The Febris Hotel & Spa is one of the top accommodations in Bali and is located along Jalan Kartika Plaza, South Kuta Beach. This particular site features popular attractions like the Discovery Mall, Kuta Centre and Kuta Square, making it an essential shopping district in Bali. Housing a total of 70 rooms, the 3-star hotel was originally inspired by Tirta Gangga, an iconic village and palace in eastern Bali. With its contemporary architecture and large open spaces, Febris offers a relaxing ambience for single travellers, honeymooners and family units.
Bakung Sari Hotel is a 2-star accommodation that’s situated along Jalan Bakungsari, very near to the popular Kuta Beach. If you dislike long taxi rides, you’ll be delighted to know that the hotel is also located only 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. Each room comes complete with a private balcony offering a stunning view of the beach, and is equipped with standard amenities like multi-channel television and air conditioning. When your tummy starts growling, proceed to the in-house open-air restaurant that serves both Indonesian and Western food.
Nestled within the iconic village of Legian is Sayang Maha Mertha, a 1-star hotel that’s a mere 10-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, 4-minute walk from Kuta Beach and 16-minute car ride from Bali’s capital, Denpasar. With a total of 40 rooms that are housed within Balinese-inspired cottages set amidst palm and coconut trees swaying gently in the breeze, the landscaping at this humbly-sized accommodation inspires inner peace and tranquillity. The in-house eatery also delights with its Indonesian, European and Chinese cuisines.
For a peaceful retreat from the fun chaos of Kuta, simply make a reservation at Dewi Sri Hotel, a 2-star accommodation that hides behind the foliage of trees growing from its private gardens. If you decide to book a stay at one of its superior rooms, you can enjoy a view of the hotel pool and open-air pavilion which is also referred to as “bale”, where guests can enjoy a therapeutic body massage near the pool bar. Also situated near the swimming pool is Mostic, a restaurant offering Western and Indonesian cuisines. If lazing around for prolonged periods of time isn’t your cup of tea, just head out and head on to the nearby Kuta Beach and Legian shopping and entertainment districts.
The 101 Bali Legian is an award-winning hotel (awarded the “Gold Certificate Achievement Security & Safety 2011” and “The Best Hotel & Excellent Service at The Year 2011”) that caters to both business and leisure travellers. The winning point of this 3-star accommodation is its 101 ROOFTOP, Dine & Music Lounge, which allows you to enjoy a tantalising cocktail while cuddling up with your partner in one of the private cabanas as you both take in the view of the majestic sunset. Its 197 well-appointed rooms have also been elegantly designed – so much so that it’s hard to believe it falls under a budget hotel listing.
The Grand Mega Resort & Spa Bali is strategically situated at the cross road of Kuta–Seminyak–Sanur-Nusa Dua, in close proximity to Kuta’s shopping and entertainment district, also known as the land of fun. It is also near other iconic attractions like Kuta Beach and the famous Mall Bali Galleria – Simpang Siur Kuta. This 4-star accommodation houses 135 spacious suites and deluxe Rooms that marry traditional and contemporary design elements, and it is also tailored for both business and leisure travellers.
Do not be fooled by the name of this hotel – one look at its interior and you’ll realise that there’s nothing tired or old-fashioned about Grandmas Hotel Seminyak. As a matter of fact, the 3-star accommodation looks very trendy, and it comes with 114 rooms that marry edge and modernity rather effortlessly. The best of Seminyak can also be experienced just outside the hotel, which is in walking distance from eateries like Kudeta and Gado Gado Restaurant, bars like Syndicate Club and of course, the Seminyak, Petitenget and Legian beaches.
Sri Bungalows is one of the most popular hotels along Monkey Forest Street in Bali. Each of the 24 rooms within this rustic 3-star accommodation flaunts Balinese-inspired architecture, as made evident by the thatched roofs and wooden beds. The view from the in-house swimming pool in particular is exceptionally stunning – from the turquoise waters you can see a tropical garden and paddy field. If you’re in the mood for some shopping, sightseeing or adventure, take note that the hotel is in close proximity to the bustling Ubud Market, the artist’s village of Penestanan, Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park and, of course, the iconic Monkey Forest.
You can find the Abian Boga Guest House and Restaurant at the heart of Sanur, surrounded by the best of manmade entertainment and natural beauty; it is a mere 3-minute walk from Semawang Beach and Sanur’s traditional market and nightlife hotspots. Within this 1-star accommodation, however, you can find 24 well-appointed rooms, each with its own mini library and DVD movie listing. If you love fish, in-house dining comes highly recommended as the restaurant eatery specialises in grilled seafood. You can just sit back in your chair and enjoy the special traditional Balinese dance performance while eating your dinner.
Swastika Bungalows is a 3-star accommodation that’s situated about 250 metres from the beautiful Sanur Beach. Found within the city center, it’s also in close proximity to a number of tourist hotspots such as the Butterfly Park, Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park and the largest and most important Hindu temple in Bali, Mother Temple of Besakih. The hotel itself houses 82 spacious rooms that seamlessly blend modern and traditional Balinese design. If you’re feeling peckish, proceed to any of its two in-house eateries. We recommend the Swastika II Garden Restaurant, a roof-top eatery that allows guests to sample a variety of sandwiches.