September marked the completion of the Hadiprana Villa renovations at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, Ubud, and now that things have been up and running for its first few months post-redux, we pop into central Bali for a look at one of Ubud’s most priceless hidden treasures.
Tucked away in the highlands of central Bali is perhaps one of the most unique stays on an island renowned for hospitality, the stay just inched itself even further away from the competition with a recently completed facelift that has turned luxury into superlatives beyond. One of Ubud’s crown jewels, The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah, is a reprieve from the norm in Bali, and with sprawling rice fields and vibrant canopies of palm and frangipani, it’s not hard to see why. But peek inside this intimate countryside escape and you will find the Hadiprana Villa, the star of this luxury villa collection in Ubud, which has been the centrepiece of the property since 1981 when it was built as Hadiprana’s holiday home. Built as a private retreat for famed Indonesian designer and art collector, Hendra Hadiprana, the Hadiprana Villa has always created an awe-inspired stir, and following its recent renovation, it hopes to continue in tradition’s footsteps.
A traditionally designed Balinese villa, the two-bedroom abode features an invaluable cache of Hadiprana-curated art, sweeping views of the 570-square-metre resort, and a front row seat to The Amphitheatre, where traditional Kecak dances are held twice weekly. But owing to age, recently the Hadiprana Villa was due for treatment, and since its completion this September, an even more luxurious rendition was born.
Now fitted with private en-suites, twin beds in the guest bedroom, and an intimately placed sunken jacuzzi that flanks the newly finished master bathroom, this five-star Ubud villa has also added a treat for those who can’t get enough of the tropical sun: a pool deck, bale, and new set of pool loungers that complement the private 60-square-metre swimming pool. And if that weren’t enough, the renovation also went at lengths to improve the privacy of this idyllic central Balinese escape by reconstructing the surrounding walls such that privacy is ensured without the compromise of aesthetics. Also renovated were the bathrooms and the general landscaping around the villa.
If you get the chance, swing by the Hadiprana Villa for a peek when it isn’t making itself home to some lucky travellers, or better yet, book yourself a stay if you’re looking for a piece of living history in central Bali where tradition has meshed perfectly with elegance, luxury, and class.
Note: For enquiries about The Hadiprana Villa and to make a reservation, please contact our Reservation team by telephone on +62 (361) 975 685 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also book directly on our website at www.thechediclububud.com.
(Featured image: The intimate dining area at the Hadiprana Villa overlooks the spacious living space where one can enjoy the view of the resort’s gardens.)