Best Hotels in Bali, Indonesia

CriticPick lists the best hotels in Bali as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see is an aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars showing just how highly rated the hotels are.
Bali is an island and province of Indonesia which has the largest Hindu population. The island is ideally located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with Java to the west and Lombok to the east. The capital of the island is Denpasar.
Bali is a huge tourist attraction in Indonesia, as a matter of fact, 80% of the economy of the island is tourism-related. The island is renowned worldwide for its highly developed arts, as well as modern dance, sculpture, painting, music, and leather.
One of the most popular festivals in Indonesia is the Indonesian International Film Festival which is held every year in Bali.
In 2017, TripAdvisor rated Bali as the world’s top destination in its Traveler’s Choice award.
Bali has a Natural UNESCO World Heritage Site which was enlisted in 2012. Subak, the irrigation system for paddy fields in Jatiluwih is the site. Bali is a major surfing destination in the world, as a result of popular breaks dotted across the southern coastline. This makes it very attractive particularly for surfing enthusiasts.
Bali offers a wide range and varieties of dive sites with various types of reefs and tropical aquatic life.

Bali Hotels
4.5 Ayana Resort Bali

AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali


“All the must-have elements of a Balinese getaway come together at one of the island’s most lauded—and lavish—properties, a cliff-top resort in the heart of upscale Jimbaran Bay.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Bali.

4.5 Hoshinoya Bali

Resort Hoshinoya Ubud, Bali

CN Traveler

“Luxury minimalism at its best. This is Hoshinoya’s first property outside of Japan, and the rooms are larger while the room count is smaller (30 villas total) than most of their properties. The resort was designed by Rie Azuma, who spent considerable time researching Hindu temples and traditional Balinese culture.”

Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List

4.8 Katamama Bali

Katamama Seminyak, Bali

Lonely Planet

“Designed by Indonesian Andra Martin, Katamama has 58 suites in a confection of Javanese bricks, Balinese stone and other indigenous materials.”

4.6 Alila Villas Bali

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

Lonely Planet

“The 85-unit Alila offers gracious service in a setting where the blue of the ocean contrasts with the green of the surrounding (hotel-tended) rice fields.”

4.6 Como Uma Ubud

Resort Como Uma Ubud, Bali

Lonely Planet

“One of Ubud’s most attractive properties, the 46 rooms here come in a variety of sizes but all have a relaxed naturalistic style that goes well with the gorgeous views.”

4.7 Four Seasons Resort Bali

Four Seasons Resort Sayan, Bali


“Away from the coast, amid dense bamboo jungle and perched looking over the sacred Ayung River is this wonderful, peaceful retreat. All 42 thatched maxi-huts/villas come with a plunge pool that releases itself endlessly into the jungle’s steamy abyss.”