy shoes for guided treks through the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary.


There’s a shrine to Ganesh in the lobby; at check-in, front desk staff will offer you a garland of flowers to lay at the altar.


Little Smiths are welcome, but not catered to; the grounds are not pram-friendly and the pool was designed with grown-ups in mind. Baby cots, highchairs and extra beds for children can be provided, and babysitting can be arranged with three hours' notice.


Most of the ingredients used in the Copper Kitchen & Bar come from the hotel’s organic garden.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

For a gentle breeze and a view with your meals, go for a table on the light and airy ‘bridge’ or the trellised rooftop.

Dress Code

For dinner, it’s relaxed rolled-up shirt sleeves for Mr Smith and a jewel-toned flowing dress for Mrs Smith. On trend cover-ups and sandals will suffice for earlier meals.

Hotel restaurant

From the lobby, a staircase leads up to Copper Kitchen & Bar, helmed by chef Duncan McCance. The menu is full of traditional and international dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients, including the hotel’s organic garden. For lunch, start with the miso calamari and don’t forget a side order of ubi (sweet potato fried with aioli); try the the Balinese gado-gado too. At dinner, try the miso beef short ribs and wrap things up with a dragon curd tart. You can take your breakfast anywhere you’d like; choose from waffles with yuzu parfait, ricotta dumplings, poached eggs, fresh pastries and more, with freshly squeezed juices, herbal teas and coffee to wash it down. 

Hotel bar

The hotel bar is one with the restaurant and cranks out some serious cocktails. Try the rose-infused vodka Pinky Malinky; tamarillo-based Tamariloco; rum, cherry and beet juice Le Purpinkle; or the refreshingly citrusy Lemongrass 75. You can also order ice-cold drinks and after-swim cocktails and nibbles throughout the day at the Pool Pavilion, and the Library Café, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee (or cocktail) with a book from the hotel’s collection, is at the far end of the lobby. The cafe brews Kintamani-grown Arabica coffee from local Tetap Happy Coffee Roasters.

Last orders

Extend leisurely evening meals to 11pm in Copper Kitchen & Bar, and sip cocktails at the Pool Pavilion or in the Library Café until 9pm. The Pool Pavilion opens at 9am, and Copper Kitchen & Bar and Library Café both open at 7am.

Room service

Order starters, satay platters, pizzas, steaks and desserts to your room, which also has a minibar stocked with crisps, chocolate, beer and soft drinks.


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Bisma Eight
Jalan Bisma No. 68, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia


Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is 80 minutes away by car; the hotel can arrange private transfers for a maximum of four people per car for IDR450,000 each way.


From Ubud, it’s a drive of six minutes to the hotel; hail a cab or park your own vehicle for free at the hotel. You’ll need a tourist driving licence to be street legal, but given the road conditions and somewhat casual attitude to the rules of the road, you might have a more enjoyable holiday if you leave the driving to the professionals.

Worth getting out of bed for

If you like to stay active on holiday, Bisma Eight may be your boutique-hotel soulmate. Daily yoga classes are held from 8am to 9am; on Tuesdays you can try your hand at making traditional Balinese goods; and on Wednesdays you can head out for an organic farm visit. Thursdays, whip up Indonesian eats and master the art of mocktail shaking on Fridays; enjoy a leisurely guided cycle on Saturdays and Sundays. 
Bisma Eight is well positioned for Ubud adventures, too: the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is only one kilometre away. Ubud is full of boutiques if you fancy a spot of shopping: check out Dypt for airy scarves, Kou Cuisine for spices and homemade jams, and Ubud Art Market for something to display on your mantel. Venture further afield to the mesmerising Tegalalang Ceking Rice Terraces in Jalan Raya Tegalalang; daredevils can go white-water rafting nearby, too. 

Local restaurants

For fine dining Indonesian style, head to Blanco Par Mandif (+62 812 77773000) and order a seven-, nine- or 13-course tasting menu with paired drink. Vegetarians and meat-eaters alike will find plenty of choice at bijou eatery Locavore (Jalan Dewi Sita, +62 361 977733); the five-course sharing menu is an excellent way to taste as many local dishes as possible. Open-air Il Giardino Restaurant (+62 361 974 271) on Jalan Kajeng dishes out classic Italian dishes, including handmade pasta; try the seafood risotto or pumpkin ravioli. Upscale Bridges (+62 361 970095) serves up beautifully prepared Indonesian and western dishes. To feel ridiculously healthy (and a little bit smug) check out the tasty offerings at vegan and raw Alchemy Restaurant (+62 0361 971 981). 

Local cafés

For brunch, order eggs many ways, freshly-baked breads, fruit-filled smoothies and lychee iced tea at Folk Ubud (+62 361 9080888); it’s a little over a kilometre away from Bisma Eight on Jalan Monkey Forest Road. Café Lotus is the place for local dishes with a side of traditional Balinese dancing. Indonesian roastery Seniman Coffee (Jl. Sriwedari No. 5) has a wide selection of single-origin coffees from across the country, Central America and Africa. The knowledgeable baristas can brew your coffee pretty much any way; if you’re in need of sustenance, too, you can’t go wrong with a decadent moka-nut waffle.

Local bars

On Friday afternoons, wine bar Divine hosts regionally themed tastings with canapé pairing and live acoustic music on the terrace. Reservations are recommended for the tasting masterclasses, held in the wine cellar at 5.30pm.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this jungle-side hotel in Ubud and unpacked their aromatic Indonesian spices and decorative monkey statuette, a full account of their luxury Balinese break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Bisma Eight in Ubud…

Stepping into the raw industrial lobby, it’s hard to miss the gently glowing modern chandelier at the entrance. The rest of the hotel stylishly follows suit, effortlessly blending modern industrial design with warm organic elements. Outside, the almost-too-sultry infinity pool looks out over the lush Ubud greenery; order a cocktail from the Pool Pavilion and swim out to the edge for the best views. 

At dinner, go for a table on the breezy bridge of Copper Kitchen & Bar and choose from a selective menu of modern Indonesian dishes to linger over as darkness falls on the jungle. Meander back to your suite and throw open the windows for a refreshing breeze as you let the oversized soaking tub fill…


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