We loved the secluded and beautiful location/setting - the view of the beach from everywhere in the hotel is gorgeous and so relaxing. We saw the most spectacular sunset over the ocean / temple on the rocks on our first night - wow.
We splurged a little for the first two nights of our honeymoon on an oceanfront pool villa (after marrying the day before in Canggu). TOTALLY WORTH IT. The villa was simply amazing. You can jump into the decent sized pool from almost anywhere in the villa, the oversized (and very comfortable) bed looks over the pool / ocean, and there are awesome oversized day beds inside and outside.
Details such as candles throughout our villa, generous sized treats from the spa (body lotions etc) and the gorgeous petal arrangements and lit candles we returned to after dinner on our last night only added to the experience. (So did the gorgeous honeymoon cake we received on our first night - delicious!)
The staff were amazing - little things like, we had turned up with our wedding cake leftovers and they they immediately put it in the fridge when we arrived and the following afternoon we asked to have it and they delivered to our room with coffee, and they cut it up nicely and presented it. I even had my bouquet which they promptly placed in a vase.
We did one of the hotel 'journey's by Alila' - we just wanted a half day tour among villages to get out and see the area, get a bit of exercise etc. The view on the way was beautiful and you got a real taste for traditional Bali village life. Our guide walked us through rice paddies / rainforest and we finished with a tasty Nasi Goreng lunch at the Eco Villas. On the pricey side but you literally just turned up - they thought of water, snacks and everything and it included a decent lunch.
We also had a private breakfast on the beach, which was lovely.
Our host was attentive, knowledgeable, so lovely and friendly - he ensured we had the perfect amount of support to ensure we enjoyed our stay and had everything we could possibly want.
The restaurants in the hotel are excellent - we went to the Indonesian one the first night and had the tasting menu which was perfect for two people to try a variety of dishes, and the second night had the degustation menu with matching wines at the Western-style restaurant Ombak. The food was excellent but with generous portions of rich food, towards the end we couldn't finish it all!
The cocktail lounge area is great too where you can also watch sunset - I had possibly the best martini I've ever had there, it was a Greygoose martini with blue cheese stuffed olives - the balance of both drink and olives was sublime.
We wish we could have stayed for longer and cannot wait to return! Next time I hope to have some time to try the spa. Thank you to all the Alila Soori staff for making our stay so special and memorable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the edge of the ocean between the Batu Karu Mountain and terraced rice fields, Soori Bali is a hidden refuge, rejuvenating and peaceful; it is Bali as it should be. Designed, owned and operated by renowned architect Soo K. Chan and his wife Ling Fu, the resort prioritises environmental and cultural sustainability. Crafted out of local materials, Soori Bali maintains a true sense of place. Keeping things pure, its restaurants use fresh produce from nearby farms and spices from its own garden; the resort’s spa uses only the highest quality organic products. All 48 of Soori Bali’s villas feature private pools with sweeping vistas. Within easy reach of the legendary Tanah Lot and an 18-hole championship golf course, the resort is perfect for those seeking spiritual and recreational delights. There are few places that revere nature’s gifts like we do, and absolute discretion for our guests is the pattern of our craft. Soori Bali is an amazing place to be, naturally. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alila Villas Soori Hotel Tabanan
- Soori Bali Tabanan