Architects responsible for this resort, from the Singaporean WOHA studio, created one of the smartest pieces of architectural design we’ve seen.
The architecture of Alila Uluwatu understands space, treating it intelligently and dynamically. Seductive and dramatic at the same time, it sets abstract patterns of wooden verandas against tracts of monumental walls.
Water is important in the architectural experience of Alila: pools of water surround buildings, pathways and stairs paved with white stone, enhancing the cooling effect of the ever-present sea breeze.
Panoramic views over the Indian Ocean are complemented by visually striking pool villas, each with serene, minimalist interiors, seductive outdoor living spaces and personal butlers. The minimalism of architecture and interiors makes no apologies for not appealing to the mass-market. Alila is nothing if not self-confident.
In the luxury of your villa it’s easy to forget the hotel offers more: an excellent spa, the iconic cliff-hanging bar, and a fifty-meter infinity pool, offering a spectacular view over the Indian Ocean and a rugged beach, hundreds of meters below.
Two restaurants flank the pool: informal Warung, with a healthy Indonesian/Balinese cuisine and elegant Cire with an international menu.
Alila Uluwatu luxury goes beyond the usual five-star standards. The experience begins even before arriving in Bali when the hotel gets in touch with guests before the travel with an electronic questionnaire used for personalization of the stay.
The personalization includes everything from food preferences to the kind of experiences guests would like to have included, and from the type of pillows to the preferred genre of ambient music in the bedroom. Even the butler service that can be fine-tuned to personal taste: from minimal interference to total indulgence.
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Number of rooms & suites: 84 villas
Rate per night: From $699 USD
*The rate is only approximate and is based on our own independent research, at the time of writing. We cannot guarantee the rate in any way.Check room rates and book
Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of the most innovative, exciting seaside resorts we stayed at in Bali in the last few years.
We fell in love with the sophisticated atmosphere of Alila Villas Uluwatu, its bold architecture and dramatic views from the vertiginous limestone cliff, which drops hundreds of meters to a scenic beach.
Author: Travel+Style. Last updated: 01/12/2019
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