When it comes to booking a holiday, millions of users across the globe head to TripAdvisor to read customer reviews of destinations, hotels, tour groups, bars, restaurants and more. The site not only offers comprehensive first-person accounts, but also hosts photos taken by holiday makers so you can get a realistic view of hotels that haven’t been given the magic touch by professional photographers. TripAdvisor has become so popular that it now offers exclusive deals and accommodation packages, leading many travellers to use it as a go-to website for all their holiday booking needs.
So, what do TripAdvisor customers think of Bali’s hotels? We’ve had a look at the top 10 hotels as rated by TripAdvisor users and the results have got us hankering for our next tropical getaway. If you’re overwhelmed by the number of accommodation options available in Bali, here they are, the best hotels in Bali according to TripAdvisor.
1. Luxe Villas Bali
Luxe Villas Bali has earned TripAdvisor’s commendable title of being the number one hotel in Bali, which says a lot for an island that offers over 1,200 incredible hotels, villas and apartments. These awe-inspiring villas offer a vibrant oasis just five minutes from the centre of Ubud, set amongst the lush green rice paddies the area is so famous for. Accommodation options range from one bedroom lofts to six bedroom retreats, while the onsite restaurant Luxe Barbecue & Grill serves up modern Balinese specialities by executive chef, Sam Azis, who is recognised as one of the true innovators of the Bali culinary scene.
Address: Jl. Kajeng at Juwuk Manis, Ubud Kaja
Phone: +62 361-479 2099
2. The Villas Tejakula
Awarded with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, this sparkling gem on Bali’s north coast has been given a five-star rating by 98 percent of guests. It’s no wonder, given its incredible location on a quiet part of the island that’s not heavily frequented by tourists, where you can enjoy luxury for a fraction of the price. Choose from a Deluxe King room which overlooks the gorgeous swimming pool and landscaped gardens, or indulge in a Two Bedroom Villa with ocean views and your own private 10 x 2.5-meter pool.
Address: Jl. Setra, Penuktukan, Tejakula, Buleleng
Phone: +62 (0) 853 3826 7609
3. The Kunja Villas & Spa
The Kunja in Seminyak was recently awarded TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers Choice award, with many reviewers saying they would rate the property with six-stars if it was possible. These luxury villas offer a haven away from the bustle of Seminyak’s busy streets, only minutes away from one of Bali’s most famous stretch of golden sand beaches. Stay in one of the 18 private villas, choosing from one bedroom or three bedrooms, each which boasts a private pool, dining area, full kitchen, en-suite bathroom and semi-open pavilion living space. There’s even an onsite wedding chapel.
Address: Jl. Lebak Sari No.8 Petitenget, Seminyak
Phone: +62 361 4733 130
4. The Kayon Resort
The Kayon Resort in Ubud perfectly captures the essence of Bali, perched on a hillside in the middle of the rainforest with the holy Petanu River flowing through the property. The name means ‘tree of life’ and The Kayon certainly offers a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation. Focusing on honeymooners, romantic getaways and spiritual healing, The Kayon does not permit guests under the age of 15, so while it’s not suitable for families, it will provide the ideal backdrop for a romantic escape you will never forget.
Address: Banjar Kepitu, Desa Tagalalang, Ubud
Phone: +62 361 479 2553
5. Amori Villas
Located in the middle of the Balinese jungle about 15 minutes from Ubud’s town center, Amori is a luxury, boutique hotel that offers uninterrupted views over the Petanu River valley where you can relax amongst birds, butterflies and dragonflies. The property comprises of seven private suites and villas, each offering its own distinct architectural characteristics and personal butler service. Many TripAdvisor users agree that Amori Villas are “impossible to fault” and judging by the pictures, it’s hard to disagree.
Address: Br. Dukuh Kawan, Pejeng Kawan, Gianyar
Phone: +62 (0) 361 8987799
6. The Samaya Bali Ubud
The sister hotel to the hugely popular Samaya Seminyak, Ubud’s version is located in the stunning Ayung Valley where luscious greenery surrounds every side of the property. Private villas with one, two or three bedrooms each come with their own swimming pool and chic, modern interiors, with some villas providing panoramic views over the rice fields. Book a private candlelit dinner at the Swept Away Restaurant or in your poolside cabana, or enjoy a six-course tasting menu with matching wines beside the Ayung River with 100 candles to set the scene.
Address: Banjar Baung, Desa Sayan, Ubu
Phone: +62-361-973 606
7. The One Boutique Villa
The One is a boutique resort in the heart of Seminyak just minutes away from one of Bali’s most famous stretches of golden sand. There are six private luxury villas, each offering a large amount of space with one or two bedrooms, pavilion living space, private pool and semi-outdoor bathrooms to die for, earning the property TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Heaven for honeymooners but also ideal for families, The One is a great choice for privacy and indulgence within each reach of Seminyak’s hottest bars and restaurants.
Address: Jl. Cendrawasih No.99, Petitenget, Seminyak
8. Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
If you’re looking for space, comfort and that exotic Balinese touch, the Kayumanis villas in Jimbaran will leave all your boxes ticked. These villas don’t come cheap, but according to hundreds of TripAdvisor reviewers, a stay here is worth every cent. One or two-bedroom luxury villas offer an integrated dining and living space, kitchen, swimming pool with timber terrace, open-air bathroom and separate studio that can be set up as an additional bedroom, office, reading room or yoga studio. All this is set in an exotic location amongst the coconut trees, with Jimbaran Bay nearby.
Address: Jalan Yoga Perkanthi, Jimbaran
Phone: +62-361 705 777
9. Mandapa, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Ritz-Carlton is one of the most respected names in the high-end hotel industry, so you can expect nothing but the best from their stunning Ubud property. Mandapa offers 60 suites and villas surrounded by rice paddies and the Ayung River, leading one TripAdvisor user to comment, “Words cannot adequately describe how wonderful this place is.” The property offers several stunning restaurants, including a poolside bar where you can sip cocktails under your own private cabana, and the Mandapa Spa where you can indulge in lavish beauty treatments in a unique riverside setting.
Address: Jl. Kedewatan, Banjar Kedewatan, Ubud,
Phone: +62 361 4792777
10. Komaneka at Tanggayuda
Well worth the hefty price tag, Komaneka is the kind of hotel that will leave you speechless. This hidden sanctuary is a 10-minute drive west of Ubud, high on the cliffs in the middle of the jungle where its slightly higher elevation provides cool, fresh air. Using bold, contemporary architecture with a distinctly Balinese touch, Komaneka offers a selection of private villas, a library, yoga studio, spa, two main swimming pools, gym and jogging track that winds around the property. The only downside of this hotel, according to TripAdvisor users? You’ll be so happy here it will be impossible to leave.
Address: Br. Tanggayuda, Kedewatan, Ubud
Phone: +62 361 978123