Alila Manggis probably has the best staff at any hotel I've stayed at. Everyone was friendly, helpful and GENUINE. We had a small issue with our room, and Dewi and others went above and beyond. The staff made our visit here.
We were upgraded to the suite for a day, then moved upstairs so we stayed in every room type. The rooms are adequate but not luxurious. (It was a tough transition for us, as we came from a giant villa at Alila Ubud). Storage for two people with large suitcases was not the best but we managed. As others noted, there is ONE electric outlet, which is a bit tough in these days of several devices.
The rooms upstairs (deluxe) has a lovely balcony with a daybed that was a great place to relax and read a book, or take a nap. The lower floor (superior) was very convenient to the pool.
The suite was the size of two rooms, with a large bathroom as well as living and dining area, plus a wrap around balcony with two of the heavenly daybeds.
The food was quite good, and the special dinner with satay was worth it. I quite enjoyed the corn fritters with chili sauce were my favorite lunchtime snack. We saw some other guests taking a cooking class with the chef that looked quite fun.
The pool is probably the highlight. It's a large square pool in the center of the property, with plenty of comfortable, roomy chairs at all times. A staff member tended to your every need. Depending on the time of day, there could be a fair number of kids at the pool, so it would get pretty loud. There's a nice pagoda as well to enjoy the views of the ocean. The beach is quite rocky so it's okay for a walk but not really for sunbathing. We did see a pair of cows wander on to the beach one evening! If you want a beach experience, you should head to "White Sandy Beach."
The hotel also had daily activities you could arrange, and a free yoga and tai chi class. Our guides on the trek through rice paddies and the jungle were great. The town was just a 10 or 15 minute ride away.
We also enjoyed the spa on the property. The balinese massage outside with the waves crashing was heavenly and quite a bargain.
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- Alila Hospitalities includes Complimentary Yoga, Tai Chi, and Afternoon teaAlila Experience includes Cultural learning, Conscious Living, Couple Celebration, Active Spirits, Culinary Journey ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alila Manggis Hotel Manggis
- Alila Hotel Manggis
- Alila Resort Manggis
- Alila Manggis Bali