Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
What We Love
- Trekking and biking through neighboring villages and rice paddies is free
- Harmonious integration with nature and emphasis on cultural activities
- Private villas are ripe for romance
What To Know
- Free shuttles to Ubud run five times daily
- In-room Internet costs extra
- Food and drinks at the resort can be expensive, but other options are 15 minutes away
- Electric carts are available to tackle the hilly grounds
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Like something out of a James Bond film, the ultra-luxe Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan receives no shortage of accolades for its want-for-nothing service and license-to-thrill views. The curvaceous, modern 18-suite main building clings to the side of a gorge with widescreen vistas from the bar, restaurant, fitness center and lily-pad-filled pond on the roof. The 42 traditional thatched-roof villas wind to the Ayung River and bring the symphony of the jungle even closer with outdoor living rooms, showers, private plunge pools and deep soaking tubs, while rich teak and Sulawesi silk add a dose of contemporary Balinese flavor.
In the Area
Ubud is known as the cultural heart of Bali, not just for its central highlands location — and starring role in Eat, Pray, Love — but for its almost mystical vibe. While hiring a knowledgable guide is a good idea to get the most out of the surrounding cultural highlights like Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), Puri Saren Agung royal palace, Gunung Kawi (Poet Mountain), or the hotsprings of Pura Tirta Empul, the Bali Bird Park and Ubud Monkey Forest are great places to see on your own. In town, Gaya Art Space, Neka Art Museum and ARMA showcase some of the area’s best art exhibits.
How to Get There
If you only read one sentence of this review, know that this resort has been recognized as the best in the world for a reason, its amazing people, who are as warm as the sun on a bright Balinese afternoon - Remarkable!
Ever wondered what it would be like to feel like a celebrity? Look no further. Having visited luxurious properties all over the world, this one is set apart in every way. From the moment you arrive to the lush oasis that is Sayan, gracefully greeted either at the airport or at the resort with a flower ceremony, crossing the bridge to the main lobby is a transformation of the body and soul into paradise. The rooms are wonderfully appointed, and the grounds meticulously kept, as they are part of the jungle landscape with the sounds of the flowing Ayung River omnipresent.
After experiencing the magic of Bali and the Four Seasons 5 years ago on our honeymoon, we returned with our (4 year old) daughter. It was like no time had passed at all, rather a brief separation from this place that feels like home. Kerti, Dewa, and the entire team at the front desk were excited to see us, and to meet our little one, who they made feel like a princess for our entire stay. Everyone working at the resort knows every guest by name, and takes care to know what makes every guest happy, taking extraordinary measures to make you feel like you're the only guest there, regardless of how many others may be staying there. We were told there were a lot of people experiencing the resort when we were there, but it never felt busy or crowded.
We started every day with a couple hours at the Ayung Terrace for breakfast. They remembered my tropical fruit preferences from 5 years ago, and brought it to the table unprompted on our first day (and each day thereafter). When my wife asked for something they didn't have, Jeni asked her food buyers to look for it at the market the following day (they source many of their fruits locally to ensure incredible freshness), and "voila," it appeared on our table the next day, along with many other wonderful delicacies. Can't decide what you like on the breakfast menu? They'll bring you everything if you like (no joke), and everything is prepared beautifully, and to order...the ultimate "a la carte" buffet, served by the friendliest people in the world.
Our daughter loved the "Pici Pici" kids club, and spent time with April & Rainey making arts and crafts, learning new yoga poses, and making milkshakes! Perfect for when mommy & daddy wanted to grab a relaxing massage, knowing that there's a place for the kids to have an amazing time. Next time she'll try making the watermelon pizza!
The relationships made here will last a lifetime, and be close to our hearts until we visit again. If you have any questions about this amazing place, please feel free to reach out to me directly, as I'd be delighted to talk about it anytime.
Thank you Four Seasons Sayan. We love you.
This review is a little behind time but I guess better late than never.
In August 2018 my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this uniquely special establishment. Having already held our wedding ceremony and reception there 3 years earlier, we already knew of the impeccably high standards of service and minute attention to detail that the resort is known for. I can honestly say that from the moment we arrived our preconceived expectations were exceeded. Almost all staff we came into contact with knew our names and that we had returned to celebrate our anniversary. The crowning jewel was the romantic anniversary dinner organised for us at the Riverside Terrace. The staff endeavoured to ensure everything was perfect from an exclusive table setup to the mouth-watering menu that we indulged in. A big thank you to Ketut Sena and all the staff at the Riverside Terrace for making this an unforgettable evening. We definitely look forward to returning in our anniversaries to come and building upon these unforgettable memories.
The property and grounds are incredible. One of the most impressive properties in the world for sure. It’s a large hotel, and some people bring small children (not sure what they do in Ubud), but for a chain hotel its terrific. Prices are Four Seasons level, so no bargains even though its in Asia. Spa facilities are amazing and our villa was fantastic. Overall, extremely happy with the hotel. Definitely recommend if you want one of the larger chain hotels versus smaller boutique
Best in class experience on all fronts. Impeccable service, unique activities, jaw dropping resort. Worth every penny. Highly recommended for a stay in Ubud. You will not need to go out of the resort.
This property is beautiful and amazing. The people are fantastic, the service incredible, the food delicious, the rooms spectacular and the spa so distinctive. I had an incredible stay, thanks to the staff and the way the property is managed. Fantastic place in a great part of Bali - UBUD. It was my favorite. If you have a chance to stay here, I wouldn't miss it. It was simply wonderful, and you can do so much. The staff will escort you on excursions and help make your stay whatever you want it to be! My stay here was definitely the highlight of my 10 days in Bali.