We (a married couple in our early thirties) stayed for the last two weeks in July. We had a first floor pool view room with balcony.
-great location; just outside the busy centre of Kuta, near to many great restaurants, nearby mall is brilliant with loads of bargains, few minutes walk to beach, easy to explore the rest of the island
-peaceful-we were never woken up or disturbed
-there is a lift to the first and second floors which is great when you've got heavy luggage!
-traditional style hotel with a boutique feel
-friendly staff; everyone is polite, welcomes with a smile and remembers names
-great in house tour operator who organised three day trips with us. We had our own driver/air-conditioned car for a day for £25. He took us all over and provided great local insight!
-clean and tidy
-Right next door to a decent money exchange
-not too many mosquitos
-clean and good sized pool with comfortable beds and plentiful towels (the men who ran the towel counter were brilliant!)
- big room with huge bed and shower. The shower was powerful and bed really comfortable
-free water each day
The less than good:
-the pool bar/cafe...in the two weeks we were there, they were out of stock of coke zero and nachos. Not a big deal but the nachos were one of very few vegetarian options. If you don't stock them, don't have them on the menu! We ordered a salad once which arrived without the avocado it was described as having. When brought out, the waitress didn't apologise for it not being there and when I asked she just said, 'we are out'. This left the salad as a few lettuce leaves, tomatoes and cucumber with a slither of red pepper. We didn't bother again!
-there seemed some confusion over our 'hotel voucher' from our booking agent. We were asked a few times for it and showed them the itinerary etc that we had which they took copies of but it clearly wasn't what they were used to seeing!
-the credit card machine didn't work on the occasions we tried to use it to pay for things at reception
-although we always got a bed by the pool, they were becoming fewer in the second week as the hotel filled up
-after a small earthquake (4) no info was given by the hotel to inform or put our minds at rest. A sign up would have been useful
-although the TV guide said there was bbc news, we didn't get it (again not a huge problem but don't say it is there if not!)
-NO FREE WIFI! We found this odd as pretty much everywhere on the island had it! We don't sit on the Internet on holiday but with the 3 plane crashes that occurred around the world whilst we were there and the small earthquake, we did want it for information, e.g. Checking airline re-routing.
We would recommend this hotel whole heartedly on a room only basis. We had a great stay and were really pleased we booked the Bali Rani.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If your idea of Bali is all about fun, shopping, beach and great dining... Then Bali Rani is where you want to be. It's situated in the popular streets of South Kuta area, among an array of new international restaurants, water recreational park and other family entertainment, and right in front of the Discovery Shopping Mall, the biggest beach-front mall in Bali. Just a 10 minute drive from the airport, our modern facilities from spa, pool, restaurants to meeting & banquet facilities let you enjoy your stay whether for leisure or business at great value. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bali Rani
- Bali Rani Kuta
- Bali Rani Hotel Kuta