This review is actually a year late (we stayed in June 2011) but I still remember every perfect detail to this day!
Viceroy was the first stop on our honeymoon. Although The beginning of our stay was slightly dampened because my husband was suffering from severe headaches (which turned out to be an acute case of sinus infection), the staff at Viceroy did all they could to help & they all knew him by name & would ask how he was doing. It got so bad one day that we called the reception & asked for a doctor to come and take a look at him to which they were so accommodating & understanding. The doctors gave him some strong painkillers but wasn't able to diagnose the sinus infection & we don't blame him, there were no symptoms except for the constant headache. Over breakfast one day, one of the lovely waiters offered to make him a tea called lomi lomi to make him feel better, we fell in love with it and had each day till we left. we still reminisce about it to this day. I cannot say enough about the amazing, friendly & helpful staff!!
We stayed in a garden villa. It was very spacious and the bed was very big & comfy, it was impossible to get out of. The shower is outside which was a weird experience at first but the entire setting is gorgeous and the view of the trees outside is breathtaking. The only downside was the pool which we didn't use at all because it was so cold but it wasn't a big deal because the main pool is also gorgeous and was empty most of the time.
Breakfast was very good but the only reason I gave it 4 stars is its limited variety but that can be our fault because they always told us that they could prepare anything outside the menu but we just never bothered, it was good enough.
We cannot stress enough how convenient the free shuttle to Ubud is! The hotel is just a short ride away & we were able to go anytime we wanted & would arrange for them to bring us back when we wanted. Walking around Ubud is a lot of fun and you can buy souvenirs from there but beware the market! you have to bargain A LOT!! even when you think you've bargained enough, bargain some more, it's a tourist trap! & even when you buy from the shops, check your receipt, we bought some things from this one shop with a receipt & everything & after leaving we discovered they charged for something we didn't buy.
When my husband felt better, we had the hotel arrange for us a day trip and we were shown around some temples and we drove around mount Batur etc. I think we paid around $100 - $120 for this.
Overall, it was a perfect stay all round despite the rough beginning. We would definitely love to go back and I don't think there's a day that goes by without thinking about this charming hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Viceroy Bali recently won 'Best Boutique Honeymoon Hotel' in the world, it is a family owned and operated resort conveniently situated five minutes from the center of Ubud and features 25 luxuriously appointed one and two bedroom private pool villas, CasCades fine dining restaurant which serves European and Indonesian cuisine and the Lembah spa which has a variety of traditional Balinese and international treatments. The Viceroy Bali is a sanctuary in paradise and offers complete privacy with breathtaking tropical valley views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viceroy Bali Ubud
- Viceroy Bali Hotel Ubud