BEST HO­TEL

Qantas - - TRAVEL INSIDER -

More a stand­alone hill­top vil­lage than a bed for the night, Man­dapa, a Ritz­Carl­ton Re­serve ho­tel (ho­tel.qan­tas. com.au/man­dapa) is a master of el­e­gant lux­ury and spa­cious­ness. The 60 suites and vil­las are ter­raced over a sprawl­ing, lush land­scape, which man­ages to feel both in­ti­mate and ma­jes­tic. Oblig­ing staff in golf carts are on hand to whisk guests to and fro but walk­ing is best for ad­mir­ing the calm­ing views. Guests us­ing Man­dapa’s epony­mous spa can take post-treat­ment ginger tea in an exclusive re­lax­ation suite fronting the Ayung River, while the val­ley vista at re­cep­tion – par­tic­u­larly on a cool, misty morn­ing – is some­thing else. Equally pho­to­genic is the food served at Kubu, the ho­tel’s sig­na­ture mod­ern Euro­pean restau­rant.

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