Alaya Resort is set amongst rice fields in the midst of the Ubud. Known as the spiritual center of Bali, this little village throbs with a strong cultural and artistic energy and the Alaya fits in perfectly. With 105 rooms, this elegant hotel was created by a team of respected designers charged with the task of building a sanctuary that’s both luxurious and sensitive to the environment.
The Alaya sits in the heart of Ubud, which puts you close to a range of amazing tours. You can dip your toes into some of the local arts and crafts with lessons in dance, fruit carving, and mask-making. Or you can visit some culturally significant sites like ancient water temples, craftsman villages, and even a sacred monkey forest. Ubud has everything from stunning cuisine to breathtaking adventure to keep you busy while you stay at the Alaya.
The hotel sprawls over a central Ubud site and looks out over the rice terraces of Jalan Hanoman. A large outdoor area has a long kidney-shaped pool lined with comfy loungers. The designers have combined carved stone with rich teak wood to create an airy but elegant atmosphere. Tropical jungle foliage drips over the quaint stone pathways as you make your way towards your room or the onsite spa for some rest and relaxation.
There are several different types of rooms and each has been outfitted with lovely comfy beds, private bathrooms, a minibar and a mini fridge in case you need a snack between naps. You’ll find the space dressed in earthy tones and bamboo wall hangings that will make you feel as if you’re in the heart of a jungle paradise. Rooms come with either a balcony or stone steps that look over or lead down to the rice terraces. Each room has air conditioning and a fan to keep you cool. You can expect all the little luxuries to keep you happy including a turndown and laundry service, a soft kimono and slippers, and of course, cable TV in case you want to kick back and watch a movie after a long day shopping. There’s also a safety deposit box and lots of storage space for your shopping bags and luggage.
The hotel has a gym and a spa room where you can get all sorts of delicious treatments while the palms and banana trees sway in the background. You can easily roll out a yoga mat on your terrace in the morning or visit one of the local yoga schools, there’s a lovely massage room back at the hotel if you need some TLC afterward.
There are two restaurants in the hotel, one formal and one informal. You can ponder over a Bali coffee and have breakfast in the mornings and enjoy a quiet dinner in private with the room service menu. The chefs in both restaurants use all locally sourced ingredients to provide you with dishes that range from time-honored family recipes to regional specialties drawn from across the Indonesian archipelago.
The restaurant spaces are light and airy and there’s also room for intimate wedding celebrations. There’s Wi-Fi throughout the property and you’ll find workspace in some of the rooms. Feel free to request extra services if you require them, you’ll find the staff ready and willing to help.
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