I stayed at the Melia recently because I was attending a conference there. Frankly, I can't imagine why anyone would want to stay in the Nusa Dua area unless, like me, you are attending an event there and don't really have a choice. Nusa Dua is the least Balinese of all Bali's beaches. It's a large gated complex containing several large upmarket hotels and the main convention centre (where the 2013 APEC Summit was held). There are much better beaches to be found on the island. The stretch in front of Melia is particularly uninviting at low tide. What a contrast to Seminyak, a wide shimmering expanse. And unlike Seminyak, Jimbaran and other areas, Nusa Dua lacks independent seafood restaurants on the beach.
If work does confine you to Nusa Dua, though, the Melia is a good choice, probably cheaper than some of the other more luxurious options, but perfectly fine. The decor shows its age (it was built in the 1980s) but everything is well maintained. The wifi was superb – it worked everywhere, even at the beachside bistro. Service is excellent and the food is good. The Bali Connection mall is next door, a 10 minute walk. This has several modern Indonesian and Western restaurants, and the competition keeps prices low.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the shores of Nusa Dua - Bali’s prestigious resort enclave – this beachfront property is a unique sanctuary of exotic beauty and comfort with only 15 minutes away from Bali’s Airport, its proximity makes it the perfect hideaway for those seeking a dream vacation. Be charmed by the unique nature of Meliá Bali’s contemporary tropical architecture and spacious gardens expressing the essence of Bali. Its enormous lagoon swimming pool winds throughout the hotel grounds, providing guests with a place to relax and refresh. Perfectly located, within walking distance to Bali Collection, the main shopping centre to food and entertainment malls as well as the International Nusa Dua Convention Center. The ITDC (International Tourism Development Corporation) area is recognized for its luxury and safety. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Bali Indonesia Hotel Nusa Dua
- Melia Nusa Dua
- Melia Bali Hotel
- Melia Bali Nusa Dua