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“Beautiful resort in the jungle”
Review of Ayung Resort Ubud

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Ayung Resort Ubud
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Payangan
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Stabekk
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89 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful resort in the jungle”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

After driving on small narrow roads, Ayung Resort is revealed as a beautiful oasis in the middle of the jungle. Very friendly staff and the food and wine is excellent. A truly relaxing vacation in the crisp air of Ubud.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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El Dorado Hills, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

It was my wife's and my first visit to Bali. Several friends strongly including Ubud, and we chose Ayung Resort after seeing so many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. And were we happy we did! It is absolutely lovely in every respect, but what made it most memorable was the staff. So attentive, friendly and caring! For example, I lost count of how many people served us at breakfast, but I remember it was more than 6 and fewer than 10!

The open-air restaurant was terrific. We had 3 dinners and 4 breakfasts there and were always excellent. And of course the service was excellent at all times.

Another example of their service - we were offered ice water and cooling cloths poolside. A small gesture I suppose, but something I've never been offered elsewhere.

Okay, so was everything perfect? Of course not:

-it took at least 5 minutes for hot water to come out of the shower (we were in the Sita wing, so I don't know if that was a universal issue).
-the bathroom lighting wasn't ideal for shaving. A light above the mirror would have helped.

As you can see, there was not a lot to complain about. Now the big question is: when can we go back?

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ahmedabad, India
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in feb 2014, Till date it is the best resort I have been to. Experience the nature at its best , feel the true authentic bali culture, amazing poolside, direct access to ayung river for river rafting, amazing carvings on the walkway of resort. I must say staff was super polite, we are vegetarians so we prefer veg food, as usual 5 star resorts dont have many veg option but to my surprise the chef came to us and ask us how to prepare our food and made us amazing veg dishes. simply the best resort i have ever been, wont even give a second thought if i was suppose to go there.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This is definitely the jewel of Ubud .... Possibly even Bali.

Nestled in the jungle, overlooking a valley just outside of Ubud, the hotel is built in and around the forest. It is quiet apart from the noise of monkeys, super huge geckos and birds... And the occasional shouts from the tourists rafting on the river below.

We were in Sita wing, a little way down the property. The rooms were very big, easily enough space for another king size bed. The furnishing is sparse but tasteful. The bathrooms are also big, tastefully done. All the mod cons were available - fridge with complimentary drinks, coffee machine with milk frother, safe, etc (but no hairdryer).

The infinity pool at Sita Wing (there are several pools throughout the hotel) had an amazing view of the forest. Unfortunately the pool faced away from the sun so it took awhile to get enough sun to tan. It also meant the pool was a little chilly.

The spa offered lovely (if a little pricey) massages. I had mine outside, with a great view of the forest.

The breakfast, although not a buffet, was amazing. A great variety of delicious items. The coffees were possibly the best we'd had during our trip in Indonesia. We also had dinner there. The meal was also very good.

The service throughout was amazing. The staff were friendly and eager to help. They dealt with every issue we had quickly and efficienctly.

Finally, the decor is surprising. Statues and artwork are dotted throughout the grounds and buildings. It is clear that the owner enjoys decorating the hotel.

This is a wonderful hotel, well worth visiting and spending a few days there.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

Nestled amongst lush mountains north of Ubud this resort is amazing. The grounds are a mix of manicured gardens, native plants, and impressive stone carvings that look like they have been there forever. It is an oasis carved out of a hillside where quite often the only sound to be heard is the water rushing over the rapids on the Ayung River below. No expense was spared in constructing and furnishing the traditional Balinese-style buildings, which were decorated in and out with art and sculptures from the owner's personal collection. We were most impressed by the outstanding food and service provided by the restaurant. We felt like royalty having six waiters place our meals in front of us simultaneously - and we were a party of four! The complementary a la carte breakfasts were exceptional - a feast for the taste buds and a feast for the eyes (both in the presentation of the food and the tropical vista we gazed out over). But best of all were the happy, smiling, always eager to please, staff who at a ratio of 2-1 to guests seemed to anticipate our every need. Thank you!

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Athens, Greece
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The location is perfect, not close to the city centre which is a positive for me. You can relax, walkl around. It is so peacefull and beautiful. Staff is very helpful. The hotel is new. The best part is breakfast and dinner. Served at an amasing place from a smiling personel you get to taste the food of impecable taste.
Honestly for me the best part of my trip to Bali

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Pro
Kind staf
Best breakfast ever.

Con.
In the middle of nowhere.
Very large, dark ( jungle overgrown) , steep terrain.
No ambiance empty lounge, empty restaurant, empty pool.( we where there in peak season)
Takes 1 hour to go to ubud.
Rooms outdated, very weak WiFi .

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Ayung Resort Ubud
Address: Desa Melinggih Kelod | Banjar Begawan, Payangan, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Payangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Payangan
#2 Luxury Hotel in Payangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ayung Resort Ubud 4.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ayung Resort is a breathtaking, mystique and unique lifestyle hotel, perched high up on the bank of a mostly untouched tropical mountain rainforest gorge, in the traditional Balinese village of Payangan Ubud, surrounded by the gentle, spiritual tranquility and pace of Balinese life. Along this serene 8 hectares rain forest domain runs The Ayung, Bali’s most sacred mountain river. In the rocks of the hotels pathways and along it’s 600 meters long riverbank fronting the Ayung Resort, 250 of the finest Balinese Stone Carvers have painstakingly worked,for over a 2 year period,to carve the spectacular Hindu mythologies, Ramayana and Mahabharata amongst others. These stone carvings have become the most sought after photo opportunity of the hotel. ... more   less 
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