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
Fabulous concept resort which based on the "camping". It is absolutely luxury villas with amazing interior design. Especially the toilet, I never seen before such a great idea.Each villa has its own unique theme so that you can find a different taste of design every single time. And very fun exploring in the woods every moment like hiking. Great hospitality. Very very comfortable all day long. There are afternoon tea, cocktails and fire place free treat. It is also nice to spend a very precious time in a day. It's been so exciting experience. Capella Ubud is definitely one of the best hotels which everyone must be want to highly recommend to their friends when they visit at once.
Capella Ubud is the perfect choice for those who seek a unique experience in Bali and expect the best for their money. We stayed for 3 days in the Bird Watcher’s tent, close to the river and with unobstructed views of the jungle. Our tent was the perfect hideaway for our stay, and we decided not to leave the resort once settled in to preserve the zen vibe that every corner of Capella Ubud creates. A few of the highlights during our stay were:
- Breakfast in-tent: unique experience to have delicious food delivered to your tent, with a rustic-chic presentation and surprisingly great flavor in tune with the hotel concept.
- Afternoon Tea at the Officers’ Tent: gorgeous watering hole to enjoy drinks, sandwiches and appetizers in between meals and mingle with other guests and hotel employees.
- Api Jiwa: one of the real highlights of our stay. The 10+ course menu was inventive, delicious and offered a few firsts for us. It was beautifullly presented and added to our overall experience. A Must-Do for foodies!
- Our Culturist Octa: she took great care of us from the moment we arrived. Always present wherever we went. What you have read about the staff anticipating guests’ needs in other reviews is true, and she was amazing at that.
One word of caution, please inform the staff of any mobility problems before you check in. The tents are scattered throughout the property with many steps and steep inclines in some areas.
We departed Capella for another hotel in Ubud (Mandapa), and General Manager Mark joined us in very pleasant conversation while our departure bill was being prepared. He was very generous with his comments of the people and services that awaited us at Mandapa, and waved us goodbye with the rest of his staff as we left in complimentary transportation offered by Capella. Such a nice class act to bookend a perfect stay.
We will never forget Capella Ubud, especially since we will be back :).
We had a wonderful stay here on our honeymoon. The unique theme of the hotel creates a fantastic atmosphere. The rooms are amazing and come with nice little complimentary extras. Great to have drinks and canapés offered before dinner and food was excellent. Service is really good and staff are so friendly and always willing to help.