Ratings based on 31 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from San Francisco, CA

Perfect for romantic getaway.

Posted Jul 7, 2014
Pros: There is really not much to do except relax here, do spa treatment and enjoy the amazing food which is exactly what we wanted.
Cons: Fitness center on site would be nice. The pool is wonderful for an early swim but a room with treadmill and weights would be a nice bonus.
Location: Dinner in one of the many nice restaurants in nearby ChandiDasa.
This is my second visit to this property and I absolutely love the serene atmosphere. Staff was kind enough to serve our breakfast poolside which truly added to our experience. There is no real beach access and this property might be a little slow for those looking for more action but for a romantic getaway, it is perfect. We spent hours on our veranda, overlooking the pool and the sea. Would defintely return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by KY from Singapore

Thoughtful well-designed place near the sea

Posted Jun 8, 2014
Pros: The pool is simply gorgeous and we spent a lot of time in and at the pool. So is the restaurant with its amazing views of the sea! We love the food!
Cons: The maintenance of the rooms has to be improved as the room facilities are somewhat aged and tired. Cleanliness is still alright.
Location: Snorkelling, diving, swimming, cycling, yoga, jogging
We had an amazing experience with this well-designed hotel which has all the amenities and activities that one would like, eg, spa, cycling, yoga, jogging, etc all at friendly prices.... Alila ensures you will never be bored with their wide-ranging activities. We did the snorkelling trip and it was simply fantastic! The friendly, ever so helpful and chatty staff gave the stay a more human touch. A lovely experience indeed!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Carlo&Nico from Sydney

Relax and Charming

Posted Feb 2, 2014
Pros: The SPA and the Restaurant
Cons: There was no beach
Location: Elegant, relaxing, luxurious, very comfortable.
Beautiful, elegant, clean Hotel and SPA. The cook was superb and the SPA too. Every one was very helpful and gentle.
2 out of 5
by Chris from Channel Islands

Nice hotel but a bit 'tired'

Posted Nov 7, 2013
Location: Candidasar is a nice small town. There are good tourism leaflets at Vincent's, possibly the best restaurant. I didn't see them in the hotel.
No beach but right on the sea. Nice refreshing breezes and good pool, but with minimal occupancy, it seemed that the pool facilities were fully used (what happens when they have higher occupancy?). The whole offering felt a little 'tired' although it was once a well designed very smart hotel. Rather smarter than some of the places in Candidasa, but a LOT more expensive so pretty poor value for money. Some of the staff seemed competent and friendly but this was not universal. Just one little story. At breakfast each day the chef had prepared an 'amusee bouche' in the form of three small pieces of fruit per person, each with a really interesting sauce on the top that produced a stunning flavour mix. Clever, simple idea. However, no-one thought to train the poor girl who was given the job of serving it! Consequently she was serving them face down, so the whole effect that the chef had intended was lost - such a shame. Not the girl's fault, I hasten to add, poor training! It probably tells you a lot about the place: nice people, not really thinking through their offering and still charging quite a lot by local standards. The only time we saw management was as we left - that was a bit strange too.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Caspar from Newcastle

Really fantastic service

Posted Oct 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed just one night at Alila Manggis before we heading to our next diving site, but the service was the best for all my stays in Bali. The manager was so kind to welcome us when they doing our check-in. They provide complementary afternoon tea. You can enjoy it by the poolside. We had a nice special east Balinese dinner there. We had a reservation right after the dinner. We thought we had all the courses when we sign the bill, but when we were waiting at the spa reception, the staff from the restaurant kindly brought the dessert have't served to the SPA. Although, the facility in the room was a little bit old, the overall experience at Alila Manggis was excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Ricardo from London

Great for a short break.

Posted Oct 15, 2013
Pros: Relaxing atmosphere, quiet, exceptionally friendly staff, good quality food in the restaurant.
Cons: Though some are shaded by the palm trees, not all of the loungers by the pool have umbrellas - this would have been an issue if it had been busier.
Location: The hotel has a list of local activities - the only one we did was the morning fishing trip in the hotel's own traditional Balinese outrigger boat
We stayed here for only a few days on a quick break from Singapore - in this respect the hotel was ideal: quiet and relaxing with exceptionally friendly staff and not too far from the airport at Denpasar. Most of our time was spent lounging by the pool, which is set in a coconut grove between the sea and the main hotel buildings. The food was excellent, and the hotel chef prepared a delicious meal with the fish that we caught on a morning fishing trip. We stayed in the basic "superior" room which was perfectly acceptable for a short break. We were personally greeted and made to feel welcome by the manager which was a nice touch. The pool is very shallow at the sides making lengths impossible, so if you want to do any real swimming beyond just paddling around, you'll be a bit disappointed. We used the hotel's own airport transfer which worked well.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Perth, WA

Friendly staff, great location.

Posted Oct 14, 2013
Pros: Staff, location.
Cons: Food and drink prices.
Location: Candidassa - quiet and perfect place to relax and experience the more traditional Bali lifestyle.
The staff at Alila Manggis were friendly and extremely welcoming. All of the staff provided excellent customer service and made our holiday one to remember. The room was clean and had all the necessary - if somewhat basic - facilities. There were four of us in total and we dined at the restaurant for three nights out of the seven. On the first two nights the food was delicious. The third night was disappointing and so we decided to venture into Candidasa for food. This was a wise decision. We saved a fortune and ate at restaurants such as 'Vincent's' where the cost of the meal was half the price of what we had been paying at the hotel. The hotel is in a great location and is perfect if you want to relax to the sound of the waves. My wife had a massage at the resort and loved it (highly recommended).
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Brad from Melbourne, Australia

Amazing ocean views in very quiet resort.

Posted Sep 23, 2013
Pros: The food at the restaurant is great. You don't have much choice where to eat in the area so it is important that the restaurant is good.
Cons: The TV reception as not good and they should provide each room with a DVD player, not charge 100,000rph per night!
Location: It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to get there from Seminyak. A driver will cost between 450,000rph and 600,000rph. The resort will pick you up for US$48
Wonderful service, staff very polite, restaurant A1 quality, small but clean rooms, good gift shop with body products made locally. We have stayed there four times now and keep going back when we visit Bali. It is a quiet gem. Lots of things to do if you want eg trekking, snorkelling, yoga, cycling, cooking, visit to Ubud and then elephant park etc or just sit by the pool and look out to the bay view.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Jeeves from SFO

Beautiful Hotel

Posted Sep 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Beautiful property that is meticulously maintained. Food on property is excellent although pricey by Bali standards. Spa across the road from hotel is very reasonable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by a g from candidasa

good as a base for east bali

Posted Jun 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
the hotel is not really close to anything and it is necessary to take taxis everywhere, which are expensive for bali standards. other than that the hotel is kept beautiful and the service was outstanding.