Best for Pampering: The Spa Villa
Perfect for those who want to relax so much, that they need a spa in their own suite. The Spa Villa comes with your own private treatment room with two massage beds and included in the price of the villa is a daily 90-minute spa treatment. There is also a large spa bath, your own private 7-metre pool, a terrazzo bath and a rain shower.
The spa villa has one bedroom and the option of one rollaway bed for one extra adult or child.
The design of the spa villa is charmingly traditional in style, encapsulating the essence of Bali with beautiful original artworks and plenty of woodwork. Yet, the spa villa, like all of the villas at the Chedi Club, also possesses all the modern amenities that could be desired: complimentary broadband internet, an espresso machine and a 32-inch flat screen TV, iPod docking stations, Bose entertainment systems with CD and DVD player.
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Best for Little Ones: The Family Villa
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is one of the most unusual hotels in Ubud and has received several recent accolades for being an ideal stay for families. The highlight of the Family Villa is that it has a plethora of safe outdoor garden space for children (and adults!) to play. The tropical gardens are lush, beautiful maintained and endlessly relaxing. The family villa also has its own private pool and terraces.
The family villa is comprised of a master bedroom and a guest room with two twin beds. An outstanding feature of the family villa is that its price includes the 24 hour services of a butler, who can provide safe care for your children at any time, if you need some alone time.
Prices for the Family Villa are usually Around 630 –700US$ for two adults and two children. August and September are peak months and prices may be up to or exceed 800US$ for accommodation in Bali.
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Within the price of the accommodation for every one of its villas, the Chedi Club provides many more amenities than many luxury hotels usually provide. Childcare for example, is almost always extra at resorts, but not so here, and the Chedi also provides complimentary:
- Daily laundry service for up to six pieces per person
- Daily American breakfast in your suite, villa or The Restaurant
- Daily seasonal fresh fruits in your suite or villa
- Daily afternoon tea from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm in your suite, villa, The Bird Lounge, The Pool Pavilion or The Club Lounge
- Daily cocktails and canapés from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the suite, villa, The Bird Lounge, The Pool Pavilion or The Club Lounge
- Daily newspaper
- All snacks and beverages from the minibar (replenished once daily)
- Wi-Fi access in the suite/villa and public areas
- Unlimited access to the spa, heath club, yoga studio and tennis court
- Scheduled transport service to/from Ubud Center with private car equipped with Wi-Fi
Best for the Budget: One Bedroom Suite
The one-bedroom suite is open-plan with the very large bedroom, study area and living room combined as well as an outdoor terrace. The bathroom is our favorite part of the one bedroom suite. It is expansive with a separate standing shower, a large bath, twin sinks and a separated toilet. The bathroom is partially roofed but is also open to the open air, giving a wonderful feeling of being at one with nature and of fresh air.
There are 7 one-bedroom villas and each has 1 queen-sized bed and 1 rollaway bed available for an extra adult or child.
Although much cheaper than all the other suites, the one bedroom suite is provided with the same amenities and services, such as the 24 hour butler, breakfast, fruit, afternoon tea and cocktails, making it an amazing deal.
The room does not have its own private pool like the Family Villa, The Spa Villa and The Hadiprana Villa, but you always have free access to the hotel’s enormous communal pool, as well as its spa, health club, yoga studio and tennis courts.
Prices for the one-bedroom suite are usually around 350 – 380US$ or around 450US$ in peak season August and September.
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The Best of the Best: The Hadiprana Villa
This villa was built by Tanah Gajah’s founder and owner Hendra Hadiprana as a master accommodation for himself and his wife. Adorning the over 6,000 square foot, two bedroom villa are some of the finest pieces of Hadiprana’s private collection, including renowned paintings, priceless antiques and artifacts.
However, for us, the highlight of the villa is its 10 meter private pool. It feels so intensely authentically Balinese and traditional that you feel almost as if you are swimming in a sacred, ancient temple. Surrounding the pool is extensive lounging space, including a huge day bed for relaxing right next to the water. Set within the Chedi’s tropical gardens, the villa is surrounded by greenery and feels wonderfully secluded and private.
The villa has a spacious master bedroom with a lounge area and en-suite and a second bedroom with twin beds, also en-suite. The capacity of the villa is 4 adults and 2 children or 6 adults.
The villa is the epitome of luxury and encapsulate the true essence of Balinese architecture and culture.
The price of the Hadiprana Villa is usually around 1,100 – 1,300 US$ per night or around 1,800US$ in peak times August-September.
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Overall, The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is exquisitely well presented and offers impeccable service. Surrounded by tropical gardens and rice paddies, few places feel more natural or relaxing. Considering the huge number of amenities and services included in the price of the villas, The Chedi Club can really be a steal – just make sure you pick your dates well and consider avoiding the peak months of August and September.