My wife and I stayed here with our three children (7,7, and 10). I'll start off by saying that, although our kids were certainly made to feel welcome, this is NOT a resort for children, although there were a few staying at the resort when we were there. Rather, I would recommend it for adult family gatherings, romantic weekends, or the like. Especially as one can then take advantage of the "no kids allowed" portion of the resort at the far end of the property! If you do go with kids, one great thing is that there is ample green space for them to run around freely. The resort is excellent in this regard.
The resort is lovely, with a high standard to the rooms, restaurant, and bar. It's small, but has an intimate feel, compared to some of the larger resorts on the Bali coast. We stayed in rooms 807 and 808, two adjacent bungalows facing the rice paddies. The bungalows are a good size for a maximum of 3 people (2 adults and 2 kids in a pinch), and are attractively appointed. They seemed preferable to the regular rooms to me, and are worth splurging for, in my opinion. That said, the "view" of the rice paddies was nothing special at all. In retrospect, I would have preferred bungalows facing the river valley.
The infinity-edge pool is small, but quite elegant, with a nice, if not magnificent view across the river gorge. Again, not for kids. Really made with adults in mind. Food (breakfast and 1 dinner) was good, but not the best one can expect in Indonesian high-end resorts.
All services were top-notch, as should be expected, as were the facilities, which include a tennis court and pitch-and-putt golf course. It's well-located: a short drive from Ubud - far enough away to be peaceful; close enough to be convenient.
At the end of the day, this is an very nice, moderately high-end resort. It is not at the TOP end, nor is it as nice as several other high-end resorts I've stayed at in Indonesia (such as Tugu in Lombok; Amanjiwo in Borobudur; Chedi in Ubud), but it has won many, many awards, and is clearly extremely popular with Trip Advisor travellers. I would certainly stay there again (and quite happily), but the overall impression I left with was that I was hoping for something a little more, somehow.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury resort located in the central of Bali, between the river valley and rice terraces of Ubud. Rooms and villas with all the comfort and conveniences you would expect. An ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities, peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings with personalized service and excellent food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maya Ubud Hotel Ubud
- Maya Ubud Resort And Spa