Over the last couple of weeks we have seen some very good deals for various hotels in Bali and I just noticed another campaign that showed up on Facebook for the Alila Ubud where I stayed several times.
Hotels in Bali must be really hurting these days considering there are currently no foreign arrivals on the Island and the few domestic travelers that visit the island can in no way fill the thousands of properties, especially those luxury resorts.
Here is the offer I saw for the Alila Ubud on their Facebook page:
This rate doesn’t show up on the website and similar to the special deals we published for the Intercontinental Bali and the Hilton Garden Inn Bali Airport you have to contact the hotel in order to book this rate plan.
When you examine the rates on the Hyatt website however you can see that this is really a great deal because the villas usually run for more than $400 a night after tax is added – without the meal plan.
The downside of the villa was in my opinion that the windows and doors don’t close properly. There are spaces in the frame of sometimes a finger wide which leads to insects and mosquitos coming into the room. I had to ask the staff to bring stage tape and seal the gaps.
A meal at Alila for two persons will easily cost you $50 but I have to say that considering the isolated location the property doesn’t take advantage of the fact that guests really can’t go anywhere else. Both restaurants and the Spa are very reasonably priced.
This could be a great way to save a lot of money for a fantastic stay in Bali. The Alila Ubud is one of my favorite hotels and I usually stay 3 nights per Bali trip in Ubud.
Downside of all these rate plans is that there is really no way of knowing where this is all going regarding immigration limitations and other travel restrictions. I would have no problem booking this now and then standby to see if it pans out. The advert doesn’t say anything about this being a prepaid rate, in fact I don’t think even the hotels in Bali have any idea how to plan ahead for the remainder of the year.