Ubud is a remarkable town in the middle of the island of Bali. For more than a century, it has been the island’s foremost centre for fine arts, dance, and music. While it once was a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists, and bohemians, Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors, and connoisseurs. Famous names walk its busy sidewalks everyday. Elegant five star hotels and sprawling mansions now stand on its outskirts, overlooking the most prized views in Bali. Nonetheless, Ubud is still popular with backpackers, mystics, and all the finest fringe elements of global society. Ubud is not “ruined”. Its character is too strong to be destroyed. It still draws people who add something; people who are actively involved in art, nature, anthropology, music, dance, architecture, environmentalism, “alternative modalities,” and more.
d’Omah hotel Bali is only ten minutes walk from bustling Central Ubud but miles away in terms of its feeling of peace and tranquility. Created by Warwick Purser, one of Bali’s tourism pioneers, who later became famous for creating the new look in Indonesian handicrafts, d’Omah offers eighteen rooms and one two bedroom private villa situated in an acre of tropical gardens. Ensuring the utmost of privacy the hotel is enhanced by towering exotic tropical plants interspersed with ponds of exotic fishes, water lilies, and other plants both unique and beautiful. This boutique hotel d’Omah is designed for lovers of arts and crafts, with beautiful examples featured throughout the premises. Rates are very reasonable and widely considered to be the best value in the Ubud area.
The hotel offers a selection of different accommodation options, ranging from individual bedrooms in the garden villas to the more spacious veranda suites that offer total privacy. The Jasmine Villa has two super sized bedrooms a secluded living area, dining pavilion and its own private swimming pool. All have generous living areas adjacent to the bedrooms with comfortable seating arrangements.Furnishing is contemporary Indonesian, complemented by artwork from young Indonesian artists from both Bali and Java.
These five, two bed roomed garden villas are set well apart. They are ideal for families and friends plus they are very reasonable priced. They can be rented by the room or, for a reduced price, the whole villa can be yours. There is a shared sitting area adjacent to the bedrooms and an upstairs loft overlooking the garden, ideal for quiet relaxing, reading a book or meditation.
These Verandah Suites each have super sized bedrooms adjoined by a covered sitting area with bar and mini refrigerator, as well as a TV. Lush tropical plants surround the suites and offer total privacy. You can have a choice of upstairs or downstairs depending on your preference and availability.
In one corner of the property is the Jasmine Villa, with two large bedrooms, adjacent sitting area, its own kitchen, private swimming pool, and dining pavilion. This villa is always in great demand by those discerning guests wanting complete privacy and super comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price.
d’Omah’s mission is to make you feel as much at home as possible in an exotic, tropical and different environment. All your basic needs are catered for, whether it be good food, a relaxing spa treatment, an opportunity to bathe in crystal clear water, or play billiards. You also have at your disposal efficient internet service and international television if you want contact with the outside world. The staff offer casual, friendly service. If it takes a little longer than what you may be used to, you will be compensated by the charm with which it is delivered.
The treatment centre is a boutique spa that offers a full range of massage services and includes facials, pedicures, and manicures. The masseurs, both male and female, are experts and can offer either a totally relaxing experience or something more therapeutic and serious if required. Lotions and oils are all made from natural herbs and other components are mostly organically grown.
Jacuzzi & Sauna:
To complete your indulgence we also offer our piping hot Jacuzzi and Spa facilities at no extra cost.
Internet & Cable TV:
d’Omah has a 24 hour internet service at your disposal, located in the privacy of the library as well as WiFi which is available only in certain areas of the hotel. Fax service is also available on request.
Restaurant & Room Service:
The intimate and comfortable dining room offers a variety of good healthy food both Asian and Western. All vegetables are organically grown and all other ingredients market fresh and delicious— certainly no preservatives are used. The chef Mendez has been frequently honoured for his cuisine. Simple, interesting and memorable. Although Indonesian food, based on much research into local herbs and spices, is his specialty.
You have your choice between two swimming pools—three if you happen to be staying in the Jasmine Suite which has its own private pool. The large twenty metre lap pool is the largest offered by any boutique hotel in the area. It is ideal for serious, early morning swimmers. There is also a smaller pool for those who simply want to “dip” and sun bathe, or perhaps enjoy a massage in the adjoining pavilion.
Your friendly personal driver will meet you at the airport, bring you to the house and stand by during your stay. Together with you he can plan visits to the most interesting and out of the way places in Bali, as well as be available for local shopping and sightseeing. Rates are extremely competitive.
Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you’re visiting Bali; if you’re looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali—scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers. The dÓmah Boutique Hotel is perhaps the best boutique hotel in the region. And it’s central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.