Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia
With a flawless design and a spectacular setting, Alila Villas Uluwatu marries Balinese culture with modern design. Perched atop a magnificent plateau abutting limestone cliffs, the ocean below bellows with the sound of crashing waves and creates a melodic echo with every crest. There are 84 sustainably-designed villas concealing interiors that are contemporary and uncluttered, with overtones of traditional Balinese textures including rattan and stone. The multi-room villas, each with its own pool, radiate with luxury and boast such appointments as private bars, outdoor dining nooks, private cabanas, and stylish baths with both indoor and outdoor showers. There is also 24-hour butler service, which adds an effortless element to your stay.
The setting, along Bali's southern coast on the Bukit Peninsula, seems like a natural locale for this eco-friendly resort. The infinity-edge pool seems to blend with the horizon, while geometric structures jut towards the ocean creating a suspended effect. The Warung, the resort's signature restaurant, serves a menu of traditional Indonesian specialties in a casual poolside setting, while CIRE has a modern backdrop and a bold design. Sunset Cabana, the clifftop bar, offers gourmet dining and amazing views. But it is the enchanting spa that earns the most acclaim from guests. Its design, so soothing yet so cutting-edge, is striking. The experience takes you on a personal journey stimulating and balancing both body and mind. For some added inspiration, take a drive to nearby Jimbaran Bay and pay a visit to the Uluwatu Temple - just one of many Bali's many sacred spots. Surrender yourself to beauty and serenity in the luxury of flawless perfection at Alila Villas Uluwatu.
Location of Alila Villas Uluwatu
Nearest Airport: DPS
Amenities for Alila Villas Uluwatu
- General Information
- 84 Villas
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- 2 Restaurants
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- 24-Hour Butler Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- DVD Players
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Luxury Linens
- Coffee & Tea Facilities
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Outdoor Showers
- Private Pools
- Private Gardens
- Cooking Demonstrations
- Cultural Tours
- Meeting Rooms
- Spa & Wellness
- Summer Getaways
- Private Estate
- Private Estate
Reviews for Alila Villas Uluwatu
A magnificent long weekend holiday. Wonderful services, exquisite food, and beautiful scenery. It can be a little bit pricy - but trust me worth every cent of it. Will come back to stay in AVU in the short future.
Location/Rooms/Resort: - Uluwatu doesn't have a whole lot going on which is great if you want to relax and 'get away from it all.' Would not recommend going here if you're looking for the Bali party scene - There's no beach here so if you're looking for a dip in the ocean, this is NOT the place for you. The villas have a nice view and there is a beautiful infinity edge pool but just no beach (fine for me, but hubby prefers more beach access). - All the rooms are the same size and include a private plunge pool. The rooms are very spacious and very well appointed with a lounger, indoor/outdoor showers, super comfy bed. - Higher rooms offer a slightly better view, but all the rooms are good Service: - Overall good but I am spoiled and used to 5 star service and there were a few hiccups, for example having to wait several minutes for a buggy, room service forgetting something small, etc. (nothing huge, but just not perfect service) Food: - Breakfast is included with most rates. It's a-la-carte and the portions are TINY, but you can order as many things as you want so it's kind of fun - Lunch- 2 choices- one traditional Indonesian place (Warung) and the other is more Western style. We were disappointed with Warung- the flavors just didn't agree with us. The Western restaurant is ok, but not spectacular. - Dinner- again 2, choices (are you sensing a theme here?) The food is just ok. We actually chartered a driver to go off site for dinner on multiple nights because the food selection here just wasn't up to par. Spa: - The spa here is top notch- the therapists are excellent and the booking agents are really knowledgeable about the services and made excellent recommendations. We spent 3 hours getting pampered and it was heavenly. - The spa also offers private yoga lessons (including aerial) in a private villa overlooking the ocean- definitely recommend if you are into yoga. Overall: - A nice place to stay with no overt problems but lacked the extra *omph* of service and food choices not very good. Definitely geared toward travelers that want to relax and do nothing.
Tiffany M - San Francisco, California
I suppose this review should be prefaced in the context of very high expectations, given that this was the most we have ever spent on a nightly rate (A$1000+, which included a 20% pre-purchase discount). I really wanted to love this property, but..... I had visions of independent villas perched upon the cliff top at Uluwatu, with a backdrop of ocean and crashing waves - maybe with a view of a surfer - but it's actually a very modern hotel with row upon row of villas adjacent to each other. From our villa, we could mainly see the roofs of other villas, with a tiny rim of blue in the distance if you really looked hard. Check-in was good, very welcoming. A glass of water as a welcome drink. We were asked whether we preferred nuts, fruit or cookies as a snack - our preference was nuts - but these failed to materialise over the 3 days. The actual villa is spacious and comfortable. The majority of staff are faultless in face to face dealings and go out of their way to fix issues. There was a wedding in the grounds on our first night, with live music blaring across the resort (not our idea of peace and tranquility), and after complaining were offered a 90min massage for 2 which was very much appreciated - and spectacular. We usually asked for housekeeping while we were at breakfast or dinner. We were underwhelmed with housekeeping. A dead fly remained on the bathroom vanity for at least 24 hrs. A bath had been used with soaps, used shampoos etc over the edge - and this wasn't touched during turndown service. Most high level hotels tidy makeup on vanity and place neatly on a towel - here the vanity remained a mess for 3 days. We loved dinner at the Warung. The staff were knowledgable and pleasant, the food delicious and good value. The breakfasts on the other hand were not in the same league. Most "hot" choices appeared as though they had been prepared hours earlier and had been sitting in a warmer. My poached egg was almost cold and inedible. This trip also included Kokomo Villas on Gili Trawangan, The Lombok Lodge, The Kunja Villas in Seminyak, and The Legian Hotel in Seminyak - and the quality of the breakfast was the worst by far. So would we go back? Definitely not at that price for what was delivered.
TraceyB1959 - Adelaide, Australia
This hotel is as good as it gets. We have just spent four wonderful nights at this beautiful hotel. The villas are magnificent, the spa facilities excellent, service faultless and food delicious. Thank you Janine for leading such a great team and enabling us to have such a perfect relaxing time.
GailR56 - London, United Kingdom
Alila Villas Uluwatu is probably one of the most spectacular hotel I have ever visited. The view was breathtaking, where you can see the Indian Ocean.It has a very unique design and architecture. The sunset cabana is phenomenal. Sadly, we could not find those view from the villa. The villa is only "partial" ocean view. The food at The Warung was excellent. They serve a very nice Indonesian cuisine. Overall, I think this is the best hotel in Uluwatu / Jimbaran.
daincredible D - Indonesia