The Mansion Resort Hotel and Spa is a luxury hotel for travellers located in Ubud, Bali. A blissful getaway, this hotel is perfect for the travellers looking to treat themselves to some style whilst in Indonesia.
Located up on the high hills of Ubud, you will be refreshed by the cooler airs in this hot and humid climate. You will be surrounded by the magnificent green of the abundance of trees and plant life that make you truly believe you are on a tropical island.
My favourite thing about staying at The Mansion was that it wasn’t just a huge cemented hotel with stark white walls and the feeling of where you truly were, sucked away from you. It was strongly, in essence and life, Bali.
The hotel has four pools and two dining areas: Indochine, the in hotel restaurant looking out onto one of the blue lagoon pools and the surrounding forest, and the relaxation area with the main pool where you can order from their menu anything you like to wherever you happen to be!
The resort plays house to an outstanding 151 rooms which is almost unbelievable when you are standing in the resort and wondering where they hide them all! The Mansion, as the name suggests, is huge. However because of the design of the place, authentic and haphazard, it is hard to believe how many people they can actually accommodate. I visited in an off peak season so even when there seemed to be quite a few fellow travellers around, it couldn’t have been anywhere close to half full capacity! This suited me incredibly well because it meant more chance of a secluded pool and more privacy exploring the grounds!
The rooms range from ‘Deluxe double/twin’ to full blown ‘Presidential Suite.’ I stayed in the most basic of room choices and it was incredible! We had a stone bath that sunk into the floor, plenty of room with a joining toilet and ‘relaxation meditation bed’ and our two beds looking onto a flatscreen TV and minibar. We were situated in the ‘Wind and Earth’ section, which was a little walkthrough housing five rooms flagged with two lily ponds. Our room was ‘Cinnamon Wood,’ as all of the rooms (apart from the major suites upstairs in the main building) were ‘____ Wood’ instead of a dreary number. I loved the quaint character that was springing up from everywhere you looked!
Our first night at the Mansion (I haven’t mentioned, I was travelling with my dear papa,) we were jacked up on travel bliss! After a few cocktails, we explored all that we could within the twists and turns of the resort. We found many empty rooms, private pools, art galleries, a gym, countless dining options and our favourite, a treehouse! We climbed up the steps and were delighted with the view of the surrounding area: ‘The Sun Bliss Pool Lounge.’ The treehouse had a small dining table and two chairs and we remind there for the evening. A palm tree exists through the floor of the treehouse and the tiny birds and exotic bugs fly to the vegetation overhanging the bamboo roof.
We later found out from a notice board in reception, that you can order an attendant there for the night (for a price) and have your dinner and drinks served directly up onto the dining table! I’m sure in peak season, this would be done quite a lot, however for us it was a quiet, secret solitude.
There are also four resident cats that you’ll catch strolling around the resort! We met our favourite night one, moseying around Indochine looking for food. It took a liking to us after that because Dad gave her some of his lamb chops which she rightfully adored. We never found out whether or not they were indeed pets of the staff or simply stray wanderers, but my money is on the latter. The tiny tabby later hovered around us most breakfasts and we would hand her small sausages on the sly. All of the cats were exceptionally tiny, as one thing you have to deal with when visiting Asia is the vast amount of stray cats and dogs wandering the streets. A few lucky ones make homes in resorts and around hotels where they are humbly accepted as part of the decor and subtly given food where and whence the visitors can spare it.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Ubud looking for a hotel a cut above the rest! Bali is known to be ‘a cheap holiday,’ and even though this place has a few more required dollar signs, I would definitely recommend it as an experience! The staff are beautiful and accommodating, the relaxation areas will bliss you out and though the food/drinks are a little pricey, you can stand a few room service orders between the travels into town because they provide a free shuttle every two hours from 9am-7.30pm!
Treat yourself to a luxury stay in paradise on your next Bali visit!
☾ CHALEESI ☽