Sandwiched between working paddy fields and a verdant green rain-forest valley, it may not be in the centre of town (rather about 15 minutes drive away) but the Alila Ubud couldn't really have a more idyllic setting. Blending in to this scenery is the Alila's incredible infinity pool, photos of which regularly make the rounds in those round robin e-mails "The World's most amazing pools" etc.
Wild monkeys frequent the grounds encouraged by the promise of food, their antics around the pool area will certainly keep you amused whilst you wile away the hours.
The food is pretty pricey in the restaurant, but the town of Ubud itself is bursting with loads of great dining options offering cuisine from around the world. The hotel is set back from the main road down a winding track through paddy fields (and even a small Balinese temple!) which takes about 5 minutes by car. Transfers to and from town can be pretty pricey if arranged by the hotel, I would suggest asking the hotel to call you a local taxi, as their own cars cost a lot more. You can always borrow one of their loan bikes if you fancy getting around under your ownsteam however, and are a great way to explore the surrounding area.
We were upgraded to the Valley Villa which is set out on stilts over the jungle valley surrounded by durian trees and spectacular views. The villas aren't *that* much more expensive than the regular lead in rooms per night but are SO much better. They comprise of three separate rooms set out like a Balinese home with a wraparound balcony. The centrepiece is the middle room which is half open to the air, filled by a lily pond and sunken bathtub. Incredible. There is even a bath menu to suit all price ranges, the priciest being a champagne bath for 150USD!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alila Ubud hotel is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali's central foothills, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan.The resort is located 15 minutes from Ubud, the island's cultural heart. Blending contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture, the secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and private gardens of our charming Ubud boutique hotel create an intimate feeling like none other. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alila Ubud Hotel Gianyar
- Alila Ubud Gianyar
- Alila Ubud Bali/Payangan