The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah has gone to great lengths to ensure its guests experience the most restful retreat possible.
The resort sprawls over five hectares (12 acres). With beautifully landscaped gardens that create an inviting and idyllic holiday mood.
Just beyond its boundaries, the sight of endlessly rolling rice fields stretching out into the distance gives guests immediate assurance that they will certainly enjoy all the privacy that they wish for.
In fact, The Chedi Club will quickly come to feel like the exclusive family home it once was.
The estate on which the resort stands is known localy as Tanah Gajah. Built by Hendra Hadiprana, a prominent Indonesian architect and interior designer, the property was originally used as a weekend retreat for his family and friends. These days, however, The Chedi Club is run by the GHM group which is also responsible for The Legion and The Club at The Legion.
This accounts for the most sincere and engaging marriage of personalised care and professional service that guests tend to encounter here.
The Chedi Club is located along the lush and fertile stretch of land between the Petanu and Pakrison rivers, and takes its name from the nearby Goa Gajah elephant temple.
To match the cultural and historical feel of its surroundings, the rooms at The Chedi Club feature an extensive collection local handcrafted furniture and authentic balinese artefacts.
These were provided by Hadiprana Gallery and Boutique, which houses the renowned Hadiprana collection.
A selection of local souvenirs and books are available for purchase here.
The resort has 20 assorted rooms, all of which come fully equipped with the usual comforts and indulgences so you won’t have to take a single step outside to feel thoroughly pampered. The rooms available include one-bedroom Spa Villas, Pool Villas and suites, and a two-bedroom Estate Villa that makes for an exceptionally memorable stay.
Tastefully decorated throughout, the interiors highlight the design team’s sophisticated application and interpretation of traditional Balinese artistic styles.
Indeed, guests will appreciate the strong sense of creative passion that runs through the landscape as well, as is evident in the thoughtful arrangement of mature trees, calm lotus ponds and the presence of a lovely ornamental lake, all of which have been carefully tended to for over 20 years.
Each room is assigned a private butler dedicated to ensuring that guests enjoy the most satisfying resort experience possible. This service does not exclude guests who choose the suites, thus leaving The Chedi Club in a class of its own when it comes to making each and every guest feel equally important.
For an even more privileged time, opt for one of the private spa villas, which feature a personal sauna, a cold plunge pool, an indoor and outdoor bathroom, and a massage suite.
Enjoying exclusive access to these facilities is a luxury effectively enhanced by unhurried spa treatments, performed by professional therapists, that will leave you feeling utterly relaxed and contented, all within the private world of your spacious and comfortable villa.
On the other hand, those looking forward to lapping up the sun will prefer one of the Pool Villas. Each with its own swimming pool and deck, in addition to a dining bale set against a walled tropical garden. Here, guests can work up a robust appetite while getting thoroughly acquainted with the lovely Balinese weather. To enjoy a little pampering of the body and mind, guests will have to visit the spa, where an extensive menu of soothing natural therapies treatments, private yoga sessions in the roomy meditation studio, and sweeping, panoramic views of the countryside await.
Dining is an open-air affair at the Restaurant and Club lounge, jointly located in a huge pavilion set against the backdrop of verdant rice fields and the legendary Mount Agung.
The main restaurant offers traditional Balinese cuisine prepared in an open kitchen. This allows mouth-watering aromas to drift towards appreciative diners.
Guests will be pleased to know that the supply of duck, chickens, vegetables and herbs used in the recipes are obtained from organic farms around Bali, and these ensure a healthy and wholesome diet during your stay at The Chedi Club.
Right beside The Restaurant is the Club Lounge, where a cosy arrangement of day beds allows guests to enjoy their afternoon tea or evening cocktails in a relaxed and comfortable setting.
There’s also the option of enjoying specialty cocktails and a line selection of cigars at the nearby Bird Lounge, a nature-lover’s sanctuary that overlooks the main aviary of Tanah Gajah. Here, guests can bury their noses in a wide collection of illustrated books about birds.
The heart of Ubud is a short walk away and offers all sorts of cultural and shopping distractions. Those who would rather not walk can opt to use the resort’s convenient limousine service. This is especially handy for those planning to buy bulky artwork.
With such attention to service, you can rest assured every detail will be taken core of for you at The Chedi Club.