Hoshinoya Bali is a resort located in a lush, green river valley of Ubud, Indonesia. The city and the resort property boast gorgeous views of the Pakerisan River and of sacred water canals, which are part of the island of Bali’s ancient water temple network.
The peaceful little town of Ubud is known as a cultural center of traditional crafts, foods, and dances, with many temples and shrines dotting the surrounding areas. Holy sites and recognized World Heritage sites can be seen and appreciated by any respectful tourists wishing to engage in the culture. As a bonus, Ubud is one of the safest areas in Bali, so you can connect with your spiritual side free from anxiety.
Visiting Hoshinoya Bali
Most tourists want to visit the island of Bali for beautiful, sunny weather, so you’ll see the biggest crowds and the highest prices at Hoshinoya Bali during the summer months. Popularity and room prices start to pick up in March, with the high season starting in April and things peaking in June, July, August, and September. The holiday season is also popular, so the resort sees a lot of bookings in late November and December.
If you want to avoid the crowds and get the best bargain on a room, you should visit during Bali’s rainy months:
As the peaks of the wet season in Bali, these months will have the fewest other tourists crowding the resort with you.
How to Get to Hoshinoya Bali
To get to Hoshinoya Bali, you can fly to the nearest airport, the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, which is only about twenty miles from the resort. From there, you have two options:
- Chauffeur service
If you request a pickup on the resort website at least two days in advance, Hoshinoya will arrange for a partnered taxi service to bring guests directly to the resort. The request form is simple to fill out and the service is complimentary. Once you arrive, head to the lobby to find a chauffeur with your name on a placard, waiting near the customer service counter.
If you should prefer to drive yourself, the resort provides clear directions on their website. And, in case you’re coming from downtown Ubud or plan on visiting downtown during your stay, the resort also offers a free shuttle service for guests between the resort property and the downtown area.
Rooms & Services Available
Each and every one of the beautiful villas at Hoshinoya Bali offers an experience that is luxurious yet minimalist. As Hoshinoya’s first location outside of Japan, the resort has a unique combination of Japanese and Balinese design and cultural elements, and you’ll never find anything quite like it anywhere else. With a bar, a gym, pools, spas, and more located on the property, you’ll never want or need to step outside your room. They have impeccable room service, with a full dining set up brought to your villa by the staff, and a traditional tea service every afternoon in suspended gazebos. Having only thirty rooms in total puts the resort on the smaller side, especially among Hoshinoya properties, so you should jump on this exclusive getaway if and when you ever get the chance.
One of the frequently asked questions one may have about this hotel is, what are the advantages of the resort?
- Three canal-like pools connect the villas of the resort village.
- Spacious villas in a lush tropical garden designed to connect tourists to Balinese nature.
- Hotel locates quite far from crowded area of Ubud city
- Enjoy Japanese and Balinese culture.
Of course, nothing can be perfect, so we’ll also take a moment to mention the negatives of the resort. Obviously, such a luxurious and exclusive experience doesn’t come cheap, so price may be one thing to consider as a “con”. That said, you can somewhat avoid the higher prices by traveling in the off-season.
It can also be frustrating that there is such limited availability. With only thirty rooms and a high demand, it can be challenging to get a reservation if you’re not prepared well in advance. Of course, this is the very thing that allows for the quiet, peaceful experience of staying at Hoshinoya.
This resort is absolutely gorgeous, and if you have the chance to stay here, you should take it. From the jungle to the river-like pools around the villas to the sunsets you can watch right from your bed, you will never be so comfortable surrounded by nature as when you’re staying at Hoshinoya Bali.