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uma ubud by como

7 nights from £1,485 uma ubud by como bali

Uma means ‘living house’ in Balinese, and this is a relaxed, contemporary home from home on the edge of the arty town of Ubud with a boutique spa, complementary yoga classes and tropical jungle views.

Light and airy suites offer views of lush gardens or the inspiring Tjampuhan valley, and design is understated with pretty finishes, all pale wood, soft lighting, white voile drapes and subtly embroidered bedspreads. Locally sourced, Balinese-inspired food is served at the Kemiri restaurant, where we especially enjoyed the COMO Shambhala menu for the mainly veggie and organic dishes packed with nutrition.

Take a complimentary yoga class in the open-air pavilion, meditate in a thatched bale and indulge in reflexology, massages and facials at the tranquil COMO Shambhala spa. There’s a small steam room, sauna and gym, and a gorgeous pool surrounded by super-comfy day beds and backed by wooden frames filled with hanging white Thunbergia flowers.

This is the kind of place you can amble about in your favourite kaftan, but mountain biking, rafting and guided walks in the surrounding hills and forests can also be arranged. You can be creative too, with private classes in mask painting, batik and puppet making as well as cookery. Be sure to visit Ubud for its Hindu temples, markets, Balinese music and dance ceremonies and galleries – the hotel can set up special meetings with local artisans if you so choose.

Highs

  • Fantastic jungle scenery
  • Proximity to the arty town of Ubud,
  • It’s a hotel, but it’s tailored to wellbeing – you’ll even get a yoga mat in your room

Lows

  • It’s 2 hours inland, and the jungle can be mosquito-rich
  • The steam room and sauna are very small
  • The hotel is split into smoking and non-smoking areas, but you may still catch the odd unwelcome whiff if fellow guests smoke

Healthy Traveller Tip

The free daily guided walks are very easy and tailored to the slowest guest. If you want something more adventurous, ask for a private guide and trek to the Tjampuhan Ridge.

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Prices

7 nights from £1,485.  Prices based on two adults sharing a room and include the following:

  • Scheduled return flights
  • 7 nights accommodation at Uma Ubud in a Terrace Room on bed and breakfast basis
  • Return airport transfers

These guide prices are subject to change and are dependent upon travel dates and availability. Please call our travel specialists to discuss your preferred dates, duration, room type, departure airport and multi-destination options.

Accommodation

Terrace Rooms (45sq m): Bright and airy featuring a four-poster bed draped in white voile. Large French doors open onto a private terrace overlooking Uma Ubud’s gardens. Bathroom with a sunken bath and outdoor shower.

Garden Rooms (53sq m):  Open-air courtyard with a comfortable seating area and fish pond connects bedroom and contemporary, open-air bathroom, which is decorated in black and white with a freestanding bathtub and separate shower.

Uma Suite (94sq m):  This spacious suite has a sitting and dining room as well as a comfortable
bedroom featuring a four-poster bed. Bathroom features a sunken bath and separate shower. Private terrace
with sitting area, day beds and sweeping views across the Tjampuhan valley.

Uma Pool Suites (94sq m):  Similar to the Uma Suite with a large sitting and dining room as well as a comfortable bedroom featuring a four-poster bed wrapped in white voile. Private infinity plunge pool with views of the Balinese jungle.

Como Suite (95sq m):  Separate bedroom, sitting area and bathroom as well as private treatment area, spacious sun deck and infinity pool overlooking the Tjampuhan valley and the river Oos. In the bedroom, a comfortable four-poster bed is draped in white voile. Sitting area offers ample space to relax. Open-air bathroom features a sunken bath and separate shower.

All guest rooms feature the following:

  • Complimentary broadband Internet access
  • Dual line telephone with voicemail
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with DVD player
  • Electronic personal safe
  • Minibar
  • Complimentary coffee/tea making facilities
  • Yoga mat
  • Hairdryer
  • COMO Shambhala bathroom amenitie

Spa, health and fitness

In recognition of Bali’s powerful spirituality, Uma Ubud has developed a substantial COMO Shambhala Retreat, for guests seeking greater health through Yoga and related treatments. The Asian-based therapies range from speci?c body treatments to facials and sophisticated massages.

  • Four treatment rooms
  • Asian-inspired holistic therapies developed by COMO Shambhala including re?exology, massage and facials
  • Fitness centre
  • Reflexology area
  • Open-air Yoga pavilion
  • Meditation bale
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • 25m

Food & Drink

Kemiri Restaurant:  Showcasing the various cooking techniques of South East Asia utilising local and indigenous spices.

Uma Bar:  A relaxed poolside envirionment and popular gathering place for enjoying ?ne wines, cocktails and healthy juices.

In Room Dining:  Available between 6am and 1am.

COMO Shambhala Menu Healthful cuisine including food rich in living enzymes, vitamins and minerals, raw food menu items and predominantly vegetarian selections, available at Kemiri and from room service

Location

Uma Ubud is hidden on the fringe of Ubud, a small town and Bali’s cultural hub, overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley. The landscape comprises rolling rice paddies carved out of hillsides backed by the curve of coconut palms. Only a one-hour drive from the international airport of Depansar and a 20-minute walk from Ubud town.

Guest services

  • 24-hour concierge services
  • Travel and tour assistance
  • Private transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Valet parking
  • Foreign exchange
  • Personal shopping assistance
  • Multilingual hotel staff
  • Business centre and library with complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary WiFi in lobby, bar and restaurant

Activities and excursions

  • Complimentary daily Yoga class
  • Complimentary daily guided morning walk through rice paddies surrounding Uma Ubud
  • Guided day/half-day walks and treks including relaxed itineraries through local villages and jungle gorges to more challenging treks visiting topographical highlights such as the Tjampuhan Ridge
  • Mountain biking – including a descent to Kintamani high on the crater of Mt Batur as well as more gentle rides
  • White water rafting on the Ayung river
  • Bespoke cultural and special interest tours
  • Museum, temple and gallery visits – including by appointment meetings with local artisan

There are many activites to enjoy in and around Uma Ubud:

  • Biking
  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • River rafting
  • Shopping/ markets
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Well-being
  • Yoga
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