What People Say

What People Say


A secluded beachside resort in East Bali, the Alila Manggis is a serene haven, set amidst a coconut grove and alongside the majestic Mount Agung. Featuring perfect ocean views and a palm fringed pool, with simple Balinese touches, you' l l never want to leave .
A tranquil retreat of manicured lawns and ocean – facing terraces, Alila manggis graces Bali’s eastern coast with a clever mix of modern European design and open-air-living…
Diving. We were lucky enough to arrive in the very earliest days of Alila Manggis ’ Coral Reef Project. As a wedding present, and to celebrate the new project, the hotel bought us some baby corals to plant and asign to attach to one of its artificial reef tables, naming it as ours – The Adam + Kim Reef .
YAHOO! - 2015
The lighting is perfect We arrived at Alila Manggis all evening; Discrete light hints at the greatness me I'll see you tomorrow at dawn Smells of vegetation and the sound of water is Heard comes from the sea . . . eat? up and hands me a cold wet cloth to sanitize my hands while my face vaporizes tiny particles of delicate scent smell lemongrass and ylang - ylang.
It is an open, tropical house. The windows have no glass and force you to capture the beauty of the mountains while causing the circulation of breezes. The ground is soft green, may not like me your key lime! Petite identity! The atmosphere is very natural, relaxed and unsophisticated.
9 Reasons to Stay at Alila Manggis, Bali (And There's Only 1 Drawback) On Tuesday we took you to East Bali, and to Alila Manggis, the most affordable of the Alila hotels on the island.
A heavenly pool, manicured grounds, the sea just beyond the grass, and yet totally affordable rooms. So what’s the catch? This is the view from our room at the Alila Manggis hotel in Manggis, East Bali. As we said yesterday, Baliis chock full of luxury hotels .
Ocean Gems In addition to its ongoing Coral Conservation programme, Alila Manggis has now joined forces with Zen Dive Bali to protect and restore coral reefs in the Candidasa area of East Bali. Every month a team of expert scuba divers from the hotel and Zen Bali conduct dives to remove harmful substances, such as plastic bags and bottles , while observing and documenting changes in the reefs .
By Harley-Davidson to Bali East coast The grooviest airport transfer, roaring past rice fields, volcanic mists and temples to the beach at Alila Manggis. (Audley travel.com)
Bali has enough to offer as it is, but Alila Manggis resort is determined to provide you with the perfect memento by teaching you how to make organic spa products to take home. Guests can ventiure into Alila Manggis’s organic garden and learn how to make “food for the skin”, including Balinese Jamu health drinks, organic soap and face packs, all using local ingredients .
Alila Manggis brings eloquence and flair to exotic weddings set in a tropical landscape, flanked by coconut groves, sprawling lawns and the romance of the sea - a mesmerising backdrop for couples who are looking for a truly fresh and inspiring island setting to mark their marriage.
Elle Wedding, Singapore 2014
Bali is the most magical place I have been to. And of course the people are magical people. Just so talented and beautiful and friendly and lovely. “Sir David Attenborough”
Blochotels.com 2014
Wellness Destination - Working holiday? This idea is enough to make you forgo your annual leave. But a new breed of vacation is designed to identify unmanageable stress levels and then make you unpick them
Highlife, 2014
Bali’s far eastern coast is so quiet, it makes Ubud look like a concrete jungle. Stay at the homegrown Design Hotel Alila Manggis for a culinary experience; Balinese cuisine and market tour with the chef, or a seafood adventure on a fishing boat where you can cook the catch. There’s also an organic garden cooking program and a junior chef experience.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia 2014
Ever committed to protecting the environment (its recent silver-certified status with EarthCheck stands testament to this), the Alila Manggis in Bali is turning its attention from the land to the sea.
The Peak, Malaysia 2014
A traditional Balinese Megibung awaited me for dinner. This was a large platter, serving 9 side dishes arranged in a large circle with traditional yellow rice in the middle of all the dishes.The waiter then explained that a megibung was a feast that marked the end of a religious festival and took almost two days to complete cooking. What is even more interesting is that the men, as opposed to the women, prepare it.
Cravings, Singapore 2014
Ascending Agung- the sunrise trek up mount Agung is probably one of the most spectacular outdoor experiences I have ever had. Breathtaking, both physically and metaphorically, battling this great, active volcano through night and day is a rewarding challenge for any nature lover out there.
Now Bali, 2014
Villa Idanna - Set amongst a coconut grove with views over lush Balinese padi fields, simplicity and tranquility are paramount in this secluded refuge.-
Harpers Bazaar Arabia, UAE 2014
Our first stop is the beachfront Alila Manggis at the island's unspoilt east coast. Designed in the style of a traditional Balinese house, it is nestled in a coconut grove in the shadow of Mount Agung with rooms looking out on the tranquil Indian Ocean. Its real gem is the east Balinese Cooking School.
Sunday Express Travel, UK - January 2012
One particular resort which serves as a best representation of eastern Bali is the Alila Manggis. Situated in the Karangasem regency, the journey here will take about two hours from the airport.
High End, Indonesia - July 2011
Beyond the fleshpots at Kuta, beyond the airport, even beyond Bali's sacred mountain to the east is a realm of weaving villages and water palaces, rice paddies and coconut groves. Alila Manggis is escapism incarnate, its thatched pavilions edging a shady pool. People go for peace, not partying and the cookery school is a big draw along with fishing trips and market jaunts. There's a spa, of course and the staff scurry at your whim.
High End, Indonesia - July 2011

Guest Testimonials

We had a unique experience during our stay in this hotel. We had a special dinner in a traditional Balinese house in Tenganan in private setting with own cook Marianni and butler Joni. Arriving at the house at dusk, with candles burning at the the entrance is magic. The hosts are very kind and hospitable and they tell about the house, traditions and their craftmanship with the ikat and carving. Joni, in beautiful traditional costume, takes charges in a very pleasant and professional way. The food cooked by Marianni was delicious and the live music was a very nice touch. A night to remember!!
Leonie865, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Amazing boutique hotel. One of the best. We stayed for a few days at Alila and wished we had remained for the rest of the trip. Everything about our stay here was good but a few things stand out. Firstly the hotel staff and their service was outstanding. Without exception the staff took time to talk and anticipated our needs gracefully.
Kevin C, 2015
Ideal location. Close to dive sites. Very accommodating and attentive staff. Beautiful food (although expensive). Central pool perfect for lazing with afternoon tea. Stunning special occasion set up for the conference dinners. High end service. Somewhat overpriced especially for Bali, but for a first trip it did not disappoint. There is a cheaper spa across the road and lovely cheaper restaurants outside the resort.
Dr. Lizzie Hobart, Australia
Stayed here in 2012 as part of our honeymoon. The whole experience is something we look back on fondly. The rooms are lovely, robes, slippers are all part of the luxuries afforded to you as a guest. The breakfast is great, nice crispy bacon on toast with eggs or a traditional rice and pork type dish. Both are yummy.
Samuel Wright, UK
We stayed for 6 nights, great room, attentive service and great breakfast- simple, filling and elegant. The hotel/ resort is far enough away from the busy road, no traffic noise or other nuisance noises, as long as you like the rustic charm of 7am roosters! Lunches were pre-ordered, as part of our activities (local diving) and served at the pool or restaurant.
John D, Australia
The well-designed property is still lovely and reasonably well maintained and the staffs are all great and very friendly.
Matthew James Eager, Australia
We stayed at the Alila for a couple of nights. It’s a great hotel. Room service is excellent. The staff are well trained, very friendly and always prepared to assist and help. The food is excellent. The hotel is about 2 hours away from Denpasar on the east coast. Very well situated, away from the crowds. Within easy driving distance from the dive sites and the volcanoes. It was a great place to stay and I would definitely recommend the hotel.
Dajoma, South Africa
When we arrive I had an overwhelming feeling of how lucky I was to be here again & the ALILA Manggis is truly my second home. We have never had any other need to want to come and stay at another hotel so many time as this hotel and staff assist all our needs a holiday, keep up good work
Ian Wigg, Australia
What can I say, we have loved our stay at AM, from the moment we arrived we have felt at case, spoilt and very welcome, your staff are a credit to you. Especially our fishing guide of cooking instruct every detail has been thought of here and our stay has been stunning
Richard Lee, Australia
The truth is the arrival at the Alila Manggis was the start of a journey of joy, happiness, perfection and professionalism! Even a nice and warm welcome at this late time of the day (11.00pm) was charming and friendly. The room arrangement with all the little details was just great. Restaurant crew very, very attentive, friendly and well informed.
"MKAY78", Australia
This place is truly somewhere to find peace, calm and a feeling of being part of a family. The staff at Alila Manggis are exceptional! They greet you by name and make you feel right at home without being pretentious. The attention to detail is incredible.
Carolyn, Canada
We stayed 5 nights at this wonderful hotel. The food is wonderful. The staff is perhaps the most friendly and helpful we encountered ever. Nice rooms, a wonderful (and hot) pool. The afternoon tea is a nice touch. My wife liked very much the massages.
Claude, Belgium


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