ALiLA Ubud Hotels and Resort
Alila Ubud Resort is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills. The resort is located just minutes from Ubud, the island’s cultural heart. Blending contemporary design and traditional Balinese architecture, the secluded courtyards, spacious terraces and private gardens create an intimate feeling like none other.
Located high above the Ayung River, Alila Ubud has been laid out as a Balinese hillside village complete with its own community centre and pedestrian lanes.
The resort’s rooms and villas stand above a ravine on stilts like tree houses and are set into the banks of the river valley. The world-renowned architectural firm Kerry Hill Architects makes use of traditional Balinese design, but transforming it into modern geometry. Smooth plaster walls and concrete meet thatched roofs; terrazzo tiles meet gravel or crushed rock; wood meets glass.
In front and at the bottom of a spreading flight of steps against tapering columns of river pebbles, the infinity edge pool area is the hotel's grandest space. Moving from the pool bar into the cool depths, the water’s surface seems to flow endlessly through the terraced jungle and reach up to the sky.
Alila Ubud, in the traditional Balinese hill village of Payangan and on the banks of the mystical Ayung River, is just five kilometers from Bali's artistic centre of Ubud, the place where artists, painters, writers and musicians from around the world have long found inspiration. Here guests can visit a number of art galleries and museums, see dramatic and opulent temple festivals and dances, and take in the magic of the real Bali.
The hills and valleys surrounding Alila Ubud contain a number of traditional villages and family compounds as well as some of the most spectacular scenery in Bali. Various tours are available from Alila Ubud featuring treks through the stunning local countryside away from the tourist crowds.
Not-to-be-missed tours include a trip to the island's central volcanoes, the village of Kintamani and the beautiful scenery of Lake Batur; a cultural tour of Ubud and a visit to Gianyar, the home of ikat weaving and the Goa Gajah Elephant Cave.
Towering coconut pillars and a traditional thatched roof lend a bright and open feel to the brasserie-style Plantation Dining restaurant. Our Executive Chef artfully prepares Balinese and "healthy" natural cuisine as well as some of the finest international dishes available anywhere.
Soaring views are a feature of the welcoming bar. The atmospheric cabana serving Asian specialities overlooks the dramatic emerald-green pool that floats above the plunging valley.