Ubud’s Garden of eden
Go where you can find the perfect combination of low-key luxury and class, unrivalled service and hospitality with the most scenic garden.
First timers at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali, will most likely be mesmerised as they step into the property. Located in the more tranquil side of Ubud, the entrance to the property is subtle and petite – not giving anything away. As soon as you take the steps up to the gate, however, you will discover 5 hectares of picturesquely manicured Eden-like garden hosting 20 villas and suites designed by respected Indonesian architect Hendra Hadiprana.
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is built in such a way that it doesn't really feel like a hotel, but more like a private residence. Most of the villas aren't enclosed within a private wall – they simply overlook the idyllic lotus ponds where the black and white swans float about, making the property feel warm and welcoming. If you prefer a more private space of your own, opt for the one-bedroom pool villa, the only type that's walled, the one-bedroom pool villa comes with a cosy pavilion, a 6m private pool and
outdoor soaking tub. Take a walk around the estate, and you will discover the extensive lush rice paddies just beyond The Spa and The Restaurant – giving both facilities an unrivalled and soothing view to behold. The Restaurant is a lovely place to be, from breakfast and lunch to afternoon tea and dinner. Look out for fireflies fluttering by the rice paddies during dinner time.
The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah takes pride in making sure guests have an exceptional experience by giving Club Benefits. The bespoke benefits include daily breakfast for two in the suite, villa or The Restaurant, daily laundry service, complimentary mini bar with well-stocked alcoholic selection refilled daily, afternoon tea and sunset cocktail, yoga class and rice paddy trekking with the private butler.
A unique thing that you can discover on this property is the numerous elephant-shaped ornaments and interior decorations scattered in many corners. This whimsical element is inspired by the name of the area: Goa Gajah, with gajah being Indonesian for elephant. One of the most iconic pieces is the Balinese traditional gate composed of elephant tiers at The Amphitheatre, where guests can watch hypnotising Kecak dance performances every Tuesday and Friday all year round.
The understated elegance of The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah – combined with the personalised service from the staff (each villa has a dedicated butler who will be ready at your beck and call) – is the charming factor that makes all the difference. As you're checking out from The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, the team will give you a pouch of rice – harvested from the property's own rice paddies
– as a token of your memorable stay, and that's when you realise that you have left your heart there and you find yourself promising that you will be back. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah is a place that you remember, after all, elephants never forget.
THE CHEDI CLUB TANAH GAJAH, UBUD, BALI
Jalan Goa Gajah, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
T: (+62) 361 975 685 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ghmhotels.com/en/tanah-gajah