Puri Wulandari a Boutique Resort and Spa
What We Love
- A private swimming pool in every villa
- Anything-you-need butler service
- A small spa overlooking the Ayung River and offering traditional Balinese healing and beauty rituals
What To Know
- The villa architecture makes them unsuitable for families with small children
- A free shuttle service runs four times a day to the center of Ubud, but airport transfers carry an additional fee
- Laundry and pressing services are available but dry-cleaning is not
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Overlooking the Ayung River gorge and terraced rice paddies near Bali’s spiritual center of Ubud, the intimate, 35-villa resort pays a strong homage to the island’s architecture and history. The accommodations have traditional thatched roofs, carved Balinese doors, open-air living and dining areas, garden ponds, and day beds around their private pools. The romance quotient is high, whether it’s seen in the dreamy four-posted beds in the villa bedrooms or the dinners-for-two that can be arranged in private lounges or under the moonlight. The restaurants and bar serve global fusion cuisine in stunning open-air settings, while the spa offers traditional Balinese treatments.
In the Area
The hotel runs a shuttle to Ubud four times a day, allowing guests to shop at boutiques run by Indonesian artisans and explore the traditional architecture and royal palaces. A favorite local restaurant is Ibu Oka, a hole in the wall beloved for its succulent Balinese roast suckling pig. The privately owned Neka Art Museum houses a fabulous collection of Balinese paintings, while the main attraction at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary needs no introduction. A bit further afield, the John Hardy workshop is open to guests who want to see the gorgeous silver baubles being made, tour the compound’s organic farm, and enjoy a five-star lunch.
How to Get There
My friend and I spent 5 nights at this beautiful resort in a pool villa. Location is overlooking the Ayung river and the view is amazing.. we were in a villa in the top row so our view from villa and pool was of the tops of the trees and mountains beyond. Staff were kind , courteous and gentle and I can’t speak highly enough of them . Breakfast over looking the beautiful main pool area and mountains was spectacular. We asked for lattes and at first they came to us pretty week so we requested a double shot and they were happy to accommodate and from the next day on they remembered our preference. We made use of the shuttle service into Ubud centre and had room service on the night we arrived . Food was delicious and even though we were there in the quiet season everything was fresh and service great. We will definitely return to Puri Wulundari
This was the third and final stop on our honeymoon. We had two very exceptional experiences before we arrived at PW. When we arrived we were in awe of how beautiful the resort was and the staff were friendly and welcoming. Our villa didn’t disappoint the views of the jungle were incredible!
The first thing that caused dismay for my husband - they did not allow you to borrow an iron. He is very particular about his clothes and ironing so he was completely annoyed by this. The hotel for “safety” reasons did not provide anyone with an iron - instead you had to use their paid service but you do get a couple of items ironed for free. This is inconvenient as you had to pre-plan what you’re going to wear and what day for it to be ready and retuned in time.
The buggy system was great in the beginning especially if you had a villa at the far end of the resort like we did.
Location wasn’t the best, it did seem quite far off from Ubud centre and the hotel did provide a service but the times were inconvenient for us personally that we never ended up using this service. Instead we used local taxis.
What ruined our trip was the night before our last day we ordered breakfast to arrive in our villa for the next morning. We wanted a floating breakfast... we were very clear and we filled out the forms however the next morning we wake up and we realise nothing has been sent to our room. We rung concierge x5 and finally they answer and tell us they didn’t pick up our form and didn’t know we ordered this service. As we were flying back to England we thought we’d book a couples massage just before we checked out and left for the airport. But as breakfast was delayed by 1hr and a half out massage and treatments had to be rushed and we didn’t get to enjoy our time although we paid £90/120 (sorry I’ve forgotten exactly) for these treatments. Then we waited 25mins for a buggy had to call numerous times in the end I ended up dragging my suitcase up the steep hills to reception! My husband complained to the person in reception and they said he had to wait for the manager who then took a lifetime to come (all this whilst our airport transfer was waiting and ready to take us) the manager and staff were rude. No apologies were given and it was somewhat intimidating as all the staff memebers had gathered around reception area (around 6 of them) just peering in and talking in their own language to one and another which was unecessary as it just needed to be the manager. One worker who had been rude to us before during breaksfast which I won’t go into detail about was standing there smirking and speaking loudly in Balinese to her colleague. In the end we left frustrated and they did not compensate for the inconvenience they caused. We literally had to run to the airport as they made this matter worse. This wasn’t the way we wanted to end our honeymoon.
It all started on 2nd jan when we checked in and checked out yesterday at 1 pm. The start was really nice and we were very happy that we chose this place. We wrote about it on social media etc too. Our buyer was Rudy and he was grt too and he helped us in everything. The over all experience was going on grt till we reached our last night there n chk out day. We had arranged a car also for2 days through them and on last night Rudy told us that I ll have to pay the car separately as that can’t be billed in hotel as we were wanting it to be paid along our room bills. So I asked my husband if we had cash enough to convert he said yes n we sent to room with Rudy in buggie. There in the room my husband said since Rudy is off tomorrow so give his top tonight itself so he opened his wallet took out IDR to put in envelope for him n he showed me 700 AED (500 n 200 note) n kept on table approx 200 usd for exchanging in the morning. Then he wanted to watch a movie on dvd so we asked Rudy to bring us the red sparrow dvd. And that didn’t work so another one etc And all this sent on for sometime till he realised DVD player was not working n he called engineers for that. I was cold st night so he ordered a blanket too n that guy also came. Any then he left n we also locked n slept. At 1 pm we went to chk out n left with same driver as we had to pay him so within15 min we reached the money exchanged n took out the wallet to pay N that’s when we got the shock of our life that 700 dhs was not in the wallet. We couldn’t believe our selves n looked ard everywhere including the suitcase opening in car to chk if I night suit etc. It was found no where then we immediately called ruddy to chk thT by mistake did I keep in his envelope or we don’t remember correctly eyc but when we talked to him we became even 200% sure as he also confirmed that when he came to room with 1st time. DVD he saw the money on table next to laptop. We called the hotel then immediately n informed the receptionist as she said she ll confirm with housekeeping n tell me ur the response was pretty cold.
Our driver suggested to call the police but we thought let us give them some time n see if they call or so something abt it but their behaviour towards the issue is turned the whole experience sour———
The reception called back but very cold behaviour n said they didn’t find anything.
Since her English was not very good I couldn’t explain her beyond a point who all came etc.
When we didn’t go out anywhere except the break fast in morning n Rudy also saw the money at night then the Biggest Question is where did the money fly n go ?????
I expected someone senior to call me like a manger or someone and talk to us but no call till now and it’s exactly 24 hrs while I left the reception there yesterday. No one has bothered to find out where is it n inform us.. this whole behaviour is making me feel uncomfortable n feeling how can a hotel be so casual abt this and not contact us at all.
I should file a police complaint I guess as it’s very unsafe to stay like this in a place when u r on a holiday
I hope after reading this at least the Mgt does something abt it n gets back to me. Btw my husband left a full unopened cigarette packet also there which also no one told that they found this n not money etc when we called for money reason. So if some one has not reported the cigarettes packet found thenwhat ll they report on hard cash...
I m very disappointed with this whole episode n want a solution from them
We got to know this hotel by coincidence but that maid it even better. What a fantastic service. What a quiet hotel with a magnificent view. The villa with private pool gives you the feeling that you’re all alone at the hotel. Staff is super friendly, they clean the room twice a day and makes you feel at home. We will try to come back.
Amazing hotel, full privacy, excellent facilities surrounded by tropical forest. Superb services . Can serve as a center for tours in the Ubud area.
Do not miss it! Not too far from the airport. We shall not forget this place.