A honeymoon destination favorite, Bali is renowned for its luxurious romantic resorts and idyllic island setting. Considered Indonesia’s pride and glory, this island has everything to offer; with holidays for the rich and fabulous as well as for backpackers, there is plenty of accommodation to choose from. With extravagant five-star resorts, boutique design hotels, private beach side apartments and quirky hostels there is an ideal place for everyone to call home for the duration of their holiday. We’ve whittled it down to the 10 best hotels to help you decide.
Situated on the Legian-Kuta beachfront, there is more than one reason why The Legian is of one of the premium resorts in Bali. Boasting five restaurants specializing in different cuisines, therapeutic and rejuvenating spa treatments and a prime location for heading out surfing, this hotel has all the amenities for a perfect stay in the South of Bali. With a selection of pool side villas, guesthouses and bungalows there is a style of room to suit everyone, all of them abundant with comfort.
Amongst Seminyak’s established chic and desirable resorts, W Bali Seminyak sparkles with glamour and class. Providing every service anyone could dream of, its guests can relax in the large pool area, get pampered at the spa, work out at the fitness center and attend a quick conference call in the business center. Here, you can also select a form of light entertainment in their library of books and DVDs, indulge at one of the restaurants and let your hair down at the bar. If you want to be treated like royalty, this is the place to stay.
One of the best hostels in Bali for backpackers and holiday makers alike, In Da Lodge offers excellent customer service and quality facilities for a budget price. They have two bars and serve delicious, freshly prepared and affordable meals. There’s also a stylish swimming pool with comfortable bean bags to sink into. With all of these, staying In Da Lodge doesn’t feel like staying in a hostel. A thoroughly welcoming atmosphere with communal seating, a vast library to select reading material from, a projector to play films on, a balcony for each room and the possibility to book excursions at the reception, In Da Lodge has thought of everything to cater for its guests every need. An exceptionally attentive and warm place to stay.
An affordable and simple hotel in the island’s capital, slick and stylish Ganga Hotel & Apartment is a reliable place to stay. The rooms are memorable for their clean presentation and large beds which make for a restful night’s sleep; each one has a mini fridge perfect for keeping a chilled beverage in after a day in the tropical heat. Equipped with a swimming pool and a convenient restaurant this hotel is a great place to stay if heading to this location.
Indulge in a throwback to decades past with this cutting-edge retro-style design hotel. Luna2 epitomises its ethos to ‘respect the past, welcome the future and…to have fun in the process!’ With a nod to the iconic 60s era. Celebrating Twiggy, the first moon landing and the Rubik’s cube, Luna2 has a giant smile-inducing personality. Originality around every corner, Luna2 Studiotel, situated appropriately in the utterly fashionable Seminyak, is truly one of the most unique and enjoyable hotels you’ll find.
NB Bali Guest House provides very reasonably priced studio rooms, each of which has its own bathroom, television and queen sized bed. Ideal for travelers on a budget, this guest house is located close to Kuta’s happening beach scene and pumping nightlife. With free lifts to the beach on the back of a motorbike – a Balinese signature transportation method – you’re never too far from the fun surf culture, and with their affordable rooms you’ll always have extra money in pocket for a wild night at Sky Garden.
One of the loveliest places to stay in Uluwatu, with a relaxed and welcoming ambiance, stunning views over jungle foliage and sapphire blue sea, Waroeng Surya is a place that feels like home from the first day. Waroeng Surya retains a community spirit by putting on movie nights –specifically surf movies – and other lighthearted events. Located near to the famed Uluwatu Temple and Single Fin surf bar, there is always something to do here, even if that’s merely enjoying life’s simple pleasures sipping on a beer at sunset in the Waroeng Surya restaurant.
A boutique hotel advocating and specialising in leading an eco-lifestyle, Bambu Indah in Ubud is a natural and environmentally friendly haven. Made from restored Javanese bridal homes, the rooms here boast fine detailing and unique vintage charm. Inspired by the creativity and rich artistry found all over Indonesia, Bambu Indah retains personal engagement and features simultaneously luxurious and natural designs. So much more than just a hotel, watch the owners’ TED talks where they discuss using bamboo as a building material and sustainable living; truly powerful and inspiring ethics.
Situated on the North side of the island, Damai Villas has the irresistible charm of being away from crowded tourist areas; this is the ultimate place to experience genuine Bali. A dreamy setting among the hills by the North coast, with views of Java’s volcanoes peaking over the distant horizon, Damai is a heavenly slice of escapism. Visit the nearby spice plantations or explore concealed treasures waiting to be discovered. With excellent service and facilities including a quality restaurant and spa, embrace the bliss and expect the heartache imposed on departure from this utopian resort.
Inspired by traditional Balinese art and culture, Puri Madawi offers a comfortable stay in an authentically designed environment. With tailored customer service, activities can be booked at the hotel reception; however, located at the Northern tip of Seminyak, a mere 300 metres from the beach, it is simple to stroll along the beach and arrange the day from there. If venturing out is too strenuous, the swimming pool surrounded by luscious tropical trees provides the ideal tranquil atmosphere for relaxation.