Need to know
64, including eight villas.
Midday, later check-out can be arranged if the room is still available. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $157.50, excluding tax at 21 per cent.
Rates include breakfast; one hour-long spa treatment for each guest; and a free return airport transfer (minimum two nights' stay).
Alila Ubud’s spa is one of it’s biggest assets: the massages are out of this world, and all products are made bespoke from natural, local ingredients. Mountain bikes are freely available to borrow and offer a great way of exploring the forest.
No check-ins or check-outs are allowed on 17 March 2018, when Bali observes Nyepi Day (Day of Silence), although stays are still possible. Bali’s airport also closes for the day.
At the hotel
Spa, library, TV lounge, WiFi in lobby and restaurant, boutique, art gallery, sculpture garden, free shuttle to Ubud. In rooms: iPod sound system (in Deluxe rooms and Villas), minibar.
Our favourite rooms
The Ayung River Villas have wrap-around decking perched over the gorge, making them ideal for honeymooners wanting a breathtaking backdrop, as well as huge bath tubs sunk into lotus ponds. The Deluxe Rooms on the ground floor have outdoor showers.
The pool at Alila Ubud has a global reputation, and no wonder: it’s a watery sliver of infinity that seems to overhang the valley plunging beneath it. Secure your lounger early – it can get busy surprisingly quickly.
If you plan on trekking or cycling – the area’s perfect for both – then some suitably sporty shoes are essential. The Alila Living Boutique sells appropriately floaty tai chi/yoga gear.
Alila is more orientated towards couples seeking seclusion.
The resort is Green Globe certified, recycles extensively and is closely involved with green initiative and community support programmes.