Located on the Indonesian island of Bali, Ubud is set against a backdrop of hazy volcanic peaks and lush green rice terraces. The gateway to some of the most striking natural landscapes, it’s also a heart of Balinese culture and a great destination for the more cultured luxury traveller. It is here in this eclectic and busy town, that Bisma Eight has set its roots. Launched in early 2015, the luxury boutique hotel guards the cultural richness and artisanal heritage of Ubud, offering all the amenities of a high-end resort in an unpretentious location.
Establishing a harmonious dialogue with the hotel’s natural surroundings, the concrete, steel and glass architecture of Bisma Eight is juxtaposed with its lush surroundings by the use of leafage, creepers and wild grass. The luxury boutique resort hotel was designed in collaboration with Arte Architect & Associates of Bali and Fuur Associates, Singapore. Both firms have strived to accentuate the geographic context of Ubud with the use of southern walnut, bamboo, Balinese orange brick, as well as greenery clusters to lighten the interiors.
The winner of Bali Tourism Awards 2016-2017 as Bali Leading Resort in Ubud, the hotel features 38 spacious suites that blend seamlessly in lush greenery of its immediate surroundings and are stylized to represent a combination of modern design and traditional Balinese craftsmanship. The Forest, Canopy and Garden Suites are awe-inducing dreamy retreats furnished with the contemporary teak wood pieces and softer fittings such as the ikat pillows, plush bed linen, and woven jute rugs.
All Bisma Eight suites feature a private balcony, generous living and sleeping areas which are separated by sungkai wood panels. The pinnacle of each room is a voluminous Japanese-inspired soaking tub crafted from aromatic cedar wood. The first of its kind in Bali, it offers a relaxing experience when coupled with Bisma Eight’s house bath salts, which are made by small-batch Balinese soap makers, Republic of Soap.
Located at the west end of Bisma Eight, near The Pool Pavilion and The Pool, each of eighteen Forest Suites provides sweeping panoramas of the verdant forests of Ubud. Ten Canopy Suites perched on the second floor of the main building come complete with shady private balconies with bamboo railings and cascading ivy. The ground-floor Garden Suites feature a private outdoor garden and vibrant greenscaping.
The Bisma Eight amenities include a rooftop infinity pool, an island-inspired lounge area the Pool Pavilion with a modern tropical bar, as well as Ubud’s only temperature-controlled pool, a fully equipped gymnasium, Bisma Gardens, the hotel’s own organic farm supplies fresh produce directly into the kitchens, Copper Kitchen & Bar and the Library Cafe that doubles up as an offbeat business center and a literature cafe.