Perched between the ancient rainforest and the sea, the Wickaninnish…
Starting at $500 per room per night
Starting at $250 per room per night
Located high above the Ayung River, Alila Ubud hotel has been laid out as a Balinese hillside village complete with its own community centre and pedestrian lanes. The resort’s rooms and villas stand above a ravine on stilts like tree houses and are set into the banks of the river valley. Smooth plaster walls and concrete meet thatched roofs; terrazzo tiles meet gravel or crushed rock; wood meets glass, making for one of the most uniquely designed boutique hotels Ubud has seen.
Unique Features: Goa Gajah is nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its centrepiece is a cave dating back to the ninth century, the entrance to which is an ornately carved demon’s mouth. Inside are some fragmentary lingam and yoni statues, as well as a statue of Ganesha. Large carved guards stand around pools near the entrance, and a little path leads to a waterfall, rice fields and some Buddhist stupa fragments.
Accommodations: There are a large variety of room styles to choose from. The King bed Room allows you to look out over the Ayung River Valley, boasting one king bed and a private balcony on a higher floor of the hotel. For an extra special experience, choose a private villa. The Terrace Tree Villa is located on the hillside. This 1,292-square-foot villa boasts one king bed, a private furnished deck, outdoor dining, and jungle views.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the The Pool Villa. This 1,345-square-foot villa comes with one king bed, a private pool, an outdoor bathtub, and landscaped garden views.
Dining: Indonesia is the land of spices and herbs, which inspired many countries to try to colonize it. Rijsttafel, a Dutch word meaning ‘rice table,’ was invented by the Dutch colonial plantation owners, who loved to sample different Indonesian dishes at one time, served in small portions on a long table. In the authentic Rijsttafel dining experience, The Executive Chef presents his pick of eight best dishes from all over Indonesia for your enjoyment.
Activities: Options include trips to the mountain village of Kintamani, the spectacular rice terraces at Tegalalang, the natural springs at Tampaksiring, and the village of Petulu, home to a large flock of white egrets. Take a cultural tour of Ubud, visiting its galleries, museums and souvenir shops, and visit Gianyar, the home of ikat weaving and the Goa Gajah Elephant Cave. Various tours are available from Alila Ubud featuring treks through the stunning local countryside away from the tourist crowds. Not-to-be-missed tours include a trip to the island’s central volcanoes, the village of Kintamani and the beautiful scenery of Lake Batur.
Spa & Fitness: At Spa Alila, the path to well-being is holistic and intuitive. Trained in anatomical physiology, massage, meditation and service, the local therapists combine the latest nutrition and health knowledge with warm, genuine care. The spa provides unique treatments from the heart, blending ancient Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes featuring the curative benefits of fresh, natural, quality ingredients. The 25-metre infinity swimming pool is a central feature of the resort, it provides the place to lay back and enjoy the valley and greenery.
Location: Alila Ubud lies 15 minutes from Ubud, which has reigned for over a century as the centre of Balinese arts and culture. A stay at the luxurious Ubud villa resort will allow you to discover Ubud’s rich history, artistic energy and cultural heritage. Central Ubud is filled with arts and crafts hubs, boutique cafes, artists’ workshops and galleries. There are also some remarkable architectural and other sights to be found.
Closest Airport: The closest airport is Denpasar Bali Ngurah Rai (DPS) (18.09 mi). Other nearby airports are Banyuwangi Blimbingsari (BWX) (64.51 mi) or Praya Lombok Intl (LOP) (71.32 mi). KAYAK recommends you fly to Denpasar Bali Ngurah Rai.
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: Yes. Draped by a majestic mountain setting, this stylish resort is a perfect destination for couples seeking an intimate wedding or a honeymoon hotel in Ubud Bali. Imagine taking your vows at the edge of the enchanting Ayung River valley, a truly breathtaking Ubud wedding venue like no other. From the simple and contemporary elegance of crisp white linen to a tropical garden setting rich with orchids, or the mystical ambience of a Balinese blessing, a designer wedding at Alila Ubud is the difference you have been looking for.
Meetings: Yes. The right environment can engage and inspire the mind. The relaxed and calm environment of Alila Ubud is conducive for small, intimate meetings. A meeting room located on the ground floor of the hotel’s central courtyard can host up to 30 participants, making it an ideal venue for those in search of Ubud Bali hotels that feature modern event spaces.
Extra Info: Kintamani is home to the active volcano of Mount Batur and its beautiful lake, surrounded by captivating panoramic views. There are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Lake Batur, which often claim to be “Bali Aga” or indigenous Balinese. The local people from these Bali Aga villages maintain their own unique cultures, houses and lifestyle.