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Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
Ranked #5 of 252 Hotels in Kuta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed for 4 nights in Bali. Thank goodness only staying 1 night in Discovery. We barely able to sleep due to the loud music nextdoor (District Karaoke). The music went on until 3 am!!
The room itself very small and old dated, very overpriced for its quality. The balcony is very tiny space that can barely handle towel rack.

Given room with parking lot view. Staff indifference to guest complaints.
Never stay here again despite close proximity to Discovery Mall. There are so many better place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel a day as a gift from a friend, and I really enjoyed staying there. The outlook of the resorts is fabulous and you will certainly be dazzled by the picturesque of its surroundings. This resort is ideal not just for business travelers but also honeymooners, big families, group of friends or even governmental people. All the staff seemed to love having conversation with the guests, made me feel welcome. They are so friendly and chatty that you will never be bored in their company.

Room Tip: Try the beach front
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Thank sethlestath
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

We had to come back to Bali from another Indonesian island, 2 days before Christmas.
Try to find a room in Kuta that close to Christmas!

Well Discovery Kartika Plaza had one waiting for us!
The reservation on a bad quality phone from my side was really efficient, they even offered me a better price than what I've found directly on their website.

It is an expensive hotel (I wouldn't be surprised if you could find some earlybirds/last minute offers online though) but you get what you pay for!

The security at the entry, the massive fountain and this gigantic lobby are just a few features making you already feel the luxury of this place and welcome you by putting a smile on your face!

The staff was always smiling, friendly and helpful. We were treated like a real 5 star hotel should treat you!

We had a Deluxe Room on the South Side, it was a bit of a walk from the elevator and the lobby but it didn't matter at all! We have time as we are on holidays!
The room was spacious with a big LCD-TV, a real king-size bed, and a decent bathroom with a big shower and all the body products you could imagine.
The balcony glass-door had also wooden doors to get a real dark room at night and during the day to offer you the best sleeping conditions! You wouldn't get them if it had curtains!
The housekeeping team was making animals with towels and it was always a happy surprise to come back to our room to a beautiful monkey on the balcony door or a beautiful heart shaped sculpture on the bed. We were in love with this detail! Beautiful touch! Bravo!

The swimming-pool is not big. It is HUGE! Ocean view, plenty of sunbeds, swim-up bar with about 15 chairs and wonderful staff.
Too many kids at the pool to my taste for the price we pay for this kind of hotels but I guess they are allowed to go on holidays too!

The Discovery Kartika has 3 restaurants and 2 bars.
We only tried the Pond restaurant as it is where you eat breakfast.
This was a life-saver! The best breakfast we ate in Bali! Separated in 3 zones (Asian food, Western food and healthy food), there is something for everyone! Absolutely delicious!
The coffee was still average but hey it's Bali, don't expect to drink a good coffee there anyway!
Only deception: it is missing some key food components to a breakfast: no peanut butter, no Nutella, no Vegemite, no bananas in the fruit section.
We tried the 2 bars.
Tupai Bar is located next to the lobby and was offering good Lattés for my partner, vintage glass coke bottles for myself and delicious sandwiches and tapas (please try those wedges and those nachos you won't regret it)
Kul Kul Pool Bar had amazing cocktails (special honors to the Bananarama cocktail), the best cocktails we drank in Bali! The staff was amazing. They were so friendly and chatty and played board games with us while we were drinking. We had a great time there!
Overall, drinks and food are a lot pricier than other hotels and bars/restaurant! If you don't want to leave the hotel, you will spend a small fortune there! But I am also confident you will not end up sick if you eat at this hotel!

The Fitness center is at the same location as the Spa.
We didn't try the spa but we went to the fitness center.
They have a big variety of gym equipment for a hotel. Everything seemed close to brand-new.
We also played squash and tennis there. You can also play table tennis if you wish.
Only disappointment: they charge you to hire squash and tennis equipment and it is not cheap at all! IDR100.000 per person per hour ($10 AUD per person per hour).
For a hotel of this class you would assume they let you use the equipment and they would charge you only if you damage it. The price of the room is high enough in my opinion to cover 1 hour of tennis and 1 hour of squash.

The WiFi reception and quality was really good pretty much everywhere. The best reception from our room was on the balcony.

They have free umbrellas in the room. Thank you, we had a lot of rain around Christmas!

This hotel is perfectly located. 1min walk to Discovery Mall, quality hotels/bars/restaurants/spas within 10-15min walk radius, 10min walk from Kuta Square (or IDR10.000 by Taxi). We used the taxi only once because of heavy rains!

Some negative points about Discovery Kartika Plaza:
- no staff walked us to our room on arrival (disappointing for a 5-star hotel)
- our airport transfer was not waiting for us with a sign, I've had to call the hotel for the guy to show up (waste of time and money - they still charged me $10 or $20 for it)
- no bath in the bathroom - shower only
- no separate toilet
- hiring some sports equipment is extra money to pay (considering the price of the stay, it should be included)
Also, those negative points didn't ruin the overall experience but it would be appreciated if it was taken into consideration for our next stay.

Overall, we loved Discovery Kartika Plaza. This will definitely be our first choice hotel next time we plan to go to Bali. Hopefully, we may be able to find some attractive packages with a more attractive price. This is a real 5 star hotel!
I would love to be able to afford coming back there next time and I would recommend this hotel to anyone! Mostly couples as it is a romantic place and also because I don't believe in 5 star hotels being suited for kids!

Room Tip: Pay extra for pool or ocean view if you can afford it
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank JeffyZeFrench
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Hotel is very clean and maintenance is excellent. Room is very spacious and comfortable. Staff are very friendly. We enjoyed our four night stay in this hotel and would again stay here when we go to Bali. Breakfast spread was very good and we enjoyed the Grand seafood buffet with live dance performance at The Pond restaurant on Friday night. We also liked the walk at the back of the hotel along the Ocean and just to sit on the lounge chairs enjoying the sights and sounds of the ocean.
The only problem we had is the faint sound of the nightclub in a nearby property which goes on till 4am in the morning.
Overall a great experience and I would recommend anybody coming to Bali to stay at this hotel.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

We walked from Seminyak back to this Hotel and couldn't match another Hotel which had the grounds and seaview like Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel. It has 3 onsite Restaurants (Japanese, International and Italian) which are all excellent and reasonabley priced (apart from the wine!). Spend the days out on the bustling streets but enjoy the ambiance of eating at the hotel, with outside candle lit dinners with the beautiful sea breeze to keep reminding you where we are. Day spa is also excellent and so is the pool and bar facilities. Every vehicle entering complex is security checked. Downside is they have crap wi-fi for rooms furthest away from main building. TV guide would help too.

Room Tip: We had the deluxe with sea view
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jacq-Oz
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We stayed as a family of 5 with teenage kids in December for 10 nights and enjoyed the experience of staying here the staff were wonderful. They pool guys in Ari,Smiley and Happy made us feel most welcome and had our kids involved in all activities thank you guys the service at the pool bar was excellent and breakfast was one of the best buffets I have had in Asia location is good for shopping with plenty of places to eat outside resort
thank you to the management of this hotel the standard you have set in training your team and their willingness to make guests feel welcome is the best I have experienced in Asia
This hotel will be our first choice on return to bali

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

The room isn't very modern and new but the experience is great. Great restaurant and in-room dining. We had nice japanese food by the beach and a whole package of spa. The only not so good part of the spa was the food that was served cold. In short, I also enjoyed the view, location and spa!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel

Address: Jl. Kartika Plaza, Kuta 80361, Indonesia
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Region: Indonesia > Bali > Kuta District > Kuta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Kuta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Kuta
#2 Family Hotel in Kuta
#3 Spa Hotel in Kuta
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kuta
#4 Luxury Hotel in Kuta
Price Range: £97 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 318
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel offers the warmth of Balinese service with caring and thoughtful service. Set on 8-hectares of gardens and ponds, along 550-metres of private beach, are 318 rooms, suites, and villas. This includes villas with beachfront access, ocean view suites, and ocean front rooms.The hotel has 3 dining outlets, 2 bars and 2 lounges, and facilities such as a swimming pool, full service business centre, day spa, and Kid’s Club. Spacious function rooms, including a 700 sqm ballroom, and a private helipad allow for grand celebrations, romantic weddings, private business meetings, or large conferences.The hotel proves welcoming for couples, friends, families and business executives. Its convenient location makes it an ideal gateway to the vibrant and colourful sights of central Kuta. It is within walking distance to the main Kuta shopping areas, including the neighbouring Discovery Shopping Mall, Waterbom Park as well as a variety of retail, dining and entertainment options. ... more   less 
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