Arrived at the new airport in Denpasar to be picked up as arranged with the resort. Was glad we organised this as the resort is about a 20 minute drive out of Ubud, so well over an hours drive and a standard taxi would have a hard time finding this unless he knew where he was going. Not much more than taxi fare but nice to see a face in the crowd just for you. We travelled through small villages and narrow roads until this garden oasis appeared. Wonderful place but made more so by the local staff who were the real stars here. Nothing was a problem, this was a five star resort in all ways. Restaurant was first class. Breakfast was fantastic, all home made with a bountiful menu eaten overlooking the rice fields and tropical forest. Dined there for two of our three nights as it was first rate. Afternoon tea is complimentary and not to be missed. Wine list extensive and in all very fairly priced as likewise the food. We stayed in the Sita wing with large comfortable rooms and balcony. Large pool with plenty of beds. Spa was good which also looked over the fauna and river The resort is steep so guests are transported via buggy. We checked out the villas and will treat ourselves next time as they were gorgeous with their own infinity pools. Free shuttle into Ubud several times a day.
Only one thing we would have liked was a day bed on our balcony or comfy room chair to sit. There was a lovely lounge area down the hall though but it is nice to have this in your room.
This is a magical place to chill out and relax which is what we were looking for. I highly recommend this resort, fantastic long weekend. Don't hesitate to come here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ayung Resort is a breathtaking, mystique and unique lifestyle hotel, perched high up on the bank of a mostly untouched tropical mountain rainforest gorge, in the traditional Balinese village of Payangan Ubud, surrounded by the gentle, spiritual tranquility and pace of Balinese life. Along this serene 8 hectares rain forest domain runs The Ayung, Bali’s most sacred mountain river. In the rocks of the hotels pathways and along it’s 600 meters long riverbank fronting the Ayung Resort, 250 of the finest Balinese Stone Carvers have painstakingly worked,for over a 2 year period,to carve the spectacular Hindu mythologies, Ramayana and Mahabharata amongst others. These stone carvings have become the most sought after photo opportunity of the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ayung Resort Ubud Bali/Payangan