Reviewed by: Tony Hall, Editorial Director, AAPAC, Travel Daily Media Group
Jin. Lanyahan, Br Nagi, Ubud, Bali 80571
Tel: +62 361 971 777 http://www.viceroybali.com
When looking for accommodation in Bali, luxury resorts are abundant yet you need not look past Viceroy Bali with it’s spectacular setting, 25 pool villas and 150 Balinese staff. Perched on a steep ravine overlooking the Petanu River Gorge just ten minutes outside Ubud – Viceroy Bali presents exquisite world-class luxury villas.
The family-owned, multi award-winning Viceroy Bali offers spacious and immaculately presented villas with tropical jungle views from both the room and private infinity pool. Its location is far enough out of Ubud town – Bali’s cultural capital in the mountains – to enjoy spectacular natural views of surrounding rice paddies and mountains, yet only minutes by complimentary hotel car to the beating heart of Ubud, which teems with outdoor activities, Bali culture, unique shopping and renowned restaurants. All this combined makes it the best of all Bali luxury resorts.
To cater for overwhelming international demand for its breath-taking accommodations, Viceroy will soon add 14 additional villas, an expanded spa and an additional fine-dining restaurant.
Families are welcome, but Viceroy is best suited for well-healed couples or honeymooners looking for an after-wedding experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.
Viceroy has 25 one and two-bedroom villas ranging in size from 150 square meters to the massive 400 square meter Viceroy Villa – all flawlessly designed in traditional, luxury Indonesian style.
Each villa includes a heated pool and traditional outdoor bungalow (known as a balé) for relaxing in absolute privacy while soaking in the tropical mountain views.
Bathrooms are huge and tastefully designed with marble throughout with separate shower, bath and twin vanities.
Cascades Restaurant is recognized as one of Bali’s leading dining venues with a world-class menu presented by Belgium chef Nic Vanderbeeken. Guests can choose from a superb array of a la carte dishes made with the freshest of local and international ingredients or splurge on the sensational 10 course tasting menu that consistently receives rave reviews. A la carte breakfast overlooking the peaceful ravine is all inclusive for hotel guests and delivers a huge selection of breakfast delights, tea, coffee and juices.
The Lembah Spa enjoys limitless views down the lush river gorge making it the ideal place to relax and rejuvenate. Treatments are conducted both indoors and outdoors or in guest rooms when required. The spa will soon be expanded and include a salt water float tank which help reduce jet lag and allow guests to quickly wind down from the stresses of day to day life.
The main infinity pool adjoining Cascades Restaurant allows for day time relaxation taking in 180-degree valley views and night-time candlelight dinners in the heart of a serene natural jungle setting.
Viceroy Bali is unique in that it has a helicopter pad on site for fast airport transfers that for a little extra, can include an unforgettable air tour of Bali.
Ubud and its surrounds offer a huge amount to do – ranging from trekking, white water rafting, visiting coffee and rice plantations, shopping, art, dancing, music and a huge restaurant and spa scene which is one of the largest in all of South East Asia.
Viceroy can organize dozens of activities including a must-do private three-hour cycling tour though the local village and rice fields.
– Large 6-star villas beautifully fitted out and hard to leave for any reason, even day tours
– Adequate Wi-Fi – despite the remote mountainous location
– Extremely high quality in-house dining options accompanied by many other options offsite
– Numerous outdoor activities for all levels of fitness
– Nearby access to central Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali
– Friendly, polite and highly efficient staff providing top class service at all times
– Overall one of S.E Asia’s top 5+ star villa offerings in a magnificent mountain setting, easily earning its name as one the best best Bali luxury resorts on offer.