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The 10 best hotels in Ubud for a daydreamy escape to the tropics

Planning a trip to the digital nomad’s playground? Check out these awesome hotels in Ubud

Alex Floyd-Douglass
Jennifer Banful
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Alex Floyd-Douglass
Jennifer Banful

While Canggu is the preferred destination for expats, looking for a beautiful (and cheaper) way of life, more and more travellers are looking for a real sense of community and Ubud has it all. Aside from the blended community of locals and expats, Ubud is a hub of creativity where many movies and TV shows have been shot. As for the local area, vibrant street scenes offer sustainable design, healthy hangout spots and a whole wealth of mindfulness – while surrounding rice fields and the stunning volcano of Mount Batur offer unique outdoor activities to really get the blood flowing. And if you’re looking for a place to stay for a while before you find your forever home, these Ubud hotels are guaranteed to seal the deal.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Best Ubud hotels

The Weda Cita Resort and Spa in Nyuh Kuning

1. The Weda Cita Resort and Spa in Nyuh Kuning

Looking for world-class service from a five-star hotel in Ubud? The Weda Cita Resort and Spa has got you covered. Featuring an outdoor pool, terrace, garden and on-site restaurant, this stunning hotel has all you need to enjoy a secluded getaway near Ubud. The hotel offers great amenities such as a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, free Wi-Fi and room service – perfect for a slow morning eating breakfast on your private terrace. And if you’re into the Insta way of life, request a petal bath for some eye-catching shots.

The mood? A palm-tree-lined, tropical oasis. 
Location perks? A restorative retreat nestled beneath lush green palm trees, just a stone's throw from the sacred Monkey Forest. 
Budget range? A splendidly low-cost stay per night. 

The Sebali Resort in Desa Kenderan

2. The Sebali Resort in Desa Kenderan

Located just over three miles away from Ubud’s Royal Palace, the Sebali Resort offers five-star accommodation nestled in the heart of its surrounding forest. The hotel’s amenities include an outdoor pool, a sheltered garden, an on-site restaurant and a 24-hour front desk – along with room service and free Wi-Fi throughout. Inside these ultra-chic wood-clad rooms, enjoy a flat-screen TV, a work desk, an ensuite bathroom and air conditioning. The best part? You’ll have your own private terrace with mountain views to wake up to. Bliss.

The mood? Boho paradise in the tropics. 
Location perks? Nature has reserved is best spot for among it's lush green foliage. While s
ome villas offer a view overlooking the pool and valley, others boast a river view. 
Budget range? On the luxury end, for off-the-scale views.

The Valerian Villa Ubud in Lodtunduh

3. The Valerian Villa Ubud in Lodtunduh

This five-star hotel in Ubud delivers a beautiful space to relax and unwind for a few days. The Valeria Villa offers guests air-conditioned rooms, balconies overlooking the outdoor swimming pool, a shared kitchen – if you fancy cooking – and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Funky extras include table tennis facilities, buffet breakfasts and a variety of cuisine to try in the restaurant that includes Indonesian, American and Thai. Spend the day dining alfresco before booking in for one of the many spa treatments on offer. Dreamy indeed.

The mood? Modern luxury ft. stunning sunsets. 
Location perks? If you're wondering what's nearby, the villa puts you just a stone's throw from Saraswati Temple and Goa Gajah. 
Budget range? An affordable getaway. 

Kano Sari Ubud Villas in Kutuh Kelod

4. Kano Sari Ubud Villas in Kutuh Kelod

Nestled near one of Ubud’s many rice fields, Kano Sari Ubud Villas is a fantastic getaway from the hustle and bustle of Ubud’s busy centre. The hotel is a five-minute drive from Ubud Royal Palace and the market, while the Sacred Monkey Forest is a further 10-minute drive away. The rooms offer air conditioning, tea and coffee-making facilities, a minibar and a private bathroom – with some offering standalone baths. If you fancy dipping your toes into spa life after a swim in the tree-lined outdoor pool, there are in-house masseuses on hand. Time for a dip?

The mood? The ultimate spa getaway.  
Location perks? A hidden gem that's not so secret anymore. This blissful spot is not only brimming with luxurious amenities but boasts gorgeous river views accompanied by the soothing sounds of the nearby waterfall.
Budget range? Affordable luxury at its best. 

The Bisma Eight in Jalan Bisma

5. The Bisma Eight in Jalan Bisma

The Bisma Eight is a five-star hotel on the outskirts of central Ubud that offers guests 38 spacious suites to choose from. The suites have a minimalist composition with a traditional Japanese influence (check out the tub), neutrally toned bespoke furnishings, and four-poster beds – all designed with relaxation in mind. In-room amenities include air conditioning, parquet flooring, satellite TV, a minibar and dining table, as well as a sofa in the seating area and an ensuite bathroom – complete with slippers. Simply put, if you’re looking to relax during your trip to Bali, this is the place to be.

The mood? A lux Balinese sanctuary. 
Location perks? Could there be a more mesmerising spot than on the edge of the infinity pool looking out over the forestland and the horizon?
Budget range? A bargain for all this luxury. 

Sabana Ubud in Pengosekan

6. Sabana Ubud in Pengosekan

Sabana Ubud is a stunning four-star hotel nestled in the small village of Pengosekan – just south of Ubud’s centre. Offering guests rooms to die for with four-poster beds, balconies overlooking the outdoor pool, a private bathroom and petal heart offerings on arrival, it’s every piece of luxury you’re looking for  – at an inch of the price you’d expect. Other fantastic amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour concierge service, airport transfers and room service. All that’s left to do is change into your swimmers and dive into the pool.  

The mood? The cosiest tropic escape.
Location perks? Like scenic walks? Then you'll enjoy being a 30-minute stroll away from Ubud Palace. 
Budget range? Incredibly cheap. 

Sapodilla Ubud in Pengosekan

7. Sapodilla Ubud in Pengosekan

The Sapodilla offers guests a welcome respite from the hectic world of Ubud’s centre. From four-poster beds to terraces overlooking the natural surroundings of the outdoor pool, this hotel knows exactly how to sell the traveller's dream. Free Wi-Fi can be used throughout the hotel, while the scheduled shuttle service can take you to local surrounding areas – free of charge. As for the rooms, there are plush four-poster beds – complete with mosquito nets – a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV and air conditioning to cool down with after a long day exploring. Keen for a glass of arak on the balcony, anyone?

The mood? Lost in nature's paradise. 
Location perks? A serene and peaceful base for travellers wanting to enjoy the local food scene and cultural wonders of Bali, with many temples, and palaces close by. 
Budget range? Super cheap.  

The Arya Arkananta Resort and Spa in Gang Damai

8. The Arya Arkananta Resort and Spa in Gang Damai

The Arya Arkananta Resort and Spa offers guests a quintessentially Balinese-style accommodation – complete with a fitness centre and beautifully manicured gardens. The luxury rooms are all fitted with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and an ensuite bathroom with free toiletries up for grabs – some rooms offer a patio while others have mountain views. Either way, you’ll love waking up to the fresh air of the nearby forest before heading out on the day’s adventure to the Saraswati Temple – just over two miles away.

The mood? A cobbled stone utopia among the palms. 
Location perks? Here you'll find plenty to do including, cycling tours, temple tours, cooking classes, meditation and Lemuria Transcendental Spa.
Budget range? A budget-friendly sanctuary and the ideal couples getaway. 

The Kastara Resort in Keliki

9. The Kastara Resort in Keliki

 If you’re looking for a beautiful resort on the outskirts of Ubud – because R&R is a must – the Kastara Resort in Keliki might just be the one for you. Enjoy the option of an American or Asian breakfast to start your day, after spending a wondrous slumber in the well-designed rooms  – complete with a desk, kettle, wardrobe and either a patio or pool view. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom, room service and a 24-hour front desk. And if you fancy a healthy dose of local culture, this four-star resort is located within four miles of the Blanco Museum and the Saraswati Temple.

The mood? Ambient, warm-toned interiors. 
Location perks? Gorgeous panoramas of the surrounding jungle as well as being a short distance away from the famous Campuhan Ridge Walk. 
Budget range? A modest price tag for such a breathtaking backdrop. 

The Kebun Indah Ubud in Pengosekan

10. The Kebun Indah Ubud in Pengosekan

Need a private villa in the heart of Ubud? Look no further. The Kebun Indah has all you need – and more. From gorgeous gardens and terraces to delicious food and plush beds, this four-star hotel will be a memorable experience, that’s for sure. Rooms come with pool views, or a patio, wardrobe, desk and a private bathroom – while hotel amenities include a concierge service, luggage storage and room service – should breakfast on your private balcony be on the cards. Menikmati.

The mood? A traditional, modern abode tucked among the trees.
Location perks? A 20-minute walk away from the centre and just 15 minutes from Monkey Forest Street – talk about convenience. 
Budget range? All pleasure without the guilt. 

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