What We Love
- Sprawling rooms; the smallest are 1,615 square feet
- Peaceful rainforest setting and dramatic views
- The striking aesthetic: Traditional Balinese design meets modern minimalism
- Not part of the Viceroy hotel chain; this is an independent hotel run by an Australian family
What To Know
- It’s a 10-minute drive to anywhere in town; the hotel runs a free chauffeur service from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Book spa treatments more than a day in advance (same day booking is available, subject to availability)
- There is a helipad onsite and guests can transfer from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) to the hotel by helicopter in 15 minutes
- Though permitted, children are not encouraged; parents will have to sign an indemnity form
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built into a steep hillside, the Viceroy overlooks the Petanu River gorge at the east end of Ubud. Tropical flowers cascade above rough-hewn stone walls that look as if they’ve been around a lot longer than the hotel, which opened in 2005. The place looks and feels like bona fide Old World Bali: weathered thatch roofs soar above the jungle floor, women balance trays of frangipani blooms on their heads, and there are life-size statues of Hindu deities everywhere. Indoor and outdoor spaces flow easily together in the spacious open-plan guest rooms (none smaller than 1,500 square feet). Elaborately carved teak furniture, canopy beds shrouded in gauzy white fabric, and framed vintage photographs punctuate the otherwise minimalist decor. The Terrace Villas and Viceroy Villas feature a private outdoor terrace with an infinity pool, a bale (a raised daybed) and a small dining table. Bathrooms are fit for a king, with caramel-hued marble soaking tubs and glass-encased outdoor showers. Amenities such as a personal DVD library and an espresso machine make it tempting not to leave your room. The hotel’s facilities are impeccable. There’s a poolside bar, a restaurant and a sybaritic spa. And, as Ubud is Bali’s epicenter for culture and art, it would be a shame to miss out on the many local traditions. Want to learn how to prepare a Hindu offering? Build a kite? Or practice yoga with a master? Talk to the concierge. The young and enthusiastic staff is eager to keep you busy with its personal recommendations.
In the Area
Pedaling the quiet backroads is the best way to escape the marauding masses in central Ubud. Bikes (and maps) are available at the Viceroy for a per-day fee. Guided half-day tours start at Mount Batur and finish 10 miles downhill. Or ask the hotel concierge to help set up a trip. On any given night in Ubud you can take your pick from a handful of different dance and gamelan performances. Kecak, barong and the graceful legong dance are among the most popular shows. Ask the concierge for recommendations on where to try kopi luwak, considered by some the best coffee in the world. It’s made from beans eaten and passed through the digestive systems of civets (Kopi is Indonesian for coffee, and luwak is the local name for the bean-eating critter.) Ask the concierge for recommendations on where to try it.
How to Get There
I have to admit I was extremely surprise - in a good way - by this property! The staff is impeccable, the room, hotel facilities, amenities, food, pool, breakfast and the view - oh the view - can turn your stay in Ubud even more special!
We stayed here for the last 5 nights of our honeymoon. The place is truly a paradise in the jungle. All of the staff are friendly, helpful and will do anything to make your stay a pleasant one. The rooms are amazing, with huge beds and their own private pools. All of the food and drink was amazing and we had the best time. I would highly recommend!
This place is a jungle paradise. The dinning, room decor, staff and ownership are all 5 star. I surprised my partner with a surprise trip to Bali for her Medical school graduation and I wanted her to have a once in a lifetime experience and rest assure Viceroy gave her that experience. The views are breathtaking and the breakfast by the pool every morning was a great way to start our day. The food at their restaurant is world class and this is coming from a person who travels often. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and make sure all your needs all taken care of. Our Villa was spotless and very private. I would highly recommend this location to anyone who is looking for a luxury retreat that’s calm, peaceful and just the right size.
It would be difficult to overstate our enjoyment with our stay at Viceroy. We stayed here May 31, and June 1, 2019 as part of our honeymoon to Bali and found Viceroy to be such a wonderful and charming resort with beautiful architecture and decor. The forest view, the villa, the pool, the food...verything about this place was absolutely exceptional and the overall attention to detail is extraordinary. The staff are all so very pleasant and the owners have done a wonderful job to create a great atmosphere. The villa itself was spacious, well designed, and comfortable. The pools provide a spectacular view of the valley/forest. The breakfast was quite good and offered a nice selection of items.
My only complaint was that I found it odd there was a $5 fee to have breakfast in our villa, but this was of virtually no consequence compared to the overall experience. Without question my wife and I will be returning to this place.
Stayed at the Viceroy Bali for 4 nights in the Deluxe Terrace Villa for our Honeymoon. The hotel is absolutely gorgeous.
-Service: impeccable. Staff know our names and special requests by heart.
-Facilities: outstanding. Both the villa and the common areas were very impressive.
-Location: located only a few minutes away from the hectic centre of Ubud, Viceroy is a tranquil and peaceful retreat in the jungle with extraordinary views.