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“a nice little resort”
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Alaya Resort Ubud
Ranked #44 of 198 Hotels in Ubud
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39 reviews
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“a nice little resort”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

This resort has not yet had it's first birthday so you can expect nice clean fresh amenities.
The resort is nicely positioned at the entrance to Ubud...Monkey Forest is just a 5 minute stroll away but the palace and main shopping area is a bit further but all round the location is great and nestles up to rice paddies and a local farmer who sings to his ducks.....I guess within a few years another resort will be built on these fields!
The dining area at the front of the resort has a relaxed contemporary Bali feel about it.
Breakfasts are simple and better than average.
The rooms are spacious, beds comfortable and good shower.
A good pool area and friendly pool bar with fast and fresh food available.
Would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms off the pool are very convenient if you like to take a plunge!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear b0yfr0m0z,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a lovely experience during your stay with us. Alaya located in downtown Ubud, easy walking to many famous tourist destinations. Daily healthy breakfast to dinner available at Petani Restaurant with an exclusive schedule of evening entertainment.
Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

What a nice resort, stayed 3 nights with no regrets. They have a great staff, good food. Indra at the Alaya was the perfect server..so kudos to the management for having her on staff. Although everyone was great. The morning lattés were the highlight of breakfast for me. Our location was perfect to go out and visit the area and try other dining options. Our favorite restaurant was Ira Rae just cross the soccer pitch. Will be back soon.

Room Tip: can't really go wrong, we enjoyed the top flop watching the rice paddies grow!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear Justinsane,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you found your stay with us up to your expectations. We located in a vibrant area filled with specialty shops, art galleries, cafes and many tourist destination.
Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

PLEASE stay at this hotel if you're visiting Ubud. First of all, it's beautiful - the rooms are incredible, the pool is amazing, the restaurant is to die for and the staff...well, they felt like family. I may have been a paying customer but I felt like I was part of an incredible family and walked away with new friends, not to mention a happy happy heart.

You HAVE to sign up for the bike tour with Mayun! Mayun is an incredible person - he's beyond kind, incredibly accommodating, knows the ins and outs of Ubud and we stumbled upon many magical moments during the bike tour which he just seized and made happen- such as asking the random guy in the coconut tree to thrown down some coconuts for us, crack them open and voila! Fresh young coconut juice right there.

I love these people and am already planning my next trip back. Thank you Mayun, Komang, Diana, Artini and so many more. I adore you and miss you!

Oh and please check out Joe Mura who is a sensational musician that performs at the hotel restaurant on Saturday nights. He seriously gives John Mayer a run for his money.

-Sara Stein

Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 6 November 2013
Dear Sara S,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed staying with us from the room, food, services and our live Performance at Petani Restaurant. Alaya keep provide a personalized service to each guest, we arrange a cycling activity with trained guide to enjoy ubud area and live evening entertainment at Petani from Violinist, Balinese dance and of course Saturday night with Joe Mura.
Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed for a night and was very reluctant to leave the next day. Everything about the resort and the room was just perfect. We checked into a room with a view of the paddy field. Although the field is not in its best condition at this time, it was still a serene experience. The room was amazing: with a lovely open concept shower, super comfortable bed and pillows, charming decorations and settings. The pool was nice too, especially loved the daybed by the pool. The resort is just at the junction between Jalan Hanoman and Jalan Monkey Forest, extremely convenient location in Ubud. The complimentary afternoon tea was awesome: we were served some Indonesian snack and chose to have their coffee which was excellent. The breakfast was also great: I was very happy to have their coffee again. We felt really relaxed and pampered during our stay with Alaya Resort. Highly recommended stay if you are visiting Ubud.

Room Tip: Rooms on ground floor with view of paddy field
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear UrbanBabe,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are delighted that you had a lovely experience during your stay with us. Our healthy food from breakfast to dinner at Petani Restaurant takes a cuisine around Indonesian to western food, Petani Coffee also exclusive to Alaya Resort Ubud and is freshly roasted using the finest grade Arabica beans from around the Indonesia archipelago.
Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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pelissane
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

we have booked two rooms in ubud in this resort and no regret , everything was perfect , rooms , swimming pool , service , parking and location .
we stay two nights and took one diner , good quality of food
recommended early to everybody , families with kids .

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Dear dubois c,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you found your stay with us up to your expectations, we try to provide a personalized service to the guests from the facilities, room and healthy food at Petani Restaurant.
We value your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We had a excellent time at Alaya.what makes Alaya Ubud best among other hotels is their staffs.The room are spacious and on our return stay they even arranged for pool view. The location is central.Food is nice and reasonably priced.
We would also like to thank Ayu and Artini they went out of way to find tour pacakage&scooter&pool view room for us ,and also the guard who stopped traffic everytime we drove out and in.
Wifi was ok ,only the spa we found a bit expensive.All in all ,anyone who wants to stay in Ubud must start from here!!

Room Tip: Look for a room at ground floor with pool view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
Dear Sumant M,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you found your stay with us up to your expectations. Alaya features 60 tastefully-appointed rooms with private balcony overlooking to the paddy field. Daily freshly ala carte breakfast and afternoon tea created by Chef Made Siharta, all the menu are essentially driven by island-fresh produce and seasonal specialties to ensure that diners are introduced to some of the best dishes that Bali has to offer. Award winning DaLa Spa has created several signature treatments, which are truly unique experiences. “Manis Klepon” is a nurturing ritual that draws its inspiration from a traditional Indonesian rice flour cake and “The Island Cocoon” that pays homage to a timeless Indonesian skin care remedy.
Once again thank you for your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Me and my hubby stayed at Alaya resort for 2 nights, in October 13. The hotel is located right in the heart of Ubud, very close to shops, restaurants, cafes, supermarket, and yoga barn. The room is beautiful, great size, and I got the one that was facing the paddy field. The staff are very attentive, and friendly, they explain everything to you, show where things are, etc. The supermarket is just one minute walk, very convenient. The room was very clean, the bathroom as well, the shower and bathtub only separated by a curtain, which is fine for us, but some people might not like this.
The one thing I love most about Alaya is they paid great attention to details, guaranteed you won't find typical annoying things that other hotels usually have, like crappy bath and body product that makes your hair frizzy and your body smells like aftershave; in fact they smell soooo amazing, I ended up buying the conditioner to take home. The restaurant serves beautiful foods, and reasonably priced. The breakfast was great, no buffet breakfast when we were there, means that there's no chaotic guests walking around with plates, trying to avoid bumping into each other. Unfortunately we didnt get to try their spa and pool, so I cant really comment on them, the pool looks clean and amazing though. The kids pool, however, located far from the main pool, and looks more like a pond than a pool, I think this place is more suitable for couple. I would recommend this place to everyone travelling to Ubud, and will definitely will stay here again in the future, and I'll make sure to stay a bit longer next time! :)

Room Tip: get the one that faces the paddy field, or the pool.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlayaResortUbud, Manager at Alaya Resort Ubud, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Amanda S,

Thank you for visiting Alaya Resort Ubud and taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are happy that you found your stay with us up to your expectations. We aim to provide 5-star service, convenience, and facilities to each guest yet still able to keep the Ubud ambiance. Alaya features 60 tastefully-appointed rooms with private balcony overlooking to the paddy field. The main pool is elongated with shapely curves mirroring the sloping contours of the surrounding landscape and an award winning DaLa Spa available for personal indulgence where age-old Indonesian healing and beauty traditions are put into practice to recharge the body, mind and spirit. Our daily freshly ala carte breakfast and afternoon tea created by Chef Made Siharta all the menu are essentially driven by island-fresh produce and seasonal specialties to ensure that diners are introduced to some of the best dishes that Bali has to offer.
We value your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you back to Alaya Ubud.

Best Regards,
Alaya Resort Ubud Family
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Property: Alaya Resort Ubud
Address: Jalan Hanoman, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#38 Spa Hotel in Ubud
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Alaya Resort Ubud 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in downtown Ubud, Alaya Resort Ubud meets the needs of international travelers as a modern interpretation of Bali’s local building culture through the combination of indigenous materials, imbued with the essence of ancient Ubud. It features 60 tastefully-appointed rooms, Petani restaurant specialising in cuisine from around the Indonesian archipelago and award-winning DaLa Spa. ... more   less 
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