Hanging Gardens of Bali
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes daily breakfast and traditional afternoon tea
- All villas have Java stone infinity plunge pools
- The lovely setting in the Ayung River Gorge
- Sunset drinks overlooking the valley at the Garden Bar
What To Know
- Not a beach setting; Ubud is Bali’s central arts and culture hub
- Free shuttle service runs hourly to/from Ubud until 5:30 p.m. (it’s a 25-minute ride)
- A funicular takes guests up and down the steep property, but there are still plenty of stairs to navigate
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set among the rain forests and rice terraces of north central Bali, Hanging Gardens Of Bali is a charming spot with a boutique spirit. Most resorts in Bali highlight the island’s natural bounty, but this one goes one step further. The 44 thatch-roofed villas, restaurants and bars, two pools, and spa are all carved into various levels of a hillside in the Ayung River Gorge. Spread out among gardens of bamboo, orchids, cocoa plants, and fruit trees, the villas are spacious (starting at more than 1,000 square feet), and all feature four-poster kingsize beds, open-air showers, and heated Java stone infinity plunge pools. Balinese materials and design touches are featured throughout, from the carved wooden doors and batik cotton fabrics to the private bales (traditional relaxation pavilions) next to the pool. Tuck into gourmet French and Balinese dishes at the upscale Garden Restaurant (come nighttime, you’ll enjoy the dramatic view of a lit temple across the valley), or snacks like crab cakes and fresh juices at the riverside Diatas Pohon Café. Afternoon tea here is often accompanied by music and dance performances by local schoolchildren. You can tone your muscles with some laps in the bi-level infinity pool, a mountain-bike ride or a guided botanical walk through the property—and then relax them at Ayung Spa, which offers such services as ginger body scrubs and lemongrass-infused massages. It’s all part of the experience at this dreamy cocoon of a hotel.
In the Area
Watch a performance of traditional Balinese legong dance, which typically interprets stories from the Ramayana. One of the best settings is the outdoor courtyard of the 16th-century Ubud Palace. Get off the beaten path — and into the “real” Bali — with a comfy 4X4 Jeep safari that takes you to a traditional stone quarry and some small villages, hidden temples, spice gardens and more. After browsing the lovely handicrafts at the Ubud markets, try your hand at making your own. The ARMA Museum offers classes in traditional crafts, including Balinese court painting and wood carving, as well as music, dance and cooking. For a truly memorable night, sign up for the hotel’s Secret Romantic Dinner package, which includes dinner for two in a remote jungle setting (illuminated by oil lamps) followed by a short rain forest walk to a water temple, where a priest will offer a traditional purification ritual. The night ends with foot massages on the deck.
How to Get There
We came for lunch, because we have heard of this ‘ hanging garden’ has a very beautiful swimming pool.
Anyway, thought was a bit commercialised with all these options about you pay how much you can eat here. You pay how much you can use the pool, you pay how much you can have a spa.
Price is not friendly, in comparison to the food we ate. I mean, yes the food is not bad. But we do eat everywhere else in the world. It just that the food and Price don’t fit. Also too many limitation about you can ‘see’ the pool
But not ‘touch’ etc.
Anyway. You know what I mean.
We stayed at The Hanging Gardens of Bali for a week. It is beautiful but you can see that from the photos on their website. What I wanted to emphasize was their service. Within one day, the staff knew our names and made a point of checking on us at every turn. They went over and above to be helpful. For example, My wife had left her eye glasses by the nightstand. They folded it and put it on a logo microfiber cloth. Any company can build a beautiful hotel, but it is those small touches from the staff that makes a hotel 5 star worthy. They deserve it! #kazaryanlaw
Ok let me start with the negatives, it is expensive and the second bit which is actually dangerous and I highly recommend them to do something about it is that the floor in the room is super slippery!
Ok BUT this place is simply amazing otherwise!
The view and the main pools make for the best pool in the world! Its calming? its romantic its beautiful! and overall you have a nice sense of privacy and exclusivity without being anything snob or cheesy! Very good taste in everything!
The rooms are nice with own smaller pool, well equipped and the beds super comfortable.
We were there when they were changing the roof of the main restaurant and that caused a bit of dust during the breakfast time but they had a solution and corrected the situation very quickly!
They have a trail through the jungle alongside a river and up a hill to the temple, it is a very nice walk and not too demanding. Careful as sometimes monkeys might pass by but its not a big deal, on the contrary they are funny!
I feel that I am unable to express how special is this place and I listed a few things that were not perfect, my point being despite all this I would go back and stay much much longer! Even the pictures don’t make this place justice, its an experience, a feeling that is definitely worth it!
Been go in to this place so many time and never feel bored to come back and also the weather is always just right,animal everywhere. We by some food to feed the animal whith affordable price. You get to feed the animals yourself. Be early so you’ll be with lesser crowds and buy more carrots to feed the animals
We loved the view very much and the food also.
The staff very helpful in choosing the dishes
We enjoyed our dinner with candles beside the pool.
It has a breathtaking view and nice atmosphere
The refuse to play piano :(