On our recent trip to Ubud we were so happy to explore the newly opened Padma Resort Ubud. Well, actually it’s still in it’s soft opening period, but in so many ways it is already complete :)
Padma Resort Ubud: Our First Impressions
The drive from Ubud Village to Padma Resort Ubud was enough to set the scene, moving from busy and built up to green rice fields and local villages.
I knew I was going to absolutely love it here as soon as I saw the lobby tiles. Yes, the tiles (I love them!). Absolutely stunning and unique, straight away I knew that this was a hotel that wanted you to have a unique experience. Staff were immediately friendly and genuine.
Location, Location, Location
I’m going to go out on a limb and say Padma Resort Ubud has one of the most beautiful and natural locations in Bali. The villages surrounding it are filled with rice fields, the view from your room, where you eat, where you relax and where you swim all overlook the most amazing jungle with no other hotels in sight. If you get up early enough and go out on your balcony, you can hear the jungle come alive with the sounds of all the animals.
The rooms are traditionally designed but with a modern take, keeping Balinese styles whilst also remaining simple and clean. Our room overlooked the jungle, a view that makes you smile every day. I loved the open plan, with the bedroom and bathroom being able to be opened up. And two of the most important things in the room, the bed and the shower, were both amazing.
Beyond The Room
Padma Resort Ubud offer lots of included activities. One we tried was the cycling through the surrounding villages. Anton was our wonderful guide and it was such fun, part off track and part through the villages.
They also have a jogging track that takes you through the surrounding jungle and over a beautiful bamboo bridge.
After a morning on the jogging track…ok, in our case, a leisurely stroll, you don’t need to worry about your hunger, as the food here is delicious, whether having lunch by the pool, breakfast and dinner with a view or indulging in the afternoon tea.
And then there’s the pool. The largest infinity pool in Bali is quite a feat, when Bali is not only the land of the gods, but the land of the infinity pool.
Going to Padma Resort Ubud, I thought it would be the infinity pool or the beautiful setting that I would have loved the most. But I have never been to a hotel where the staff had been so genuinely friendly. There wasn’t even such a thing as a passing hello, as every hello turned into a genuine conversation. From the conversations we had with Budi and the lovely note he left us, to our dinner talks with Eko and Nico, to the lovely and helpful Aggia, Joshua and Deasy from the front desk and our chats with Murtdandy and Wibawa by the pool.
Staying at Padma Resort Ubud was so much more than staying in a luxury hotel, it was like becoming part of a community of the friendliest people, with conversations and memories we will never forget.
Almost Landing LovesFriendly & genuine staff
Jogging track and bamboo bridge
Infinity pool with jungle views
Hotel: Padma Resort Ubud
Room Type: Premier Club Room
Location: Banjar Carik, Desa Puhu – Payangan, Ubud, BaliCheck Prices On Agoda
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Our stay at Padma Resort Ubud was courtesy of Agoda and Padma Resort Ubud, but our experience and what we share with you is 100% Mandy + Chris