Como resort is located in the center of Bali, Indonesia, aptly named Uma Ubud. This extraordinary Indonesian island is spliced by a volcanic mountain chain which divides the quiet north coast, where the foothills fall into the Bali Sea, from the busy south coast, where fertile rice paddies slope gently down towards the Indian Ocean. At its heart lies Ubud, a small but lively town regarded as the islandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cultural hub.
The hotel, occupying a three-hectare site, is hidden on the fringe of Ubud, overlooking the Tjampuhan Valley amid paddy fields carved out of hillsides, backed by coconut palms and banyan trees. The river Oos runs below; to one side stands a mountain. There is no sound of traffic. The town, where there are numerous shops, galleries and local restaurants, is a five-minute drive or 20-minute walk.
The landscaping of Uma Ubud, by Bali-based Trevor Hillier, refers to the village siteplans of island tradition. The heart of the hotel the lobby, 25 meter pool and bar is open, clean and simply designed. This contrasts with the narrow paths running between tall, lushly-planted walls that lead to rooms. All villas have small, walled, tropical gardens. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Experience a resort that speaks of both Bali and contemporary comfort with sleek, uncluttered interiors. Uma Ubud feels like a rural home in the hills with narrow paths leading between rooms and suites and their small, walled tropical gardens. Indigenous materials include thatched woods and alang-alang roofs, modern accents introduced in sleek black and white bathrooms. Carved panels open up to bring in views and the scent of forest. Light flows through interiors, from the bedroom through to garden terraces, private courtyards and infinity-edge pools.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The 14 Terrace Rooms, located throughout the resort, are each 45 square meters with garden terraces. There are 10 Garden Rooms positioned along the northern perimeter, all 53 square meters with a private courtyard. The three Uma Pool Suites are 94 square meters and have infinity-edge pools and uninterrupted views across the valley down to the snaking river. The Uma Suite is similar, but without a pool. The COMO Suite, located on the southern edge of the resort, has possibly the best pool as well as a private treatment area. In-room facilities are decadent in their detail. The open-air bathrooms all include separate baths and an open-air shower. Other facilities include 32Ã¢â‚¬Â flat screen TVs with satellite channels, DVD players, an electronic personal safe, Yoga mats and minibars.