We just finished a stay at the Alila Uluwatu and I must say that the highlight of the stay was having dinner at the restaurant "Cire" and their out-of-this-world chef who came from Jakarta (he's Dutch, trained in Amsterdam). We had the 7-course tasting menu and it was absolutely delicious. You can choose your own courses from his list, or he can do the choosing for you. A few dishes were his in-house smoked fish, a variation on Peking duck, snow crab with an infused froth, chilled tomato soup, carrot cake with ice cream, and a hot molten chocolate cake that was mouth-watering! We actually came BACK to eat here whilst staying at the Bulgari resort just up the road - the food was THAT good. I believe in future we will see this chef obtain a Michelin star - wait for it, it is in the cards. We cannot imagine a trip to Bali now without going to this restaurant. We used to love Mosaic whilst in Bali - our favourite is now "Cire"!
The resort itself is beautiful and vast, with outstanding architecture and excellent and friendly staff. The cliff view is gorgeous. The villas themselves are lovely with a good-sized pool and comfy bed. The butler service was also very good and was the "real deal" (unlike the so-called butlers at Ritz-Carlton's cliff villas). Very good value for money in Bali and we will be returning in future!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alila Villas Uluwatu is the first all-pool villa luxury resort in the Alila Signature collection. Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, each of 84 villas showcase contemporary Balinese-inspired design. Poised on an elevated plateau that meets with limestone cliffs sweeping down to the cerulean Indian Ocean, the view from Alila Villas Uluwatu showcases nothing less than nature's perfection. Each villa offers private pool and cabana with 24 hour host (butler) service. Alila Villas Uluwatu designed in harmony with fully respecting the natural environment, continuing the Alila tradition of a total destination experience that is serene, sensual, and surprisingly different. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alila Villas Uluwatu Hotel Uluwatu
- Alila Villas Uluwatu Bali/Pecatu