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
Best breakfast we’ve had in Bali, ever, and we visit Bali every year. Breakfast is a la carte and was the highlight of our 5 day stay with them. The food was made with pride, you could see it and you could taste it. The waiter we had every morning at breakfast was amazing too. I’m sorry I forgot his name, because he definitely deserves a mention. Would return just for the breakfast alone and their pillows. I understand it sounds strange commenting on pillows but theirs are absolutely fantastic. One of the best night sleeps I’ve had.
Our children enjoyed the kids club and the mini robes and slippers for children was such a sweet touch. We immediately felt that they are welcomed as well.
While I only visited the pool area once, I thought they were very attentive and kind.
Thank you for welcoming us and hope to be back next year.
We came here for our anniversary and had an incredible experience at Sayan. The staff were incredibly nice. Probably the nicest group of hotel staff we have ever experienced. The entrance to the hotel is breathtaking. It literally makes you feel like you are in the middle of the forest on a private island. The rooms are incredibly designed and gorgeous. The housekeeping staff were excellent and turned the rooms twice per day. Room service was also delicious. We did breakfast every day at the hotel, and there was plenty on the menu to make our 5-day stay unique every morning. Overall, we had the most incredible experience at this amazing hotel.
A very exceptional resort, food and surrounds. Enjoying sangria by the pool/river is a smart choice. And the pizza is top! Very genuine service from the staff especially at river cafe, sorry can’t remember her name ;)
I will try my best to give an impartial review here but it’s very difficult to do that having stayed at the Mandapa Ritz Carlton then moving to the Four Seasons. Don’t get me wrong this is a fabulous hotel with very friendly and great service but I couldn’t stop thinking about how much better the Mandapa was and comparing the 2 places. This is a more mainstream hotel, so if you are fine with that then this is for you. Of course the setting and scenery was absolutely beautiful. Our duplex was lovely and beautifully designed. However there were some stupid errors made which really didn’t make sense to me:
It rains A LOT in Ubud, so why have a massive terrace with daybed/sofa bed without adequate shelter so you can still use it when it’s raining?
Our shower door didn’t close properly and every time we showered the floor would be soaking. Come on Four Seasons, I really would expect this for the price we were paying and this is easily reparable.
Another thing which bugged me and this only bugged me because of the service you expect at the premium prices you pay to stay at a place like this. Our illy coffee capsules were replaced every morning. There were the options of with and without caffeine. We only used the caffeine one, so when it came to replenishment we were only replenished with de-caffeinated. It’s a minor thing but again with the prices you pay to stay here and with the other high competition from other hotels in the vicinity common sense is key and you cannot afford to have slip ups here!
The Duplex was otherwise lovely and I loved the little touches like the oil by the bed to help you sleep, the congratulations decorations we had on the bed when you found out we were celebrating a special occasion. This was really lovely.
The breakfast was excellent and the best we had in the whole of our 10 day trip in Bali and we had a wide variety of breakfasts. It really was delicious! My only wish was that the portions would be smaller so I could order more and try a variety but otherwise yummy!!!!
I really did love this hotel it was beautiful but to be honest when I come back to Ubud I will be going back to the Mandapa and not Four Seasons.
We stayed just for one night at the Four Seasons Sayan, but that was definitely worth it. We had a One Bedroom Villa and the room as well as the whole resort was just great, in very good shape and you see that they take care for it.
We had a brilliant private pool with a jungle view and downhill into the resort. We loved to just enjoy sun and swim in our pool.
The breakfast is not a buffet, you can choose from a menu. The food itself is delicious and worth it. We used in room dining as well, it came quickly and delicious as well.
The stuff was very friendly and we do love our stay in here.
Its on our list if we should come back to Bali. We just can recommend the Four Seasons Sayan. Great stay!