Pros

  • Beachside location, a short drive from local attractions
  • Pleasant, unfussy rooms with lovely marble bathrooms
  • Beautiful grounds and common areas with traditional statuary
  • Large number of restaurants with cuisine from around the world
  • Balinese Theater with dinner theater and dance performances on-site
  • Free buffet breakfast with international fare
  • Camp Ananda children's club with playground and babysitting services
  • Enormous luxury spa with an array of health and beauty treatments
  • Large fitness center plus tennis and squash courts
  • Multiple meeting and event spaces
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout
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Cons

  • Not within walking distance of local attractions
  • Dated decor in some of the rooms
  • Some on-site facilities close early
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Bottom Line

Formerly the Bali Hilton, the 541-room Ayodya Resort Bali is a sprawling, upscale beachside property with an enormous spa, a fitness center, a colorful kids' club with a big playground, and lagoon-style and infinity pools. Extensive meeting facilities also make the Ayodya Resort an obvious venue for conferences and events, and there are plenty of restaurants with cuisine ranging from Italian pastas to Japanese teppanyaki. Most rooms have attractive Balinese decor and marble bathrooms are lovely, though some furniture looks a touch dated -- still, they're a great value for this caliber. While the beachside location makes the Ayodya Resort a popular choice, just note that there's little within walking distance.

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Ayodya Resort Bali

Scene

Sprawling beachside resort with facilities for families, business travelers, and couples

The Ayodya Resort Bali attracts a wide range of travelers -- from business people looking for large conference and meeting facilities to couples to families seeking a little R&R with kids in tow. This enormous resort is designed to resemble a traditional Balinese temple, with large lake-like fountains featuring water-spouting dragon statues, pagoda-style structures with orange roofs, and exposed wooden beam ceilings in common areas and arching over walkways that lead through the lush resort. The semi-open lobby features wooden floors and columns that support a large roof and include a collection of traditional statuary, such as a temple-style structure at its center. 

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Location

Beachside location in southeastern Bali

Ayodya Resort Bali is located right on the beach on Bali's southeastern coast, in a pleasant area dominated by other high-end hotels. It's a 25-minute drive to the town of Kuta, and getting to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park takes about the same amount of time. The Uluwatu Temple is about a 40-minute drive. It's a 25-minute drive to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, and Ubud is slightly more than an hour away.

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Rooms

Rooms and suites with simple but pleasant Thai-style decor and marble bathrooms

The Ayodya offers a variety of rooms and suites in four categories: Deluxe Rooms, Garden Rooms, Palace Rooms, and Suites with separate lounges. The Ayodya also offers a variety of rooms in its Palace, a "resort within a resort" that's equivalent to a club floor and has its own exclusive lounge. Rooms have wooden floors and simple, Balinese style with limited wall art and in some rooms, slightly dated furniture (the bamboo and rattan furniture in the Deluxe Room we saw, for example). Most rooms have a largely contemporary look, but Balinese influences can be felt in colorful, intricate patterns on accent pillows and headboards in some units, and the incorporation of local building materials. All come with mini-fridges, kettles, and flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are marble and have dual sinks, and while Deluxe Rooms have shower/tub combos, higher-end rooms come with separate tubs and large walk-in showers. 

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Features

Numerous facilities include luxury spa, multiple pools, kids' club, and large meeting facilities 

The Ayodya offers a large number of facilities for families, business travelers, and vacationing couples. There's an enormous lagoon-style swimming pool with a smaller wading pool for children, along with an elegant, romantic infinity pool with views of the sea. There's also a sandy (but not private) beach in front of the property, along with a grassy area with lounge chairs and parasols exclusively for guests' use. The resort also has a largish gym with ellipticals, treadmills, free weights, and weight-training machines, along with tennis and squash courts. 

The resort's spa -- Ayodya Spa by Mandara-- is particularly impressive, with numerous treatment rooms for individuals, Spa Villas with steam rooms and bath tubs especially for couples, and a huge range of offerings, from mani/pedis to reflexology treatments. Parents can drop off their kids at Camp Ananda, a colorful kids' club with a wide range of activities, babysitting services, and outdoor playground, before their spa treatments. There's also a shopping arcade with shops selling apparel, gifts, and basic sundries.

For business travelers, the Ayodya offers a large Meeting Center with an office and six meeting rooms, the largest of which can seat up to 80 guests theater style. The resort's ballroom -- the Samudra Room -- can hold cocktail receptions of up to 600 people and has additional space on its veranda. There are three additional interconnecting rooms, which can collectively seat up to 120 guests. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. 

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All-Inclusive / Food

Variety of restaurants and lounges with cuisine ranging from Italian to Japanese

The Ayoda offers a large variety of dining choices, along with 24-hour room service. The Java Hut Lounge looks out over the sea and serves coffees, teas, and pastries from morning until late at night. There's also a lobby bar -- Rama Terrace -- which serves coffee, tea, and cocktails but is open only in the late afternoon and evening. The pool bar -- Surfer's Corner -- serves cocktails and a range of light fare, including pizza. A free buffet breakfast is served daily at the Waterfall Restaurant, which also offers a brunch every Saturday and Indonesian specialties at dinnertime. The Lagoona Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner in a sunny space with high ceilings, reddish tiled floors, and large windows that look out on the property. Specialties include steak and seafood. Octopus Ristorante is one of the more elegant dining areas, with a focus on Italian pastas, antipasti, and wood-fired pizza, and is open for dinner every day. Genji Japanese Restaurant serves sushi and teppanyaki at private teppanyaki tables and also has a Tatami Room for private dining. The open-air Balinese theater serves Balinese food served buffet style followed by performances of local dance forms, from Legong to Kecak.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Basic Television

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Golf Course

  • Internet

  • Jacuzzi

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Smoking Rooms Available

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

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