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.
An intimate property set amidst beautiful tropical gardens with views over rice fields, Tepi Sawah offers spacious, locally-owned accommodation just a short distance from Ubud town. The peaceful swimming pool area has been built in a traditional Balinese style and makes a wonderful escape after exploring the sights and sounds of Ubud. The property also has a small spa offering a variety of treatments at very reasonable prices, providing complete relaxation. Accommodation is in a handful of tastefully decorated villas, with each room offering ample living space and modern amenities for convenience and comfort. In the evening, guests can choose to eat at one of the two on site restaurants, both of which serve delicious Indonesian dishes and Western favourites.
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There are five villa categories for guests to choose from, with all but the private Campuhan Villa housed in two storey buildings dotted around the lush topical gardens. The entry-level Batuan Villas are located across two floors, offering twin beds and either a garden or rice paddy view from a private balcony or veranda. The slightly more spacious Taman Villas have a double bed or twin beds and tropical garden views, while the Peliatan Villas are located on the first floor and offer an impressive 200 square metres of space. Ubud Villas offer a touch more luxury, with private verandas, four poster beds and views over the rice paddy fields. They can also be converted into two or three bedroom villas for families or larger groups. However, the Campuhan Villa is the best option for those seeking complete privacy as it's housed in its own bamboo-roofed building, featuring an open-air shower and views of the rice paddy fields.
Amenities in each villa include air conditioning, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, a safe, hairdryer and minibar, with en suite bathrooms featuring both showers and bath tubs.
The property has a rural setting just off Jalan Suweta, and is two kilometres north of Ubud’s bustling town centre; where guests will find a wide selection of restaurants, markets and shops.
Food and drink
Bale Banjar Restaurant is an intimate venue open to hotel guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Indonesian and Western dishes. The larger Tepi Sawah Restaurant is located at the front of the property and is open to the public for lunch and dinner. The smoked duck is the house speciality, while a variety of cocktails and other beverages can also be enjoyed.
Facilities and activities
The property has an outdoor swimming pool and a boutique selling clothes, accessories and handicrafts. Guests can take part in activities such as painting, wood carving and offering making classes for an additional fee. The spa offers a range of treatments and massages, and there's a laundry and dry cleaning service.
A great value option that makes a comfortable base for those looking to explore all that Ubud has to offer.
Ubud tour ideas
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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.
The Komaneka at Bisma is located upon the hillsides by the Tjampuhan river valley just ten minutes walk from central Ubud.
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.
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.
Uma By Como combines a contemporary style with the feel of a traditional Balinese village, surrounded by lush foliage and just a short drive or 30 minute walk away from central Ubud.
A charming traditional style Balinese Resort, situated amongst the emerald green rice terraces just 5 minutes outside of Ubud town centre.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Mount Agung is Bali's highest and most sacred mountain. At 3,142m its peak can be seen from right across the island and the Hindu population all line their beds toward it and sleep with their heads pointing in its direction as a sign of respect.
Cycle through colourful Balinese towns to the village of Jatiluwih (meaning 'really, really beautiful') which is famous for its magnificent panorama of the rice field terraces in this area.