Having served as Bali’s centre for traditional arts and culture since the early 1900s, Ubud is renowned as a haven for artists and intrepid travellers alike. In addition to the creative energy that seems to permeate its very streets, Ubud is also famous for its spectacular natural scenery. Located five kilometres from Ubud centre in the traditional hill village of Payangan, Alila Ubud offers its guests easy access to the town’s cultural delights, whilst also capitalising on the beauty of its surrounding rice terraces and hillside plantations. A secluded retreat comprised of 56 rooms perched upon stilts set into the lush hillside, Alila Ubud blends luxuriously modern architecture with design accents inspired by traditional Balinese culture. It is the astonishing panoramic views of the Ayung River Valley afforded by its elevated mountain location, however, that constitutes this boutique hotel’s greatest attraction.
- Spend a day by the hotel’s infinity pool, admiring the drama of its breathtaking valley views
- Experience the exotic flavours of traditional Balinese cuisine at The Plantation Restaurant
- Discover Ubud’s amazing scenery and fascinating local culture on a Payangan Countryside Trek
- Find the perfect souvenir at the hotel’s contemporary Indonesian Art Gallery
How to get there
Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport, near Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is a hour and 30-minute drive south of the hotel.
Best time to go
The best time to visit Ubud is during Bali’s dry season, which lasts from June until September. Thanks to its elevated location, Ubud is typically several degrees cooler than the island’s lowlands and temperatures are consequently pleasant throughout the year.
At Alila Ubud, guests can indulge in the restorative properties of fresh mountain air, experience Bali’s famous spa treatments and sample the hotel’s gourmet cuisine. Although relaxation comes naturally at Alila Ubud, the hotel’s unique location also provides ample opportunity for adventure and discovery- allowing guests to do just as much or as little as they like.
- Infinity pool
- Art gallery
- Alila Living Boutique
- Sculpture garden
- Complimentary shuttle service to Ubud
- Corporate and event facilities
The Plantation Restaurant - Complementing its culturally-inspired design with stunning views of Alila Ubud’s natural surroundings, The Plantation Restaurant provides drama and romance in abundance. The menu features both authentic Balinese and modern French cuisine, inspired by local seasonal ingredients. The Plantation Restaurant also offers an extensive wine list, and a range of signature seasonal cocktails.
Cabana Lounge - This casual poolside bar offers a relaxed atmosphere and a menu stocked with a wide variety of international favourites. Featuring an impressive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, it is also an excellent venue for enjoying an afternoon sundowner or a pre-dinner aperitif.
Alila Ubud comprises 56 bedrooms housed in 14 two-storey blocks designed to resemble a traditional Balinese village. All rooms boast panoramic views of the Ayung River Valley, and come complete with a range of amenities that includes complimentary wifi, a mini-bar, an in-room safe, and tea and coffee-making facilities.
Superior Rooms - These 30 square metre bedrooms are located on the upper level of the hotel, and feature a private balcony with a daybed from which one can enjoy spectacular views of the Ayung River Valley. Each one comes with either a queen-sized bed or two twins, and features an en-suite bathroom.
Deluxe Rooms - Located on the ground floor, these luxurious bedrooms cover 65 square metres of space and feature either a queen-sized or a twin bedroom. All Deluxe Rooms boast magnificent valley views, and include a private terrace, a courtyard, and an open-air bathroom.
Valley Villas - Perched above the rainforest canopy overlooking the Ayung River Valley, these 75 square metre villas give the impression of being on top of the world. Each one incorporates a spacious walk-around deck, a king-sized bedroom, an indoor shower, and a decadent outdoor bathtub.
Pool Villas - Ranging in size from a minimum of 120 square metres, the Pool Villas offer the luxury of a landscaped garden view complete with a large private swimming pool. All villas feature an open-air bathtub set in the middle of a lotus pond, in addition to a king-sized bedroom and an indoor shower.
Terrace Tree Villas - Situated on the sunrise side of the resort, these incredible 120 square metre villas are perched high on the hillside and offer uninterrupted seclusion as a result. Each one comes complete with a spacious wood-decked terrace, from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the valley below. In addition, these villas feature a king-sized bedroom and a bathroom complete with a separate shower and bathtub.
- Tai chi
- Cultural tours
- Adventure tours
Children are more than welcome at Alila Ubud, where the wide range of activities on offer ensures that guests of all ages are kept well entertained.