The multi award winning 5 Star Viceroy Bali, one of the best hotels in Ubud Bali, is just 5 minutes’ drive to the thriving culture and arts centre of Ubud, yet the location feels like another world. This is the perfect place to relax and renew in utter tranquillity.
Wandering into the hotel’s open lobby with its marble floor and high-vaulted bamboo and grass thatched roof immediately washes away any stresses. A water feature trickles nearby and down a grand staircase the resort opens up into a compact, cool sanctuary clinging to the side of the strikingly verdant Valley of the Kings.
With only 25 pool villas, Viceroy Bali offers absolute privacy for those seeking the elegant and exotic in travel. A soft, artfully manicured garden rolls gently off to the side of the main infinity-edged pool overlooking the jungle valley opposite. Nearby, a path leads down to CasCades restaurant, the beating heart of the resort with its 10 metre cone-shaped grass thatched roof. Here Belgian executive chef Nic inspires Balinese and Western creations imbued with classic European sensibility. The perfect setting for a romantic or special occasion, the restaurant offers world-class dining using only the freshest and highest quality international and local produce.
Each of the spacious 25 villas are exquisitely furnished and exceedingly private. Moreover, each villa has its own heated pool and outdoor cabana as well as unrivalled views of the surrounding valley and dense jungle. Adding to the serenity, the constant calm, cool sound of the rolling river rises from the valley ravine as guests sit on their private terraces and relax.
General Manager Anthony Syrowatka explains “what we’ve created is an uber-luxury haven… my family (the owners of the hotel) are on site every day with a passionate and wonderful staff of 140. For guests, there’s a sense of something they can’t describe – they get this amazing feeling of living in the jungle, a location filled with beauty, but they also feel the warmth and kindness from the staff that cannot be taught, a sense of being part of the family.” Viceroy Bali is truly a sanctuary in paradise, a lovers’ retreat.
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