We visited the Melia Bali in September 2007 as the final leg of our honeymoon. We had visited Bangkok and Hong Kong in the days prior to arriving in Bali and as much as we truely loved those cities we were both really looking forward to being pampered in what we thought was to be a luxury hotel in beautiful surroundings.
Bali itself is beautiful, and we would both recommend it to anyone wanting a relaxing get away holiday, however we felt really quite disappointed by the hotel.
On arrival we were escorted to our Superior double room, this room was quite a lot smaller than the rooms we had been used to in Bangkok and Hongkok, but that would have been ok if it wasnt for the damp smell in the air, the bedding although obviously clean on was also damp with a musty smell. We asked to be moved and after being shown other rooms of the same type we opted to pay a little extra to have a Duplex Suite. This room felt more spacious because it was on two levels, and did not seem to suffer from the damp smell or feel, however the bathroom fittings appreared to be very old and the shower pressure was very poor.
Breakfast was always very good, however having only opted for B & B we found evening meals really quite expensive, for what was quite average food. However if you venture out of the hotel there are lots of little restaurant along the main road or a 5 minute walk away from the hotel is an outdoor shopping complex which also has a number of restaurants with both local and other cuisines. These restaurants proved to be much better value for money, and we really quite enjoyed a change of scenery.
On a more positive note the pool area was beautiful, and no matter how late we went down to the pool there were always plenty of loungers in both sunny and shady spots. The spa situated next to the pool area was also very good, and the price of a massage was quite reasonable.
All in all we did enjoy the final leg of our holiday but did both feel that the newer hotels located just along the Nusa Dua beach had a more luxurious feel to them and if we were to go there again we would definitely look at staying in one of those.
- 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