Alam Sari Keliki Resort & Spa3.5 out of 5.0
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Alam Sari is an ideal choice to enjoy the delights of Balinese village life, while still being close to Ubud and all that it offers. The staff are drawn from Keliki village and offer a range of local activities (walks in the village, Balinese cookery and drawing classes, teaching English in the local school, learning about their extensive organic gardens). The accommodation is excellent and the pool and grounds very peaceful. The restaurant is not of the best standard, but the staff more than make up for this. We would definitely staff her again.
Stayed there for a night on my special day and my main expectation was the room view and surrounding - peaceful wet foggy tropical forests , however it turned out to " didn't meet expectation" at all PROS : Friendly staff A cake set up in the room was a nice gesture Fresh water in the pool and bathroom Beautiful green jungle view and organic garden if you go up. The one hard pillow and one soft pillow is a nice combo! CONS : You would sense a moldy / humid smell in the room, on the sheets and fabrics but (I personally thought) it's tolerable due to its location in the middle of the forests. However they put this automatic room air freshener on the top of the wardrobe facing to the bed and it sprays chemical fragrance every 20 minutes! Definitely a no no during the night time.I would suggest to use more nature products that you can easily find anywhere in Bali like coffee ground or lemon grass. I believe it costs less as well. WIFI was very weak, and did not work at all during our stay. Shared my feedbacks to reception and she said that iPhone often had problem with it. I did not comment more after that. Local cellular signal was also weak due to its remote location, so for those who needs good internet connection needs to be very patient as both connections are unstable. No hand spray near the toilet bowl (it's important bathroom feature for Indonesian/ Southeast Asian) Very limited basic breakfast options : started with a tiny cup of coffee / tea and a piece of bread ( 4 pieces for 4 of us!) and you can only choose 1 menu from the list (western or local delight). We chose fried rice which stated that it came up with chicken and I have confirmed with the waiter but we got fried rice which had been cooked in advance (the rice was not even warm when it served in our table) and it has no chicken at all - not even the shredded ones mixed with the rice. We did not report about the chicken to the waiter, and we also needed to ask for shrimp crackers (which was a major condiment for nasi goreng Indonesia and they should put it together already). Sambal sauce was not served unless you ask for it. Slices of tropical fruits included as part of breakfast would be really nice considering they have their own organic garden but nothing was given as it's one of the breakfast menu (served with yoghurt) and you could not choose others if you choose the fruits one. Bali is a tropical fruit paradise, meaning it's not cost a lot (or maybe you can grow them on your own garden) and they should have it as breakfast pass around. Drinking water was also will not be served unless you ask the waiter for it. Traffic noise was also an issue, we could hear it from the pool, the restaurant, the lobby as the main road was just down the cliff.Laying down on a sun chairs in the pool : pleasure to the eyes, no pleasure to the ears. Our main issue was the room, we booked a Deluxe Family Room which stated on their website to have a look out view over the swimming pool and coconut groves, with a really nice pictures with the green view, swimming pool, and a long chair on the balcony/ terrace however we are quite shocked to find out that the room we're given was facing to the walls and the restaurant / lobby rooftop with no view at all. no long chair on our terrace and we could hear people chattering behind the wall. I shared my feedbacks directly with the reception, told her that this was not as seen as in the pictures on the website, she kept saying that what explained on the website was a Deluxe room and not a family room, and she apologized that she could not move us to any other room because they were fully booked. (later I checked the room availability online (Agoda App) and saw they still have one Suite available on the same night, maybe it was an error from the online website or maybe The Suite indeed available but it was way more expensive than what we paid for so there was no chance to move us to that room). I did not tell the Reception about that as simply I did not want to be pushy on my special day. The lady who checked us in offered to compensate our inconvenience with a massage treatment for 1 person ( which I thanked her) but I had to reject it because that would be unfair for my other 3 friends. TIPS : If you're looking for a room with a nice view , stay away from Bouganville 1 & 2 ! Pictures showed online could be really different with reality. This hotel is not suitable for elderly as you need to pass lots of steep stairs (could be slippery on rainy days) before you can reach lobby and some rooms. Be prepared to see some insects in the bathroom as it is semi open air with plantation inside and due its location in the mid of forests (pretty common in Ubud hotels ) We had a chance to go up and see some other rooms and organic garden, indeed they have some nice rooms with jungle view. If you want to stay here, you better call them in advance and ensure you won't get the wall view. If you are sensitive with noises, this hotel might not for you unless you have room on the upper hill (not sure about the room type), but you will definitely hear it if you are in the pool chairs and restaurants during breakfast. Live Rindik instrument played was wonderful but breakfast experience could've been better if they are willing to pay some attention to the little things which matters like condiments, drinking water, some pass around like fruits or introduced some local "japan pasar" to their guests.
Aside from the mystical lush jungle location, one of the first things I took note of at Alam Sari was the warm greeting from virtually every member of their staff. Such a genuine and authentic welcoming party is hard not to appreciate. Beautiful authentic smiles right away made me feel right at home from the second I arrived. Set on the side of a sloping jungle hill, the venue boasts beautiful picturesque views and has a genuine feel of traditional Bali, absent any fancy overdone features, or shiny bells and whistles. The simplicity of the space, combined with the luxury you would expect from many other Bali venues makes for the perfect combination of features, clearly an environment designed to inspire a state of relaxation and tranquility. The master suite was straight out of a fairy tale! Large room with plenty of space, a beautiful over sized bathroom and a huge lounge, with multiple areas for cozy relaxation, private meals, and lots of room for single or group yoga with the ultimate jungle landscape as a backdrop to set for an enchanting getaway. Even equipped with a full kitchen and movie lounge space! Even considering all of the above, what I appreciated most about this stay was having a chance to sit down with Aprile, the visionary behind this majestic jungle oasis. Behind this beautiful creation lies a very inspired vision to support the cultural sustainability of Bali. Tourists first began coming here with a primary purpose of experiencing the deep cultural energetic side of the island and its people. Over time and with the advent of over populated areas with huge hotels and little care or concern for the long term effects tourism has on the island, that vision has become a bit blurry. It seems Alam Sari represents so much more than just a nice holiday getaway destination. It stands as a beacon for cultural preservation and active community enrichment and participation. Bali Tourism has much to learn from this values driven approach to business designed to support people over profit. Hats off to Alam Sari and their team for helping to pioneer such a noble vision and initiative. Definitely something to see and experience while on the island! P.S. they make the best home made croissants I have EVER eaten in my life! :)
We stayed here for 5 nights. The surrounding natural beauty is breathtaking and the resort is rustic. I would recommend staying for the home made breakfast, using locally sourced ingredients...absolutely delicious. The resort is small and offers a shuttle service to Ubud three times a day. They can arrange a taxi for you and the staff are extremely helpful.
This stay was a wonderful 10 day experience with a group of friends here for yoga, relaxation, sightseeing and a taste of Bali. The Alam Sari did not disappoint on all accounts! The staff were impeccable and so friendly, the meals amazing from their own organic garden, the coconut ice cream a definite highlight. Lovely rooms and facilities including a pool, plunge pool, meditation room and yoga space and on site spa. A definite must is a local village tour with the village cooking class, such an amazing experience! The Alam Sari is very central to all the places you'd like to explore in Bali and very close to the hustle and excitement that is Ubud! The staff here could not do enough to ensure our stay was all that we wanted. I highly recommend the Alam Sari!
I stayed around Alam Sari for 10 days on a yoga retreat and I am have many good things to say! The staff were all so lovely and happy to help us! I always left my room in a big mess and would come home to all my things arranged neatly and organised very nicely 😊 The food is yummy! They have tempura veggies, nasi goreng, spinach pasta and lots more! The coconut ice cream they use for dessert is addictive! And the coconut porridge is delicious. Everything tastes very fresh and they have many healthy options using things from the garden. The cooking class offered is an amazing experience, it was one of the highlights of my trip. You get to see the local village and learn about the culture and spiritual practices and also learn to make delicious food and eat it too! The village tour is also a nice way to explore and learn more, Putu allowed us to go where we want and also waited a very long time for us to stop for shopping, and was still smiling : ) the art school is beautiful The facilities are nice, there is a pool, as well as a smaller plunge type pool near the ganesha villa that used to be the spa/jacuzzi but no longer works. There is also a meditation room which has yoga mats and props! The spa is small but also nice :)
Our small family very much enjoyed our 3 nights at Alam Sari in June 2017. We booked on the recommendation of friends who had stayed there some years ago and were not disappointed. The resort is committed to eco-friendly practices (incuding limiting the use of plastics), employing local people from the nearby village of Keliki, and supporting cultural maintenance activities in the Keliki. The rooms are large and well appointed, Balinese-style, with air-con and private bathroom (our family room, Mangga, had 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms with a shower and toilet each). The staff were wonderful - super-welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The pool is as good as the pictures look and we spent a lot of time in and around it. The restaurant was open all day and the food delicious and varied enough for all our tastes - some Balinese, Indonesian and more western as well - sometimes we ordered food by the pool, and in the evening we chose to eat at the resort rather than race around busy Ubud. There is a free shuttle into Ubud 3 times a day (9, 12, 5). We went to a dance show one night and arranged for Putu to collect us afterwards (100,000 IRP) - he was ready with a smile when we emerged and we had a late simple supper back at the resort when we returned. The absolute highlights of our stay at Alam Sari were the cultural elements: Putu guided us through the resort's garden and Keliki village the first morning we were there and this gave us a much greater understanding of the Balinese way of life. The tour included a stop at the Keliki painting school - a place for the village painting 'masters' to pass on their cultural traditions. There is no pressure to buy, but if you do, 80-90% of your purchase price is returned to the individual artist - many of them children and young people which helps them financially with their education. The second morning Dewa picked us up for a cooking class - first we walked around some more parts of the village, this time learning about the food production as well as some Balinese philosophies. We arrived at his family compound and had a cooking class where we learned how to cook 5 different dishes - all delicious! Our daughter (10) was captivated for the entire time too! We also learned a little more about family and village life which has been going on in similar style for over 800 years. The only negative for our stay was the noisy road below our family room: much (friendly) beeping to the spirits as bikes cross the ravine, and some very loud motorbike engines at times. There are 2 other family rooms and other rooms and villas which are not so noisy, but without the spectacular view to Mt Agung in the morning and/or proximity to the pool. If you contact the resort you can discuss your needs and preferences. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff at Alam Sari. We intend to return - having the opportunity to be shown aspects of the Balinese culture in such a welcoming environment is very special.
Wow this is a friendly place set in a jungle oasis. With the singing yoga lessons and the food straight from their own garden to your plate you can taste the freshness. Awesome place with fantastic attentive staff...if you wana connect with nature this one is for you!
When we arrived to the resort, we were met by Aprile, her general manager, Bagus and her amazing, generous and humble staff. We immediately felt welcome and we were treated like family from the moment we walked in. The resort is surrounded by nature and the grounding feeling of the earth, the trees and the plants is simply indescribable. Aprile has a deep and intense desire to keep the Balinese culture within the resort, to inform people of the beauty, the compassion, the purity, the love and the trust behind their gestures, their belief and their complete gratitude.
We came here on recommendation of two friends. This stay has been exceptional! Our room is great and the beds luxurious. The pool is beautiful and the views are stunning. We can even see Mount Agung from our room. The staff are so kind and friendly. On my first night here, I had a fall in town and badly grazed my leg- not only did they help me clean it but were very attentive to me around the hotel asking how I was. The food is also great. Breakfast includes homemade croissants and jam and very good coffee. You can go to the organic garden and get vegetables, fruits and spices too. Alam Sari is not just coming to a hotel but also learning about the local culture. Included in your stay will be a walk around the local rice paddies fields and village, with a visit to a local art school at the end. The guide is very informative and tells you about the organic garden to the locals ways of life. You can also get a free shuttle tour to Ubud in the day there and back which is a great way to explore town. To top it off we had a cooking class booked through the hotel where went to a beautiful Balinese house and learnt to cook and ate some very tasty local food including corn fritters cooked in coconut oil and chicken curry. Blew our minds. The hospitality here is world class, we shall be back!
- Free breakfast
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located 2 mi (3.2 km) from Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Alam Sari Keliki Resort & Spa is within a 10-minute drive of Tegallalang Handicraft Center. This 12-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Tirta Empul Temple and Gaya Art Space are also within a 15-minute drive.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.
The 12 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, hair dryers, and safes.
Alam Sari Keliki Resort & Spa features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for IDR 375000 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa resort include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.
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84% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 277 reviews