Alaya Resort Ubud
What We Love
- A five-star resort in Bali's cultural capital, with breakfast, discounts and moreSavoring gourmet cuisine and soothing spa treatments – all with a discount
- Admiring the elegant, locally inspired décor in your luxurious guest room
- Gazing across the peaceful rice paddies that neighbor the resort
What To Know
- Located in the heart of Ubud, not even half a mile from the Monkey Forest and Ubud Market
- Petani Restaurant serves traditional Indonesian cuisine alongside international fare
- Free WiFi
Its Ubud’s multi-faceted appeal that draws intrigued nomads in from the coast. At once the spiritual heartland of the island and a lush-green idyll of rural farmland, Bali’s cultural core offers myriad things to do, as well as a glorious opportunity to do very little, depending on what you’re seeking.
Alaya Resort Ubud’s central location makes either type of escape easy. Just 200 metres from Monkey Forest and surrounded by independent cafes and eateries, you won’t be reliant on taxis to get around. Once you enter this five-star hideaway, though, you’ll be absorbed in Ubud’s more introspective side. With two pools beautifully designed to curve around the landscape, a pavilion for yoga and meditation, a natural-stone poolside area dotted with loungers, plus a superb spa, Alaya is divinely quiet.
Sip a freshly concocted juice at the thatched-roof bar and gaze at the view of productive rice paddies right opposite the resort. Follow the wooden pathways to Manisan – one of two restaurants here – and explore elegant Indonesian cuisine in a relaxed, rustic-luxe setting. Add to this the tastefully styled rooms complete with bespoke stone bathtub, and it comes as no surprise that the resort has garnered several awards and accolades over the years.
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Our fourth time in this beautiful resort. The location, service and food are high quality.
The rooms are very clean and the bed is very comfortable.
This stay (may 2018) Raymond was ill and the staff took so good care of him. They offer us a free transport to the hospital in company with a staffmember. We really appreciate this service. We do not remember the names so thanks to all the staff and special thanks to Artine from the frontdesk.
We will be back 29 of august.
With love Audrey and Raymond
The resort was beautiful and in a great location surrounded by shops and restaurants. Only a short-ish walk from the markets and Palace of Ubud. The staff were amazing and both restaurants are worth going to. The rooms are clean and spacious and we could hear the frogs in the rice paddy fields from our cute veranda. They also do a wonderful job of making sure the mosquitoes are kept a bay. (Still use stray through)
The staff make up the room and do a turn down service. They also include breakfast, wifi and a cute little afternoon tea in your room rate.
Truth time: We got this as a present for our honeymoon and I'm honestly not sure if I would pay full price for what we received but still have no regrets.
Important tip: Since I've noticed it pop up a bit I'm going to include this in my review in case anyone doesn't know. Based on the assumption that you haven't googled Bali, it is inadvisable that you drink the water in. That is why they give you bottles of water beside the sink and why restaurants will charge you more then soft drink for water. One of the nifty things about this hotel is that right next door is a Coco's... bottles of water for about 20c AUD. Stock up
We stayed four nights at Alaya Hotel and Resort in Ubud and had a wonderful time. Slippers, robes, fresh fruit and a cake congratulating us on our honeymoon were in our room to greet us. The room was beautiful with a balcony overlooking one of the multiple pools, a big and comfortable bed and a huge shower with an adjacent garden. The hot water was not as hot as it could have been during the evening when demand was high. The rooms were thoroughly cleaned every day and room service was prompt and delicious. Breakfasts were ample, also delicious and also with excellent service.
We were especially pleased with the staff, who went above and beyond to help us on our last day when our car service to the airport did not show. The receptionist quickly arranged for another driver so that we could make our flights without having to rush.
Staff could have been better about alerting us regarding the faucet water- that we should definitely use it to brush your teeth (yes someone got sick) and also the large amount of construction that was being done on the street leaving 3' x 3' sized holes all along the sidewalks before we went out on your first night looking for food.
I'm so glad that we booked this as part of Qatar Airways deal. Central Ubud is dirty, noisy and dangerous with all the pavements being dug up. The hotel is an oasis of calm with 2 good pools, mini paddy fields and superb staff.
We had a ground floor room overlooking the nicely landscaped garden which had a huge double bed and a big shower. A single bed was fitted in for our daughter. Breakfast is served in a nice gazebo overlooking the pool. There's a selection of themed Indonesian or western options and good latte coffee. The pools are a good size and depth. There's a small gym with 3 cardio machines, free weights and rudimentary machines and a spa that my wife used.
The staff are super friendly and efficient, helping us to book taxis and our onward journey.
Nice Hotel, stayed for a week. Room Was big and generous balcony. Very clean. Very very good centralised location. The pool was clean. Staff is very friendly and smiling but slow and lazy. Food not so good and the breakfast was sad. They mix box juice with freshly squeezed juice (don't know why they do that) freshly squeezed and canned are two different categories, serve tasteless fruits on the breakfast time. Eggs were missing the garnish considering the hotel has 5 stars and even the local cafe's around the corner, make it look beautiful and appetizing. Fishponds were extremely dirty walking towards the room and fish was dying and not maintained at all. Checkin was very slow and made us wait almost 3-4 hours before they gave us the room, much after their check-in time mentioned. SPA in the hotel was not worth the money, the massagist was sleeping on and off, no back massage in the end, didn't wipe the oil off our feet in the end, they still have to learn a lot from their Thai counterparts.