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.
How to Get There
A beautifully manicured landscape and a natural feel makes it like your living out in the wild. The staff are great and the service is excellent. The food was good but no Halal options and kids meals.
The TV was not well tuned and limited kids channels. There was no kids play area, except for one small area in the pool.
Location is walking distance to monkey forest and close to shopping strips.
I stayed nine nights in an Alaya room over Christmas and New Years. Why so long? I originally planned for 3 days, then 7, then 9, you won’t want to leave!!!
The room itself was beyond gorgeous. Marble floors, walls, and shower. Extremely comfortable bed and four different types of pillows. Excellent view of the rice fields from your balcony. But you can see that in photos.
What sets Alaya apart? Widi and the whole front desk staff (well, all staff, really) are so kind, genuine, and helpful. When I misplaced my kindle, they showed me security footage to see if I left it anywhere (it was in my room under some clothes). Every interaction is greeted with a smile and wai.
The tours book is amazing and you can go anywhere on the island. They have bikes to rent. Location is exactly where you want to be at the beginning of all the restaurants, shopping, five min from Yoga Barn or Taksu yoga, and next door to a big super market.
The massages are incredible and so relaxing you may fall asleep. Tip: ask for Novi! She’s amazing. And don’t miss the dancing at dinner, they’re incredible!
4 star hotel prices at 5 star level
Review of Alaya Resort Ubud
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
My second stay in Ubud, wanted to try one of the 5 star hotels here since both the 3 and 4 star hotels in this area can give you a 5 star feel.
Not this hotel, though. Rather the opposite.
The hote is located in a busy street next to the monkey forest and coco supermarket.
- Central Ubud
- Big rooms
- beautiful baths
- Doors on rooms do not close properly, be aware so you don’t leave your room unlocked
- Fan on the bathroom not working
- the toilet is in an open area in the room, so any noise or smells will disturb the entire family or romantic holiday for the newlyweds. A horrible solution with no privacy for the person using the bathroom.
- the breakfast is one of the worst I have tried In Asia - most 4 star hotels have much better breakfast buffets. A small menu, not something to enjoy for 7 days. The buffet is not a buffet - it has two dishes and some dry bread - extremely disappointing.
- The restaurant serves food with the lowest of standards - tried several items on the menu and could not eat it. Stay away if you want an evening snack.
- The hotel seems to need some renovations
- When raining - the cheap plastic roof (that is falling apart in areas) is making a tremendous noise - it can get hard to sleep.
Overall, this is a 4-star hotel charging 5-star prices - if you want an amazing experience I would go somewhere else, or save 75 % and check into a 4-star hotel and enjoy bigger rooms, better breakfasts, and fewer people.
The location is near to the monkey forest and near to yoga barn and coco mart. And you can get to the nice bars around the ubud central by walk.
The spa was really great in both skill of the masseuse and their services and facilities.
I wish the room had bath tub but there were only shower. And I didn't like a roomservice menu i ordered. It was tuna in traditional indonesian recipe, and looked good, but the most dry truna i have ever ecperienced.
Observations: There was an empty space in the bathroom, which I presume was for bathtub, but there was none. I felt the space was wasted, and could have been better utilised. Also, the hotel had an option of paying on the go or deposit upfront for all expenses in the hotel. I found this a bit confusing. All of these are points for improvement.
Pros: Great, helpful, happy staff, good venue, and a wonderful spa. We got a great welcome, and was impressed with the hospitality. I tried some vegetarian option, and it was different and innovative. I recommend this place. Great value for money.