On my latest trip to Bali, I spent two incredible nights at Goya Boutique Resort, nestled in the heart of Ubud. They are a luxurious tropical hideaway, offering modern private villas set in a lush and tranquil environment.
Goya Boutique Resort is in a good location (not far from the Monkey Forest) and easy to find. I was warmly welcomed and had my luggage taken for me as I walked up the steps into the large and modernly designed reception area.
The check-in process was seamless and I was informed of all of the onsite facilities and daily activities. Because I had arrived slightly early I was taken to Senja Bar, a gorgeous area in front of the infinity pool to wait for my room to be ready.
I was extremely impressed by the eloquent surroundings, and the pool overlooking the rainforest was mesmerising! I couldn’t wait to join the other guests lounging around and enjoying the warm sunshine.
I was presented with a refreshing drink and a lovely fruit platter while I waited.
Included was also a welcome 10-minute foot or shoulder massage and I opted for the latter which was most relaxing.
It was my first time having my very own private pool and it blew my mind! As I was shown around the features of the room I couldn’t stop saying, “Oh my God” and “Wow!”
Through the door was a beautiful outdoor area surrounded by lush greenery. The pool was most inviting with its own comfortable double lounger set in front of it.
The outdoor entrance was modernly furnished with a large sofa, table and chairs, to fully maximise the experience of being outside, which I loved.
Through the front door, the large four-poster bed was an impressive central feature.
The entire room was tastefully decorated with wooden furniture and decorative art.
On the bed was the loveliest welcome with hand-written leaf notes, beautifully displayed flower petals and towel art.
The room was well-equipped with everything you could want for including a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and underneath, a refrigerator and minibar with a kettle, and tea and coffee making facilities.
In a corner sat a wooden desk and chair with complimentary mineral water and a jar of cookies.
Through the sliding doors was a stylishly decorated bathroom with a double vanity.
A double wardrobe was located at one end with a safety deposit box, robes, slippers and a pool bag to use.
I loved the round mirrors above the sinks and the luxurious Bvlgari toiletries provided, all of the highest quality.
To the right was another lovely surprise, a beautiful white ceramic bath filled with fresh petals – I couldn’t wait to have my first flower bath! It was set with a view of the pool if you chose to have the blinds up, to make it an ultimate relaxing experience.
The large rain shower at the end was also a delight to use. Other features of the room included excellent Wifi and air conditioning, room service, daily housekeeping, laundry service available, unlimited free bottled water and a nightly turndown service.
I especially loved how secluded and private the villa felt, and how spacious, artfully decorated and cosy the room was. The bed was extremely comfortable and the sleep quality was excellent.
Other types of rooms available include two-bedroom private pool villas and deluxe suites with balcony and views overlooking the rainforest.
Beyond the Room
Goya is a resort that has it all; so you don’t ever have to leave if you don’t want to.
There is an incredible infinity pool overlooking the lush rainforest below, surrounded by plenty of loungers to relax on.
At each ends of the pool are luxurious cabanas with a table and comfortable seating to enjoy the surrounding tranquil views.
Onsite, Goya Spa offers a sanctuary of solitude and an enriching spa experience.
From a traditional Balinese massage to hot stone, aromatherapy and acupressure, there is something to suit everyone’s needs and wants. There are a range of luxurious spa packages to indulge in.
There are also complimentary wellness activities including Yoga available at certain times.
The 24-hour front desk can assist with vehicle rentals and airport or hotel transfers.
Free bicycles are also available onsite to use.
You can also book through them a Balinese Cooking Class and a local Ubud ricefield experience. They are happy to help arrange any other tour you might like to do.
Furthermore, there is the lovely onsite Senja Bar & Resto where you can enjoy lunch, dinner and a cocktail, beer or wine in an elegant setting. This is also where breakfast is served each day.
A daily à la carte breakfast is included in the room and offers an impressive selection on the menu. You can choose anything you like including made-to-order barista coffee, teas, juices, and a range of hot and cold breakfast options.
Savoury waffles, tasty omelettes, fresh fruit, fluffy pancakes and acai bowls; breakfast every day at Goya was absolute #goals.
The lunch and dinner menu offered a good mixture of European and local specialities.
I highly enjoy eating Indonesian food and I particularly loved their Beef Rendang.
There is a daily complimentary afternoon tea at Senja Bar from 3-5 PM, which is a thoughtful touch. Each day they have a range of delicious Balinese cakes and treats to enjoy, as well as hot, fresh coffee.
My stay at Goya was absolute perfection and I cannot wait for the day when I return again.
Resort: Goya Boutique Resort
Location: Jl. Bisma, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
Reviews: 5/5 stars on Trip Advisor from 488 reviews
Price: Starts at $200 USD for a Deluxe Double Room with balcony, depending on the season
I absolutely loved my stay at Goya Boutique Resort and wished I didn’t ever have to leave!
It was such a memorable experience staying in a private pool villa and enjoying the delightful facilities of the resort.
The staff are all incredibly warm, generous and friendly. Any minor request was taken care of straight away; the service was impeccable.
As it is quite a secluded resort, this is a wonderful retreat to refresh, rejuvenate and relax.
It is the perfect place for couples, families and friends for a special occasion or luxurious getaway.
If you do wish to leave the sanctuary of your villa, there are a number of nearby attractions such as the Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace and plenty of shopping and eatery spots.
Goya is without a doubt, my favourite place I’ve ever stayed at in Bali and it was a highlight of my recent two-weeks there.
I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Ubud, it was a real treat to stay there and one not to be missed!
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