Alila Ubud, Bali
Located high above the Ayung River, Alila Ubud hotel has been laid out as a Balinese hillside village complete with its own community centre and pedestrian lanes. Blending contemporary design and Balinese architecture, Alila Ubud is its own tranquil hillside village. The world-renowned architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects has made use of traditional Balinese design, but transforming it into modern geometry in the exotic creation of Ubud villa hotel. Alila Ubud offers culture and elegance surrounded by ecological wonders. Smooth plaster walls and concrete meet thatched roofs; terrazzo tiles meet gravel or crushed rock; wood meets glass, making for one of the most uniquely designed boutique hotels Ubud has seen. This high-end hillside resort is 8 km from Ubud Palace and 12 km from the Ubud Monkey Forest.
Facilities & Activities:
Alila Ubud features an infinity-edge pool, a spa, fine art galleries, and a sculpture garden. There’s also an open-air restaurant and a posh bar/lounge and a library TV lounge. You must try and start the day off with a Thai massage in the open-air Mandara Spa. Spa with cool natural landscape view. Hot, humid afternoons are perfect for a swim in the spectacular pool. Perched on a ravine, emerald waters blend with the lush tree canopy. Activities include trips to the mountain village of Kintamani, the spectacular rice terraces at Tegalalang, the natural springs at Tampaksiring, and the village of Petulu, home to a large flock of white egrets. You can borrow a bike or take a cultural tour of Ubud, visiting its galleries, museums and souvenir shops, and visit Gianyar, the home of ikat weaving and the Goa Gajah Elephant Cave.
Suites & Villas:
Designed by Kerry Hill, the resort’s rooms stand on stilts and blend modern materials with traditional design. Stand above a ravine on stilts like tree houses and are set into the banks of the river valley. The resort’s 56 rooms are housed in 14 two-storey blocks designed to resemble a Balinese village. Alila Ubud’s 12 villas offer a choice of luscious hideaways. All rooms and villas have panoramic views of the magical Ayung River and surrounding volcanoes. The luxe rooms and villas come with balconies or terraces with valley views, free Wi-Fi and daybeds. All also offer minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded villas add amenities such as private pools and flat-screen TVs
Among restaurants in Ubud open Balinese-style dining venue with central bar, towering coconut pillars and traditional alang-alang roof creates an exotic feel for diners as they experience stunning views of natural surroundings. Soaring views are a feature of the welcoming bar and a dining experience overlooking the dramatic emerald-green pool that floats above the plunging valley. Start your journey with a fine selection of Alila Ubud’s signature seasonal cocktails and Bellini’s, infused vodkas, Araks and syrups made in-house from the best produce the season has to offer. Just imagine a delicious dinner experience with a partner without the distractions of others around and an amazing view of the Ayung River Valley it’s hard to beat it.
Hotel Rating: ******
Hotel Address: Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Gianyar, Bali, 80572 Ubud, Indonesia
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