City Guide

Bisma Eight / Bali, Indonesia

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Ubud, long considered as Bali’s cultural heartland, is famed for its shrines, small farms, rice paddies, and dense forests. This mellow rural charm is the backdrop for Bisma Eight Hotel’s holistic ambiance and quiet luxury. This boutique hotel offers all the necessary comforts, but goes beyond basic expectations. From its soothing views of rice fields, a temperature-controlled infinity pool overlooking the Ubud Forest, and an alfresco restaurant/cafe in Copper Kitchen and Bar that serves up organic food sourced from neighboring farms, Bisma gives its guests a good spoiling with thoughtful respect for local context and culture.

The accommodations comprise of 38 suite rooms and feature a living room and bedroom partitioned by Sungkai Wood panels for privacy. There are three room types available – forest, canopy, and garden – with differing views. The bathroom showcases a unique Japanese-inspired cedarwood soaking tub and rain-shower. Retractable reading lights in bed, meanwhile, let you in on the hotel’s admirable attention to detail. The spacious suite is designed for plenty of natural light to filter in and furnished mostly in earth tones of contemporary Balinese style. Bisma Eight is a haven for taking it slow and appreciating the authentic craft, food, and greenery surrounding you in quaint Ubud.

Jalan Bisma, Ubud, Bali 80571; +62 361 4792888; bisma-eight.com

Words by Evita Limlengco

Photography by Franz Navarrete