Ubud Hanging Gardens
Style Understated tropical luxury
Setting Payangan's lofty rice terraces
Eco-sensitive Ubud Hanging Gardens lives up to its name. The waters of the Ayung River rush below. Lush jungle folds around the resort. Villas are staggered at intervals down the hillside, connected to each other and the restaurant, café, reception area and spectacular infinity pool by a funicular. And located 20 minutes outside Bali’s most artistic town, it offers complete removal from the rest of the world.
Need to know
- Rooms 38 villas, including two suites.
Double rooms from $450.00, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
The price shown represents the lowest nightly rate for a double room available at this hotel over the next 21 days. Any price conversions from the hotel's local currency ($450) have been conducted using today's exchange rates from xe.com.
- More details Rates include breakfast.
- Facilities Free internet throughout (WiFi in public areas, broadband in rooms), library, spa, boutique, gardens, free shuttle service to Ubud. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock (in Panoramic Deluxe Pool Villa/Suite), minibar, natural toiletries.
- Poolside The vast, curvaceous, two-tier infinity pool follows the contours of the landscape and hangs over the lush Balinese jungle. Take up a position at one of its waterside sunloungers or opt for privacy in the balé beside your own infinity plunge pool.
- Check-out Officially midday, but late departures can be accommodated for a fee (half a day until 5pm; a full day thereafter). Check-in, 2pm.
- Children Mini Smiths are welcome in this beautiful natural setting, although due to the rather steep topography you’ll have to keep a close eye on toddlers. Cots are provided for free, and babysitting is available for US$10 an hour. More...
- Also Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas, the bar and café.
- Hotel closed No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 31 March 2014, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
Food and drink at Ubud Hanging Gardens
- Hotel restaurant The main event is Beduur Restaurant, where the chef incorporates local produce – organic vegetables, fruit and spices from nearby farms, seafood from Jimbaran Bay's markets – in his French-Asian fusion cuisine. Try infused lime leaf and coconut miso soup with shrimps, calamari, salmon, Asian mushrooms and wakame or steamed butter fish wrapped in banana leaf medley with spicy oil. At lunchtime, the more casual Diatas Pohon Café serves light meals along with healthy juices and fruit frappes, and is the venue for the daily afternoon tea ritual.
- Dress code Forget statement dressing. In this relaxed setting casual kit will look right at home. Don’t forget a cardigan or sweater in the evening, particularly, if you’re sitting outside – the jungle air can get cool.
- Top table For complete solitude, a table with flickering candelight can be set in the balé by your pool. Those celebrating a birthday or anniversary, perhaps, should ask about the ‘secret destination’ dinner. We can’t say where it is, but it's spectacular.
- Last orders Both restaurant and bar service wraps up by 11pm.
- Room service The full menu from Beduur Restaurant can be delivered to your villa between 7am and 11pm.
- Hotel bar Vast French doors connect the interior and outdoor worlds at Bukit Becik Bar. Sprawl across the rattan sofas inside or claim one of the sunloungers on the deck to watch bright-feathered birds flying past, dragonflies buzzing and clouds moving across the sky.
Also worth knowing
- Weddings This property is suitable for weddings. More...
Ubud Hanging Gardens Desa Buahan Payangan, Ubud, Bali, 80567
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Our favourite rooms
View junkies should book one of the aptly named Panoramic Pool Villa Suites, designed in trad-modern Balinese style with a thatched alang-alang roof. Located at the top of the property with a private heated infinity pool, they look across the valley at the sacred temple opposite.
The resort is quite understated, so no need for your flashiest togs. Do, however, be prepared for anything: the air to cool at night, perhaps a little rain to fall, or the unexplained urge to avoid the funicular and do some stair training.
The Ayung Spa, perched on the bank of the river, has three spacious and private treatment pavilions. The emphasis is on traditional Balinese treatments, such as the 120-minute Pure Relaxation package that combines a massage, body scrub and flower bath.