This new boutique hotel in the heart of Bali has the perfect mix for a fantastic Ubud stay.

June 14, 2015 Christine
bisma eight

As if you needed more convincing to make it a long weekend in Bali, but the new Bisma Eight boutique hotel makes a stylish yet cozy case for extending your stay. Located on the far end of the popular Jalan Bisma, Bisma Eight is a much needed escape the new hustle and bustle of Ubud. We put this new property to the test and here is our room check:

The rooms

Bisma Eight comprises of 38 suites but you would never know it thanks to the smart layout; the hotel still feels like your personal oasis. Each suite has a clean, modern look yet still feels comfortable and welcoming thanks to the interior designs mix of hard and soft surfaces.

We loved the attention to detail in the rooms, especially the handcrafted Japanese soaking tub, a super unique touch, and the headboard/working desk, an ingenious use of space and even more reason for us to call the office and tell them we’re working from home, er, resort.

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Dive in! The pool at Bisma Eight is heated.

The amenities

First world problem alert! We hate it when a pool is too cold and we have to gingerly enter, but you can cannonball right into Bisma Eight’s heated infinity pool. Although you might consider a more peaceful entrance once you soak up the panoramic view of the lush jungle treetops.

If you need a little bit more activity than doing laps in that gorgeous pool, Bisma Eight has a pretty impressive hotel gym with multiple cardio equipment, weights, and other gym staples. Future plans for the exercise space includes classes so be on the lookout for that.

We were also taken with the super friendly and helpful staff. Although Bisma Eight only recently opened, everyone working here is on-point and helpful without being intrusive, you truly feel like a guest here.

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The Ubud boutique hotel only opened earlier this year.

The food and drinks

Bisma Eight is also home to the Copper Kitchen, a gorgeous rooftop restaurant and bar that reminds us of a Tuscan space. The slant here is super healthy Asian and Western cuisine harmoniously coexisting on a menu. Start your meal off with a mix sate appetizer before moving on to the Copper Kitchen’s signature burger or opt for the Japanese soba noodles, there is no wrong option here.

A notable feature of Copper Kitchen is that they have an organic garden where a lot of the restaurant’s veggies actually come from. Guests are even invited to pick their own vegetables and bring them to the kitchen, where a chef will turn their harvest into a delicious meal.

Copper Kitchen is also a surprisingly hip place to catch a nightcap with warm lighting and cool library-chic décor. It’s probably one of the best places to grab low-key drinks in the city, if you don’t mind the long drive down Jalan Bisma.


The verdict

The Bisma Eight finds the right balance in many areas, such as location, it’s a short walk or drive to the heart of the city, yet still far away enough to give you some breathing room. The dining areas and facilities are brand-new yet charming and not intimidating, and the rooms are minimal but not alienating, instead they are very welcoming.

The Honeycombers were invited guests of the Bisma Eight.


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