Sandat Glamping Tents
What We Love
- A unique retreat with a pool named one of the most stunning in the world by Condé Nast TravellerImmersing yourself in Bali's natural beauty while enjoying the perks of a luxury stay
- Sophisticated dining under a dramatic roof and massage treatments on request
- Opting to stay in a lavish tent with its own private pool
What To Know
- This luxe jungle retreat takes glamping to a whole other level
- The stunning infinity pool is one of the main draws, and some suites have private plunge pools
- Free shuttle life into Ubud
Bali might not strike you as camping destination – more a boho-luxury sort of island. But you can put all thoughts about flyaway tent ropes aside at this luxurious jungle retreat, where even the term ‘glamping’ doesn’t quite do the concept justice.
Home to five tented suites and three eco-cabins, Sadat Glamping Tents is the first camp of its kind to open in the artistic town of Ubud – Bali’s cultural heart. You’d be hard-pushed to find somewhere with a greater sense of place; aside from the cream canvas and thatched roofs peeking out of the tropical foliage, this boutique sanctuary brings guests closer to the green environment in the dreamiest way possible. The infinity-edged main pool – featured in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘most stunning swimming pools in the world’ – appears to flow right into the terraced rice fields below.
Hop on a bicycle and cycle the three kilometres to Ubud’s café-lined centre, or catch a ride in the complimentary shuttle. Even if it’s a restful do-nothing break you have in mind, it’s worth venturing out once in awhile purely for the pleasure of returning to your private haven, bedecked with hand-inlaid furniture, floaty muslin, bamboo bedframes and all manner of artisanal objets d’art, mostly in calm sky-and-earth hues. Who needs solid walls when getting back to nature is this good?
How to Get There
We stayed here as our last stop in Bali to finish our honeymoon trip.
The postives are the lovely tents and vibes in the resort.
The breakfast buffet was pleasant and also accommodating to our dietary restrictions and well as the lunch and dinner menu ( though over priced for Bali standards)
The city center is not a far ride away and they provide free shuttle services at 2 different locations.
I'm giving this place a 4 rather then a 5 because of how payment was processed being charged a high international fee and since payment was processed twice that high fee was charged twice, which owner said we would get back ( amongst initial argument upon our arrival) we never did get that back .. its not really about the money as you pay high price for staying here but that left a bitter taste.
Quite difficult to write a review about the Sandat Glamping.
The positive :
The resort is really nice. Balinese ambiance with a modern touch, the first approach is great.
We stayed in one of the barn, lovely with not a single doubt.
The “could do better” :
The service, although effective, is too formal. Lack of warmth. For such a small property and with the natural kindness of Balinese people, we are expecting a more genuine approach from them.
Although Buda (don’t know the spelling) was very nice.
Another aspect where they could improve, for example, is the absence of sleepers and bathrobe... might look unnecessary for some but considering your room is on the first floor and the bathroom on the ground floor with potentially people seeing directly on the entrance of your bathroom, this would have been welcomed.
Reception should know better the activities they suggest, this would avoid some disappointment.
This place has the potential to be better if they give a more personal and genuine service to their guests.
On another side, even if the barns are really charming, consider that you hear your neighbors very easily.... enthusiastic honeymooners, you shall consider the tents instead.
This is my 3rd visit to Ubud, I was looking for an authentic, luxurious boutique stay and I certainly found it here..
My previous stays in Ubud have been the Samaya and the Viceroy which were amazing however Sabdat Glamping offered a truly unique experience set within working rice fields
We stayed in both the tent and the traditional style accommodation and loved both for different reasons.. the deco is luxurious with a real bohemian feel - accommodation setting really reminded me of my safari trip, waking up listening to the surrounding nature but at a fraction of the cost
Attention to detail is second to none, the Manager Tengo goes over and beyond to ensure you have a magical stay.. we wanted to try yoga for the first time but was slightly aprehseive as we were beginners but he reassured us to try it out and have the most amazing experience..
Dining area was stunning, we ate here a couple of times and can totally recommend
Ubud has become busier over the years however I feel staying here truly made our stay very authentic away from the tourism
We will certainly return