With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives. Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
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Alila Jakarta offers a cool, modern retreat for young urbanites and executives. The hotel’s clean, modern lines embrace an abstract-minimalist interior.
Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort is nestled between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali's most sacred mountain. All rooms and suites face the ocean.
Alila Ubud is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high up on the edge of the rich green Ayung River valley in Bali’s central foothills.
Alila Villas Soori
Located along the southwest coast of Bali, all the individual villas are generous with space and light, and contain all the critical design elements and amenities associated with modern luxury living.
Alila Villas Uluwatu
The contemporary Balinese villas are designed to make the most of these stunning views and all have a private pool looking out over the Indian Ocean.
Amandari is perched above the verdant Ayung River gorge outside the artist’s community of Ubud, it overlooks natural forest and an emerald green cascade of rice paddies, tilled as they have been for centuries.
Amanikan is a 32-metre Phinisi coastal cruiser custom-built for Amanresorts. It is ideal for private cruises for one or two couples or a family.
Opulent, secluded and exuding in class this resorts offers quality found in few other places and is one of our favourites in Southeast Asia.
This property is undoubtedly one of the most luxurious in Indonesia. It has world class accommodation with fine dining and discreet service.
Without doubt the most stunning property in Bali's arid Bukit Peninsula. It has just 35 luxurious suites, all with four-poster beds and round tables for private dining, a sunken indoor bath, outdoor shower, a garden courtyard and a terrace.
An exclusive, opulent island hideaway with stunning tented accommodation, Amanwana is a nature camp and wilderness hideaway.
Ametis Villa Bali
Located in the sleepy coastal village of Canggu, Ametis is a contemporary villa resort offering a choice of exclusive private, pool villa compounds that cater for up to eight guests.
Belmond Jimbaran Puri Bali
As far as beaches go, Jimbaran Bay is arguably one of the best on the island and the quality of the hotel matches this.
Blue Moon Villas
Set in a lush tropical garden with two swimming pools overlooking the ocean, Blue Moon Villas is the perfect place to relax in Amed, East Bali.
Bukit Lawang Ecolodge
This simple hotel is well located with fantastic views over the Sungai Bohorak river. It is the perfect place to base yourself if you would like to embark on a trek to see the orang-utan and other wildlife.
Cocotinos is set within an old coconut grove fronting over 300 meters of white-sand beach, part of which is a private cove.
The Damai consists of just eight private bungalows, all of which feature antiques, fine woods and beautiful textiles recreating ancient Indonesian patterns.
The Dharmawangsa is a welcoming and comfortable property offering a luxurious retreat from an otherwise bustling city.
A fantastic all villa property in Seminyak. Whilst not directly on the beach, you are only a short stroll away and the villas more than make up for its lack of beach location.
One of the best hotels on Bali, the Four Seasons has an intimate feel with a very private location. The beach is good and the simple open air restaurants are within easy walking distance along the beach.
Ijen Resort & Villas
A fabulous resort with breathtaking views and great service, Ijen offers a comfortable base for exploring the unspoilt beauty of East Java.
InterContinental Bali Resort
The InterContinental is blessed with an endless stretch of white sandy beachfront as its stunning backdrop and the resort itself integrates ornamental ponds, a winding lagoon and aesthetic stonework which give it a Balinese feel.
Java Banana is the best accommodation near to Mount Bromo and is at a height of 2,000 metres above sea level. It is open plan cabin style, the interiors contemporary in design and well furnished and the suites have small balconies.
Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp
Accessed by a partially unpaved track and located in a secluded and rugged cove with a stunning white sand beach, the Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp occupies a beautifully untouched and remote setting.
Jeeva Klui is one of the best boutique hotels in Senggigi. If you are looking for a characterful hotel on a peaceful beach, then look no further!
Situated inside the Gunung Leuser National Park, Jungle Lodge has an enviable location perched above the crystal clear Bamboo River.
Located on the east coast of Gili Meno, the Karma Reef is situated on its own stretch of white sand beach and small reef where turtles are often spotted.
The Katharina Phinisi is an elegant two-masted schooner with main sails, top-sails and three jibs. It offers an excellent standard of reliability, safety and comfort for cruising the Indonesian archipelago.
Klotok River Boat
Staying beneath the stars in the middle of the jungle has got to be one of the most magical ways to experience Tanjung Puting.
Komaneka at Bisma
The Komaneka at Bisma is located upon the hillsides by the Tjampuhan river valley just ten minutes walk from central Ubud.
Komaneka at Tanggayuda
An excellent value boutique option for those wanting to take advantage of beautiful valley views only a short drive outside Ubud.
Kura Kura Resort
Kura Kura Resort (meaning 'turtle' in Bahasa Indonesia) is the only island property we use off the coast of central Java and indeed the only one on Pulau Menyawakan. It has become a favoured spot for our clients looking to dive, snorkel or simply relax after exploring the sights of Java or jungles of Kalimantan.
The Luce D'Alma Resort on Gili Trawangan is an Italian owned, elegant and distinctive resort secluded in a palm grove.
Although not on the beach, the hotel represents excellent value for private pool villas and some of the best restaurants in Seminyak such as Sarong and Metis are on your doorstep.
Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark hotel full of history. Its graceful architecture, landscaped gardens, pool, spa, gym and tennis court complete the Majapahit's colonial style with modern comforts that make for a pleasant rest on a busy itinerary.
This hotel is probably the warmest and most welcoming five star hotel in Jakarta and there are a lot of hotels to choose from.
Matahari Beach Resort & Spa
Hidden in a quiet part of Bali, Matahari echoes a traditional Balinese village and is a perfect place for those seeking a relaxing stay. It's also A great choice for keen snorkellers.
The Mona Lisa is a traditionally crafted Phinisi Schooner made of iron and teak wood. All of the cabins have individually controlled air conditioning, as well as en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water.
Munduk Moding Plantation
Munduk Moding Plantation is a boutique hotel and spa found on a working coffee plantation that has one of the most picturesque locations in central Bali.
MV Nusa Tara
The MV Nusa is a simple local vessel that is predominantly used for day trips to the Komodo islands. Overnighting on board is an adventurous way to enjoy the area, however facilities are extremely simple.
Naya Gawana Resort and Spa
Naya Gawana Resort & Spa is located on the north west corner of Bali Barat National Park, a quiet and peaceful part of Bali. The resort is the ideal base for those looking to enjoy all of the natural activities that the area has to offer.
Pure indulgence. A friendly relaxed atmosphere on a pleasant stretch of beach surrounded by understated elegance.
As one of the best hotels on the island, the Oberoi Lombok exudes class from the moment you arrive.
The most tranquil and best hotel in Bandung. It is a little bit out of the town but its uniqueness more than makes up for its location out of town.
The property is owned and run by a Swiss-couple and has only ten air-conditioned rooms, all simply decorated but clean and comfortable.
A wonderfully stylish property with 23 villas situated in peaceful gardens behind the beach resort of Sanur.
This colonial style hotel managed by the Accor group offers the facilities and comfort of a modern hotel while maintaining the traditions of the past. It has a pool and spa, while the restaurant specialises in Asian fusion cooking.
Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa
Located in the hills of Tanjungan village an hour from Yogyakarta, Plataran is a small boutique hotel overlooking the ancient relic of Borobudur.
The Plataran Phinisi is a private local vessel that is predominantly used for day trips to the Komodo islands. Facilities are extremely simple and you should speak to your specialist to ensure you are comfortable with this.
The 18 cottages at Puri Dajuma are located in lush tropical gardens that meet an expansive beach, home to row upon row of colourful fishing boats that head out past the breaking waters every day.
Each of the villas are individually furnished with interesting antique pieces from all over the archipelago and the soft furnishings have been specially printed or woven locally to Diana's designs.
Puri Mas Beach Resort encompasses all that is unique to Indonesia. It has high standards of service, is excellent value and a no under 12's policy, meaning this is an excellent choice for couples.
Qunci Villa is a cracking little boutique property representing excellent value for money. Unpretentious and friendly, the rooms have been designed in a stylish but simple lay out, the pick of the bunch are the sea view rooms with great balconies and ocean views.
Rimba Lodge is set right on the edge of the gently flowing Sekonyer river beside Tanjung Puting National Park. The 32 rooms all have fans and mosquito drapes as well as western toilets and showers.
Situated on the quiet side of Seminyak Beach and bordered by the Indian Ocean, the Samaya Seminyak is set amidst lush tropical gardens only five minutes walk from the stylish restaurants and boutique shops of Seminyak.
Sandat Glamping Tents
Set on a quiet rice terrace outside Ubud, the Sandat Glamping Tents are the first of their kind in Bali to blend luxurious safari-style tents and traditional Lumbung with contemporary Italian design and green philosophy.
Spa Village Resort Tembok Bali
This is a new favourite of ours - highly recommended for honeymooners and couples wanting to escape the crowds.
This small boutique property has 34 rooms which are all finished to a high standard with a touch of traditional Balinese design.
Sudamala Suites & Villas
This collection of 35 Suites and Villas, each with a private terrace or balcony, are tastefully appointed in a modern Lombok-style.
Sumba Nautil has a small swimming pool, perfect for the intensely hot days that Sumba is known for with its long dry season. The white sand beaches are a 30 minute walk, bike or horse ride away.
Taman Sari Cottages
Taman Sari blends wonderfully with nature, the simple cottages and suites were built using natural indigenous materials in a relaxed setting surrounded by tranquil gardens and ponds.
Tandjung Sari originally opened in 1962 as a four bungalow extension to the family home of Wija Wawo-Runtu and literally means the Cape of Flowers.
Hidden away in the paddy fields just south of central Ubud, this is a real favourite and represents outstanding value.
An intimate property set amidst beautiful tropical gardens, Tepi Sawah offers spacious, locally owned, Balinese style accommodation on the outskirts of Ubud.
The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah
This hotel is located ten minutes outside Ubud amongst lush rice paddy fields, in some of the most picturesque grounds of any hotel in Bali. It oozes style whilst remaining small and intimate and is superb value for money.
The Legian is one of Bali's finest beach hotels and being so close to the sophisticated area of Seminyak it has numerous superb restaurants just a short walk away.
The Menjangan is spread over four locations within Bali Barat and is ideal for those looking for luxury in an idyllic, natural setting.
Specifically designed for leisure and diving cruises, the vessel offers extensive diving facilities and comfortable communal spaces, with three large deck areas for relaxing either in the sun or in the shade, communal outdoor dining area, and salon with television for viewing guests underwater photographs.
Toraja Heritage Hotel
Well located in Rantepao, the heart of Tana Toraja, this hotel provides great service in a beautiful tropical garden setting and the option to stay in a traditional Tongkonan to get a true feel for the area.
The Tugu Blitar is housed in an old colonial building that was built in the 1850s and previously owned by a distinguished family of Blitar.
Located on the pristine white sand beach of Sire, on the northwest coast of Lombok, Tugu Lombok is one of the very best hotels on the island. In typical Tugu style this property is totally individual in design reflecting the forgotten history of Lombok and Indonesia.
This is a hotel that will surprise and delight from the moment you arrive and is sure to be one of the highlights of your time in Java.
Uma by COMO
This small boutique property is great value and a fantastic setting for couples. A hotel in tune with the creative atmosphere of Ubud.
Surrounded by rice fields, Villa Mathis is a stunning 22 room property located in the village of Umalas. There is a free shuttle during the day to Seminyak for shopping, beaches and restaurants plus complimentary wifi, mountain bikes and afternoon tea.
Located on the beautiful island of Bali, the gently sloping rice terraces and the invigorating sea air make this a sanctum for a complete 'get away from it all' destination.
Wapa Di Ume
The Wapa Di Ume is located just outside of Ubud and is away from the hustle and bustle of the market town. Facilities include a temple-like pool, relaxing spa and restaurant overlooking the paddy fields.