After a week at very nice hotels in Bali, my daughter and I decided to extend our stay for an extra few days. Being 23 years old, she obviously wanted to stay in Kuta for the night life, but June is peak season and awfully busy, so the only hotel which could accommodate us was The Maxi.
My gut feeling told me that it was probably not a good idea because the hotel is located directly opposite Paddy's and all the bars, so would obviously be noisy. But beggars can't be choosers and the receptionist promised us a "quiet" room at the back for $70 US dollars per night.
Our room was ho-hum and nothing special but we were grateful to have somewhere to stay. However, soon after checking in, I found water all over the bathroom floor as the toilet cistern was over-flowing. They sent a couple of workmen up and within a few minutes told me it was "fixed". Soon after that, I went shopping because there was a lot of drilling noise from renovation work being done somewhere nearby.
When I returned after supper time, I found the bathroom floor soaking wet again, and they sent more workmen up. An hour later, I peeked into the bathroom and saw them physically dismantling the loo and there was "poo" all over the floor!
In great distress, I whizzed downstairs and complained to the duty manageress. She was pleasant enough, but not all that helpful. Her solution was to offer me a lower rate of $55 US per night for my remaining three days at the hotel. Ludicrous!
By the time the workmen had stopped faffing around in the bathroom, it was nearly midnight. As I could not get another room elsewhere that night, I told them to put the loo back the way it was and clean up the floor! Ghastly night, and to top it off, our so called "quiet" room was quite the opposite. The boom-boom noise from the clubs across the road was an absolute nightmare! We eventually got to sleep at 4 am.
I have been visiting Bali for 23 years, and have never encountered a hotel as dreadful as this for noise, extremely sub-standard room, and the most dreadful bathroom facilities.
Yes, we paid the full $70 US dollars for the dubious pleasure of one night's stay, with "maxi-mum" noise, "maxi-mum discomfort" and "maxi-mum" annoyance. Without much ado, we briskly checked out the next morning and flew back to Singapore!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Established in 2005, Maxi hotel and spa is located in Legian Street, the central tourist area of Kuta Bali. This road became main road to the Kuta Beach, so the tourist will crowds on this road. Entering this street you will find the modern part of Bali. For a moment, common impression of Bali will be left. For shopping lovers, this location is a shop paradise. Variety shops always pampering the travelers desire.Along this street, you will find many option, from traditional art shops, accessories, merchandise, balinese souvenir shop or even boutique clothing with famous brand. You can do shopping on place that really nearby. Wish to spend your holiday in a quiet place? That's not Maxi hotel and spa guaranteed. Maxi is only one step away from nightlife. Nightclubs and bars are getting wilder after midnight. But if want to have a fun holiday and looking for a place to stay, Maxi hotel and spa is the best answer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Maxi Hotel, Restaurant Hotel Kuta
- Maxi Hotel, Restaurant And Spa
- Maxi Hotel Kuta
- Maxi Hotel, Restaurant & Spa Bali/Kuta