Published on: Wednesday March 16, 2022
As the Island of the Gods opens to international travelers this month, an iconic resort in the spiritual center of the tropical island of Ubud is ready to welcome guests as an officially named hotel.
The boutique property, Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, has been chosen by the Indonesian government as one of the hotels where visitors can stay under the “Warm Up Vacation” requirement, officially promoted by the ministry. Indonesian Tourism. Although visitors can move freely around Bali after testing negative for COVID at the airport, they must still stay at the same hotel for their first three nights in the country.
The Tanah Gajah Ubud team has designed a short stay package, “Welcome Back”, which allows guests to relax and unwind in comfort while meeting local COVID requirements for an island getaway.
This month, Bali restored visa-on-arrival services for 23 countries and revoked mandatory quarantine for vaccinated international travelers. However, there are still certain requirements, such as two PCR tests (one upon arrival at the airport and one at the end of the three-night stay) as well as 30 days of health insurance protection. Testing and insurance are included in the resort’s latest offering.
Also included in the package: airport pick-up; personal hand sanitizer, face mask and sanitizer in each villa; personal butler service; Wireless; daily afternoon tea; a daily sunset cocktail; free minibar including a selection of liquors (restocked daily); daily laundry up to six pieces per villa; access to wellness facilities; in-villa UV treatment prior to check-in; and daily nanotechnology spray treatment for the villa, to minimize potential infections. But it is the location of the property and the richness of its cultural heritage that are the real visiting card for visitors.
Moored amid rice paddies in the highlands of Bali, and a destination in itself, the 20-key property is spread over six hectares of lush grounds. With roots that date back to legendary designer and art collector, Hendra Hadiprana, the property has long drawn art and design enthusiasts. It was originally built in the 1980s as a vacation home for Hadiprana and her family and was converted into a resort in 2004. Although the Hadiprana family renounced occupying the site as a private family resort, the collection The Patriarch’s artwork remained, and many sculptures, antiques, and works of art from his travels can be found throughout the property to this day.
The resort offers two restaurants, Tempayan and Panen Padi Lounge. The new Tempayan was unveiled in 2020 with a design inspired by the wantilan, a Balinese-style pavilion. The tapas outlet, Panen Padi Lounge, also made its debut during the pandemic. Both locations command prime locations overlooking the rice paddies and the resort’s hot air balloon experience.
The resort’s spa also encompasses the property’s quintessential Balinese landscape, while the main pool is guarded by Ganesh statues and partially flanked by ponds with resident swans. Villas with private pools are available for guests who wish to enjoy a dip in privacy.
Tanah Gajah Ubud has strict sanitary protocols. All staff are fully immunized and the property has achieved a 100% rating for its CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety and Environment) certification from the Indonesian government. The entire property is sprayed with disinfectant twice a week and housekeeping disinfects the rooms daily.
After the three-night stay, guests have the option of staying or continuing their journey with Hadiprana by staying at Dua Dari, a residence by Hadiprana. Dua Dari consists of four residences in a jungle valley overlooking the Petanu River. The hotel was the private residence of Hendra Hadiprana after Tanah Gajah Ubud became a resort. Like its sister property, its extensive art collection can still be found throughout the site and the majority of the decor and furnishings were once part of Tanah Gajah Ubud.
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