Bucolic Balinese Ricefield Retreat
Boutique Retreat Resort From USD $163
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
56 Bedrooms, sleeps 3
From USD $163
The Alila Ubud is a secluded rural retreat in Bali offering villas with views of the Ayung river valley, activities and amenities inspired by the local culture, and an absolutely spectacular infinity pool. The resort is located just minutes from Ubud, the island’s cultural heart and blendscontemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture to create the resort’s secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and private gardens.Bucolic Balinese Ricefield Retreat
The Alila Ubud provides an escape from the modern world as you know it: located beside the Ayung river valley, in the middle of Bali’s ricefields, this modern Balinese retreat takes inspiration from its surroundings and the Balinese culture.
The resort was conceived to resemble a Balinese hillside village – the rooms and villas stand on stilts, and the focal social point of the resort (the Plantation Restaurant) is constructed to resemble a traditional Balinese pavilion, with tall coconut-wood pillars and an alang-alang thatched roof. The architecture does incorporate modern touches, from the smooth plaster walls to the ample use of glass.
Both guestrooms and villas provide intimate contact with the nature surrounding the Alila Ubud. Villas are built overlooking the valley, offering panoramic views of the trees and sky. Deluxe rooms feature outdoor baths beside gravel-floored courtyards.
Wellness-seeking guests can retreat to the award-winning Spa Alila and submit themselves to the traditional Balinese therapies provided by the spa’s trained attendants.
The magnificent infinity pool overlooking the Ayung river valley is the Alila Ubud’s focal point, and is a sight to behold: it resembles a translucent slab placed squarely upon the valley floor. Travel & Leisure Magazine called it one of the "50 most spectacular pools in the world".
Superior room: Superior and deluxe rooms are located in two-storey blocks designed to resemble Balinese villages. The second-storey rooms are classed as Superior: these 30 sq. m. accommodations come with a private balcony equipped with a daybed. Bathroom en suite has a shower setup only, no bathtub.
Deluxe Room: The first-storey rooms in the aforementioned blocks are designated as Deluxe: equipped with a larger 65 sq m. floor area, deluxe rooms have individual garden terraces and a courtyard featuring an open-air bathroom and shower.
Valley Villa: These 75 sq. m. villas are perched on a cliff overlooking the Ayung river valley, providing a front-row view of the local flora and fauna. A spacious walk-around deck outside and a luxurious bathtub inside complete the valley villa experience.
Pool Villa: 125 sq. m. offers plenty of space for a private pool in the back, a spacious walk-around deck, and great views of the Ayung river valley.
Alila’s dining experience combines Balinese cuisine with European culinary technique.
Their unique approach is best exemplified by their signature Plantation Restaurant: the menu is inspired by local, seasonal ingredients, and is staged in an open-air Balinese pavilion with coconut pillars and thatch roof.
One floor down, the Cabana Lounge immediately overlooking the pool serves cocktails and a varied set of casual dishes.
Activities at the Alila Ubud are centered around local experiences: the Alila Ubud’s Leisure Concierge can arrange trips to the nearby rice fields, natural springs, and villages, or curated visits to Ubud’s museums and cultural hotspots.
The concierge provides maps of the local hiking and biking trails for active guests. Wellness-seeking guests can enjoy the Alila Ubud’s yoga, tai chi, Balinese dancing and other cultural activities.
"Stayed at this hotel as a package of '2 Faces of Alila' and couldn't ask for more. Initially we were worried when the driver drove into a narrow lane and all we could see was padi fields. Our mind started to think that the driver is lost or bring us to somewhere else. But when finally, we reached Alila Ubud, it simply took our breadth away. The view outside of our room was spectacular. Lots and lots of beautiful green forest to feast your eyes. We simply love the breakfast. Were told to choose 3 mains and boy, the food was fanstastic! The staff goes out of their way to help you with anything that you want and are always friendly and eveready with a smile. All I can say is, worth the money...." - TripAdvisor
"This hotel was a lovely place to just chill out and relax. The service, food, pool and views were wonderful. The only downside was it took around 15-20 minutes to get into Ubud on their shuttle bus - we (along with four other couples) waited in the heat of Ubud for 45 minutes for our sheduled return pickup. You are better to just pay for a taxi back." - Agoda
"My second stay at Alila, after a great stay last year. Stunning environment, ever helpful staff, wonderful food. Only thing that was slightly disappointing was that the a la carte breakfast now no longer allows unlimited servings of mains. Friday complimentary poolside cocktail party is not to be missed. Performance of authentic legong dance is of a standard that puts the dancers at those tourists traps in batubulan to shame. Pool is amazing, spa is amazing. There's no bathtub in the bathroom, but showering in front of the full length window with a full view of the jungle and clear blue sky is somehow strangely calming... wonderful experience. i can certainly stay there forever...." - AsiaRooms
Rates depend on the season – expect to pay between USD $163 to $236 depending on room type. Special rates available for internet-only bookings, bookings made seven days in advance, and long-stay offers for a minimum of four nights.