On checking in at Alila Villas Soori, we were taken on a golf buggy to our villa for the next few days. The road from the open air lobby took us past the villas along tree lined lanes of the resort to our new destination, Ocean View Villa 204. Massive wooden doors were unlocked and opened to see a spectacular view directly to the ocean.
The Ocean View Villa has one main bedroom and a plunge pool. The entrance to the villa is shared with one other, the beach view villa below it. On walking in, you can see through the grounds past the private cabana and plunge pool to the ocean and and stunning black sand beach. The entrance of the villa takes you directly into the large bedroom. Connected to this is the lounge/ desk area with doors that open onto the plunge pool. This has a large day bed next to the doorway for indoor lounging.
The large bathroom has his and hers vanities and dressing areas with specific toiletries products from the Alila branded range for him and her. There is a large bath and separate indoor shower, and toilet. One of our favourite features of the room was the outdoor shower surrounded by tropical plants, which we used in preference to the normal shower. Why shower indoors when you can shower with nature!
By the large stone bath there is a menu of bathing rituals offered by the Spa, which can include champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, tropical fruits and cocktails with accompanying bath oils and salts to complement the experience. Just in case you feel you need to turn up the glamour and relaxation to maximum.
The villa is very spacious with plenty of room for a couple with a small child. We loved the crisp king size bed, and Saxon was very comfortable sleeping on the single bed size day bed, that housekeeping had made up for him prior to our arrival.
The design of the villas is very clean modern Asian, lots of dark woods, natural colours and finishes, and clean design. Alila Hotels and Resorts are known for their commitment to beautifully designed properties and Alila Villas Soori design is complementary to the stunning natural beauty that surrounds it in the Tabanan area.
As gorgeous as the villa is, in my opinion, the best spot to relax was in the cabana on the enormous day bed by the private pool. This too was thoughtfully stocked with Alila toiletries: sunscreen, insect repellant and cooling facial mist and a room service menu close to hand. On our last morning at Alila Villas Soori we enjoyed our A La Carte breakfast in the cabana and highly recommend it as part of your Alila Soori experience. The wifi reaches the cabana and the pool is just steps away when you need to refresh and go for a dip. The Spa can also offer many of their treatments in the privacy of the Villa, and I could think of nothing more relaxing than an Alila Signature massage in the cabana with a cool breeze, listening to the ocean.
The villa has all the features we expect in a 5 star property: free Wi-Fi , well stocked mini-bar, and a coffee machine. This is the place to stay to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak.
Villa Number: 204
Villa Type: One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa
RoomCritic Resort Villa Review
Overall, would we recommend this hotel to our friends? YES
- The size of the room felt… Tiny | Ample | Spacious | Palatial
- The view from the room is of the… Wall | District | Garden | City | Ocean
- The hotel room decor is… Dated | Boring | Modern | Modern Swanky
- The size of the bathroom was… Pokey | Small | Roomy | Massive
- The size of the bath was… Not Available | Small | Standard | Large
- The bathroom amenities are… No brand | Hotel Brand | Standard | Luxury
- Storage space in the room was… Limited | Average | Plentiful | Walk Ins!
- Wi-Fi access in the room was… None | Paid | Free – Standard
- Noise from outside the room was… Like Central Station | Bearable | None
- The mini-bar was… None| Nothing special | Everything You’d Want | Some items complimentary
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