Alaya Kuta

Alaya Kuta

Sophisticated modern rooms near Waterbom

More on Kuta

Planning on taking the kids to Waterbom and want to avoid the traffic? Alaya Kuta scores a good location tucked in behind the popular water park and offers a relaxing sophisticated style that adults will enjoy too.

Travelfish says:

The striking brick-red painted multi-storey hotel is built around a courtyard swimming pool with air-con rooms either facing toward the pool or outwards. Don’t expect much of a view, though they have balconies furnished with comfortable daybeds.

Luxury rooms, Bali style. : Sally Arnold.
Luxury rooms, Bali style. Photo: Sally Arnold

A handful of ground floor pool-access rooms offer a small private courtyard garden. Spacious contemporary interiors enjoy understated luxury with modern Balinese touches. Stone tiles, pale wood and a neutral palette are cool and calming, a reprieve from the busy streets outside. Comfy beds sport thick mattresses and luxe linens with boxes ticked for all the modern amenities you need to make a stay comfortable and stress free. Bathrooms in some rooms are open plan, with just the shower and toilet enclosed by clear glass and giving the room an overall impression of a larger space, however curtains can be drawn for the more modest.

Studio-style suites add additional seating and dining areas, plus tubs in the ensuite. The family suite consists of interconnecting junior suite and deluxe twin rooms and is ideal for adults who require a bit of privacy after the offspring have ventured into la la land and for kids who want to watch cartoons in peace.

If Waterbom's too much, there's always Alaya's pool. : Sally Arnold.
If Waterbom's too much, there's always Alaya's pool. Photo: Sally Arnold

The inviting swimming pool, a shimmering rectangle of aquamarine, is long enough for a decent lap with a shallow section for the kids. Ample shaded sun lounges mean you won’t have to rise early to bag a spot with your towel. Included breakfast offers a mix of a la carte and a small buffet selection, served in the modern poolside restaurant. For a bit of time out, enjoy some peace in the library lounge, indulge in a spa treatment or get the heart pumping in the gym.

We like the relaxed style of Alaya Kuta, but it’s not like a resort that you’ll want to hang around at all day. If you plan to be out and about at the beach, waterpark or sightseeing, it’s an ideal spot for a relaxing afternoon swim and a comfortable sleep.

Rooms are set around the pool. : Sally Arnold.
Rooms are set around the pool. Photo: Sally Arnold

Friendly staff mentioned they are often full, so bookings are essential—check online for deals as walk-in rates were a little steep and the hotel’s website even higher. If you’d prefer to stay at the Legian end of Kuta, The Magani also offers tranquil sophisticated rooms—our pick there is the premier pool room with private plunge pool.

Contact details for Alaya Kuta

Address: 99 Gang Pusa Ayu, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
T: (0361) 755 380;  
Email: experience.kuta@alayahotels.com
Web: http://www.alayahotels.com/alayakuta
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º10'10.71" E, 8º43'47.39" S
See position in Apple or Google Maps: Apple Maps | Google Maps
Room rates: 1,000,000 to 2,500,000 Rp

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Deluxe double room
Alaya room 1,700,000 rupiah; Pool access room 1,800,000 rupiah
1,500,000 rupiah 1,500,000 rupiah
Suite 1,900,000 rupiah 1,900,000 rupiah
Family room
Suite.
2,000,000 rupiah 2,000,000 rupiah

Reviewed by

Sally spent twelve years leading tourists around Indonesia and Malaysia where she collected a lot of stuff. She once carried a 40kg rug overland across Java. Her house has been described as a cross between a museum and a library. Fuelled by coffee, she can often be found riding her bike or petting stray cats. Sally believes travel is the key to world peace.

From US$62


Provided by Travelfish partner Agoda.


Our top 10 places to stay in and around Kuta

Lokal Bali Hostel
Lokal Bali Hostel

Smart style, gracious hosts

From 200,000 rupiah Walk-in

D’Sriwing Villa Gallery
D’Sriwing Villa Gallery

Eclectic arty hideaway in the heart of Kuta

US$38 with Agoda

Poppies Cottages
Poppies Cottages

Take a deep breath and exhale

From 1,700,000 rupiah Walk-in

The Sandi Phala
The Sandi Phala

Opulent and romantic

US$142 with Agoda

Mimpi Bungalows
Mimpi Bungalows

Dreaming of old Bali

US$22 with Agoda

Dekuta
Dekuta

Smart modern hotel, top breakfast

US$35 with Agoda

Alam Kulkul
Alam Kulkul

Serene Balinese style resort

US$46 with Agoda

Kayun Hostel
Kayun Hostel

Stylish central hostel with a pool

From 96,000 rupiah Walk-in

The Pavilion Kuta
The Pavilion Kuta

Smart, modern flashpacker

US$13 with Agoda