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
- 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
This hotel is first class all the way. Everything is top-notch. The food and the drinks are amazing here. The drinks they were making at the bar downstairs by the rice patties were so good I couldn’t stop drinking them
I had lunch in their poolside restaurant
I had burger and it tasted really great and was made with high quality beef and the chef was also very skilled because it was cooked to perfection and the beef was cooked but not hard or rare.
The resort is very cool but the swimming pool is not too big
Personally I prefer the ritz carlton in Nusa Dua
But if you want privacy and peace and quiet this is the perfect place because there is not so much visitors here
More suitable for people on their honeymoon than families with children
it is a one and a half hour drive from Seminyak
it is very secluded and reception in the Ubud area is not too good but you will still be able to navigate the GPS properly
It's our sencond time to visit Mandapa RC reserve. Same villla, different bulter with same great experience. The resort is full occupancy during our stay ( it's Chinese New year ), but the stuff makes everything perfect. Food is great ( Breakfast and dinner ). Pool with comfortable temperature and good view.
Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the hotel manager and briefed on the hotel activities and layout. The check in process was conducted in our suite by Ketut, our personal butler that could be reached via WhatsApp or at the reception. Our hotel room was filled with beautiful flower arrangements and flower petals. As a surprise anniversary gift, the hotel also framed a picture of my fiancé and I. The spas’ refreshments and amentias are top notch. Relaxing to the soothing sounds of the Ayung River is a great way to spend your afternoon and enjoy the rooftop hot tub. I also highly recommend making a reservation at the Kubu restaurant and reserving one of the intimate cocoons that overlook the river. My fiancé and I opted for the 7 and 5 course wine pairing meal options to try the diversity of the menu. The town of Ubud is also nearby, however when staying at this property you will never want to leave!
Mandapa Ritz Carlton is a wonderful hotel in Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali.
We had a private villa with swimming pool and every morning we would wake up and have a swim surrounded by lush nature.
The villa is just fabulous and the overall service is first class.
In particular we appreciated really much the professionality, kindness and attentions of Dendi, our butler.
We would definitely suggest the place to the more demanding clientele.