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21 reasons to stay in Alila Seminyak, Bali

We all know Alila is a renowned Indonesian luxury hotel chain. Alila means surprise in Sanskrit, that’s most likely your reaction when you will stay in this resort. They already have beautiful properties in Bali like Alila Manggis, Alila Villas Uluwatu or Alila Ubud. They are also exporting Indonesian hospitality in India, Oman and China.

They opened in late 2015 a 240-room beach resort in Seminyak with outdoor pools, a beach bar, a fitness center, a spa and many other facilities. The location is very central, right next to Potato Head beach club, in the heart of Seminyak. You also have a direct access to the beach from the hotel. Here are 21 reasons why you should stay in this luxury resort in Bali.

1. It all starts with this
swimming pool alila seminyak filtered

2. And this…
swimming pool alila seminyak blue sky

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3. The hotel was designed with a wood-friendly eco-spirit mind
exterior wood facade alila hotel smeinyak

4. They have friendly waiters
friendly waiter cocktail

5. The swimming pool is quite awesome
swimming pool palm trees

6. You don’t see the end of it
outdoor swimming pool alila seminyak frontbeach

7. It is really hard to tell…
alila seminyak swimming pool blond girl

8. You have direct access to the beach
direct access to the beach

9. You are never really far from the ocean
beach bar in front of ocean waitress

10. You can stay in a suite
alila seminyak suite interior ocean view

11. With a funky bathroom !
bathroom suite

12. Or you can stay in a deluxe room
deluxe room with terrace alila seminyak

13. You can hear the ocean from your room
terrace with ocean view alila

14. You can chill at the beach bar
beach bar alila seminyak bali

15. And enjoy refreshing cocktails
cocktails at the beach bar

16. You can dine at the restaurant
food alila seminyak restaurant

17. You have many dining options
restaurant terrace alila seminyak

18. Some of them are quite unique…
chef cooking in front of the ocean

19. You can enjoy spa treatments there too
spa entrance

20. You can watch the sunset
sunset alila seminyak bali

21. People usually like it here
sunset at the bar alila

All pictures from Instagram / Alila

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Namaste bungalows Nusa Penida

Namaste Bungalows, a good opportunity to go to Nusa Penida

Don’t go to Bali, just take the boat and get on Nusa Penida…

With a name like this, you may easily find peace, serenity and tranquility. Well one thing we can say about Nusa Penida is that there are not many hotels on this island, located southeast of Bali, some kilometers from Sanur. Though close to its neighbour island which forms a highly popular destination for tourists all over the world, Nusa Penida is the opposite of Bali. At least in the sense of tourism development, leading to beautiful unspoiled lands and beaches. Nusa Penida is much more rustic and quiet than Bali, perfect for the traveller who wants to relax in a peaceful environment.

Namaste Bungalows garden view Nusa Penida

Find serenity at this bungalow resort

At Namaste Bungalows you will certainly find your rest, because this quality accommodation is located far from crowded cities, in between tropical gardens and overlooking the valley and the sea. You can also relax by the swimming pool and have a meal at their cozy-looking restaurant. The resort has 10 wooden bungalows, designed to create a rustic ambiance, yet with a comfortable bed, AC in the deluxe rooms and a modern bathroom with hot water.

Superior Namaste bungalows Nusa Penida
Superior room
refurbished bungalow #4 in Namaste bungalow nusa penida
Newly refurbished bungalow

Both deluxe and superior room have their own terrace. The resort gives an idyllic impression, with roofs made of alang-alang (reed) and furniture made of recycled wood. Other facilities include getting a traditional massage, games for kids and free wifi in the restaurant and lobby.

Restaurant Namaste bungalows Nusa Penida
Restaurant

What to do on Nusa Penida?

There are plenty of things to do on Nusa Penida and Namaste Bungalows is happy to help you organize some activities. Only one kilometer from the bungalows lies Crystal Bay, named after its crystal-clear water. A perfect snorkeling and diving spot with white sand beaches.

Crystal Bay Nusa Penida
Crystal Bay – Source conservenusapenida.wordpress.com

The island is a good place for all kinds of water activities and because of its relatively small size, you can easily make a scooter tour around the island in a day. Namaste Bungalows provides scooter rental and snorkeling sets. The cultural tourist is also in the right place, as Nusa Penida has many traditional villages and is home to some of the most important Hindu temples. The original Nusa Penida dance, Baris Jangkang, can be observed and the local market at Sampalan on the north coast is a good place to experience traditional culture and shop for fresh food or silk sarongs.

pool Namaste bungalows Nusa Penida
Pool of Namaste Bungalows

How to get there?
From Sanur, Bali it is only a 45 minute ride by speed boat (about Rp. 100,000) or a 90 minute ride by jukung, the traditional fishing boat (about Rp. 40,000). Another option is to take a ferry from Padangbai, Bali, which will take about one hour (Rp. 30,000). From the port Toya Pakeh where the boats arrive, it is only 6 km to Namaste Bungalows.

Superior room in high season: Rp. 450,000/night including breakfast for 2 persons.
Deluxe room in high season: Rp. 600,000/night including breakfast for 2 persons.

Namaste Bungalows
Jalan Raya Sakti, Sakti
Nusa Penida

 

Restaurant view Jungle Retreat Hotel Ubud

Jungle Retreat Ubud by Kupu Kupu Barong

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A peaceful stay at the Jungle Retreat Hotel

If you like to escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali’s more crowded places, the Jungle Retreat Hotel in Ubud is a good option. This place is surrounded by tropical forest and offers many amenities to ensure you a romantic and relaxing time. Located outside of the city center in the village of Kedewatan, at Jungle Retreat you overlook the jungle, can relax by the rooftop pool, rest at the gazebo or get a treatment at the spa.

Restaurant La View Jungle Retreat Hotel Ubud
La View Restaurant

The luxury hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway, but is a great place to stay with families as well. Just have a look at the different kinds of suites and see which one fits you best. The design of the rooms reflects the Javanese and Balinese architecture and wood-carving art, creating a natural ambiance. You don’t have to worry about any shortcomings, as the hotel is plentiful of modern facilities.

Suites and facilities

At Jungle Retreat you can choose between 39 Deluxe Suites, 8 Pool View Suites and 2 Garden Pool Villas. The Deluxe Suites have a great view over the jungle, while the Pool View Suites are located just a couple of steps from the main swimming pool. At the more remote Garden Pool Villa you have your own private pool and rooms to get a spa treatment.

Deluxe Suite Jungle Retreat Ubud
Deluxe Suite

Besides, at Jungle Retreat every guest has access to the Spa by L’OCCITANE where you can receive a traditional Balinese massage, participate in yoga sessions, or use the fitness room to optimize your well-being. For dinner, there is something to suit every taste, as Jungle Retreat has three restaurants with different cuisines, from Indonesian to Western to Japanese. While having your dinner, enjoy a Balinese dance or the spectacular view over the forests.

What to do in the surrounding

If you choose to explore the surroundings of Jungle Retreat, the hotel can help you organise some interesting activities. The varied options offer something fun for everybody. Go rafting, take a Balinese cooking class, go on an elephant safari or rent a bike to tour through the landscape. The hotel also offers a free shuttle service to Ubud center, which is less than a 30 minutes drive. Ubud is well-known as the cultural center of Bali where you can shop for hand-crafted souvenirs, visit the art museum Puri Lukisan, attend different Balinese dance performances and roam around the Sacred Monkey Forest.

Swimming pool Jungle Retreat Hotel Ubud
Swimming Pool

How to get there ?From Ngurah Rai Airport to Jungle Retreat:The hotel offers an airport transfer, which will take 45 minutes to Ubud depending on traffic. Kedewatan village is located a few kilometers north of Ubud center.

Deluxe Suite starting from Rp. 2,500,000 (Breakfast included).

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Jungle Retreat Hotel Ubud by Kupu Kupu Barong
Jalan Raya Kedewatan Kedewatan,
Ubud
Bali 80571

Kupu Kupu Barong is located just 20 meters away from Jungle Retreat.

Twin double bed room in Jungle retreat by Kupu Kupu

Jungle Retreat Ubud by Kupu Kupu Barong

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Mencecap Suasana Surgawi di Hotel Jungle Retreat Bali

Cobalah hotel ini kalau berencana ke Bali. Alam pedesaan Ubud yang tenteram, ditambah pemandangan alami hutan, akan membuat Anda merasakan kemewahan sekaligus ketenangan di sini. Bayangkan asyiknya menginap di tengah hutan.

Deluxe Suite double bed in Jungle retreat by Kupu Kupu
Deluxe Suite

Jangan khawatir. Lokasi penginapan berbintang empat ini tidak terlalu pelosok hutan. Jadi, Anda tak perlu sampai memikirkan binatang buas, tak ada sinyal, atau sulitnya akses ke pusat keramaian.

Fasilitas Penginapan di Jungle Retreat

Lounge, bar, internet, semuanya ada. Sama dengan hotel-hotel lain. Tapi Jungle Retreat hanya memiliki 39 kamar Deluxe Suites, delapan kamar Pool View Suites, dan dua kamar Garden Pool Villa. Kamar-kamar itu hadir berkelas dengan corak perabotan serta gaya arsitektur Jawa dan Bali yang klasik.

Tamiang Restaurant view at night in Jungle retreat
Tamiang Restaurant

Di rooftop B, ada Restoran Tamiang yang siap menjamu Anda dengan masakan tradisional Indonesia. Rumah makan ini buka mulai pukul 8.00-23.00. Lalu di rooftop A, Anda bisa menjajal menu-menu tradisional Jepang ala Oishi Tei. Restoran ini buka mulai pukul 2.30 dini hari sampai 22.00.

kolam renang di Jungle retreat Ubud by Kupu Kupu barong
Kolam Renang

Ingin masakan ala Asia Tenggara atau Prancis? Mampirlah ke Rumah Makan La View yang terletak agak terpisah. Sebenarnya, ini bukan restoran asli milik Jungle Retreat. Hanya, kebetulan berada dalam satu managemen dengan Kupu-kupu Barong. Sehingga, tamu hotel pun berhak mengaksesnya. Termasuk juga perawatan tubuh Mango Tree Spa by L’Occitane.

Fasilitas kebugaran yang dimiliki Hotel Jungle Retreat sendiri bernama Wana Spa. Di sana, Anda bisa memanjakan diri dengan berbagai treatment mewah. Mau berolahraga? Fitness center tersedia 24 jam.

Apa Hal Unik yang Bisa Dilakukan di Hotel Jungle Retreat?

Anda dapat makan malam romantis di salah satu restoran, menyewa sepeda untuk berolahraga sekaligus berjalan-jalan ke sekitar, belajar tari Bali, ikut kelas memasak masakan Bali, kelas yoga, rafting, atau bersafari dengan gajah. Anda bahkan bisa menggelar meeting atau acara di tengah hutan (namun tetap berfasilitas bintang empat).

Deluxe Suite double bedroom in Jungle retreat by Kupu Kupu Barong
Deluxe Suite

Sewaktu-waktu, Anda pun bisa keluar hotel untuk mencari suasana lain. Misalnya, mengunjungi Gaya Art Space yang hanya berjarak sekitar 1,8 kilometer dari hotel, Konsulat Spanyol yang berjarak 2,1 kilometer, Museum Seni Neka yang berjarak 2,6 kilometer, atau Museum Antonio Blanco yang berjarak 2,7 kilometer.

Pendeknya, hotel ini saya rekomendasikan untuk keluarga yang ingin berlibur dengan tenang. Suasana surgawinya, percayalah, takkan Anda lupakan sekembalinya nanti.

Hotel Jungle Retreat Ubud by Kupu Kupu Barong
Jl. Raya Kedewatan
Kedewatan, Ubud
Bali 80571

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Anda juga mungkin menyukai hotel berikut di Ubud:
- Alaya Ubud
Hanging Gardens Ubud
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 Komaneka at Bisma
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 The Samaya Ubud

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The Best Eco Stays and Eco Lodges around Bali

While staying in a Eco Lodge you can enjoy a relaxing holiday and make your contribution to sustainable tourism at the same time.

You have an impressive choice of Hotels in Bali, from budget to Luxury, from Kuta to Lovina and beyond… So you won’t have any problems to find an accommodation while staying on the island of Gods. But what if you want to stay in a more preserved area. What if you want enjoy your leisure time in an Eco stay or Eco-Lodge ?

This is a rising trend in Bali : traveling for a purpose. You want to travel more responsibly, get to know the local culture and minimize your impact on the environment: Eco-Tourism is made for you ! In Bali, the “capital” of Eco-Tourism is Ubud, this is the place where you will find many eco-tourism projects and initiatives. By the way, what exactly is an Eco-lodge ?

The only thing you need to know here is whether you want to be in the mountains or near the beach… Staying in a Eco Lodge or a Green Hotel is a good way to travel sustainably in Indonesia. It is a way to connect with nature, meet the locals and discover places unknown. Here is a list of the Top Eco Stay and Eco Villages in Bali: Green and Luscious.

1. Lovina Dolphin Ecolodge (North Bali)
Lovina dolphin ecolodge wood bungalows and swimming poolBeach/Price Range: $$$

2. Puri Lumbung Cottages in Munduk Village (North Bali)puri lumbung eco friendly cottagesMountain/Price Range: $$$$

3. Saribuana Ecolodge (Central Bali)Saribuana ecolodge Bali Yoga placeMountain/Price Range: $$$$

4. Bali Ecostay Bali Eco stay bungalow in green environmentMountain/Price Range: $$$$

5. Puri Dajuma Cottages in West Balipuri dajuma cottage in West BaliBeach/Price Range: $$$$

6. Bali Ecovillage, near KintamaniBali ecovillage wood bungalows in KintamaniMountain/Price Range: $$$$

7. Swasti Eco Cottages, Ubudswasti eco cottages restaurant and organic gardenMountain/Price Range: $$$$$

8. Kali Manik Eco Resort (North Bali)Kali Manik Eco resort wood bungalow exterior daylightBeach/Price Range: $$$$

9. Surya Shanti Villa (East Bali)surya shanti villas swimming pool in front of ricefieldsMountain/Price Range: $$$$$

10. Desa Seni Village Resort in Canggu (near Seminyak)desa seni wood bungalows at daylight in cangguBeach/Price Range: $$$$$

If you want to discover other incredible Eco-Lodges in Indonesia, have a look at our pick of the Top Eco-Lodges and Green Hotels.

What about Nusa Penida ?

Namaste Bungalows

namaste wood bungalows in nusa penidaBeach/ Price Range: $$$

Novotel Promenade Bali Airport 4 star

Novotel Ngurah Rai, Satu Lagi Hotel dalam Bandara Bali

The hotel is now open for reservations !

Sebagian dari kita sulit bangun tepat waktu. Entah karena terlalu capek beraktivitas atau memang sudah kebiasaan. Yang jelas, akibatnya fatal. Terutama bila terlanjur memesan penerbangan pagi, atau bahkan subuh. Nah, salah satu trik untuk mengakali masalah sulit bangun ini adalah dengan menginap di hotel dalam bandara. Ya, seperti Novotel Ngurah Rai ini.

lobby di novotel ngurah rai bali bandara

Jadi dengan begitu, Anda tinggal memesan wake up call 1-2 jam menjelang jadwal boarding ke resepsionis. Dan setelah tiba waktunya, Anda dibangunkan, mandi, check out dan melompat ke Aula Keberangkatan Bandara. Praktis, bukan?

novotel bali airport kamar superior

Tempat-tempat Menarik di Sekitar

Sayangnya, ada juga kelemahan menginap di hotel yang posisinya di dalam bandara. Anda akan jauh dari mana-mana. Demi keamanan penerbangan dan warga setempat, bandara memang selalu dibangun jauh dari pusat keramaian. Akibatnya, di Novotel Ngurah Rai, Anda harus berpuas diri menikmati fasilitas-fasilitas hotel.

All Day Dining at Novotel Ngurah Rai in Bali
All Day Dining

Tapi bagaimanapun, Anda tetap bisa keluar dari bandara ketika menginginkan suasana lain. Melakukan perawatan di Anika Spa & Hair Beauty Salon, misalnya. Jaraknya hanya satu kilometer. Boleh juga Anda mengunjungi Circus Waterpark Bali, pusat rekreasi permainan air yang terletak dua kilometer ke arah timur laut dari bandara. Atau Waterbom Bali di sebelah utara yang juga berjarak kurang-lebih sama.

function room at Novotel Ngurah Rai Bali

Keuntungan Strategis

Bila Anda melancong untuk urusan bisnis, hotel strategis ini cocok sekali. Anda tinggal check in begitu mendarat, menyelesaikan urusan Anda entah di mana, check out, lalu terbang pulang. Selesai.

Anda pun bisa booking spontan ketika terjadi, misalnya, delay penerbangan yang lama. Daripada harus berkeringat mencari penginapan lain di luar kompleks bandara, kenapa tidak mencoba menikmati Hotel Novotel yang baru ini?

Fasilitas untuk Tamu

Meskipun terletak di bandara, Novotel Ngurah Rai tidak ingin memberi kesan sekadar sebagai penginapan transit. Untuk tamu-tamunya, akomodasi berbintang empat ini menawarkan sekaligus 214 kamar, sebuah restoran, tiga bar, lounge, kolam renang outdoor, spa, ballroom. Semua itu difasilitasi dengan wi-fi.

Setiap kamarnya dilengkapi oleh sofa bed, bath up atau shower, meja kerja, TV, hair dryer, brankas, dan coffe/tea maker. Ruangannya pun cukup luas untuk menampung dua orang dewasa dan dua anak-anak.

Maka jika kenyamanan dan kepraktisan yang Anda cari ketika berada di Bali, inilah hotel Anda.

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sunset beach menggening Beach Bali

7 most romantic Beach Resorts for Valentine’s Day

February, the month of love, is almost here. With Valentines around the corner, this would be a great time to prepare a romantic retreat to show how much you cherish your loved one. We have a hunch that you might be looking for the most romantic beach resorts in Indonesia.

Here’s 7 most romantic beach resorts in Indonesia. Order is based on location, starting from the West to the East of Indonesia, on some of the most beautiful white sand beaches of the country.

1. Sumur Tiga Resort, Weh Island.

On the far west of Indonesia is Weh Island, the location of Sumur Tiga Resort. Wooden rooms are built hanging over cliffs, giving you a spacious view of the Hindia Ocean. Below is semi private white sand beach with clear blue water. You can spend time enjoying the elevated view or have a swim at the perfect beach opening to Hindia Ocean, all with the service of Freddy’s staff of the Sumur Tiga Beach.
Freddie’s Sumur Tiga, Sabang, Weh Island, Sabang. Prices start at IDR 290,000 per night for 2 people.

2. Air Manis Resort, Padang

Surprisingly, Padang has a beautiful resort located on the hills just overlooking the Air Manis Beach. This resort is a huge house, much of the walls made of glass for the spectacular view. The steep lawn down to is its million-dollar view being the spot to gaze out from soothing sunset all the way to a candle light dinner. As for dinner, you know Padang is home to delicious food.
Jalan Air Manis No 151, Bukit Gado Gado, Kel. Koto Kaciak, Padang Selatan, West Sumatra. Prices start at USD $150 per night for 2 people

3. Pulau Macan Resort, Kepulauan Seribu.

Not to far from the busy Jakarta, is an island getaway. Pulau Macan, also known as Tiger Island, is located at the Kepulauan Seribu mini archipelago. Their open lodges with private access directly to the beach would make it the perfect romantic getaway, not too far from the capital. With full board service, you and your loved one must bring is time for each other.
Pulau Macan, 1000 islands (1 hour by boat from Jakarta). Prices start at IDR 890,000 per night for 2 people

4. Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali.

When it comes to luxury and romance, Alila might on the top of the list. Nothing is less than excellence, especially their treatment for those in love. Villas are located on a private cliff with beach access below. Private pools are located within the villas can substitute a trip to the beach. With well-designed villas and round-the-clock services, there’s really no reason to step out from the private area or the company of each other.
Jl Belimbing Sari, Banjar Tambiyak, Desa Pecatu 80364, Bali. Prices start at USD $800 per night for a 1-bedroom pool Villa.

5. Waiterang Resort, Flores.

If diving is your thing, then the perfect romantic retreat would be Waiterang Resort. The resort is located on the rocky black sand beach on the north coast of Flores, not far from Maumere. Its calm sea is heavenly for a swim, underneath cloudless skies. A boat trip to the nearest island will bring you the white sand beaches where you can spend time alone on no man’s land. They say the world belongs to those in love and that’s exactly what you’ll experience here.

6. Maratua Resort, Maratua Island.

Maratua is a resort with bungalows above the water with white sand bottom. The sand creates a turquoise oasis at your feet. Located on Maratua Island, this resort is far from the busy mob of Derawan Island, and so close to long stretch of white sandy beach and the pool of stingless jellyfish of Kakaban Island. If that’s not enough nature, there are the occasional sightings of turtles warming memories of your getaway.

7. Ora Beach Resort, Seram Island.

How can things be more romantic that a bungalow elevated above clear water with a view to the orange sunset? Ora Beach is located within a tight bay with calm sea as it’s front lawn. Private bungalows hover over pristine corals making it possible to jump out of your balcony room and enjoy a swim. Restricted to a limited amount of guest at one time, the resort guarantees a peaceful moment every day of your stay.

Mercure Bali Legian outside

Mercure Bali Legian, 5 minutes walk from Legian beach

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A very convenient location for this massive 321 Rooms Hotel by Accor. Mercure is already present in Bali in several locations such as : Kuta, Harvestland Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua.

Hanging pool in Mercure Bali Legian

I went there with the intention to relax in a very central location. This definitely the best about this hotel: its location on Jalan Legian, in the heart of Kuta/Legian. I can walk 5 minutes to get to the beach, by walking down Jalan Melasti (Legian Beach). The swimming pool is very relaxing as it was quiet even though it is located close to busy Jalan legian (the swimming pool is slightly elevated to the street). The hotel is brand new as it just opened in 2015. It has a modern and minimalist design. The breakfast at Ancak restaurant was very complete with a wide choice for the morning buffet. This Hotel features another swimming pool, smaller than the one on the first floor, overlooking Jalan Legian. One of the best locations for a 4-star Hotel in Legian.

The wide Choice of types of bedroom

Whether you go there for a romantic week-end with your loved one, for a family trip or for a fun trip with your best friends, you will be able to find something to match your accommodation needs among this:
- 62 Superior King
-113 Superior Twin Beds
- 80 Deluxe King Beds with a private balcony
- 40 Deluxe Twin Beds with a private balcony
- 2 Junior Suites with King Beds
- 5 Executives Suites with private balcony
- 19 Deluxe King Bed with private pool

Last but not least, you can enjoy the services of a Spa and a Fitness club.

Fitness club with infinity pool view

Mercure Bali Legian
Jl Legian No 328 – Legian Kelod Kuta
80361 Bali

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hotel neo seminyak outside at night

Hotel NEO Seminyak on Jalan Petitenget, Bali

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I booked this hotel only few hours before my flight from Jakarta to Bali. NEO Hotel is located on Jl. Petitenget in Seminyak, Bali. It’s about 12 kilometers from Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar. By taxi, I reached it in no more than 30 minutes, but i guessed i was lucky not to have too much traffic.

Hotel lobby of NEO seminyak

First impression? I loved the appearance. From exterior to interior, the hotel gives a feeling of modernity. It is not that big since it is only 101 rooms, standard size for a chain Hotel. It’s simple, but stylish and chic. The standard room is pretty spacious with a nice bed. In Bali, I sometimes had problems with shower but in NEO Hotel, the water pressure was good. Hot water was running well during my stay. There are a tea­ and coffee maker in the room, a safety box, a TV with many international channels, and free WiFi in the rooms.

But I didn’t want to spend my whole time there so, I went out and enjoyed Seminyak busy atmosphere. From the hotel staff, I know that there are a lot of attractions around:

1. Beaches: Grey sand Petitenget Beach (with Pura Petitenget) for sunset sight, white sand Legian Beach and Echo Beach for surfing.

2. Restaurants and cafés: Seminyak Square (shopping center too), Potato Head (bars and retail too), Naughty Nuri’s Batubelig (good pork ribs), Ku De Ta (fancy beach club).

3. Temples: Tanah Lot, a temple on a large offshore rock, is only 20 kilometers from Denpasar.

4. Relaxation: Rob Peetoom Hair Spa is just five minutes walking from the hotel, not to mention other massage and relaxing places.

5. Nightlife: La Favela or Motel Mexicola, to have a drink and dance

Every time I went back to the hotel, the staff was always friendly to have a chat and to see if I needed anything. My room was always clean and neat again too. I took a warm shower and had dinner in the hotel restaurant with Beef BBQ Ribs.

NEO Seminyak
Jl. Petitenget 2, Kerobokan,
Seminyak, Bali

re3_re-three Canggu Bali White Orchid room

Re-3 in Canggu, knocking on wood

For your next trip to North Seminyak in Bali, let’s have a look at this environment-friendly bungalows in Canggu. Recycled Wood has been used to build the bungalows of Re-3, no trees has been cut. The wood old has been taken from old houses in Java, some handyman then built the bungalows in a pretty gentle way. The Eco-bungalows are located 2kms away from the beach, a surfer’s paradise. I found the place cosy and not pretentious.

It is one big house divided in 3 rooms : Black VIP, White orchid and Bali Love. They all come with an individual bathroom.

Re-3 stands for Relax, Retreat and Recreate, maybe we can add Recycle ?

Attractions nearby: Berewa beach and Echo Beach (Batu Mejan), surfing in Canggu beach, Kerobokan/Seminyak is located 6.5 km away.

Prices starts at US $ 35 per night (room for 2 people)

Where to have a drink in the area ? Deus Ex Machina, Jalan Batu Mejan #8, Canggu

RE3 | RE-THREE 
Jalan Pantai Berawa
Gang Nusa Indah 2,
Canggu, Bali