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.

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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: chedi­clububud@ghmho­tels.com www.ghmho­tels.com/en/tanah-ga­jah

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