A long weekend i a luxurious villa overlooking the ocean perched atop a cliff is pretty hard to beat. Especially when it is backed up with outstanding service and mouth watering meals.
Rooms - we stayed in two different rooms. A single bedroom villa and then a three bedroom villa further up the hill. Certainly the three bedroom is epic, insanely good views and oodles of space. The single bedroom however has bags of romantic charm and for a romantic get away the one bedroom is the better choice. The property sits almost within the hill, architecturally at least, as though it is part of the environment. Beds were wonderfully comfortable, Bale's made for great naps. Private pools large..and the list goes on. The rooms are fantastic, have no doubt.
Atmosphere - smooth and sophisticated. Between the architecture, staff uniforms, and warm smiles the Alila Uluwatu experience is graceful, relaxed and consumate. Its approach to creating a holiday environment clearly started long before they built the property. Winding walkways take you through ponds, gardens, yoga spots and streams - its all very, very good.
Pool Area and Gyms - the pool is pretty amazing, not quite as incredible as the photos yet amazing. The gym is functional and as long as you have no plans for massive work outs you should be able to do everything you need in light format.
Spa Centre - gorgeous. We tried out a few thing between us and all in al the spa centre is terrific. Excellent rooms and wonderfully peaceful.
Eating - Night one: Indonesian, Night two: tasting menu, Night three: western. Hmm let me see was it the nasi campur, the pork belly, the bottles of champagne, the perfect seafood carpaccio, the mango tapioca desert, the oysters, the pasta pomodoro, the satay lilit, or the chocolate truffles. Ok it was a hedonists delight. I recommend requesting a tasting menu and giving chef a day or two's notice - just do it with wine paring and go on the journey.
Service - impeccable. Agus, out butler was there to ensure everything ran smoothly. Service in a place like this needs to nail it and they did. I was greeted by my first name or surname almost everywhere and for those few days my wife and I felt like royalty - in a cool casual way! Example: it was late, we got carried away listening to the live music and nailed far to much wine. Its easy to drink champagne when you are standing in cabana that hangs out over the cliff. Agus picked us up before we even realised we needed assistance, escorted us back to our room in a cart. Whenever we needed to be somewhere, say a 2 hour massage, he would arrive in time to ensure we would be transported to said destination. My mother visited for a few hours, he took her on a tour of the property. Proper service here, all the way through. His parting words (the guy has got to go into sales) "Mr Michael I think next the you should stay longer, this place is good for you"..cheeky bugger.
Value - prepare to remortgage your house. And at the same time where a great big fat smile. Nothing is cheap here and nothing is poor quality. Its all good, exceedingly good, the kind of good that has you thinking about how the hell you make it happen again good. Yes I think it is worth price, its value is "reassuringly expensive"
Best - everything
Worst - ??? have you not read this review
Go Again - Currently selling my house
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