Rustic Relaxation: Bisma Eight Hotel in Ubud, Bali


Boutique hotel Bisma Eight in the heart of Ubud, Bali, is exactly what the tired city-slicker needs – a rural, rustic experience with all your creature comforts and then some.

Ubud is the arty, cultural centre of Bali, known for its craft, food and greenery. No loud music or tourist-filled pubs playing dance music – Ubud is the place for authentic Balinese cuisine, walks through quaint, scenic villages, bicycle rides through farms and rice fields, and visits to the workshops of local artisans and craftspeople. And now’s the time to go – before it gentrifies, before the hipsters attack, before the food and culture get diluted to suit tourist tastes.

Here’s something to reassure every fastidious city slicker: There’s no need to rough it out in some hut in the middle of a rice field to get a true taste of Ubud. Head for boutique hotel Bisma Eight, launched in late February. It’s a short walk from the town centre and offers views of hills and rice fields along with Wi-Fi access, a gym, a temperature-controlled infinity pool, an organic farm, a restaurant that’ll cook up anything you pick from this farm, and a café that serves up coffee from a local roastery made with a La Marzocco machine – yes, that Rolls-Royce of coffee machines.

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