I won a 2 night stay at Alila Villa Soori, and my was this a divine and luscious experience. I didn't want to leave. Me, my husband and my 1 year old were picked up in very nicely equipped with refreshments, hotel car. The journey from the airport is a bit of a long one, and wasn't too much fun with an active baby, but boy was the welcome at the hotel a nice one! We were greeted by a team of 4 people and the general manager was very kind to show us around briefly before getting us settled in the villa.
The Villa was gorgeous and open, and had views of the rice paddy fields with the mountains in the background. I had already read that these were not the best rooms for views in other reviews, and I could see why, as it was not the time of season for green rice paddies. The paddies were rather brown and un-nurtured at this time. I imagine that when in the right season, it would look strikingly green and luscious with the mountains in background.
Each villa comes with a host. I had already completed my personal preferences menu online prior to our arrival (this is when the whole experience truly begins!), and stated I would like a discreet but indulgent service from our host. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but our host was incredibly sensitive to our needs and made himself very discreet at precisely the right moments without ever being asked. He would show us around to places and help out with our little boy and make suggestions and find out information for us. He was fantastic.
The hotel upon first impression seemed like a honeymooners haven, but we found it to be incredibly baby friendly too. The food menus offered options of infant foods that could be made and altered to your choice, at no cost. The spa offered me and husband a massage, and also provided the same for our little boy who was in a large room of padded mattresses and had himself a great time for one hour! The whole spa experience was truly decadent.
All the food we sampled was fantastic. There is a complimentary afternoon tea between 3-5pm daily, which offers an abundance of cakes and breads and coffee's and teas. This is a brilliant touch, which we have come to love in our recent experiences of Indonesian hotels, however, Alila offered the most highest standards in the selection of cakes offered, that we have ever seen.
There are many activities that can be done from here, but having been a frequent visitor to Bali, I imagine that perhaps the other Alila resorts might have that little bit more on offer by way of activities, based on their locations. Alila Soori, is great to have a very relaxing and indulgent time. We didn't leave the resort very much, but I perhaps would have liked to if we didn't have a baby around to think of. The weekend was perfect, and was probably just the right amount of time to have a break, though one more day couldn't have hurt!
I'm not sure how our stay could have been improved. The whole experience was customised to our tastes and needs, following the completion of the personal preference survey, from the music/movie/media playlist selections available in our villa, to the fruit and books provided in our villa, to the level of service and care given. Would very much love to come back to the beautiful settings of Alila Villa Soori!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the edge of the ocean between the Batu Karu Mountain and terraced rice fields, Soori Bali is a hidden refuge, rejuvenating and peaceful; it is Bali as it should be. Designed, owned and operated by renowned architect Soo K. Chan and his wife Ling Fu, the resort prioritises environmental and cultural sustainability. Crafted out of local materials, Soori Bali maintains a true sense of place. Keeping things pure, its restaurants use fresh produce from nearby farms and spices from its own garden; the resort’s spa uses only the highest quality organic products. All 48 of Soori Bali’s villas feature private pools with sweeping vistas. Within easy reach of the legendary Tanah Lot and an 18-hole championship golf course, the resort is perfect for those seeking spiritual and recreational delights. There are few places that revere nature’s gifts like we do, and absolute discretion for our guests is the pattern of our craft. Soori Bali is an amazing place to be, naturally. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alila Villas Soori Hotel Tabanan
- Soori Bali Tabanan