What We Love
- Breakfast is included
- The remote, relaxing location is easily accessible
- East Bali retains the authentic charm that first drew visitors to the island
- Service is low-key but alert; staff remembers guests’ names from the first visit
- Fantastic food, from the addictive exotic fruit jams to sunset beach BBQs
- Even the kitchen-phobic will enjoy this resort’s famous local market tour and cooking classes
What To Know
- An 11 percent hotel service charge per night will be collected upon checkout from Jetsetter
- The sea here is often too rough for swimming
- Upstairs Deluxe Rooms are quieter, but downstairs Superior Rooms offer speediest pool access, great for traveling families
- There is little accessible beachfront, so grab a pool chaise for optimal tanning
- Not a destination for partying
- The property was last renovated in 2007
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Located in Manggis (Candi Dasa), Alila Manggis is convenient to Balina Beach and Tanah Ampo. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Padang Bay Beach and Padangbai Pier.
Make yourself at home in one of the 55 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms have hair dryers and bathrobes. Conveniences include safes and complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and bicycles to rent. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and shopping on site. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s restaurant, where you can take in a garden view, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and limited parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Our room was a brief stroll away from the pool, with the ocean visible just beyond. The whole experience at Alila Manggis is about healthy living and relaxation which is evident with Alila offering daily yoga/Tai Chi classes, amazing spa treatments (massages, facials, body wraps, pedicure, etc), delicious healthy meals including complimentary afternoon tea. You can use their bikes to explore the area or join a guided mountain trek and cultural village experience which lye just beyond the resort. It was a clean, peaceful and relaxing place to savour.
Two good reasons to stay at Alila - very good food and great service. This is a traditional and quiet part of Bali - no shopping or nightclubs - and restaurant options outside the hotel are limited. We were looking for a quiet break so Alila was perfect. The hotel is about 25 years old (we visited on our honeymoon 20 years ago when it was The Serai) so rooms are spacious - and well appointed and maintained though the air conditioning is a bit volatile. There is only one pool but it was never crowded and there are plenty of sunbeds. The service is very good and you are made welcome and comfortable. The restaurant serves a variety of local, western and Asian dishes - every meal was enjoyable.
Alila Manggis is a lovely resort and while quite old, it is well maintained and clean.
The staff are all very friendly and the food is great with plenty of activities available (most at additional cost) to suit all needs.
The only negative would be that compared to many other resorts in Bali, the food and drinks are fairly expensive.
Overall, we would happily stay again.
Suggestion- as stated above, the Staff are great but it would help if Staff had name tags, like many other resorts, to assist guests remember them.
Also, maybe a bit more evening entertainment might be a benefit as many people went out to other venues seeking this.
Stunning venue and very accommodating and lovely staff.
The facilities were beautiful and relaxing.
The food was delicious.
The pool was beautiful and service by the staff was always efficient.
Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.
Stayed 6 nights which was probably 3 too many given there is nothing at all within easy walking distance including a swimable beach despite being right on the coast. Units are dated but very comfortable. Hospitality staff are great, restaurant food is great, housekeeping service mixed.