Viceroy Bali - world class
Located in Ubud’s ‘valley of the kings’, Viceroy Bali is one of those hotels that sets a new standard. The remarkable property is perched on a hill overlooking the Petanu river and lush, green hills. It is located only a ten minutes drive from the centre of Ubud and a private shuttle is available for the guest. Ubud, the ‘cultural heart of Bali’, is a cluster of hilly villages known as one of Asia’s top spa destinations. It is also a spiritual centre for Hinduism and is rapidly emerging as a gastronomical destination as well. One could easily spend a week in this beautiful area surrounded by rice fields and green hills. Ubud is located about one hour drive from Denpasar international airport and the hotel offers free transfer from and to the airport. For guests wanting a more exclusive way of transport, a helicopter transfer is also possible, landing on the hotel’s private heliport.
It is in these unique tropical settings around Ubud that Viceroy Bali offers 25 luxury villas, all of them with a private pool and stunning views on the Petanu river and the valley below. The villas are modern, very spacious and decorated with Balinese artworks, photographs and smart accessories. Only the best luxurious materials (like marble and massif wood) are used and the maintenance of the villas and materials is high on the agenda for the owners. This results in a very well maintained property, with an eye for details and a highly personal service.
Garden villas (150 square metres) feature an indoor/outdoor garden and an semi-indoor heated pool. The romantic terrace villas (150 square metres) also feature a bale, a small Balinese outdoor pavilion just next to the private outdoor pool. The deluxe terrace villas (150 square metres) add extra luxurious touches and details to make your experience even more memorable. The romantic Vice Regal villa I and II have a surface of 240 square meters respectively 200 square metres. The Viceroy villa is a two bedroom villa with a 12 metres pool and a surface of no less than 400 square metres. All guests are personally welcomed and transportation to the villas is done by convenient golf carts. The premises breath romance and the hotel is the perfect honeymoon destination. No wonder that it was already awarded with several prestigious awards, including ‘world’s best honeymoon boutique hotel’ and ‘best luxury honeymoon hotel in Asia’.
The main infinity pool, located in the garden next to the Viceroy bar and Cascades restaurant, is an oasis of tranquillity and offers sublime views on the hills just in front. Guests can swim up to the bar to enjoy delicious cocktails or a glass of wine. For lunch or dinner, in-house restaurant Cascades is the place to be. This restaurant is one of Bali’s best gourmet restaurants and offers the choice between an extensive à la carte menu or several tasting menus. For more information about this restaurant, please consult wbpstars.com's restaurant section. The Hotel Lembah Spa features private treatment areas (in the garden or indoor), a Jacuzzi overlooking the hills, a cold bath, a steam bath and showers. All spa treatments were developed by a certified Swiss therapist and are executed by experienced staff members. The massages are of excellent quality and personalised based on a questionnaire filled in by the guests in advance.
Viceroy Bali is a family managed hotel and that is something guests immediately feel upon entering the property. The family believes it is important that everyone feels like they are part of the family and nothing is too much to ask. Service and privacy are two other very important aspects of the hotel. Each and everyone of the 140 staff members is trained to offer some of the highest hospitality standards you will find in this area. A lot of the staff members have been working at the resort since the beginning, for more than ten years, so they know all details and are 100% dedicated.
One could say that it is almost unfortunate that there are other beautiful things to see in and around Ubud, as Viceroy Bali is one of those places you just do not want to leave.
Viceroy Bali scored 91 points of 100 points in our rating system. View our Top 60 of the world. Back to the reviews.
By Sven & Adriaan
Jalan Lanyahan, Banjar Nagi
Phone: +62 361 971777