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
- 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
This hotel is the definition of luxury ! From the moment you arrive , the staff is reading your mind as to what you may need or want. They all communicate so well , you never have to ask for anything twice. The rooms were perfectly set for me , my husband and our daughter. So thoughtful in every way - making sure there were three of everything. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute and are super sad to leave !
The villa is huge and the private pool is more than big enough for dipping in and out of. The hut over the pool is excellent for dozing during the day and for taking the room service breakfast under (at no extra charge).The reason for my trip was just to relax and unwind with my friend and we wanted to do this in a beautiful place. This was definitely one of our highlights of our Bali holiday.
It is hard to find new words from what it has been written by other reviewers. It suffices to say that the property deserves all the extremely positive and excellent reputation preceding it. It was an impeccable experience. Great rooms with particular well detailed ambience and devours. It had great food service. The western dishes are revisited in a very original way but they absolutely surprise you like all the every evening surprises we got in our room. Our son was so happy. The views are breathtaking. Lots of activities and plenty of refreshing and rejuvenating spa treatments to choose from. The full cost of our two night three days was absolutely an investment for our happiness.
After a not so perfect wedding (due to health) we were very much looking forward to our honeymoon. To our surprise upon check in, we were upgraded to the Viceroy’s Vice Regal 1. What an amazing villa. Extremely private and a very comfortable stay. From the king size bed to our very own heated pool surrounded by lush grass and tropical plants. Not to mention the water filtration system they have so there’s no need to worry about water contamination: cocktails with ice were enjoyed with peace of mind! Totally in awe of the beautiful surroundings this peaceful resort rests in. The staff are such beautiful people. Nothing is a bother and they are always aiming to please. Massages were ah-mazing by the very talented staff at Lembah Spa. The couples massage in our own villa was incredibly relaxing and worth the $$. We spent 5 blissful nights at the Viceroy and I can say without a doubt that we will be back to celebrate forthcoming anniversaries. Thank you for making our honeymoon so very special 🙏
Everything exceptional, one of the breathtaking hotel views, staff extremely helpful and friendly, privacy and room view is perfect,amazing food, amazing hospitality me and my husband loved every single second