Need to know
Sixteen rooms, including suites and villas.
Noon, but flexible subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $171.18, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include breakfast and afternoon tea with Balinese sweets, 24-hour butler service and twice-daily shuttle service to the centre of Ubud.
Plan to spend serious time in the intimate, minimalist spa here.
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 28 March 2017, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
At the hotel
Spa, yoga pavilion, library, bicycles, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, minibar, free tea, bottled water, fresh fruit.
Our favourite rooms
The decor in all villas teams Balinese trinkets and soft furnishings with sleek, contemporary furniture and design.
The Pool Suite, One and Two Bedroom Villa with Pool and 2 Bedroom Residence each have private pools. The remaining villas have direct access to the jungle-fringed main infinity pool.
Anti-mozzie spray is a must in Ubud’s rice-terraced jungle. Take sturdy footwear for trekking through the exquisite terrain.
The ethos here is home from home – so you can dine or enjoy spa treatments at your villa. Butler service is available 24 hours.
Little Smiths are welcome at the Purist and free baby cots are provided.
Building materials at the Purist were sourced locally, and some of the wood is recycled. All food is local and seasonal wherever possible. The Purist has proactive recycling and waste reduction policies.