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Viceroy Bali
Ranked #11 of 199 Hotels in Ubud
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 August 2009

We had the most wonderful stay at the Viceroy Bali in Ubud recently
We chose a 1 bedroom garden Villa, 190sqm, with an indoor outdoor pool and stunning view.
We never wanted to leave, and although the restaurant had a magnificent view, we ordered breakfast on the terrace in our own garden every morning after a refreshing dip in our pool.
Then would lay on the daybed and read books.
You could walk into Ubud center in 20 mins or use the complimentary shuttle service.
But once at the Viceroy you will never want to leave, or will rush back to the absolute beauty and tranquility of the place.
We had a huge Super King bed and the the best most restful sleeps we have had in years.
We watched the sun disappear from CasCades Bar, chatting to Otto and his son Anthony who own this enchanting family run hotel
The food was excellent, the wine list extensive, the boutique tasteful and fabulous
I did not get to use the Gym or the Spa but this also looked stunning
The staff were the best we have come across,
I cannot say enough good things about the Viceroy Bali and were very sad to leave
But will definitely go back as soon as we can

Lesley Vanderwalt
lesvan@optusnet.com.au

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

The unique feeling you get from the Viceroy and its wounderfull but almost invisable staff is amazing we often were left with the feeling that we were there only guests,such a luxury is very rare but also very pleasing 'you can spend three hours by the pool at the Viceroy alone doing absolutely nothing, and it will be the best thing you will ever do for yourself in your life'
mcwhite

Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

We chose Viceroy because we wanted a boutique close to Ubud center and our own plunge pool...plus we heard 4 Seasons is in need of renovations. In a word, Viceroy was fantastic. Very elegant and tip top service, surrounded by jungle and rice patties. Plus, free wireless internet around the entire hotel and free local transportation.
VILLA - We were in Villa 7 which had a huge, comfortable bed, a massive open bathroom and plenty of living space. Keep the bathroom lights off (or dim) at night to keep the bugs away. We wound up not using the plunge pool bc it was freezing and our villa didn't get direct sunlight after 8:15am.
FOOD - The food was outstanding. A la carte breakfast was included and came with choice of entree, fruit, tea or coffee, a delicious array of breads. We also enjoyed both our lunch and dinner. It's much cheaper to eat around town, but you won't go wrong eating at the Viceroy. Plus, they have a traditional Balinese dance certain nights.
SERVICE - amazing. Very attentive staff. They drive you to the town of Ubud (5 minutes away) AND pick you up! That was a huge plus for us. One night I asked our waitress at dinner if she gets bitten by mosquitoes; she laughed shyly and then, without me even asking for it, returned a minute later with bug spray. Very sharp.
SPA - amazing spa and amazing setting. definitely take advantage of it
NEGATIVE - only negative we could come up with is you can't get sun after 1 or 2pm in your villa or at the pool. If they cut down 1 or 2 palm trees by the pool, they would get perfect afternoon sun. Also, the hotel charges $100/day for sightseeing tours. Friends from the US suggested we use an indie driver which we did for $50/day. He was fantastic and you can email me if you want his info. Only caveat (which he acknowledged) is the hotel offers a nicer car.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

We had a great time at the Viceroy. The grounds were beautiful, there were great views from the villas and the main areas, the service was great, and everyone was really nice. It was very quiet and we never saw too many people around, although they were fully booked while we were there (there are only 11 villas, I think?). Also, the location is great because it's only about 10 minutes from the center of town.
We stayed in a Garden Villa but I wish we had stayed in the Terrace Villa. The Garden Villa was very nice - super clean, everything was immaculate and well-appointed - but the Terrace Villa has the bale and a better pool. Our pool was practically in the bathroom and it was very cold so we really couldn't use it. I think the layout of the Terrace Villa was much better. That being said, we got a great deal on our room. Unfortunately, all the rooms only get morning sun for a brief time because of the way they're facing. That was a little disappointing. And the one thing I would ask of the hotel is to cut down a tree or two so you get sun at the main pool in the afternoon! Other than that, it was a great stay.
Also, we had an awesome driver named Dewa. I got his name and info from another tripadvisor reviewer who stayed at The Viceroy. He was really great. He took us to a lot of interesting places - galleries, coffee plantation, temples, elephant park - and he spoke English really well. He was very flexible and took us wherever we wanted. He answered all of our questions (we had a ton!) about Bali and the Balinese people so we got to learn a lot, too. He was so nice and if you go to Ubud, you will need a driver, so I highly recommend him. Please contact me for his number and email. He was the best!

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

This hotel is excellent!
The rooms, facilities,restaurant, staff were exceptional.
We loved our week here in paradise and look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

We stayed in Terrace Villa 3 for three nights. Very spacious rooms... beautiful views. Nice terrace for sitting out on. Quite a spacious pool which was in the sun for the morning.

The staff were great and the shuttle into Ubud more or less on demand was a definite plus.

The restaurant was supposed to be good....at least it had good reviews...
However menu seemed quite traditional and a little on the heavy side... no salads or soups for lunch and we went into Ubud to eat every night.

Wifi internet in the room was quite slow and kept going off but didnt really matter.

We got an excellent rate at the last minute and would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2009

When my husband and I decided to go to Ubud we wanted to stay in a great hotel. What I found confusing when reading reviews is trying to figure out where the hotels were relative to the town of Ubud and which ones were truly the best. After reading loads of reviews we settled on Viceroy. I could not have made a better choice.

From the VIP service at the airport (make sure you request this), to the friendliness of the staff, to the location, to the extraordinary accommodation and superb food, this is the Best of Bali. We had a Terrace Villa which I would highly recommend over the garden villa. Everything about the room, plunge pool, bathroom and the public spaces of the Viceroy are exceptional.

I am in the hospitality business so I wanted to see other hotels in the area. We hired a driver for two days and one of those days we spent touring other hotels. All of them were very nice but were truly not as good as the Viceroy. I think it is important to point out that almost all of the hotels are not located in Ubud but instead are located in very serene, quiet, gorgeous locations. Ubud is very busy, very noisy and not all that wonderful except for the shopping. All of the hotels will offer good shuttle services. Here's my summary of the hotels that we visited.

-Four Seasons Bali at Sayan - pretty setting but noisy with the whitewater rafters who seem to be going by screaming on the half hour
-Kupu Kupu Barong - great spa room in the mango tree but accommodation not as good as Viceroy
-Amandari - beautiful setting - better than 4 seasons and quieter. If you can afford the villa, it is out of this world but comparable priced accommodation to Viceroy were not comparable. Also visited Amankila which is an absolutely gorgeous setting on the Indian Ocean.
-Kamandalu is very close to Viceroy and seemed lovely but not as intimate as Viceroy (which only has 11 rooms)
-Semana Villas - nice paddy views but a little run down and in spots smelled of sewage and also a long drive from Ubud
-Komaneka at Bisma - lovely accommodation but strange location down a rundown narrow road (although you could walk into town from there if you wanted.) Also did not like the food there (we had lunch).
-Komaneka at Monkey Forest - right in town if that is what you are looking for. Again, this place had a sewage smell as you were walking towards the pool.

In conclusion, I can't recommend Viceroy high enough. The food is fantastic (we ate there twice because it was so good.) We also ate at Mozaic which was supposed to be the best of Ubud but we found Cascades at Viceroy better.

We have travelled all over the world and stayed at some of the best properties imaginable and I can say without hesitation that you can not do better than Viceroy.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Viceroy Bali

Address: Jln. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Ubud 80571, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Ubud
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Ubud
#9 Spa Hotel in Ubud
#11 Luxury Hotel in Ubud
#21 Romantic Hotel in Ubud
#42 Family Hotel in Ubud
Price Range: £362 - £1,202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Viceroy Bali 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Viceroy Bali recently won 'Best Boutique Honeymoon Hotel' in the world, it is a family owned and operated resort conveniently situated five minutes from the center of Ubud and features 25 luxuriously appointed one and two bedroom private pool villas, CasCades fine dining restaurant which serves European and Indonesian cuisine and the Lembah spa which has a variety of traditional Balinese and international treatments. The Viceroy Bali is a sanctuary in paradise and offers complete privacy with breathtaking tropical valley views. ... more   less 
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