I highly recommend Samaya Bali, Komaneka at Rasa Sayang, and the exclusiveness of the Chedi Club Tanah Gajah at GHM Hotel. I have listed these in the order of my preference. The Samaya Bali offers stunning view of the Ayung River valley, rice fields, tropical forest and distant mountains. The gardens, landscaping and environment are beautiful and serene. It is just a short distance from Ubud town yet so physically isolated with a very remote feel.
Bali has many sides: experience the serenity of this beguiling island on the quiet, black-sand beaches of north; stay inland in the island's vibrant cultural centre Ubud, a town surrounded by lush rice terraces; scramble up to Mount Batur's stunning caldera lake; cycle through emerald plantations to isolated golden temples; or learn to how to cook Bali's delicate national dishes with private culinary classes. Love to party? Well, it's no great secret that Bali's southern towns are full of lively bars, and we can give you the low-down on the most stylish, exclusive haunts. Bali is also home to some of Asia's best resorts, where service is consistently at an outstanding level and the spas are world-class. This makes the island as appealing to those who simply want to unwind and decompress, as much as it is for active types who will be well aware that Bali is also one of the world's surfing capitals; within an hour of landing, you can be taking the drop on some of the awesome waves that hit the southern coast.
If you need a smaller property with concierge amenities I recommend Komaneka at Rasa Sayang, the staff is great and nothing is too much trouble from room service to the hotel car dropping you off to the local restaurant (which they have booked for you) and picking you up afterwards - ALL complimentary. almost 6 years ago