Jalan Hanoman, Ubud,Bali, Indonesia
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A mere 5 minutes drive from the centre of Ubud, the Alaya Resort Ubud is a modern take on the done-to-death ‘Bali style’ hotel. Here you’ll find a smart and stylish boutique hotel that pays tribute to Bali’s ancient culture, and yet belongs firmly in the 21st century.
Don’t let its location along the busy Jalan Raya Pengosekan fool you: step inside the Alaya Resort Ubud and you’ll find a tranquil haven of 60 spacious rooms overlooking a peaceful rice paddy field. The décor is at once classic and contemporary, with vintage-inspired Louis XVII chairs alongside traditional thatched roofs and volcanic stone carvings for a wonderfully eclectic vibe. There’s also a free-form swimming pool, a small but beautifully landscaped garden designed by famed local landscape designer Made Widjaya, and an award-winning spa that’s a welcome sight after a hard day of pounding the Bali pavements. Step outside the hotel and you’ll find that downtown Ubud is just minutes away. In short, if you’re searching for a modern and convenient bolthole to explore Ubud’s many delights, it’d be hard to go wrong with this.
- Bicycle rental
- Children's pool
- Educational classes
- Laundry & dry-cleaning
- Luggage storage
- Free WiFi
- Disabled access
- Safety deposit
- Airport transfers
- Swimming pool
- Multi-lingual staff
- Cooking classes
- Private dinner venue
- Boutique Hotel
- Rice Terrace
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- Recommended for:
- Romance & Honeymoon
- Culture Vultures
- Kids Collection
- Weddings & Events
- Weekends from Singapore
What to Know
- The hotel is located within walking distance from downtown Ubud, but away from the crowds and traffic jams.
- Alaya Ubud's beautiful, contemporary design marries traditional local elements with vintage-inspired interiors – this isn’t your run-of-the-mill Ubud hotel.
- Staff are fantastic and attentive, even given Bali’s already high standards.
- The hotel's award-winning DaLa Spa is a real treat.
KEEP IN MIND
- The open-concept bathrooms inside the rooms may not suit everyone.
- The pool is on the small side and can get crowded during peak times.
- Given the compact layout, it's not as private as some other hotels in the area.
- There is no elevator.
All rooms enjoy similar views overlooking the hotel’s private rice field, with Deluxe Rooms located on the first and second floors, and Suite Rooms located on the third. Otherwise, there's not much that separates the two room types, apart from a roomy Jacuzzi tub in the Suites that can be used for private bath spa treatments. Ask for a room closer to the swimming pool in the rear for less traffic noise.
Contemporary Balinese living on the outskirts of Ubud, with an award-winning spa.
Food & Drink
Alaya Resort Ubud's Petani Restaurant offers all-day dining in a vintage-inspired setting that wouldn’t look out of place down in trendy Seminyak. Underneath the open-air thatched roof, you'll find a mix-and-match of French café chairs accompanied by framed batik prints, vintage coffee-grinders and funky wall lamps. The menu features a mix of Indonesian and international favourites, using ingredients from nearby local farms -- our Babi Guling, or traditional Balinese suckling pig, was surprisingly delicious. There’s also a bar, café and patisserie offering a range of freshly-baked treats for all times of the day. In the evenings the restaurant transforms into a showcase for local musicians to serenade you with traditional and contemporary tunes.
If you’re relaxing down by the pool, order a cocktail or beer from the Bamboo Bar, open from 9am until 7pm.
Breakfast at Alaya Resort Ubud consists of a revolving a-la-carte set menu with both international and local favourites, including fresh pastries and tropical fruits as well as Indonesian fried noodles or congee. Wash it down with a cup of fine tea and coffee or freshly-squeezed fruit juice.
DaLa Spa serves a range of light, healthy meals created from organic ingredients that will perfectly complement your yoga workout or relaxing massage treatment. In the afternoons, pop down to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea from 4 to 5pm, with a mouth-watering spread of local Balinese treats to choose from. If you’re feeling lazy or are keen to enjoy the privacy of your room balcony, a full range of room service is also available during restaurant operation hours. Finally, couples looking to celebrate a special occasion can arrange for a private candlelight dinner at the Balé, overlooking a stream and surrounded by scented tropical flowers. Spots are limited to one table per night, so we suggest booking early.
If you need to cool off, the hotel pool overlooking the rice paddies is ideal for lazy afternoons, while the nearby Bamboo Bar ensures that you won’t have to lift a finger for anything. There’s also a small kids’ splashing pool conveniently located besides the restaurant so you can keep an eye on your tots while breakfasting or enjoying an evening meal.
For a day of head-to-toe pampering, head down to Alaya Ubud’s award-winning DaLa Spa. Inside, you'll find six luxurious rooms, each one individually decked out like a classic boudoir with damask curtains, patterned wallpaper, gilt picture frames and chandeliers. A standalone bathtub, separate shower and toilet completes the look, while the generous size accommodates both couples and singles. Don’t miss their DaLa Signature Treatment, consisting of a footbath using a secret blend of lemongrass, ginger and lime infused with essential oils, and followed by a coconut jasmine scrub, full-body massage and facial. The spa’s signature treatments are inspired by Indonesia’s age-old beauty heritage using knowledge passed down for centuries, and make use of fresh, all-natural ingredients to come up with some truly delightful concoctions. If you’re feeling inspired, sign up for hands-on classes and learn to recreate these treatments at home, including the body mask, facial and traditional jamu.
Complimentary yoga classes are offered in the afternoons from 4 to 5pm at the open-air Balé pavilion. At all other times, private classes can be arranged for an additional fee of USD 25 per person, inclusive of a yoga mat, towel and bottled water.
Try your hand at making Balinese temple offerings with the hotel’s workshops, held on select days. Otherwise, sign up for cooking classes under the expert guidance of the resident chef, which includes an optional visit to the local market for a first-hand Balinese culinary experience.
Delve deeper into the world of yoga, Ayurveda and acupuncture at the acclaimed Yoga Barn next door. Or shop till you drop along Jalan Hanoman outside the hotel’s doorstep, lined with some of Ubud’s best independent designer boutiques and handicraft shops.
Explore Ubud's famed villages and countryside with guided cycling & trekking tours through postcard-perfect traditional Balinese villages and rice fields. Nearby temples include the elephant-shaped Goa Gajah, the sacred Gunung Kawi, Tirta Empul, and of course the Monkey Forest. The front desk can help arrange for a driver for half or full-day tours.
Your Booking Makes a Difference
For every booking that you make at Alaya Resort Ubud, Indistay will donate 1% of profits to the Friends of the National Parks Foundation to conserve tropical rainforests in BorneoLearn More
Thanks to the island's worldwide popularity, Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) serves a wide variety of domestic and international flights from around the globe including most of Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Despite the name, the airport is actually located in Tuban between the towns of Kuta and Jimbaran, and not Denpasar City itself.
FROM THE AIRPORT
Alaya Resort Ubud provides a very reasonable airport pick up and drop off service for an additional charge of US$35 + 21% tax & service per car (maximum 4 passengers per car), one-way. We recommend taking this in order to avoid the long taxi queues at the airport, especially if your flight arrives during peak hours. The drive takes approximately 1.5 hours.
In The Area
Alaya Resort Ubud is ideally located a short 5 minutes drive (or a pleasant 20 minutes stroll) from the centre of Ubud along the bustling Jalan Hanoman, with a wide variety of shops, restaurants,cafes, galleries, spas and artist studios literally at your doorstep. You'll be spoiled for choice with things to do nearby; and yet with its peaceful surrounding rice terrace views, the hotel never feels too hectic or overcrowded.
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to Ubud centre every hour, although it also makes for a leisurely walk. Taxis can be found along Jalan Raya Ubud and outside the Ubud Palace, although the fee will depend largely on your bargaining skills - expect to pay around IDR 20,000-30,000 for a one-way trip to the hotel. If you're looking to explore outside of the Ubud area, the hotel can arrange for a car with a driver to ferry you around on a half or full-day basis for an additional fee.
Ubud centre: 5 minutes
Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes
Kintamani: 50 minutes
Seminyak: 1 hour 15 minutes