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Aliya Boutique Hotel

Relaxing open-style tropical living

27 Jalan Umalas II, Seminyak T: (0361) 473 3886

Aliya Boutique Hotel

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You could be forgiven for thinking that you’ve stumbled upon a charming gingerbread-house village at Aliya Boutique Hotel, a cluster of cute A-frame cottages surrounding a pool and set in a pretty tropical garden on the quieter Umalas side of Seminyak.

The eight double-storey teak bungalows are more akin to the stilted houses of Sulawesi than Balinese, but a refreshing alternative to the faceless multi-storey hotels overtaking Seminyak. Open and airy living spaces downstairs with kitchenette (with fridge and kettle), dining and daybed are terrifically relaxing, although not entirely private — you’ll get to know your (rather close) neighbours. Bamboo blinds can be rolled down for a little more intimacy. A wall-mounted fan cools when the tropical breeze does not.

Sturdy, well-made A-frames make for a lovely retreat.

Sturdy, well-made A-frames make for a lovely retreat. Photo: Sally Arnold

Upstairs the cosy, all-teak, air-con bedroom enjoys bright natural light from the glass-fronted entrance (with curtains for a sleep in and bit of privacy). Comfy beds are clean and smart with crisp linen and pretty runners, and you can lay in bed and watch a DVD on the flatscreen TV or choose from a multitude of cable channels.

Bathrooms are ensuite, saving a downstairs journey in the middle of the night, as is more usual in this style of bungalow. The clean, tiled, modern facilities provide a glass-screened hot-water rainfall shower and ample storage. Small balconies are unfurnished but offer a pleasant outlook over the pool, and bungalows at the back score views of the (not so clean) stream. At least you can enjoy the soothing sounds of the running water (and on occasions the early morning cockerels in this authentic Balinese locale—pack earplugs).

Pristine and tasteful interiors.

Pristine and tasteful interiors. Photo: Sally Arnold

The style is a relaxing combination of natural finishes with bursts of bright tropical colours in cushions and furnishings. The inviting blue-tiled pool is waist-deep—more for a splash than a lap, or just grab a book and enjoy the rays on a sun bed or the shade in the comfy bale.

Aliya Boutique Hotel is fronted by a small restaurant, but it was closed awaiting a new contract when we visited in June 2017. The friendly staff will whip up your included breakfast served in the cottage. Cafes nearby included Monsieur Spoon and Bucu and a handful of restaurants offer everything from Vietnamese to Georgian as well as local warungs. The owner also runs Aliya Spa, a five-minute drive away on Umalas I. We can recommend both the salon and the spa—in particular, the foot massages are great.

Another angle on Aliya's sweet pool.

Another angle on Aliya's sweet pool. Photo: Sally Arnold

If you enjoy open-style tropical living, intimate Aliya Boutique Hotel is a pleasant and relaxing midrange pick. If you’d prefer a more private retreat, consider the delightful Oallas Lifestyle Rooms down the road.

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700,000 rupiah
700,000 rupiah
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Where is Aliya Boutique Hotel

Aliya Boutique Hotel
27 Jalan Umalas II, Seminyak
T: (0361) 473 3886
Coordinates (for GPS): 115º9'36.91" E, 8º40'4.4" S
Room rates: 400,000 to 1,000,000 Rp

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