Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
What We Love
- A patih, or personal butler, who can secure dinner reservations and plan nature hikes
- Your arrival is marked by the ceremonious striking of a gong
- Sustainably built Balinese furniture in all villas
- Poolside cabanas, which are stocked with fresh fruit and soft drinks
What To Know
- Guests can try their hand at planting seedlings using ancient Balinese techniques, at the onsite rice paddies
- Though the villas and suites here stand on steep hills, the staff will shuttle you around on buggies
- At Green Camp, the kids-only pavilion, younger guests can partake in a range of natural adventures
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Reimagined Indonesian village turned Ritz-Carlton Reserve, nestled among rice fields and bordered by the Ayung, Bali’s longest river
If it’s tropical solitude you’re seeking, you’ve come to the right place. The 60 thatched-roof villas and suites at Mandapa (Sanskrit for “temple”) are sophisticated experiments in seclusion: take in the vibrant tapestries depicting scenes from traditional Balinese life from your king-size bed, swim a few languid laps in your private pool, or delight in an outdoor garden shower. When you’re ready to emerge from your indulgent refuge, make your way to the Sawah Terrace, where you’ll feast on local specialties like prawn salad and steamed duck in what feels like a grown-up tree house. For a more private meal, opt for Kubu, a romantic riverfront Mediterranean restaurant that contains nine bamboo cocoons, tailor-made for honeymooners. An afternoon at the open-air spa, where highlights consist of a healing hands massage from the resident therapist is practically mandatory, as are a few hours at the main pool, which doubles as the property’s central meeting place (there is no lobby). Here, the staff trots out a series of cooling perks—shots of gazpacho; scented face towels—which you can enjoy alongside verdant valley views.
In the Area
The resort is an hour’s drive from Denpasar International Airport, with easy access to Ubud, the heart of Bali’s vibrant arts scene and filled with galleries and craft markets. Your patih (butler) can help arrange everything from a night safari in an elephant sanctuary and a sunrise hike to the summit of Mount Batur, one of Bali’s most sacred volcanoes, to a private session with one of the area’s legendary healers. Closer to home base, there’s a century-old temple which comes especially alive during the month of August, when its adorned with coconut leaves, fruit pyramids, and flowers all in honor of Odalan, an elaborate ceremony that marks its founding.
How to Get There
Truly a remarkable experience in Mandapa. The property is stunning. The service deserves 6 stars rating. Dewa, our butler was super helpful in arranging our dining in Ubud. One small downside for staying here was probably the waiting time for the buggy to go to lobby. Aside from that, all great! A wonderful place for retreat or even vacationing with family.
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Our 5 day stay at Mandapa was undoubtedly one of our best travel experiences. The resort while being spectacular in beauty is outdone by the warmth and the hospitality of the staff. It’s the minute details that made our stay an unforgettable experience - staff addressing us by our names, delicious balinese sweets left at the room during turn down service, and the beautiful gift given to our 10 year old upon departure. The warm welcome from the outset by managers, Reka and Beni, to the genuine warmth and service by the housekeepers and restaurant attendants made for a truly memorable stay. The impeccable service by our personal butler/Patih Dewa deserves special mention. Dewa with his eager to please personality provided us with impeccable service and was constantly available to take care of our every need. Dining at Kubu was another sublime experience and is highly recommended.
This hotel, the people, the setting, the food.... were unique. The hotel overlooks the river and is nested in the vegetation, the rooms are spacious as well as the villas. We are forever greateful to Made, which made us feel special every day with his details. The service is very personal and professional, the food is amazing at the terrace and at Kubu.
This is my first time for me and my friend to have lunch at rc mandapa, it was fantastic food and very authentic, difficult to find somewhere else, especially at Indonesian restaurant, sawah terrace, the ladies YUNIK is very nice girl, she provide all we need, and she has very nice smile for everyone and she always make sure we got what we need, she's amazing.. the hotel also very nice, so natural and peaceful. it's perfect place for relax.