The Most Beautiful Hotel in Bali – Hanging Gardens Ubud

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I first read about the Hanging Gardens hotel in Ubud while I was researching the best swimming pools in the world. I dreamed of visiting this place for a while. When I was invited to check it out during my stay in Bali, I couldn’t be more excited.

Entrance to Hanging Gardens Ubud

Entrance to Hanging Gardens Ubud


The Most Beautiful Hotel in Bali – Hanging Gardens Ubud

Hanging Gardens is a luxurious 5 star resort located right in the middle of a rainforest preserve in Ubud, and probably the most romantic place in Bali.

The resort is about a 30-minute drive from Ubud’s town center. There’s no need to worry about the crowds. If a guest wants to visit the town center, there’s a complimentary shuttle a few times a day.

Hanging Gardens isn’t a place where you’d be staying next to one of the famous rice fields of Bali. It’s more of in the middle of nowhere spot to relax. And while there are many things to do in Bali, you might want to just stay at your hotel at Hanging Gardens for a whole day.

The hotel offers only private villas and is without a doubt one of the world’s most striking and romantic settings for weddings, events, ceremonies, and honeymoons. Each villa offers privacy and luxury with its own infinity pool. Depending on the type of segment you choose you can get a view of the river, temple, or jungle.

The resort also offers a spa, bar, restaurants, and the best (or maybe I should say the most well-known) part of the hotel: twin-tiered infinity pools.Hanging Gardens Ubud


My visit at the Hanging Gardens Ubud

Upon my arrival in the hotel open-air lobby, I was greeted by the staff members who took me to the main restaurant by the pool and offered me welcome drinks perfectly decorated with lemon grass.DSC00468

Welcome drink!


After that we were taken to a villa by an inclined pulley elevator. The whole place looked like a jungle castle and was absolutely amazing. The experience was pretty intimate too, as there was no way I could see other guests unless I wanted to.

The bathroom comes prepared for a romantic bath with rose petals and the outdoor terrace has massage beds in case anyone would want to get a spa treatment in the comfort of their own villa. I would definitely come back here for a honeymoon!DSC00489

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The Restaurant-Dinner at Hanging Gardens Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

Restaurant at Hanging Gardens Ubud


We had lunch at another restaurant located right above the pool. When the waitress handed me the menu I was surprised that the prices weren’t too high. I expected prices at least as high as those in Europe, but they were only a bit more expensive than at other places in Bali.

My friend ate a fish-burger with parmesan fries and a salad (no photo here, as my friend ate it before I had a chance to take a picture, sorry!) while I had truffle fries with parmesan, followed by a gluten free brownie. hanging cake


I obviously couldn’t come to the Hanging Gardens without swimming in the big infinity pool. Unfortunately, my friend couldn’t swim because he injured his foot in my scooter accident, leaving the whole pool just for me. I can honestly say it was probably the most beautiful swimming pool I’ve seen in my entire life.

But if you prefer a city view then you should rather visit infinity pool at MBS.  Surrounded by trees and only a small terrace, I felt like I was swimming in the middle of the jungle. A picture here is definitely worth a thousand words!Hanging Gardens Ubud

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If you want to visit Hanging Gardens in Ubud check out this website to get the cheapest rate!

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32 Comments

  1. rebecca
    Jan 25, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    that place looks amazing! beautiful pool

  2. Feb 5, 2015 / 6:27 am

    Anna – where was the top photo (ariel view of the pool and hotel) taken from? Is it possible to visit this place as a day visitor without staying there? We will be there in April and day visit is dfinitely on our list!

    • Feb 5, 2015 / 1:59 pm

      Unfortunately according to new rules it’s not possible to visit the hotel without staying there 🙁 This photo was taken from the air btw 🙂

      • Miranda Thomas-Merkley
        Mar 16, 2016 / 11:42 pm

        I should mention that you are able to go there as a non-staying guest as a vistor now for a price $40CAD for the day).

        I emailed to inquire 🙂

        • Mar 17, 2016 / 4:35 pm

          Oh really? That’s awesome! Thanks for the update! 🙂

        • Citra Gerungan
          Oct 26, 2016 / 8:59 am

          Hello Miranda, Is that true that the non guest can freely enter the hotel just for photo in the infinity pool? how much should they pay? can you please update? Thankyou

        • Alan Blain
          Jan 5, 2017 / 7:56 pm

          Hi Miranda, Just wondering if this is true? Did you visit for 40 CAD?
          Thanks!

    • Feb 8, 2015 / 10:36 pm

      For lunch you probably can. I only know about the pool :/

  3. Mar 6, 2015 / 3:42 am

    Will definitely try to get in even though we won’t be able to use the pool. This place is so scenic!

  4. Mar 8, 2015 / 8:07 am

    Amazing and very exclusive. Probably expensive too 😉

    • Mar 9, 2015 / 1:09 am

      Yep, unfortunately 🙁

  5. Mar 8, 2015 / 4:19 pm

    Looks awesome, I like places with such lovely views. Probably wouldn’t feel like spending money to stay there, but to look around, if it was possible, why not?

  6. Mar 9, 2015 / 5:27 am

    W Ubud można trafić na kilka takich cudów. 🙂

    • Mar 10, 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Polecasz jakies inne? 😀

  7. Fahad Amir
    Mar 10, 2015 / 1:11 am

    Lush green forest surrounding hotel and make this place attraction for the travelers. I assure this is one of the best place for the travelers. Specially, services offered by hotels in Bali feel yourself that you make right decision of your life. Your pictures are very nice and look glooming in swimming pool.

    • Feb 28, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you!

    • Mar 15, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      You definitely should!

  8. May 6, 2015 / 11:11 am

    Wow amazing. I really liked the photos to display. A very pleasant. Tell me, How the initial sensation when you felt of swimming in a pool with a height like that? it is not terrible for you? But it looks like, see green forest, which surrounds the resort, making all the anxiety will go away. and will get the soothing peace and tranquility. Thanks for share. I really likes your photos.

    • Feb 28, 2016 / 3:02 pm

      I was a little bit afraid (as I’m afraid of heights :P) , but you don’t have to stay at the edge all the time 🙂

  9. Samantha
    Apr 16, 2016 / 4:58 pm

    To confirm you can use the pool as a non guest for 40CAD?

    • Apr 16, 2016 / 5:07 pm

      Things might have changed but that’s what I’ve been told 🙂

  10. Sep 9, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    a beautiful woman in a beautiful place hahahahahhaahaa
    after looking at your photos, I became interested in visiting bali

  11. Sep 9, 2016 / 6:36 pm

    very beautiful place
    but it looks very lonely
    whether it sebuha remote village?

    • Sep 10, 2016 / 11:05 am

      Lonely? It’s secluded but that’s what makes it beautiful 🙂

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