Viceroy Hotel in Ubud, Bali

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Updated: March 3, 2023

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Hotel Essentials
• Location: Fantastic rural setting, about 3 km from Ubud
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: +62 (0)361 971 777
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An infinity pool blends into the sky and jungle.

The curved infinity pool at the Viceroy offers magnificent views of the ravine and features several sun loungers, gazebos, and a swim-up bar.

Viceroy – Romantic, award-winning haven in a spectacular setting.

This sophisticated, family-run boutique resort offers personalized service, with over 170 staff serving just 40 villas and suites. All villas (with one or two bedrooms) are perched along a hillside offering uninterrupted views of the rice fields, forest, and valley. They are all spacious and feature a subtle Balinese design and decor, a marble bathroom, and an espresso machine. The standout feature in each is, of course, the private pool, which is large and uniquely heated. The newer suites are more modest but still luxurious. The main infinity pool is divine and blends into the unspoiled hillside across the river. Adding enormously to the appeal are the elegant CasCades restaurant and world-class, five-star Apéritif Restaurant; both use ingredients from the spice garden and greenhouse on the grounds. With few shops or cafés within walking distance, the Viceroy is isolated but only a short ride to downtown Ubud via the free resort shuttle bus.

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Viceroy – The Location

  • Area: Facing a valley within a forest. The few facilities along the main road, 500m from the resort, are more suited to locals than tourists. However, as more resorts and hotels open up nearby, facilities within walking distance of the resort are improving.
  • Address: Jl. Lanyahan, Br. Nagi, Ubud. Along a paved laneway about 500m from the main road (Jalan Raya Andong). This road extends northeast of Ubud, central Bali’s most popular tourist region—about 3km northeast of Ubud Market.
  • How to Get There: Best to arrange airport transfers with the hotel, which is about 1.5 hours (40km) away, depending on traffic.
  • Handy to: Birdwatching at Petulu village.

Viceroy – The Basics

  • Guests: Almost all guests are couples, with a definite focus on honeymooners.
  • Views: Most villas overlook the valley and pristine forest on the other side of the river.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Every villa features a private pool, which is sizeable and more than just a plunge pool. It is also heated because it gets surprisingly cool in these hilly parts of Ubud.
  • Extras: Free shuttle bus service to downtown Ubud.
  • Parking: Enough free and secure parking spots, but think long and hard before driving anywhere in Bali.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +62 (0)361 971 777
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Viceroy – Amenities

  • Pool: The extraordinary pool faces an untouched hillside and valley. Infinity edges that somehow blend into the forest all around. Luxurious gazebos and swim-up bar.
  • Spa: One of the premier settings on Bali facing the valley, Lembah Spa provides a unique combination of traditional treatments and modern techniques.
  • Fitness Center: Very good size considering the limited number of guests.
  • Activities: Yoga. Lessons in Balinese cooking and dancing. Cycling and hiking tours.
  • Other Facilities: Boutique. Heliport.

Viceroy – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants & Bars: Many ingredients are grown organically within the greenhouse and vegetable/spice garden on the resort grounds. CasCades Restaurant – Exquisite position facing the valley. Top-notch cuisine and very romantic at night. The attached Viceroy Bar shares the same beautiful views. Vast selection of wines, cocktails, and liquor – best enjoyed with live music. • Apéritif – Restaurant & Bar – Probably Bali’s greatest wine list and decor that must be seen to be believed. Even the bathrooms seem to be from a Great Gatsby movie. Recently voted Indonesia’s Best Restaurant. Degustation menus available.
  • Breakfast: Can be included depending on the room and how it was booked.
  • Room Service: Available 24/7.

Viceroy – Rooms

  • Room Types: Junior Suite • Pool Suite • Terrace Pool Villa • Deluxe Terrace Pool Villa • Elephant Villa • Vice Regal Villa • Viceroy Villa • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Strict no-smoking policy. Check with reception before lighting up.
  • Best Room: All accommodations are gorgeous, so defining the ‘best’ is almost impossible. The signature Viceroy Villas are truly presidential: sumptuous, with two bedrooms and marble bathrooms, a living/dining area, and a large heated pool.
  • For Families: A few villas have two bedrooms and a separate living/dining area. Some suites (with one bedroom) have connecting doors. However, the Viceroy is not set up that well for families.

Viceroy – Local Transport

  • Walking & Cycling: Some pleasant strolls among rice fields just up the street, but too far for anything else on foot. The roads are too steep, narrow, and potholed for cycling. Ask the hotel about bike rentals.
  • Public Transport: There is no reliable public transport anywhere in or around Ubud.
  • Cars & Taxis: Car rental can be arranged at the hotel, but driving anywhere in Bali is not recommended. Metered taxis from southern Bali can drop passengers off in Ubud but are forbidden to operate here. So the best (and really, only) option for day trips is to charter a car with a driver through the hotel.
  • Motorbikes: Motorbikes are easy to rent and popular for visiting local attractions without the traffic of southern Bali. There’s a motorbike taxi called an ojek. Drivers might not come out this far, but try booking one at a set rate using the downloadable apps Grab and Gojek.
  • Shuttle Bus: For towns popular with tourists (e.g. Kuta and Sanur), shuttle buses are comfortable and cheap. Buy a ticket at a travel agency for a shuttle bus. Some companies pick up guests from their hotels, but buses for Perama (the sole island-wide operator) only leave from its office on Jalan Hanoman street, 4km away. .

Viceroy – What’s Nearby?

Best Nearby Restaurants & Bars

  • The only places to eat or drink within walking distance are in the neighboring Kamandalu resort, 250m along the laneway towards the main road. Options include the poolside Aira Café, open all day for casual, tasty meals.

Otherwise, hop on the resort shuttle bus and try these long-standing favorites::

  • Murni’s Warung – On four levels facing a river and ravine, it’s been legendary since the mid-1970s. Range of Indonesian, Thai, and French food. Serene position on the outskirts of Ubud. Art shop inside.
  • Ibu Oka – This also has been around since the ‘70s (but has moved since). Still one of the finest for its elegant decor and extensive menu and wine list. Convenient (and busy) position along Monkey Forest Road.
  • Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner – Specializes in roast duck, although other meals are available. Cozy setting with private areas and cushions. On trendy Jalan Hanoman street.
  • Café Wayan – Extensive garden setting midway along crowded Monkey Forest Road. Romantic setting and not as expensive as imagined. Also, a bakery.

Nearby Shops

  • A basic grocery shop is on the laneway to the resort. Along the busy main road (500m from the resort) are some minimarts and souvenir shops, but little else. So, arrange a shuttle bus with the resort to central Ubud and visit Jalan Hanoman street (3km), where the trendy boutiques and chic restaurants rival Seminyak these days.

Nearby Attraction

  • Petulu – About 2.5 km up the main road (ask for exact directions at the turn-off to the village). For reasons no one understands, hundreds of white herons and egrets have been flocking for decades to trees in this village only, arriving en masse from about 4 pm daily. It’s a remarkable sight, best enjoyed from a low-key café among the rice fields.

Viceroy – The Hotel

Colorful ornate buildings line the street.

The Viceroy resort is about 3km northeast of Ubud, central Bali’s most popular tourist region.

A sign reads, "Viceroy Bali" on an entrance check point.

The Viceroy is about 500m from the main road and sits along a serene hillside in the jungle with views of the ravine known as the Valley of the Kings.

A small white lobby exterior with a thatched roof.

The thatched roof of the lobby sets the tone for this exquisite boutique resort.

Staff answer phones at desks in an open-air lobby.

The open-air reception.

A fountain overlooks the valley and villas.

The views of the ravine and jungle.

Two love seats sit under a thatched roof in the sun.

Under the grass and bamboo thatched roof.

Plots of dark soil grow green leafy plants.

Guests are welcome to wander around the spice and vegetable gardens on the resort grounds.

Green plants grow in ordered rows.

More gardens.

A greenhouse with plant boxes.

Chefs source some of the ingredients used in restaurant meals from the onsite greenhouse and gardens.

A large golf cart that seats 6 people.

Although unnecessary, a golf buggy is available to transport guests around the grounds.

A green helipad.

The resort offers a helipad.

An infinity pool overlooks the jungle.

The main infinity pool is perched along the hillside facing the valley and forest.

An infinity pool with lounge chairs sits in the sun.

The main resort pool is particularly striking.

Lounge chairs and a gazebo sits on a green lawn.

There are plenty of lounge chairs around the pool and lawns at the Viceroy.

A mattress sits under a thatched gazebo.

Gazebos sit alongside the pool.

A White building sits by a garden.

The Viceroy offers just 40 villas and suites.

Thatched roof villas sit in the jungle.

Most villas are perched along a hillside and provide unobstructed views of the unspoiled jungle.

Two single beds sit behind a large tan couch.

The two-bed Deluxe Terrace Villa.

A marble bathtub.

The marble bathroom in the Deluxe Terrace Villa has a tub, two vanities, and a shower, not seen in the photo.

A view of two beds from a bathroom.

The view from the bathroom to the main room.

A large tan couch sits in front of a tv in a marble hotel room.

The living room with a large flat-screen tv, sofa, and Bower & Wilkins Zeppelin speaker​. There is also an adjoining villa option for families.

A cobalt blue pool next to lounge chairs and a gazebo.

The heated private pool in each villa has infinity edges and a gazebo alongside.

A wide view of a hotel room with a high thatched roof ceiling.

Villas wonderfully combine the traditional (e.g., art) with the modern (e.g., sound system).

A king bed sits in a marble floored room with sliding doors next to a private infinity pool.

Here’s the King Deluxe Terrace Villa bed.

A bath tub, sink, and shower in a marble bathroom.

At this angle, the open rainshower is visible in the bathroom that allows for privacy in the Deluxe Terrace Villa.

A small private infinity pool sits next to a gazebo and lounge chairs on a balcony.

The large terrace with a private heated infinity pool, gazebo, and lounge chairs overlooks the jungle.

A table with a couch seat overlooks the jungle in an open-air restaurant.

The resort’s spectacular views from CasCades Restaurant are even more romantic at night.

A plate of beef rendang sits next to rice and salts.

The impressive menu at CasCades offers contemporary versions of traditional Indonesian food (such as beef rendang).

A desk with the words Apéritif lit up on the wood.

Apéritif Restaurant at the Viceroy has won numerous international awards and offers fine dining and a degustation menu.

Tables and dark wood chairs sit on black and white square tiled floors.

The 1920s-style décor of the Apéritif Restaurant is stunning.

A wall of stored wine bottles are backlit.

The Apéritif Restaurant offers 180 wines curated by a Sommelier.

Servers stock a wood carved cocktail bar.

Apéritif bar, designed with a 1930’s theme, serves beautifully crafted cocktails by a mixologist. The bar also offers a cocktail masterclass.

A pool table with balls set up to play.

The pool table adds to the iconic status of the Apéritif Restaurant and Bar at the Viceroy.

A grand piano sits in front of a bar.

There’s also live music.

A cocktail sits next to a booklet of drinks.

Here’s a sample from the Cocktail Anthology describing each drink and its history.

Workout equipment in a gym.

Other amenities include a fitness center, the Lembah Spa, yoga classes in the garden, Balinese culture classes, and a library.

Clothes and purses on display in a gift shop.

The hotel has a gift shop.

An ornately designed building.

Along the paved laneway to the resort from the main road is a quaint village with a banjar hall used for meetings.

A small shot next to the road.

This is the only shop between the resort entrance and the main road, about 500m away.

A market store front.

More tourist facilities are opening as more resorts and hotels open up along the main road, about 500m away. This supermarket and bakery is approximately 1.5km south down the main road from the resort.

Two chairs and a table sit outside next to plants.

The only restaurants and bars within walking distance of the Viceroy are at the neighboring Kamandalu resort, about 250m towards the main road.

A table with blue cushions sits on the floor.

Take the resort shuttle bus to Bebek Bengil (next to the large Coco Supermarket), famous for its crispy roast duck and inviting garden setting.

Tables with a jungle view at Murni's Warung restaurant.

Take the resort shuttle bus and try traditional Indonesian food at the renowned Murni’s Warung restaurant in a quieter part of Ubud.

Tables line the street at Ibu Rai Restaurant.

Another long-standing favorite worth booking ahead for is the Ibu Rai Restaurant, conveniently along Monkey Forest Road in central Ubud.

Cushions sit on the floor next to a dining table at Cafe Wayan.

Cafe Wayan, also along Monkey Forest Road in central Ubud, has been around since 1986.

A person on a motorcycle drives on a road next to a green rice field.

The area north of the resort entrance is worth exploring on foot, but some of this road is unpaved.

store fronts line a street.

About 10 minutes by shuttle bus from the resort are all the boutiques and restaurants along Jalan Hanoman street in central Ubud.

Dream catchers and small statues sit on shelves at a store.

Undergoing a complete reconstruction in 2022, the Ubud Market is also accessible by resort shuttle bus.

A monkey plays by a tree and scupture.

Worth visiting (especially early in the morning) is the Monkey Forest sanctuary within the central part of Ubud. Check rates and availability: Viceroy

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