What We Love
- Private saltwater pools by each of the 23 tents
- All-day breakfast at Mads’ Lang, one of the two al fresco restaurants onsite
- The open-air bale that stands in for a reception desk
- Complimentary yoga on the property
What To Know
- Your hotel stay includes an airport transfer in an air-conditioned, Wi-Fi enabled luxury car
- Upon check-in, guests are given “survival kits” that consist of bug spray, raincoats, and earplugs
- Tents are accessed via suspension bridges
- In-tent bathrooms are only partially separated by rattan screens
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Playful tented camp with made-in-Java interiors, cocooned in the hinterlands of Bali
Guests can expect to push past their comfort zones when they bed down at this luxurious Dutch-style tented camp in Bali’s Keliki Valley, a charming cluster of green rice paddies and shrines north of Ubud. Originally conceived as a more traditional 130-key hotel, the trailblazing designer in charge, Bangkok-based Bill Bensley, had a change of heart that paired his longstanding love for camping with a newfound commitment to minimal environmental intervention. This dreamy tropical retreat is the result, with 22 tents that offer either rainforest or River Wos views. The interiors are a modern explorer’s paradise, with intricate woodwork, teak floors, and gargantuan traveling trunks. There’s also two-bedroom villas and a split-level lodge with a pair of large outdoor decks within easy reach of the Auriga spa, where highlights include couple-centric treatments like top-to-toe massages and aphrodisiac-accented cocktails. Be sure to save at least one evening for hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows by the property’s campfire, which features a revolving door of entertainment ranging from silent movie screenings to performances by local storytellers.
In the Area
The Keliki Valley, famous for its miniature paintings and stone homes, is about 25 minutes from Ubud—long considered Indonesia’s arts and crafts hub. Though the ride from Bali’s international airport can fall anywhere between 90 minutes to two hours, a retreat-sponsored car ride makes the journey comfortable. The staff is comprised largely of locals, who can help arrange all sorts of island excursions including sunrise volcano hikes (Mount Batur is a consistent favorite), luwak coffee tastings, ancient temple visits, and helicopter trips to breathtaking of Nusa Penida, an unvarnished isle with Bali’s prettiest reefs where snorkeling is practically mandatory.
How to Get There
We just can mention that this hotel is magical! The rooms, the view, all the areas are special and the staff even better. Our personal concierge Sukrama, Simone the PR manager and all the hotel personnel made us feel better than home. Our room to the Keliki Valley was amazing. The food and the culinary experience at Api Jiwa were also great. I highly recommend a stay in this magical place if you are in Bali (Ubud) and it you want to live a different experience. Hope to be back in a near future.
Exceptional design and overall unique experience. It is very conducive for my trip which I need to have all the necessity to conduct my business while travelling at the same time, relaxing and luxurious surrounding with exceptional staff. Authentic Bali experience but I assure you this is not a typical cookie cutter traditional beautiful Bali villas which one usually expect.
One of the best hotels inside jungle
Strongly recommend it, idea of tent is unique with luxury design, I cannot explains how are amazing , something you cannot imagine .
Staff very kind, Food delicious.
I find myself unable to review Capella Ubud in the normal context of location, facilities, staff etc as there is nothing normal about this resort.
Capella Ubud goes way beyond any normal Hotel/Resort experience and instead provides you with one of those rare life experiences which is so unforgettable that it will remain a part of you forever.
Congratulations to all involved in the creation of this visionary resort and our sincere thanks to all staff we encountered in our 3 night stay. You were all exceptional.
Special thanks to our personal assistant Pari, Janna who accompanied us on our 4wd sunrise & Lava field excursion, Juna for the delicious poolside cocktails and their very talented and very cool chef Mathew McCool for providing us with such beautiful memories to cherish.
Till we meet again.
We spent 3 incredible nights at this wonderful resort. Loads to do if you want to or just experience the wonderful area of Ubud and the incredible tent facilities and excellent service.
The design throughout the resort is truly unique, Bill Bensley has done it again, only this time we didn't want to leave and part with our amazing Tent! What an incredible toilet, I couldn't remove myself from it, I want one! The in room bar...OMG!
Highly recommended to anyone for a one and only trip away from normal everyday life. We are already planning our return to be in a different tent, they all have slightly different interiors and some pools have more incredible views than others! Amazing!