We had the pleasure to stay 5 nights in this marvelous hotel. It was the fifth hotel and the last one of our roundtrip in Bali, to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary.
After two nights in de Ubud Maya hotel (excellent), one night in the Alila Manggis (good), one night in the Damai Villas (excellent with marvelous food) and one night in the Taman Sari Bali Cottages (poor, bad service, great cottage but not maintained) – the arrival in the Alila Villas Uluwatu hotel was superior to all the previous hotels (as it should be, seen the substantial price difference).
It starts with the welcome, you are expected!! The staff is immediately helping you with everything to ensure that you can enjoy the facilities of your villa after a couple of minutes. Your butler (do not take this to literally), in our case a lady helps you with everything you want and need, briefly explains everything you need to know about your villa, the hotel accommodation and the staff. She stays the spoc (single point of contact) during your stay. You only need to remember one phone number (0) and all your whishes are taken care of. The people of the communication center address you by name and within a couple of minutes, somebody comes to your villa (if needed) to help you with whatever you have asked for.
It is a real adventure to walk through your villa and find out the nice things the designers have created. You have a marvelous bathroom, with a she and a he part, a bath, an indoor shower with many sprinklers, an outdoor rain shower. Excessive quantity of products (shampoo, shower, body, sun cream, refreshment, insect, ... ) of the Alila brand are daily provided.
The villa is totally open except for the side walls, or completely closed, when the windows and the windows shields are used.
There is an air-co that does what it should do, create a nice temperature without noise and very easy to manage. The lightning system is easy to use and adaptable to suit all your moods from reading, listening music, loving or sleeping.
The garden and pool gives you space, privacy and comfort. You are really tempted not to leave your villa and to take all your meals there. Don’t. The breakfast served in the Cire restaurant is an adventure. The menu is changed daily and everything is included (fruit, eggs, Indonesian rice dishes, bread, sparkling wine, juice, water, …), choose what you want, how much you want. Enjoy the stunning view while your breakfast is served, relax and enjoy the moment.
I could go on for a couple of pages, but the fun is to discover it yourself. Having seen many business hotels, a large number of 5 star hotels, this hotel breathes taste in everything you see around you with an incredible eye for beauty and for details.
You will ask, is there anything to complain about?
Complains I have not, suggestions a few. There is a nice beach below the cliff but it takes more than 400 steep steps one way to get there. So an elevator is certainly something to think about. At least it would be nice if the hotel has some accommodation (water, shelter, bench, seat) at the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alila Villas Uluwatu is the first all-pool villa luxury resort in the Alila Signature collection. Designed by award-winning architectural firm WOHA, each of 84 villas showcases contemporary Balinese-inspired design. Poised on an elevated plateau that meets with limestone cliffs sweeping down to the cerulean Indian Ocean, the view from Alila Villas Uluwatu showcases nothing less than nature's perfection. Each villa offers private pool and cabana with 24 hour host (butler) service. Alila Villas Uluwatu designed in harmony with fully respecting the natural environment, continuing the Alila tradition of a total destination experience that is serene, sensual, and surprisingly different. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alila Villas Uluwatu Hotel Uluwatu