Mandapa Resort A Ritz Carlton Reserve, Ubud Indonesia, Bali
Mandapa offers luxury with a difference, an indulgent 5 star hotel experience with the opportunity to get an insight into the rural Balinese way of life too. Built with natural materials in Balinese style, the resort overlooks working paddy fields and sits adjacent to an ancient Hindu temple near the islands cultural hub Ubud.
Mandapa has 35 suites and 25 pool villas built traditionally yet with contemporary interiors. The suites offer fantastic views of the valleys below, the villas offer a more private and lush jungle experience. Built with thatch, volcanic rocks and teak the buildings themselves are very much in tune with the natural surroundings.
As to be expected with Ritz Carlton, the restaurant offers quality food – authentic Indonesian dishes and a range of Mediterranean options. Many ingredients are sourced from the organic farm on site. Children in particular can enjoy a tour of the vegetable plots and learn about how all the food is grown.
Mandapa is imbued with a sense of tranquillity and spirituality. There are complimentary morning yoga classes, a tranquil Balinese Spa and a wonderful main swimming pool – the perfect place to relax.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
- 24 Hour Room Service
- Child Friendly
- Dining Options
- Infinity Pool
- Outdoor Pool
It was a little disconcerting to be met by a stranger who took our passports and $50 with the instruction of "wait here for me". However, the fact that he then fast-tracked up through customer and immigration was amazing - we felt like rock-stars!