A nature retreat
Lift Treetop is located in Penestanan, a suburb of Ubud, on the island of Bali. A scooter along a winding path through the rice fields is the only way to get to the hotel.
Opened in September 2019, Lift is an experimental hotel designed by German architect Alexis Dornier and his partner Luis Urcuy. The project consists of raising structures off the ground to have a less invasive footprint and impact on the environment, not to mention cost-reducing and faster to build. The project is also about taking advantage of the height on aspects such as natural cooling, shading through trees, keeping away from mosquitoes, and enjoying a new perspective. Most hotels on the island are made out of concrete and often offer the same experience. The result is a simple and light architecture using a minimum of materials, in an industrial style nestled in the rainforest.
Lift includes 3 lodges perched 12 meters in the air. The lodges are accessible by a spiral staircase made of recycled steel. Each one is named after a famous author – Stanley Kubrick, Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell – and has a different character through the design and layout of the spaces. All of them have wooden floors, thatched roofs mounted on a wood frame, and floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing you to be completely immersed in nature and literally feel like you in the canopy. The spaces are tastefully furnished with carpets, rattan furniture, and recycled wood. Each lodge has a bathroom with a rain shower, a balcony, an outdoor roof terrace, and a hammock hanging from the scaffolding.
The hotel grounds include a small infinity pool, a bar, a jungle terrace, a yoga platform on stilts, and a steam sauna.
Lift Treetop is a memorable and exclusive experience in an exotic environment.
We love Lift Teetop for:
Perched 12m in the trees
Tropical jungle view
Recycled contraction materials
Yoga platform on stilts
Double room from 25 € per night during low season.